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15 July 2018
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A super win for our Senior hurlers in the league vs Kilmacud Crokes last week, 8pts down at half time, a remarkable second half performance, to win by 4, 3-20 to 1-22. Junior B footballers went down in a hard fought game to Trinity Gaels, last Thursday the 5th July, the late night training session unfortunately didn’t pay dividend! Jnr B hurlers drew with Peregrines on Monday and Jnr A hurlers had good home win on Tuesday vs NaFianna, 3-16 to 1-14. The 15B hurlers had a good home win v Thomas Davies on Tuesday as well, the win keeps them in contention for promotion.

The Senior footballers have moved their game this week and are now playing Olafs on Saturday the 14th July at 10.30am in the 12thLock, the Inter footballers have an important fixture at home vs O’Dwyers on the Sunday, 12pm. Both Junior football teams are away on Sunday as well, A to Fingallians at 12 and B Cabinteely at 3pm.

Well done to Mark Lavin, Matt Dunne and Jake Rooney, part of the Dublin minor footballers who have qualified for the Leinster Shield final. Also to Ali Twomey, Mairi Moynihan, Emma Flanagan and Orla Beagan who got back to winning ways with Dublin Senior Camogie team vs Meath last weekend and we wish them luck as they head to Wexford for a massive game this weekend. Commiserations to CJ Smith part of the Dublin U20 footballers who lost the Leinster Final last Friday. Well done to Aoife Byrne, Danni O’Connor and Chloe O’Connor who beat Kildare with the Dublin minor B camogie team.

There was no winner of the €20,000 lotto on the 5th July; the numbers were 6, 10, 11 and 20. Next draw will be managed by Edel Mooney and is sponsored by O’Grady Hearing Care Services. Play Online or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. Lucky Dip Winners €30 –Kathleen Rigney, Mary Ryan, M&M Mockler, Ciara O'Connor and Mick Mulhall.

Golf Society
Our next outing will take place at Castleknock Golf Club on Saturday 21st July from 1.30pm to 2.50pm. To request a tee time please text Seamus Fagan at 086 8168984 as soon as possible but no later than 9.00pm on Sunday 15th July. New members are always very welcome.

Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm.

Club Shop: due open again this Saturday the 14th July.

Summer Camps 2018
Great numbers up enjoying another great Camp this week, well done to David Moran GPO and others, more camps to come and a different jersey if you have already attended, Don’t miss out, registration can be completed on the club website.

Summer Camps 2018 still to come:
Football Mon 13th Aug - Fri 17th Aug; 10am – 2:30pm
Hurling/Camogie Mon 20th Aug - Fri 25th Aug; 10am – 2:30pm


Club Pitches
During this warm weather people might be wondering how come our pitches are in such good condition Its all down to irrigation and forward planning. The Senior Pitch has 54 sprinter heads with 24 of those buried on the playing surface itself with the remainder around the perimeter of the pitch. A computerised system drives water from a 100,000 litre underground holding tank, with the help of an 11,000 watt motorised pump, to each of these sprinkler heads. This is done through the night. The whole solution was installed by Aquaturf Sultions Ltd. who continue to assist us when needed. Where do we get that volume of water? Several hundred feet underground we have a well, and as the water level in the holding tank drops, a 2.3kw pump refills it from deep underground. This water is untreated and not fit for consumption. We never use treated water from the public system to irrigate pitches. Our juvenile pitch is not so sophisticated with no inbuilt irrigation system. As the drought started to kill off the grass on this pitch we employed some very long hoses and a number of sprinklers which have to be moved around the pitch manually (volunteers always welcome). This manual system uses water from the same holding tank. We are very much now benefitting from the foresight of those that planned and developed our facilities in the past. Our thanks to all the volunteers who maintain the facility to such an impressive standard.