St Colmcilles GFC is based near the village of Applewood in Balheary, Swords, we host a number of teams of various ages.We hope to be back on the pitch training as soon as restrictions allow.We have taken every measure to ensure that all our coaches and mentors have all updated coaching courses along with being Garda vetted and First Aid training. We aim to be compliant in all aspects related to Covid -19.Training for our under 8’s and 9’s is every Saturday at 11am and Wednesday at 7pm and for the CUBS (under 6’s) Saturday at10am. All of our training is outdoors.The Men’s Junior team train each Tuesday and Thursday at 7.15, contact Mick (0861067145) if you are looking to get involved.Gaelic for Mother’s and Others - open to all women aged over 25, even if you’ve never played, this is a great opportunity to get to know ladies from the area and have a bit of fun along the way. Our Super Club Lotto, the club lotto has started back in the past couple of weeks and is a great success. We can only offer this online at the moment, and you can play through the Clubforce App. Once restrictions are lifted we hope to be resuming the weekly club lottery through envelope entry. Also club membership is available through the App.We hope to see you all very soon when the Club house is fully opened and restrictions allow!

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Swords Tidy Towns volunteers care for the town of Swords. They generate enthusiasm and co-operation in order to enhance the natural and built environment. We plan to use the clear targets set by the Tidy Towns competition to give strong focus on these tasks we undertake on your behalf.Community: build strong communication with businesses, residents association, local council and schools to promote our work and to seek their help for the benefit of the community as a whole Diversity: actively seek new volunteers across a broad section of the community, and promote Swords as a town of diversity and inclusiveness .Environmental: be a champion of biodiversity and environmental issues

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Fingal County Council are please to announce that enabling works are due to start in coming days on the new all-weather sports pitch at Ward River Valley Regional Park in Swords. The new third generation synthetic all-weather pitch will be a full sized GAA & Soccer pitch, similar to the facility at Bremore Regional Park in Balbriggan. The new floodlight facility will be accompanied by car, coach and bicycle parking to service the needs of the pitch users and to improve access to the park.The first phase of works will see contractors carrying out limited removal of some screen tree planting (as indicated on the accompanying plan) to facilitate works and create space for the pitch. Following consultation with the public, care was taken with the layout of the pitch to ensure that the landmark mature tree on site could be retained. Approximately 330m2 of screen planting will be removed and the works will be completed by the end of February. To replace these trees, 1580m2 of new native woodland and 179m of hedgerow will be planted adjacent to the new facility. In addition, further planting associated with the proposed car park will take place as part of the overall project. The pitch construction works are scheduled to start later this year and will become a valuable sporting amenity for the people of Swords and wider area.

The Aircraft Noise Competent Authority (ANCA) will commence an assessment of the noise situation at Dublin Airport following a planning application (Planning reference F20A/0668) recently made by the Dublin Airport Authority to Fingal County Council’s Planning Department.The application from the Dublin Airport Authority is to alter planning conditions associated with a previous planning permission relating to operating restrictions at Dublin Airport.ANCA is responsible for ensuring that noise generated by aircraft activity at Dublin Airport is assessed in accordance with EU and Irish legislation. In its assessment of the noise situation at Dublin Airport, ANCA will ensure that the ICAO Balanced Approach to Aircraft Noise Management is adopted.As part of its assessment, ANCA will hold a 14-week public consultation after publishing a draft regulatory decision. All feedback provided will be considered by ANCA prior to the making of a final regulatory decision. Further information on the public consultation will be announced following the initial stage of ANCA’s assessment process.The Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Act 2019 designated Fingal County Council as the competent authority for aircraft noise regulation at Dublin Airport. The Aircraft Noise Competent Authority (ANCA) was established by Fingal County Council in 2019.

Swords Tidy Towns were presented with our national Pride of Place runners up trophy recently by Rafe Costigan of Fingal County Council. Congratulations to each and every one of the volunteers who give so much time and energy to keep our area looking so well. We continue to communicate with our followers on Facebook on a regular basis keeping them up to date on all our latest clean ups and projects, we are nearing our 3000th follower. Swords Tidy Towns also have a Twitter page and a Web Site where people can comment, share and retweet. We are always seeking new volunteers, and of course, donations. Our New Year is nearly upon us; it will be an unfamiliar year ahead for us all with the pandemic restrictions that will be in place. However, Swords Tidy Towns would like to take this opportunity to wish our Facebook followers, the wonderful community of Swords and the hard-working Staff and Management of Fingal County Council, a very Happy Covid free Happy near to normal Prosperous New Year.

We at Swords Community College are delighted to tell you that Clodagh Dover Grant (3rd Year) has achieved a Commendation for her entry to the Texaco Schools Art Competition. For Clodagh to get a Commendation from the 1,000s of entries, is a great achievement. She is a great talent! Well done to her Art teacher Oide Niamh for her encouragement too!

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The Joe McDonagh Foundation recently made a number of awards to GAA clubs across the nation in recognition of their work in promoting the Irish language.The Foundation was established by the family of the Galway All-Ireland hurling winner, Joe McDonagh,who later went on to become president of the GAA. Joe was a commited promoter of "An Ghaeilge" and was a language activist throughout his life. The "Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha" is administered by the late Joe McDonagh's family, the GAA and the Irish language advocate group Glór na nGael.The awards recognise the work at community level that GAA clubs do in promoting our national language, a central part of the GAA ethos, alongside our national sports. 48 medals were awarded in 2020 including 3 gold medals, 12 silver and 33 bronze. The Fingal clubs that made it through in 2020 are as follows: Silver: Fingallians GAA, Swords and Bronze: Manowar GAA, Lusk; Comhghairdeas le gach club. These awards are a great honour for the Fingal and Dublin clubs and is a recognition of the ongoing work being done by the Irish language officers and their networks throughout the county. Áth Cliath abú!

Swords Tidy Towns were presented with our national Pride of Place runners up trophy recently by Rafe Costigan of Fingal County Council. Congratulations to each and every one of the volunteers who give so much time and energy to keep our area looking so well. We continue to communicate with our followers on Facebook on a regular basis keeping them up to date on all our latest clean ups and projects, we are nearing our 3000th follower. Swords Tidy Towns also have a Twitter page and a Web Site where people can comment, share and retweet. We are always seeking new volunteers, and of course, donations. Our New Year is nearly upon us; it will be an unfamiliar year ahead for us all with the pandemic restrictions that will be in place. However, Swords Tidy Towns would like to take this opportunity to wish our Facebook followers, the wonderful community of Swords and the hard-working Staff and Management of Fingal County Council, a very Happy Covid free Happy near to normal Prosperous New Year.

We at Swords Community College are delighted to tell you that Clodagh Dover Grant (3rd Year) has achieved a Commendation for her entry to the Texaco Schools Art Competition. For Clodagh to get a Commendation from the 1,000s of entries, is a great achievement. She is a great talent! Well done to her Art teacher Oide Niamh for her encouragement too!

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Congratulations from Swords Celtic to their former player Matthew O’Brien on getting promoted to the Airtricity Premier Division with Longford Town after 1-0 playoff win vs Shelbourne recently.

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