Our open day recently for girls born 2012/13 was full of fun and football as we set about making two brand new teams to represent Malahide United. In the coming seasons. Thanks to our coaches and to some of our U16s Team who helped out on the day . We hope you enjoyed yourselves and we see you all agan soon. Malahide United Halloween Football Camp now open for registration. Booking is only available through Clubzap! You’ll get it wherever you get your apps and select Malahide United AFC as your club.

Our Ventures & Rovers had a great cruising passage at the weekend sailing into Dublin Port for some close-up action of port operations recently. We tied up for the night in Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club marina, had a cup of tea with our friends at 1st Port of Dublin Sea Scouts - Ringsend ,a swap of crew and headed home early on Sunday morning just ahead of the Cruising Association of Ireland event fleet who were also on the Liffey for the annual Three Bridges Cruise Parade. What a great way to spend a weekend!

We at Malahide United are hoping to create a new Girls Under 10’s and Under 9’s team in September to take part in the MGL League. Contact Simon @ 0879744498 or email simononeill@malahideunited.ie

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We were delighted to visit the Wednesday troop summer camp this evening in Cavan. Although slightly different to normal summer camps with Covid tests on arrival, individual tents and separate pods it is fantastic to see them all in such good form enjoying a great camp. Well done to skipper Cameron and his team of leaders for putting in all the extra effort to run a camp in the current circumstances.

Fingal County Council has welcomed a recent High Court decision to refuse an application for an injunction to reverse the pedestrianisation of New Street in Malahide. The judicial review proceedings are to be dealt with at a later date.The Council pedestrianised New Street to provide a safe outdoor space which facilitated social distancing and outdoor dining in line with Government policy and NPHET recommendations around living with Covid-19. The result was a safe environment for the community to enjoy and go about their daily business, an opportunity for local businesses to operate under Covid-19 conditions and a Pedestrian Friendly, Age Friendly, Family Friendly and Cyclist Friendly Zone.The Council is currently considering permanent public realm enhancements at New Street for the benefit of the community and business. The Council has already committed to further consultation in this regard.

by Ewan Snow

On the 3rd of August; Myself, Mark Matthews and Mark Mitchell set off on our quest to cycle from the most southern point of Ireland (Mizen Head, Co. Cork) to the most northern point of Ireland (Mallin Head, Co. Donegal). We decided to set ourselves this task over one of the previous lockdowns as we became aware of the difficulties The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre were facing with fundraising. The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre over the years have had many fundraising events which help greatly towards the funding of their work but due to covid restrictions such events were cancelled and The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre are now relying on donations to help them keep up their great work. We set off on the 3rd of August, getting the train to Cork City and then a bus to Skibbereen. From Skibbereen we ended up cycling 50k to Mizen Head and then we were at our starting point. By day 8 we set sights on Derry, cycling through the beautiful city and eventually arriving in the quiet village of Muff just at the Donegal border. Day 9, Mallin is only 50k away, the morale is at a high, we leave early and just as we leave the rain clears up and sun comes through. As we entire Mallin Head Village it’s nice and warm for the first time all week and we are in awe of the beautiful landscape. Eventually arriving at Mallin Head we get a new lease of life and cycle up the final climb to be rewarded with the feeling of accomplishment. We arrive at our destination with no accidents and no mechanical issues. All our hard work has paid off and as we arrive we reach €1,000 on our iDonate page for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Without doubt the most exhausting week of my life but worth it. Knowing we are helping such a great cause and all the support from people kept us motivated. A week we will never forget. Our iDonate page isn’t finished yet, it will remain open till September 10th and we would really appreciate any donations to help the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre fund their marvellous work. More information on the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre can be found on their website and to donate you can find it as Ewan Snow’s Fundraiser on the iDonate website, thanks so much.

Here at St. Benedicts, we have been working hard to improve the overall appearance of the complex. We have recently invested in some window boxes, hanging baskets and plants and we have a dedicated an area for wildflowers to attract bees and butterflies. With some help from volunteers and our residents, we planted up the boxes and hanging baskets. A lovely couple from Seabury donated an outdoor sofa for our residents to enjoy. This really brings enhances and brings our new space together. In other news, going forward we will be able to invite our tenants back to our lovely community centre. We will continue to follow government guidelines but our tenants are delighted to be able to call up for a coffee for the first time since March 2020.

Malahide Cricket Club is a historic club situated in the seaside town of Malahide, right on the idyllic grounds of Malahide Castle. Formed in 1861, the club now boasts 2 playing pitches, one of which serves as the International ground for our national team Cricket Ireland, a comfortable and cosy clubhouse and bar open 7 days a week which is available for event hire.This family and friendly oriented club has teams suitable for all ages, with 5 men’s teams playing in Division 2 through to Division 13, 2 women’s teams who play in Division 1 and 2, 8 boy’s teams from Under 11 to Under 17, 4 girls teams from Under 11 to Under 17 and a Taverners/ Social team. We also run an Easter Camp and two Summer Camps for girls and boys aged between 6 – 13 years of age. Details for these can be found on our website.The ground hosts club games, inter-provincial games and various international fixtures drawing large crowds and social activities, the largest being in 2013 when approximately 10,000 people were in attendance for the Ireland vs England one day international.Malahide Cricket Club is a welcoming environment open to new memberships all year round (including family and overseas memberships). We are easy to find, just a stone’s throw away from Malahide Train Station and Village, easily accessible by Dublin Bus, and only 10 minutes away from Dublin Airport. You can contact us by phone on 087-4190148 or email us at shaker676@gmail.com

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Bravo Zulu to Néala Troop Ventures Kate, Niamh and Laura for being the very first crew to complete our Lighthouse Challenge! Clocking nearly 100 nautical miles the girls charted and sailed to each of our local lighthouses (Rockabill, Lambay, Howth, Bailey, Poolbeg, Kish) working together as a team, planning their expedition, managing their boat and navigating our coastal waters to complete a safe and successful passage. A fantastic display of teamwork and seamanship under various conditions. Well done girls.

By John Moore, Deputy Principal

Our Sixth Years had been great during the Covid lock downs in both 5th Year and 6th Year

To mark how well they did, we did a special Yearbook for them which we distributed only last week. We produced it late so that we could include their very special End of Year Graduation Ceremony. With the help of the Senior Prefects and a collosal amount of work, we managed to produce a top class year yearbook which of course, they thoroughly deserved. Attached is the actual yearbook, back page with all their names which as lists form some shapes – not all can see and the cover includes Vodafone -We are absolutely delighted to be Vodafone’s WiFi Centre of Excellence Pilot School for the rollout of their smart connect programme for the coming years.

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