March 24th

Senior Cup:
No game scheduled.
Junior A Cup:
No game scheduled.

Junior B Cup:
The Junior B's beat St Brigids in the cup (2-7,1-3) in a competitive match, best for Clontarf were Donal Redmond, Paul Murphy, Niall O'Reilly and Richard Bunworth.
Junior C:
No game scheduled.

Adult 5 Hurling League:
Clontarf 2-11, Crumlin 3-09
Adult 8 Hurling League:
Clontarf 5-8, Wild Geese 2-4
A very historic day for hurling in the club as we fielded a 2nd Adult team for the 1st time in our history. The mix of youth and experience that took to the field didn't disappoint. The 1st half was a close contest with Clontarf's young guns Andy Lombard, Ciaran Johnson and Harry Connolly notching some great scores to edge Clontarf into a half time lead (0-5,0-3). A big bonus for Clontarf was the return of Hall of Famer Stephen (Hamish) O'Hanlon. Having kept a clean sheet in the 1st half he moved to full forward and was in the right place to finish to the net after great work from Ciaran Johnson. With 45mins played Clontarf were well in control and leading by 6pts when the Wild Geese took flight and staged a great comeback. With 8 mins remaining the sides were level and Clontarf pedalling backwards. The closing minutes saw a remarkable performance from the Clontarf forwards as they hit 4-1 unanswered. Paul Murphy had dusted off any cobwebs to finish brilliantly to the net, while man of the match Ciaran Johnson danced his way past the flapping Geese to score two great goals. Captain Eoin Teeling worked tirelessly throughout in midfield, while minors Craig McConnell and Conor Cronin were brilliant. This was the perfect start to the Clontarf campaign and as one player was overheard remarking at the end "Lads we still have Mick Keane to comeback!" . Best wishes for a speedy return to action for Andrew Lombard.
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Under 16's:
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Under 15's:
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Under 14 Hurling:
Cluain Tarbh 6 - 8 vs Scoil Ui Chonaill 2 - 2

11 a side game. Superior Clontarf team in every department. Excellent spirit + skill shown by all the team.  A special thanks to Johnny Mullins in goal who had a wonderful game. Defence was very solid, really standing up to their opposites. Beautiful skillful movement from the whole team quickly moving sliothar to a scoring position. The last few months of focus on hand passing and quick movement of the ball. All the team are to be commended on their dedication many of them having played other codes in the morning. This is a great squad of players so make sure & congratulate them. The whole squad send their best wishes to Jim Maher whose mother is not well.
Under 13 Hurling:
Despite trailing by 10 points at half time, the U13 Lads dug deep in the second half to keep Thomas Davis scoreless. With a never say die spirit Clontarf came back with a storming display and scored 4 goals and 2 points of their own, to win out by 4 points :  Cluain Tarbh 4 -5 ; Thomas Davis 4 - 1
Under 12:
Injury hit Under 12A Footballers lost to Naomh Mearnog, while B team went down to Fingal Ravens. Wishing speedy recoveries to Jack, Fiach, Shane and especially Stephen O'Quigley.
Under 11:
The U11's had 3 good hard fought victories over the weekend.Well done to everyone.
St. Sylvesters A  3-9    Cluain Tarbh  A  7-11
Clontarf started off the match slowly and we new we were in for tough game with 10 mins. gone. Syvesters went into the lead 1-2 to 0-3 points.After the initial 15 mins we got into our stride and took the lead with a goal from Jack Polion to make it 1-3 to 1-2.Good defending by Liam Howley and Sean O'Flaterty kept the scoreline tight. The have time score had us up by 2 points 2-7 to 2-5.
In the 2nd half the whole team started to play as one unit moving the ball smoothly from defense to the forward line. We score 4 quick goals in a 15 min spell that helped us pull away from the opposition.
While it was a team effort best for us where Jack Pilion / Patrick Smyth / Kevin Lillis and Liam Howley
St. Sylvesters B  0-9    Cluain Tarbh  B  6-7
This was a very tight match up to half time with a score of 4-3 to 0 - 9 for Clontarf.Best for clontarf in the first half were Cian Walsh / Darragh Ring and Dermot Brodie. In the 2nd half clontarf came into their own and dominated the half and kept Sylvesters scoreless.The team were fantastic in defence with exceptional performances by Martin Byrne / Peter Hoy.
Clontarf B     3-03      N. Fionnbarra   0-1
Our other B team played N. Fionnbarra at home in St, Pauls. The had to win to keep up with the leaders in the group and have a chance of reaching the semi-final stages. We played with the wind and the hill in the first half and took a half time lead of 2-03 to 0-0. except for a fantastic save by Ryan Sweeney in the first half it would have being closer. Best for Clontarf in the first half were Sean Kelly / Cian Hynes and Declan Adamson. With the strong breeze against us we had to shuffle the team around. Ronan Dunlea went into goals and pull off sme great saves to keep N. Fionnbarra at bay.Conor Clinton  was brilliant in defence sweeping up all the loose ball.The support play in the 2nd half was great to watch. Cian Hynes  / Adam Fleming  /Max Kearney / Declan Adamson moved the ball up the fields to pass onto Cathal Ryan / Robbie Murphy and Liam Sweeney in the forwards

Under 10's:
Well done to all on a winning performance in the blitz hosted by Raheny. It was yet another great display.
Under 9:
No games scheduled.
Games start this weekend - Check Dublin Ladies Website for Fixtures/Results/News.
Adult players awards night was a great night, thanks to all who attended and to those who helped organise. Thanks also to Peadar Hickey and Co for a great night of music in the bar.
Long serving Rossa O'Brien was a very deserving recipient of the Senior Footballer of the Year award.
Thanks to all who packed the bar on Saturday to make for a great occasion watching the Rugby.
The bar will open early next Sat for Ireland V Bulgaria (ko 7:45).

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

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Club Pitches - Páirceanna
Pitches 19, 21, 23, 30 St. Anne's Park (Juvenile)
Pitches 34, 35 St. Anne's Park (Adult). St. Paul's College, Sybill Hill (Nursery).
St. David's Artane, DCC, Alfie Byrne Road (Juvenile)