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.

11 Feb

Coffee Morning, The Goat – Wed 27th Feb

Roebuck Residents’ Association and Taney Area Residents’ Association will be holding a joint coffee morning for the young at heart in The Goat, on Wednesday 27th February at 10am. Plenty of free tea, coffee and scones, and chat!

This event is being sponsored by Spark Change.

If anyone needs a lift there and back, please let us know. We are happy to organise transport for anyone who needs it.

24 Dec

Christmas Get-together + 1960’s Photo

Christmas Pressie
As an extra special Christmas present to you all, click here to see a fascinating photo of our area from circa 1960, (opens a JPEG, approx 8MB). Most likely it was taken by Hans Cassini of Rex Roberts Photographers, who lived on Farmhill Road. Can you spot your house? Can you also spot Farmhill House, which was the British Ambassador’s Residence? (Draw a straight line up from Roebuck Park House, which is now also gone.) Also check out the football pitch on the future IGB land, and notice all the vegetable patches and the lack of cars!

Christmas Get-together
We had a great event down on the Green in front of the shops for our Christmas event on Saturday 8th December. The weather wasn’t the best admittedly, but somehow we all survived. The cleaner-up-ers beared the brunt of it, that’s when the real rain came.

The swag-makers in the first part of the afternoon put together some lovely creations for their front doors, and later on Santa wowed the crowd of kids with his sparkling Christmassy chat and selection boxes. The mince pies, pastries and mulled wine were extremely tasty, and went down a storm.

It was great to see so many neighbours out enjoying themselves, and thanks to all who turned up. An even bigger thanks to all those who helped out in their various ways. Have yourselves an extra glass of Baileys tonight, you’ve earned it.

We collected €255 for the Peter McVerry Trust, thanks to all who donated.

So let’s forget all about Brexit, Trump, drones etc. for a few days, and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Roebuck Residents’ Association Committee

P.S. If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of one of our wooden pallet Christmas trees, please let us know. It was last seen being bundled into the back of a blue van at 3.30am on Sunday!

This event was kindly part-supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

 

02 Dec

Christmas Get-together 2018 – Next Sat 4-6pm

It’s that time of the year again when everyone gets Santamental. Groan…

Yes, it’s Christmas Get-together on the Green time again!

Get yourselves down to the green in front of the shops next Saturday (8th Dec) from 4pm to 6pm for our awe-inspiring Christmas event.

 

– Watch in amazement as Santa turns on our magical Christmas lights with his polar powers
– Drink top class mulled wine
– Nibble delicately on Christmas-themed snacks and mince pies
– Sit on Santa’s knee
– Chat with your neighbours
– Marvel again at our lovely new marquee
– Listen to heavenly hosts singing hallelujah (hopefully we’ll have carol singers)
– Bring a bauble with someone’s name on it to place on the Christmas tree
– Watch your child tearing into their selection box, and await the sugar meltdown with resignation

Santa’s Little Helpers Wanted
Kids are invited to come down to the green between 2.30pm and 3.30pm to make their very own swag. Please bring some foliage and decorations etc. to personalise to your own taste (there will be some foliage available on the day). They can then come back to the green at 4pm to meet the big red beardy man. Adult supervision is required for younger children.

Can all children please bring a bauble with their name on it to place on the Christmas tree.

 

This event is kindly part-supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

 

01 Oct

Community Games Update 2018

A Rundown of Events So Far

Following the success of a children’s Sports Day which we ran in the summer of 2017, we agreed there was enough interest to enter a new Area in the Dublin Community Games.

A number of us meet with a representative of the Community Games to discuss what was needed to create this new area.
– We needed to all get Garda-vetted
– We needed to come up with a name – Roebuck
– We needed to create a boundary for an area not already contained within an existing Community Games Area. We intentionally kept it small for the first year
– We needed to set up a committee, which was made up of Chair Daithí Ó hAoláin, Treasurer Cathal Cavanagh, Secretary Aoibhinn Woods, Assistant Secretary Shane Cotter and Children’s Officer Aoife Cavanagh.
– We needed to register all this on the Community Games website
– We need to seek approval to use the Rosemount sports fields and book our timeslots in advance.
– We needed to run a local Sports Day event for the Roebuck area. This was run on a Sunday afternoon, 22nd April, at 1.30pm on the Rosemount playing field.

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17 Sep

Coffee Morning Photos

Well done to all who helped out, and donated, at our Hospice Coffee Morning on Saturday morning. Over €1,228.19 has been collected so far, and the box will be in Lynam’s until the end of September for those who couldn’t make it but would still like to contribute.

Included in the photos is a shot of Ronan Markey’s pop up composting information stand. Useful links for composting and the stopwaste.ie website etc. can be found in our previous post here: www.roebuckresidents.com/hospice-coffee-morning-stop-waste-compost-advisory-stand/

Update Oct 2nd: €1,333 was raised in total, and the Residents’ Association contributed a further €167 to bring the total up to a fantastic €1,500. Well done all concerned.