Gala Race Night
We had a great night’s entertainment at our Gala race night, many thanks again for all the support
A reminder that all players must be registered with the club to participate in games and practice by the 31st March 2020. Further details available on our website membership page: https://odwyersgaa.com/membership/ or call, whatsapp or sms the Club Registrar Antionette on 089 4709815
Weekly Games Fixtures
A list of competition fixtures and venues is updated (usually Tuesday) each week and available on our website: https://odwyersgaa.com/weekly-fixtures/
Juvenile Teams Update
Og Dwyers Nursery: Our Indoor Nursery Programme, “Og Dwyers”, takes place in Flemington Community Centre each Saturday Morning 11.00am to 12.30pm for boys and girls aged 4-7 years old approx. This is a series of fun based exercises that covers Agility/Balance and Coordination, that involves throwing, catching, passing, kicking and hand eye coordination through football and hurling skills. For further details call, whatsapp or sms Martin on 086 0244140. Hope to see you there on Saturday. https://odwyersgaa.com/og-dwyers/
U8 Boys & Girls (Born 2012): Unfortunately the weather played a factor again this weekend as the U8 Girls & Boys game was cancelled. Back hurling training again this Wednesday 4th March. Great numbers at training which is very encouraging to see and we welcome new players all the time. For further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Declan on 087 9189478.
U9 Boys & Girls (Born 2011): Despite the weather we managed to get a very enjoyable run out for the boys and girls over the weekend. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Mick on 086 8211129 and or check out our team page at https://odwyersgaa.com/2020/02/02/2011
U10 Girls (Born 2010): A big welcome to Carla, our newest member to join the expanding girl’s team.We are continuing our practice this week, Wed 7-8 pm on the all-weather pitch and Fri 7-8 pm in Colaiste Ghlor na Mara. These sessions focus on football and camogie skills with an emphasis on fun. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Michael on 087 9693780
U11 Boys & Girls (Born 2009): Unfortunately the weather played a factor again this weekend as the U11 Gaelic Football game V Lucan Sarsfields was canceled. Hurling training resumes again next week with 2 sessions planned for 7pm in Castlelands for Tuesday & Friday. These sessions focus on all the skills of hurling and how to play together as a team. On Saturday the U11s will play Lucan Sarsfields in Hurling in Bremore. New players are always welcome. For more information, please contact Ronan on 087 2209497.
U12 Boys (Born 2008): Unfortunately our game on Saturday did not go ahead due to the weather. We are hurling training this week Tuesday 6-7pm in Castlelands and Friday 6-7pm on the all weather pitch. For further information, whatsapp or sms Donald on 087 1371222
U12 Girls (Girls Born 2008): Unfortunately, the storm stopped our scheduled game this weekend. We are back Camogie training this week with a game awat to Niamh Olaf on Saturday. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Barry on 087 7389593
Youth & Adult Teams Update
U13s Boys (Born 2007): Unfortunately the storm put paid to our scheduled hurling match against Na Fianna this weekend. We’ll get back training this week and hopefully the weather will be kinder to over the coming weeks. Preparation for the news season is well underway. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Paul on 087 9115403
U16 Boys (Born 2004): Our u16 hurling team game vs St Sylvesters did not go ahead due to Co.Board fixture cancellation. Plan for week ahead 01/03 – Training
- Mon: Football AW 6 to 7
- Tues: Hurling AW 7 to 8
- Sat: Green football team away vs St Catherine’s
- Sat: White football team away vs Cuala
New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Robbie 086 8282753 or Dave 087 9702479
** Our player recruitment competition is Extended to End of March**
A recruiting player will receive 5e for every new player recruited. We will provide an additional prize if we get 3 + new players we will host a draw for recruiting players to get a €50 Sports voucher
Adult Men Football: The lads ground out a hard fought victory over the Civil Service in a cold and mucky Gormanston with scoreline 0-12 to 1-6. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Sean on 089 2023226
Balbriggan School’s GAA Update
Great day on Thursday with our GPO Anthony Holly and Dubs star James Doran visiting local schools with Sam Maguire.. Check out this short video here: https://www.facebook.com/ourbalbriggan/videos/1313858945668559/
Our Easter Camps for ages 5 -12 take place between 6th – 9th April 2020, we will be opening the application form in the coming days, keep an eye out on our social media channels as it tends to sell out really fast. This year we are encouraging our existing player to ‘Bring a Buddy’ to give the camps and sport a go.
If you are available, have experience of coaching and meet the necessary criteria to coach at our Easter Camps we have opened an application process. Full details available here: https://odwyersgaa.com/coaching/camps-coaching/
Patron Scheme: Tax Submission
We are currently compiling the Tax submissions for the Patron scheme for 2019, if you have not returned your completed form, please follow the steps below.
- Tax Submission forms can be found here online at our club website https://odwyersgaa.com/…/uploads/2019/04/Tax-Relief-Form.pdf or from Antoinette at club between 11 and 1 on Saturday morning and club on Monday between 8-9pm
- Returned forms can be emailed to email@example.com or to Antonitte on Sat or club as above.
- Tax forms for submission need to be returned by 9th March
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All information on Patron scheme and development can be found on club website: https://odwyersgaa.com/patron
Dublin LGFA: KEEP IT UP Kids Tv Show
KEEP IT UP is a brand new kids TV show being produced by Macalla for RTÉ Jnr.
It aims to explore why girls aged 11-14 drop out of sport and how we can get them back playing and part of a positive team environment. Right now Macalla are looking to speak to girls in that age bracket who no longer play and have stopped being involved.
Girls chosen will join the Keep It Up LGFA team and have fun with new friends while taking part in activities and getting advice from well-known mentors. This is not about producing the next superstar GAA player, it is about personal development and addressing the issues that see 50% of girls aged 13 quit sport.
Macalla are casting right now for the main roles which are open to girls from all backgrounds. Due to travel constraints girls will need to be from in or around the Dublin area as training will be close to the city. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of any girl who would be suitable and would benefit from this experience. Note: this is a Macalla project for RTÉ Jnr in conjunction with the LGFA Croke Park
GAA Club Newsletter (February Edition)
The February edition of the GAA Club Newsletter is now available.This month’s edition includes important information on
- Putting The Club First – GAA Congress 2020
- Navan O’Mahony’s mobile phone ban
- Caiseal Gaels build a new fortress for Mayo hurling
- Membership, communication, and data protection
- Social media policy and guidelines
- Club Leadership Development Programme
Talk for Parents with Dr Colman Noctor in Gormanston College. Click for link.
Dubs Health Week launches on 2nd March with an event in the Sporting Ireland Campus in Blanchardstown at 7pm. Evening will include speakers such as John Costello, Damian Clarke (Founder of Zeminar), This is a free event and all welcome to attend, please register here.
Dubs Health Week
Autism In Sport Event
Fingal County Council Sports Office and Aster Family Support will be hosting a meeting for parents of children with autism on Thursday 5th March and Friday 6th March.
- Thursday March 5th at 7pm
- Friday March 6th at 10am
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the development of a multi-sport programme for children with autism. Parents can attend either the Thursday or Friday session, whichever suits them best. Any queries please contact Ciaran (087) 961 7530 or Ciaran.Russell@fingal.ie
Coaches and members are asked to ensure all requests for official club gear be directed to Paul Nixon. Thank you for your cooperation. Individual pieces and boot and helmet swaps are available in the club shop on a Saturday morning in the clubhouse.
Our club shop is open every Saturday morning between 11am and 12pm with a stock of club tops, bottoms, hurls, helmets, gum shields, socks and shorts. The shop has new hurls and helmets for sale. If anybody has a helmet they would like to trade-in or not using please bring it down to the club shop.
- Bingo every Wednesday at 8.45pm
- Fiddle class on Monday afternoons. Contact Niamh on 087-1265650.
- Adult set dancing on Monday nights from 8.15pm. Contact Freda on 086-3249476
Our club lotto is available to play online. If you have family around the world please let them know about our lotto online, it is a great way of supporting the club when you are miles from home.
The web address to play our lotto online is: https://www.locallotto.ie/play.asp?LL_ID=676&PC=0
Lotto was not won on 25th February Numbers were 13,15,19.Jackpot on 24th Feb will be €1102
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- Twitter: @odwyersgaa
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- Web: www.odwyersgaa.com
- Contact Us: A full list of club contacts is available here: https://odwyersgaa.com/key-contacts/