Fáilte - Welcome to the team page of the Faoi8 Buachaillí/U8 Boys (Born 2009)
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..
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.
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.
Go raibh maith agaibh to the parents who supported the club raffle for All-Ireland Football Final tickets.
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 Tuesday 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.
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.
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
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.
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