Extended Clubnotes, Apr 14th

The remaining 3 weeks of April sees a packed Adult fixture listing with 35 midweek and weekend games in both codes. Full details of all matches, including important upcoming Championship clashes are available at: http://clontarfgaa.com/Matches/MonthlyFixtures_Results/2009/tabid/1319/language/en-US/Default.aspx
Adult Hurling:
Training for both AHL 5 and AHL 8  teams continues Tue and Thur, 7pm at St. Annes.
Under 16 Hurling, report from last week -
U 16 hurlers registered a good win against Craobh Chiarain on Saturday with a scoreline of 0-14 to 1-08. Clontarf midfield was on top with Brian Forde's long range points and Matias Mc Donaghs' long runs hurting Craobh. Thomas O Donoghue and Ronan Mc Dyer battled intensely up front and won vital scores. Against a strong wind in the second half Niall Dunleavey and Eoghan Hickey cleared countless balls but it was Robert (Bobbo) Forrest in goals who kept Clontarf in the game against a resurgent Craobh with three blinding saves in the last 10 minutes. Well done to all.
Easter was a quiet weekend with no games scheduled. However as always Clontarf had 2 representatives at the Easter U12 Dublin tournament. Well done to Barry Davis and Ciaran Hanson who were part of the winning Dublin North team last Sat.

Clontarf lost their opening league encounter by 2 points, when they conceded to goals in the closing 6 minutes, in McGee Park in Tallaght. Clontarf started stronger, but failed to capitalise on their possession, particularly in the second half. Anne-Marie Heery was solid in defence, and the scores came from Sarah McGrath (1-4), Carrie O'Connor (0-3), Niamh McNally, Ruth Reynolds and Sarah Murphy (0-1).
U18 Girls:
The Ladies minor team suffered a defeat against a very strong Ballyboden side.  Ballyboden did most of the damage in the first half, however the Clontarf backs shut them down in the second half and very few balls got through.  Next game at home against St Bridgets on Monday 27th April.
As part of the GAA 125th aniversery, La na gClub will be held on Sunday May 10th with a series of events taking place over the course of the day.Details will be sent over the next few weeks.

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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)