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Juvenile Academy Back In Action

Ranelagh Gaels Juvenile Academy is back for another season, throwing-in on Saturday, September 8 at 10.30 in Donnybrook Stadium.

All children between the ages of four and seven years old are welcome, regardless of whether or not they have played Gaelic Games before. If you can’t make it down this week pop along any subsequent Saturday – don’t been shy!

Our academy offers Gaelic Games training in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.

Just ensure that your child is wearing appropriate clothes (runners/football boots and tracksuit/tee-shirt and shorts) and bring water.

Also, mouth guards are compulsory for all children – they can be purchased cheaply at most pharmacies – and it is the responsibility of each parent or guardian to ensure their child is wearing their mouth guard.

Details of registration will appear here on our website shortly. We are always looking for new mentors and coaches to get involved with our academy so if you are interested, just get in touch!

Table Quiz a Huge Success!

Ranelagh Gaels’ pre-All-Ireland table quiz was a huge success – a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped make such a successful evening.

Prizes were generously sponsored by TriBeCa, The Panel, Leech’s Pharmacy, O’Connell’s Rathgar Pharmacy, The Panel and Old Bawn Physiotherapy Clinic.

Smyth’s as always were generous hosts and we had a full house taking part in the quiz. Go raibh maith agat to anyone who took part and in particular to every who helped organise the night and ensure it ran smoothly.

Our big raffle prizes were two All-Irealnd tickets and a pair of VIP weekend passes for Electric Picnic, which were both snapped up.

See you all next time!

Win All-Ireland Tickets At Our Table Quiz!

You could win two All-Ireland football final tickets at our great table quiz, which takes place in Smyths on Thursday, August 30 – throw-in 8.0pm sharp!

We are giving away two stand tickets for Dublin v Tyrone – a sold-out game – at Croke Park on Sunday, September 2 – and they could be yours if you take part in our brilliant raffle.

Also on offer in the raffle are two much sought after VIP weekend tickets for Electric Picnic over the weekend of August 31-September 1.

The quiz promises to be great fun too and we have more great prizes on offer, including restaurant vouchers and some beautiful bottles of win.

So come along, join in and get involved! If you don’t have a team, we can sort you out, or else you can help with the logistics on the night. See you all there!

Inaugural Ranelagh Gaels Golf Classic

Ranelagh Gaels is running its inaugural Golf Classic, which will take place at Stackstown Golf Course on Thursday, August 16.

The event will raise much-needed funds which will go towards the running of our dozens of underage teams.

Tee-times for teams of four (€200) are still available in this 18 hole stableford competition and there will also be prizes for nearest the pin and longest drive.

There are sponsorship opportunities for tee boxes (€30) still available, with dinner and snacks provided for competitors.

Stuart Banks (stuartbanks2001@yahoo.ie) and Frank Wall (fmwall1@gmail.com) are organisers – just drop them a line if you want to get involved. Stuart and Frank deserve great credit for taking the lead on organising this project – thanks lads!

Fun in the Sun at Sherry FitzGerald Summer Camp

The sun shone on the nearly 200 kids and coaches for the full week at our most recent summer camp, proudly sponsored by Sherry FitzGerald.

Simon Lambert and his team ran a great camp, where children from the ages of four-to-13 years old were coached in the skills of Gaelic Games in a fun and safe environment.

There needed to be plenty of water breaks for the youngsters to rehydrate during this heatwave and to make sure that they topped up their sunscreen.

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Former Olympian gives his insights

Ranelagh Gaels held a great club night recently, with members from all areas of the club getting together, sharing ideas and getting to know each other.

As a young club without a premises of our own, sometimes it’s difficult to get coaches, players and parents together, but we managed it on this occasion.

The main feature of the night was a Q&A with Shane O’Connor, who coaches in our Juvenile Academy with the 2011 boys.

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