Club Notes - 201605

May 29 2016

Cúl Camp

This year the club will be running a Cúl Camp from Monday July 18th to Friday July 22nd

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls â€“ between the ages of 5 and 11 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

Activities are GAME - BASED – a strong emphasis is placed on skill acquisition - and are organised in an age appropriate manner with a view to:

·   optimising learning

·   enhancing friendships

·   improving physical & psychological well being

·   promoting school and club links


·   The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day.

·   The programme involves coaching specific skills of the game and the opportunity for children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games.

·   On the last day of the camp a "blitz" will be organised to provide each child with an introduction to competitive games.

The camp will be held in Kilbogget Park and will run daily from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Jane O’Connell Bell has kindly volunteered to be the co-ordinator.  The cost for the camp is

·   €55 per child

·   €45 for a second child

·   €40 for a third child.

Each participant will receive a free GAA Backpack and gear.

Parents who are interested in this camp are advised to book early by clicking on this link.

Player Development Workshop

Last weekend, the club ran a very successful Player Development Workshop for players from the U13, U14 and U16 teams.  The aim of the workshop was to help the players improve their performance and general well-being by addressing a number of key areas.  Some of the topics covered were Nutrition and Hydration, Importance of Warm up and Cool down, Speed and Agility work and Conditioned games.  The workshop was given by Angie McNally who has vast experience coaching our own senior team, UCD (who won the O’Connor Cup this year for the first time in 10 years), DCU, Monaghan and the Dublin Senior ladies team.  Club senior player – and four-time All-Star winner – Sinead Goldrick was present on Saturday morning and had a Q & A session with all the participants.  Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and planning has already started on offering this to other teams in the club.  Thanks to Angie and Sinead for making themselves available for the workshop and well done to Glyn Davis and Pat Ring for organising.

Leinster Final

Commiserations to club players Aisling O’Kelly and Sarah O’Leary and their Dublin team-mates who were beaten by Kildare in the Leinster U14 final on Saturday.  It’s tough to lose a final, but no doubt both Aisling and Sarah will be part of Dublin teams in the future. 

Another player added to County Representatives page

Well done to Ava Egan who played for Dublin in the U14 All-Ireland Blitz last weekend in Portlaoise.  Aimee’s name has been added to the County Representatives page.

LIDL Cash for Clubs

As part of their on-going investment in Ladies Gaelic Football, LIDL are now offering clubs the chance to win €1000.  The competition will run from May 26th to July 10th and allows customers to vote for their local Ladies Gaelic Football Club. Using the nomination card offered at the till with every purchase (that’s two for over €20 spent) customers can vote for their local club from the list of clubs on the in-store competition unit time. Members can vote for Foxrock Cabinteely in the LIDL stores in Deansgrange and Pottery Road.

Topaz Cash for Clubs

Topaz are offering sports clubs the chance to win cash prizes from €250 up to €10000. Thanks to Aisling Egan for registering the club for this.

Here’s what members can do if they want to help out:

Step 1. Start collecting Tokens

You’ll earn 1 Token for every €30/£20 you spend on fuel when you scan your Play or Park game tag at a participating Topaz station.

You can earn a maximum of 3 Tokens per transaction.

Step 2. Let Topaz know you are collecting for Foxrock Cabinteely!

You can select the Club that you want to collect for online at or complete an in-store application form.

You’ll need your Play or Park game tag number handy.

Step 3. Keep track of your Club’s performance

You can see how many Tokens you’ve collected and the total number of Tokens your Club has to date when you login to your Play or Park account at

Step 4. Best of luck for the Draw

Foxrock Cabinteely will be automatically entered into the draw if a total of 2,000 Tokens have been collected on our behalf by 7th August 2016.

1 Club will win €10,000

10 Clubs will win €5,000

140 Clubs will win €1,000

Every Club thereafter will receive €250

May 8 2016

Senior Championship
Best of luck to our senior team who start the defence of their Senior Championship title on Wednesday night against St. Brigid’s – the team they defeated in last year’s final.  Throw in is at 7:30 in Kilbogget and all club members are urged to come along and support the team.

Concussion Management Guidelines

It was agreed at the LGFA Central Council Meeting on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 to adopt the GAA Concussion Guidelines with agreed amendments for female players. These guidelines have been forwarded to all mentors and they are also available from the Downloads page on our web site.

U11 Match Report

FoxCab U11s have played numerous games so far in the season including: Ballyboden St. Endas, Templeogue Synge Street, Naomh Olaf, Kilmacud Crokes, Shankill, Castle Knock, St. Oliver Plunketts, Blessington, Clontarf and Interclub Blitz before Easter.

On Sunday Foxcab played against 2 Na Fianna teams away in Collinstown Lane pitch on Sunday 1st May. Each team had two teams consisting of 11 players each. The girls played one 25 minute game against one Na Fianna team and then another 25 minute game against the other team.

The girls, have been focusing in training on the ability to work as a unit, where no one player was more important than another and where we relied on fast, accurate hand passing to move the ball around into space and above all maintain possession. They also have worked extremely hard on kick-passing and encouraging one another both on and of the pitch, which is wonderful to see. The girls showed this right from the beginning to end during the matches against Na Fianna.

The under-11s produced an outstanding performance, with both teams excelling themselves in terms of passing, tackling, blocking, shooting and with well-worked team play, resulting in some very good scores.

The smiling faces at the end of the match said it all. The hard work had paid off with two very successful matches. It was wonderful to hear the girls laughing and chatting about how well they played with one another, after the game.

Thanks to all girls who travelled out to the match and took part, and thanks again to all the parents for their support. We are very appreciative of the work you do.

Now it's back to the training ground on Tuesday evening at 6:30 in Killbogget to increase the intensity of our training through pad-work, core fitness and physical tackling drills. The U11 girls also look forward to a team bonding activity this weekend….. More to come from these young talented girls!

Club involvement in National League Division 1 and 2 games

Well done to club players Emma Hughes, Faye O’Connell Bell, Ciara Fallon and Aoife Bell who were selected to do “Ball Girls” during the National League Division 1 and 2 finals on Saturday night in Parnell Park. The girls next assignment will be this Wednesday night for the club senior championship! 

May 1 2016

U16 Division 1 League Champions
Congratulations to our U16 team who won the division 1 league this weekend. The team went unbeaten throughout the league having won 6 games and drawn 1. This is a very able group of girls whose talents aren’t exclusive to the GAA field. The panel is comprised of girls who play inter-county football, basketball, volleyball, international soccer, schools soccer, inter-provincial hockey, schools hockey and golf to name just a few – oh, and 14 of them are also studying for their Junior Cert!

Despite all of these extra commitments, the girls showed unbreakable dedication to the U16 team and the U16 division 1 league title was just reward for all their efforts. Thanks to all the parents who had to juggle all the commitments and ensure that the girls made training and games. Finally, thanks to team manager, Pat Ring and his backroom team of Keith Hughes, Tony O’Grady, Stephanie Duffy, Glyn Davies, John Gallagher, Ger Kirwan and John O’Rourke for looking after the team.

Family Day out at Leopardstown Racecourse – discount for Foxrock Cabinteely Members
Leopardstown Racecourse are holding a Family Day on Sunday May 8th and are offering a discount to all Foxrock Cabinteely Members. Using the discount code BANKHOL16 on the Leopardstown Racecourse web site, members can purchase a ticket for €10 (normal price €15). Kids get free entry with adults who have purchased these tickets.