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Club Notes 17th September 2012

posted Sep 18, 2012, 12:15 AM by Kevin Brassil

Cups & Shields
Calling on all winning clubs of 2011 to return their trophies ASAP to the Dublin Ladies office or Co, Board Meeting on Tuesday 18th September.

 Development Courses
A Key to Coaching Stage 2 Workshop is being held in Thomas Davis on Tuesday 2nd October @ 7.30pm to 10pm. The Course will be delivered by All-Ireland winning Manager, Gerry McGill. Please contact to book your place.  All applicants must have completed a FUNdamentals course to take part & be over 16.

Congratulations to the winners of our Tesco Homegrown Junior championship finals  2012 -

Junior B - Clann Mhuire
Junior C - O'Tooles
Junior D - Templeogue Synge Street
Junior E - Crumlin

Junior F final takes place Wednesday 19th September @ 7.30pm in St. Margarets GAA club between St. Olafs v Ballyboughal.

Kind regards.


 The next Co. Board Meeting takes place on Tuesday 18th September @ 7:30pm in Parnell Park.

 Yours in Sport.

Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association,(A)Le Cheile Community Centre, Donnycarney, Dublin 5

Club Team Grading and Match Fixture Workshop - 27th Sept

posted Aug 31, 2012, 12:13 PM by Kevin Brassil


Le Cheile Community Centre


Dublin 5


To All clubs


30th August 2012



Re: Club Team Grading and Match Fixture Workshop.



Good evening all,


A workshop to discuss to club team grading and match fixtures will take place at  Eircom HQ, Military Road (close to Royal Hospital Kilmainham/ Museum of Modern Art) on  Thursday, 27th September at 20:00 sharp.


This is the opportunity for your players/teams/club to have their say in how teams are graded, and to influence the competition match fixture criteria for 2013.


The Dublin Ladies Football County Board have set up a Gradings and Match Fixtures Working Group to review the team grading process and match fixture approach for 2013 encompassing all competitions and all age groups.


As part of this review, a workshop of Dublin club and county managers will be organised, details of which are as follows:


Scope to include


1. Completely review the team grading process.

2. Review the Central Council County Team Master Fixtures Plan to:

·       Determine its impact on club players/teams/competitions

·       Discuss an approach with the county team managers regarding county players’ availability/non availability to train/play with club teams in advance of county team matches.


3. Review all other elements that impact match fixtures including ·

·       State exams

·       Holidays

·       Camogie

·       Any others?



What do you need to do?


Each club is encouraged to send two fully briefed representatives to the workshop to act on behalf of your club in both Gradings and Match Fixtures. The club should submit names of their appointed representatives to Ricky O’Sullivan by email at by 10/09/12 at the LATEST


Working Group

Chairperson Ricky O’Sullivan Na Fianna, Members Pat Ring Foxrock Cabinteely, Mary O’Connor St. Brigids and Pat Kane Clanna Gael.




Yours Sincerely,

Bernard Egan,

County  Secretary,

Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association

DLGF Club Notes 13th August 2012

posted Aug 28, 2012, 2:02 PM by Kevin Brassil

Inter County Management Positions
Applications for all Inter County teams, U.14, U.16, Minor, Senior B
and Senior are now open.  Please see full details on our website and
application for that can be downloaded.  The closing date for all
applications is 3rd September 2012.

Referees update
GYW Day 3 Course takes place on Tuesday 28th August @ 7pm in Le
Cheile, Donnycarney.  New Referees Course takes place in St. Maurs GAA
Club on 1st & 2nd September, anyone interested in refereeing club
games must complete this course.
Please contact Tony Lennon, Referee Committee Chairperson @ to confirm attendance & for further details.

Development Courses
Level 1 Coaching Course taking place on Saturday 8th September & 20th
October, please contact to book
your place, limited places available.  All applicants must have
completed a FUNdamentals course to take part.

Congratulations to Foxrock Cabinteely, Senior Tesco Homegrown Club
Championship winners for 2012 & to St. Sylvesters our Intermediate
Championship winners for 2012.  Thank you to everyone for making this
a very special occasion for our clubs and for the great support shown
for all participating teams, it was a great evening, enjoyed by

The next Co. Board Meeting takes place on Tuesday 17th September @
7:30pm in Parnell Park.  Please ensure all correspondence is with the
Co. Secretary for the Executive Meeting on 10th September.

Yours in Sport.

Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association,
(A)Le Cheile Community Centre, Donnycarney, Dublin 5

Dublin LGFA Weekly Notes 20th August 2012

posted Aug 21, 2012, 2:52 PM by Kevin Brassil

Inter County update
Hard luck to our Senior Team who took on Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter final on Saturday 18th August in Birr, Offaly (Score 0-11 to 0-10).  Thank you to Peter, the Management team and all the girls for the hard work they put in all year & for setting such a high standard of professionalism.

Applications for Development Co-ordinators for Squads aged U.13, U.15, U.17 & U.19 and all Inter County Management positions (U.14 up to Senior) will open on Wednesday 23rd August.  Further details will be
posted on the website.

Referees update
Referees Refresher Theory course will take place on Tuesday 21st
August in St. Peregrines GAA Club at 7:30pm for all Northside referees
& in Kilmacud Crokes on Thursday 23rd August at 7:30pm for all
Southside referees.  Referees who have attended previous courses this
year must attend.  GYW Day 3 Course takes place on Tuesday 28th August
@ 7pm in Le Cheile, Donnycarney.  New Referees Course takes place in
St. Maurs GAA Club on 1st & 2nd September, anyone interested in
refereeing club games must complete this course.  Please contact Tony
Lennon, Referee Committee Chairperson @ to
confirm attendance.

Development Courses
Please take note of upcoming dates:
Level 1 Coaching Course on Saturday 8th September & 20th October (all
applicants must have completed a FUNdamentals course to take  part)
FUNdamentals course takes place on Sat 22nd September
New Level 1 course takes place on Sat 12th Jan (Day1) & Sat 2nd March (Day 2)
Please contact to book your
place asap, limited places available.

ALL SUPPORT WELCOME - Tesco Homegrown Club Championship Finals 2012

Senior              Na Fianna v Foxrock Cabinteely @ 8.30pm
Intermediate     Parnells v St. Sylvesters @7pm
Date                 Friday 24th August 2012
Venue               Parnell Park
Admission        €10 per adult, Students & OAP's €5 and children free admission

U.12 Blitz
On Sunday 19th August, Dublin hosted Kerry in Fingallians GAA Club for
a fantastic day of football.  Thank you to Fingallians & everyone
involved in the organising of such a successful event.  The girls had
great fun, learned new skills & met knew friends.

There is no Co. Board Meeting on Tuesday 21st August.  The next Co.
Board  Meeting is on Tuesday 18th September and all correspondence
must be with the Executive for Tuesday 11th September.

Ebbs double turns game in favour of minor Jackies

posted Aug 7, 2012, 1:50 PM by Kevin Brassil


Well done to Siobhan Woods and all the "Girls in Blue"!

Lauren Ebbs was the two-goal hero as Dublin captured the All-Ireland minor ‘A’ ladies football title with a two-point victory against Tyrone at St Brendan’s Park, Birr, on Monday.

In a repeat of the 2008 decider between the two counties, the Sky Blues ran out victorious again but they had to withstand a late fightback from a spirited Tyrone to reclaim the title.

Dublin, beaten finalists in 2011, led by nine points – 3-8 to 1-5 – in the second half but a late brace of goals from Tyrone corner forward Teri McCusker brought the Red Hands roaring back into contention.

Tyrone lost the services of Emma-Louise Mulgrew to a sin-binning in the 46th minute but McCusker’s deadly double brought them right back into contention.

McCusker netted in the 49th minute and again with four minutes remaining to set up a grandstand finish.

Tyrone sub Michaela McGuigan reduced the deficit to two points in stoppage time but time ran out and Dublin were crowned champions for the second time in five seasons.

Dublin’s remarkable surge into a nine-point lead capped a 16-point turnaround as the junior Jackies found themselves 0-1 to 1-5 behind with 17 minutes played.

Mulgrew scored Tyrone’s goal in the eighth minute, fisting home from close range after McCusker’s shot on goal was partially blocked.

But Dublin would rally to lead by a single point at half-time – 2-3 to 1-5.

And it was a clinical double from Lauren Ebbs that inspired the turnaround as the left corner forward struck in the 22nd minute and again six minutes later.

Ebbs was on hand first of all to slot home after Emma McDonagh struck the woodwork before the Naomh Barróg star slotted coolly past Leah Lynch two minutes before the break.

Dublin stepped on the gas in the second half to motor clear as Tyrone went from the 17th minute of the first half until 15 minutes from time without registering a score.

During that period, Dublin hit 3-7 without reply to open up that matchwinning nine-point advantage.
SCORERS - Dublin: L Ebbs 2-1 M McGrath 1-1, S Woods 0-3 (0-2f), S McCaffrey 0-2, C Rowe, O Whyte 0-1 each. Tyrone: T McCusker 2-0, EL Mulgrew 1-1, L McSorley 0-2 (0-1f), A McShane, A Scullion, C McCrossan. M McGuigan 0-1 each.
DUBLIN: C Trant; R Dwyer, D Murphy, C King; G Barrett, L Caffrey, A Nolan; E McDonagh, S McCaffrey; M Lamb, S Woods, C Rowe; M McGrath, M Kenny, L Ebbs. Subs: O Whyte for Kenny, M Mohan for McDonagh, E Doherty for Nolan, C McGuigan for McGrath.
TYRONE: L Lynch; E McCullagh, U McGee, R Barker; F Keenan, T McLaughlin, L Kilpatrick; O Mallon, E Collins; A McShane, L Kelly, E.L. Mulgrew; T McCusker, A Scullion, L McSorley. Subs: C McCrossan for McGee, M McGuigan for Collins, B Mullin for Barker.
REF: MJ O’Keeffe (Cork).

- Jackie Cahill
 (06 Aug 2012 |

Raheny U11s Vs Fingal Ravens St Annes Pitch 12a (Sat 28th Apr 2012)

posted May 1, 2012, 3:50 AM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated May 1, 2012, 3:51 AM ]

The CFF arrived with 14 but and were warming up with some much needed shooting practice before hand. Ravens arrived with 9ish and wanted to play with the 9 even though we offered to loan them some girls for the day just so as everybody played... ah well. A cliche I know but it was a game of 2 halves with the wind blowing a gale down the pitch and it made a huge difference. Raheny were under pressure from the off but soon adjusted to the high bouncing balls as they came in. A great battling display of  football took place from 10 mins into the first half right up to the final kick of the game where Shauna launched in a free and it found its way to the net...... a cracker to seal the victory. Special mention goes to to our injured hero Lauren who came off the worst for wear. 


posted Apr 23, 2012, 11:22 AM by Kevin Brassil

Gaelic4Mothers - 4th Mar 2012

posted Mar 5, 2012, 4:32 AM by Kevin Brassil

Sunday 4th March 9pm, 16 mothers turned up on the astro for their training. Our Chairman was taking the session, no time for introductions straight into 3 laps of the pitch, stretching, knees up, running on the spot, after 10 minutes we were wrecked, drills mostly soloing, we are improving. No time for chats or resting. Then we lined up on the centre line club hse, wall, stn, road, each time he called we jumped and faced that way. Then whistle blew and the game started, no kicking (each other) proper handpassing and no travelling. Tough going and fast moving, yellows went into the lead, having Orla C on our side wow can she hit the ball, scoring with a handpass from the mid line. Lee and J were fab as always, amanda very fast and Ide the turns... we are all definetly improving. Mary Fitz got stuck in as well. Another great session, we will however welcome Sarah back next week cos Coach Dempsey doesnt not let us away with anything, whistle blow, travelling, whistle blow, a throw instead of a hand pass, whistle blow stop talking... whistle blow... just like home.

Gaelic4Mothers - 19th Feb 2012

posted Feb 21, 2012, 5:37 AM by Kevin Brassil

Sunday was very cold but we braved it again and there was a great turnout, 21 Mothers all lined up for training with three new ladies which is great, cos sometimes you do get bored seeing the same old faces ;-)
Mary Fitz was teachers pet this evening leading the running..... we ll sort her out.. We were very surprised to see 'Obi-Wan Camogie' turn up for training, never thought i d see Mary Stack on a pitch without a stick and she can play, when she stopped talking to our 'Little Miss Clean'...Drills of punt kicking diagonally while avoiding other players kept us on our toes. Handpassing while running backwards with the fear of bashing into the wall made chatting very difficult and then on to soloing and trying to score, trying being the operative but we are improving all the time. And finally on to the game, which is fast becoming the favorite part. As usual our basketball players shone but with stiff competition from Orla C and 'Little Miss Clean' she does use her height well!!! I was in defence cos i love it and am mastering near hand tackles, I mighten get the ball but I stopped the opposition getting closer to our goal and I got a sea of verbal abuse from one lady, she did apologise and made me promise not to tell her kids what she said....I did promise but I had my fingers crossed....
The non bibs won 7-2, great craic again, looking forward to next week.

Again a big thank you to Sarah for coaching us. We presented her with a Raheny Rainjacket as a thank you, we noticed on the few wet nights that she didnt have one, We maybe playing sport but the Mammy bit never leaves us!!!!

Gaelic for Mothers - Sunday 12th Feb 2012

posted Feb 13, 2012, 11:18 AM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Feb 21, 2012, 5:41 AM ]

Gaelic for mothers is going from strength to strength,thanks to our coach Sarah Caulfield for giving up her Sunday evenings to train us lot.

How ever last night we had our very own Chairman to coach us, Paul Dempsey....what can i say oh my god....we mothers now realise that men can multi task well they can when there is a ball involved....running soloing remembering only 4 steps bouncing.... its tough. We know will think twice before we comment on our kids traveling or not giving the perfect pass. We know now its not easy.

Last night Mr Dempsey put us through our paces, we didnt stop moving for the whole hour and it was tough, he looked a little shocked when some comments were made, that could have too meanings which was very surprising cos most of them came from me!!

As usual the last twenty minutes was the game....we had been told to spread out and create space for ourselves on the pitch, anytime we gathered in a group our coach started Baaing to remind us not to be like sheep...mind you when he asked us earlier what sheep did we had some choice answers!!!!

We have a few basketball players on our squad and can they twist and turn, trying to block them is tough. Mary Lawlor who we have discovered is our smallest mum 5"1.5' is like a bullet as she tears up the pitch, she uses her height everytime.......

Thankfully the whistle blew up the game, lights on the astro went off and we began our warm down. Paul reminded us plenty of the water, as we walked wrecked off the pitch, another great session, we learnt more football, got a wee bit fitter, burnt a few of the weekend calories and most importantly had great craic. Gaelic for Mothers is open to all female over 18, whether your a mother or not. Role on next week....

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