Club Notes - 201505

Club Notes May 31 2015

Membership

The following 4 paragraphs have been taken from the weekly notes that have been sent by the Dublin Ladies Gaelic board and reemphasise the reason for payment of membership: 

“Clubs are reminded that the deadline for the registering of players, club and team officials, trainers, coaches and selectors of May 31st has now passed.

If clubs do fail to get members registered before the 31st May, please ensure that all training sessions and games are cancelled until they’ve been registered.

Clubs who postpone fixtures due to the none-registration of players may lose the match points for the fixture.

Any player or officials registered between 1st January and 31st May 2015 shall be deemed registered up to and including, the 31st May the following year (2016).”

If you have not yet done so, can we ask that you pay your membership via the on-line system ASAP.

Senior & Junior teams

The senior team maintained their winning streak when they had another magnificent win in the Division 1 league on Wednesday night last against Ballyboden.  That win sees them go clear at the top of division 1 having won all 4 games that they’ve played so far.  On this Wednesday evening they play Na Fianna in the Cup competition.

The division 5 game against Naomh Barrog didn’t take place on Wednesday night but this team are out again on Wednesday night in the cup against Fingallians. Throw in is at 7:30 in Kilbogget.

U14 Leinster Final

Commiserations to the Dublin U14 team who lost the Leinster Final to Meath on Saturday on a score of Meath 2-9 Dublin 2-6.  The club were represented by Emma Dawson, Jodi Egan, Jess Connolly and Roisin McGovern.  The FoxCab contingent scored a remarkable 2-4 of the 2-6 that Dublin scored. Jodi Egan scored 1-2, Rosin McGovern scored 1-0 and Jess Connolly scored 0-2.  Well done all round.

Tesco Nation Football League – Team of the League

Congratulations to Sinead Goldrick and Laura Fusciardi who we selected on the Tesco National Football league “Team of the League”. Sinead was selected at right half back on the division 1 team and Laura was selected at right half back on the division 4 team.

Family Fun Day

After a few years absence, the Family Fun Day will be back better than ever and will be held on June 21st in Kilbogget starting at 1 p.m.  Keep an eye on the web site for more details.

U12 Match Report

1-team - Round Towers

2-team -  Ballyboden: cancelled due to poor numbers

The 1-team had a great game on Sunday, against a very strong side. It was a brilliant display from our girls, deploying excellent tactics. The strategy of attacking in threes, in a triangle, in combination with accurate and deft hand-passing, proved to be a very successful strategy and the finishing was very good. It was a confident display from all the FoxCab girls who are really beginning to know their positions in the park. Round Towers was a very nice club to visit and thanks are due to their mentors and helpers who were great hosts.  

The 2-team had a practice match with David and Ronan.

Tesco Community Fund

The club has been selected as one of the participants in the Tesco Community Fund in the Tesco Parkepoint store. The Parkepoint store is located here.

What is the Tesco Community fund?
Every 6 weeks, each Tesco store selects 3 local organisations / charities and will donate up to €1000 to the selected organisations.

How does it work?
Each time you shop in the Parkepointe store, you'll receive a goodwill token which you can use to vote for the organisation that means the most to you. Every 6 weeks, the money from the Tesco Community Fund will be shared out according to the number of tokens each organisation receives.

If you shop in Tesco why not switch to the Parkepoint store for the next 3 weeks and use your goodwill token to vote for Foxrock Cabinteely GAA club. Please get your family, friends and neighbours to do likewise!

Academy

The Academy continues every Saturday morning from 9:45 to 11:15 in Kilbogget Park.  The feedback from the new members has been fantastic so well done to Derek, Naomi and the rest of the Academy crew! If you know of players born between 2007 and 2010 please do let them know about this.

Club Notes May 24 2015

Senior and Junior Championship

Our Senior team got their championship campaign off to a magnificent start on Wednesday last when they had a very comprehensive win over Ballyboden on a final score of Foxrock Cabinteely 7-15 Ballyboden St. Enda’s 0-7.  The large number of Foxrock Cabinteely supporters present were treated to some lovely football over the hour and are looking forward to the teams next game in the championship which is away to St. Sylvesters on June 24th.

The team – who are currently top of the division 1 league having won their first 3 games - resume their league campaign on Wednesday when they travel to Pairc Ui Mhurchu take on Ballyboden. Boden will no doubt be sore after their championship loss and will be looking for revenge on Wednesday evening. We wish the ladies well in this game.

The juniors were very unlucky to lose to Raheny in the first round of the junior B championship. The teams were neck and neck coming into the last 5 minutes but Raheny pulled ahead to win by 3-9 to 1-7. The next game in the championship for the Juniors is on June 24th when they will play Naomh Barrog in Kilbogget Park.  On Wednesday night they also play Naomh Barrog in the division 5 cup which is also in Kilbogget Park and we would urge all supporters to come along and support the team.

Leinster U14 final

The club has 4 representatives on the Dublin U14 panel that will be playing in the Leinster Final on Saturday against Meath.  Best of luck to Emma Dawson, Jessica Connolly, Jodi Egan and Roisin McGovern.

Exams

The club would like to extend their best wishes to all club players who will be sitting their Leaving and Junior cert exams.  

Membership

Membership is now overdue and thanks to those of you who have paid before the deadline. Can we ask that those of you who have yet to pay to please do so ASAP. Membership can be paid by clicking on the link on the home page of the web site.

U12 Match report

1-team - St Olaf's

2-team - Castleknock

The 2-team produced a strong, confident performance against Castleknock in Kilbogget on Sunday with a great focus on goal-scoring. Both teams worked well together, with plenty of well-executed hand-passing and kicking. The girls were communicating well, calling names and working the ball in with some tight hand-passing, which proved to be a very effective offensive strategy. They also played a terrific defensive game when required.

The 1-team produced a very competitive and close game. St Olaf’s defence was suburb and they put into play the two-man tackle very well. Our girls responded brilliantly and put in a great performance from front to back, the result of which was a very tight scoring result! Good day, all in all. Thanks to Molly, Aoife and Leah who helped make up numbers and did very well.

Pictures from all the games that we've played so far this season are available here.

Tesco Community Fund

The club has been selected as one of the participants in the Tesco Community Fund in the Tesco Parkepoint store. The Parkepoint store is located here.

What is the Tesco Community fund?
Every 6 weeks, each Tesco store selects 3 local organisations / charities and will donate up to €1000 to the selected organisations.

How does it work?

Each time you shop in the Parkepointe store, you'll receive a goodwill token which you can use to vote for the organisation that means the most to you. Every 6 weeks, the money from the Tesco Community Fund will be shared out according to the number of tokens each organisation receives.

If you shop in Tesco why not switch to the Parkepoint store for the next 6 weeks and use your goodwill token to vote for Foxrock Cabinteely GAA club. Please get your family, friends and neighbours to do likewise!  

Club Notes May 17 2015

Senior & Junior Championship

Best of luck to our Senior and Junior teams when they start their championship campaigns on Wednesday night.  Last year the seniors made it all the way to the final and were very unlucky to lose – in fact it was the only competitive game they lost last year. To date, they have won all the games that they have played in the League and Cup but the championship is a different ball game as this is the competition that every team wants to win. This year they are in a very tough group along with Ballyboden, Clanna Gael Fontenoy and St. Sylvesters.   To add to the challenge, 2 of the games are away from home and it’s vital that they win their home game. Their only home game is this Wednesday night against Ballyboden with the throw in at 7:30. We would encourage all supporters to come along to Kilbogget on Wednesday evening and support the team.

Having won the Junior C championship last year, our Junior team will play in the B championship this year.  They too face a very tough group having been drawn in the same group as Raheny, O’Tooles and Naomh Barrog. On Wednesday they travel to St. Anne’s Park (pitch #10) to take on Raheny in what is a “double header”. These teams were due to play in the Cup competition a few weeks ago but got cancelled due to the weather, so the game on Wednesday night is of even greater importance to the team.  For those of you unable to make it to either game, we’ll be posting updates to Twitter so please follow us – @OfficialFoxCabGAA – if you want to keep up to date on how the games are going.

Leinster interprovincial team

The Ladies interprovincial series takes place next weekend in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath and the Leinster panel was announced on Friday. We were thrilled when 5 Foxrock Cabinteely players were listed on the panel. Congratulations and well done to Sinead Goldrick, Niamh Collins, Amy Connolly, Hannah Noonan and Fiona Claffey on their selecton. Sinead will also captain the team.

U12 match report

After a cancellation by Robert Emmets, the Under 12s mixed the groups in for a 2-Team fixture against Clontarf to give everyone a bit of match time. Given the large numbers, the playing-time for each girl was not quite what we would have liked but, as always, the girls rose to the occasion displaying good sportsmanship all around. They all did brilliantly against a tough Clontarf outfit in very windy conditions with the spoils being fairly shared by both sides.

Another Leinster inter-county honour for a Foxrock Cabinteely player

Congrats to Eve Reidy and her Dublin U16 team mates who beat Meath in the Leinster Final by 3-10 to 1-10.  

Mouth guards notification from LGFA

The wearing of mouth guards has been compulsory since January 1st 2014 and the Ladies Gaelic Association have asked that all clubs remind their players about this requirement.  The Ladies Gaelic Football Association memo can be viewed here on the club website.

Tesco Community Fund

The club has been selected as one of the participants in the Tesco Community Fund in the Tesco Parkepoint store. The Parkepoint store is located here.

What is the Tesco Community fund?
Every 6 weeks, each Tesco store selects 3 local organisations / charities and will donate up to €1000 to the selected organisations.

How does it work?
Each time you shop in the Parkepointe store, you'll receive a goodwill token which you can use to vote for the organisation that means the most to you. Every 6 weeks, the money from the Tesco Community Fund will be shared out according to the number of tokens each organisation receives.

If you shop in Tesco why not switch to the Parkepoint store for the next 6 weeks and use your goodwill token to vote for Foxrock Cabinteely GAA club. Please get your family, friends and neighbours to do likewise!

Fundamentals Course

This is the first time that the club have arranged a Fundamentals course exclusively for club members. Previously these would be organized by DLGFA along with a number of participating clubs, sharing the costs. We are endeavouring to source  a suitable location, along with providing lunch for attendees. The individual cost to members will not exceed €20, and we are optimistic that this may reduce to €10 dependent on numbers. It will be a tremendous benefit to the club to have more mentors qualified to “Fundamentals” level, and prepare us for future development.

Academy Booklet

The Academy team have done a marvellous job on updating their booklet. This is a very comprehensive guide which covers all aspects of the Academy and can be downloaded from here.

 

 

Club Notes May 10 2015


Fundamentals course

As called out last week, the club have organised a Fundamentals course and this will be taking place on May 30th.  It is a requirement that all team mentors complete this course. Information about the course has been forwarded to all lead mentors who in turn should be forwarding to all mentors on their team.  The information document is also available for download from the Downloads section on the website.

Senior and Junior Championship

The Senior and Junior championships are just around the corner with both team playing on May 20th.  The Seniors take on Ballyboden St. Enda’s at home and the Juniors take on Raheny in Raheny. In their final game before the Ballyboden game, the senior team played the Dublin U21’s in a challenge game which ended all square. 

Leinster Minor Champions

Congrats to club players Ciara Crotty, Hannah O’Neill and Tarah O’Sullivan who were part of the Dublin Minor panel who won the Leinster Minor championship last week.  A match report is available from here on the Leinster Ladies web site. Best of luck to Ciara, Hannah, Tarah and their team mates in the All-Ireland semi-final when they will play Cork on July 18th.  

Leinster U16 final

Best of luck to Eve Reidy and her Dublin U16 teammates when they take on Meath in the Leinster final on Sunday next, May 17th.

Tesco Community Fund

The club has been selected as one of the participants in the Tesco Community Fund in the Tesco Parkepoint store. The Parkepoint store is located here.

What is the Tesco Community fund?
Every 6 weeks, each Tesco store selects 3 local organisations / charities and will donate up to €1000 to the selected organisations.

How does it work?
Each time you shop in the Parkepointe store, you'll receive a goodwill token which you can use to vote for the organisation that means the most to you. Every 6 weeks, the money from the Tesco Community Fund will be shared out according to the number of tokens each organisation receives.

If you shop in Tesco why not switch to the Parkepoint store for the next 6 weeks and use your goodwill token to vote for Foxrock Cabinteely GAA club. Please get your family, friends and neighbours to do likewise!

Membership

Membership is now overdue and thanks to those of you who have paid before the deadline. Can we ask that those of you who have yet to pay to please do so ASAP. Membership can be paid by clicking on the link on the home page of the web site.

Family Day

We’re still looking for more helpers to help with the upcoming Family Day. Please reply to this mail, or contact any member of the executive if you can help out.

Academy

Unfortunately the bad weather caused the Academy to be postponed for the last couple of weeks. Naomi, Derek and the rest of the Academy crew are looking forward to “normal service” resuming this Saturday morning.

Facebook

The club Facebook page also has information on the various activities in the club. Have a look at the Academy page too and also the Gaelic 4 Mothers page too!  

Twitter

The club has a Twitter account - @OFFICIALFoxCabGAA. Please follow this to get the latest updates from the club. Get your family and friends to follow it too! 




Club Notes May 3 2015

Minor Division 5 League Champions

Man O’ War 0-11 : Foxrock Cabinteely 3 – 3

What a game and what a result.   Our Minor B team travelled to Man O’ War on a cold windy Monday evening and brought the League Cup back home.  We played with a strong wind in the first half but despite a couple of good early attacks, we found ourselves 2 points down after 7 minutes to a very mobile and direct Man O’War team.  We settled and, after unlucky missed goal chances from Lucy Hartigan and Bea Jackson, a shot from Ciara Begley eventually found the back of the net off 2 defenders.  This settled us and we followed up soon with a classy Rebecca Tonge goal.  The loss of Amy Egan after 16 minutes upset our rhythm and Man o’War threatened our goal on a number of occasions but we defended stoutly.  Points from Eimear Hickey and Rebecca Tonge saw us in at half time with a 6 point lead.

The second half was all about courage and concentration.  It needed tight marking, blocking, and working the ball up to the forwards for increasingly rare attacks.  However, roared on by a large home crowd, Man O’War picked off points and with 15 minutes to go they were a point up.  Many teams would have lain down but not these girls. We stormed back up the field and pressed Man o’War back.  Determined running from Rebecca Clarke, Erin Walshe and Catriona Murdiff eventually saw the ball worked into Clea Culloty who smashed home a goal.  Back came Man O’ War and picked off 2 points, one a fine save by Roisin Sherwood, who was the coolest player on the pitch!  Five minutes left and we asked them for one last push.  Great work from the back by Rachel Murray, Anne Spain and Sarah Quinless got Rebecca Tonge in for a run at goal.  Man o’War took her down 20 yards out.  Up steeped Eimear Hickey, captain on the night, and facing into the strong wind, showed nerves of steel to split the posts. 

The next 5 minutes were terrifying yet terrific.  Every girl defended every step of the way with Sorcha Walsh, Niamh Ring and Alison Keane unbeatable.  Eden Quiqley led the midfield battle with Saoirse Morgan Fenenessy and Alannah Hedderman working back to support her.  With Jane Byrne and Aoife Bell ready to come in to support the final push, the referee finally blew the whistle to great relief and excitement for a victory won with no little skill and great heart.  This team came together from a mix of 3 teams and support from our U16 squad.  They have worked hard at training and bonded really well.  They have grown in skill and confidence in each game they played and in this game we saw girls showing leadership on and off the pitch and a will to compete and win.

Congrats to Man O’War for a very tough but fair match.  They are an excellent team who had beaten us earlier in the season and had gone unbeaten for 10 competitive matches before this.  The match was very well refereed by George McAllister.

Special thanks to Team Manager Bernie Hedderman; Asst Manager Denise Connor; Coach Paul Begley; Fitness Coaches Paul Walsh and Brian Walshe; and Goal Keeper Coach Peter Murray.  Thanks also to some of our panel who couldn’t make the final due to school and other commitments: Ciara Somers; Sadhbh McCaul; Niamh Cullen; and  Rachel Noone;  and to Rachel Ring, Isobel Jackson and Sophie Merrigan who have played with us in some earlier games.  All have contributed hugely to this great result.

Photos from the game are available here.

U12 Match report

2-Team group:  St Jude’s

1-Team group: St Marks

The 1-Team played St Marks and were fantastic. A pre-match coaching session focused on the importance of looking up and accurate hand-passing, which the team took on board, responding amazingly.  All in all the girls were in great form and the games were very exciting. They took their opportunities and got good scores across the team. The opposition were also a great bunch of girls and two of them generously played with Fox Cab.

The 2-Teams were at St Jude’s, this fixture also producing some fantastic games, which entertained the supporters and mentors as much as the girls. The Fox Cab skills were well-matched in the opposition, producing some very tight and exciting games with some very good tackling. Our girls showed great heart and courage as ever and fought really hard, with a lower turnover rate, which was good to see. There was some great scoring, especially from free kicks.

Pictures from all the games that we've played so far this season are available here.

Seniors take on Dublin U21

In preparation for their upcoming championships, the senior team (who play their first championship game on May 20th) will play the Dublin U21’s (who play in the Aisling McGing championship on June 7th) in a challenge game on SUNDAY MAY 10 @6:45 p.m. in Kilbogget. NOTE: Please note the change of date and time from the last correspondence that was sent on this.  Our own Niamh Ryan is a member of the Dublin U21 panel. This should be a highly entertaining and open game of football and it would be well worth all members while to make their way to Kilbogget Park to see both teams in action.

Fundamentals Training Course

For some reason there was no Fundamentals training course offered on the Southside this year so the club have gone ahead and organised one which will happen towards the end of May. The exact date has to be confirmed but all mentors will be contacted once the details are final.  All team managers and mentors should note that it is a club requirement that all team mentors need to have this course so anybody who does not yet have this will be expected to attend.

Membership

Membership is now overdue and thanks to those of you who have paid before the deadline. Can we ask that those of you who have yet to pay to please do so ASAP. Membership can be paid by clicking on the link on the home page of the web site.

Dublin teams

Congrats to the Dublin U16 and U14 teams who have qualified for their respective Leinster finals.  Well done in particular to Jessica Connolly who scored 1-8 for the U14’s in their win over Louth. Both teams will meet Meath in the Leinster Finals with the U16 game being played on May 17th and the U14 game happening on May 30th.

Family Day

Various members of the executive have been asked if the club will be having a Family Day this year and the answer is YES. Organising an event like this is a huge task and is something that the executive cannot do on their own.  If you’d like to get involved in helping out, please reply to this mail or contact any of the executive.

Academy

The Academy continues every Saturday morning from 9:45 to 11:15 in Kilbogget Park.  The feedback from the new members has been fantastic so well done to Derek, Naomi, Paul and the rest of the Academy crew! If you know of players born between 2007 and 2010 please do let them know about this.

Facebook

The club Facebook page also has information on the various activities in the club. Have a look at the Academy page too and also the Gaelic 4 Mothers page too!  

Twitter

The club has a Twitter account - @OFFICIALFoxCabGAA. Please follow this to get the latest updates from the club. Get your family and friends to follow it too!



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