Derek Balfe Photography: Blog en-us (C) Derek Balfe Photography [email protected] (Derek Balfe Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:19:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:19:00 GMT Derek Balfe Photography: Blog 120 74 2012 Tara Harriers Hunter Trials - Donabate 11th March 2012 Tara Harrier Hunter Trials-141

Sunday morning and a group of us from the camera group headed over to Corballis for the Tara Harriers Hunter Trials.

So first time at one of these events and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable days out with the camera.

Definitely be keeping an eye out and attending a few more of these events.

A few more of the images from the day can be found here


[email protected] (Derek Balfe Photography) Dublin Hunter Trials Ireland Rush Library Camera Group Tara Harriers Tara Harriers Hunter Trials Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:00:28 GMT
2012 - St. Maur's U13 in action against Good Counsel

27/02/12 - Sunday afternoon with a 1 O'Clock meet they U13 footballers headed for Walkinstown for a back match against good Counsel.

The lads turned on one of the best team performances for a while running out comprehensive winners in the end. Special mention to Culann Noonan, Finbar Harford and a man of the match performance from Matthew Hughes.

Great performances all round with all playing their part when called upon.

Half of the team then went on to Gormanston to compete in their last ever match of the indoor hurling tournament. The team finished joint 3rd and was also rewarded when Finbarr Harford accepted the prestigious honour of being named Player of the Tournament.


[email protected] (Derek Balfe Photography) Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:02:23 GMT
St. Maurs Senior Footballers in opening day action in AFL1

26/02/12 - St. Maur's got their new historic season underway in AFL1 with a hard fought draw against Thomas Davis at home.

Having gained promotion for the first time in the clubs history to the elite tier the side showed they are not there to make up the numbers.

With 3 players sidelined due to their Dublin U21 commitments, they team was inspired by some superb play from Oisin McGinty, Conor Maguire, Niall Welsh and Mick O'Malley.

Photos from the match can be viewed by clicking here



[email protected] (Derek Balfe Photography) Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:50:01 GMT
St Macuilin's Church, Lusk.

So a few of us from the Camera Group headed over to St. Macuilin's Church in Lusk for a few night time shots.

A few more shots can be found here


[email protected] (Derek Balfe Photography) Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:30:38 GMT
Feburary Sunrise on Donabate Beach

Sunday morning and a 7.15 arrival at the Waterside Hotel in Donabate followed by a 5 minute walk lead us to the beach north of the Hotel. A Frosty morning gave us a beautiful sunrise.


Click here to view some more of the images



[email protected] (Derek Balfe Photography) Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:11:54 GMT
2011 St. Maurs Players Awards


The Annual Players Night was held last Saturday where the Club hall was full to capacity for a sell out function.The night was compered by Colm Leonard and started with Darragh Bollard on the bagpipes playing the National Anthem and then the audience was addressed by the Club Chairman Gerry Foley.

Our Adult Hurlers were first up to be honoured on the night with both the league and Championship titles under their belts the team won alround them this season.Hurling player of the year went to a very popular choice in Morgan Doran.
The Camogie Players who came second in their league were next up for presentations after being called upon by their team manager Peter Conway and rounded off with Eleanor Foley awarded Camogie player of the year.
The Ladies Footballers were presented with awards next after being introduced by the team manager Mick Harford followed with Rebecca Jones being awarded Player of the year.

Mark Kelly spoke on behalf of the Minor Players and announced Graham Martin as the Player of the year with the award of the teams Clubman of the year going to Stephen Carty.

Barry Armstrong the team manager spoke on behalf of the third team and announced Ray Rennick as the recipient of the player of the year award.
Derek Farren the team manager was next up and spoke of the achievements of the second team and the cooperation recieved from the first tean management throughout the year.Derek announced David Mc Guinnes as the player of the year and gave a special mention to John Kelly for his dedication and service to the team and club.

Alan Durnan the team manager gave a rousing speech where he thanked all those who helped and supported the first team in its efforts to capture the second division title and gain promotion for the first time in the clubs history.Alan introduced the players with Ronan Mc Guire being awarded the Player of the year.Alan went on to give a special mention and presentation to the team sponsor Joey Walsh of Walsh's Bar.A very special presentation was then made to a very special player Julian "Sweets" Sweetman who this year retired after giving sterling service at all levels to the Club and was awarded with a framed Club jersey.
Honour was then paid to the Adult players on the Dublin panels and the following were listed amoungst those competing at this level David Cahir,Eadoain Mc Guinness, Olivia Leonard, Danny Byrne, Luke Fletcher, Ciaran Reddin with a paticular mention going to Craig Harford who won an All Ireland title with DIT Dundalk.

The night was rounded off with the presentation of the perpetual Paddy Fagan trophy for the Club Man of the year being awarded to the very Popular recipient Mick Harford.


[email protected] (Derek Balfe Photography) Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:38:13 GMT
Loughshinney sunrise with the Rush Library Camera Group  

So we headed out for a sunrise on Sunday the 5th of Feb. What we got was five minutes of pink and red light as the sun began to rise. Then the skies reverted back to grey.

More of the images can be found here


[email protected] (Derek Balfe Photography) Dublin Ireland Loughshinney RLCG Rush Library Camera Group Sunrise Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:27:55 GMT
Sam visits St. Maurs Sam Maguire visits St. Maurs GAA club, Rush, Co. Dublin.

View images from Sam Maguire's visit to St. Maurs GAA club.

After Dublins epic win to claim Sam last September he eventually stopped by on the night of our annual Family table quiz.

View images from the night here which are available to download for free for a limited period.

You can also order prints from the site which are printed by Photobox and they post direct to you.

[email protected] (Derek Balfe Photography) All Ireland Dublin GAA Ireland Maurs Rush Sam Maguire St. Maurs GAA Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:11:52 GMT