Seniors continued on their winning ways with good wins over Garristown on Friday night under lights and over St. Finnians (Swords) on Sunday in the opening game of the Innisfails Compromise Rules Tournament.
Pre-Season stamina training continues for all Junior footballers and hurlers every Tue/Thur night - training plan details and contact info available on the club website home page.
Tickets for Dublin V Tyrone next Sunday can be ordered from Kieran McMahon (0861791120) before Thur.Club presentation to the U15 championship winning team will take place this Fri in the clubhouse, all members welcome.Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday, February 21st in Clontarf Castle - tickets are selling fast. Please contact Sue Lillis (8335285) or Paul Brownen (8333443) for tickets. Best wishes to Martin Duffiicy for a speedy recovery from a broken ankle sustained in a Minor challenge game on Sunday.Condolences to Donnacha Connolly on the death of his father PJ and to the O'Flaherty family on the tragic loss of their son James who was a nursery attendee.
Seniors travel to Mayo next weekend to play Westport in a challenge game. Pre-Season stamina training continues for all Junior footballers and hurlers every Tue/Thur night - training plan details and contact info available on the club website home page.Well done to last years U15s who had their championship win marked at a reception in the clubhouse last Fri. Player of the year - Declan Groarke and most committed player - Oran Beechinor. Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday, February 21st in Clontarf Castle - tickets are now in short supply. Please contact Sue Lillis (8335285) or Paul Brownen (8333443) for tickets. Membership subscriptions are now due as and from January 1st. Please contact Sue Lillis (8335285) if you have not paid already or require an application form (available on club website).
Seniors trip to Westport was cancelled. This is the final week of Juniors stamina training, full attendance expected. U/14 won away to Perigrines by 6-10 to 4-4. Best for Clontarf were Com McCabe, Matthew Darcy, Ian O'Dwyer, Eoin Cronin, Kevin McGrath and John Maguire. U/13s had a good cup win. U/12A’s beaten by Ballymun. U/9’s had a good outing against St. Vincents winning 2 or their 3 games. Indoor hurling continued in DCU, with a lot of promising talent on display and good wins recorded at U/8, U/9,U/10. Well done to Ruth Reynolds on making the Dublin U14 panel. Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday, February 21st in Clontarf Castle - tickets are now in short supply. Please contact Sue Lillis (8335285) or Paul Brownen (8333443) for tickets. Membership subscriptions are now due as and from January 1st. Please contact Sue Lillis (8335285) if you have not paid already or require an application form (available on club website).
Seniors lost to Innisfails by 5pts in the Compromise Rules Tournament. Junior A's rallied well to beat Fingallians 2-8 to 2-4 in a challenge game. Adult cup competitions commence next weekend, with Seniors away to Whitehall, Junior A's away to Wanderers and Junior B's at home to Garristown.Minors lost opening league game to Erins Isle by 1-8 to 1-12. An under strength U16's had a narrow 1pt defeat to Lucan in their opening league game, 3-8 to 3-7. U12A's beaten by St Vincents. A great start to season for U12 B's with a deserved 1-8 to 1-2 win against Naomh Barrog. This was a fine team performance with Liam Sheehan, Adam Assahli, Tom McGimpsey and David Woolfson excelling. Dinner dance is now sold out. Tickets can be collected in the clubhouse on Thursday 19th from 7:30-9:30pm or by arrangement with Patricia Reynolds (8336181) or Sue Lillis (8335285).
Seniors lost their opening Cup game to Whitehall by 0-12 to 0-6. Junior A's lost in the Cup to Wanderers 3-8 to 1-7. Team of the week are the Junior B's, after a great win in their opening cup game v Garristown on a scoreline of 4-3 to 1-3. Best for Clontarf were Robert Stokes, Derek Gallagher and Ken Scully. Minors lost a challenge game to Ballyboden St. Endas. U16's beaten by Craobh Chiarain, U14's beaten by Scoil Ui Chonaill U11'As beat St Peregrines by 6-5 to 3-6. U12'A beat Erin's Isle by 7-11 to 2-3 while U12B's continued their winning ways with a fantastic 3-7 to 1-3 win against Colmcilles. Well done to Matt O'Neill on receiving Clubman of the Year at the annual dinner dance on Sat., thanks to all involved in organising a great night.The club wishes to express it's deepest sympathy to family and friends of Fergus Monaghan who died suddenly at the weekend.
Senior league game v Craobh Ciaran was off. Junior A’s battled hard to earn a draw (0-7 to 0-7) in their opening league game away to St. Oliver Plunketts ER. Junior B’s received a walk over v Clanna Gael in their 1st league game. U16’s draw v St. Pats. U14’s lost away to St. Judes. Team of the week are the U13’s after a great win over Templeogue SS. (2-8 to 1-6). Clontarf rallied from 4pts down in the 2nd half, with excellent performances from Mark McNamee, Cian Buckley and Ronan O’Grady.U12A’s beaten by St. Sylvestors, U12B’s beat Inisfails..U10A’s lost to Castleknock in an exciting game. Thanks to Na Fianna for hosting U8’s in football and hurling. Indoor hurling for U8, U9, U10 concluded in DCU, thanks to all involved, outdoor hurling begins in mid-March. Full results round up on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Seniors lost in the Cup to St. Marks by 8pts. Junior A’s drew again with Plunketts (0-7,1-4). Junior B’s unlucky to lose by 1pt to Naomh Mearnog in the cup (0-12,2-5). Minors had a good league win over St. Judes (2-5,3-8). Best for Clontarf were Mark Flanagan (2-0) and Shane McIntyre (1-3). U15’s lost in the Championship to Erins Isle (2-9,0-6). U14A’s won their league opener v St. Oliver Plunketts (4-11,4-8), having trailed by 7pts in the 1st half.U13’s beat Clanna Gael (8-8,3-4).U12A’s beaten by Na Fianna (2-7,3-9). U12B’s recored a 4th successive win with a 1pt defeat of O’Dwyers (1-3,0-5). U11B’s lost to St. Sylvestors. Team of the week are the U11A’s who gained a hard earned draw v Raheny (6-1,5-4), in a very exciting game which produced some great scores. Best for Clontarf were Robert Forest, William Lillis and Thomas O’Donoghue. Full results round up on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Seniors lost their opening league game to St. Sylvesters (1-9,1-4). Best for Clontarf were Shane Dunlea, Mark Coffey, Damien Carew. Both Juniors games were postponed. Team of the week are the U14 hurlers, with a good winning performance away to Beann Eadair in their opening league game. Best for Clontarf were Eoin Cronin, Richard Forrest, Peter O'Callaghan and Shane Daly. U12A’s lost to Castleknock by 6pts. Best for Clontarf were Aidan O'Donohue, Conor Cronin and Stephen Reynolds. Nursery mini-leagues start next Saturday 19th at 9:30am, contact Matt O’Neill for details (086-1527725). Traditional Music Night Tuesday 16th in An Cul Doras and Celebrity Quiz Friday 19th in the clubhouse. Congratulations to Brian and Ita Keenan on the birth of their daughter Kate. Extended results round up available on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Senior cup game v Naomh Olaf was off. Junior A’s lost in the cup to Peregrines (0-9,0-6). Junior B’s received a walkover in Cup v O’Dwyers. Hurlers had a good win in their 1st cup game v Naomh Fionnbarra (3-6,0-5). Best for Clontarf were Peter Hickey, Ronan Hickey, John Devine. Minors well beaten at home in league v Templeogue SS (5-4,0-2). U16’s had a good league win over Scoil Ui Chonaill (2-13,2-3). Team of the week are the U15’s with their 1st league win, beating Fingallians (3-6, 1-3). Best for Clontarf were John Conroy and Michael Winterson. U14’s won in league v St. Judes (7-3,2-9). U13’s lost to Whitehall, best for Clontarf were Matthew Farrelly, Luke O’Donovan, Andrew Lombard. Nursery mini-leagues start next Sat. at 9:30am and Easter Camp is set for April 13th-16th, contact Matt O’Neill (086-1527725) for details. Full results round up on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Seniors lost in league to Fingallians (1-11,0-6). Juniors A’s battled hard to earn another away draw in the league V Sylvesters (0-11,1-8). Junior B game posponed (no ref). U14’s maintained 100% record with a big win over O’Tooles hurlers. U13’s played well in defeat to St. Brigids. Team of the week are the U12A's who recovered from being 1-0 to 2-3 behind at half time to beat Skerries by 3-3 to 2-4 with top performances from Conor Headon, Aidan O'Donohoe and Stephen Reynolds. U12B’s also had a great win over Skerries. Ladies U14’s & U16’s beat Naomh Barrog in a challenge game. Hurling nursey successfully commenced with 85 7-8 year olds. U8’s hosted Na Fianna in a hurling blitz on Sunday. Easter camp registration Thursday 1st April in the clubhouse (8.30-9pm), contact Matt O’Neill for details (086-1527725). Full results round up on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Seniors narrowly lost at home in the AIB cup to Garda (1-11,1-10). Junior A’s lost at home in cup to Ballyfermot (0-9,0-6). Junior B’s lost away to St. Finnians (Swords) (2-10,1-5). Team of the week are the Junior hurlers, who remain unbeaten with another great win in the cup over Naomh Barrog (4-10,0-8). Best for Clontarf were Steve O’Hanlon scoring 3-2, Peter Hickey and John Devine. Minors had a great league win away to O’Tooles, with a last minute winning goal from Shane McIntyre. U13’s lost in a very competitive game to Fingallians. U12 hurlers beaten by Naomh Olaf. Easter camp starts next Tue. 13th at St. Pauls 10am, entries will be taken on the day, contact Matt O’Neill for details (086-1527725). Successful Community games trials took place on Sunday. Congratulations to Cathal Carr on his recent marriage to Ann. Full results round up on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Seniors recorded 1st win on Wed in the cup V Naomh Olaf (2-6, 0-9) but lost to Oliver Plunketts (2-8,1-17) in cup on Sun. Junior A’s well beaten by Thomas Davis in Cup. Junior B’s came from 7pts down after 15 mins to earn a draw in Cup V Man O’War. Hurlers continue on winning ways with big wins in the cup over Naomh Mearnog and Na Fianna. It’s now 5 out of 5 for the U14’s in hurling and football leagues with a hard fought win in hurling away to Naomh Barrog (4-5,1-2). Best for Clontarf were Colm McCabe (2 goals), Eoin Cronin and Martin McKenna. Team of the week are the U13 hurlers, who beat St. Josephs OCB (5-4,1-2). Best for Clontarf were Liam Hutchinson. Easter camp was a great success, with 160 boys and girls taking part. Thanks to all who helped out and to the Dublin stars who coached. Full results round up on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Team of the week are the Senior footballers with 2 excellent league wins, over Craobh Ciaran(4-6,1-10) on Wed. and Naomh Barrog (2-13,1-8) on Sun., well done to all involved. Junior A’s had mixed league fortunes, beating Beann Eadair (0-11,0-6) on Thur., but losing to Ballyfermot (1-6,3-5) on Sun. Junior B’s came from 4pts down late in the game to earn a draw in the league v Garristown (3-5,2-8) on Sat.. Minors had an encouraging mid-week draw V Na Fianna (1-7,1-7) in a challenge game, but lost to a strong Thomas Davis (3-15,3-5) in the league on Sun. U16 footballers lost in the championship to St. Annes on Thur. U14 footballers lost away to Na Fianna. Clontarf host the U14 football feile this weekend on pitch 21. U16 girls battled hard in their championship defeat to St. Brigids. Full results round up on our website (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Good luck to the seniors who play St. Maurs in the championship next Sat. 4pm, Parnell Pk, all support welcome. Junior hurlers had a great win in the championship over Round Towers Clondalkin. Well done to the Ladies on a fine victory over Garristwon last Wed., they now meet Thomas Davis in the next round. Well done to our U14's who competed well in the Feile on Sat., thanks to all who helped Clontarf host the event. Team of the week are the Girls Under 16's footballers who defeated St. Maurs (5-8, 5-10), having trailed by 13pts at half time. Best for Clontarf were Sarah McGinn 1-6 (3 frees), Ciara Carville 2-0 and Ruth Reynolds 0-4
Hard luck to our Seniors who lost by 2pts in the championship to St. Maurs Best for Clontarf were Damian Fennelly and Darren Lambart. Junior A’s had an encouraging 8pt win over Raheny in a challenge game. Junior B's lost in the league to Maurs despite a strong showing. Minors finished a good league campaign with a loss to Naomh Mearnog (0-14,1-3). Best for Clontarf were Cormac Nolan, Gerard Ryan and Stephen McGinn. U13 hurlers beat Fingallians in the league. Best for Clontarf were Ciaran McSharry, Shane Doyle and Kevin Fitzgerald. Team of the week are the U11B’s who had a great 2pt win over St. Margarets. Best for Clontarf were Garvhan Doyle, Ross O’Hanlon (who saved a penalty) and Sean Deery. U11A's also beat Na Fianna. Girls U16's beat Oliver Plunketts (1-14,2-7). Best for Clontarf were Cliona O'Flaherty and Ciara Dunleavy.
Junior Hurlers had a big win in the championship over Ballinteer SJ. Outstanding contribution from Peter Hickey with 12pts. Junior A’s lost in the Cup to Ballinteer (1-9,0-19) and they now take on Parnells in the championship at Collinstown (Starlights)on Thur 20th at 7:45pm, all support welcome. Well done to our team of the week, the U14 Hurlers who became the first team from Clontarf to reach a Feile final. They went unbeaten in the group stage, overcame Ballyboden in the semi final and were unlucky to loose out in the Div 4 Final to Setanta. All 24 players contributed to the success with outstanding performances from Mark McKenna (Capt.), Ciaran Johnson , Aidan O Donoghue, John Maguire, Kevin Mc Grath and Eoin Cronin. Tickets for Dublin’s upcoming Leinster Championship outing on June 6th can be ordered from Kieran McMahon (086-1791120).
Hard luck to our Junior A's who lost in the championship to Parnells (1-6,0-6). In a close fought game a Parnells goal with 6 minutes remaining proved the vital score. Best for Clontarf were Feargal Lynch, Mark Lally and Donal Redmond. Seniors played 2 challenge games at the weekend, beating Naomh Barrog by 3 pts on Sat and losing to Skyrne by 2pts on Sunday. All Junior B players are requested to attend training Tue/Thur in preparation for Championship outing on June 13th. Good wins for both U11 teams, A's beating Skerries and B's beating Barrog. Ladies had an excellent 1pt win over Thomas Davis in the Cup on Wed. Tickets for Dublin’s upcoming Leinster Championship outing on June 6th can be ordered from Kieran McMahon (086-1791120). Full results round up and breaking news on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Seniors recorded 2 great league wins, beating Naomh Mearnog on Wed by 4pts and league leaders Round Towers on Sat. by 1pt - this now completes 4 league wins in a row. Junior A’s lost in league on Thur to Ballinteer, but produced their best performance of the season to beat Wanderers (3-11,3-8) away on Sunday. Junior B’s unfortunate to lose both league games this week, as their focus now turns to championship, training Tue and Thur 7:30pm. It’s a big Championship week for both Junior Hurlers (Tue 7:30pm pitch 34) and Ladies footballers (Wed 7:30pm pitch 34), all support welcome. U13 hurlers beat Barrog by 1pt. Mini league finals a great success last Sat., over 200 kids took part, thanks to all who helped.Tickets for Dublin game can be collected in clubhouse from 8:45pm on Thur. Full results round up and breaking news on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Team of the week are the Junior B footballers who progressed to the 1/4 finals of the Junior C championship with a fine away win v Garristown (3-8,1-8). Best for Clontarf were Pat Davis (2-1), Shane McIntyre(1-2), Donal Nolan and Mick Bohan. They now face Killmacud Crokes on weekend of July 4th. Cup football resumes next weekend for Seniors and Jun A's and B's, while hurlers play championship.U14 hurlers extended their unbeaten run with a fine away win against Whitehall.U12 hurlers had a superb 3-4 to 0-0 win against Fingallians. Best for Clontarf were Patrick Nolan, Aidan O'Donohue & Steven Reynolds. Best wishes to Sarah McGinn for a speedy recovery from injury.
Junior A's had a fine 2 point win in the Stacey cup against Templeogue Synge Street while Junior B's had an excellent 2-6 to 0-5 win against Colmcilles in the Murphy cup. U12'A footballers beaten by Na Fianna and U12B footballers beaten by Skerries. U13 footballers recorded a great 5 point victory against Fingallians. Leading by 1 point at half time, a great performance by Andrew Lombard , Ronan O'Flaherty & Fiacra Dodd saw Clontarf pull away and then withstand the comeback. U10 girls beat Castleknock with a brilliant performance. Community Games team were very unlucky to lose by a late goal to a fine Newbridge outfit in a thriller. U10 footballers beat St Vincents in both matches with a combined team score of Clontarf 48 v Vincents 30. Team of the week was the U12 hurlers who won their Leinster hurling blitz beating Naomh Barrog, St Kevin's and Kyle from Laois. Ross Holden, Aidan O'Donohue, Conor Cronin and Cillian O'Breachan were superb throughout. Congratulations to Johnny and Siobhan Giles on the birth of their twin sons. Registration for Summer Football & Hurling camps at clubhouse next Saturday 10am to 1pm.
Seniors winning run came to a halt in the league v St. Marks (1-11,0-3) in dreadful conditions. Best for Clontarf, Darren Lambart, Mark Leahy, Kevin Devine. Jun A's had a good cup win over Templeogue SS, but lost to Thomas Davis in league. Jun B's won in cup but lost to Craobh Ciaran in the league. Jun B championship 1/4 final, Fri 2nd 7:45pm v Kilmacud Crokes in O'Toole Pk, all support welcome. U13 hurlers beat Perrigens with a great 2nd half display. Best for Clontarf were Fiachra Dodd, Shane Doyle and John Ronanye.Full results round up and breaking news on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Seniors recorded a fine league win over Naomh Olafs (1-16,0-15), which now leaves them 4th in the league. Best for Clontarf were Darragh O'Brien (1-5), John Moroney and Ian Smith. Junior A's lost in the league to Naomh Barrog (0-12,2-9), despite good performances from Ger Ryan, Donal Redmond and Feargal Lynch. Junior B's battled hard on Fri at O'Toole Pk, coming from 5pts down in the 2nd half and with only 13 men to earn a draw in championship ¼ final v Kilmacud Crokes (3-5,2-8). Great performances from Johnny Giles, Paddy Downs, John Treanor and Cormac Nolan. Hurlers play Kevins away in championship on Tue 7:30pm, all support welcome. The Junior B births continue - congratulations to Derek and Sinead Gallagher on the birth of their daughter Cara. Full results round up and breaking news on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Hurlers lost in the championship to St. Kevins (3-9,2-7) and now play Good Counsel at home tonite 7:30pm in their 2nd last league-championship game, all support welcome. Training continues for all juniors and minors Tue and Thur 7:30pm pitch 35. Junior B championship quarter final reply fixed for next week, full attendance needed at training. U13 footballers had an excellent 1 point mid-week win over Fingal Ravens. Full results round up and breaking news on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Junior hurlers had a good win in the championship over Good Counsel. Minors lost in the Cup to Fingal Ravens. It's a busy week ahead for our 3 Adult football teams, with 6 league games down for decision. Seniors play Tuesday (At home to Oliver Plunketts 7:30pm) and Saturday (Away to Whitehall 7pm). Junior A's play Thursday (Away to Bank Of Ireland 7:30pm) and Sunday (At home V St. Pats Donabate 11am). Junior B's play Wednesday (At home V St. James Gael 7:30pm) and Sunday (At home V St. Pats Palmerstown). Full results round up and breaking news on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
A fantastic week for our Seniors with 2 victories that takes them to 3rd in the league, beating Plunketts (3-11,0-15) on Tue and Whitehall (0-12,2-11) on Sat. Great performances this week from Darragh O'Brien, Mark Leahy and John Moroney. Junior A's lost to BOI (2-9,1-8) on Thur, but recorded their biggest win of the season on Sunday over St. Pats(D) (5-7,2-5), with great performances from Ger Ryan, Willie O'Connor, Alan Lynch. Junior B's lost to James Gael (0-4,2-16) on Wed, but recorded an important 1 pt league win over St. Pats(P) (2-5,1-7) on Sunday, with great performances from Mick Moylan, Cormac Nolan, Ian Sunderland, Derek Gallagher. Training for all juniors continues on Tue/Thur 7:30pm sharp. Ticket orders for Dublin game must be phoned into Kieran McMahon(086-1791120) this evening, for collection after 9pm Thur. Full round up on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Congratulations to the Clontarf Ladies footballers on winning the Dublin Junior B Championship and in turn becoming the first Adult team in the club to win a football championship. In a very close game with Thomas Davis, it was Clontarf that produced the vital scores in injury time to lift the cup, well done to all involved. Well done to Ruth Reynolds, a member of the Dublin U14 panel that beat Mayo in the All-Ireland final. Minors achieved a great 1pt win over St. Vincents in the cup in midweek. Ticket orders for the Dublin V Kerry game must be phoned into Kieran McMahon(086-1791120) before Thursday. Full round up on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Hurlers narrowly lost their final league-championship game to Naomh Mearnog by 4pts. Best for Clontarf, Ger and John Devine and Ronan Kenny. They now play St. Kevins in the Junior B Championship 1/4 final. Junior C football championship 1/4 final replay V Kilmacud Crokes tonite at 7:30pm in O'Toole park, all support welcome. Junior A's well beaten in a challenge V Raheny. Summer Camp for 7-12 yrs and junior camp for 4-6 yrs start Aug 16th, registeration next Monday 16th at 9:45am. Hurling camp starts Aug. 23th. For all details contact Matt O'Neill (086-1527725).Tickets ordered for Dublin game can be collected at 9pm on Thursday in the clubhouse. Work has commenced on the new synthetic pitch development at the rear of the clubhouse. Full round up on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
With the Junior B’s having beaten Kilmacud Crokes in the ¼ final replay (3-9,1-14) on Tue, hopes were high going into Sunday’s Championship semi-final v Ballyboden. Clontarf dominated the 1st half and led (1-5,0-2) with superb perfomances all round, esp. Paddy Downs, John Traenor and the midfield of Reidy and Bohan. Ballyboden stormed into the game in the 2nd half and try as they did Clontarf could not contain them, losing on a scoreline of (2-9,1-7) - Thanks to all involved for the great championship run. Seniors hope to continue good league run with 2 important games this week. Junior A’s and B’s also have a double round of league games. Ladies were beaten by St Finians (1-2,0-4) in the league. Hurling camp starts Aug 23rd, registration at 9:45am. For all details contact Matt O'Neill (086-1527725).
Seniors maintained the push for promotion. They lost in the league to St. Maurs on Tue (1-11,1-12), but rebounded on Sun for a vital win over St. Finians (S) (1-11,1-12), with excellent performances from Dave Smith, Darragh O’Brien and Damien Fennelly. Hurlers play quarter-final of the Junior B championship V St. Kevins on Thur 7pm in Dolphins Barn, all support welcome. In Junior A league action we beat Portobello (1-11, 1-6), but lost to St. Margarets (1-10, 1-5). Junior B’s lost in league to Templeogue SS and St. Brendans. Nursery re-commences Aug 28th for all 4-8 yr olds. Contact Matt O’Neill (086-1527725) for further details. Website site recently updated (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Hurling summer camp was a fantastic success with almost 90 children taking part. This was a tremendous number given that Monday was rained off. Nursery restarted for the new season on Saturday with a huge number of new recruits. The colour and enthusiasm of the large number of boys and girls created a marvelous atmosphere. Junior Hurlers were unlucky to lose to St Kevin's in Championship quarter final by 4 points. Under strength minor's beaten in cup by St Brigids. Synthetic pitch and changing room development project at rear of clubhouse progressing well and on schedule for completion for end of September. When complete this development will provide top of the range training and coaching facilities for all of our teams. All juvenile teams back in action this week. Seniors fixed to play Nh Fionnabara on Saturday with Jun A's playing Skerries and Jun B's playing Park Rangers on Sunday.
Seniors Drew with Naomh Fionbarra in league and now need to win one of their remaining two matches to secure a top 5 playoff. Junior A's were unlucky to lose by 2 points to Skerries. Junior B's came from 5 points down with 15 minutes remaining to win by a single point. Padjo Downes with 4 points from play at midfield and Robert Stokes at centre back were both outstanding. There were incredible scenes of activity at the nursery on Saturday morning as over 200 enthusiastic 4 to 8 year olds turned out. Well done to all involved. U14 hurlers beat Skerries by a point midweek. U13 hurlers lost by 4 points to Naomh Barrog. U14 Girls lost by 2 points to St Brigids. U12 hurlers beat Fingallians by 2-4 to 3-0 in a thriller with Clontarf coming from behind to win. Ross Holden, Stephen Reynolds, Conor Cronin and Stephen O'Doherty all excelled for Clontarf.
Minors won their first championship game away to Olafs on Sunday by 0-6 to 0-4 in a match dominated by a strong wind. Playing against the wind Clontarf had only a single Jonathan Slattery point on the board at half time but more significantly had held Olafs to 0-3. Martin Dufficy scored on the re-start and slowly Clontarf asserted themselves and established the lead. In a game dominated by defences best for Clontarf were Neil Shanahan and Jon Slattery who broke up numerous attackes and distributed the ball well. Clontarf Scorers: Shane McIntyre 0-2 (1, 45), Martin Dufficy 0-2, Jon Slattery 0-1, Jonni McDevitt 0-1.Junior B's drew 1-10 to 1-10 with Raheny in a very competitive league game. U12A's beaten by Sylvesters during the week but had a fine win against Castleknock on Saturday while U12B's were beaten by a very strong Fingal Ravens side. U8's won 2 out of their 3 matches against Naomh Barrog. U14 girls had a comprehensive win against Fingallians while U16 girls were very unlucky to lose by 2 points to Templeogue SS after conceding a late controversial goal.
Team of the week, U16 Girls had a great win against St Maur's in the shield by 3-6 to 2-4. Best for Clontarf were Michelle Ford in goal, Hannah Fraser (2-1) and Ruth Reynolds (1-3). U14 Girls unlucky to lose to Ballinteer St John's in a close contest. U10 Girls beat St Monicas but were beaten by St Olaf's. Minors lost by a point to Fingallians in a challenge and play Ballymun in 2nd round of championship next Sunday morning - please support. U16 footballers lost narrowly to Lucan Sarsfields in league. U14 Hurlers won well against St Peregrines. U12 hurlers beaten by Naomh Barrog. New Synthetic Pitch at rear of clubhouse on schedule to open at end of month. The club received the welcome news on Friday that we were successful in our application for a full time Games Promotion Officer. The new coach will be allocated this week and will begin in early October.
Hard luck to the minors who lost in the championship to Ballymun (1-3,1-10). U21’s play Naomh Olaf away in the championship next Sunday 11am, all support welcome. U12 A's beaten by St Vincents by 4-6 to 3-3. Trailing by 3-5 to 0-0 at the break Clontarf rallied in the second half with superb performances from Brian Byrne, Conor Cronin and David Wolfson. U12 B's beaten by Naomh Barrog. U14 Girls narrowly beaten by St Maur's. Juvenile mentors meeting Tuesday @ 9pm for all juvenile mentors - Allocation of training times on the new astro pitch to be agreed. Congratulations to Naomh Barrog on their 30th Anniversary.
Well done to the Under 21 footballers on a fine first round championship win over Naomh Olaf (1-7,1-9). Best for Clontarf were Steve Cohen, Brian Stokes and Ger Ryan. Senior continued preparations for their closing league games with a good challenge game win over St. Peregrines (0-17, 2-5). Team of the week are the U14 hurlers after an excellent 6pt win over Whitehall at home. Best for Clontarf were Cormac Bates (2 goals), Richard Forest, Eoin Cronin and Cormac Golden. U12’s lost in football and won in hurling. Our Nursery is moving to St. Pauls from next Sat 9th at 9:30am. Please welcome Brian McCormack, who has been appointed as a full time GPO (Games Promotion Officer) for the club. Full results round up and breaking news on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Well done to the Seniors on clinching a league playoff spot with a good win over Garda (2-11,1-6). Clontarf finished the game in style helped by a great Cian Reidy goal and other excellent performances throughout from Kevin Leahy, Brian Stokes and Ian Smith. Junior B's produced a fine display to secure Div 9 status for next season with a (2-16,0-12) away win over Geraldine Morans and excellent displays from Pat Davis and Ronan Dodds. U14 hurlers had a good away win over O'Tooles with Richard Forest (2-3) in sparkling form. Under 16 Ladies had a good win V Lusk (5-5,3-5) in a very competitive challenge game. Under 21's play Whitehall in the championship quarter-final next Sat 1pm at home, all support welcome. Full results round up and breaking news on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Team of the week are the U21’s after a comprehensive championship victory over Whitehall (1-16, 0-6). Clontarf started well, with a Steve Cohen goal helping them to a 11pt half time lead. Best for Clontarf were Steve Cohen, Brian Stokes, Robbie Farrell. Clontarf now take on Craobh Ciaran in the semi-final at home next Sun 11am, all support welcome. Junior A’s secured Div 6 status for next season with a walkover V St. Josephs OCB. Training for all Juniors continues on new all weather pitch every Wed. 9-10pm. U14s boys had a good hurling win over Naomh Barrog with Peter O'Callaghan, Martin McKenna and Ciaran McSharry starring. Halloween Night in the Clubhouse on 30th, all welcome in Fancy Dress or not!. Race Night on Saturday 13th Nov. Commiserations to the Family of Padraig O hEarcain who passed away last Friday, removal arrives at St Gabriels at 5pm today.
U21’s play Craobh Ciaran in championship semi-final on pitch 34 next Sat 1pm, all support welcome.D’éag laoch mór ar son na gaeilge agus na h’iomána, Pádraig O h’Earcáin ar 14-10-2004. B’é Pádraig an céad priomaoide ar scoil an t’seachtar laoch i mBaile Munna agus ár muinteior gaeilge insan clubtheaca o’ 1997. Pádraig was a great supporter of the club, particularly as juvenile hurling mentor and his work in preparation of teams for Féile Na Gaeil. The millennium fundraising walk of 1998 from Clare to Dublin was Pádraig’s idea and he will be fondly remembered for all his great work for the club. The club would like to thank all those who helped out on the night of the removal – Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
U21’s lost championship semi-final to Craobh Ciaran (0-8,2-5), despite excellent displays from Damien Fennelly and Peter Hickey. Seniors continued preparations for league play-offs with a fine win over Fingallians in a challenge (2-10,0-9).U14 footballers lost to Ballinteer while hurlers lost to St. Monicas despite a fine individual display from Eoin Cronin in scoring 2-7. U13 footballers beat Ballinteer (4-3,0-7), best for Clontarf Conor Bates and Luke O’Donovan. U16's beaten by Craobh Chiarain, while U16 Girls beaten by Castleknock in Shield final on Sat., but had a good tournament win over Lusk on Sun. U12A's had a great win V Erins Isle (2-7,2-6). This was a fantastic team performance with outstanding performances from David Wolfson, Aidan O'Donohue, Stephen Reynolds and Conor Cronin Race night is next Sat. in clubhouse, first race 8pm. AGM is set for Nov 25th.
Seniors lost final league game away to Fingal Ravens (0-10,0-7), despite excellent performances from Kevin Leahy (0-6) and Ger Ryan who had a fine senior league debut. Well done to Brian Stokes and Kevin Leahy on their blue stars nominations. Both junior teams finished the season with losses, the A’s away to Fingal Ravens (2-6,0-6) and the B’s at home to league winners Ballyboden (1-4,4-16). U12B's had a very good win against O'Dwyers. Belgrove had an excellent win against John Bosco's to reach the semi final of Cumann na mBunscoil Senior competition. Patrick Nolan, Brian Forde and Stephen Reynolds were all outstanding for Belgrove. Greenlanes and Howth Road NS will take part in their first ever gaelic football matches in a Blitz at the clubhouse synthetic pitch on Wednesday @2:30. Well done to everyone who contributed to a successful race night on Sat.
AGM is set for this coming Thursday at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. We would ask all members to make a special effort to attend this year as the club are planning to embark on a major development project. Adult training continues on all weather pitch 9-10pm, Monday for Ladies, Tuesday and Thursday for Seniors and Wednesday for Juniors. Annual art exhibition set for December 3rd through 5th. Recent Race Night was a great success, many thanks to all those who contributed in any way. Despite adverse weather conditions, the Under 8's battled hard to win all 3 Matches against Castleknock on Saturday Morning. In very competitive games, the kids from both sides showed great skill and determination to overcome the elements. Many Thanks to Castleknock, who travelled in force for the Games.
Team of the Week the U11A's at last beat their bogey team Castlenock (4-6,3-4) with a fine team performance. U11B's beat Na Fianna. U12B's beaten by Colmcilles. U12A's had a fine win over Skerries Harps (5-4,1-4). U14 footballers were beaten by 4 points by Templeogue SS, while U14 hurlers drew with St Monica's in league decider. U13 footballers lost by 2 points to Fingal Ravens. Juvenile girls presentation night was a fantastic success last Friday with medals/awards presented by Dublin stars Mary Nevin and Niamh McEvoy. Clontarf GAA Club's 10th annual exhibition of paintings will be opened by RTE Radio Presenter Joe Duffy on Friday 3rd December 2004 at 8pm (wine reception) in the clubhouse. Exhibition will continue on Saturday 4th from 11am to 10pm and Sunday 5th from 11am to 6pm. Latest club news on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Hard luck to our Seniors who lost to Round Towers in the promotion semi-final playoff yesterday at O’Toole park. The club wishes to thank all the players and management for their tremendous efforts throughout a long and enjoyable season.
We look forward to an even stronger challenge for promotion in 2006. The Nursery Christmas party was a huge success again, thanks to all those who helped make it a great day out on Saturday.