Balbriggan Senior Cricket club is located in Balbriggan Town Park , Balbriggan. New playing members of all ages and abilities and pavilion members are always welcome.Balbriggan Cricket Club is based in the heart of Balbriggan and has 5 Senior Adult teams , a Social cricket team and a big underage section of boys and girls teams.The Adult Senior teams range from Premier league level down to the lowest league so if you are interested in joining you can be sure we will have a team that suits you’re playing level. We have excellent facilities with top class wickets and nets and you will find people practising most days of the week.The underage set up in Balbriggan is thriving , our ground and nets is a hive of activity every day from April to Sept in Balbriggan Town Park when underage coaching and Practice takes place. Kids from 5 years up can come along and experience cricket and will learn how to play the game with our experienced coaches.We also go to the local schools to teach kids the basics of the game during Jan, Feb and March. To enquire about membership or training call or text 0860644238

Congratulations to Aitzol King, who has been called up to the Leinster U20’s squad. This is just reward for years of hard work and dedication on Aitzol’s part. He is really striking out on his own now as this is the first time he has made it to this level without one or more of his fellow Balbriggan team mates with him. He will especially miss Abdul who he has played alongside with at Balbriggan, the North East and Leinster.We at Balbriggan RFC are all so proud of Aitzol and all that you have achieved. Best of luck Aitzol. We look forward to seeing you in Leinster blue again soon.

We are a voluntary group which promotes the Tidy Towns competition and ideals in Balbriggan aiming to enhanGeorge’s Square was looking really well this morning. The flower towers and hanging baskets, provided by FCC, and the window boxes on the courthouse and McGowan’s really add a splash of colour. ce the beauty of our town. So why not get involved in Balbriggan Tidy Towns by joining our works party any Saturday morning @ 11am on Balbriggan beach.

Or why not adopt a patch? Choose a public area which you think you could maintain, tell us about it and we will provide you with some resources and support.Balbriggan is a fabulous, sea-side town, steeped in history and natural beauty; we aim to promote and enhance its charm, making it an even more pleasant place to live and visit. In the national Tidy Towns competition we have increased our score year on year and have won two Endeavour Awards in the last 5 years.

Looking for work? There are currently some Community Employment Vacancies in the Balbriggan Area, including a Kitchen Assistant position at Balbriggan Meals on Wheels. To apply for any of these positions, please check eligibility with DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office; or contact Mary Tormey CE Supervisor 01 8412253. Please do not contact Balbriggan Meals on Wheels directly.

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Over the past 2 months Foróige Balbriggan have focused their work on the pinewood and Castlelands area of the town. This piece of work has been funded by Fingal County Council as a response to the high levels of mental health issues young people are experiencing due to Covid -19. It has been documented that young people who have been involved in youth work throughout the pandemic have been coping better. Youth work interventions have been lacking in the pinewood and Castlelands area of the town. Foróige have therefore increased their presence in these areas where services were previously lacking.In order to establish Foróige in the community and to ensure all young people were being reached outreach was initially the focus of the project. 2 youth workers from Foróige took to the streets of Pinewood and Castlelands and walked around to find young people who were interested and wanted to join and any young person who could use Foróige for any additional support. They also made sure every young person they came across knew what Foróige was and what we do. 2 Foróige Junior clubs were established with 8 young people in each and 2 volunteer from the area also. The group set out on taking part in arts and crafts, adventure activities, played some competitive sports and made buckets of slime! Our young people have always been at the centre of what we do so they ask, we provide! We currently still have spaces for our Pinewood Summer Programmes, (Junior for 10-12) and senior cafe (13-16 and 16-18). Throughout summer we will be building a community action piece, spray painting, obstacle courses and many more activities. If you would like to register your young person we advise you do so as soon as possible by contacting Aine McGuinness at aine.mcguinness@foroige.ie .

Our Senior team manager Adam Foley has regretfully stepped away from his position with the club with immediate effect. Adam has taken this decision as he cannot give the position his full attention as he is pursuing a very successful playing career in the LOI Premier Division. We are sad to see Adam go but Glebe North wish him every success as he continues to shine on the playing field. We thank Adam for his tireless work with the club and look forward to welcoming him back to the club in the future whether it is as a player or coach or in any capacity (His blood still flows green). The club have appointed Darius Kierans as the new manager of our senior team. Darius comes to the club as a highly recommended and experienced coach. We look forward to working with Darius and wish him the very best as he takes over the reigns from Adam.

A variety of challenges have faced the hotel sector over the past fifteen months, but the CityNorth team took it in their stride and throughout all phases of restrictions.
Looking forward to opening again, Suzanne Mulvey, Director of Sales and Marketing at CityNorth said, “We are delighted to open our doors to the public once again on June 2nd. We have been working behind the scenes to make improvements on our outside Delvin Terrace and we expanded our gym for residents”. Currently recruiting for food and beverage, accommodation, chefs de partie and kitchen porters, CItyNorth Hotel was recently awarded the Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award 2021 for outstanding reviews over the last 12 months which is a testament to the dedication and customer service shown by the staff during this difficult year.“We are delighted with the award which places us amongst Trip Advisors’ top 10% of hospitality providers worldwide.” said Ms Mulvey. “To celebrate we have launched a number of new overnight packages such as our Dine, Drink, Stay Package which includes Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, a welcome glass of prosecco and a pre-dinner cocktail for two people from only €159. Many couples and families, work colleagues and friends are booking in on this great value deal to reunite in the spacious surroundings of our hotel.” The hotel is unusually busy with early bookings for family summer staycations. CityNorth has been in the family market for many years, and offers overnight deals including dinner for a family of four from only €159. Last year in anticipation of limited international travel, CityNorth Hotel promoted Family Seaside Breaks which include picnics to take away to our great local beaches.“We are encouraging families to get outside and enjoy all the amenities our coastal beaches and Boyne Valley heritage sites have to offer” commented Ms Mulvey. ”We have a new appreciation this year of our local area, and this will become a long term strategy for foreign tourists once they return”.To apply to join the CityNorth Team email CVs to jodie@citynorthhotel.com and for all other information and bookings email info@citynorthhotel.com or see www.citynorthhotel.com (NB: Neither the webste nor the emails are accessible through this medium.)

The following Zoom activities were delivered over the past two months and continue to be delivered by Nora and Paul who have kept the Remember Us participants entertained throughout the lockdown.Amongst the activities which took place over the past 43 days were:
a Disco, the wonderful Paul & Nora show ( make a video ) x 8 times, A Quiz x 5 times, Yoga x 2 times, Bingo x 8 times, 2 x Dance sessions, a Virtual trip to the Zoo, Crafts: DIY Key Wind Chimes, Play Your Cards Right/Mini disco, Lantern making, 2 x Exercise sessions,Crafts: Stress Ball making,Night at the movies, a Virtual tour of Ripley’s Aquarium,Body Percussion, a Cookery session, a Treasure Hunt,an Art n Crafts session,a Magic Show, and a Treasure Hunt. Nora Roban said , “I open the zooms at about 6.45 so members can come in and have a chat with us and activity starts at 7.30. when it finishes we have another chat. Weekly Webt exts to all members & their families /volunteers to see how they are getting on and to say we are at end of phone if they want to call for a chat etc.,Daily posts on Facebook/Instagram since we broke up of photos sent to me via e-mail from our members. Each day if there is a member’s birthday, we post it on Facebook.- Emails/phone manned everyday /weekend.” She added.“ Regarding the Paul n Nora show many of our members and their families say it’s the highlight of the week for them as we dress up and act a little silly!! We also announce the theme for the following weeks Facebook photos. Zoom activities for our younger members before they went back to school some were one to one sessions and others were small group sessions.Tuesday afternoons - Chat exercise or music time Thursday morning afternoon - Chat Puppets and story time-And whatever else will work for them. - Approximately. 7 members took it up, two one to ones and a small group.” This has poven highly successful so well done to Nora and Paul on their hard work.

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Now, as lockdown eases, its time to get some good sea air into our lungs and where better than Balbriggan’s beach. Balbriggan beach is situated close to the Main Street, behind an eleven arch limestone and brick railway viaduct. There is a working fishing harbour beside the beach where trawlers enter and leave on high tides. The Front Strand is Balbriggan’s main beach. It is a natural inlet and is ideal for building sand castles, bathing and soaking up the sun if the temperamental Irish weather permits. During the summer months, a lifeguard is on duty when the appropriate flag is flying. A pleasant walk further up the coast takes you to the Martello Tower built in the 1800s to ward off any invasions by Napoleon. Just below the Martello Tower are the ruins of the Boathouses. In by-gone days this area was well-known for hot seaweed bath.Balbriggan beach is an ideal walking spot.Rich with history and natural vistas. Beyond the Martello Tower, heading further north you will see the imposing structure of Bremore Castle on your left. The beach stretching north from the Martello Tower is called King’s Strand. Walking along to the north end of King’s Strand you can spot The Sailors Grave, a mound of stones so called as it commemorates the dead of the ships such as the Belle Hill and Sarah of Runcorn that were wrecked off the nearby Cardy Rocks. Tradition has it that visitors add a stone to the cairn. A plaque was placed here in 2013 to commemorate the lost lives. You can walk along this stretch of coastline eventually arriving at the long beaches of Gormanston. (Note, this is a natural terrain without a man-made footpath). Hampton Cove Beach on the southern end of the town is a nice pebble beach popular with dog walkers. From here there is a nice view of the Rockabill lighthouse and of Skerries. The Lady’s Stairs Beach further south near the footbridge access to Ardgillan Demesne, is a lovely stretch of soft sand, at low tide popular with horse riders and joggers. Remember safe distancing and keep our beaches clear of litter but enjoy yourselves.

Subject to Covid guidelines, we at Glebe North will host two summer camps this year.. Camps will take the same format as last year with no use of changing facility’s and will run from 10am-1pm. Please book with us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.Contact us at 087 205 6673 or
Send us a message on our email glebenorthfootballclub@gmail.com.