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U12 Mentors 2018

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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

Parents Update – 2006 Boys 

Jan 2018


Happy new year and welcome to U12 Season !


As mentioned in the September Update there are a number of key changes for the U12 season which we want to provide you with more details on


  1. U12 Competition – For the first time the boys will now take part in competitive leagues for both Football and Hurling.  However, while being competitive is important, and as we all know the boys like to win, player development and enjoyment remain paramount.

Other changes for U12 include the number of players per team will now also increase in size (between 13 and 11 a side), matches will now be played on larger pitches and there will be neutral referees. 

Having reviewed player numbers we have decided to enter three Football team and two Hurling teams this season.


  1. Grading Games – In order to determine the appropriate division for each team (there are over 100 Football teams entered at U12) the Dublin County Board run grading blitz for both Football and Hurling, the outcome of which determine the division that the team will play in for the U12 season. 

Based on our performances across both Football and Hurling since Sept the mentors will propose which level each team will participant in.  Once the blitz grading groupings are confirmed each team will play in a round robin competition against the other teams within their respective grade the outcome of which will allow the County board to determine which division to place the team in.    

The Grading blitz will run from 10th Feb to 21st April  

In preparation for the grading blitz we will be playing a number of challenge matches against other clubs over the next few weeks.


  1. U12 League – The leagues will start 28th April and run through to the summer break 23rd June


  1. Squads – The team squads for both Football and Hurling continue to be based 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, team play and tactical awareness


The squads will not be fixed for either grading or league – the mentors will continue to assess player development and move players throughout the course of the season in order to aid their development


Match Details – We will continue to send teamer updates for each match – unfortunately St Pauls is no longer available to us so from a logistics perspective our home games will be split between P21 and P30 in St Anne’s and will continue to be on Saturday mornings.  The teams will be playing at different away venues. 

As there are strict competition rules around number of players it is really important that parents reply promptly to teamer (teamers will be issued on Monday for the following weekend match and we will cut off replies on Thursday evening) - in the event of last minute changes please inform a mentor.  

There will be a master calendar on the website which will be updated and will cover both matches and training


  1. Training – We will continue to train Monday and Friday on the club astro at 6:30


As you can see there are some big changes for this season, however as mentors our objective will remain focused on the development of your son 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.


As such it is our target for U12 season is for each team play in as high a division as possible while being competitive and enjoying themselves. 


In order to help the transition to competitive leagues, we would ask parents to continue to encourage attendance at both training (training really is the key for player development) and matches, it is important that we have as many of our players available for each match.


We would like to thank all the parents that help out with lifts, pitch set up and jersey washing etc.. Given the dispersion of players and coaches, we will from time to time require more parental support with fixtures. This will be especially in football where coaches will be spread relatively thinly, so we would again encourage any parents who would like to help out to come forward.  We are all volunteering to give our children a positive experience, helping with these tasks really does help and makes coaching even more enjoyable.


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.


2016 Boys Mentors - January 2018

Next Training


Code Monday @ 18:30 to 19:30
Club Astro
Friday @ 18:30 to 19:30
Club Astro
Football 12/02/2018 16/02/2018  
Hurling 19/02/2018 23/02/2018  
Football 26/02/2018 02/03/2018  
Hurling 05/03/2018 09/03/2018  
Football 12/03/2018 16/03/2018  
Hurling 19/03/2018 23/03/2018  
Football 26/03/2018 30/03/2018
Good Friday
No Training
Football 02/04/2018
Easter Monday
No Training
Hurling 09/04/2018 13/04/2018  
Hurling 16/04/2018 20/04/2018  


League Fixtures

Grade/Div Venue Time Home   Away Referee
U12 Football A Blitz Gp.2 DCC 12:15 Clontarf 1 v Cuala 1  
U12 Football C Blitz Gp.1 St Vincents School 11:45 Na Fianna 2 v Clontarf 2  
U12 Football E Blitz Gp.4 DCC 11:15 Clontarf 3 v Fingallians  

Provisional Fixtures


Saturday 17th February, 2018
Grade/Div Home Team   Away Team
U12 Football A Blitz Gp.2 Clontarf 1 vs Cuala 1
U12 Football C Blitz Gp.1 Na Fianna 2 vs Clontarf 2
U12 Football E Blitz Gp.4 Clontarf 3 vs Fingallians 3
Saturday 03rd March, 2018
Grade/Div Home Team   Away Team
U12 Football A Blitz Gp.2 St Vincents 1 vs Clontarf 1
U12 Football C Blitz Gp.1 Clontarf 2 vs Castleknock 2
U12 Football E Blitz Gp.4 Clontarf 3 vs Na Fianna 4
Saturday 17th March, 2018
Grade/Div Home Team   Away Team
U12 Football A Blitz Gp.2 Ballyboden St Endas 1 vs Clontarf 1
U12 Football C Blitz Gp.1 Clontarf 2 vs Clanna Gael-Fontenoy 
U12 Football E Blitz Gp.4 Naomh Olaf 2 vs Clontarf 3
Saturday 07th April, 2018
Grade/Div Home Team   Away Team
U12 Football A Blitz Gp.2 Clontarf 1 vs Templeogue Synge Street 1
U12 Football C Blitz Gp.1 Naomh OP-ER 1 vs Clontarf 2
U12 Football E Blitz Gp.4 Clontarf 3 vs Cuala 3

Football Teams

Clontarf 1 Clontarf 2 Clontarf 3
Cillian McCann Charlie Jordan Euan Thompson
Conal Murphy Cillian Bredican Arthur Kenny
Darragh O'Keefe Cillian Doherty Charlie Metcalfe
Dylan Murphy Conall Woods Cian O'Mahony
Finn Doran Conor Ennis Ciaran Ryan
Leo Keane-Le Paih Donal Curran Conor Carolan
Lucian Neumann Donnchadh Gallagher Conor Grainger
Matthew Mason Dylan Conlon Daire McGrath
Oisin Creighton James Geoghegan Daniel McGovern
Philip Dalton Karl Gleeson Dónal Óg Geraghty
Rory Owens Luke Crowley Eoin McAndrew
Sam Joyce Mark MacAuley Hugh Fagan
Senan Wall Matthew Meehan Mark Salmon
Tiernan O'Brien Oisin Devery Patrick Ferguson
Tom Briody Patrick Magner Ruairí Bates
Tom Higgins Robert Harvey Ruairí Lynch
  Senan Reid  

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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Club Pitches - Páirceanna
Pitches 21, 23, 30 St. Anne's Park (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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