CLG Na Fianna 1955 – 2015. Celebrating Sixty Years at the Heart of the Community

2015 sees the 60th anniversary of the founding of CLG Na Fianna. To mark the occasion an extended weekend of celebration of club and community culture is planned. It’s all based around the first weekend of September – the weekend of the All Ireland Hurling Final. We’re looking for all club members, young and old to become engaged in the celebration of the occasion. Na Fianna has come a long way since its humble beginnings 60 years ago. Our membership and playing numbers makes Na Fianna one of the biggest clubs in the country and one of the few clubs in the country to embrace and promote all the games of the GAA and affiliated associations. These impressive achievements were made possible by the unique spirit, commitment and shared vision possessed by a dedicated group, Na Fianna’s founder members. We, the current membership, have been very fortunate to have been guided by this group of exceptional people during the growing years of the club and the planned celebrations over the first weekend in September will mark the great legacy of these visionaries and Na Fianna’s significant milestones and achievements in the intervening sixty years. It will be a weekend for all members, young and old and there will be something for everyone, present and past members. Na Fianna will remember and honour those who played a part in making this club great and those who today continue on the same proud traditions and represent Na Fianna at all levels on all fields. Special guests, exhibition matches, team catch-ups and a general good time will be at the centre of a huge weekend’s activities. The organisers, who have put together a comprehensive programme, hope to see as many as possible making it to the club over the weekend to join in the fun and meet with old and new faces and above all to enjoy Na Fianna’s 60th Celebrations with friends, family and the wider Na Fianna community.

“Glaine ár gcroí, neart ár ngéag agus beart de réir ár mbriathar  – Cleanliness in our hearts, strength in our limbs and action according to our words.”  – CLG Na Fianna Club Motto

Thursday 3rd Sept

8pm – Na Fianna – Ár gClub – Ár bPobal

Launch of Club Historical Exhibition

8.30pm – Na Fianna – A Community Call

Briefing of Community Leaders of Na Fianna activity

9pm – The Small Ball Remembered

Reunion of Hurling, Camogie and Handball teams of Na Fianna with special guest musician

9.30pm – Traditional Music Session

Friday 4th Sept

7pm – The Battle of the Clans

Fun Hurling/Camogie Challenge game with teams comprising of parent v child…

7.30pm – Ceiliúradh an Chathaoirligh – Chairmans Celebration

Chairman’s Dinner

8.30pm – Oíche Airneán

Night of Ceol agus Craic

Saturday 5th Sept – A Day of Games

9:30am- 11am: Nursery 1955 style

11.30am – Go Games Go 60

2pm – U14 Hurlers versus Lucan

6.30pm – Club 3-In-A-Row Football Celebrity Challenge Match

8.30pm – Special Club Sixtieth Presentation

The Big Ball Remembered

Reunion of Football and Ladies Football Teams of Na Fianna, Halla Na Fianna

9.30pm – Rock the Club

Halla Na Fianna- Rock till you drop with The Roadworn Frets.

Mobhi Suite- Bop till you drop with Take That/Westlife Tribute. Followed by Disco till late.