Feile na Gaelige i gCabrach 2011 1U-25U Marta

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

The Faile na Gaelige i gCabrach started last week. It is a months long worth of activities where our language is used and promoted in the Cabra area.

There is a program of events for each day which can be picked up from the clubhouse reception. Tir gan Teanga – Tir gan Anam. Faile na Gaeilge i gCabrach is supported by Naomh Fionnbarra GAA, Cabra Community Development Project, Dublin City Council, Gaelscoil Bharra and Colaiste Mhuire.

Boxing Tournament

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011


Boxing tourment takes place on Friday night doors open at 6-30.

2011 Presentation Night

Sunday, January 30th, 2011


Presentation Night 2010 was held in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown on Saturday 29th January 2011. Over two hundred club members and supporters attended the presentation of the fifty anniversary of our first championship winning team of 1961.

Our senior footballers of 2010 was also presented with their medals for winning the Dublin Adult Division League 3 title. The club want to thank the organising committee, Thomas Carlon & Dermot O’Shea for their great work on the video.

The club would also like to thank David Kearney for his excellent work on the club booklet. We also want to thank John Costello (Dublin county board secretary) who never lets us down, Eamon Fennell and Eoin O’Gara for their help with the presentation.

The staff and service of the Crown Plaza was first class and a great night was had by one and all. The committee really appreciated the effort made by all the 1961 team who attended and want to thank Paddy Norton, Jimmy Cullen and Norman Long for all their help. Below is the list of the presentation.

Club Person of the Year – Christy Hannon
Hall of Fame - Jimmy Cullen
Senior Hurler - Eamon ‘Troller’Dillion
Senior Football - Gary Mc Auly
Senior Camogie - Siobhan ‘Shivers’ Kehoe
Junior Footballer first team -Brendan ‘Bumper’ Quinn
Junior Hurler first team - Thomas ‘Bones’ Gleason
Junior Football second team - Paddy’Harpo’ Quinn
Junior Hurler second team - Kennth ‘Hocks’ Rooney
Minor Hurler – Sean Mc Donacha

1995 Photographs

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

The club want to thank Kenneth Broughan for the photographs from 1995 and a tracksuit which he presented to the club for our memorabilia section.

The Dubliners @ Vicar St

Friday, December 31st, 2010

There was a great session at Vicar St last night with the Dubliners taking to the stage. They were also joined by guest artists such as Damo Dempsey and Glen Hansard.

Barney McKenna was in great form with his sea shanty ‘South Australia’ and John Sheehan’s self composed ‘St Patrick’s Cathedral’ had all the ingredients of that historic place in the tune.

Thanks to all the staff who were very helpful. We met a old friend of the club ‘The Chief’ there and he was talking about a good Cabra man who passed away a few weeks ago and was a great musician from Dingle Road, Alan Tunder. Ar Deis De go raibh a anam uasal.

GAA Legend Des Ferguson

Monday, December 13th, 2010


In the club house of Gaeil Colmcille in Kells on Saturday the 11th December, 300 GAA people from all over Ireland paid tribue to Des and his wife Maria on his 80th birthday.

Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh and Kevin Heffernan were the guests of honour and they told great stories about Dessie’s life and how he was such a great player in both GAA Hurling and Football while also being a great human person.

A number of the Barrs members travelled to Kells to honor one of Dublin’s greatest dual Players. To Conor and his family we thank you for the invite and to Dessie and Maria thanks for showing the way to many people with your wisdom and help.

Former Player, Frank Hayden

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

My name is Frank Hayden. I lived at 92 Dingle Road and I went  to St Finnbars from 1950 to 1957 in Mr McAuliffs class.

I played around 1957/58 mostly in the 15 acres, the Bogies and Fairview park. Mr Keogh (a really nice man) came knocking on the door and kept me going for Naomh Fionnbarra.

I was in the same class as Eddie Tracey and he invited me to his home after school one day and I was astonished at the number of boxing trophies he had won, a glass cabinet full of them!

I heard about the web site through my brother in law Paddy Fallon who is ex Bannow road, now New york and I wanted to thank you for all the info, specially regarding Eddie.

Irish Dancing Classes

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

There are Irish dancing classes held in the club every Monday and Friday night at 6.30 pm.

Nina Burke, who is affiliated with An Comisiun le Rince Gaelacha, runs the classes and if you are interested in coming along and trying it out please contact the club reception on (0)1 868 6209.

Alternatively you can email Nina Burke on nina@dublin.ie.

Kilmichael West Cork Trip

Monday, November 29th, 2010


Last weekend 25 of our members paid a trip to west Cork to the 90th anniversary of the Kilmichael Ambush by Tom Barry and his flying column.

Over the two days we visited a few other historical sites like the Beal na Blath and Crossbarry in the West Cork area.

Over three thousand people attended the commemoration which was given by the Norths deputy first minster Martin McGuinness. We would like to thank Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin for his hospitality and the staff in Donovan’s Hotel Clonakilty for looking after us.

Sancta Maria Function a Great Success

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

The fundraiser held by the club for Sancta Maria senior citizen centre was a great success. The nights entertainment was top class as all the budding music talent from Cabra and well known stars playing for free to raise money for the centre.

The club want to thank all the young dancers and school performers who started the show off in great fashion. Noel Brady of the famous ‘Indian Group’ put on a great show as the crowd was treated to some 70′s and 80′s music from his wide rapture.

Craig Gallagher and Gavin Wigglesworth finished up the night with some great music and songs, X factor eat your heart out! There was great prizes in the raffle and the club would like to thank the many people who donated these prizes.

The people who ran the night and who should get the most prise are Dave Farrell from Club Cabs, Lynn Murray, Kelly Brennan, Nial Brady (bar manager) and our own local councillor Seamus McGrattan.

To all the people who supported the night and who gave donations, a really big thank you. Our area needs this centre for our older members and it’s important it’s kept going as it is of great benefit to our community.