03 Jul

The Céilí – The Aftermath

We had a great turn-out for our Summer Céilí on the 22nd. The weather was perfect and we had some very enthusiastic dancing from residents. The younger ones slightly more enthusiastic than the older ones!

Some people to thank… A huge thank you to Suzanne for organising, and Shane and friends for help on the day, and into the late summer solstice evening. Thanks too to Prop Me Up for the generous loan of all the kids games, and to Lynam’s for help with the food side of things. There are too many other people to thank personally, but you know who you are! Our events couldn’t happen without the generous time and support from so many volunteers.

Thanks too to the owners of The Colour Den Hairdressers and the new CureSpa for coming along and handing out tasty treats and vouchers.

17 Jun

Céilí – Saturday Afternoon

“One two three, one two three, shhpin her ’round, back ye go.” etc.

There’ll be plenty more of that sort of thing this Saturday afternoon (22nd) on the green in front of the shops from 4pm to 6pm. Yes, we’re holding our inaugural Roebuck Céilí. Ceol, craic agus rince go lóir!

We have our lovely new marquee, so rain won’t stop the rince. (No, it’ll be NOTHING like Fr. Noel Furlong in the caravan in that episode of Father Ted.) But maybe bring your umbrellas if the forecast says rain.

There will also be a few BBQs, manned by the rugged pit-masters of Roebuck (some local Dads will be helping out), cooking tasty hot dogs and burgers supplied by Lynam’s.

There should also be a few games and other things for the kids.

Bring your own beverages, and feel free to wear your county colours.

17 Jun

Community Games Update

Well done to all our competitors in the Dublin Community Games final, who togged out in our new kit. We had 20 participants in Santry and doubled our medal count from last year. Riona Ferriter claimed Silver in the Under 14’s Long Puck to do one better than her bronze medal last year. Trudy Mollins raced to gold in the Under 8’s 80m sprints, and will go on to represent Dublin in the All Ireland’s. Go Trudy!

We’ll look at expanding the boundary again next year and the possibility of participating in a broader range of events including art. Thanks to the parents for helping out on the day of our own event, and during the Dublin Games. Also a big thanks to Shane Cotter and coach John O’Carroll. Rumour has it that Lynam’s sponsored some ice creams for the Goatstown Gallopers! We hope to add some more events next year including Art. And of course we are always looking for more volunteers! Please get in touch if you’d like to help out.

31 May

Céilí, 22nd June

Get those ringlets ready, and start practising all those moves from your gaeltacht days! Yes, we’re having an outdoor Céilí right here in Roebuck on Saturday June 22nd, from 4pm to 6pm. For those who weren’t educated in the mysterious ways of the Siege of Ennis in their youth, or if you have forgotten the moves, no need to worry. We’ll have someone on hand to help “gently co-ordinate” our efforts.

We’ll also have other activities, games etc. More detail to follow…

Save the date – Saturday 22nd June.

23 May

Goatstown Community Games 2019

We had a great Goatstown Community Games afternoon on Rosemount pitches last month. Lots of young locals braved the drizzly weather that Sunday to come out and run ar nós na gaoithe.

Well done to all the competitors and organisers. We now have plenty of speedy Goatstownians to send on to Santry. Here’s hoping that our new Goatstown strip will give them that extra edge!

The Community Games organisers have been in touch with all those who qualified. We have 20 competitors confirmed to compete in the Dublin Community Games athletics finals.

The Dublin games will take place on Saturday 8th June in the Morton Stadium in Santry. The opening parade starts at 10:30am.

There is a training day organised for Saturday 25th, 3-4pm, on the sports track in Irishtown. This is being run by John O’Carroll (086 795 4371).

26 Apr

Community Games – This Sunday, 28th April

The Goatstown Community Games will take place this Sunday (28th) at 1pm on Rosemount playing fields. Volunteer helpers are asked to come at 12.30pm. Hopefully Storm Hannah will be well and truly behind us by then!

The order of Races
Under 8 60m
U8 80m
U10 100m
U12 100m
U14 100m
U16 100m
U10 200m
U16 200m
U12 600m
U14 800m

Age Categories 2019
Year Born, Month, Age Category
2014 all year U8
2013 all year U8
2012 all year U8
2011 01 Jan – 31 July U10
2011 01 Aug – 31 Dec U8
2010 all year U10
2009 01 Jan – 31 July U12
2009 01 Aug – 31 Dec U10
2008 all year U12
2007 01 Jan – 31 July U14
2007 01 Aug – 31 Dec U12
2006 all year U14
2005 01 Jan – 31 July U16
2005 01 Aug – 31 Dec U14
2004 all year U16
2003 01 Jan – 31 July n/a
2003 01 Aug – 31 Dec U16

11 Apr

Community Games – Sun 28th April

Goatstown Community Games’ Logo

This year’s community games will take place on Sunday 28th April in Rosemount field, starting at 1pm with registration and a warm up. This will be followed by under 6 years races and then the qualification races for under 8 years up to 14 years. There will also be a long puc competition. We may be able to facilitate other field sports but it is dependent on volunteers.

We will need assistance with setting up, registration and race coordination (start line, holding the tape on the end line etc). If you can volunteer on the day please let us know in advance. We would appreciate it if volunteers can arrive by 12.30 pm to help set-up and get familiar with the tasks in advance.

Dáithí will coordinate the setup, Shane will be managing the registration and John will be the overall race coordinator.

Goatstown Community Games Strip Design

Based on Riona Ferriter’s prize winning design!
11 Apr

Spring Clean, Follow-up

There was a big turn-out for our Spring Clean last Saturday. Friarsland Avenue was cleared of leaves and rubbish, Rosemount field cleaned up, the green was treated to a mini-makeover, the lane behind the shops was cleaned up, the Christmas tree lights were finally taken down (harder than you might think!), overhanging hedges and ivy were cut back in many places, verges were edged, roads swept, the lane cleaned between Farmhill Drive and Mt Carmel Road, and much much more.

Thanks to everyone who helped out on the morning, and over the whole weekend, the place looks great. Thanks too to Lynam’s for supplying the tasty sausage rolls, pastries and tea and coffee for the workers afterwards.

28 Mar

Spring Clean, Sat 6th April

We will be holding a Spring Clean for the area over the weekend of the 6th and 7th April. A group will be meeting on the green outside the shops on Farmhill Road at 11am on Saturday morning.

If you want to start on your own area we can provide bags and gloves in advance. So there is literally no excuse not to do any cleaning around your area!

Some equipment will be provided, however if possible please bring gloves, clippers, rakes, spades, edgers, brushes, wheelbarrows and petrol mowers.

Tea and coffee will be provided after all the hard work. Free keep cups for helpers who would like one, (limited number available).

25 Mar

Coffee Morning, The Goat

Roebuck Residents’ Association and Taney Area Residents’ Association held their first joint coffee morning for the young at heart in The Goat, on Wednesday 27th February at 10am.

There was a great turnout for this event on a lovely sunny spring morning. There was plenty of chat, and thanks to Con Carroll of Mount Carmel Road for bringing along his pictures of the floods in Roebuck Park in 1963.

There was also discussion in relation to a regular morning book club. If you would like to be included in updates on this please let us know.

This event was kindly sponsored by Spark Change.