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Clubnotes 1st March 2017   27/03/2017

The Saturday night of a bank holiday weekend is always special. It's like two Saturdays mixed together, without the usual running around after childer. This June Bank Holiday will be just like all the ones before it except for one thing; the making-an-eejit-of-yourself craze that has swept across the country, turning mild-mannered individuals into divas and divos, arrives in Áras Bharróg. Milli Vanilli were caught out doing it, Madonna does it all the time and Top of the Pops made it an art form. Lip Sync Battle. Miming. Oh yeah, plug in your hairbrushes, you're on stage in five! This year's major fundraiser gives you the opportunity to strut your funky stuff and make a few bob towards the refurbishment of the all-weather pitch. We're looking for boy bands, girl groups, rock gods, crooners, spoofers, chancers, choristers, tenors, sopranos, macaris, hillybillies, country yodellers and blues brothers. Think 'The Dome' in Tralee, all glitter, sparkle, spotlights and super troopers and you in the middle of it. If you close your eyes you can imagine any Naomh Barróg head giving it socks in front of a mike. I've just had a vision of Liam Byrne and John Flynn doing 'Dancing in the Streets', a la Jagger and Bowie! Ah here, that's it, no more gargle for Lent... No better buachaillí than the Super B's to take on the camogie crowd, or the Senior versus Junior hurlers. Watch this space for more details and keep an eye on the Facebook and Twitter pages in the coming week and have a look at this to give you some inspiration!

The U12 girls (two teams) were away to Castleknock at the weekend and had great results. Both teams played and won two matches, returning home with an unbeaten four out of four. This is a great start to the season with some lovely football from all, in particular Sadhbh Quigley, Caoimhe Tierney, Abby Motherway, Layla Morris, Áine Pepper, Caitlin Fanning and Rosella Harvey Haugh. Well done girls, keep up the good work.

 

The re-scheduled AGM will be held on Tuesday March 28th at 7.30 in Áras Bharróg. Nominations and Motions may be left behind the Club bar or emailed to secretary.naomhbarrog.dublin@gaa.ie by 1st March 2017. Please contact the secretary by email with any queries you may have.

 

The pitch at St. Fintan’s will remain closed until further notice.

 

Well done to Ger Ryan and Rory Cannon, management team for the Senior hurlers, who attended a gala function in the Gibson Hotel last week to celebrate their AIG Team of the Month award for July. Their league starts on Sunday week with an away fixture against Faughs and the Junior hurlers will play St. Jude’s on the same day. Both teams are expected to build on last year’s achievements so give them all the support you can.

 

Work has begun on the all-weather surface for the hurling wall so it won't be long before we're whacking sliothars at it.

 

Membership fees are now due. Renewal forms are available to download from the Downloads and Membership pages on the website, from the Registration Committee or from your team mentor. Return the form with the cash/cheque/payment plan to Registrar Ingrid Kelly as soon as possible.

 

The Mentor’s Meeting continues on Wednesday at 9pm and as usual ALL teams are asked to send a representative.

 

Mini Leagues continue on the main pitch at 10am on Saturday.

 

The club shop is open for business between 9:30am and 12:30pm on Saturday mornings.

 

There was no winner of last week’s Lotto; numbers drawn were 2, 8 14 & 24. Thursday night's Jackpot will be €2,000.





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