Injury hit Seniors lost to Parnell's by 2-10 to 0-10. beat St Oliver Plunketts by 1-10 to 0-8.. A spectacular last minute goal by John O'Toole earned Junior B's first league win against St James Gaels by a 1-10 to 1-08 scoreline. U10A's lost to Rahehy by 5 points while U10'B's beat Na Fianna B. U11A's had convincing win against Parnells while U11B's were beaten by 1-2 to 4-0 by St Joseph's OCB. U/13As won away to Lucan Sarsfields by 6-8 to 3-5 with Ian O'Dwyer scoring a hat trick including a well taken penalty. U/13Bs lost narrowly to Cuala with outstanding performances from Alan Sheridan and Conor Walsh. U15's were beaten by 4 points by Erin's Isle. St Paul's College with the help of 5 Clontarf minors (Mark Kirwan, Micheal Clohissey, Shane McIntyre, Colm Cassidy & Brian Farrell) won the Senior All-Ireland Schools Hill & Mountain championship. Belgrove Hurlers have made a great start with 3 straight wins. Underage hurling resumes this weekend - hurling will also commence in the nursery for the first time on Saturday - appealing to all with an interest in hurling to give an hour support on Saturday mornings. Junior Hurlers have first leaguer match next Saturday with Gerry O'Connor in charge. Minors Parents night Wednesday 2nd @7:30 and U13 Parents night on Friday 4th @ 8:30.
Hurlers play their final on Sunday 19th at 2pm in O’Toole Park. Come along and support them in winning what will hopefully be the first Trophy of many for the club this year. Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday, February 1st in Clontarf Castle - only two weeks away. Please contact Sue Lillis (8335285) or Paul Brownen (8333443) for Tickets. Membership subscriptions are now due as and from January 1st. Please contact Fergal Bracken (8335180) if you have not paid already or require an application form. Please see the Club Website – CLONTARFGAA.COM for details of Club activities and to register on our new Members Forum. Executive Committee meeting on Thursday at 9pm. Gear purchases can be made in the Clubhouse on Thursdays (7pm and 9pm) – ask for Willie Lillis. Condolences to Ray Doyle on the death of his father Jim and to Ezio Fusciardi and family on the death of his father also. Christopher and Peter Hickeys grandfather has also passed away.
Junior Hurlers Final did not take place on Sunday. Referee was there but Ballyboden were not. Outcome to be decided by GAC. Performance of the weekend has to go to our team who had their first victory of the season with a win against St Judes B. Well done lads. Best for Clontarf were M McKenna, A Sheridan, S O'Dowd, S O 'Callaghan and M Ralph. had a great 5-6 to 1-3 away win over Na Fianna. Clontarf played with the elements in the first half and led by 3-3 to 1-1 at the break. Clontarf continued to dominate and held Na Fianna to 2 late points. Best for Clontarf were Aidan O'Donohoe, Conor Cronin, Patrick Mohan and Brian Byrne. Girls Football year-end presentation took place last Friday attended by many parents including Ladies and Girls section sponsor Brian Long. Hannah Billings, Alison Foley, Sara McGinn, Hannah Frasier, Ruth Reynolds, Grace Ralph, Sarah Murphy, Joanne Duffiicy all received awards. Dinner Dance takes place February 1st in Clontarf Castle. Please contact Sue Lillis (8335285) or Paul Brownen (8333443) for Tickets which are in short supply.
Ladies / Girls football is now in full swing. Ladies team were narrowly beaten by 1-8 to 1-5 by Finians. U 14 Girls were beaten by 3 points by St Josephs OCB with Sarah McGinn and Ruth Reynolds starring. U12's beat Naul by 1-4 to 1-2. Best for Clontarf were Niamh McNally who scored 1-2, Megan Casey, Joanne Dufficy and Sarah Murphy. Over 150 juveniles played hurling in the club last weekend with 75 boys involved at nursery level. U10's had 1 win 1 draw and 1 loss in their blitz and the U12's recorded their first win against St Josephs OCB. Nursery mini leagues now in full swing with almost 200 children participating. Thanks to all mentors for making this the success it is. Junior B'sbeaten in Sheridan cup by St Brendans. Junior A's beaten in Stacey cup by Fingal Ravens by 4 points after being 11 points down at half time. Junior Hurling match abandoned after Peter Hickey suffered a serious head injury following a freak accident. Thankfully Peter has been discharged from hospital and we wish him a speedy recovery. Easter Camp to run week after Easter. Details from mentors / Matt O'Neill 8335243
A poor weekend for adult footballers with Seniors losing by 2-9 to 1-5 to Garda, Junior A's beaten by Thomas Davis while Junior B's were beaten by St Maur's by 2-8 to 1-4. U9's beat St Brigid's. U10A's beat St Vincents by 6-4 to 4-8 in an excellent game. Jack McCaffrey scored 2 spectacular goals in the last 5 minutes to secure victory for Clontarf. U10B's lost to Castleknock. U11A's lost to St Vincents B by 4 points having missed 2 penalties. U11B's lost to St Margarets. U13A's beaten by St Oliver Plunkets while U13B's beat Whitehall Colmcilles by 7 points. U14's beaten by Kilmacud Crokes. Ladies Junior footballers lost to Naomh Barrog by 7 points to 2. Juvenile ladies teams saved the week with U14's beating St Margarets and U12's winning against Ballyboden. Easter hurling/football camp for all juveniles up to 12 years of age from Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th at Pitch 35 (Rose Garden). Registration at 9:45 am on Tuesday.
Well done to the Ladies Footballers who beat St Judes 4-3 to 2-0. Junior A footballers lost to Erin’s Isles by 7 points while Junior B footballers beat Parnells by 2-10 to 1-8. Minor B team lost to St Pats (Donabate) with a spirited performance. Best for Clontarf were John O’Toole who scored 2 points, Keith Nutley, Damian Mullins and Neil Arthur. U/11 hurlers beat St Vincents by 5-1 to 1-0. Neither U/12 nor U13 fixtures were played. Easter Hurling and Football Camp this week for all boys and girls under 12. See you at the pitches 34 and 35 (beside the rose garden) from 10am. U13, U14 and U15 boys football coaching camp on Wednesday and Friday from 12 to 2pm at pitch 21. Well done to all who gave up their Easter Sunday to work in Croke Park, both program sellers and stewards. Nursery mini-leagues matches resume next Saturday.
Seniors lost in league to Round Towers by 1-13 to 1-8. Ladies beaten in first match of round robin championship by Man or War. Both Junior teams won their league matches with Junior A's having convincing win against Beann Eadair while Junior B's beat Scoil ui Chonaill by 4 points. Junior hurlers beaten by St Judes in cup. U10 hurlers won 2 matches and drew 1 in their blitz with Na Fianna and 2 Whitehall teams. U12 hurlers beaten by Vincents B. U14 girls beat Man or War. Team of the week was U12 girls who won their first round championship match against Scoil ui Chonaill by 5-1 to 1-3. Sarah Murphy was outstanding with Ruth McGinn, Iseult Cremen and Niamh McNally also playing their hearts out. Despite the rain on Thursday and Friday the Easter camp was a huge success with over 120 children participating. Hurling and football was provided for both boys and girls and the inter county hurling and football stars were a big hit all round. Congratulations to Kevin Devine on his Leinster U21 success with Dublin.
Seniors retained Division 2 status in their final league match while losing by 2-11 to 1-11 in Malahide to Sylvesters. Much thanks is due to the Senior Team Management (Frankie Byrne, Shay McCaffrey and Collie O’Connor) which is stepping down this year. The Club Executive is disappointed to see them go, as there is huge appreciation of their hard work and personal sacrifice. The Senior panel is undoubtedly stronger and in a better position than when Frankie took up the reigns three years ago.
Minor footballers beat Raheny in a challenge with Brian Cotter, Cormac Nolan and Conor Glavey performing very well
15 footballers beat Clan na Gael/Fontenoy in the Championship by 4-13 to 1-3. Great performance by all especially David Farrell & Martin Dufficy. Quarter Final next Sunday versus Oliver Plunketts
Both 13 teams lost with Eoin Caulfield, Christopher Hickey and Cormac Golden playing particularly well,
11Bs lost to Skerries, 10As beat St. Vincents, 10B beat Whitehall Colmcilles.
Under 9s A and C teams both had good wins over Castleknock The B team had a tremendous match and were narrowly beaten by a strong Castleknock side.
Junior Hurlers have important (relegation) playoff next Sunday at 10.30 am at Pitch 34 - Support is needed.
Condolences to the Hand family on the death of John, Brian’s Father last week.
Buses have being organised for the replay of the Minor All-Ireland Final in Carlow. Please contact Kieran McMahon (8480122 or 087-7977917) to book your place on the bus.
Commiserations to Mick Bohan, Anne O’Mahony and Frankie Byrne on last Sunday’s result in the Ladies All-Ireland Final. Nevertheless we are all proud of the immense contribution made by Mick, Anne, Frankie and Willie Lillis to Dublin ’s Lady football over the last few years.
Date of the Annual General Meeting is set for November 13.
Annual Art Exhibition takes place from 21st to 23rd November