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Round Tower GAA Club, Convent Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 Phone (01) 4592960 Email: [email protected]
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REST IN PEACE
We remember all those members and friends Of Round Tower GAA Club Who sadly died in 2012. We send all their families our deepest sympathies. And will remember them in our prayers. Over The Christmas
We wish all the children and parents of the football, Camogie and hurling sections a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you in The New Year.
Happy Wedding Anniversary to Neasa (Nee Cosgrove) and Padraig McCormack Who celebrate their 2nd wedding Anniversary We hope they enjoy their day and we wish Neasa and Padraig many more happy years together
Paddy Delaney, Joe Gallagher, Ian Ward Sauna Curran and Sharon Jordan
Who celebrate their birthdays over the Christmas And early in January. We wish them many more and hope they Enjoy their day
Get Well Soon
We send our best wishes To all of our Members and Friends who are unwell at present and hope that they will be back to full health soon....
this celebration of Dublin GAA and further details will be announced in the coming days. Tony Delaney, Round Tower GAA Club Chairman commented: “It’s a great honour for Round Tower GAA Club to host this great sports event and we are eagerly looking forward to it. It is a brilliant way to round off what has been a very historic and memorable year in the prestigious history of this 129 year old club.” 2013 saw the official opening of the Monastery Road facility on 20th April when the Dublin Football team, managed by Clondalkin native and Round Tower man Jim Gavin, played the Galway Senior Footballers. In September Jim guided the Dublin footballers to All-Ireland glory and the Clondalkin native and the All-Ireland Champions were afforded a remarkable homecoming one Sunday in September when 4,000 people lined the streets of the village to mark the triumph. “Jim’s achievement has further heightened the excitement and enthusiasm for Gaelic Games in Clondalkin, particularly amongst our young people,” Tony added. “We’re delighted to welcome the All-Ireland Football Champions back to Monastery Road. In tandem with the footballers, the success of Anthony Daly and the Dublin hurlers has added momentum to the enthusiasm for our national games within the community and we look forward to watching them play on our magnificent home pitch. It’s a great opportunity for families to bring their children to see the Dublin footballers and hurlers up close. People from Clondalkin, surrounding communities, GAA fans and all are very welcome to join for this great occasion.” Keep an eye on www.roundtower.ie for further updates.
Round Tower GAA Club to host Dublin Footballers & Hurlers The All-Ireland Football and Leinster Hurling Champions will take to the playing pitch of Round Tower GAA Club on New Year’s Eve. We are very proud to announce the club will be hosting this year’s Dublin Bus/The Herald Dubs Stars 2013 fixtures at our new state-ofthe-art playing facilities at Monastery Road. Jim Gavin will bring his All–Ireland winning Footballers back to his home-town of Clondalkin for this very special occasion and Anthony Daly will be travelling with the Leinster Hurling Champions and All-Ireland semifinalists. The Dubs Stars football and hurling teams are selected by The Herald based on Dublin county championship and league performances and they will compete against the county footballers and hurlers at Monastery Road hours before we move into 2014. The Dubs Stars occasion is an annual fixture on the Dublin and national GAA calendar and will present a fantastic opportunity for the people of Clondalkin and surrounding communities to watch their GAA heroes up close. The games will be played under newly installed floodlights on the Monastery Road playing pitch. The newly developed GAA complex is one of the finest sporting facilities in Dublin and also encompasses a 95 x 65 metre GAA all-weather floodlit playing pitch and a 23 metre wide skills wall. The Leinster Hurling Champions will take on the Dubs Stars selection at 5pm and the AllIreland winning Footballers will compete against the equivalent selection at 7pm. Round Tower GAA Club is busy planning for
Tickets not on sale ahead of game, can be purchased on the gate on the night. Admission is €5 for U16s and OAPs and €10 for adults. Music in clubhouse after the games 3
Club Membership Fees 13/14
CIARANS LEGACY LIVES ON
Members are reminded that membership fees for the Year 2013/14 Are Now Due. ALL MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO FILL OUT A MEMBERSHIP FORM WITH THEIR FULL ADDRESS AND E.MAIL ADDRESS IF THEY HAVE ONE.
Membership fees for the Year 2013/14 are as follows:
Minor & Student 18-20
PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE! You can now renew your membership online by clicking the 'Club Membership' link on the club website page. Your Club Membership can be registered and paid online Credit Card, Debit Card (such as Laser). Subscribe online to have your own Account, where full details on your Membership will always be available to you. Please click on the "Club Membership" button on the club web site.
Ciaran Carr was a gifted footballer. The Tower's and the Dubs. His legacy will span the Clondalkin generations. The village has now made history. It became the first community in Ireland to have a defibrillator in every school in the locality. Twenty defibrillators have been presented to the schools. The event took place at the Laurels on Friday night two weeks ago. That's where the initiative was launched by Dublin manager Jim Gavin. The project is a result of the fund-raising efforts of the Laurel's Charity Crew and the Ciarán Carr Foundation. SCREENING The Ciarán Carr Foundation was set up last April. It runs a number of initiatives, which include raising awareness of Sudden Adult Death (SADS) and screening young people. In October, over 1,000 people took part in the 'Defibz 4 Kidz' 10k Fun Run/Walk in Corkagh Park. "The donations of people made all this possible and we are all so very grateful," said Ciarán's dad, Philip. Ciarán's mother, Gemma, added: "A defibrillator is a vital piece of equipment." "And although we hope they will never have to be used, they can offer peace of mind to parents and students," Gemma said. Picture courtesy of Tommy Keogh, original article courtesy of the Dublin Supporters club!
WEEKLY LOTTO APPEAL
HIGH RESOLUTION POTOGRAPHS
Unfortunately we will have no presence in the mill centre until after Christmas due to pressure of space. A special thanks to all those volunteers who sell large amount of tickets on Friday nights and Saturday morning whom are too numerous to mention here. Please contact Jessica O’Malley 087 280 6273 or Gerry Banks 085 1743 758 if you are available to help us in the new year.
If anyone wants a high resolution copy of any pictures taken by Tommy Keogh, Ger Hickey, Ted Keane, Peter Parker, Michael McGlynn or Niall Connaughton posted to the Club website or on Facebook they are more than welcome to them free of charge- just ask or contact the person in question.
JUVENILE CAMOGIE UPDATE! We are starting a new camogie team for U11s (born 2002). This team will hopefully compete next season at Under 12. It is open for any girls new to the game or existing girls, playing on the U11 hurling team. Our first training session takes place this Sunday coming on the all-weather Astro pitch on Monastery. Enquiries to Colm Kelly 0867842200. here. Please contact Jessica O’Malley 087 280 6273 or Gerry Banks 085 1743 758 if you are available to help us in the new year.
WANTED TO HELP CLUB
RT’s Strategic Plan 2013 – 2018 has now been launched. It is a very positive, exciting and ambitious plan that seeks to
We Now have a new clothes collection company, but unfortunately they do not take sheets, curtains, blankets, suitcases or soft toys. It is now strictly clothes, shoes, handbags and belts. We are having a big drive at present to collect more bags of clothes. It would make a big difference if each member of the club gave one bag in the next week. Carol Cryan or Sally Gilligan will be able to collect them off you. So please get rummaging defibrillators will benefit everyone in the club!! Persons with any of the above items can leave them into the Round Tower clubhouse on Covent Road
maximize the potential of the club to develop and grow over the next five years. Many thanks to all who partici-pated in bringing it together, particular-ly those who attended the initial plan-ning workshop in January and those who participated in the various focus groups. The plan can be accessed via the website or there are hard copies behind the bar. ROUND TOWER GAA CLUB SHOP WILL BE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS WILL BE OPEN FOR ORDERS IN THE NEW YEAR IF YOU REQUIRE ANY ITEM OR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT AS FOLLOWS
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LOTTO RESULTS 23/12/2013
This week’s numbers were
Round Tower GAA Club Juvenile/Christmas Draw Winners 2013
2 - 13 - 15 – 18 Bonus Ball 23
There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of
€7,500 CONGRATULATIONS TO B Muldoon, Derek Noonan and Ticket no: 2160. Who were the three
€100 winners Match 3 + Bonus Ball N/A
Next Week’s Jackpot
winner of the Round Tower GAA Club Juvenile/Christmas Draw 2013! Helen was the winner of the €2,000 1st prize. Congratulations to all the prize winner and they are listed with their ticket num-
€7,600 NEXT LOTTO TAKES PLACE ON JANUARY 6th 2014 AT 10PM SHARP IN THE CLUBROOMS AND TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE
bers: 1ST HELEN DONOGHUE 2ND MARY CASEY 3RD LIAM ENNIS 4TH MARTIN REAPE
IN THE CLUBROOMS FROM TUESDAY TO MONDAY EACH WEEK
MARRIED VERSUS SINGLE MATCH The annual Married v Singles game will take place on Monastery road at 12.30pm on St Stephens’s day. All are welcome to what is always a highlight of the social calendar. Light refreshments will be served during and after the game.
Private Functions Round Tower's Clubhouse is available for hire. To book please call to the club any Monday or Friday night and ask for Jimmy.
6TH 7TH 8TH 9TH 10TH
PAT KINSELLA MARK BASSETT MARK BERGIN DAWN ONEILL MICHAEL DUGAN
0680 €2000 0641 €500 1292 €500 0751 €250 1351
0615 €100 0035 €100 0765 €100 1123 €100 1137 €100
NEXT LOTTO TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY January 6th AT 10PM SHARP IN THE CLUBROOMS AND TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE CLUBROOMS FROM FRIDAY TO MONDAY EACH WEEK
LIBERTY INSURANCE GAA CLUB OFFER Round Tower previously advised members Liberty Insurance has unveiled a GAA Club offer that enables anyone who takes out a new policy to nominate the club to receive €50 from the insurance company. Liberty Insurance have contacted the club to inform it has extended the offer now to April 30th 2014, whereas it was previously due to end this October. Members are encouraged to consider Liberty Insurance when seeking home and car insurance as it can bring a benefit to Round Tower GAA Club. In addition, everyone who gets a quote from Liberty Insurance via www.libertygaa.ie will be in with a chance of winning €10,000 for the club. You can secure a quote by clicking on the link on the web page.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
The Golf Society would like to wish all its members and their families also all our friends at Round Tower GAA A Very Happy Christmas And good luck in the New Year.
SENIOR FOOTBALLERS 100 MILE CHALLENGE 29TH DECEMBER 2013 On Sunday 29th December sees the Towers Senior Footballers take on the 100 mile challenge in Liffey Valley shopping centre. Team captains, Derek Murray & Ian Ward will both lead a team to see who can reach the 50 mile mark on treadmills first - the event will run from 12.30pm until 5pm. All proceeds go towards the Senior Footballers team preparation fund for 2014 and also to the Ciaran Carr foundation. Please support if you are in Liffey Valley on the 29th!
THE EDITOR OF BETWEEN THE POSTS WISHES ALL ITS READERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEWYEAR
CONGRATULATIONS TO Well done to Alex Darbey, Gary Quinlivan & Eoin Moran from the club who were selected on the Dublin Blue Stars panel for the this year’s Dublin Bus/The Herald Dubs Stars 2013 Hurling match at 5pm in Monastery road
The Ribbon Cutting at Monastery Road Official Opening April 1-9th 2013
The Victorious Dublin Team With Manager Jim Gavin Visited The Clubrooms.
Monastery Road Official Opening April 19th 2013 Hall under canvas
Monastery Road Official Opening April 1-9th 2013
Father Damian Blesses the pitches at the Monastery Road Official Opening April 1-9th 2013 9