Irish Dancing Classes

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Irish dancing classes are taking place on Mondays at 6 pm and Saturdays at 12 pm for boys and girls. All levels are taught from beginners to advanced, from age 3 upwards.

The classes are taught by qualified Irish dance teacher Nina Burke who was a member of Riverdance and toured Asia, North America, Europe and danced in the Gaiety for the summer runs of the show.

Nina has won numerous titles including 1st place at Dublin, Leinster, Great Britain, All Scotland and North American National championships. Nina also consistently placed in the top 3 at the World Irish dancing championships. These achievements are matched by very few other dancers not just in Ireland but worldwide.

This class aims to teach dancers to the best of their ability while having fun and enjoying Irish dancing. Our dancers take part in shows, events and TV performances.  This year we took part and broke the Guinness world record for the longest Riverdance line. Classes are taught through English however Irish is used throughout the class and is encouraged.

We are affiliated with An Comisiún le Rincí Gaelacha. Call 087-9421544 or email for more information or come along on the day as all are welcome.

Deepest Condolences

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

The club and its members send its deepest sympathy to the Turner Family on the death of Fred Sn.

Fred was a active member of the club for over thirty five years. He served in every capacity in the club from being on the executive committee to running teams. He was always to the forefront of raising money for the club. He had great vision and was part of the drive to get the club house, a dream he saw come true.

A great man to commentate on the matches in the Bogies which earned him the name ‘the Critic’. Fred had not been well over the last two years but he still pushed himself to be active. To Paul, Phil, Fred Jn and all the Turner family the club sends its deepest condolences.

Below is a picture of a junvenle team in the late eightys which Fred was involed with. He is the last man with the cap in the back row. Fred’s funeral is on Monday at 11 -30 mass in Cabra West.

Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam

Win a training session with Colm Cooper

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012


Win a training session with Colm Cooper

There is a great competition running at the moment which gives clubs the chance to win a training session with Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper of Kerry. We’d be delighted if he could grace the Bogies with his skills.

We would therefore ask our club members to enter the competition on eircom’s GAA page and give the club to host the Gooch.

You can enter by clicking here ››

The Barrs trip to Tipp 2012

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Over fifty of our members travelled down to Tipperary this morning to play a challenge against Killnaul. Thirty hurlers made up of the under 14 and 15 team made the tip this morning with Managers Seamus McGratten and Shane Langan. They will attend the Tipp v Limerick match in Semple Stadium today as well.

Pictured above is the under is some of the team in the goal mouth of Sample Stadium

A Finbarrs Team Player of long ago

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Liam Sneyd was born in Cabra West on Kilkiernan Road in 1948. He played for St Finbarrs as a school boy and was a member of the winning team in 1961 in Croke Park that won the Geraldine Cup.

His teacher and coach was Padd Byrne (Paddy Ban O’Broin). He also played Senior football and Junior hurling for the Barrs up until 1968. He emigrated to Canada that year.

He has great memories of  the many years he played with the Barrs. The great friends he had were Sean, Paddy, Dick, Martin Moyles (RiP), Sean Watters (RiP), Brindsly Louth, Dave Barry & Lar O’Shea to name a few.

All this information was sent in  email from Canada yesterday by Liam. He sends his best wishes to all his old pals in the club and best wishes to the Barrs in the future. We want to thank Liam for his email and information.

St Brendan’s, Cabra 1981-82

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

In the latest addition of our history and folklore section Paul Byrne recounts the success of the St Brendan’s schoolboy team of the early eighties. Read the full article here ››

Commemorative Oak Tree Bogies

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

In a ceremony in the Bogies on Friday the 9 March Dublin City Council Parks Department planted a Irish Oak tree in memory to Conor Hickey and Pradigh McGilvery. Both were team mates with Naomh Fionnbarra GAA and died in terrible  circumstances.

The photograph is of the two families and Cllr Seamus McGratten representing Naomh Fionnbarra GAA Club.

Best of Luck to the Loughlin Family

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

James and Katie O’Loughlin and their family are leaving our country for Australia on Monday. The club and its members give them best wishes and hope they have a great future in their adopted country.

James aand Katie have been with the club since they were three years old. They have never missed a training session or match in all their years at the club. Katie and James received a presentation from the club and their teams on Saturday.

Katie was on the under 11 camogie and football team while James was on the under 8 hurling and football team. The picture above  is of James and Kate with their U8′s team mates and manager Nicky Kehoe in the senior dressing room of Naomh Fionnbarra club house.

Easter Draw 2012

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Tickets are now on sale for the Easter draw. Tickets can be purchased at the bar or club reception or any regular sellers. There are only 300 tickets in the draw so get your tickets in early. Contact Nicky Kehoe, Martin Costello, John Byrne, Terry McKeogh or Sonny Callery for more info.

Deepest Sympathy

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The club send its deepest sympathyto Stephen, Leanne, Billy and the Hyland family on the death of their uncle and brother Christy. Ar deis De go raibh a anim.