Plunketts upcoming events
Fashion Fusion was a fashion show with a difference. The models were from all sections of the club & community but primarily from our Senior Hurling & Camogie team. The evening started with some of our juvenile girls & boys modelling clothes from Dunnes Stores, they cart wheeled onto the stage loving every minute of the cat walk experience. The Senior Players modelled clothes from Nike, O'Neills, New Look, Alila, Arnotts & our wedding section was from Barnardos & Collar & Cuff's. Apart from
Annual 100Km Cycle 2015
Joe Moran, Anthony Farrell and Cian Harrison rest up at the halfway point
New Years Eve Ball 2015
The ballons drop at midnight topping off an amazing night
Our younger members enjoying the style on show
Stars In Their Eyes
Brendan Carr killing it as Freddie Mercury
Golf Classic 2016
John O'Donovan and Co. before tee off
Christmas Craft Fair 2016
Grace O'Reilly and Co. with Sam Maguire
Many fundraising events have taken place over the years from Cookery Demonstrations with Neven Maguire to our most recent SOPER'S night. Here's a flavour of some of the events.
In 2010 we held our first big event, The Jig Factor, this was a hugely successful event with Stuart Mullen & Róisín Lyons winning outright with the most entertaining Irish Dance routine of the night.
In 2012 the club held it's first wedding.... Mock Wedding, this wedding had everything, colour, drama, fun & lots of laughs with Margaret Cuggy Byrne as the Bride & Joey McDonnell as the Groom, Pat Brennan as the Priest aided by his very attentive altar server Eddie Byrne. The colourful wedding party consisted of Mother & Father of the Bride, Denis Carr & Gloria Walsh & Father & Mother of the Groom, Ciaran O'Neill & Maggie Stritch. Best Men - Kevin Brogan & Eoghan O'Sullivan & Brides Maids Maura Browne & Patricia MacDonnell. This turned out to be a really fun night from start to finish.
Some other events such as Rocky Horror, The Kube, Fashion Fusion, Strictly Plunkett's, Stars for the Night & our own take on the Oscars, Plunkett's Sopers gave us great entertainment. Apart from these nights being great fundraisers they were great community events & showed the depth of talent within the club & Parish.
Plunketts upcoming events calendar
The purpose of our group is to invite men usually retired to meet on an informal basis once a week in the local GAA club. Our initial intention was to assist the club with their ongoing general maintenance and in return we could use the club’s premises as our Shed. Over the past 2 years we have went on a number of excursions and we plan to combine both the maintenance of the club with a variety of cultural activities.
We recently had a meeting with a representative from the official Men’s Shed Association of Ireland and following that meeting we intend to become an affiliated member of that association.
We meet on a Wednesday in Plunkett’s club and there is an open invitation to anyone who is interested in becoming a member.
Pat Kearney 087-9523135
Steve Harrison 087-6895064
Gaelic4Mothers&Others is aimed at women who want to learn how to play Gaelic football in a fun and relaxed environment. The only conditions to play are that you must be over 18 and not playing league for a club team. This is a great way for mothers who regularly attend their children’s games to learn the rules of ladies football and so get more enjoyment out of the club.
Most of the current Plunketts ladies are playing 4 years and train every Friday night for most of the year. During the winter we train in Inspire on the astropitches under lights and during the summer we use the club pitches.
The team play a number of blitzes each year including the Leinster Blitz and the All Ireland blitz each October.
Currently there are 20 members on the panel covering a wide range of skill, experience and age. The team enjoy their football and chats and are very welcoming to anyone who wants to try the game for a few weeks.
Justin Couch on 0831485059
THE OVER 40'S
The Over 40’s scene is beginning to capture people’s imagination and new teams and/or tournaments seem to be coming up all the time.
The rules differ slightly to the norm as it is ‘2 touch’ to stop the seriously fit running amok and keep everyone involved and ‘No Contact’ to stop Weekend Warriors lining someone up only to come off worst in the end.
The Plunkett’s over 40s team has been on the go almost 2 seasons.
It has seen former team mates reuniting, making new team mates and reigniting old rivalries.
We can safely say the desire is still there and while some retired from competitive football comparatively recently, others hadn’t kicked a ball in anger in decades.
Once the rustiness fell away some fabulous football has been played over the 2 years.
Just as importantly we make every effort to ‘rehydrate’ together following each game and the ethos of the team is about enjoyment and a welcoming atmosphere.
We are constantly seeking ‘fresh’ legs to play with as well as opposition to play against.
All are welcome regardless of ability as everyone can contribute to the success and longevity of the team.
There is no huge commitment required other than a prompt yes/no to matches.
Des Grogan on 0879177063 or firstname.lastname@example.org (the ‘F’ stands for Football)
THE NIFTY FIFTIES
The Nifty Fifties was founded about 28 years ago for women in the Parish. We now have a membership of 160 and have a waiting list.
We play Bridge, we play Bowls, we walk, we dance, we have coffee mornings. We go to the Theatre, we have holidays. We also have outings and parties. All our activities take place in Plunketts for which we are very grateful. We lead a very busy life.
Anyone in the Parish wishing to join will have to go on a waiting list and should contact Marie below
Marie on 0861075487
PLUNKETTS CYCLE CLUB
Plunkett's Cycle Club was founded in 2013 & has grown from strength to strength. The first training session consisted of a 10km loop of the Phoenix Park, then working up to 2 loops until we were ready to take off the stabilisers & head for the open roads!! That summer a group from Plunkett's joined up with a group from St Malachy's in Hackballscross, Co Louth & cycled the 100km journey from their clubhouse to ours. Since then, as well as running our annual 100km Fundraising Cycle the group also trains & partakes in other Cycle Ireland organised events such as Ring of Kerry, Westportif, Meath Heritage Cycle, Great Dublin Bike Ride & many more. The club is registered with Cycle Ireland & each Sunday meet at Farmleigh Gates at 8.30 & head for the high roads & by roads of Meath, Kildare or Wicklow for a leisurely or occasionally challenging cycle!!. The club is made up of all ages & abilities and we would be delighted to see new members join, if interested
Nóirín Boland 0872847637, Stephen Harrison 0876895064 or Ollie Brogan on 0872484187.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SESSIONS
The ever popular music sessions have been taking place almost every Wednesday night since 2003 in the Plunkett's Clubhouse lounge. The Wednesday night session is an informal gathering of musicians,singers, dancers and listeners, in the tranquil surroundings of thecomfortable lounge. Set dance lessons take place from 9.15pm, followed by the session at 10pm and finishing around midnight. It is a relaxed informal setting where along with the music, singing and dancing,conversation and camaraderie are also essential components of the social evening. Musicians, singers, dancers and listeners are most welcome any night to join in.
Founded in 2005, the society organises golf outings for members and friends of the St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh G.A.A Club. Membership currently runs at about 36 members but we're always looking for new participants and everyone, young, old, male, female is welcome. We have monthly outings during the summer months. The golfing year starts in March and ends with our traditional scramble in November. All our competitions are Stableford and we have plenty of overall and class prizes ensuring that every member has a good opportunity to win some prizes during the year. There's always a few visitors prizes on offer as well so all are welcome. In addition, we run a Player of the Year competition. Feel free to contact us if you wish to get involved.
Contact details: John O'Donovan