Extended Clubnotes Feb 3rd

Senior Footballers lost the league relegation playoff to St. Brigids (1-4,0-8) and will now play in AFL 3 for 2009. It was a disappointing night for the home side in front of good support. Clontarf failed to convert several good scoring chances in the 1st half and at the interval Brigids led (0-2,0-4). Brigids settled the better for the 2nd half and extended their lead thanks to a number of easily converted frees. Clontarf's discipline was a factor in this defeat as the conceeded 27 frees over the hour and lost Damien Mullins to a red card midway through the 2nd half. An Ian Smith goal with 10 mins remaining looked set to spark a revival but Brigids held on in those hectic closing minutes. This game signalled the end of the involvement of Ronan Dodd and Jayo O'Keeffe as part of the Senior Management team. Many thanks to both of them for their dedication and commitment over the past number of years.
Best wishes to Daragh O'Brien and his new management team who will try to steer Clontarf back to division 2 this season.
Adult Hurlers train at Total Fitness every Monday for the next 6 weeks, meet 8:10pm sharp. Also training on the astro at 9pm on Thur.
Under 16 Footballers train every Thur on the astro at 8pm. 1st league game was rained off on Sat.
Under 15 Footballers league Round 1 was cancelled due to bad weather. However the lads gave a great performance in a friendly V Scoil Ui Chonaill on the club astro.
Under 9's - are into week three of the highly competitive Gormanston Indoor tournament and competing well, trading wins and losses with some of the top clubs in Dublin and Meath. Great performance today from Finn McGarry in defence and a fine win for the blue team against Kiltale. Footballers recorded 2 huge wins away to Ballymun Kickhams on Satuday.
Adult Ladies team resume training this week and are pleased to announce the addition of Sue Lillis and Frankie Byrne to their management team.
The death occured last Friday of Bill Roynayne , a club member for over fourty years.
Bill became involved in the club in the late 1960's ,through his son James then a young pupil in Belgrove. Bill was mentor to one of the most successful juvenile teams that the club ever produced. With Bill as part of the management team,  many of that team formed the backbone of the Senior team that led Clontarf to their only county final appearance in Croke Park in 1985. He was also a selector of a Dublin minor team that got to an All Ireland final during the 1980's. With Bill on the sideline there was never a dull moment, so much so that he was well known by all the referres of the time!. Bill also served on the executive of the club for many years including a term as Chairman. Two years ago , Bill was honoured by the club,for all work and dedication, when he became the first recepient of our Hall of Fame award. In recent years Bill became a familiar face again around the club , watching his son John playing .
The funeral arrangements are as follows:
Reposing in Jennings Funeral Home, Springdale Road.  Removal to Killester Church on Tuesday to arrive at 5.30p.m.  Mass on Wednesday.Ar dheis Dé to raibh a anam.
Chairman's night for all club activists takes place on Sat Feb 7th, with guest speaker Tony Davis of 'The Sunday Game' fame.Tony is a brother to Pat Davis, our U12 mentor, Executive Committee member and former decorated Junior B forward for Clontarf.
Annual Dinner Dance will take place in Clontarf Castle on Feb 28th, tickets can be purchased from Patricia Reynolds (087-2337534). Adult subs are now due. www.clontarfgaa.com

CLG Chluain Tarbh - Clontarf GAA Club,
Seafield Road West,
Clontarf, Dublin 3.
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