Club notes 15.10.2021


Adult Update


Senior men’s football It was not to be for our Senior footballers last Friday in the Championship and having battled all the way to the end they exited Dublins premier competition and despite a tough night they can take many positives over the three games and certainly this talented outfit along with the many rising stars on the way are well set for some good times ahead.


Credit to Pat Dwyer for picture and update.


Great photo here of our Adult Camogie team. Great season and look forward to further success.


Back row L to R: Rachel O'Brien, Kathy Gilmore, Megan Carroll, Emma Parker, Ciara Rogan, Aisling Spillane, Grace Leech, Nicola Thorne, Niamh Cotter, Alex Ward, Keela Fehily

Front Row L to R: Robyn Buckley, Alix Buckley, Ciara Durkan, Lucy O'Brien, Orlaith Durkan, Niamh Murphy, Shona McMahon, Aine Gilmore, Heather McLoughlin

Minor B Hurling Championship

Sun 10 Oct

Skerries Harps vs St Peregrines

Score: 5-15 to 0-18


It was all to play for on a warm and sunny morning in Skerries as both teams needed a win to see them through to the quarterfinal stage.

Back row L-R

Tom Grehan, Daire Finnegan, Callum Herbert, Dan Holland, Ronan Geoghegan,Joe Rogers, James Kenny, Tom Leach, Luke Whelan


Front row L-R

Matthew Weldon, Darragh Ferguson, Fionnan OConnor, Rory Boylan, Eoin Thorne, Conor Moore, Leo Curtis, Oscar Mcivor Lynch, Simon Connolly, Aaron Rock


Harps got off to a great start with full forward Ronan Geoghegan finding the back of the net within the first few mins of action. This was swiftly followed by a nicely taken point by half forward Simon Connolly. Peregrines had a chance at the opposite end, but racked up a couple of wides in quick succession. Harps goalie Tom Leach was well protected by a strong full back line, and was delivering some on point puck outs up to half time. Midfield pairing of Tom Grehan and James Kenny battled hard for every ball, winning the majority of the puck outs coming from both goalkeepers.


Peregrines had a number of chances from play missed, but continued to score from frees awarded, but the pressure was relentless from every player in a blue Jersey with Ronan Geoghegan again finding the back of the net, with a superb goal into the topj corner, leaving the peregrines keeper helpless. Simon Connolly continued to punish at every opportunity from frees, with Luke Whelan winning some lovely ball and converting to keep the scoreboard ticking.over. Peregrines struggled to convert from play, with the majority of the scores from frees. Skerries kept the pressure up all through the 2nd half, relentless in the tackle, especially Aaron Rock, Oscar McIvor Lynch & Joe Roger's.


A strong team performance from Skerries Harps saw them make it out of the group into the quarterfinal stages.Juvenile Update

Thank you to the team mentors;

Mentors, Andy Smith, Michael Geoghegan, Martin Kenny


U16 Girls football

Well done to the u16 Girl’s Football B team on their hard fought win over Good Counsel on Sunday afternoon. They ended up beating them by a single goal 4-4 to 5-4which takes them through to the Championship Cup final on Sunday 24th October. So proud of what these girls have achieved so far. Roll on the final and best of luck to all the girls and the mentors.



Unfortunately the u16 A team lost in their semi-final match to the St. Maurs. Again so proud of what this team have achieved so far and the future looks very bright for this talented and dedicated bunch of girls.



U11 Boys

U11 boys vs Naomh Olaf - last Saturday morning.


Back row L/R

Tom Jackson, Alex Ryan McMahon, Niall Connolly, Joe Lundy, Morgan Leonard, Dan Brunnock , Aedan Shankey, Jamie Daly, Oisin Kenny, Matthew Harty, Michael Dennis , Jack McGuinn, Joseph Harris

Front Row L/R

Evan Bryce, Tom Hurley , Shane Grant, Karl Foley, Harry Dervan , Conor Chambers , Leo Stewart, Dylan Gibson, Diarmuid Byrne , Niall Casey.


Mentors: Alan Courell and Martin Kenny. Thanks for pictures and indeed all efforts.


U8 Boys Football and Hurling

Our U8 boys played Na Fianna over the last two weeks in both football and hurling on the GAA Go games. We fielded three teams on both weekends and the mentors are so impressed with seeing the skills being coached at training coming through on the play on match day.


Team photo not as organized as the above, was tough on the day to contain all the energy of these boys but think it displays what this team is all about at this stage and that’s having fun. Well done to all involved.

How to send updates for Club Notes

Thanks to everyone who sent match reports and photos. For these weekly club notes please email to pro.skerriesharps.dublin@gaa.ie


Other news


Pitch Development

Thank you to all who supported and send email to our local representatives. Our development committee met with all reps on Thursday and we will update very soon on outcome of all our combined efforts. Hoping for a positive outcome but keep the pressure on until we have the facilities we need for our club and community.

Skerries Harps Free Stuff

Facebook group for finding, offering and swopping GAA sports gear. https://www.facebook.com/groups/497080538322660/?ref=share


Lost and Found

We’ve bags of lost and found from the past 3 years camps. We’ve sent out a few notes on these and have made every effort to get items back to people. The bags will be given to the Homeless charity collection run by Aidan O’Brien. Very worthy cause and we need to clear out and keep our dressing rooms clear. If anyone missing anything specific get in touch.



Volunteer pic of the week

Noel Heuston and son Johnny setting up pitch in Townparks on Saturday morning.

If you have a picture to share please send to pro.skerriesharps.dublin@gaa.ie.



We're looking for more volunteers

Get involved, you can give one hour a week or get more involved on one of our committees.

See how you can get more involved today!


Club Shop

Winter on the way! Club hats €12.50 and snoods €10.00 now in stock.


Sympathies

The club wish to extend its deepest sympathies to Seamus, Odhran and the extended Banim family, on the passing of their father Michael Banim.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


https://rip.ie/death-notice/michael-banim-balbriggan-dublin/471716



Other National GAA news and handy links:


https://www.gaa.ie/news/gaa-generations-project-seeking-members-to-contribute/


https://www.gaa.ie/news/esb-want-you-to-nominate-your-gaa-club-s-everyday-hero/

https://www.gaa.ie/news/gaa-launch-your-game-your-brain-campaign/




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