Clubnotes 14th March 2017
Congratulations to Eoin Carroll of the U14 hurlers who represented Naomh Barróg on the North Dublin Colleges vs. Wexford Colleges. Eoin played corner forward and did the club proud on the day. Dublin came out winners in a close, hard fought encounter on a scoreline of 1-15 to 3-07. Great stuff Eoin, well done.
The magnificent new training wall is nearing completion and should be handed over to the club soon. Until this happens no teams or individuals are permitted to use the area. An official opening date and timetable for use will issue shortly.
Easter is on the way and, as we all know, the thing children care most about at Easter is the Naomh Barróg Easter Camps. This year we follow the time-honoured tradition of having the football camp first, starting on Monday 10th and running to Thursday 13th April. Leaving the best till last, we have the hurling/camogie camp starting on Tuesday 18th and finishing on Friday 21st April.
The final day for registration is Saturday the 8th of April.
Entertainment in the Áras on St. Patrick’s Day will start with the All-Ireland Club Finals in the afternoon and Celtic Storm at 9:30pm. The day’s double header action commences at 3.00pm with the hurling final meeting of Ballyea (Clare) and Cuala (Dublin) and two teams seeking a first ever All-Ireland title. It is followed by the football decider between Dr Crokes (Kerry) and Slaughtneil (Derry) which throws in at 5.00pm with the Kerry men trying to bridge a gap back to their last All-Ireland triumph in 1992, against a Slaughtneil outfit looking to match the heroics of their senior camogie team two weeks ago and win a first ever football All-Ireland title. Midnight Blue will play live in the Árena on Saturday night.
On Monday 17th April, aka Easter Monday, Áras Bharróg will be the venue for Sheila McArdle’s play-of-the-book ‘1916: Red-Letter Day’. The curtain rises at 3pm so get their early. See http://www.spmcardle.com for updates... booking link to follow there also.
Our Mentors meeting continues this Wednesday at 9pm. A copy of the Club Guidelines will be issued on the night. We need all teams represented.
The Lip Sync Battles will take place in June and we are currently recruiting contestants. All funds raised will go towards the upgrading of our all-weather pitch. All enquiries to Peter Fitzgerald on 087 1387272.
The Naomh Barróg Golf Society season is coming around very soon again with the 1st outing on April 7th to Beaverstown. In the meantime, their Annual Sports Quiz will be held in the Club on Friday March 31st with the great John Whelan as Quizmaster. Tables of 4 are €20.
Local photographer and club member John Carroll has produced a short video of Mr Dick Fields entitled ‘Active Citizen’ which will be posted on the Naomh Barróg website soon. This is the accompanying text for the video;
"Dick Fields arrived into Kilbarrack as a school teacher in the 1970s. Since then he has worked tirelessly for the benefit of this community. Dick is a founder member of Naomh Barróg GAA club and the Maranatha Youth club. This is a short documentary about the community work of Dick Fields in Kilbarrack in Dublin over the last 40 years as told by Dick himself."
The Ticket Book for Dublin V Roscommon on Saturday 25th is in the bar, and will close at 9pm on Sunday.
There will be NO Mini Leagues on 18th March due to the national festivities but they will return on Saturday 25th. However the Registration Committee will be in attendance from 10am onwards to take Easter Camp application forms as well as membership fees.
The club shop is open for business between 9:30am and 12:30pm on Saturday mornings, coincidentally the same time as the Registration Committee will be taking money from people!
There was no winner of last week’s Lotto Jackpot; numbers drawn were 2, 5, 10 & 20. This week’s Jackpot will be €2,600.