Thanks to all those who participated in the Adult Football Blitz on Sunday morning in aid of GOAL (Tsunami appeal). Training for all Junior Footballers this Mon 8pm and Wed. 8:30pm at the clubhouse. Nurseys resumes next Sat. 9:30am at St. Pauls. Thanks to all those who helped organise an enjoyable night for all the Club Activists last Sat. Executive meeting Thursday at 9pm. Adult subscriptions are now due.
Senior Footballers resume training this week. Junior (A and B) Football training continues every Mon and Wed. Junior A challenge game away V Raheny this Sunday 11am. Junior hurlers play Ballyboden in the Doyle Cup semi-final on Sunday 11am, pitch 34 - All support welcome. Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday, February 19th in Clontarf Castle - tickets are selling fast. Please contact Sue Lillis (8335285) or Patricia Reynolds (8336181) for tickets. Membership subscriptions are now due as and from January 1st. Please contact Sue Lillis if you have not paid already or require an application form.
Opening day of the Adult season brought mixed fortunes, with the Seniors and Junior B’s both losing to St. Maurs in the cup. Seniors lost by 6pts, with good performances from Mark Coffey ,Shane Dunlee and Brian Stokes. For the Junior B’s Eoghan O’Grady notched all Clontarf’s scores (1-5). The Junior A’s recorded a good home win over St. Sylvesters (2-3,0-5), with best for Clontarf Fergal Lynch, Mark Lally and Chris Fanning. Minor lost to Raheny in a challenge (4-7,1-7). U14’s beat Round Towers(L) (5-9,2-1). U13A’s and B’s lost to Cuala and Skerries respectively. Dinner dance now sold out, tickets to be collected asap, contact Sue Lillis (086-3957141). NB - dinner will be served at 7:45pm sharp. Full results round up on the web, including Adult fixtures for the season (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Well done to Sue Lillis on her club person of the year award. Hurlers earned a draw in their opening cup game V Castleknock. Minors came from behind to take a valuable pt in their opening game of the season V St. Peregrines. U15's lost to Clann Mhuire by 5pts. U13A's lost to Sylvesters (3-6,3-5) in Championship thriller. Loosing by 1-5 to 0-2 at the break Clontarf surged ahead in the second half only to concede 2 late goals. Best for Clontarf were David Woolfson, Jack McCaffrey and Stephen Reynolds. U13B's were extremely unlucky to loose by 4 points (7-6 to 5-8) in a real championship battle V Lucan Sarsfields. Sam Skelly was outstanding with Kevin O'Flynn and Stephen Sheridan also in top form. Extended results round up on the web, including Adult fixtures for the season (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Congratulations to the following recipients of awards at the recent annual club dinner dance. Club person of the year:Sue Lillis. Special recognition for 25 years service to our Nursery: Dennis McIntyre. Senior Player and Young player of the year: Darren Lambart, Mark Leahy. Hurler Player and Young player of the year: John Devine, Peter Hickey. Junior A Player and Young player of the year: Alan Lynch, Donal Redmond. Junior B Player and Most Committed player: Paddy Downs, Johnny Giles. Ladies Player and Most improved player of the year: Sue Lillis, Michelle O’Shea. Special recognition for dual club championship winner, Camogie ‘93 and Football ‘04: Brenda Murray. Dublin Ladies panelist 2004: Martina Cohen. Adult football fixtures for the season now available (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Deepest sympathy to Patrick Downes and family on the death of his father during the week. Seniors rallied from an 8pt half -time deficit to beat Parnells by 1 pt (2-12,3-8) in AIB cup. Good performances from Ian Smith, Dave Smith, Neil Shanahan. Jun A's managed a draw in Cup, away to St. Margarets (1-8,0-11), with good performances from Keith Moore, Brian Cotter, Ian Sunderland. Jun B's lost away to Raheny in Cup (0-10,0-3). Full round of Adult league games next weekend. U13 Hurlers beaten by Thomas Davis 4-4 to 1-1. U12 Hurlers beat O'Tooles by 2-1 to 1-3. Best Wishes to Daragh O'Brien and Jen McClure on their wedding day next Saturday in Australia. Extended results round up on the web, www.clontarfgaa.com
A very depleted Senior team recorded a magnificent win over St. Oliver Plunketts ER in their opening league game (1-6,2-7). This was a great team performance, with fine displays from Paddy Curran and Shane Dunlea. Jun A’s lost to O’Tooles (1-9,2-7), having played well,only to surrender a 5pt lead to a defiant opposition. There were excellent performances from Brian Cotter and Mark Lally. Jun B’s also lost their opening league game to Park Rangers (0-4,0-1). U13 A's lost championship to strong Na Fianna team while U13B's got walkover from St Sylvesters. U16's beaten by St Oliver Plunketts. U15's drew with St Marks. Irish Music social night at An CulDoras on Wednesday 16th - everyone welcome.All outstanding subs must be paid immediately. Extended results round up on the web, www.clontarfgaa.com
In Adult Cup action, the Junior A’s lost to a strong second half Skerries performance (4-10,1-8). Best for Clontarf were Darren Ryan and Chris Fanning. The Junior B’s recorded their first win of the season with a strong finish to win by 4pts (2-10,1-9), having trailed by 4 early in the second half. Best for Clontarf were Alan Sheriden, Johnny Kelleher and Albert Martin. U15 hurlers won their league opener with a 2 pt win over St. Kevins, with good performances from Colm McCabe, Eoin Caulfield and Eoin Cronin. Team of the week U13 hurlers. Behind by 2-2 to 0-1 early in the second half, Clontarf aided by 3 Cian O'Connell goals, recovered to record a 3-6 to 4-4 victory. Daragh Golden, Patrick Nolan and Conor Cronin also impressed for Clontarf. U12 hurlers beat Naomh Barrog by 5 points. Extended results round up on the web, www.clontarfgaa.com
In Adult Cup action, the Seniors lost away to St. Sylvesters, with good performaces from Brian Stokes and Aidan Morrissey. Junior A's got back to winning ways with a (0-5,1-7) victory away to St. Pats Donabate. Best for Clontarf were John Doherty and Darren Ryan. The Junior B's managed a draw away to Ballymun (1-11, 2-8), with great performances from Damien Mullins and Robbie Lillis. It's Round 2 of the league next weekend for all Adult teams, Seniors play Naomh Barrog at pitch 34 Sunday 3pm, Jun A's away to St. Brigids and B's at home to Raheny. 2005 Golf Classic will be on Friday 6th May in St Anne's Golf Club. Extended results round up on the web, www.clontarfgaa.com
A weekend of league action to forget for our Adult teams. Seniors lost to Naomh Barrog (0-12,1-10). Junior A's lost to St. Brigids (2-7,0-7) and B's lost to Raheny.U14 footballers beat O'Tooles to qualify for championship semi-final, with Luke O'Donavan, Sean O'Malley, Shane Doyle all outstanding. U13A's recovered from a midweek 2-4 to 3-5 league defeat to Good Councel to record a fine 5-9 to 3-0 championship win against St Maur's. Conor Cronin, Steven Reynolds and Aidan O'Donoghue were outstanding. U13B's beat Naomh Barrog midweek but were beaten by Liffey Gaels at weekend. U12A's had a very convincing win against Na Fianna while U12 B's were beaten by Trinity Gaels. U10 Girls got the season off to a flying start with a good win against St Peregrines.
All Adult football game were off. Hurlers lost in championship-league by 4pts to Kevins and by 2pts to Castleknock. U14 hurlers beat Barrog on Thur with Ronan O'Grady and Andrew Lombard outstanding, then lost to Scoil Ui Chonaill on Sat, with Feo Dodd and Nick O'Brien playing well. U14 Footballers play Champo semi-final Tue pitch 21 7pm.Despite playing very well, U13 hurlers were beaten by Castleknock on Tuesday but beat Naomh Olaf on Saturday by 4-8 to 1-0 with super performances from Conor Cronin, Ross Holden, Aidan O'Donohue and Conor Headon.Under 16 Ladies made a good start to new league with an away win against Ballymun. Clontarf led throughout and gave away little to a Ballymun side that battled to the end. U10 Girls remain unbeaten after a win over Castleknock
In Adult league action, seniors drew with Garda (1-9,1-9), with good performances from the Smith brothers in midfield. Junior A’s lost to Wanderers (2-8,0-4), turning in a poor second half performance. Junior B’s lost to Templeogue SS (1-7,2-5), with good performances from Damien Mullins, Robbie Stokes. In championship action, U15 hurlers beat Maurs and U14 footballers lost to Sylvesters, with Feo Dodd outstanding. U16 girls started league campaign with a good win over Scoil Ui Chonaill, with Ruth Reynolds, Sarah McGinn and Ciara McCarville all in excellent form. U12 girls also won and the U10 girls remain unbeaten with a win over O’Dwyers
Busy week ahead for Adult football teams with a double round of league fixtures.Team of the week are the U12's, who had a fine hard fought win over Na Fianna in the cup semi-final and now meet Raheny in the final. Clontarf won by a point showing great determination and character to overcome a strong and equally determined Na Fianna team.Congratulations to the U14s who made it to the semi final of the Feile at Hartstown on Saturday and were unlucky not to make the final. The morning saw two tough games against St Judes B and Good Counsel, both times coming from behind late in the game to secure the wins.U13A's beaten by Castleknock midweek while U13B's beat O'Dwyers.U10 girls extended their unbeaten run to 4 games, with a fine win over Na Fianna. Best of luck to the Ladies in the Championship V Raheny this Wed at pitch 35, all support welcome. Condolences to Pat O'Brien on the death of his brother Tim.
Seniors had a good win over O’Tooles (0-9,2-9) on Wed, but lost to Fingallians(1-8,2-9) on Sat. Junior A’s recorded 2 fine league wins, over Whitehall(1-8,0-5) on Thur and Ballyfermott (1-3,1-13) on Sun. Outstanding performances in both games from Steve McGinn and Keith Moore. Junior B’s lost in league to Naomh Barrog (1-12,1-6). U15 Hurlers defeated St. Monicas to reach the championship final (22/5 V St. Kevins). Needing extra time to secure the 5pt win, this win was the result of a totally committed and stylish performance by every member of the panel. Ladies lost their championship match to Raheny, while there were good wins for the girls U16’s and U10’s. Clontarf Community Games White Team beaten by Knocklyon on Friday Night despite a brave battling performance by all. Condolences to Steve Moran on the death of his father Willian and to Tadhg O’Sullivan on the death of his mother Peg.
Good luck to our Junior A team who play the first round of the Championship tonight V Garda at pitch 34, 7:30pm, all support welcome. In championship action hurlers beat Naomh Fionnbarra, but lost to Cuala by 3pts.In cup football action Seniors beat St. Finnians (S), Junior A’s drew with St. Josephs OCB (2-10,2-10) and Junior B’s drew with Wild Geese. Good luck to the Junior B’s who now play Wild Geese again in the Championship, this Friday in Oldtown, 7:30pm, all support welcome. Well done to the U14 hurlers who defeated Kilmacud to win the div 6 Feile final in parnell pk. Best for Clontarf were Andrew Lombard and Aidan O’Donoghue. In girls football U12’s lost to Skerries, while the U10’s extended that unbeaten run to six games. Tickets for the Dublin V Meath game, contact Kieran McMahon (086-1791120) asap.
Great championship wins for both our junior football teams. Junior A’s defeated Garda (1-11,2-4), with a fine team display and particularly outstanding performances from Paddy Delaney, Cormac Nolan, Ger Ryan. Junior B’s defeated Wild Geese (1-8,2-8) in a hard fought encounter, with Colm Cassidy delivering the man of the match performance. Training for all juniors Tue & Thur 7:30pm. U15 Hurlers came back from 10 points down at half time to draw with Crumlin in the closing minutes. In a high scoring dramatic game a draw was the fair result. Best for Clontarf were Aidan O Hallorahan,Cormac Golden and Peter O Callaghan. U14 footballers defeated St. Judes and St. Perigennes this week, with goalkeeper Dave Maguire the star performer on both occasions. U16 girls continued their winning ways on Sunday with a hard fought but entertaining win against a previously unbeaten Kilmacud side (3-5,2-4). Best for Clontarf was Julie Warnock (2-1)
Well done to the Clontarf Community Games football team on winning the Dublin final, defeating Knocklyon in the decider. U12 hurlers played in a Leinster competition on Sat., winning 2 out of 3 games and were delighted to welcome visitors from Mountmellick of Laois. U14 hurlers beat O’Tooles (2-8,0-5), best were Andrew Lombard and Roman Vistocham. Seniors had no cup games. Junior B’s lost in the Murphy cup to Clann Mhuire (2-9, 0-8). Our Junior A’s kept their Stacey Cup hopes alive with a memorable comeback against St. Brigids (3-6,3-7). Trailing by 7pts with 7 minutes left, goals from subs Cormac Nolan and Colm Cassidy helped them on their way. U16 girls also staged a great comeback to defeat St. Annes (1-10,2-4). The girls had to dig deep to retrieve this game and save their unbeaten league run with injury time points from Clare Quigley (0-2) and Sarah McGinn, who contributed (1-4). U10 girls notched yet another victory, this time over Skerries.
In Adult league football action the Seniors had two great wins in close fought games over Parnells (0-9,0-10) and St. Annes (2-14,2-11). Seniors next game is championship V St. Vincents on Tue June 21st. Juniors A's had a fine 6pt win over St. Josephs OCB, with Paul Moore and Brian Keenan outstanding, but then suffered a heavy defeat to Fingal Ravens. Juniors B's lost to St. Judes and Craobh Ciaran. U13 Hurlers beat Fingallians on Wednesday and acquitted themselves very well in the PJ Troy tournament.EGM this Thur at 9:30pm in clubhouse regarding Club develpoment, all club members are asked to attend this very important meeting. An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will officially open our synthetic pitch at 12 noon on Sat. June 25th. Condolences to the family and friends of Eamonn O'Coinne, a former juveline player who passed away suddenly.
Senior championship V St. Vincents posponed again. In second round championship action this week, Junior A's take on St. Finnians (N) on Wed in Newcastle 7:30pm, while Junior B's take on Naomh Barrog in Pairc Barrog on Thur 7:30pm. All support welcome at both championship matches. Hurlers lost in championship to Kilmacud Crokes on Thur and to St. Vincents by 6pts on Sun, despite an outstanding effort from Cathal Carr. U12 footballers were pipped by Castleknock in an exciting game. Our first Nursery Mini-league finals to be played at our new facilities were a great success on Sat., many thanks to Matt O'Neill and all others who helped out. An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will officially open our new synthetic pitch and facilities at our clubhouse, 12 noon next Saturday.
The official opening of our new synthetic pitch took place last Sat., with An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and GAA president Sean Kelly amongst the many dignitaries in attendance. Thanks to everyone involved in the organisation of a memorable day for the club. Junior A footballers had an outstanding win over St. Finians(N) (2-7,2-11) to reach the quarter finals of the Junior Championship, where they’ll play Round Towers ( C ). This was a fantastic team performances, with vital goals coming from Steve McMorrow and John Traenor. Best wishes to Steve McMorrow and Paul Moore for a speed recovery from injuries sustained. Junior B’s failed in their bid to progress in the championship, losing to Naomh Barrog (1-10,0-7), despite outstanding performances from Damien Mullins and Alan Sheriden. Hard luck to the Clontarf Community games team that lost to Newbridge in the Leinster championship on Sunday. Extended results round up and latest club news on the web, www.clontarfgaa.com
Adult league action resumes this week with Seniors away to Sylvesters on Wed and at home to Finnians (S) on Sat. Junior A’s play St, Margarets at home on Thur and are away to St. Pats (D) on Sun. Junior B’s are at home to Garristown on Tue and away to Clann Mhuire Sun. Hurlers lost in championship to Castleknock on Wed, while Junior A’s lost by 1 pt to Raheny in a challenge on Thur. President Mary McAlesse will be opening the student Art Exhibition on Thursday at 7pm in the clubhouse.3 week football and hurling Summer camp for all boys and girls Under 12-16, Mon-Fri, 10am – 12pm daily @ Pitch 21 St.Annes Park. Dates are July 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29. Cost is 20euro per week or 70euro for 3 weeks. For more information contact Brian McCormack 087-6229474. Details of Summer camp for ages 5-13, Aug 8-26, now available on club website www.clontarfgaa.com. Tickets for Leinster final must be ordered before Fri July 8, contact Kieran McMahon (086-1791120).
Seniors remained in league playoff contention with a fine win over St. Finnians (S), but lost to Sylvesters midweek.Good displays this week from Dave Smith and Aidan Morrissey. Junior A’s had 2 important league wins this week over St. Margarets (0-9,0-6) and St. Pats (D) (2-3,2-7), with great performances from Karl Spellman, Mickey McGlinchey and Damien Mullins. Juniors B’s had a great league win over Garristown (0-11,0-10), with an excellent showing from Aidan Mullany. Team of the week are the Clontarf Under 9’s, who under the excellent guidance of Noel McCaffrey won the Gerard Canavan (O’Tooles) tournament.Clontarf won all four of their matches and defeated a strong Na Fianna side in the final, well done to all involved. Tickets for the Leinster Final must be collected in the clubhouse on Thur 9pm.Details of Summer camps now available on club website www.clontarfgaa.com. For more information contact Brian McCormack 087-6229474.
‘Morning Glory’ Summer camp for boys and girls Under 12-16 continues at St. Annes Pitch 21, 10am-noon, Mon-Fri during July, cost is 20Euro per week. Signup continues for our August summer camps. 5 day camps (10am-2pm) for all boys and girls ages 5-13. Venue is St. Pauls College Raheny, with indoor and outdoor facilities. Dates are Aug 8-12 (Combined Hurling/Camogie/Football), Aug 15-19 (Hurling/Camogie) and Aug 22-26 (Football only). Cost is 45euro per camp (35 for each additional child). For more information on any of the summer camps, contact Brian McCormack 087-6229474. Seniors continue championship preparation with a challenge game away against Dromard Co Longford this Thur. Training for all juniors continues every Tue and Thur 7:30-9pm. Junior B’s play St. James Gael away in the league on Sun at 11am.
Good luck to the Junior Footballers who play in the St. Josephs OCB Inner City Tournament this week, facing Parnells today at 6:15pm in Fairview Pk. Junior B’s lost to St. James Gael in the league despite some good showings from Conor Keane and legend Paudie Kelleher. Another legend, Chairman Donal Nolan lined out on his 40th birthday and delivered another fine display at full back. Signup continues for our August summer camps. 5 day camps (10am-2pm) for all boys and girls ages 5-13. Venue is St. Pauls College Raheny, with indoor and outdoor facilities. Dates are Aug 8-12 (Combined Hurling/Camogie/Football), Aug 15-19 (Hurling/Camogie) and Aug 22-26 (Football only). Cost is 45euro per camp (35 for each additional child). For more information on any of the summer camps, contact Brian McCormack 087-6229474. Senior Championship fixture V St. Vincents venue and time available on the website (www.clontarfgaa.com).
5 day summer camps (10am-2pm) for all boys and girls ages 5-13. Venue is St. Pauls College Raheny, with indoor and outdoor facilities. Dates are Aug 8-12 (Combined Hurling/Camogie/Football), Aug 15-19 (Hurling/Camogie) and Aug 22-26 (Football only). Cost is 45euro per camp (35 for each additional child). For more info, contact Brian McCormack 087-6229474. Seniors continued preparation for Aug 17th championship V St. Vincents with a challenge game at home V St. Oliver Plunkets tonight at 8pm. Training for all Junior footballers tonight at 7:30pm. Junior A’s play Raheny in a challenge game on Thur 7:30pm, pitch 9. Congrats to Alan and Nancy Lynch on the birth of their baby daughter Sarah. Tickets for the Dublin match can be collected at the clubhouse on Thur 9-10pm, contact Kieran McMahon (086-1791120) for more information. All members are invited to a Summer BBQ at the clubhouse on Sat after the Dublin game.
Senior Championship due for Parnell Pk tomorrow night is off, no re-fixture date available. Summer camps are a great success, continuing this week Aug 15-19 (Hurling/Camogie) and next week Aug 22-26 (Football only). Cost is 45euro per camp (35 for each additional child). For more info, contact Brian McCormack 087-6229474. Summer bbq for all club members after the Dublin game on Sat. was a big success, thanks to all for the organisation, in particular P.J. Ryan. Junior Football 7 aside blitz and bbq afterwards takes place at the clubhouse next Sat Aug 20th at 6pm. Tickets for the Dublin v Tyrone replay must be ordered immediately from Kieran McMahon (086-1791120). Best wishes to Aidan Morrissey and Emma Kate Wywne who are getting married this Thursday.
Seniors play league away V St. Peregrines on Wed. 7:15pm. Junior A’s play Plunketts on Thur 7:15pm, pitch 34 and Junior B’s play Wild Geese tonight, 7:15pm, pitch 34. Junior football 7 a side blitz and bbq was well attended, thanks to all who participated. Summer camps are a great success, concluding this week Aug 22-26 (Football only), many thanks to Brian McCormack for all his hard work. Well done to Eoin Cronin and John Maguire who were both part of the Dublin U15 hurling squad that played Laois at the weekend. Tickets for the Dublin match must be collected at the clubhouse on Thursday 9-10pm, contact Kieran McMahon (086-1791120) for more information. All members are invited to a post Dublin game bbq at the clubhouse from 5pm on Sat. A replay of the Dublin game will be shown on the new screen from 6pm. Results round up and latest club news on the web, www.clontarfgaa.com
Seniors play league V Fingal Ravens tonight at 7pm, pitch 34. Junior A’s league V Plunketts was off last Thur due to no ref. On Sunday Junior A’s lost away in the league to Sylvesters (2-10,2-8 ). Junior B’s managed a draw V Wild Geese (2-6,1-9) in the league at home. Training for all Juniors continues 7pm every Tue and Thur. Juvenile fixtures have started back and there was a huge turnout for the nursery on Sat. Championship dates for Senior and Junior A teams will be announced this week, check website for details. Summer camps have now concluded, many thanks to Brian McCormack for all his hard work, we had 460 attendees over the 3 weeks. U15 hurlers beat Good Counsel during the week. Post Dublin game bbq at the clubhouse was another great success, thanks to all who supported. Results round up and latest club news on the web, www.clontarfgaa.com
Seniors lost to Fingal Ravens in the league.This is a big championship week for Adult footballers.Seniors play St. Vincents on Thur in Parnell Pk, 6:30pm. Junior A’s play quarter final of championship V Round Towers on Sat 3:30pm in Naul. Please support both these teams this week. U13 Hurlers narowly beaten by Naomh Olaf in league and by Whitehall in Championship. Ladies had great win in league against Raheny and now face Peregrines in last match to decide league. Under 14 Girls recorded a very good win on Saturday against a good Sylvesters team.Clontarf's defence was sound throughout the hour with first and second half goalkeepers Louise Doyle and Niamh McNally saving well on a number of occasions. Best for Clontarf on the day were Iseult Cremen, Hannah Throtnon, Sarah Murphy and Fiona McGinn. Results round up and latest club news on the web, www.clontarfgaa.com
Deepest sympathy to Matt O’Neill on the death of his father Dan during the week. Hard luck to Seniors who lost to St. Vincents (0-14,0-6) in the championship, despite fine performances from Neil Shanahan and Aidan Morrissey. Junior Championship quarter final provisionally re-fixed for Sat 17th, check website for details. Minors had a great league win over Scoil Ui Chonaill (2-9,2-7), best for Clontarf were Conor Glavey and Cian Healy. U13A’s beat St. Judes by 2pts, with Darrel Cadwell and Ros Holden starring.U13B’s also had a fine 2pts win over Ballyboden, with great performances from Robert Ranson, Anthony Slein and Ronan Harty. Congrats to Steven O’Hanlon and Elizabeth Davis on their recent marriage. Results round up and latest club news on the web, www.clontarfgaa.com
Junior Footballers play Round Towers in the Championship Quarter Final Tonight at 6.30 in Parnell Park. All support welcome. Seniors resume League action next Sunday vs Naomh Mearnog. Our under 9's participated in the "Fun Day" ran by Cuala GAA Club on Sunday - Many Thanks to Cuala and all involved. Results round up and latest club news on the web, www.clontarfgaa.com .
The under 16 ladies finished their league campaign with a 6-7 to 1-6 win over Templeogue Synge Street in Bushy Park on Sunday. The game was in the balance at half time with Clontarf leading by 2-2 to 1-0 but a better second half display in the shooting department saw Clontarf run out easy winners. On a day when for a long time scoring proved difficult for Clontarf's forwards the defence held fast with solid performances from Laura Byrne, Catriona Healy, Catherine Duane, Fiona O'Farrell, Grainne Free and Ciar Dunleavy. This win means that the under 16s have finished their league without dropping a point.
Clontarf Scorers: Hannah Fraser 2-1, Julie Warnock 2-0, Sarah McGin 1-2 (1f), Fiona O'Farrell 1-0, Ciara Carville 0-2, Miriam Foley 0-2.
Well done to our Ladies team who were promoted to the Intermediate ranks with a fine win over St. Peregrines (5-7,0-5). Best for Ladies were Muireann Carr and Fiona Coughlan. Hard luck to a gallant Junior A team who lost the championship quarter-final to Round Towers (0-13,1-6), despite some fine performances, esp. Cormac Nolan and Brian Keenan. A's now have a Cup playoff V Brigids next Sun. Seniors continue to chase promotion with a big league win over Naomh Mearnog (3-11,3-3). Junior B's defeated St. Brendans (2-9,1-7) at home in the league, with excellent displays from Keith Nutley (1-2), David Shaw (0-4), Robbie Lillis. U16's had a fine draw V Kilmacud Crokes. U15's beat St. Marks in championship and U14's drew with St. Annes in a thriller, best - Ronan Deery. The club will host a series of free Finance workshops commencing Wed 5/10, 8:30-9:30 (see website). Extended club notes available on web (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Junior A’s reached Stacey Cup semi-final with a hard earned playoff win over St. Brigids (2-6,2-4) and excellent performances from Redmond O’Leary, Chris Fanning, John Traenor. The U16's lost to Craobh Chiaran with another spirited performance - level with 10 minutes to go. Best for Clontarf were Gerard Carey, Michael Winterson and Richard Bunworth.U14 hurlers lost to Barrog despite a great display from Ciaran McSharry.U13 hurlers had a great win in their final group championship match against Scoil Ui Chonail. Trailing by (1-1,0-0) at the break Clontarf produced a terrific second half display scoring 1-4 without reply. Best for Clontarf were Conor Cronin, Patrick Breen and Conor Headon. Team of the week U10 girls reached their championship final by beating Thomas Davis by 2-4 to 2-3 in a fiercely competitive contest. It was an outstanding team performance with Margaret Mohan, Catherine Martin and Laura Plunket excelling. Extended results and news available on web (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Seniors maintain the push for playoffs, defeating Naomh Olafs (2-14,2-4).Junior A’s produced their best display of the league campaign to defeat Bank Of Ireland (1-13,0-5) with excellent performances from Karl Spellman, Ro Kenny, Brian Keenan (1-3). Junior B’s lost to St. Pats (P). Hard luck on the minors who lost in the championship to St. Brigids (1-8,0-15), best were Eoghan Stanley and John Conroy.U15’s drew with St. Marks. U14’s had a terrific 2pts win over Ballinteer.U13A’s beat Castleknock (3-8,1-8) and U13B’s beat O’Dwyers (2-5,1-4). U12A’s had a big win over St. Brigids and U12B’s beat St. Vincents. U16 girls lost to Ballyboden in a challenge and U14 girls beat Maurs. In championship action, U10 girls reached the county final with a great win over Barrog (1-3,1-2), having trailed by (1-2,0-0) at half time. Funding process for St. Annes pitches recommences this week, all mentors to be informed. Extended results and news available on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com)
Seniors maintained promotion push with another fine league win over St. Peregrines (2-14,1-8), with topnotch performances from Kevin Leahy (0-8), Aidan Morrissey, Brian Stokes, Kevin Devine and Darren Lambart. Junior A league game V Skerries had no ref. Junior training continues every Tue (Westwood gym 8:30pm) and Thursday (Astro pitch 8:30pm). U14 and U16 girls had an enjoyable day trip on Sat to the very hospitable Carryduff club Co. Down. Niamh McNally (U14) and Ruth Reynolds (U16) collected player of the games awards. Against the odds U16 girls advanced to the second round of the championship with a victory over division 1 side Skerries Harps. They will now face either Clann Mhuire or Templeogue Synge Street. There were fine performances from Grainne Free and Fiona O'Farrell in defence, the hardworking midfield of Ruth Reynolds and Hannah Fraser and in attack Sarah McGinn, Sarah Murphy and Miriam Foley.U9 hurlers had a good win in the local derby over Scoil Ui Chonaill. Club AGM on Thursday October 27th, all members are requested to make the effort to attend. Extended results and news available on the web (www.clontarfgaa.com).
Seniors edged closer to the playoffs with a fine win over Whitehall (1-10,0-7) before a vocal home support. El Capitan Shane Dunlea found the net to leave Clontarf 4pts ahead at the break. Dara O’Brien and Kevin Leahy combined to register 5 vital 2nd half scores. Junior A’s battled hard to record a great league win over St. Peregrines (0-9,1-5), with particularly good displays from Robbie Stokes, Redmond O’Leary and John Traenor (0-6). Training for all Junior hurlers and footballers Tue 8:30pm in Westwood, while Footballers also train Wed. 8:30pm on the Astro. Wins for all 4 teams at U9 at home. Well done to the nine members of our Ladies section that received awards at Croke Park on Sat. for their involvement in Dublin Development Squads. Congrats to Fiach and Natalia O’Riain on the birth of their daughter Amalie. Weekly Fixtures/Results listings for all teams now available on website (www.clontarfgaa.com)
U21 B Championship V Fingal Ravens Sat 2pm, pitch 34. Junior A’s play Stacey Cup semi final V Plunketts Sun 11am in Portmarknock, all support welcome at both games. Junior B’s received a walkover from Good Counsel in their last league game. Hard luck to the U10 girls who battled hard in losing the county final to a very skilful Ballyboden SE on Sat, but well done to all involved on a wonderful season in which they won the league. Hard luck also to the U14 girls who lost to St. Maurs in a playoff for the league. Clontarf's players of the match were Clare Malley, Sarah Purcell and Louise Doyle. U16 girls championship was not played. U12A’s defeated Castleknock, U12B’s lost to Vincents. Well done to Belgrove NS on reaching the Cumann Na mBunscol final U9’s had 2 great win away to Na Fianna, but lost in 2 other games to O’Dwyers. Weekly Fixtures/Results listings for all teams now available on website (www.clontarfgaa.com). Anyone with submissions for the next An Tarbh publication, please email asap to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors play Fingallians in league semi-final playoff on Sun, check website for details, all support welcome. Junior A Footballers reached the Stacey Cup final where they will play Ballyboden SE. They recorded a great win over Plunketts (1-7,0-6), with excellent performances all round, esp from Keith Moore, Damien Mullins and Niall Synnott (1-1). U21’s were comfortable winners over Fingal Ravens, with Kevin Leahy in top form. U15’s had a great win in their last league game, with an 8pt contribution from Kevin McGrath. U16 Girls won their league semi-final over Clann Mhuire (5-9, 1-13), with player of the match Miriam Foley. Best of luck to Belgrove Boys Senior side who play in the Cumann Na mBunscol Div 1 final on Wednesday in Croke Pk. Weekly Fixtures/Results listings for all teams now available on website (www.clontarfgaa.com). Anyone with submissions for the next An Tarbh publication, please email asap to: email@example.com
Seniors lost the League semi-final playoff to Fingallians (0-15,1-6), despite a strong opening half that left them 5pts up at the interval. Thanks to all the players and management for their dedication this year, hopefully 2006 can be the year we finally take that step up to Div 1. Please check website for updates of U21 and Stacey Cup (Junior A's ) fixtures next weekend. Hard luck to the Belgrove Boys Senior side who were narrowly defeated (1-6,0-6) in the Cumann Na mBunscol Div 1 final on Wednesday in Croke Pk. The much anticipated and world renouned Clontarf GAA Nursery Christmas party takes place at the clubhouse on Sat.Weekly Fixtures/Results listings for all teams now available on website (www.clontarfgaa.com). Anyone with submissions for the next An Tarbh publication, please email asap to: firstname.lastname@example.org , deadline is next weekend.
Junior A’s finished their league campaign with a fine 3pt win over Thomas Davis, having trailed by 5pts at the interval - outstanding performances from Damien (hatrick) Mullins and Brian Cotter. The season ends next Sun with the Stacey Cup final V Ballyboden SE, check website for fixture details, all support welcome. Xmas party for Junior A and B panels on Sun 18th from 7pm in Culdoras. Many thanks to Matt O’Neill and all his crew on organising a great Nursery Xmas party. The club wishes to extend their condolences to the family of Jim Gaffney on his recent passing. Jim was one of the founding members of our club. Dinner dance date is Feb 18th, contact Sue Lillis (086-3957141) for early bookings. Adult Football 7 a side Blitz and bbq in aid of charity will take place in the club on Tue., Dec. 27th, contact John Keegan (086-8289665) or Sue Lillis to register your participation. More club info can be found on our website as we continue it’s reconstruction (www.clontarfgaa.com)
The executive wishes all club members a very happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Thanks all players and mentors for their great commitment over the past year. Hard luck to the Junior A footballers who lost the Stacey Cup to a deserving Ballyboden St. Endas team on a scoreline of (1-13, 0-8). Well done to Ro Kenny (Junior A) and Conor Keane (Junior B) who received player of the year awards. Dinner dance date is Feb 18th, contact Sue Lillis (086-3957141) for early bookings.Adult Football 7 a side Blitz and bbq in aid of charity will take place in the club on Tue., Dec. 27th, contact John Keegan (086-8289665) or Sue Lillis to register your participation. More club info can be found on our website as we continue it's reconstruction (www.clontarfgaa.com)