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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

Match on Saturday 25-March is at DCC (beside Clontarf Train Station)

Even the grass needs a break..
Meet at same time ~ 11:15

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 @ 18:40 to 19:30 Friday @ 18:40 to 19:30 Location
Hurling 20/03/2017 24/03/2017 GAA Clubhouse
Football 27/03/2017 31/03/2017 GAA Clubhouse

As our training sessions are only 50 minutes it is important that we maximize this. Please arrive to training sessions five minutes beforehand.

 

League Fixtures

Date Code Opposition Location Time
25-Mar Hurling Fingallians Home (DCC) 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

25 March 2017 Clontarf vs Fingallians Hurling  
01 April 2017 Clontarf vs Kilmacud Crokes 1 Football  
08 April 2017 Naomh Barrog vs Clontarf Hurling  
22 April 2017 Clontarf vs Naomh Mearnog Hurling  
29 April 2017 Ballyboden St Endas 2 vs Clontarf Football  
06 May 2017 Naomh Olaf vs Clontarf Hurling  
20 May 2017 Clontarf vs Raheny Hurling  
27 May 2017 Clontarf vs Erins Isle Football  
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

The Panthers v Balinteer St. John's

The Panthers produced one of their best displays of the season in an evenly balanced and physical encounter in difficult conditions at the Balinteer Grounds on Saturday morning. The Clontarf team demonstrated an excellent display of all the foundation skills throughout the match with fluid passing movements, accurate kicking,strong tackling and good positioning off the ball combined with clinical finishing. Despite some tough challenges, The Panthers maintained their composure and concentration throughout both halves to deliver a comprehensive win. The sense of teamwork and spirit defined this performance to the extent that the Mentors awarded the MOTM to the whole squad.

Bulls VS BJS (8-6 to 5-5)

In tough conditions - wind and pitch amongst other things - the Bulls showed great character in coming back from a large deficit at half time to record a decisive win over BJS all the more remarkable as the Bulls played with a player less and no subs. In the first half, playing against the wind, Clontarf found it hard to get the ball up the pitch. The defence worked hard with Conor Carolan consistently winning ball and driving hard up the pitch. Despite being penned in Clontarf scored a goal and a point and but for some better accuracy could have picked off a few more. Unfortunately BJS rattled off a series of scores particularly late in the first half so by the time the whistle blew even the ever optimistic mentors thought there was little hope of a comeback. However, having felt they were getting a bit bullied by BJS tactics, the Bulls rallied. Cian stepped into goal and his accurate kick outs and the midfields desire to win the ball laid the foundation for the rest of the game. Ruairi Bates dropped into defence to join Conor and Daniel and their height and determination meant Clontarf conceded little at the back. Conall, Sukpreet and Eoin then had the opportunity to run at BJS, show their soloing skills and the scores began to flow. The boys also started tackling hard and fair with Conor, Conall, Eoin and Patrick winning balls and beginning to frustrate their opponents. Eoin tucked away a number of goals despite mentors telling him to go for points (and when he did he hit the bar), Sukpreet scored a lovely long range point amongst other scores, Conall chipped in with a couple of goals (and a point not given - according to all his teammates) and after having had a tough run in goal, Euan was rewarded with a goal in the second half. In the end, we had Clontarf decisively ahead by 3 goals and a point although the ref had it closer which isn’t surprising as it was not the only thing he missed on the day. Man of the Match: Conor Carolan - winning ball and driving forward from the back, held the line in a difficult first half.

Lions VS BJS

Credit to all of the parents and mentors that travelled to BSJ and allowed us to field three teams for this football fixture over the bank holiday weekend. Unfortunately having made the long trip across town it was a pity that the boys were asked to play a pitch of such poor quality (makes you appreciate how good our pitches are!) with little or no pitch markings and not enough refs for the three matches which didn't reflect well on our hosts Despite significantly diminished numbers and playing with a team of 9 with no subs the Lions showed great determination taking an early lead with goal from Harry and point from Rory early on – BJS played some nice football in getting the next few scores before Rory broke through on goals only to be stopped by a high tackle which left him a bloody nose and having to sit out the next 15 mins while he recovered – despite the Lions being down a player for this period, with BSJ not prepared to withdraw a player to match the numbers, they continued to battle bravely but couldn’t prevent BJS registering 4 more scores to lead by 9 points at the break – the half time score could have been worse but for some heroic defending led by Oisin with Charlie making some fine saves and clearances and both Lucian and Tom tackling like demons Regrouping at half time the Lions focused on winning their individual battles in the second period – they were soon on top with 1-2 early in the half from Sam and Harry getting on the scoreboard with Tiernan running tirelessly in support – unfortunately some nasty challenges that weren’t dealt with by the ref culminated in Lions losing Tiernan for a period mid way through the half after an elbow to the chest when jumping for the high catch left him lying on the ground- BSJ again used the extra man advantage to score several points despite the best efforts of the Lions for whom Finn was outstanding in tackling hard winning the ball and never giving up and Daragh in goals pulling off 2 remarkable saves. Back to full strength the Lions registered the last scores of the match and reduce the final score deficit to 6 points Overall it was a great display of character and discipline from the Lions which will stand to them in the future – POTW – Oisin who led by example with a superb defensive display

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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