Extended Clubnotes Feb 17th

Seniors Cup: Clontarf 0-6 V Erins Isle 2-6

The match against Erin’s Isle was the team’s first outing under new management. Darragh and his team availed of the opportunity to try out players in new positions. While Isles emerged victorious, our lads were in control for much of the first half. Unfortunately the scoreboard did not reflect this and at half time we trailed 1.3 to 0.1.  Our shooting was better in the second half when we scored another 0.5 but the opposition notched up another 1.3.
Man of the match for Clontarf was Ger Ryan with masterful display of tackling.

Scorers: Ger Carey 0.2, Brian Stokes 0.1, Damien Fennelly 0.1, Aidan Morrissey  0.1, Ger Devine 0.1
Junior B's:
The Junior B's  played their first match of the new season against Beann Eadair in the Murphy Cup.  The game finished all square, best on the day for Clontarf were Conor Kelly and Ciaran Johnston.
Adult Hurling:
Training for Adult 5 and 8 hurlers continues Mon at Total Fitness 8:15pm and Thur on the Astro 9pm.
Competition commences next week.
Under 16 Footballers:
Division 2 team had a winning start to the league away to Cuala. All players contributed to a fine team performance.
Under 15 Football:
Round 3 of the league V Raheny was called off due to closure of St. Annes. Players had a good performance in a friendly V Scoil Ui Chonaill.
Under 13 Football:
Division 2 :          Cluain Tarbh A : 7 Goals & 8 Points          Cuala A : 5 Goals & 8 Points
Division 7 :          Cluain Tarbh B : 3 Goals & 9 Points          Lucan Sarsfields B : 7 Goals & 7 Points
Under 12 Football:
U12's had a great start to the year with the A team having a big win over Donabate and B team comin gfrom behind to beat Castleknock.
Under 11:
Footballers had 2 great victories over St. Oliver Plunketts. A fantastic team display. Our other team lost to the Naul but showed great commitment and never gave up.
Well done to Under 11 hurlers on 2 great wins V Kilmacud Crokes at Glenalbyn on Sunday. Best for Clontarf were Eoin Macnamee, Declan Adamson, Grellan Murray and Jack Higgins.
Under 10's:
A great start to the new campaign by winning all 3 games against Donaghmore of Ashbourne.
U9 Football & Hurling:
U9 Footballers played their first league matches of 2009 on Saturday.
Red group took on Castleknock away in the 3-team league and achieved an impressive win.  All 3 teams gave committed performances - achieving an enthralling 32-32 draw, and two good wins.   Best for Clontarf in the drawn match were Conall Keogh in midfield, Luke Hempenstall and Jamie Nesbitt in forwards while Luke Marren contributed some fine points including two "45s".   In the second match, every player gave 100% with Danial O'Sullivan, Niall Coy, and Stephens Evens (scorer of one mighty "45") leading the efforts.  In the third match, Cian O'Brien gave a man of the match performance in defence, while Finn McGarry arrived at half time to contribute a fine point which sealed  the win.
Blue group took on Ballymun away in the 2 team league, and battled hard to come away with one loss and one win.  In the first match, Clontarf's shooting let them down but all the team tried hard throughout.  John McGinn displayed good effort and skill while Caileann Mulvaney gave a fine performance in defence.  In the second match, Mathew Barrett, Zack Power, and Tom Reveney led the way to achieve a narrow win.
On Sunday, the Hurlers were back at the Gormanstown competition after a week off due to the bad weather.  The missed week seemed to have an effect - as Clontarf were less sharp than in previous weeks.  However they battled hard throughout against very strong opponents from Fingallians, Round Towers, and Erin Go Bragh (Clonee) with several cuts and bruises to show for their troubles.  This was the fourth visit to Gormanstown and it continues to be most enjoyable event, and a good learning experience.
Adult training continues Monday and Wednesday.
Adult membership now due

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