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Congratulations to Sarah Nolan, a €10,000 jackpot winner of Round Tower GAA Club's Club Lottery. The Nolan family are pictured receiving the jackpot cheque and also pictured Gerry Banks, Sally Gilligan and Ray Verso, Round Tower GAA Club. Round Tower GAA Club, Convent Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 Phone (01) 4592960 Email: [email protected]
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Or 087-2232119. Child Protection Officer: Michelle Walsh [email protected]
Coaching: Paul Faughnan 0876613104 1
AGM Notification 2013 A Chairde, The Annual General Meeting of Round Tower GAA Club will take place in the clubrooms on the evening of Saturday 23rd November 2013 at 5.00pm. (Rule 8.3 of the GAA Club constitution). Only paid up members are entitled to attend this meeting and only A members are eligible to vote. Any membership status related queries should be directed to the secretary at the earliest opportunity. Nominations for executive positions or motions for discussion on the evening should be with the secretary and addressed solely to the secretary fourteen days before the meeting. They can be left with the box provided at the club bar. A copy of the club accounts will be available at the club bar as soon as they are finalised in the run up to the meeting.
FÓGRA OIFIGIÚIL DON CRUINNIÚ BHLIANTÚIL 2013 Tionólfar cruinniú bhliantúil Cumann An Chloigthí CLG ar Dé Sathairn 23 Deireadh Fómhair 2013 ag 5in. (Riail 8.3 den Chlub CLG bunreacht) Níl cead ach iad atá ina mbaill a bheith i láthair ag on oiche agus níl ceartanna vótála ach amháin ag baill stádas ‘A’. Má tá fiosruithe ann ba choir iad a bheith curtha cuig an rúnaí láithreach. Ba choir ainmuicháin le haghaidh áiteanna ar an coiste feidhmeannaigh a bheith ag an rúnaí seacht lá roimh an cruinniú nó is feidir iad a fhágail sa bhosca ag an bhear sa chlub. Beidh cóip den cuntais airgid le fáil ag an bhear nuair atá siad déanta amach sna laethanta roimh an cruinniú.
Mise Le Meas,
Máirtín Ó Riain Rúnaí
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9th UNDER 8 FOOTBALL GP1 3TEAMS
ROUND TOWER V Naomh Olaf 1 Venue: Pc Ui Bhriain Time: 10am
UNDER 8 FOOTBALL GP2 2TEAMS
ROUND TOWER V Westmanstown
We send a big birthday wish to Teresa Gallagher Who celebrates Her birthday this week We hope she enjoys her day. And wish her Many more
Venue: Monastery Rd Time: 11.30am
UNDER 9 FOOTBALL GP2 2TEAMS
ROUND TOWER V Kilmacud Crokes 3 Venue: Oatlands College Time: 12noon
UNDER 10 FOOTBALL GP1 3TEAMS
ROUND TOWER V Ballinteer St John 1 Venue: Corkagh Park Time: 11am
UNDER 11 FOOTBALL GP2B 2TEAMS
ROUND TOWER V Clanna Gael/Font Venue: Sean Moore Park Time: 11am
UNDER 12 FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
Get Well Soon
ROUND TOWER V St. Annes Venue: Monastery Road Time: TBA
We send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to our friends and members who are unwell at present and look forward to seeing them back in the Clubrooms.
UNDER 21 FOOTBALL B CHAMPIONSHIP
ROUND TOWER V St Oliver Plunketts Venue: Community Centre Time: 2.30pm
UNDER 16 FOOTBALL DIVISION 5 FINAL
ROUND TOWER V St Peters-CM/Bboughal Venue: Moyle Park Time: 3pm SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th UNDER 16 LADIES FOOTBALL DIV 2
ROUND TOWER V Ballyboden B
HIGH RESOLUTION POTOGRAPHS 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 chargejust ask or contact the person in question.
Venue: Community Centre Time: 3pm JUNIOR FOOTBALL AFL8
ROUND TOWER V St Patricks P Venue: Community Centre Time: 11am SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16th UNDER 21 HURLING B CHAMPIONSHIP
ROUND TOWER V Kilmacud Crokes Venue: Silver Park Time: 2.30pm SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16th INTERMEDIATE HURLING AHL3
ROUND TOWER V St Sylvesters 3
Venue: Broomfield Time: 11am
WEEKLY LOTTO APPEAL We are seeking volunteers for lotto sales in Mill Centre on Saturday for 2 hour shifts from 10am to 4pm. Please contact Jessica O’Malley 087 280 6273 or Gerry Banks 085 1743 758 if you are available. ROUND TOWER GAA CLUB SHOP IS OPEN EVERY MONDAY NIGHT FROM 7.30-8.30PM. PLEASE CALL BETTY WARD OR CATHERINE MORAN IF YOU HAVE ANY ENQUIRIES ON 087 675 2238 OR 086 830 3207 RESPECTIVELY.
JUVENILE CAMOGIE UPDATE! Well done to the 29 girls who turned up in the rain for Camogie training on Wednesday. This is a combination of our Under 8 and Under 10 teams. Well done to Nadine, Yazmin and Sue who keep the girls going every week. 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.
ON THE PLAYING FIELD
Congratulations to Under 14 footballers on their great win in the league final. 4-8 to 3-8 against Round Towers Lusk. Disappointment for our Under 15 Footballers last Sunday in the "B" Shield Final. They were beaten by Parnells 1-12 v 2-14 at Moyle Park. Hard luck to the lads. Tommy Keogh's pictures of the action can now be viewed on the web page pictures page. On Saturday our under 16 footballers defeated Ballyboden in the Division 5 league semi-final in the Community Centre, to secure a place in the Final this weekend at home in Moyle Park against St PetersCM/Bboughal at 3pm. On Saturday at 2pm in the Community Centre our under 21 footballers will face the might of St. Oliver Plunketts in the B Championship we wish the lads all the best All support will be welcome at these matches.
RT’s Strategic Plan 2013 – 2018 has now been launched. It is a very positive, exciting and ambitious plan that seeks to maximize the potential of the club to develop and grow over the next five years. Many thanks to all who participated in bringing it together, particularly those who attended the initial planning 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.
The Clubrooms are available for rental for parties, anniversaries, etc. Please contact Jimmy behind the bar or on 01-4592960. 4
In a two minute period from the 37th minute, the game took a dramatic turn when two goals for the visitors left the Towers side that had been commanding throughout chasing the win against a strong wind. The first goal arrived when the Vincent’s fullforward picked up a breaking ball on the right and he angled his shot beyond keeper Stephen Chapman to the corner. This was quickly followed with another goal. A longrange free from the sideline deceived Towers defenders with sun facing into their eyes. The game had changed dramatically and Towers six point lead at that stage had been quashed. Vincent’s pointed another two without response before Dublin minor Gary Quinlivan pointed a free from 50 metres. Minor starlet Micheál Walsh was a constant threat throughout in the cornerforward role and midway thru the half he broke inside with pace. Being forced away from goal he tried an audacious pass inside to full forward Brian McLaughlin but a defender just about flicked away. However McLaughlin was onto the rebound and his return pass to Walsh was converted to level the game, 1-11 v 2-8. Vincent’s edged ahead before Walsh again proved instrumental in winning a break on the 40 and a push on his back brought a free that Quinlivan again pointed. But we found ourselves three behind again with nine minutes remaining when a deflected clearance was driven to the net to leave it 1-12 v 3-9. Towers responded instantly through a point from sub Shane Boland, when he gathered well on the right and turned inside to point. With time running out Walsh almost netted when his ground strike went past the keeper but a backtracking defender pushed it away. Quinlivan gathered the clearance to point and leave one between the sides but a free conceded at the sideline was converted by the visitors to bring them a two point winning margin. The deflation at full-time was in contrast to Towers optimism at half-time after a commanding, authoritative opening 30 minutes. Alex Darbey pointed two frees
WANTED TO HELP CLUB
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
INTER HURLERS ON BRINK AFTER VINCENT'S DEFEAT AHL 3: Round Tower 1-14 St Vincent’s 3-10, 3rd November, Monastery Road Round Tower Intermediate Hurlers look on the brink on relegation after losing what was effectively a relegation play-off v St Vincent’s last Sunday morning at Monastery Road, writes Mick McGlynn. It has proven a difficult season for the hurlers with injuries hampering their campaign and during a first-half in which they were the better team throughout, it looked like they would finish it by effectively retaining their status in Division 3. But St Vincent’s tagged on scores when their opportunities arose and they trailed by just five points at the end of the opening 30 minutes, 1-7 v 0-5, with a strong wind to play with behind them for the second half. 5
within the opening four minutes and his crossfield pass was converted by midfielder Eoghan Young to leave us 0-3 v 0-1 ahead after six minutes. Jack Whelan then pointed long-range from the sideline in the halfbacks and the visitors had few opportunities to strike for points, with Towers and Young in particular commanding. Half-forward Eric Finn was forced off thru injury midway thru the half but Towers responded to the setback and his loss two minutes later when they netted the game’s first goal. A Darbey 65 dropped at the edge of the square and minor hurler Walsh lept with two feet of the ground to ‘double’ it into the net. Fergal McDonnagh struck an excellent score from long-range after Padraic ‘Podge’ McKeever won possession back in the half-backs and flicked to Young. His low ball was gathered under pressure in the half-forwards by Walsh and his flick back to McDonnagh was converted. A Vincent’s free minutes before had doubled the visitors tally and a flicked point left them trailing by six, 1-6 v 0-3. Young was being dominant in midfield and sweeping in the half-backs and he found Quinlivan in space on the 40 and he converted. Shane Byrne won a50/50 in the full-back line and his pass found Young who had created space for the pass and he played into the corner to Brian McLaughlin, who found space to turn and point. But the visitors tagged on two points before halftime that were to prove crucial in their second-half fight back. Towers lie second from bottom with one game remaining against third place St Peregrine’s. ROUND TOWER: Stephen Chapman, Shane Byrne, Craig Curtis, Kevin O’Neill, Jack Whelan, Eoin Walsh, Padraic ‘Podge’ McKeever, Eoghan Young, Luke Currivan, Eric Finn, Fergal McDonnagh, Gary Quinlivan, Micheál Walsh, Brian McLaughlin, Alex Darbey. USED SUBS: Aaron Wynne, Graham Bolger, Shane Boland,
As always full details on all Club News are on the official club website at www.roundtower.ie , http://www.roundtower.ie – all news is updated instantly, so make it your internet Homepage. We would ask all our members, supporters and friends to please 'Like' the Liffey Valley Fan page – https://www.facebook.com/liffeyvalley Liffey Valley sponsor our senior team
LOTTO RESULTS 4/11/2013
This week’s numbers were
1 – 2 - 9 – 19 Bonus Ball 7
There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of
€6,800 CONGRATULATIONS TO The Minister, AM Shields and Michael Moran. Who were the three
€100 winners Match 3 + Bonus Ball Winner N/A
Next Week’s Jackpot
€6,900 NEXT LOTTO TAKES PLACE ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 11TH AT 10PM SHARP IN THE
CLUB NURSERY IS OPEN FOR 4 TO 7 YEAR OLDS EVERY SATURDAY MORNING IN MONASTERY ROAD FROM 10AM TO 11.30AM
CLUBROOMS AND TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE CLUBROOMS FROM TUESDAY 6
TO MONDAY EACH WEEK
taught their reels and jigs once a week from early November and the fruits of their labour will culminate at another night of fun entertainment that will take place in the Red Cow in late January. Once again the Elaine Kavanagh School of Irish Dancing will provide the tuition and get toes tapping. Can you match the accomplishments of our reigning Jigs and Reels champion Eoghan Hutchinson? Sign up for some great fun and help support your local GAA Club in doing so. We want 12 males and four females to go forward. To sign up contact Damien Murray at 086 8845676 or email [email protected]
Gaelic 4 Fathers
The Gaelic4Fathers team's new training times are: Tuesday at 9pm and Saturday at 5pm, both on the Astro. All are welcome! For more info please contact Colm on 0867842200 or email [email protected]
GAELIC 4 MOTHERS Training is on every Monday in Monastery road @ 9pm & Spinning Training @ 8.30pm on Thursday in The COMMUNITY Centre For more details contact Marie Crotty 0876774556.
Important notice Any business or vendor who is interested in becoming part of 'Friends of Round Towers' and offering a discount to Towers members should email [email protected]
or call 0876290870.
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS Towers Bags can be made up with gifts ranging from €20 upwards. They can also be personalized with child’s name. Additions to hat & t-shirt would include a jigsaw, moneybox, snow globe... & various other idea, s. Affordable unique Personalized gifts.
WE WANT DANCERS! JIGS 'N' REELS 2014 Where are our Michael Flatley's and Jean Butler's? Round Tower GAA Club is once again looking to 'tap' into the dancing potential of club members and supporters for Jigs 'n' Reels 2014. Following on from the success of last November's event, we are now calling for prospective dancers to come forward and sign up for an experience that will be great craic and fun. We want to bring the line-up together early November so we're asking you register your interest now. Participants will be
email: [email protected]
or call 086-2608280
GOLF SOCIETY OUTINGS FOR THE YEAR 2013 Captain: Paddy Stapleton. President: Aidan Dardis Saturday 9th November - Grange Castle Golf club 7
TABLE QUIZ Think your general knowledge is great well come to the Clubrooms on th Thursday 14 November when the Under 13B team will hold a Table Quiz to raise money for a new set of jerseys, It will start at 8pm and will consist of teams of four people @ €5 a head which is €20 per team. Come on out and show your knowledge.
Bingo continues this Tuesday. Doors open at 8pm with first call at 8.30pm. Cash prizes. A line is €10, Full house €20, books €10 for eleven games
with game six being a rollover
UNDER 12 REPORT All good runs come to an end at some time and our time was up on Saturday against Sylvesters bringing our winning streak to an abrupt end after 18 matches unbeaten from April of this year not too bad. Towers 2g 6p V Sylvesters 3g 8p ... no sooner had we been knocked of our perch, the lads showed how quickly they recover and jumped back on again beating St. Kevin’s in the opening match of this tournament which takes place on the four Sundays of November. Our Mooney's man of the match was Boxer O'Brien playing some superb hurling and worthy mention to mossy cannon who tapped over a fine free today, thanks again to mammies/daddies supporting our stick warriors in huge numbers :) Towers abú