2003 Summary

Statistics for the 2003 league season will read:

Played 15. Won 6. Drew 1. Lost 8

Exited championship in first round

Thirteen points left, just above the precarious relegation zone. In truth a disappointing return from a promising start.

Pre season training began on January 5th. Spirits among the thirty plus players were lifted with the news that D.C.U. facilities would be available to us once a week, courtesy of Niall Moyna. Six weeks of arduous stamina work was eased by the novelty of having twenty footballs at our disposal. Hopes were high in anticipation of our first league engagement against Fingallians, fixed for Pitch 34, Sunday 23rd February. A tremendous victory by the smallest of margins boosted squad confidence. When this was followed by an away win in Whitehall, Niall Scully of Evening Hearld fame, waxed lyrically of Clontarf’s resurgence in football fortunes! I don’t intend to give details of the ensuing thirteen league games, suffice to record that we extracted four wins and one draw from those fixtures.

An analysis of squad attendance at training, will reveal an average turn out of less than 50% for the year. This compares miserably to successful Division One teams where that figure is almost 80%! Indeed in no less than six of the league games, the game turned in the second half – testament to their lack of squad fitness. Personally I found this situation increasingly frustrating and finally resigned after our second last league game. It was with deep regret that I made this painful decision. Fellow mentors, Shay McCaffrey and Colm O’Connor followed suit after our final league game.

I would like to sincerely thank Shay and Collie for their support and encouragement through the year. To the squad members who consistently trained I extend a heartfelt thanks. To Don and the club executive who entrusted me with the task of training and managing the senior team, I thank them for the privilege of serving my club in that capacity. Finally I wish the seniors every success for the forthcoming season and beyond.

Frankie Byrne

Contacts

 NameRoleEmailTelephoneTelephone 2
Frankie ByrneTeam Manager   
Shay McCaffreySelector   

Fixtures and Results 2003

Date Time Competition Fixture / Result W/D/L
16-Feb-2003 11am Cup Rnd 1 Clontarf 0-5 Garda 1-8 DRAW
23-Feb-2003 11am League Rnd 1 Clontarf 0-14 Fingallians 1-10 WIN
2-Mar-2003 11am Cup Rnd 2 Round Towers (C) 2-15 Clontarf 1-8 LOSS
9-Mar-2003 11am Cup Rnd 3 Clontarf V St. Marks LOSS
16-Mar-2003 11am League Rnd 2 Whitehall CC 0-7 V Clontarf 1-9 WIN
22-Mar-2003 11am Cup Rnd 4 Trinity Gaels V Clontarf LOSS
30-Mar-2003 11am League Rnd 3 Parnells 2-10 Clontarf 0-10 LOSS
6-Apr-2003 11am Cup Rnd 5 Clontarf WO V Naomh Fionnbarra WIN
12-Apr-2003 7pm League Rnd 4 Clontarf 1-5 Garda 2-9 LOSS
26-Apr-2003 11am League Rnd 5 Clontarf 1-8 V Round Towers (C) 1-13 LOSS
1-May-2003 7:30pm Cup Rnd 6 St Oliver Pl/ER 2-12 V Clontarf 0-9 LOSS
7-May-2003 7:30pm League Rnd 6 Clontarf 0-18 V St James Emmetts 2-2 WIN
11-May-2003 11am League Rnd 7 Plunketts/ER 1-18 V Clontarf 0-7 LOSS
25-May-2003 11am League Rnd 8 St. Margarets 0-11 V Clontarf  3-10 WIN
8-Jun-2003 11am League Rnd 9 Clontarf 0-13 V St Marks 1-13 LOSS
19-Jun-2003 7pm Champship Rnd 1 Round Towers (C) 1-10 V Clontarf 1-8 LOSS
2-Jul-2003 7:30pm League Rnd 11 Clontarf 3-10 V NH Barrog 1-9 WIN
20-Jul-2003 11am Cup Rnd 7 Clontarf V St James Emmets WIN
22-Jul-2003 7:30pm League Rnd 10 Clontarf V Trinity Gaels LOSS
20-Aug-2003 6pm League Rnd 12 Naomh Mearnog 0-7 V Clontarf 0-11 WIN
3-Sep-2003 6pm League Rnd 13 Clontarf 3-7 V St Finnians Swords 1-13 DRAW
20-Sep-2003 6pm League Rnd 14 Clontarf 1-8 V Nh Fionnbarra 2-6 LOSS
5-Oct-2003 11am League Rnd 15 St Sylvesters 2-10 V Clontarf 1-10 LOSS

Senior Tables 2003

Senior League - 2003 Adult Football League Division 2

Team

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Points

Parnells

15

11

2

2

24

Promoted

Fingallians

15

10

2

3

22

NH Mearnog

15

10

2

3

22

St Marks

15

10

2

3

22

Trinity Gaels

15

11

0

4

22

Promoted

Round Towers

15

9

2

4

20

Garda

15

6

3

6

15

St Oliver PL/ER

15

7

0

8

14

St Sylvesters

15

7

0

8

14

Clontarf

15

6

1

7

13

NH Fionnbarra

15

6

1

8

13

Whitehall CC

15

4

4

7

12

St Finians (S)

15

4

2

9

10

NH Barrog

15

4

0

11

8

St Margarets

15

3

1

11

7

Relegated

St James Gael

14

1

0

13

2

Relegated

Single Round - 1st promoted & 2-5 play-off for other promotion place

Bottom four play-off (16 v13; 15 v 14)with two losers being relegated

Senior Cup - 2003 AIB Cup Section A

Team

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Points

Parnells

7

6

2

0

12

NH Mearnog

7

5

1

1

11

Fingallians

7

4

1

2

9

NH Barrog

7

4

0

3

8

ST Finians (S)

7

3

0

5

6

St Margarets

7

3

0

3

6

ST Sylvesters

7

1

0

6

2

Whitehall CC

7

0

2

5

2

Top two teams progress to Semi-Finals

Senior Cup - 2003 AIB Cup Section B

Team

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Points

Garda

7

6

1

0

13

St Oliver PL/ER

7

5

1

1

11

Round Towers C

7

5

0

2

10

St Marks

7

4

1

2

9

Clontarf

7

2

1

4

5

Trinity Gaels

7

2

1

4

5

NH Fionnbarra

7

1

1

5

3

St James Emmets

7

0

0

7

0

Top two teams progress to Semi-Finals

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