Clubnotes 9th July 2019   10/07/2019


Tickets for the All Ireland Football Super 8 Phase 1 match between Dublin and Cork on Saturday 13th July can be collected in Áras Bharróg ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. 

The Ticket Book for the Dublin v. Roscommon Super 8 Phase 2 match on Saturday 20th July is now open in the Áras and will presumably close on Sunday night but it could be Saturday night so watch out for updates!

Summer Camps

The hurling and camogie Summer Camp is underway with great numbers again and, so far, the great weather to match. There are still a few places left on the Youth Coaching Session next week so if you have or know an Under 13 – 16 year old who’s looking to get some more advanced coaching from Dublin inter-county players as well as get the low-down on health and well being, nutrition, strength and conditioning for elite players, then sign them up!


Saturday night is smooth night in the Árena with the wonderful Tom Cole Jnr. bringing the sounds of Sunshine Swing.

Sport on TV

Following a complete upgrade of our audio-visual system, the Árena is the place to watch all live sports. This weekend we have all four of the GAA Super 8’s in Football as well as both of the Hurling Quarter Finals. The new TVs and ancillary hardware are a real improvement and are really adding to the experience.

The club would like to thank Noel Craig for all his hard work in securing the funding necessary for this vital improvement.

Blazing Saddles II

The Blazing Saddles II fundraising initiative is in full swing with the ranks swelling almost daily. The Induction Night and the first Sunday morning training run were very successful but we still need more cyclists so stop thinking about it and do it!


There was no winner of last week’s Lotto Jackpot of €3,200 so this Thursday’s jackpot is €3,400. Play online  here or download, fill in and return  these to play regularly.

Tommy Clinton RIP

A GAA club is founded, it finds its feet, it develops and grows and after an indeterminate amount of time it becomes a fully-grown entity capable of adapting and changing to the things the Association, the community, society and even the economy throws at it. Along the way there are milestones, millstones, ups and downs, tributaries and tides that carry us in different directions before we meander back together. On the journey there are many captains, pilots, mates, second mates, pursers, engineers and tars who keep it moving, bringing us all with it. The club is defined by the characters who inhabit it and journey with it, who encourage others to join in and then work hard to keep them there and over time just become part of the furniture. We have been immensely privileged over our 45-year history to have many outstanding people to journey with and one of those was Tommy Clinton.

On Thursday morning Tommy came down to the football Summer Camp, a thing he had done may times over the years in different capacities. This time was different as he was in a wheelchair following an accident early last year but his enjoyment of the scene in front of him was as always. He enjoyed his cup of tea and a chat with the people there as he had many times before. The following day Tommy passed away.

Dick has written a lovely note on Tommy (attached) which will help those who didn’t know him to understand why he was held in such esteem and affection; everybody loved Tommy.

Reposing in Frank Jennings Funeral Home, Greendale Rd, Kilbarrack. D 5, this Wednesday, 10th July between 5pm and 7pm.  His Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Church of St John the Evangelist this Thursday, 10th July at 10 am.  His burial will take place in Balgrffin Cemetery.  Ár dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhílís.



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