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U11 Mentors 2017

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Mentor Contact
Gerard Creighton (lead mentor) 086-8160818
Seán Murphy (hurling lead mentor) 086-8198766
Aidan Conlon (League Contact) 086-6079758
Michael Dalton 087-2800136
Peter Kenny 086-8223242
Michael Bredican 086-2552859
Shane Meehan 087-7414897
Gavin Woods (League Contact) 086-1714185
Tony Geoghegan 086-3886799

Latest News / Nuacht is deanaí

Training is now in St Annes

Training times change this week until the summer break. Monday training at 18:30 to 19:30 on Pitch 21 next to Sybil Hill Friday training at 18:30 to 19:30 on Pitch 30 next to Rose Garden.

New Jerseys

As you will know we have three fabulous new sets of Clontarf jerseys for each of our squads kindly sponsored by Sherry Fitzgerald - anyone that saw them last Sunday will agree that they look great on the boys. When the weather is good we will arrange for a team photo before one of the matches that we can then provide to everyone.

Each of these sets are numbered team jerseys that will be provided on each match day for the boys - as we need to have these washed after each match we would ask parents if they could co operate and please assist us by taking a set of jerseys to wash - a mentor will arrange for this after every match - we will keep a record of this so that all parents have the opportunity to help out.

Thanks for your help on this.
U11 Mentors

Trip to Birr and Tullamore

See details below...

Sherry Fitz sponsored jersey photo shoot

Thanks to everybody for turning up on a freezing cold Sunday for the photo shoot

New members\players are always welcome

Just come down to one of our training sessions

From Monday 3rd October - training is at the GAA Clubhouse on Seafield Road West

Training days are still Monday to Friday but training times are now 18:40 to 19:30

Cycling to the club house for training...

A juvenile member had their bicycle stolen from training at the clubhouse recently. Please pass onto parents and players that bicycles should be locked while attending training or matches.

Please ensure your child has adequate lights - it may be bright when they start training but it is pitch dark when they are finished.

Teamer Updates

As we have moved to 3 teams from two sets of two teams we have made changes to our Teamer setup. If you are no longer getting teamer messages please let us know.
You should be able to modify your account details if necessary at teamer.net

Next Training

 

Code Monday @ 18:30 to 19:30
Pitch 21
Friday @ 18:30 to 19:30
Pitch 30
Football 22/05/2017 26/05/2017
Hurling 29/05/2017 02/06/2017
Football 05/05/2017
Bank Holiday - No Training
09/06/2017

 

 

League Fixtures

Date Code Opposition Location Time
27-May Football Erins Isle St Pauls Meet @ 11:15

For hurling please remember hurley, helmet and shin pads. Knuckle protective gloves are also recommended for the non hurley hand (i.e. if you are right handed you need a left handed glove)

Trip to Birr

Date for your Diary

Trip to Birr and Tullamore 28th May 2017

Update

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We are renting a bus and driver from Finnegans Coaches from 9 am up to 7-8pm on Sunday 28th May. This will carry the 31 boys now confirmed and allow for c15 mentors plus interested parents to travel together. We will be collecting 20 euro per boy and 30 euro per accompanying parent on Sat 10th March. (Based on our expected match ticket prices for the boys and adults to go to the game). Accordingly, can please ensure that you have the ticket money for 10th March?

Many thanks' Seán
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Dear Parent,

We are organising a day trip to Tullamore to watch Dublin’s clash with Galway in the All Ireland Hurling Championship.

The trip will also take in a Hurling match against Birr GAA – martialled by the great Johnny Pilkington.

We will be travelling by a hired bus leaving on the morning of Sunday 28th May and returning to Dublin that evening.
Your son will need to

  1. Pay for a juvenile ticket and bus hire
  2. Have a packed lunch – no fizzy drinks
  3. A small amount of pocket money
  4. His hurling gear - make sure his name is on it
  5. We would ideally like to accommodate as many parents possible on the trip

Accordingly, can you please respond to the Teamer invite that has been circulated so that we can plan for numbers etc.

Sincerely,

Seán

Provisional Fixtures

Provisional Fixtures

10 June 2017 Westmanstown Gaels vs Clontarf Hurling  
17 June 2017 Na Fianna 1 vs Clontarf Football  
24 June 2017 Clontarf vs O'Dwyer \ Judes Football  

Training Teams

Training Team by Colour     By Player  
         
Charlie Jordan Red   Adam Mcivor Yellow
Cillian Bredican Red   Arthur Kenny Yellow
Darragh O'Keefe Red   Charlie Jordan Red
Dylan Murphy Red   Charlie Metcalf Blue
Fionn Conheady Red   Cian McCaul Yellow
James Geoghegan Red   Cian O'Mahony Yellow
Leo Keane-Le Paih Red   Cillian Bredican Red
Lucian Neumann Red   Cillian Doherty Blue
Matthew Mason Red   Cillian McCann Orange
Oisin Creighton Red   Conal Murphy Orange
Rory Owens Red   Conall Woods Blue
Tiernan O'Brien Red   Conor Carolan Yellow
Tom Higgins Red   Conor Ennis Orange
Charlie Metcalf Blue   Conor Grainger Yellow
Cillian Doherty Blue   Daniel McGovern Blue
Conall Woods Blue   Darragh O'Keefe Red
Daniel McGovern Blue   Dónal Óg Geraghty Yellow
Dylan Conlon Blue   Donnchadh Gallagher Yellow
Eoin McAndrew Blue   Dylan Conlon Blue
James Burke Blue   Dylan Murphy Red
Karl Gleeson Blue   Eoin McAndrew Blue
Luke Crowley Blue   Euan Thompson Yellow
Mark MacAuley Blue   Finn Doran Orange
Patrick Magner Blue   Fionn Conheady Red
Robert Harvey Blue   Hugh Fagan Yellow
Ruairí Lynch Blue   James Burke Blue
Senan Wall Blue   James Geoghegan Red
Cillian McCann Orange   Jamie O'Keeffe Orange
Conal Murphy Orange   Karl Gleeson Blue
Conor Ennis Orange   Leo Keane-Le Paih Red
Finn Doran Orange   Lucian Neumann Red
Jamie O'Keeffe Orange   Luke Crowley Blue
Matthew Meehan Orange   Mark MacAuley Blue
Oisin Devery Orange   Matthew Mason Red
Philip Dalton Orange   Matthew Meehan Orange
Rory Hynes Orange   Oisin Creighton Red
Sam Joyce Orange   Oisin Devery Orange
Senan Reid Orange   Patrick Ferguson Yellow
Tom Briody Orange   Patrick Magner Blue
Adam Mcivor Yellow   Philip Dalton Orange
Arthur Kenny Yellow   Robert Harvey Blue
Cian McCaul Yellow   Rory Hynes Orange
Cian O'Mahony Yellow   Rory Owens Red
Conor Carolan Yellow   Ruairí Bates Yellow
Conor Grainger Yellow   Ruairí Lynch Blue
Dónal Óg Geraghty Yellow   Sam Joyce Orange
Donnchadh Gallagher Yellow   Senan Reid Orange
Euan Thompson Yellow   Senan Wall Blue
Hugh Fagan Yellow   Sukpreet Singh Yellow
Patrick Ferguson Yellow   Tiernan O'Brien Red
Ruairí Bates Yellow   Tom Briody Orange
Sukpreet Singh Yellow   Tom Higgins Red

 

Match Reports

Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-6 v Clontarf Panthers 2-3

This was a really hard fought context against a tough, physical BBSE team. Our boys started well and our 3 man midfield of Conor, Karl and Cillian were initially winning the 50-50’s and delivering ball into our forward line. The half-back line for BBSE was however sweeping up a lot of ball and tackling hard when not in possession so that is was very difficult for our forward line of Patrick, Dylan M , Dylan C and Charlie to pull any moves together. After the first few minutes BBSE started to get on top more in midfield, where they had so physically bigger players and didn’t hold back on using this advantage. Their tough tackling meant that we were not comfortable in possession and spilled some ball. This allowed them to gather possession and start counter attacks. Defensively we were doing well when being put under pressure but we finally conceded a goal after 6 minutes, followed quickly by 2 further points. Our guys’ heads did not drop however. The full-back line of Lucian and Robert were battling very well and bursting of defense when in possession. When BBSE ball got beyond the guys, James was assured in goals and a feature of the half was his accurate distribution, which ensured BBSE were never able to pin us in to our defense. Luke and Conal W always almost always provided and out-ball for James, as did Conor and Cillian when the dropped back. The result was we were able to pull some decent around our half-back line /midfield and getting attacks initiated. At this stage we were holding our own despite the tough tackling and as the half wore on the play was ebbing and flowing up and down the pitch in an entertaining game. Despite conceding a further point Clontarf managed to score 1-1 themselves from Karl with shots from distance and we were now pressing forward. Unfortunately in the last 5 minutes of the half, when attacking we left ourselves a little exposed at the back and in the confusion BBSE managed to tack-on 1-2, to leave the score 2-5 to 1-2 to BBSE, which was not really a fair reflection of the contest. For the second half Dylan M switched back in to midfield to provide additional energy and to help stop BBSE counter attacks when we lost possession. Also Charlie went in goals to allow James to play up-front. Unfortunately just after the throw-in we conceded a lucky goal and that probably put the contest out of sight. To the boy’s credit they never stopped battling in the second half, tackled very well and tried to use the ball intelligently and with pace when in possession. Features of the half were the energy of Dylan M, Conor, Luke and Cillian B (despite numerous heavy hits he kept battling), robust and tough defending in the full-back line and the accurate passing of Karl, Conal and James. In this period we pulled together a lot of fine movement from our half-backs / midfield and this resulted Dylan M scoring 1-1, with James, Karl and Cillian very unlucky with efforts from distance. We did however find it difficult to work the ball into the full-forward line to increase of score-taking chances, primarily because BBSE are a tough and well drilled team that hit-hard and are good at using the ball after they break-up the play. In the end BBSE ran-out 5-6 to 2-3 winners. In essence though the game was closer than the scoreline suggests and given the great attitude and consistent work-rate throughout the team, but some little more luck with final passes and shots and some positional awareness, there would have been nothing between the two teams. POTW: Lucian Neumann – once again, solid in defense and used the ball well after winning possession.

BBSE 4g3p Clontarf Bulls 6g5p

This was a fantastic game of football played with skill and passion by the Bulls. The Bulls started with the wind and took some time to find their groove sending a number of balls wide. Nevertheless in midfield Sukpreet Singh and Mark MacCauley got to grips. Singh in particular playing heads up football and passing well. Conor Carolan, Daniel McGovern and Donncha Gallagher were rock solid in defence and aggressively snuffed out attacks. Donal Curran did brilliantly in goals as evidenced by BBSE only getting one point in the first half. Goals had to come and they did with scores from Jamie O'Keeffe, Sukpreet and Donal Óg taking. McCauley also did well with a wonderful sideline kick that beat the 'keeper for another goal. Oisín Devery also took some nice points. While Tarf had built up a solid lead at this stage, we knew the second half would be tougher especially as we had no subs to rest. This was indeed the case. Gallagher went in to midfield and worked really hard. Curran went to the forward line. As we tired BBSE started to take scores and Donal Óg Geraghty was very busy in goals. At one point BBSE coming within two goals of the boys... However the boys were determined not to give up this game and they re asserted themselves with a goal and two points to put it beyond the reach of BBSE. Well done boys on a great game! MOTM Sukpreet Singh

Mentors and Coaching

Coaching is done on a volunteer basis and the mentors do so as a way to contribute to the community of Clontarf and surrounding areas.

  • All coaches are parents of players and are members of the club.
  • Please be respectful of the coaching staff during our training sessions and match fixtures. 
  • Please arrive on time.  This makes our job a lot easier and in turn a more enjoyable experience for the kids.
  • We openly encourage parents to get involved, support and encourage all of the kids regardless of ability.
  • We would however ask that you and your child listen to and follow instructions given by the mentors.

If you are interested in Coaching? 

We need more help for the 2016 season. So if you are bored standing on the side line or if you feel that you can make a positive contribution please volunteer to get involved. It is a great way to spend time with your child and be part of the community.
We can do with all the help we can get and don’t worry it only looks like hardwork!


House Keeping

Upcoming weekend fixtures are typically send out by Teamer Alerts and posted to this web page on the Tuesday/Wednesday prior to our matches. But please check the website on Friday evenings in case there are any late changes / cancellations.  

It is important that we arrive on time to both home and away fixtures, so the players can warm up and hit the ground running when throw in comes.

Useful Links:

To FIND Pitch Locations http://www.gaa.ie/clubzone/club-info/find-a-club/
Hill 16 web Site http://www.hill16.ie/

Training

Please arrive 10 minutes before training is due to commence. 
New players are always welcome.

Sponsor / Urraitheoir

CLG Chluain Tarbh - Clontarf GAA Club,
Seafield Road West,
Clontarf, Dublin 3.
eMail pro@clontarfgaa.com

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Club Pitches - Páirceanna
Pitches 21, 23, 30 St. Anne's Park (Juvenile), St. Paul's College, Sybill Hill (Juvenile),
Pitches 34, 35 St. Anne's Park (Adult). St. Paul's College, Sybill Hill (Nursery).
DCC, Alfie Byrne Road (Juvenile)

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