Extended Clubnotes Mar 10th

ADULT GAMES:
 
Senior Football Cup:
The senior footballers were defeated by the narrowest of margins by St. Brigid's in the AIB Cup at the Castleknock venue.It was another fine performance by the team and newcomer Ian O'Dwyer was in good shooting form with a tally of 1.4. Robert Stokes and Ger Carey had a great influence at centre field while John O'Halloran gave a man of the match display at wing back. The final score was St.Brigid's 1.7- Clontarf 1.6.
 
Junior A Conlon Cup:
St. Pats Donabate 1-9 V Clontarf 0-6. Best for Clontarf Ciaran Johnson and Kieran Murray.
 
Junior B Murphy Cup:
Junior B's had a hard fought win against Erin Go Bragh in the Murphy Cup in a wind swept St Catherine's Park. 
Junior B & C training continues this week on the Astro at 8.45pm on Tuesday and Total Fitness at 8pm on Thursday.
 
Adult Hurling Cup:
Clontarf defeated Kilmacud Crokes in their 1st outing of the season (0-11,2-11). Best for Clontarf Eoin Cronin, John Devine, Ciaran Johnson. Training continues Mon (Total Fitness 8:15pm)  and Thur (Astro 9pm).
 
Minor Football:
A determined A team fought all the way against a very strong St. Maurs team at St. Annes on Sunday morning, taking the 2nd half but losing overall. It was a good team display, particularly Feo Dodd, Paddy Mohan, Shane Doyle and Conor Cronin.

B team lost to Thomas Davis 1-9,3-5
 
JUVENILE GAMES
 
Under 16's:
<No report>

Under 15's:
<No report>

Under 14's:
Hurlers unable to field team. 6 injured, 4 away, leaving just 6 available. Thanks to U13 for trying to help out. Next match Round 2 of league  20th March. Training Tuesday as usual.

Under 13:
Hurlers had a fantastic draw away to Castleknock in their 1st league game.
 
Under 12:
A and B teams both had hard fought wins against Naomh Mearnog. Best wishes to Stephen Quigley for a speedy recovery from an eye injury suffered in the game V Naomh Mearnog.

Under 11:
<No report>
 
Under 10 Footballers:
Despite a valiant effort Clontarf lost out in a tough battle away to Naomh Mearnog.
 
Under 9 Footballers:
Blue group took on Fingallians at home in the 2-team league.  Clontarf were stronger in both matches and achieved two good wins - scoring 50 points to Fingallians' 17.  In the first match Callum Tyrell and Mathew Jordan stood out in defence while John McGinn caped a good performance with a fine point.  In the second match, where Clontarf were always on top, Mark Winters and Jonathan Orange played very well, and Conor Dennis was the most improved player. 
 
Red group took on Vincents away in the 3-team league.  In three well contested matches, Clontarf achieved one win and two losses - ending up behind 49-46 overall.   Danial O'Sullivan and Luke Hempenstall played well throughout and each scored one outstanding point.  However the Clontarf defence did not mark up and were often second to the ball.  In the second match, Cian O'Brien while Alex Cooke and Eoin Donnolly worked tirelessly in midfield.  Playing against a strong breese, the team were behind by 5 at half time.  However they scored a goal and four unanswered points in the second half to get the win.  Kevin McElhinney got most of the scores.  In the third match, Conn Breathnacht and Sam Kelly played very well, and Timmy Sweeney was man of the match. 
 
LADIES GAMES
 
Ladies Inters and Juniors:
Training ongoing on Monday evenings on the astro starting at 8:20pm, and on Wednesday evenings starting at 8:15pm. New players are welcome, and there's still plenty time for former players to put their boots back on.
 
GENERAL
 
Adult players award night on Monday March 16th, all are welcome to attend.
 
Irish night in the club on Monday March 16th, music by Peadar Hickey and friends

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