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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

Friday 15th December - Training CANCELLED

Training will start in the New Year.

Xmas Social

Saturday 16th 10am in Omni Santry cinema
GAA final football highlights (20 mins) followed by new Star Wars movie.
€8.50 per boy including ticket and kids tray with drink, pcorn and small bar.
We will have whole cinema and be joined by U12 squad

Training now on Club Astro - Seafield Road

Same time - 18:30 to 19:30 - Monday and Friday.
Please arrive and on time.

Remember to bring lights for your bike!

2006 Boys – Parents Update

Welcome back to everyone after the all too short summer break!
Normally it’s a good time to reflect on the year so far before we head into the second part of the season… which so far has been great. We now have 52 active players at U11 and on the evidence of our matches this season it has been great to see how well the boys have developed through the year. Highlights have included 
Visiting to Croke Park, 
Hosting Danesfort hurlers from Kilkenny
Hurling trip to Birr and watching the subsequent Dublin V Galway game
Getting to the final of the Ballyboden A hurling invitational, and most recently 
Winning in the Camaint finals in Parnell Park  
It was also great to see so many of the boys involved with Belgove School’s Junior football and hurling teams that were so successful over the last year.  
As mentors, our objective will continue to focus on the development of your boy as an individual and as part of the group. Our collective goal is to enable him to reach his full potential as both a footballer & a hurler. We also want him to enjoy himself. In assessing the boys we will also continue the emphasis on the three A’s
Attitude - Listening, doing what you are asked, trying your best, helping your team mates, respecting your opponents, mentors and refs  
Attendance - At training and matches on time and being ready to play
Ability - In terms of skills, fitness and team play 
Looking forward, the move into fully competitive leagues at U12 is fast approaching. This will be a significant change from Go Games which we have been playing for the last few years. We want to update you on some important points arising:
Grading games in both Football and Hurling will take place in the early part of next year for each of our three squads; results from these matches will determine which division each squad will be in across both hurling and football. 
The league season will then formally commence in April and run for the remainder of the year.
As many of you will have seen in the matches played this year, the standard of both football and hurling has increased considerably. While we have competed well, it’s important that the boys continue to progress. 
Before confirming the squads for the grading games, we will be re assessing all players, in both Football and Hurling, over the course of the rest of the year, so it will be important that your son keeps working on the three A’s - this is something that we will be talking to the boys about in the next week. 
In order to help, we would ask parents to encourage attendance at training - training really is the key for player development. 
We have tracked attendance at training for the last year and there is a clear correlation between attendance and progress that the boys make. In addition there will be a particular focus on Strength and Conditioning for the next period which, given the boys age, will be really important not only for their physical development but also for injury prevention.  
After the great success of our hurling trip away, we are planning a further day trip outside Dublin for a Football Challenge before the end of the year - we will circulate details when plans have been confirmed. 
Good news is also that the club have secured access to St Pauls until Christmas so our home matches on Saturday will continue to be held there 
We think everyone will agree that three new sets of jerseys have great, we have noticed that one of the jerseys,  a red No.11, has gone missing; so we would ask you to check to see if you have this and return it to a mentor 
Finally we would like to thank all the parents that help out with lifts, pitch set up and jersey washing etc. throughout the year. We are all volunteering to give our children a positive experience, helping with these tasks makes coaching an even more enjoyable experience for us mentors.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the mentors. Contact details are on the website, but please make contact outside of work hours.
U11 Boys Mentors 
August 2017

Next Training


Training will start again in Jan 2018



League Fixtures


Date Code Opposition Location Time
9-Dec Hurling Na Fianna HOME 11:10


Provisional Fixtures

Provisional Fixtures

Hurling 26th August, 2017 Away Ballinteer St Johns  vs Clontarf
Football 02nd September, 2017 Home Clontarf  vs Naomh Mearnog 
Hurling 09th September, 2017 Home Clontarf vs Erins Isle 
Football 16th September, 2017 Away St Brigids  vs Clontarf 
Hurling 23rd September, 2017 Away Fingallians  vs Clontarf 
Football 30th September, 2017 Home Clontarf  vs St Sylvesters 
Hurling 07th October, 2017 Home Clontarf  vs Thomas Davis 
Football 14th October, 2017 Away Raheny  vs Clontarf 
Hurling 21st October, 2017 Away Lucan Sarsfields 1 vs Clontarf 
Football 04th November, 2017 Home Clontarf  vs Cuala 1
Football 11th November, 2017 Away Clontarf vs St Colmcille(Meath)
Hurling 18th November, 2017 TBC Clontarf vs Whitehall
Hurling 25th Noivember, 2017 Home Clontarf vs Ballinteer
Football 2nd December, 2017 TBC St Vincents vs Clontarf
Hurling 9th December 2017 Home Clontarf vs Na Fianna

Training Teams

Mini Leagues


In preparation for grading at U12 next year for last few football training sessions this year we are going to run mini Leagues for the boys; this has been designed to assess how the boys are progressing as well as being some fun for the boys


Rules and teams are outlined below – the intention is to end training for the year on Friday 14th with some Xmas treats after the Finals 


We will be explaining the rules to the boys before we start so don’t worry about explaining all of this


  1. Each game is 20 minutes in length with an immediate change-over at half-time.
  2. The times of the games are as follows:-


Game 1 is from 6:40 to 7:00 pm.

Game 2 is from 7:00 to 7:20pm.

Full Squad warm up for first 10mins – teams not involved in match will do drills outside at the wall – one S&C and one will be skills based

  1. Players should attend for all of the training session as normal – drill will be run when not playing
  2. The mini leagues will be run on

Monday, 27th November.

Friday 1st December

Monday, 11th December.

Friday, 14th December. – Finals (also last night of training)

  1. In order to protect the clubhouse windows, when playing into the clubhouse end, points can only be scored by hand-passing/fisting the ball over the bar.  Goals can be kicked into the clubhouse end in the ordinary way.  No such restrictions apply when playing into the Kincora Road end of the pitch.


  1. Generally, each team has 8/9 players.  With 8 a-side, both teams play a set goalie rotating amongst the players over the 20 minutes.


  1. Rule will be one bounce one solo and any team that kicks long over the net will have 2 points deducted from their score.


  1. If however, one team has one player more than another, then the team with one more player should play with a stick goalie with the team with the lesser numbers free to operate on a “last player back is the goalie” basis.


  1. If   however one team has 2 or more extra players than their opponents then that team needs to use subs so as to make sure that each team is playing the same number of players per team


  1. A mentor will be assigned to each team however there is a ‘silent side-line’ will operate – mentor will also take the team for the drills when not playing


  1. Will operate a league system with the top 2 going into Cup Final and 3rd/4th into Shield Final – will get some goodies for the winners – if level on points then points score difference will decide places


  1. Boys need to wear astro runners 




WEEK 1 – Monday, 27th November

Game 1 – Blue v Red .                     Game 2 – Orange v Yellow      


WEEK 2 –  Friday 1st December

Game 1 – Red v Orange .                      Game 2 – Blue v Yellow                                             


WEEK 3 – Monday, 11th December.

Game 1 – Yellow v Red.                        Game 2 – Blue v Orange                                             


FINALS NIGHT – Friday 14th December

Game 1 – Shield Final Third v Fourth                       Game 2 – Cup Final – First  .v. Second place


Xmas Party will be on the Final Night in club - Friday, 14th December






Mentors – Darren & Stephen & Seamus


Cillian Bredican

Conor Carolan

Darragh O'Keefe

Donnchadh Gallagher

Dylan Conlon

Hugh Fagan

Mark MacAuley

Oisin Creighton

Patrick Ferguson

Ruairí Lynch

Tom Briody

Tom Higgins



Mentors – Dave & Michael B & Shane


Arthur Kenny

Cian O'Mahony

Conal Murphy

Daniel McGovern

Dónal Óg Geraghty

Eoin McAndrew

James Geoghegan

Karl Gleeson

Leo Keane-Le Paih

Lucian Neumann

Patrick Magner

Philip Dalton




TEAM - Orange


Mentors – Michael D & Tony & Peter


Charlie Jordan

Charlie Metcalf

Cillian Doherty

Conall Woods

Conor Grainger

Donal Curran

Euan Thompson

Finn Doran

Matthew Meehan

Rory Owens

Sam Joyce

Senan Reid


TEAM - Yellow


Mentors – Sean & Aidan & Gavin 

Ciaran Ryan

Cillian McCann

Conor Ennis

Daragh Mcgrath

Dylan Murphy

Luke Crowley

Matthew Mason

Oisin Devery

Robert Harvey

Ruairí Bates

Senan Wall

Tiernan O'Brien


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
Hill 16 web Site


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

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Seafield Road West,
Clontarf, Dublin 3.

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Pitches 34, 35 St. Anne's Park (Adult). St. Paul's College, Sybill Hill (Nursery).
DCC, Alfie Byrne Road (Juvenile)


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