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.

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 ››

Hurling Results

Monday, May 28th, 2012

On Sunday morning in Tymon North our second hurling team pick up two points in a hard fought game against Faughs. On a high score line of 4 -15 to 4 -13 the Barrs struck late in the game to win. In a game were the Barrs found it very hard to get going Faughs had the upper hand most of the match. Good away win for third improving team.

Our third adult team travel out to Kevins in Dolphin park on Sunday after noon. In great weather this match was out standing . Both teams gave it all in a game which had every thing. Greater spirit and team work saw the Barrs come away with the points on a scoreline of 2-18 to 2-12.

It is games like this which makes all the hard work worth it. All creidit to the two sets of players and to our own team who showed what Fionbarrs is all about.

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

Midweek Results

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Two great wins in the Bogies last night Tuesday the 22 of May. Our under 15 footballers had a great match against near neighbours Eirn Isle in a top of the table clash.

The Barrrs came out on top by two points in a great game from both sides. On the other pitch our second hurling team had a good win against Liffey Gaels in the B Championship. Down in Long Meadows on the banks of the river Liffey our third adult team were beaten by Faughs by six points in a very entertaining match. The Barrs showed great spirit.

Results the from the weekend

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Hard luck to our under 14 hurling Faile team who lost out by score differance in division two of the compitision. Coming from divison four to such a high level this is some achivement. They beat Faughs and OP/ER well only going down to Sylvesrter by a few points. Thanks to OP/ER for hosting the day.

Great day was had last Sunday up in the wee county of Louth by our under 12 football team. We took part in a tournament organize by Oliver Plunketts from Drodeada. Thanks to Robert Brady and the host team for inviting us.

Our Adult second team had a hard fought win against a brave Parnell team in the quarter final of C Championship. Our fitness and discipline laid the foundation for the win on a score line of 1-10 to 0-5 points. We will need to work hard to win the semifinal as the big clubs like St Bridget’s, Na Fianna, and Lucan Sarfeilds are still left in the competition. Some good individual performance in a very workman like performance.

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.

Weekend Matches March I 2012 fIXTURES

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

The three adult hurling teams are out this weekend.

The senior are playing Rathany, the second team are playing in the Bogies Sunday morning at 10-30am and the third team are off to Clondalkin for a three a clock game. All support well come for the different teams.

The Minor footballers are in the Bogies tomorrow morning while the under 16 are at the same venue on Saturday. The under 15 are away to Plunketts.