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WELCOME WELCOME to UNDER 9 BOYS (Boys born 2009)..

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After a wee break (let's put it down to sun stroke..!!).... here are the details for what's on this weekend for the CLONTARF U9 BOYS.....


SATURDAY JUNE 9th, 2018..


GROUP 1..

HURLING match AWAY vs St. MAURS, Rush.. Meeting at St Maurs at 10:45..

St Maurs GAA Club, Kenure Park, Rush Demesne, Co. Dublin. 

throw-in 11:00..

TEAMER notification sent out.. please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible so teams can be drawn up in advance.. 

Please wear red "Sherry Fitz" club jersey.. and don't forget hurley, helmet, shinguards (optional)..


GROUP 2..

TRAINING..

HURLING and FOOTBALL..

CLUB ASTRO.. SEAFIELD ROAD WEST.. 0915...

TEAMER notification sent out.. please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible..

Please remember hurley, helmet, GUMSHIELD, shinguards (optional), ...




SUNDAY JUNE 10th, 2018..

You would all have received an email from Ruairi/Padraig recently giving details of a planned trip to Croker to see the DUBS..!! A number of the Mentors and Parents have very kindly offered to bring  a group of the U9 Boys to see Dublin play Longford in Croke Park on Sunday June 10.. Numbers have been finalised.. Tickets have been bought.. so all is set now for a great day out..!!

UP THE DUBS....!!!!


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The U9 Boys successfully moved from astro to grass for Tuesday night training.. and quite a lot of them successfully received their First Holy Communion too... so its onwards and upwards from here....!!!!

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TUESDAY MAY 1st, 2018..

GROUP 1 and GROUP 2.. HURLING and Football TRAINING..

PITCH 30 (near St Anne's Rose Garden.. beside the floodlit pitches 34+35)..

615pm to 715pm..

Remember to bring hurley, helmet, gumshield.. shinguards.. raw night in store so warm gear recommended.......!!

TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible.. Thanks..!!

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Another great evening of training on Tuesday.. and the first glimpse of summer....!!!!


SATURDAY APR 21st, 2018..


GROUP 1..

HURLING and Football TRAINING.. DCC Astro.. 9am.. please note the slightly earlier start time.. this is to accommodate boys who may be involved in the Clontarf Rugby Blitz...!!!!
TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible...
The usual stuff.. hurley, helmet, GUMSHIELD and shinguards....!



GROUP 2..

HURLING match v Oliver Plunketts.. DCC ASTRO.. 0915am sharp..
TEAMER notification sent out.. please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible to ensure a place for your boy on the team....!! Match expected to be finished by 1015 to accommodate boys who may be involved in the Clontarf Rugby blitz...

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Great numbers again for Training on Tuesday (Apr 10).. A big Thank You to all the boys and their Moms and Dads for making the effort to train midweek..


SATURDAY APR 14, 2017....

GROUP 1..

HURLING MATCH.. AWAY.. v TRINITY GAELS, Drumnigh.. 11am sharp..

TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible, so as to assure a place for your son on one of the teams..

Please wear your red "Sherry Fitzgerald" club jersey.. shinguards recommended, of course...!!


GROUP 2..

Football and HURLING Training.. DCC Astro, Alfie Byrne Road.. 0915..

TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible..

Please remember hurley, helmet and gumshield.. shinguards recommended..!!


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NEWSFLASH.. ATTENTION... ATTENTION.... NEWSFLASH....

With the Group 2 Naomh Mearnog game cancelled due to unplayable pitches in Portmarnock and the likely unavailability of the St Pauls pitches due to their sodden condition, it was decided to rearrange activities for the 2 groups tomorrow Saturday Apr 7.. with a lot of pressure on astro pitches the best available slot was 6pm-7pm at the CLUB ASTRO, SEAFIELD ROAD..... TEAMER notification sent out to advise of this new arrangement.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon a possible.. hopefully some dry weather in the weeks ahead.. 

So HURLING AND FOOTBALL TRAINING.. GROUP 1 and GROUP 2.. Saturday Apr 7th..

6pm-7pm.... Club Astro SEAFIELD ROAD...
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Hope everyone had a great Easter.. days are longer, drier (?) and warmer (?) now so lots of great Hurling and Football to look forward to over the next few months..

Another great Training session on Tuesday (Apr 3) with the boys skills really coming on. We're back to separate activities for the two groups this weekend..


SATURDAY APRIL 7th, 2018..



GROUP 1..

Hurling and Football TRAINING.. ST PAULS GRASS PITCHES 0915..

TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible..

Remember hurley, helmet, gumshield.. and shinguards recommended..!!



GROUP 2..

Go Game FOOTBALL matches v Naomh Mearnog.. AWAY.. 1115am sharp..

Naomh Mearnog GAA Club, Blackwood Lane, Portmarnock, Co Dublin.

TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible to assure a place for your son on one of the teams.. Thanks..

GUMSHIELD COMPULSORY for FOOTBALL..

Please wear your red "Sherry Fitzgerald" club jersey..
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SATURDAY MARCH 24th, 2018..


GROUP 1..

HURLING v WHITEHALL COLMCILLE.. AWAY.. 1120am..

Meeting 1120am ELLENFIELD, WHITEHALL..

TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible..
Teams will be picked Friday evening 9pm based on TEAMER acceptances..
DON'T forget hurl, helmet, shinguards and warm clothing..!!
Remember to wear your new red "Sherry Fitzgerald" club jersey..


GROUP 2..

HURLING v O'DWYERS.. HOME.. DCC ASTRO.. 9am..

Meeting 9am.. DCC ASTRO, CLONTARF RD..

TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible..
Teams will be picked Friday evening 9pm based on TEAMER acceptances..
DON'T forget hurl, helmet, shinguards and warm clothing..!!

Remember to wear your new red "Sherry Fitzgerald" club jersey.


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Another good training session Tuesday Mar 20.. great to see so many boys turning up for training.. it really shows in the skill levels in the group.. Keep up the great work..!!

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A great display by all the boys in the Hurling Go Games v St Brigid's last Saturday.. and another very well attended Tuesday training session during the week.. a lot of boys really improving on all aspects of both their Hurling and Football.. keep up the good work..!!


SATURDAY MARCH 17th.. ST PATRICK'S DAY..

FUN TRAINING.. CLUB ASTRO.. SEAFIELD ROAD.. 0915.. HURLING and FOOTBALL..

Don't forget hurley, helmet, GUMSHIELD and shin guards.. and WRAP UP WARM..!!!

TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible...

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY..!! COME ON IRELAND..!! HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY..!!

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AFTER THE SNOW.......... 


SATURDAY MARCH 10th, 2018....


GROUP 1 ..

HURLING match v ST BRIGID'S, RUSSELL PARK (off the Navan Road).. be there 1045am..

Don't forget hurley, helmet, shinguards (recommended)..
Please wear RED Sherry Fitzgerald club jersey.. and wrap up...!!


GROUP 2..

Football and Hurling TRAINING.. ST PAUL'S rugby/grass pitches.. yes, ST PAUL'S.....
0915-1030.. Please remember GUMSHIELD for football.. hurley, helmet and shinguards too..



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SATURDAY FEB 24th..


GROUP 1..

FOOTBALL and HURLING TRAINING.. DCC ASTRO.. 0915-1030..

TEAMER notification sent out.. PLEASE ACCEPT or decline ASAP..

Please remember GUMSHIELD for FOOTBALL/TRAINING.. and shinguards recommended for HURLING..!!

WRAP UP WARM..!!


GROUP 2..

HURLING MATCH v NAOMH BAROG.. DCC ASTRO.. Be there for 0900.. that's right, 0900..

TEAMER notification sent out.. PLEASE ACCEPT or decline ASAP.. 

Shinguards recommended for hurling..!!

RED "SHERRY FITZGERALD" CLUB JERSEY TO BE WORN FOR MATCHES..!!

WRAP UP WARM...!!!

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TUESDAY FEB 20th..


GROUP 1 and GROUP 2.. FOOTBALL AND HURLING TRAINING.. DCC ASTRO.. 6-7pm..


TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline ASAP.. THANKS..!


Don't forget GUMSHIELD..!!

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2018..



GROUP 1.. FOOTBALL matches v St Sylvesters.. DCC ASTRO 0915..

TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline ASAP..

REMEMBER GUMSHIELDS COMPULSORY FOR FOOTBALL MATCHES..

NEW Sherry Fitzgerald club jersey to be worn..



GROUP 2.. Hurling and Football TRAINING.. DCC ASTRO 0915-1030.. TEAMER notification sent out..

Please ACCEPT or decline ASAP.. REMEMBER GUMSHIELD COMPULSORY FOR FOOTBALL TRAINING..




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TUE  FEB 13th..


Group 1 and 2 Training

DCC Astro 6-7pm..

Teamer notification sent out..

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MATCHES.. MATCHES. MATCHES....!!!!


SATURDAY FEB 10th, 2018.. 0845.. 


HURLING matches v Whitehall Colmcille.. DCC Astro, Clontarf Road.. 0845..


Please meet at 0845.. throw in for the matches is 9am.. apologies for the late time change, directions from on high, as playing space and time very tight this weekend with many grass pitches unavailable.. thank god for Astro..!!


These are our first U9 games so things are a little different from before Christmas..

Matches are 9 aside.. 1 goalkeeper, 3 defenders, 2 midfielders, 3 attackers.. all players must remain within their zone (i.e. defenders remain in their half of the pitch, etc..).. pitch dimensions are 70m x 45m..

Matches are 40 mins in total.. 2 halves, 20 mins each.. so there's just one match per occasion.. 





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TUESDAY FEB 6th..


GROUP 1 and GROUP 2.. Football and Hurling TRAINING.. DCC Astro.. 6-7pm..

As ever, wrap up warm and don't forget hurley, helmet and GUMSHIELD.. shinguards and gloves (optional.. but a great idea..!!).. TEAMER notification sent out, please respond as soon as possible (ACCEPT or decline).. 

Anyone not receiving TEAMER notifications or having difficulties with it, please contact Padraig Giles (Lead Mentor) 0868274147.. Thanks..


Matches starting at weekend.. details to follow..




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Sunday February 4th.. 


Presentation of NEW U9 Clontarf  jerseys by the club sponsor SHERRY FITZGERALD..

Clontarf Clubhouse Astro, SEAFIELD ROAD.. 3pm.. 


This will be the jersey the boys will wear for all forthcoming fixtures/matches.. there will be team photographs taken on the day.. Fully paid up memebers will receive their jersey.. if you cant make it, jerseys will be handed out at the next training session..  _______________________________________________________________________________________________

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3rd..


GROUP 1 and GROUP 2 Football and Hurling TRAINING.. DCC Astro.. 0915-1030..


TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible.. Thanks..


Be sure to bring GUMSHIELD, Hurley and Helmet, shinguards.. and wrap up warm..!!

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Tuesday January 30th..

Group 1 and Group 2 Football and Hurling TRAINING.. DCC Astro.. 6-7pm..

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SATURDAY JAN 27..


GROUP 1 and GROUP 2.. HURLING AND FOOTBALL TRAINING.. DCC ASTRO 0915-1030..

Remember to bring Gumshield, Hurley and Helmet.. oh, and wrap up...!!!!

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SATURDAY JANUARY 20th 2018..


GROUP 1 and GROUP 2.. Football and Hurling TRAINING.. DCC Astro pitch beside Clontarf Road DART Station..  0915-1030.. TEAMER notification sent out earlier in the week.. if you haven't responded already (ACCEPT or Decline) please do so ASAP so we can finalise numbers and plan for a good session.. 

PLEASE REMEMBER GUMSHIELDS COMPULSORY FOR FOOTBALL MATCHES AND TRAINING..

Shinguards and warm clothing highly recommended too..!!!


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New Year.. New Name.. UNDER 9..!!


Lots of new stuff in fact.. 

NEW LOCATION.. for Training and Home Matches.. DCC Astro pitches on Clontarf Rd beside DART station.. St Paul's may be used now and again for Training..

NEW START TIME.. 0915-1030 Saturday morning.. times for matches may differ slightly..

NEW TRAINING SLOT.. Tuesday Evening 6-7pm on the DCC Astro pitches..

NEW RULES.. we'll post the Dublin GAA Rules for Under 9 Hurling and Football documents here on the team page next week..


And then again, somethings never change..

SAME Groups.. due to the great enthusiasm of the boys and the great support from their parents, we continue to have really good numbers for this Under 9 group.. nearly 80 in total.. so we will maintain TWO groups.. GROUP 1 and GROUP 2.. the boys remain in the group they were in before Christmas..

SAME TEAMER.. as before, TEAMER is the main mode of communication.. every Monday you will receive a TEAMER notification for Tuesday Training (for both groups) and each group will receive a TEAMER notification for the Saturday also.. as before, each Saturday, one group will be training and one group will be playing a match.. 

IT IS VITAL THAT YOU RESPOND TO TEAMER (ACCEPT or Decline) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT WE CAN PUT TOGETHER TEAMS IN ADVANCE OF THE MATCHES.. Your help in this regard is much appreciated.. Cancellation of training or matches (e.g. due weather) will be advised via TEAMER..

SAME Gear required.. Gumshields are Compulsory for all Football matches and Training sessions.. shinguards recommended for hurling.. and warm clothing recommended ALL THE TIME..!!


PRIORITY #1.... HAVE FUN.....!!!!!!


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SATURDAY DEC 9th 2017..

We are wrapping up for Christmas this Saturday DEC 9 with a fun day on the ST PAUL'S ASTRO.. dubbed the "Festive GAA Games" there will be lots of interesting GAA themed games and activities..... say no more..!! The fun begins at 1130.. and ends with some treats for the hard working boys..!! Letters gone to Santa to say how much they've been practicing this year..!!!

All we ask is that you bring along your hurley, helmet, gumshield and maybe shinguards...

TEAMER notification sent out.. please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible..

See you all Saturday ST PAUL'S ASTRO at 1130 for the "GAA FESTIVE GAMES".. HO..HO..HO..!!!


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SATURDAY DEC 2nd 2017..


GROUP 1 and GROUP 2.. FOOTBALL and HURLING TRAINING.. ST PAULS 1130..


TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible.. MANY THANKS..


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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25th, 2017..

 

GROUP 1 AND GROUP 2 FOOTBALL AND HURLING MATCHES..

AWAY TO ST VINCENTS.. CANCELLED.. CANCELLED.. CANCELLED..

DUE TO ST VINCENTS PITCH WATERLOGGED..

 

GROUP 1 AND GROUP 2 FOOTBALL AND HURLING TRAINING INSTEAD.. ST PAULS 1130..

TEAMER NOTIFICATION SENT OUT TO ADVISE OF ST VINCENTS CANCELLATION AND A FUTHER TEAMER

NOTIFICATION SENT OUT TO ADVISE TRAINING IN ST PAULS 1130..

PLEASE ACCEPT OR DECLINE.. MANY THANKS.. 

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25th, 2017..

 

GROUP 1 and GROUP 2.. FOOTBALL and HURLING.. AWAY in ST VINCENT'S.. 1045am..

 

TEAMER notification sent out.. Please ACCEPT or Decline AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so we can put together teams for Saturday. If anyone is not receiving the TEAMER notifications or is having problems accepting or declining, please contact Padraig Giles (Lead Mentor) on 0868274147.

 

Please be there at 1045am.. St Vincent's CLG is located just off the Malahide Rd north of the junction with Copeland Ave.. Saturday looks like it's going to be VERY cold so be sure the boys wear good warm gear.. also for FOOTBALL, gumshields are compulsory.. and for HURLING be sure to bring hurley, helmet.. shin guards (recommended..!)..

The boys are really enjoying the matches and are performing at a very high standard. Keep up the practicing..!!

 

 

 

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11th..

GROUP 1 and GROUP 2.. FOOTBALL and HURLING.. TRAINING.. ST. PAUL'S at 11:30.. 

No matches this weekend..

 


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TRAINING IN ST PAULS AND HURLING MATCHES V FINGALLIANS CANCELLED THIS MORNING SAT OCT 21st DUE TO STORM BRIAN...!!!!

CANCELLATION NOTIFICATION SENT OUT ON TEAMER....

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SATURDAY OCT 21st, 2017..

 

GROUP 1.. HURLING and FOOTBALL TRAINING in ST PAUL'S at 1130.. Don't forget hurley, helmet, gumshield and shinguards.. TEAMER notoifcation sent out.. please ACCEPT (or decline) as soon as possible.. Group 1, you're back to matches next week..!!

 

GROUP 2.. HURLING MATCHES at home in ST PAULS versus FINGALLIANS.. please be there for 1115.. Please wear grey An Naoilann jersey.. Don't forget hurley, helmet.. and shinguards (recommended..!).. TEAMER notification sent out.. please ACCEPT (or decline) as soon as possible..

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SATURDAY OCT 14th 2017..

 

GROUP 1.. HURLING and FOOTBALL TRAINING in ST PAULS at 11:30.. Don't forget hurley, helmet, gumshield and shinguards.. TEAMER notification sent out.. please ACCEPT (or decline) as soon as possible.

 

GROUP 2.. FOOTBALL matches v ST BRIGIDS (off the Navan Road).. please be there for 0940.. GUMSHIELDS are compulsory.. Please wear grey An Naoilann jersey.. TEAMER notification sent out.. please ACCEPT or decline as soon as possible.

 

 

 

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MATCH REPORTS: GROUP 1 HURLING v ERIN'S ISLE AWAY SAT OCT 7th, 2017..

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TEAM 1: The morning started off a bit on the cool side, but soon heated up. When Cluain Tarbh Boys heard the rules they were ecstatic, "All in" the Ref said and they were off. Three hurling games to remember. The teams looked fairly even to begin with but that soon changed. Reuben Bolger just couldn't stop, and couldn't be stopped, with some amazing passes to Joseph McGuigan, who skilfully sent the sliothar down the field. Patrick O'Reilly never lost a beat (or a tackle), even if he does spend a lot of time "single handed" (superglue next week!). Eoghan Nugent's accuracy and long distance pulls made it easy for Ronan Feerick to pick it up and finish it off under and over the bar. Donnacha Hargaden and Zack Dunwoody did their fair share of damage in midfield and forward, creating chaos for Erin's Isle who were clearly getting very tired having the legs run off them. With two convincing wins out of three, Cluain Tarbh Grupa Amhain, Foireann Amhain, A force to be reckoned with.

TEAM 2: Team number two got off to a great start in game number one. Some great hurling up the middle of the pitch from Donagh Kirwan, Ian Ross and Oliver Saunders laying off the ball to Dylan Murphy and Eoin Fitzgerald who seemed to hit the ball over and under the bar with ease. Game two was a different game as we came up against their strongest team. Fionn Trimble was in goal for this game and pulled off some amazing saves. We managed to put away a goal and a point in this game but despite their best efforts it just wasn't enough. However game three was a joy to watch as Clontarf excelled, some great play in this one especially from Sokeen Ryan and Matthew Hogan. Rian Dooley and Zachary Dunwoody also produced great stick work throughout. Two out of three ain't bad. Thanks again lads.

TEAM 3: Team 3 mirroring the conditions were a bit cold to start in their first all-in hurling cluiche and despite some good defending and valiant attempts from the cul baire Liam Gallagher it was mostly one way traffic as Erins Isle had a couple of players who were well able to lift and managed some nice scores. Their second game was much more even and it fell to James O'Sullivan to get our first score of the day as he bundled home a cul from close range. The match was even stevens and finished as a draw. Growing in confidence they really upped their game in the final match. Alexey Golanov who attempted to lift throughout the morning played really well. Ruadhan Kelly McHugh a late addition to the team drove some mighty clearances forward. Noah McClintock battled upfront while Cal Doran did some great work on the ground but needs to work on taking the time to lift. Adam Byrne made a great save and clearance while Connell Ryan got through a lot of work i lar na pairce with Donagh Kirwan putting in a big shift while Liam Gallagher picked off a couple of nice scores in a good team win. 

 

GROUP 2 meanwhile trained very hard at both hurling and football taking in their stride the introduction of an old classic Clontarf game by the name of "21"...!! Attention levels were stretched as the session wore on so its an area some of the boys need to work on..! Maybe with the training session a good bit later in the morning a small sandwich or a banana before heading up to training mightn't be a bad idea for some..! Just to keep the energy levels topped up..!!

 

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SATURDAY OCT 7th.. 

 

GROUP 1 are AWAY.. HURLING.. versus ERINS ISLE GAA, FINGLAS.. Meeting at 0940 sharp... Please note the earlier start. Remember hurley, helmet, shin guards (recommended..!) and Grey An Naoilann jersey..

Entrance to Erins Isle club off Farnham Drive.

GROUP  2 are TRAINING.. ST PAULS at 1130.. please bring hurley, helmet, gumshield, shin guards (recommended)..

 

 

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MATCH REPORTS.. Sat Sep 30.. Group 1 Football v O'Dwyers..

TEAM 1 had two fantastic wins against a spirited O'Dwyers team. Charitable lot that they are, they decided to let O'Dwyers have the run of the pitch for the first two minutes and the visitors duly scored two fine points. Cluain Tarbh then woke up and began to lay siege to their opponents goal. Once into their stride they played a brand of football which evoked memories of the great Kerry team of the 1970's! DONNACHA HARGARDEN stood out with his smooth pick ups and clean hands, EOGHAN NUGENT was notable for his composure in front of goal (including some fine fisted points), REUBEN BOLGER excelled with his never say die attitude, CONOR McDERMOTT gets better game by game with one lovely catch (and a kick where his boot went as far as the ball he struck). RONAN FEERICK won applause for his energetic bursts up the wing and good distribution, SOKEEN RYAN was outstanding on the pitch, MAX PROUDFOOT'S influence on the games grew as time passed, JOSEPH McGUIGAN was a physical presence on the pitch and made some nice scores. Concentration didn't waver for the second game with some terrific passing and great team scores in a match our heroes dominated. Marking from goal kicks is an area that can be improved on but hey (!) its good to have something for our lads to work on. All stars all round.. well done to the boys. 

TEAM 2 put in three great performances and played some excellent passing football against O'Dwyers in all three games. EOIN FITZGERALD, DONNAGH KIRWAN, DYLAN MURPHY and ALFIE BURKE pressed the opposition through some very slick pasing and strong direct running. MATTHEW HOGAN, RIAN DOOLEY, RYAN COLLENDER and OLIVER SAUNDERS scored or set up some very good opportunities for the team, while PATRICK O'REILLY, IAN ROSS and TOM EVANS added steel to a solid defence. Overall the Clontarf boys were that bit stronger than the opposition, showed good skill levels, fitness and worked hard as a team to support each other. Their attitude and hard work made the coaches job very easy.

TEAM 3 match report to follow.

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SATURDAY SEP 30, 2017..

GROUP 1 have FOOTBALL matches versus O'DWYERS in ST. PAUL'S.. please be there for 11:10.. Throw-in is 11:30 sharp.. Please wear your Grey An Naoilann Jersey and don't forget your gumshield..!

GROUP 2 have Hurling and Football TRAINING in ST PAUL'S starting at 11:30 sharp. Please bring hurley, helmet, shinguards,  gumshield.. and water..!

TEAMER notification sent out. Please ACCEPT (or decline) as soon as possible. Anyone still having problems with TEAMER please contact Padraig Giles (Lead Mentor Boys U8) 086 8274147..

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MATCH REPORTS.. SAT SEP 23, 2017.. GROUP 2.. HURLING v ST VINCENTS..

Another very large group of U8 boys turned up at St Pauls kitted and helmeted for hurling matches versus St Vincents.

TEAM 1 put in three great performances battling to the final whistle in all three games. LOUIS GOULDING, PATRICK DOODY and ALEX MERKEL CARROLL pressed the opposition very hard. DANIEL SWEENEY, LUKE FLANAGAN and LUKA HODSON chased every ball. OSCAR CUNNINGHAM and SEAN GILES assembled a very solid defence. And LOCHLANN MURRAY pucked some very long balls, one of which DAVID RYAN controlled and duly popped over the Vincents crossbar for three points..! Some very clever tactics implemented by Ruairi Cunningham and Philip Sweeney from  the sideline. All in all another great show of excellent skills, solid fitness and wonderful team spirit. Well done to all.

TEAM 2 hard a real tough fought hurling encounter with St Vincents. The boys played air hurling from the start and the striking on both sides was excellent. Clontarf got stuck in from the get go with some super defending from OISIN EGAN and JOE BROWNE with MIKEY O'NEILL also a rock in defence. RONAN CAROLAN chalked up a number of skill points with excellent blocking, while DIARMAID O'BRIEN delivered some great clearances to the forwards. JACK POWER was a constant thorn in the side of the Vinny defenders and LEWIS TILLY struck some great balls. TOM JOYCE and MARK MOONEY MASTERSON got in some great strikes and kept working throughout. DYLAN McKEOWN won some great ball in midfield and also made a number of skill points.  Great day hurling all round and the boys really enjoyed it.

TEAM 3 match report to follow.

We overwhelmed St Vincents on the numbers front 34 v 21 boys which lead to a few headaches on the sidelines with substitutions and player exchanges necessary to keep everyone involved. We thank all the boys and parents for their patience. To solve this problem, next time we'll probably keep our teams at 8 boys each (so 4 teams if the numbers are the same as Saturday) and each team will play 2 matches and do one session in the "Skill Zone" beside the matches. However if the opponents have similar numbers to us on the day then we can stick with our three teams of 11 boys. These two options give us better flexibility.

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GROUP 1 again trained diligently and the mentors are extremely happy with the effort the boys are putting in and how everyone is progressing so well. Keep up the good work. "The more I practice, the luckier I seem to get" Lee Trevino (golfer).

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SATURDAY SEP 23rd 2017..

GROUP 1 are TRAINING (Football + Hurling) in St PAUL'S at 1130.

Remember to bring hurley, helmet, gumshield and shinguards. 

GROUP 2 welcome St Vincents to St PAUL'S for HURLING matches. Please meet up at 11:20 for warmup etc.. Throw in at 11:45 sharp.. Remember to bring hurley and helmet.. shinguards are highly recommended..!!

An individual TEAMER Notification has been sent out to the two Groups.. please "ACCEPT" (or decline) as soon as possible. THANKS.

Just to explain why Group 2 have matches again this week.. the fixtures are centrally planned by Dublin GAA. They alternate every week.. hurling, then football.. so if the groups were also to alternate every week, then one group would only play football matches and the other group would only play hurling matches. So in order to make sure the boys in both groups play both football and hurling matches it's necessary that one group plays matches on two consecutive weekends and the other group trains on those two consecutive weekends.. hope that's clear..?? So Group 1 will have matches on SEP 30 and OCT 7..

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TEAMER seems to be working very well with a huge response rate for last weekend. If anyone has any lingering difficulties with it be sure to contact Padraig Giles (Lead Mentor U8 Boys) 086 8274147 right away. Along with this website teampage, it's our main means of contact. 

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Saturday Sep 16..

Another huge turnout for the U8's again today. 34 boys for matches and the same if not more for training.

A massive THANK YOU to all the boys and to their Moms and Dads for bringing them to Training and Matches.

Group 2 fielded three well balanced teams for Football matches against Naomh Barrog. The reports back were of great skill, great scores and great teamwork. Well done to all. Match reports below.

Group 1 trained diligently, fine tuning both their hurling and football skills and boy does it show when it comes to matches. Well done to all.

MATCH REPORTS: Naomh Barrog v Clontarf..

Team 1 put in great performances in all three games with scores coming from across the team. Daniel Sweeney and Luka Hodson were menacing, Oscar Cunningham and David Ryan tenacious and Louis Goulding and Sean Giles very competitive in midfield. Luke Flanagan scored a wonderful point from the sideline to tie up the final match with the last kick of the ball. Charlie Bourke showed us all how to block..! And Patrick Doody and Alex Merkel Carroll ensured Barrog had to work hard for their scores. Great stuff lads.

Team 2 put in a superb collective performance across their three games against strong Naomh Barrog opposition. Teak tough defending, including some excellent dispossessions, particularly from Oisin Egan and Conor McGuire, lead to some great running by Cathal McAdam, Jack Power and Tom Joyce. Clontarf were very strong on throw ins and won lots of possession. Ronan Carolan and Noah Reeves took some great scores as they finished flowing moves. Dylan McKeown, Lewis Tilly and Diarmaid O'Brien also added good points and were strongly supported by the excellent passing of Mark Mooney Masterson. Great fun had by all in a really cohesive team display.

Team 3 match report to follow.

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Go raibh maith agaibh to the parents who supported the club raffle for All-Ireland Football Final tickets.

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After graduating from An Naíolann, our club nursery, our boys now enter U8.

It's fantastic to see such a large number of boys turning up for another season of Clontarf GAA. Because our U8 group is larger than the U8 group in many other clubs we've had to split our group in half (Group 1 and Group 2).. NOTHING to do with ability.. just a simple split in two..!! This will mean that until the end of the year the boys will alternate between training and matches on Saturday mornings.

Please see below which Group your son is in.

The TEAMER App seems to be work well for the age groups ahead of us so we've decided to use it too. You will therefore need to DOWNLOAD THE TEAMER APP ON TO YOUR PHONE.

Two TEAMER Groups will be set up - Group 1 and Group 2 - which you will be "invited" to join by TEAMER. Every WEDNESDAY you will get a TEAMER notification for the following Saturday's Training/Match details. This will be backed up with an "UPDATE" on this page.

When you receive a TEAMER notification please indicate via TEAMER as soon as possible whether or not your son can attend the relevant TRAINING/MATCH fixture.

This is new territory for some of us so there may be a few teething problems as we get it all up and running. In the meantime be sure to DOWNLOAD THE TEAMER APP ON TO YOUR PHONE.

Please check this page before the weekend in case of any changes due to weather etc.

For football boys must have a gumshield. You can get them in An Siopa our club shop (Tuesday & Thursday 7-8pm).

For hurling boys should have their own hurl/camán and helmet. Hurls are also available in An Siopa with some helmets also available there. Shin guards are also recommended.

Please make sure your sons bring uisce/water with them. Playing is thirsty work.

Groups

Group 1   Group 2
BOLGER, Reuben   BOURKE, Charlie
BURKE, Alfie   BREDICAN, Charlie
BYRNE, Adam   BRIODY, Ronan
COLLENDER, Ryan   BROWNE, Joe
DOOLEY, Rian   CAFFREY, Ryan
DORAN, Cal   CAROLAN, Ronan
DUNWOODY, Zachary   CORLETT, Matthew
EVANS, Tom   CUNNINGHAM, Oscar
FEERICK, Ronan   DALY, Ollie
FITZGERALD, Eoin   DOODY, Patrick
GALLAGHER, Liam   EGAN, Oisin
HARGADEN, Donnacha   FLANAGAN, Luke
HOGAN, Matthew   GALLAGHER, Jack
HURLEY, Eanna   GALVIN, Samuel
JORDAN, Dylan   GILES, Sean
KEARNS, Liam   GOULDING, Louis
KELLY McHUGH, Ruadhan   HODSON, Luka
KILEEN, Jack   JOYCE, Tom
KIRWAN, Donagh   McADAM, Cathal
LOWRY, Max   McADAM, Terry Og
McCLINTOCK, Noah   McGUIRE, Conor
McDERMOTT, Conor   McIVOR, Conor
McGUIGAN, Joseph   McKEOWN, Dylan
MORGAN, Sam   MERKEL CARROLL, Alex
MURPHY, Dylan   MOONEY MASTERSON, Mark
MURPHY, Max   MURRAY, Lochlann
NEFF, Ernie   NESBITT, Sean
NIKOOKAM, Daniel   O'BRIEN, Diarmaid
NUGENT, Eoghan   O'NEILL, Mikey
O'BAOIGHIL, Fionnan   PILKINGTON, Sean
O'REILLY, Patrick   POWER, Alex
O'SULLIVAN, James   POWER, Jack
PROUDFOOT, Max   REEVES, Noah
ROSS, Ian   REEVES, Senan
RYAN, Bruce   ROBERTS, Tom
RYAN, Connell   RYAN, Adam
RYAN, Sokeen   RYAN, David
SAUNDERS, Oliver   SPRING, Gary
SYNNOTT, Conor   STAFFORD, Conor
TRIMBLE, Fionn   SWEENEY, Daniel
WALSH, Ronan   TEW, Ivan
    TILLY, Lewis

 

Mentors

We have a great group of mentors but we are always looking for more helping hands especially now as we start playing matches. So if you're interested in helping out just get stuck in and chat to Padraig or any of the mentors.

Club News

Keep up to date with news in the club by checking our website and our social media. We have active accounts on Facebook and Twitter @ClontarfGAAClub and you can see pictures of matches etc on Instagram @cluaintarbh

Social Sports

The club caters for social sports. If you are interested in practicing some hurling or football so you could practice with your son at home you would be very welcome to try. You might bump into some of the mentors as well. Contact details are on this page.

Club Lotto

We'd encourage parents to play the club lotto, only €2 a draw. All proceeds help support club activities.

Play online at bit.ly/ctlotto

U9 Mentors 2018

Padraig Giles 086-8274147
   
   

 

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