The club wishes to express its condolences to the family of Mr.Paddy Nolan, of Nolan's Supemarket. Paddy Nolan was a great friend of our club and has supported us with sponsorship in many forms over a long number of years. He is survived by his wife Una, children Richard, Paul and Lisa, and beloved grandchildren. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. The hurlers take on Thomas Davis in the Championship on Tuesday night (16th) at 7.30pm on Pitch 35. This is only the second time the club has entered a hurling team at this level and all support would be welcome. Note that the U21 footballers face Erins Isle next Tuesday, same time and venue. Details of U16 tournament at O'Tooles are on the club website. Our teams of the week are our U11 footballers who won their games well at Fingallians on Saturday. The U10 groups played blitzes at Naomh Mearnog and at home on the new Clontarf Road pitches. The Blues won well in Portmarnock, while the Reds traded wins and losses against St Sylvesters and Whitehall Colmcille. The three-team U9 group travelled to Whitehall and all teams won well. The one-team group lost narrowly away to Parnells. The U8 Red team footballers played away to St Monicas in the one-team league where they had a comfortable win. But the Yellow, Green and Blues found the going tough against a skilled bunch away at St Vincents. Strength and conditioning course takes place on Saturday week, venues tbc. Gaelic for mums continues every Monday 8-9pm on the astro. Club monster draw is approaching and tickets are available from tomorrow. Details from Sean on 087 8137645. www.clontarfgaa.com
Disappointment for the Senior team, beaten by just two points by O’Tooles in their promotion play-off semi-final tie. But there was triumph for the Ladies, our team of the week, who enjoyed a convincing win over Garda in the Division 1 League which will hopefully secure their status at this level. The death has taken place of Mrs O'Flaherty, mother of John O'Flaherty, former Club Treasurer. Funeral arrangements: Removal today (Tuesday) at 6pm to St John the Baptist Church, Mass tomorrow at 10am. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. The U16 Boys are our junior team of the week after their excellent hurling victory over Skerries Harps. Conor Mullins, who was injured at centre back, went forward and scored 4-3 despite his hamstring pull. There was joy too for the U15 footballers who beat table-toppers St Brigid’s. Mixed results for the U12 hurlers with an A win and B loss, while the U11 and U10 hurlers both came up short against St Vincent’s. But the U9 and U8 teams both enjoyed success in their respective ties. Special thanks to Eoin Shanahan, who is stepping down from the Executive, and best wishes to Gerry Reid, who is coming onboard. Finally, thanks to everyone who made the AGM such a well-attended success. www.clontarfgaa.com
A super weekend for the club with an historic first ever Minor B Championship final win with the Minor footballers defeating a strong St Pat’s Palmerstown side. Well done to the squad for their amazing teamwork and their mentors and supporters for all the work put in. Please support the Senior team in their forthcoming promotion play-off semi final against O’Toole’s. The match will be played at Blunden Drive next Sunday at 11am. The Senior Ladies play Garda in the Division 1 league at Westmanstown next Saturday at 3.30pm. Oranmore Maree visited the club with two matches played on saturday by the U14 and U15/U16 footballers. The weekend was a great sucess with Pat Burke from Oranmore Maree presenting the perpetual Shield to Clontarf after their two matches to one victories over the Galway boys. The success of the weekend heralds a long relationship between the two clubs with the Galway club looking to win back the shield in 2011. The club AGM takes place this Friday night at the club. Gaelic for Dads moves to Tuesday nights at 8.20 on the astro from November 10th. All members, and would-be members, welcome.
It was a clean sweep of victories for Clontarf teams over the weekend in three important matches. First up were the Adult hurlers who defeated Liffey Gaels 3-17 to 1-9 in a must-win match to secure their AHL5 status for next season. Ro Kenny gave a man of the match performance while there were other excellent displays from Robbie Stokes, Ger Devine, John Maguire and Jimmy Cantwell. Minutes later on pitch 35 the Minor Footballers clinched a place in the Minor B Championship Final v St Pats Palmerstown when they defeated Cuala 1-3 to 0-6. The U15 Footballers - our team of the week - rounded off a great day when they defeated St Annes 4-9 to 2-5 to take the U15B Championship title. The week was also tinged with sadness following the death of Marita McMahon, mother of club Secretary and mentor Kieran McMahon. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilis. The U16 girls won well in the Shield against St Brigids, while there were wins too for their U13 counterparts in the Shield. The U12A hurlers beat Lucan Sarsfields, while the U10B team kept Naomh Barrog scoreless in the hurling, while the U9 hurlers enjoyed a clean sweep at home to Cuala. The nursery children were delighted with a visit by the All Ireland Brendan Martin Cup, highlighting the links between the club and the Dublin Ladies. Congratulations to Dublin County Final winners Kilmacud Crokes and best wishes to them in Leinster. Many thanks to all those who helped with, or partcipated in, the race night in the club last Friday.
Well done our team of the week, the Senior footballers, who emerged victorious from a hard-fought contest against Whitehall Colmcilles in Saturday's relegation play-off at Balgriffin. A first-minute converted penalty for Whitehall was soon followed by a pointed free, leaving Clontarf with an uphill battle. The 'Tarf men were equal to the task and strong performances from Stephen Coen, Robert Stokes and Ian Smith - together with the marksmanship of Ian O'Dwyer - kept them in touch. But it was the man of the match performance of Chris Morrissey that proved to be the difference between the sides in this nail-biting encounter and Clontarf won the day with a score of 1-10 to 2-5. Please support Minor footballers in their Championship semi-final at home v Cuala this Sunday at 11am. Come and celebrate with some members of the All Ireland-winning Dublin Ladies Team will visit our nursery in St Paul’s at 10.15am next Saturday. Clontarf’s Anne O’Mahoney has made a huge contribution to Dublin Ladies Football since 2002 and was part of the backroom team for this year’s All Ireland Final. Other club names have been prominent in intercounty Ladies football with Dublin over the years. Our Division 5 ladies had a great result against St Annes. The Minor hurlers enjoyed a magnificent 3-8 to 1-12 victory against Round Rowers Clondalkin in the Championship, while best of luck to the U15s in their Championship final v St Annes on Sunday at 11.30am in Craobh Chiarain's ground in Clonshaugh. The U12A boys beat Erins Isle in the last league match to finish up runners-up in the football league, while the U11C team beat Na Fianna in a friendly. All members and their friends are more than welcome at this weekend’s race nite in the club. See the club website on www.clontarfgaa.com for details on sponsoring a horse/jockey. Ready Steady Play Volunteer Recruitment session this Thursday at Clubhouse 7.30 to 9.30pm – all welcome who want to help their kids’ teams.
Please support the Senior footballers who play Whitehall Colmcilles in Championship relegation fixture at Balgriffin on Saturday at 5pm. The Division 5 Ladies play tomorrow at 7.30pm at home v St Annes. All support is welcome. The Minors recorded their third win in the Championship, away to St Marks on Sunday. They now go on to play in the semi-final in a fortnight’s time. The U16 boys won at home to St Brigids with a scoreline of 6-10 to 4-14. The U15 boys had to dig hard to win by a goal against Erins Isle in the semi-final of the Championship. The U14 girls enjoyed a great victory over Scoil with a fantastic team performance. The U14B boys are our team of the week, winning at the death against the feared St Judes to secure second place and runners-up medals. The U12A girls had a great win over a very strong Castleknock side. The U11 girls had one win – over Naomh Mearnog – and lost to Garristown. The U10 hurlers, through a combination of courage and skill, overcame skilful Lucan Sarsfields, who hammered them in the last match between the sides. There’ll be a fun Race Nite on Friday week at 8.30pm in the club. All members – and their friends – are more than welcome. Gaelic 4 Mothers continues every Monday on Astro from 8-9pm – It’s aimed at mums who are interested in having fun and learning about Gaelic games. Ready Steady Play Volunteer Recruitment Night on October 14 in Clubhouse 7.30 - 9.30. All parents that want to help out with their kids’ team are welcome.
Congratulations to club Senior Ladies mentor Anne O’Mahony for getting just reward with the weekend’s All-Ireland win with the Dublin Ladies. On the home front there was disappointment for the men’s Senior footballers in their Championship battle against Naomh Mearnog. The battling Minor hurlers deserved a draw but lost by a single point to St Oliver Plunketts/ER in the Championship. The U16 boys spread the Gospel of Gaelic football, playing teams in Rennes, France. The U12A boys’ hurling team won away to Castleknock, while the B team lost to Naomh Mearnog. The U11 girls’ footballers are our team of the week with a thrilling win over Na Fianna in terrible conditions. The U10 hurlers travelled away to play their first every intercounty match at the Carlow Town Leinster hurling blitz. And they played their best ever hurling, drawing (but deserving to win) against Kilmacow from Kilkenny; lost narrowly to Clann na nGael of Meath and enjoyed a comfortable victory over Liam Mellow’s of Wexford. Well done to all and to squad guru Ronan Hickey for lending support and advice. All mentors are required to attend a meeting about the club's Codes of Behaviour next Tuesday night. The meetings start at 9pm and will last for about one hour. The club is having a stock sale at greatly reduced prices of club gear before the meeting from 8-9pm. CCC1 and CCC2 lead mentors should send team reports for the past year for the AGM report to Ollie Mangan. Ready Steady Play for all new mentors and parents who would like to help their kids team will be held in the club on Thursday, October 7, from 7.30-9.30pm. Gaelic for Mums each Monday from 8-9pm.
The Senior Footballers face a tough challenge in next Wednesday's Relegation Playoff against Naomh Mearnog. The match will be played at Balgriffin at 7.30pm. Please support the team in this very important game. Adult Hurlers lost to Civil Service in the Championship QuarterFinal. Minor Footballers had a good win against O'Tooles in the Championship on Sunday. It was a strong team performance from the lads with everyone battling hard. Final score was 4-9 to 2-5. U9 Hurlers came up short against a very skilful Kilmacud team at home on Sat. U11 Hurlers had mixed fortunes on their visit to Naomh Mearnog. Our A team suffered a heavy defeat while the B team enjoyed the opposite with a high scoring win.
The battling minor hurlers lost narrowly to Ballyboden St Endas after injury setbacks in a classic championship encounter. The U14 boys are our team of the week following a great win over Faughs. It was an amazing turnaround as the same opposition beat us well last April. Conor McCaffrey scored a wonder goal and Cian O'Flaherty had the performance of his life. In a busy weekend, the U13 boys took on Ballinteer on Friday night under lights on Pitch 35. Then it was an early 7.20am departure on Saturday to Tralee to participate in the Austin Stacks 16-club U13 football tournament, in which the lads made it to the semi-final of the plate. The U12 girls’ B team beat Foxrock Cabinteely with great team play. U11 girls had contrasting contrasting fortunes in their first series of Championship football games. The Blues (Division 2) won away to Naomh Olaf while the Reds succumbled to Fingal. Juvenile subs can be paid this Wednesday (September 14th) in the Culdoras bar from 7.30-9pm. Nursery parents’ social Evening is on this Friday at 7.45pm in the clubhouse hall and all parents are welcome. Guest speakers Lyn Savage and Mick Bohan will talk about Making Playing Games Enjoyable For Kids.
Treasurer Tom McCabe was this year’s worthy and popular winner of the club person of the year award at the annual dinner dance in Clontarf Castle. County Board Chairman Gerry Harrington presented the beautiful trophy by Damian Duggan. Minor hurlers had a great start to the season with victory over Raheny. Junior B team produced a fine performance to defeat St Colmcille’s in their opening league game. U13A footballers beat Lucan, scoring 1-1 in injury time. Well done to the U12A hurlers who overcame St Sylvester’s. Massive aggregate win for the U11 hurlers – well done. Three new players shone as U10 hurlers took on Cuala in their opening league game. www.clontarfgaa.com
The Senior footballers had a successful encounter with Ballinteer St Johns in the AIB Cup last Thursday, winning by five points. Great win for the U13A boys who secured Division 1 status, winning their fourth grading match on the trot. The U14 girls had a fantastic team-building day in Carlingford last Monday, while the boys’ U12 footballers showed great character and determination to beat St Sylvester’s. The B team beat St Pat’s well, never letting the opposition into the game.The U11 footballers enjoyed a fantastic performance away to Naomh Barrog, giving a great display of skill Dinner dance is on this Saturday in Clontarf Castle. – last chance for ticket orders.
The Minors, who play their first league game next Sunday, enjoyed a good win over Finians in a challenge match. The U15 footballers enjoyed a cracking game against St Jude’s which ended in a draw. Team of the week are the U12A hurlers who overhauled a massive deficit to record a great win away at Cuala last Sunday. Tom O Flaherty was superb while Sean O Shea recorded a brilliant four-goal haul. The U11s recorded a big away win in the U11 C FC Group A North tie against Naomh OP/ER. Dinner dance fast approaching, so get your ticket orders in now. www.clontarfgaa.com
The Under 21 footballers made history, claiming the club’s first ever adult football championship.In a tight derby match with Raheny, they won the B Football Championship at Balgriffin, showing great determination and willingness to battle for every ball. Each and every member of the squad, led by captain Damien Mullins, played their part in this historic day. Both of the U13 football teams showed great character to come from behind, with the A team winning against Naomh Mearnog and the B’s drawing with Ballyboden. Great wins for the U12A footballers and the U11C boys in their respective games. Well done to the U14 girls for kickathon fundraiser for next week’s away trip to Carlingford Adventure Centre. Contact Patricia Reynolds (087 233 7534) for annual dinner dance tickets at Clontarf Castle. www.clontarfgaa.com
The club would like to extend its condolences to Tim O’Mahony on the death of his father. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. A special thanks to Dublin hurling manager Anthony Daly, who was guest of honour at the Chairman’s Night in the club, who proved as witty as he is talented with a feast of stories about his playing days and his managerial career. Best wishes from the team for the Dubliner hurlers for this year’s campaign. Congratulations to Willie Lillis and the Ladies mentoring team of Noel Hickey, Anne O'Mahony, Frankie Byrne and Sue Lillis, and to Gay Byrne's U11 contingent of Donal O’Shea, PJ Ryan, Noel Jackson, Mick Howley, Frank O’Dwyer and Ciaran Higgins, who were honoured for their achievements on the pitch. www.clontarfgaa.com
One of the highlights of the club calendar – Chairman’s Night – takes place this Friday, and Clontarf is delighted to have Dublin hurling manager Anthony Daly as guest speaker. Best wishes to John O'Halloran for a speedy recovery following a nasty injury sustained during a challenge match on Friday. Seniors play Naomh Mearnog away next Saturday at 2.30 pm in a promotion play-off. Please support the lads in large numbers for this important fixture. The under-16 footballers started off the season with a great win over Scoil Ui Chonaill, 5-4 to 2-4. It was a great start to the season with a fantastic team performance. First league match is next Saturday. The under-10 hurlers recorded two narrow but comfortable wins over Lucan Sarsfields and Scoil in their astro hurling friendlies. Reminder that time is ticking to get adult subs back in. www.clontarfgaa.com
Adult subs are now due. Forms can be dropped in to Trish Reynolds in the club bar tomorrow night from 8-9.30pm. Hurling foundation course is on the astro, starting at 7pm tomorrow week. This course is aimed at Nursery to U11 mentors. The club nursery returns this Satuday, venue to be confirmed later in the week depending on the playability situation at St Paul's. Training is resuming for many teams, so keep all the info coming in over the next few weeks for the notes.
An RTE film crew will be down at the clubhouse astro tomorrow (Wednesday 13th) at 3pm to film Junior A hurler Chris Geoghegan.Chris is the Dublin rep in the All Ireland Talent Show and tomorrow's event is a great showcase for Chris and the club.Please try to attend and spread the word, especially to juvenile players who'll be finished school by then. Any banners/flags and supporters wearing jerseys would be great. Chris himself is visiting Belgrove schools today to help spread the word.the show will go out on January 31st at 6.30pm on RTE1.Mick Bohan session for all mentors is on this Thursday from 8.30-10pm in the club; there will be a practical element on the astro.Foundation course is on Friday night/ Sat morning with Neil O'Driscoll. Times for the course will be 7pm-10pm(approx) Fri night and 9am - 2pm(approx) Sat. It is a dual foundation course so remember to come suitably attired for outdoor practical sessions on both fri & sat, you will be taking part. If you have a hurley bring it along too.Meanwhile; John Troy is organising a coaching session for all hurling mentors on Friday night. www.clontarfgaa.com
Best wishes to all members and our teams for the New Year from the executive. Over 40 players of all levels took part in the post-Christmas charity football blitz in aid of the Irish Red Cross flood relief fund. The winning Navy side was captained by Shane Dunlea and included Karl Spelman, Craig McConnell, Ronan Hickey, Vinny Clohisey, Alan Vale and double scorers Siobhan Kennedy and Ciara Fenton. Well done to the hardy souls who braved the icy conditions for the annual Wooden bridge on New Years Day, with all proceeds going to Our Lady’s Children’s hospital.Adult membership subs . www.clontarfgaa.com