Malahide Basketball Club
A big thank you to Swords,Eclipse & Killester Basketball clubs for coming out to Malahide yesterday to take part in our u11 boys blitz. A great day of basketball was had and a few cakes eaten also 🍰☕️ Congratulations to the Killester lads & their coach Luke who were the overall winners. Our MVP went to a great young man Rian O'Neill from the north side Eclipse who showed great sportsmanship determination and super defense. Thanks to all my helpers ...Darragh Ben Alex Tom Binyam also to my two refs Glen & Sean and a special thank you to Sophie who spent the whole day in the gym helping out first at the Christmas morning and then staying for the blitz... Many thanks Sophie Fiona M💙hide🏀
Well done to our under 16 player Dearbhla Reid who was the Hearald sports star of the week for her performance in the u16a schools final last week. 👍🏻🏀👍🏻🏀🏆
Great article and photos in The Hearald yesterday on the U16a dublin final win. Well done to Coach Fiona Daly and team.
GOODIE BAGS READY ✔️ JAVA REPUBLIC COFFEE READY ✔️ BASKETBALL CUPCAKES READY ✔️ See you all Saturday for our Christmas party day. Cakes & coffee/tea available upstairs. 🏀🎅🏻🍰☕️🤶🏼🏀
Malahide Castle and Gardens
***Thank you to all who have booked our wonderful Christmas experience at Malahide Castle. We are now FULLY booked for the duration of the event. Happy Christmas to all*** 🎅🏼🎄🤶🏼✨
A humongous thanks to all who came to our Carols by Candlelight event to support our friends at St. Francis Hospice. We enjoyed wonderful and fun performances from the Fingal Gospel Choir & Third Day Chorale to get us into the festive spirit! Thanks to all🎄🕯️ 🎅 https://t.co/dcMmFpkfGt
We're excited for our annual Carols by Candlelight this evening from 6-8pm @MalahideCastleG . Tickets sold in the visitor centre with proceeds going to St Francis Hospice. Please arrive early to be guaranteed a seat for the duration. #spiritofchristmas #malahidechristmas 🙏🎄🕯️ https://t.co/VijKc3xsY6
A wonderful Christmas experience awaits you at Malahide Castle. We’ve had an amazing week of making happy memories for all of our special visitors 🎅🏼 We have a few times left for our mid-week dates up until 23rd December. Please contact our Reservations Team on 01 8169538 for availability or to book 🎄🎅🏼🤶🏼👸🏻✨
Malahide Credit Union
Did you spot the Malahide Christmas Elf around today?
Malahide Credit Union - Here's how we got on last month.
Another great photo from Sharon Long of the sunrise over St. Oliver Plunkett School Parents Association 😍
Gardai have asked for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old boy. Jamie Walsh was last seen boarding a bus in Mullingar on route to Dublin at about 5pm on Thursday 7 December.
Great win for the U17s this evening in the club defeating a spirited Skerries side 39-17, scoring some excellent tries in the process.
***Weekend Round-Up 4th December - 10th December 2017*** : 1st **Coming Soon** : 2nds Match: Bective v Malahide Venue: Donnybrook Date: 08/12/2017 Malahide 2nds took on Bective in Donnybrook on a freezing Friday night on the 8th of December 2017. The game kicked off at a fast pace on the open all weather pitch. Both defences struggled early on with Malahide going over for a try in the first few minutes scored by Shane O'Brien which he also converted giving MRFC a 0-7 lead. However almost immediately the Bective #8 stormed over from 40 yards out to level up the game. A penalty straight after gave the hosts the lead of 7-10. Malahide settled into the game and after a period of sustained pressure, Dan Hayes went over to the visitors making it 10-12. Malahide wasn't finished though and before half-time scored twice again through David Feenan and Dan Hayes grabbing an excellent second, both converted by Shane O'Brien making it 10-26. Bective, however, hung on in there an scored late in the first half to make it 17-26 at halftime. The second half was much like the first played at a fast pace, after excellent defence by the Malahide pack a Shane O'Brien penalty kept the scoreboard ticking for Malahide making it 17-29, however again Bective came back into it and crossed the line making it 22-29 after a missed conversion. Both sides battled for the next period until Sean Power broke clear from a line-out and could not be caught from 45 metres out, the conversion was added to make it 22-36. Bective again rallied and put Malahide under pressure forcing 2 yellow cards in the last 15 minutes to Colin Corkery and Shane O'Brien. Down to 13 men at a point, Malahide conceded another try to make it 29-36. However, Malahide was not going to be denied the win and a brilliant show of defence and try saving tackle by Eric Ryan, in the end, won them the day and a well earned Xmas break after a pulsating game. Performances of particular note to Dan Hayes, Darragh Reilly, David Feenan Shane O'Brien and Sean Power. Man of the Match: Dan Hayes (Clubman Barber and Academy) : 3rds The Thirds kept their unbeaten run going in tough conditions in the club on Saturday. The lads came up against a determined effort from a Barnhall side looking for a scalp. The first half finished nil all. A good second half saw the lads run in four tries and make sky sports news. The final score of 22-3 probably a fair reflection. Man Of the Match: Barry Ryan (Clubman Barber and Academy) #MalahideRFC #MRFC
Reminder to all the boys and girls out there that Santa himself will be arriving in the rugby club this Sunday at 11am with a present for all our mini's (or a bag of coal). We look forward to welcoming the grownups with some mulled wine and mince pies.
Amazing coverage from Sky Sports News Sky Sports from the weekend
If you are in the village today at 2.30 there may be some Christmas shenanigans !!! .......
Christmas mix and mingle for Malahide Businesses takes place next Thursday 21st Dec @ 6pm in Fowlers , New Street . All businesses are welcome , members, non members , old and new please join us for our annual get together and join in the festive fun !! Ho Ho Ho !!
Malahide Chamber of Commerce President , Andrew Rittweiger looking very festive at this years Santa Parade . Thanks to all the businesses who helped make it possible , please register your interest in next years event now before Sandra's little helpers take a well earned rest !!
Well we all know that parking is a serious issue in Malahide but we have to get in festive spirit and what a giggle this was . Thanks so much Malahide Christmas Elf . 🌲🌲🌲
Malahide Yacht Club
Looking forward to a great night.
A really wonderful night out for a truly amazing cause . . . Saint Francis Hospice
Great talk last night on Iran . Many thanks to Bill Wallace for a very interesting inside to this country.
Malahide United AFC
Our u12a mgl girls team had a Christmas training session last night in Gannon Park. Keep up the great work girls and Happy Christmas ⚽️🎄🎅
Our Under 12 girls Team had no game today so had a fun team day bonding and bowling⚽️🎳
Santa and the Malahide Christmas Elf showing off their footie skills ⚽️😉🎅
Lots of excitement waiting for Santa and the Malahide Christmas Elf. Santa gave the reindeers the day off so his great friend Toots Malahide dropped them to Gannon Park 🦌🎅⚽️
A big thanks to everyone who came along to our Christmas Session this evening. Happy Christmas and see you all in 2018.
REMINDER Our Christmas Seisiún will take place on Tuesday Dec 12th in the canteen in Malahide Community School at 7 -8.30pm. All welcome. Tár insteach ! .
Our Christmas Seisiún will take place on Tuesday Dec 12th in the canteen in Malahide Community School at 7 -8.30pm. All welcome. Tár insteach !
Copy of our newsletter distributed at class last night.
Malahide Lions Club
This was Malahide Lions Club's 5th year to host the Senior Citizens' Christmas party in the Grand Hotel Malahide. Excellent food and service, great company, singing, dancing, all a great recipe for a wonderful night. We are very grateful to all our sponsors for the support they provided: Malahide Credit Union, Malahide Chamber of Commerce, the Sheil family of Londis, St Sylvester's Parish and a private donor as well as local businesses who donated the raffle prizes. To all Lion members, family and friends who helped out on the night in anyway, Thank You. Pictures by Tony McCarthy give a great flavour of the night.
Keep an eye out for us today and tomorrow. We'll be in hi-viz tops so we should stand out . All money collected is converted into shopping vouchers for those less fortunate.
Lions Club Christmas Appeal will take place today Thurs 7, Fri 8 and Sat 9 Dec at various locations around Malahide. The people of Malahide always give generously and 100% of funds raised will go on food vouchers for local families and individuals in need. So, stop by and say hi and give as generously as you can. Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year from all in Malahide Lions!
Tidy towns malahide
CALLING ALL RESIDENTS OFMALAHIDE! Please register with www.greenhome.ie and join the Malahide Tidy Towns group. Our rating for Malahide is already above the National Average. We're going to try to max our points in the Waste Prevention and Minimisation Category in 2018 and this is part of the initiative. Thanks!
Daphne Greene, Secretary and Pat McNamara collect Gold Medal for Malahide Tidy Towns
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Malahide Community Games
Special thanks to Malahide Credit Union for their ongoing support.
Another one from the Malahide Community Games archives. 1987 –Malahide Community Games Boys Team – All Ireland winners
1976 - Malahide Community Games Girls Team – All Ireland silver medalists, with coach G.V Wright
We were requested to write a history of Malahide Community games for the Awards Ceremony. Please see below- any additions, corrections or clarifications welcome. History of Malahide Community Games. Founded in 1967 in Dublin, Community Games was established in Malahide in the early 1970’s. Malahide first participated in the Dublin Community Games in 1972, organised by a small committee set up by MADRA (Malahide & District Residents Association- later to be rebranded Malahide Community Council). At that stage Malahide was a developing community with many of the estates starting to fill up (and some were not in existence then). Powerhouse behind the CG involvement and the subsequent organisations was Mrs Peggy Burke In 1973 MADRA handed over responsibility to a sub-committee which strengthened itself and named itself Malahide Youth Sports Council (MYSC). A greater level of participation resulted with more team sports taking part. There were limited facilities available then in Malahide. The Demense was still in the hands of the Talbot family, so trials for athletics and subsequent training took place on the beach, while the only football field then was on the Coast Road- Malahide United F.C’s sole pitch. With the abolition of the G A A’s “ban” trials for our Gaelic team were held on that pitch. Dressing rooms were the bushes surrounding the pitch! In 1974 it was decided that MYSC become separate from MADRA and it was reconstituted and renamed Malahide Sports and Recreation Council (MSRA). In addition to organising Community Games participation, MSRA sought to develop better communications between the various sports clubs and organisations in the expanding village. Monthly meetings were held to which most clubs sent representatives and MSRA set up an annual awards night in which awards were presented for Sports Personality of the year; Team of the Year; Volunteer of the year and others. MSRA also arranged an Annual Sports Day in Morton Stadium and an Annual Swimming Gala. The main source of funds was an annual sponsored walk, the early ones of which were started by the late Eamonn Andrews. It also sought and obtained sponsorship for the major events and provided sponsorship to athletes and other sports individuals travelling abroad. Throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, Chess and Basketball, as well as Athletics and Swimming, featured prominently for Malahide in National Community Games competitions. All Ireland Chess titles at Under 16 came to Malahide in 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985 and 1989, under the expert tutelage of Mr. Tom O’Sullivan. Malahide Basketball teams were also strong contenders at All Ireland level, with a girl’s team taking silver in 1976, while in 1987 the boys team were victorious. Malahide’s participation in the Community Games continued to be organised by MSRA until 1990 when it was wound up. Subsequent to that there was intermittent participation involvement in the Community Games , however in the early years of the Millennium it returned to its former strength thanks to an energetic and dedicated committee. Speaking in 2002, about the revival, Mr. Eric Crampton from “The Pottery Shop” part of the original committee, said that the “object of the games was to encourage participation and exercise”. Since then, Community Games has been consistently strong in the region and each year a contingent of between 60-70 athletes have taken part in the Dublin finals as well as extremely strong representation in Chess, Basketball, Quiz and Gaelic Games. Between 2011- 2017, Malahide won four Dublin titles in Under 14 Quiz and have always been to the fore in Basketball in Dublin and Leinster, most recently winning an All-Ireland U16 Boys title in 2016 and being runners up in Under 13 in 2017. Several of the players from these successful Basketball teams have gone on to win caps for Ireland at Underage level. Malahide Chess teams also contributed to the successful revival and have proudly represented Malahide at All Ireland level, winning U13 titles in 2012, 2015 and 2016 and U16 silver in 2013 and 2014. Similarly, some of these young players are competing in national and international competitions. This year for the first time in a number of years, Malahide competed in both Hurling and Gaelic football, winning both Dublin titles. It is hoped that with the support of coaches in St Sylvester’s GAA Club that this will continue. There is a long and successful association with the Boys Long Puck competition, with a number of Dublin titles, and the impressive trophy first won by Irish International Niall Quinn in 1978, coming to the area. In the early 2000’s the Coughlan brothers, Niall and John, later Inter County footballers, won. In 2010 Daniel Deneher, who also played underage Hurling and Football for Dublin won and this year Henry Burke took the title with his twin brother Matthew taking the silver medal. For the games in Santry, every June the aim is to enter as many slots as possible so that the maximum number have the opportunity to enjoy the experience of competing in Santry and being part of the team. Over the years, there have been many loyal and successful competitors. For example, the archives show that Bronwyn Keogh won the Malahide Girls Toddlers Race in 2002 and competed for Malahide in every games up to U16 . She went on to compete in Cross County, Sprints and Relays for her club, county, school, college and country and in 2011 also represented Ireland in the Celtic Schools International in Cardiff getting a silver medal for Ireland in the 60m. In line with the desire to have as many children as possible compete a strong emphasis is placed on relays. This has been a successful initiative, as over the years it has provided the opportunity for many to participate at both local and national level, particularly at U15 and U16, where there is typically a fall-off in numbers. This is possibly the achievement that the area is most proud of. Malahide Community Games is currently run by a small team of dedicated volunteers, supplemented with support from the Malahide Chess Club, St Sylvester's GAA club and Malahide Basketball Club. Our main sponsors are Malahide Credit Union and Londis, Yellow Walls Road, to whom we are grateful.