Clontarf Junior Hurlers started the season on a very high note. The panel has increased to approximately 25 players. Unfortunately we lost Robert Daly who emigrated to Australia. Kevin O Donnell was restricted in his appearances due to work commitments. The training with the Junior football panel in early January and February was very well organised and stood to us during the year.
Unfortunately our two bogey teams got to us again namely St Kevins and Naomh Mearnog.Losing to these two teams cost us dearly.
We are still well placed in the Doyle Cup but as yet have no idea as to when our next match is despite numerous attempts to find out from Phillip Brady in Parnell Park. It is extremely difficult to keep players motivated in this situation.
On the positive side the performances of both John Devine and Peter Hickey were excellent this season. Peter should have been included in the Dublin under 21 panel.If they have 15 better hurlers committed to the cause we should have won an All Ireland. John Devine gave some masterly performances at half back.
What we do need is an influx of new players into the the club and I would ask all that are working to see if there are any players willing to come to Clontarf.
Hopefully we will progress in The Doyle Cup. It would a shame to end the season without a trophy for all the effort that was put in. A special thanks to to the imput of Stephen O Hanlon as captain and Jim Vale for their support throughout the season.
Cup Rnd 1
Naomh Fionnbarra 0-5 V Clontarf 3-6
Cup Rnd 2
Clontarf 4-9 V Naomh Barrog 0-7
Cup Rnd 3
Clontarf 3-12 V Na Fianna 1-7
Cup Rnd 4
Naomh Mearnog 0-4 V Clontarf 1-15
Round Towers 1-6 (C) V Clontarf 3-12
Ballyboden SE.1-12 V Clontarf 1-7
Clontarf 3-18 V Ballinteer SJ 1-6
Clontarf 2-12 V St. Vincents 0-11
St. Kevins 3-9 V Clontarf 2-7
Clontarf 2-7 V O'Dwyers 0-11
Clontarf 0-9 V Naomh Fionnbarra 0-7
Clontarf V Good Counsel
Naomh Mearnog 3-13 V Clontarf 2-12
Jun B Championship 1/4 Final
St. Kevins V Clontarf
Na Fianna V Clontarf