Senior Footballers take on St. Brigids on Wed 28th at pitch 35, 7:45pm in the AFL2 relegation playoff. Full support is needed for this vital fixture.
Adult Hurlers train on the astro, Thur at 8:45pm. On Sunday they travel to Faughs for the 1st challenge game of the new season.
Minor B Championship Final Replay - Fingallians 2-5,Clontarf 1-7
After 130 minutes of exciting, thrilling and sporting football the Minor team suffered the cruel fate of losing by the slenderest of margins, 1 point to a strong Fingallians side in the Minor B Football Championship replay in Garristown last Sunday. As was the case in the drawn game Clontarf lost the toss and played with the elements , wind , sun and hill in the first half and led by six points at the interval , 1-4 to 0-1. The loss of Ciaran Mc Sharry through injury just before half time was a tough blow and despite the seemingly commanding lead Clontarf knew defending it for the second 30 minutes would be a battle. The task was made harder following the concession of 1-2 within 5 minutes of the restart and the six point lead shrunk to just one. The next 25 minutes were end to end stuff with Fingallians pulling ahead only for Clontarf to equalise on two occasions. As the clock ticked down Fingallians went two points up and despite adding a point and fighting hard to the final whistle Clontarf couldn't find the equalising score. This was a brave and skilful performance from the lads who tried hard to the bitter end. Every member of the 24 strong panel played their part in reaching the final and did the club proud throughout the year. This was a tough end to a long season but the progress and improvement in the performance of individuals and the team over the year somewhat makes up for the bitter taste of defeat. Don Palmer, Aidan O Halloran and Mick Cronin will take their leave of this group and under age football after a 10 year stint while Fran Bates will remain as a selector for another season.We look forward to the new season and the fresh challenges and opportunities it will bring for the lads in Adult football or with the Minors of 2009.Many thanks to everyone who turned out in such great numbers to support the lads in both games.[Report from Mick Cronin]
Under 12 Footballers played St. Vincents in 3 exciting challenge games.
Mentor meeting in clubhouse Tue 27th
U10 girls started training again in the bright sunshine of Sat. The season starts with a panel of 25 and 10 parents involved. 6 Mothers led by Bernie are operating a rota.
Tickets for Dubs V Tyrone must be collected between 9-10pm on Friday.
There will be music in the club after the Dubs game with Sean Feehan and friends and there's also a drinks promotion, with selected bottle beer for 2 euro.
Dinner Dance ticket sales are going well. To book tickets or tables, contact Patricia Reynolds (087-2337534