Fáilte! Welcome to the U11 Boys (born 2007) team page! Check-in back here each week for training and fixtures updates and other news items. For reports on recent matches and other events, scroll down to our Match Reports and Archived News section.
News: Thursday, 19th April 2018 - HURLING this week. Note Time Change to 9:45am for away match Saturday.
** Clontarf GAA's Annual Art Exhibition will open this FRIDAY 20th April - Opened by Ray Kennedy from RTÉ News at 8pm. Exhibition remains open this Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm. Please support.
** Evening Training on Grass Pitches - We hope to be back out on grass pitches in St. Anne's Park from next week, Tuesday, 24th April. WATCH THIS SPACE for updates regarding training Location and Times. Make sure your child brings a Drink of Water to training and matches.
** IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE: Juvenile players should not be allowed to travel alone to training/matches in St Anne's Park. There were a number of incidents reported last year where children where approached, intimidated and had their bikes taken from them. LOCK YOUR BIKE!!
** 100KM Cycle - Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018: The 100K Cycle will take place again this May Bank Holiday. Last year's event was a huge success for the club - not just as fund-raiser but also as a fantastic social event for all ages. This year, the fund-raising / entry requirement has been scaled back to EUR100 per individual entry. To express your interest, contact Brian O'Callaghan: 085 8531716 or register directly here: 100K Cycle Registration.
*** Upcoming training & match fixtures:
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** Teamer Responses are now required by WEDNESDAY evening - To help the mentors picking teams each week, you are now requested to respond (Confirm OR Decline) to Teamer invitations for Matches by 6pm WEDNESDAY evening. Players who respond promptly will considerably improve their chance to get a place in a team. Thanks for your cooperation!
** "GO Leagues" matches are on Saturday mornings. Venue for U11 Boys Home matches is on the DCC all-weather pitch at Alfie Byrne Road. Meet at 11:15am. The schedule & locations for home/away matches will usually be posted here by Tuesday for the coming weekend. Teams will be picked based on those boys who respond to the Teamer Notification by Wednesday evening. Make sure to check the team webpage on Friday night / Saturday morning in case of any late updates/changes.
* Gumshield mandatory for Football training and matches (recommended also for Hurling). Hurling: Hurl and Helmet also required. Shin-pads should also be worn.
* Training Groups: Boys are now organised in Colour Groups for training. Each boy takes a bib for his colour group at the start of the session.
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Bí linn - Join us! We are always on the lookout for new talent! So, if you would like to join our group as a player or to help out, contact Enda Murphy (086-8189716) or any mentor.
Match Reports: Saturday, 14th April 2018 - Hurling
U11s 3-team group away away to Ballyboden St. Enda's had an OK morning against strong opposition on long grass and sticky ground in Ballycullen - though great to be back on grass again!
HURRICANES: Lost a very tight game to Ballyboden by 2 points, 3-6 to 2-7, where we were contesting hard and unlucky with a number of wides late in the game. All the boys were up for it with a great contribution from Conall Murphy. Key for these games is to have all players capable of getting possession under pressure and using it.
JETS: Were beaten with a few too many "passengers" in the side today! On the positive side, Finn Walsh and Aaron Murphy put in a great shift, with Mike Fitz and Mike McCabe each giving their usual very dependable contribution. Some of these Jets deserve a run in a hurling side of lads that will work together and overcome stronger opposition than today's but a key issue is go get some "fire in the belly" of others who have some decent skills but did not show real "drive" today.
CYCLONES: Were well beaten v Ballyboden. Cathal Langan had a strong outing today and was best of the team, with recent recruits Shane Young and Dan MacNeice both giving a very earnest effort also - and showing promise of even better to come as they continue to develop their hurling skills. We scored 1 goal late in the second half but were out gunned through the game by a skilled Ballyboden side.
TORNADOES (1-team gorup) at home v Lucan Sarsfields : No Report
News: Tuesday, 10th April 2018 - HURLING this week AND NEXT WEEK.
** Important update re TEAMER Notifications: From 1st April, the Teamer service provider will be curtailing the number of free SMS/text notifications permitted per team per month. Email and App "push" notifications about your team's events will remain free of charge. To ensure that you continue to receive notifications about B2007 GAA matches and other events, it is recommended that you EITHER: Login and update your Teamer notification preferences to use Email notifications OR: Download and install the Teamer App available for iPhone and Android mobile users to receive app "push" notifications.
Please note, Hats and football gloves are important at this time of year for football training and matches. Parents should provide water for their children to drink while playing matches and training.
Match Reports: Saturday, 7th April 2018 - Football
EAGLES, BOBCATS, WOLVES (home) v St. Sylvesters Malahide:
Our 3-team group had a very satisfactory round of football matches at home against St. Sylvester's Malahide, with wins for both Eagles and Wolves and with our Bobcats being only narrowly beaten. An excellent morning’s work at Alfie Byrne Road against a group who have frequently overpowered us in previous matches! Maith sibh, a Bhuachaillí!
SHARKS (away) v St. James Gaels / An Caisleán:
The Sharks played away against St James Gaels / An Caisleán in Drimnagh and were on fire in the first half, playing really well as a 9-man team while our hosts were possibly a little rusty after the Easter break; not so the Sharks who notched up seven first-half goals to lead 7-3 to 1-1 at the break. While "Gaels" had some nice players and upped their team's performance in the second half to convert some nice scores, the Clontarf men stuck to their task to close it out 10-7 to 2-5. Good performances throughout the field from Pádraic, Paddy, Fiachra, TJ, Zach, Dylan and Conor M with MotM honours shared by Mike Fitz and Ethan.
See our Team Photo Gallery for team pics from our Reds v Whites challenge match over the Easter break.
News: Monday, 26th March 2018 - FOOTBALL this week.
** 100KM Cycle - Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018: The 100K Cycle will take place again this May Bank Holiday. Last year's event was a huge success for the club - not just as fund-raiser but also as a fantastic social event for all ages. This year, the fund-raising / entry requirement has been scaled back to EUR100 per individual entry. To express your interest, contact Brian O'Callaghan: 085 8531716. See this item for some relevant details from last year's (2017) event: http://clontarfgaa.com/cycle.
News: Tuesday, 20th March 2018 - HURLING this week.
** Clontarf GAA's Easter Camp for Boys and Girls aged 5 yrs to 11 yrs will take place at St. Paul's College from Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th March. Limited to 100 places. See this link for more details: http://clontarfgaa.com/camps.
** 100KM Cycle - Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2018: The 100K Cycle will take place again this May Bank Holiday. Last year's event was a huge success for the club - not just as fund-raiser but also as a fantastic social event for the club. This year, the fund-raising / entry requirement has been scaled back to EUR100 per individual entry. To express your interest, contact Brian O'Callaghan: 085 8531716. See this item for some relevant details from last year's (2017) event: http://clontarfgaa.com/cycle.
News: Thursday, 15th March 2018 -
Match Reports: Saturday, 10th March 2018 - HURLING.
** To be upated ... Match reports for Home hurling matches with Beann Eadair and Fingallians.
** Thanks to all who supported and joined our trip to Croke Park to see the Dubs v Kerry on Sunday 11th March, including eight Mothers who chose to celebrate Mothers' Day with us! #COYGIB!
News: Monday, 5th March 2018 - HURLING this week.
DUBLIN v KERRY (Football) Rescheduled from Saturday 3rd March.
News: Friday, 26th February 2018 - FOOTBALL this week.
DUBLIN v KERRY (Football) Postponed. Revised date to be confirmed.
Match Reports: Saturday, 24th February 2018:
TORNADOES (home) v St Anne’s @ Alfie Byrne Road:
A good performance against earnest but less skillful opposition. This new look Tornadoes team can achieve more against a stronger challenge & when they have played a couple more games together will start to shape up. Tadg, Christopher, Ethan, TJ and Zach all made a strong contribution today, with Matthew B, Paddy, Conor M and Matthew C all doing well too. We had a lot of wides but were comfortable through the game. The mentors spoke to the boys at half time about working on the simple and basic things in the second half and in fairness they did that so the game was productive in that sense. As the weather gets better and we get out onto the grass more, we can expect to see good improvement. More wall work required for now, to improve the first touch. Good for the confidence to get this win.
CYCLONES (away) v Na Fianna @ St Vincent’s School, Glasnevin :
It was a cold morning, not one for holding fellas on the sideline. The Cyclones held their own up the hill in the first half with Miguel, Dylan G, Fiachra and Conor Gahan all moving well. There was a lot of ground-hurling with lots of rucks as a result. Although Clontarf had several good attacking moves and put intense pressure on the home defense, Na Fianna struck for goal first, eventually overcoming Donnchadh’s battling efforts in goal when our defense was left exposed. The equalizer came from a ball which Fiachra deftly pushed up the right wing to Dylan G who lifted it cleanly and struck quickly to release Conor into a scoring position which he gladly struck to the net. Strong performances from Dylan and Miguel getting the ball up to hand while Fiachra was good at moving the ball out of the ruck. Some nice team scores in the second half with Yang, Dylan and Miguel the playmakers. Goals for Donnchadh(2), Matt, Conor and Miguel. It finished 2-0 to 7-0 in Clontarf’s favour. MOTM was a tie between Yang, Dylan G, Miguel and Fiachra. Miguel’s dummy and play off the weaker hand side to make 2 great scores was a highlight. Yang’s sideline cuts were also superb today. Hats off to Fiachra who put the hand up to play the second half for Na Fianna to balance the numbers and had a stormer for them!
TYPHOONS (away) v Na Fianna :
Typhoons had a good win despite being poor on the basic skills at times - poor jab lifts, one hand on the hurley & trying to lift ball when in a ruck. Great efforts at soloing from all, though! Mike McCabe put in his best hurling performance to date. Ruadhán was very impressive, including his puckouts, while Cuan was very strong at tackling and Dylan showed great soloing ability.
HURRICANES (away) v Na Fianna :
Hurricanes had a great win, 4-8 to 1-5 by the ref’s count, with Odhran notching up 3-4. We started slow, gave away some soft frees that Na Fianna pointed but battled hard to get back in front and led by 1-4 to 0-2 at half time.
Rian and Pádraic were very strong at the back and Louis M made some great saves in the first half. Thanks to Conor Gallagher for playing with Na Fianna for the this period. Some great passing and link-up play is starting to come through; Billy, Odhran and Oscar used short passes/hand passes to great effect in both halves that led directly to scores. We were also a bit sluggish restarting in the second half but got back on top and got some very good scores, points from Billy and Oscar and a couple of goals from Odhran. Hurricanes were guilty at times of giving soft frees for a hand on the back or chopping down in the tackle - lazy tackles. The pitch was quite bumpy and lads were asked if the ball didn’t come up first time/easily to let fly, which they did to great effect at times - Fionn M leading by example. So, a lot of very good performances. We need to work on weak side striking, still turning to the strong side too often. Thanks to Dylan Larmer for playing the second half with Na Fianna. MotM: Odhran with that impressive scoring tally. And finally, ‘twould be remiss no to mention the closest this mentor has seen yet to a diving header goal in hurling as Mike Fitz reacted quickly to a ricochet with his head, only to see his effort stopped on the line!
News: Tuesday, 20th February 2018
** PLEASE SUPPORT our club's major fund-raiser for 2018 - the FASHION SHOW - this Friday, 23rd February at The Helix - An event for ALL the Family. Tickets are EUR20 each or 3 for EUR50, available from Enda Murphy or by contacting Grainne Kyne 087 2370625, Ruth Kyne 085 7278693, Siobhan Farnham 087 6771835. See http://clontarfgaa.com/fashion2018 for more details. Thanks for your support!
Match Reports: Saturday, 17th February 2018 (Football):
News: Tuesday, 13th February 2018
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Match Reports: Saturday, 10th February 2018 (Hurling):
The 2007 Boys bounced back from a somewhat off-key weekend of football to show us some fine hurling this week against Whitehall Colmcilles. Both sets of mentors walked away happy from Alfie Byrne Road with hosts and visitors delighted to finally get some hurling challenge matches in for the boys. And it proved a good tie in terms of close, competitive matches with plenty of hurling skill on show.
HURRICANES had a poor start and were all but overrun by Whitehall, who scored 2-4 in the first half (1-3 from their main strike-force at midfield) before our lads rallied to break upfield, start to trouble our opponents defense and put some scores on the board. However, in the second half, Clontarf put in a great performance and were just pipped in the end by a single score. Hurricanes tried to do the simple things right and showed great fighting spirit: Exactly what you want at their age. MOTM: Seamus Finnegan, barely out of his sickbed, who stepped in to referee this game.
TYPHOONS won against a fairly evenly matched team and were impressively competitive, hard-working and disciplined all over the field. Great team-work and some lovely individual flashes of skill and ambition - especially from Matthew Gillard. One of their better days at DCC. MOTM - Mr. Magner Snr. who also stepped in to referee and looked like he was born with a whistle in his mouth 👏
CYCLONES gave a good performance and put all of Alison’s drills into practice especially the jab lift and 4 steps as all the lads tried and executed it in the game. Scorelines don’t count for anything at this age but nevertheless the game was won 5-1 to 2-0. Hooking, keeping the hurl in and the physical shoulder need to be reinforced as does ground hurling. But it was a nice enough performance. Well done, Cyclones! Laoch na h-Imeartha: Alison for bringing a training plan which delivered immediate results this week.
News: Tuesday, 6th February 2018
News: Monday, 29th January 2018 - FOOTBALL this week.
News: Monday, 22nd January 2018 - FOOTBALL this week.
News: Monday, 15th January 2018 - HURLING this week.