Juvenile finals weekend

Monday, October 12th, 2015

This weekend see three of our juvenile teams competing in finals, with our U13 and U16 girls join our U16 hurlers all in action. On Saturday at noon our U16 camogie girls will take on St Peregrines in Blakestown in the championship final. Later that day our U16 hurlers play Rialto Gaels at 3pm in Dolphin Park in their shield decider. Then on Sunday its the tuen of our U13 camogie girls who take on Whitehall in the Phoenix Park in the championship final.

We hope as many of you as possible can come along and support these three great teams. C’mon the Parish !!

Fixtures up to end August

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Tuesday 25th August

U13 camogie V. Plunketts 7pm Martin Savage Park

U16 football V. St Annes 7pm Bogies


Wednesday 26th August

Minor hurling V. Castleknock 6.45pm Somerton


Thursday 27th August

Senior camogie V. Thos Davis 7pm Kiltipper Rd

U15 football V. Whitehall C 7.30pm Ellenfield


Saturday 29th August

U8 hurling V. Maurs 10am Rush

U9 hurling V. O’Dwyers 10am Bogies

U10 hurling V. Peregrines 10am Hartstown Park

U11 hurling V. Tyrellstown 11am Bogies

U13 football V. Cuala 3.30pm Bogies

Senior hurling championship V. Vincents 6pm Bogies

Junior hurling championship V. Scoil Ui Conaill 6pm Clontarf


Sunday 29th August

Minor football V. Round Towers (L) 10.15am Lusk


Mick lifts Bar at Club and County

Friday, May 15th, 2015

ANOTHER match over. Mick Ward leans on the railings and takes a breather. But it will be a short one.

His job as the Dublin┬áCamogie kit-man never stops. It’s all about the next gig. Preparation is the key. Hours and hours at home. Matchday only forms part of it.

But he relishes the role. And the Dublin County Chairman, Pat Martin, values his input.

So do the players. And for Mick, they are the VIPs. “If what I do boosts the players by even three or four percent, it’s worth it,” says Mick.

There have been many distinguished kit-men in sport. Little Leo Griffin with the Kerry footballers. Joe Lyons with the Dublin hurlers. Christy ‘Sweets’ with the footballers.

The great Charlie O’Leary, who brought Jack Charlton to meet the Pope. And the present Ireland kit-man, Mick Lawlor,the highIy-decorated international.

Like Joe, Mick’s club is Naomh Fionnbarra. Bars to the bone. And the Pope Big Jack went to see landed on the Bogies in 1979. But long before that, The Bogies were always considered Holy Ground.

Mick has spent decades there, serving the club. And his devotion to county is also to be commended.

“You have to be committed to it,” explains Mick. “You have to make sure that you have everything right. “You hope that it brings something extra to the team. The players are very professional in their approach.

“They give 100pc on the pitch. Off it, they focus on things like diet,etc. “And before the game, they have their routine of music, water, Lucozade, fruit, the whole lot. “They work hard for each other. They encourage each other. “And that’s the way it should be.”

Spirit has always been part of life in Cabra. Mick has precious memories of his time playing with Naomh Fionnbarra. Genuine, decent people. As Con Houlihan would say, the salt of the

Today, he marvels how far the club have come. “It was Gerry Kehoe who brought me into the club. He will always be a legend in Cabra. “I was lucky enough to play on some wonderful teams. “And it’s fantastic to see how the club have progressed with the facilities that are there now.”

Having county players adds to the flavour. Siobhan Kehoe is a jewel of a forward on the Dublin camogie side. Then there’s The Trollier, Eamon Dillon, with the hurlers. And another fabulous hurler in Ryan Curley, who is very highly regarded. “We have many other talented players, and they are all pushing for county recognition. And rightly so.

Every player should strive to play for their county at all levels. “The club is flying. And it’s such a lift for everybody to have the Dublin players.

“We are 70 years old this year. And the club will be here in another 70 years. I won’t!”

But Mick’s generous legacy will forever blow sweetly on
the breeze of the Bogies.

A man who gives his all, and never counts the cost.

(Niall Scully/herald.ie)


Weekend Review 23rd March

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The weekend’s brilliant sunshine brought out the best in our young boys and girls in action on Saturday morning with some great games involving our U8s, U9s, U10s and both our U11 boys and girls teams. Our U12s and U13s were also in action on Saturday and again both games produced some great skills and fantastic scores. Our U13 camogie girls kept this up on Sunday morning with a great win in the Bogies to keep their winning run going. Rumour has it Brian Cody was on the phone to Jonnie Browne after the game asking him for some tips !


Our U16 football game with Skerries Harps did not go ahead on Saturday so that was all the action that took place. We should also acknowlege the large amount of referee’s we have in the club, who go out every week and take charge of games from U8 to senior and all levels in between. On Saturday afternoon, one of our up-and-coming referee’s Thomas Gleeson took charge of the Adult Leinster Hurling League game between Plunketts and Cullion HC from Westmeath and received plenty of complements from both teams on his performance.


On Sunday our Intermediate footballers got their first win of the campaign with a vital away win at the Garda. Having lost our opening 2 games, we were under a small bit of pressure to get a result, and the lads delivered with a 1-13 to 0-12 victory. Neither our Junior football games went ahead on Sunday. Our U15′s lost out in their trip to Round Towers Clondalkin but remain in contention in their league. Our minor hurlers got their first win of the league with a comprehensive win over Clontarf in the Bogies winning out by 7-16 to 2-11.

Weekend Review 16th March

Monday, March 16th, 2015

There was a mixed bag of results for our underage teams last weekend, our U8, U9 and U10 footballers all won and lost some of their small sided go games, while our U11 kept their goor run going against Clan Mhuire. Our U16 camogie girls were beaten by Raheny out in St ANnes Park while our U16 hurlers had a comprehensive win over Castleknock in the Bogies. Our U15 hurlers lost out to Clana Gael while our U13 camogie girls received a walkover in their league. Our U11 ladies football team travelled up to Ashbourne to play a challenge game against Donaghmore.


For the adult it was the first weekend of hurling fixtures and our 3 teams were all down to play. Our seniors began their first campaign in the top flight since 2009 with a narrow loss to St Brigids in Russell Park. Despite loosing by the minimum margin, our lads will be happy with their performance and were unlucky not to snatch victory in the last minute, when Dublin goalkeeper Alan Nolan made a superb save from Ryan Curley.


Our Junior 5 hurlers began their campaign with a home game against Bray Emmets. Having missed out on promotion in the play-offs for the last 2 seasons, hopes will be high of going one better this year. However we did not make the best of starts loosing out by 9 points to a strong Bray side. Our 3rd team were beaten by erins Isle in Finglas but this team will no doubt improve as the season goes on.


Our minor footballers will be disappointed by their 4 point home defeat to Round Towers in their league game. A poor start which saw them concede 1-4 with out reply was ultimately their down-fall. they fought hard to claw back the lead but never quite got there, so they suffered their first defeat of the season.

Weekend Review 9th March

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Pictured above is the Dominic’s College team who won the All-Ireland title on Saturday afternoon.


The weekend’s Go-Game action once again got us under away on the field of play over the weekend and our U9s, U11 and U12 hurlers all recorded good wins on Saturday. Our U8s put up a great display in Naomh Mearnog and our U10s also battled well out in O’Tooles. On Sunday our U13 camogie girls kept up their winning ways with a convincing win over Lucan in the Bogies. Our U13 footballers were beaten by a good Round Towers side.


On Saturday afternoon our U16 footballers took on Trinity Gaels in a top-of-the table clash in their league game. In a game which enthralled the large crowd in the Bogies, the result was in doubt right until the last minute. A late Trinity Gaels goal saw them snatch victory by 2 points in a cracking game. Great credit must be given to both sets of players who produced such a great game despite a strong wind blowing across the pitch.

This game was followed by an historic first game for our U11 ladies football team who took on Shankill in the Bogies. This team has been training for 2 years and eagerly awaited their first game. They showed all their skills in a great win, which we are sure wont be the last of the year. Well done girls.


On Sunday it was the turn of our adult footballers to take centre stage with all 3 teams in action. Unfortunately it was a bad day at the office with all 3 teams loosing out. The 3 squads will have to dust themselves down and re-group ahead of their next games in a fortnights time. In what turned out to be a dissappointing day on the results end of things, our minor hurlers were beaten by Lucan in their first game of the year and our U15 footballers suffered their first deafeat to Craobh Chiaran.


Fixtures up to 1st March 2015

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Tuesday 24th February

Junior Hurling Challenge V. Donaghmore Ashbourne 8pm Ashbourne


Wednesday 25th February

Senior Hurling challenge V. Kilmacud C. 8pm Alfie Byrne Road


Saturday 28th February

U8 football V. Nh Mearnog 10am Portmarnock

U9 football V. Tyrellstown 11am Tyrellstown

U10 football V. Garristown 11am Garristown

U11 football V. Beann Eidair 11am Howth

U12 football V. Thos Davis 12.15 Kiltipper Road

U13 hurling V. Kilmacud C. 1.30 Deerpark

U16 hurling V. Kilmacud C. 2pm Silverpark

U16 camogie V. Peregrines (Monday 8pm Alfie Byrne Rd)


Sunday 1st March

Inter football V. Garda 10.30am Phoenix Park (Loving Cup)

Minor football V. Isles of the Sea 11am Sean O’Moore Park

U15 hurling V. Parnells 11.30am Chanel

U13 camogie V. Nh Barrog 10am Kilbarrock

U11 camogie blitz V. Lucan 12pm Lucan

Fixtures up to 19th October

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Wednesday 15th October

Inter football V. Vincents 7.30pm PNU


Saturday 18th October

U8 football V. Naomh Mearnog 10am Portmarnock

U9 football V. O’Dwyers 11.30am Bogies

U10 football blitz V. Whitehall & Nh Mearnog 10am Bogies

U10 camogie blitz V. Erins Isle 2pm Finglas

U11 football V. Crumlin 12.30 Bogies

U14 hurling V. Clontarf 3pmSt Annes Park

Inter football V. Trinity Gaels 5pm Bogies


Sunday 19th October

Junior 6 football V. Brigids 11am Bogies

Minor football V. Scoil Ui Conaill 11am Clontarf Road

Fixtures 11th & 12th October

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Saturday 11th October

U8 hurling V. Craobh Chiaran 10am Bogies

U9 hurling V. Round Towers 11am Bogies

U10 hurling V. Skerries 12.15 Townparks

U11 hurling V. Round Towers 11am Corkagh Park

U12 hurling V. St Marks 12.15 McGee Park

U14 football V. Sean Hueston Gaels 3pm Liffey Park

Senior Hurling V. Parnells 5pm Chanel


Sunday 12th October

Junior Camogie V. Raheny 11am St Annes Park

Junior Hurling V. Cuala 11am Bogies

Minor Football V. Lucan 11am 12th Lock

Fixtures up to 21st September

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Wednesday 17th September

Junior Camogie V. Finians 6.30pm Rivervalley


Saturday 20th September

U8 football V. Fingallians 10am Bogies

U9 football V. Ballymun K 11am Ballygall Rd

U10 football V. Parnells 11am Bogies

U11 football V. O’Tooles 11am Blunden Drive

U12 football V. Parnells Chanel Collage 12.15pm

U12 camogie V. Bray Emmets 1.30pm Bogies

U14 hurling V. Skerries 3pm Skerries

U16 hurling V. Judes 3pm Tymon North

Inter B football V. Thos Davis 5.15pm Bogies

Senior Camogie V. Portabello 6pm Phoenix Park


Sunday 21st September

U15 hurling V. Ballyboden 10.30am Cherryfield

U15 camogie V. Plunketts 11am Martin Savage Pk

Minor hurling V. Cuala 10.30am Bogies

Junior 6 football V. Maurs 10.30am Bogies