20 September 2012 CLONDALKIN GAZETTE 31
FOOTBALL: BARROGS UNDONE IN CLONDALKIN
CLUB NOTICEBOARD ROUND TOWER THE intermediate hurlers face St Syl-
This week’s lotto numbers were 1, 5,
the championship final - all support
17 and 25. The bonus ball was 7. There
was no winner of this week’s jackpot of
The senior footballers defeated
Tower’s pin down home comforts AFL DIVISION TWO Round Tower Naomh Barrog
ROUND Tower’s senior footballers pinned down a home play-off date in their promotion bid as they got the better of Naomh Barrog last Saturday at the Community Centre. Manager Caimin Keane has done the hard work now and has checked his focus on the championship tie with St Anne’s in three week’s time where he will look to keep their momentum going. “The main thing was getting the home playoff draw; it was something that we wanted from the start of the season,” said Keane. “We set second place as our target because we were fairly certain that Kilmacud would be top of the pile at the end of the campaign. “We’ve achieved the
home draw, and that’s huge, we’ve only lost one game at home all season and we’re very confident that we can do a job against any team once we get the big crowd and even bigger atmosphere that we’ve enjoyed over the whole campaign. “Don’t get me wrong, they’re all fantastic teams that are trying to get into that playoff place, but the home advantage is absolutely huge for these ties. “For now though, we won’t even be thinking about that fixture. It’s all about the St Anne’s [championship] game. We’ve got to take this one game at a time, there’s absolutely no point looking past any game. “We haven’t won anything yet and we still have the championship to focus on,” said Keane. One thing that Keane focused on at the start of the year, in an effort to bolster their chances in the league, was bringing
through U-21s that have gone on to staple down a place for themselves. Not only have the men brought an aspect of pace to the training sessions, but the Tower’s manager believes they have brought genuine competition to the side and are in the running for jerseys one to 15 for every game. “We decided very early on that we wanted to go with a younger set up, and they’ve brought a new lease of life to the team. “They’ve improved the training sessions and they’ve brought a competitive edge to the team.
They’re in contention for the starting jerseys and if they continue to perform they way they have been, the future is very bright at the club. “Tom Lyons, Eoin Young, Eoghan Moore, Conor L’Estrange, Paddy Stynes and Manus Smith have all come in and they’ve been exemplary in the way they’ve come into the fold,” said Keane. Tom Lyons scored three frees from three attempts last Saturday to help the side to the big win, while Cathal Carty was the team’s leading scorer with 1-6.
Naomh Barrog to secure a home play-
Congratulations to Rachael and
off draw in the league, while the junior
Laura, Anthony O’Mahoney and Rob
A team were beaten by Raheny in the
Hanlon who were the three €100 win-
championship semi-final by a point
ners, match three and the bonus ball.
after extra time.
Next week’s jackpot is €9,000.
Well done to the Gaelic for Father’s
The clubrooms are available for rental
team who contested a four-team
for parties, anniversaries, etc. Please
blitz on Monastery Road on Saturday
contact Jimmy behind the bar or on 01
The club is holding a family fun day
The lotto committee are looking for
and barbecue on Saturday, September
your assistance to sell Tower’s lotto
22 in Monastery Road 2-6pm. There is
tickets on a Friday evening or Saturday
no admission charge on the day. We are
morning for one hour once a month.
asking members and friends to help in
If you are able to help, please contact
planning this event and also to offer
Matt McCormack on 087 6836737 or
their time on the day to make this a
successful event for the club.
Round Tower continued their excellent recent form to beat Naomh Barrog last weekend in the Community Centre
vester’s at 5.45pm in Parnell Park in
The club shop is open in the club
We are asking all team mentors to
every Monday night from 7.30-8.30pm.
spread the word to your players and
You can call Betty Ward or Catherine
parents whether they can work on the
Moran direct if you have any particular
day and/or support in any other way.
inquiries on 087 6752238 or 086 8303207
Most importantly, we will need dona-
tions whether it is baking cakes or
Bingo takes place this Tuesday; a
donating a bottle, books, old toys etc.
line is €10; a full house is €20. First Call
We are asking every family to make a
ST PAT’S PALMERSTOWN AN outstanding display by the sen-
and the senior throwing in at 3.30pm.
ior footballers beating St Mary’s on
Strictly one single ticket application
Saturday places them in the last 16
per fully paid member.
of the senior championship. A noble
Applications accepted only via text
performance by the junior footballers
to our ticket hotline 086 7255586. To
saw them taking on top of the table St
avoid confusion, please provide the
Johns who played 15 men against our
name of member in the text. Clos-
juniors who could only field 14.
ing date for application is 12 noon on
Congratulations to senior hurler
Monday, September 24. The draw will
Ciaran O’Toole who tied the knot on
be made on Wednesday, September
26 and successful applicants will be
The club sends its condolences to
notified by text. Tickets must be paid
the family of Sammy Smyth who has
for on collection. Prices have been
recently passed away. Reposing at the
reduced; €50 stand and €25 hill.
Brian McElroy Funeral Home, Monastery Road, Clondalkin Village.
Lotto number and results: first draw winning numbers – 1, 7, 10 and 15; there
Applications are now being invited
was no winner; second draw winning
for inclusion in a draw to purchase
numbers – 7, 12, 15 and 23; there was
tickets for the All-Ireland hurling final
no winner. Any three numbers: Donal
replays on Sunday, September 30
O’Dempsey, Sean Carter and Graham
with the minors throwing in at 1.15pm
LUCAN SARSFIELDS THANK you to everyone who helped
Saturday on our all-weather pitch
make our fun day such a huge success
at our clubhouse grounds at the 12th
Special thanks to the Dublin hurlers
Football and hurling for boys born
for playing against our U-8s and to Paul
in 2006, 2007 and 2008 is from 1.30pm
Casey for presenting the medals for
to 3pm. Football for girls born in 2005,
our schools football blitz.
2006, 2007 and 2008 runs from 1.30pm
Our senior hurlers play championship
to 2.30pm and camogie for girls aged six
quarter-final against O’Tooles next Sat-
and over is from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. No
urday at 4.15pm in O’Toole Park. Thanks
need to pre-register.
to the Moriarty Group which are are
All our juvenile teams have resumed
now sponsoring our senior hurlers as
training after the summer break.
well as our juvenile camogie section.
For information on any team contact
Our nurseries now take place every