Extended clubnotes, Apr 21st

ADULT GAMES:

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
 
Senior AFL 3:
In midweek the Seniors defeated Garda.
 
On Sat the Seniors defeated Thomas Davis (1-12,0-8) away. Best for Clontarf were Brian Stokes, Shane Dunlea and Ian O'Dwyer.
 
Junior A AFL 5:
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Junior B AFL 8:
Junior B's beat St Peregrines (5-6 to 4-5) at home in the league on Tuesday night.  Best for Clontarf were Charlie Tracey, James Durkin and Conor Kelly.
On Sunday the B's defeated Stars of Erin away in the league (3-09 to 0-05), best for Clontarf were Mark Hatton, Eoin Cronin, Richie Fox and Willie O'Connor.
 
Junior C AFL 12:
On Thur the C's defeated Man O' War (2-8,2-6). Clontarf struggled to convert chances up front while at the back several blunders let the opposition in for goals. With 6 mins remaining Clontarf still trailed by 2 pts, but some terrific late scores sealed the win. Best for Clontarf were Colm Kilfeather, Conor Cronin and David McCann.
 
On Sunday the C's got a walkover from Na Dubh Gall.
 
Adult Hurling:
A big week for Adult Hurling with both teams in Championship action. On Wed the A team hosts Cuala on pitch 35 under lights at 7pm.
 
On Thur the B's play their 1st ever Championship match V Erin Go Breagh .It takes place under lights on pitch 35 at 7:15pm.
 
All support welcome for both matches.
 
On Sat evening pitch 35 hosts the senior hurling league clash between O'Tooles and Craobh Ciaran.
 
Minors:
A disappointing first defeat for the minor hurlers against Sylvesters. A real battling first half saw the team work hard to lead by 8 points at the break. However switching off at the start of the second half saw the opposition score 3 goals without reply and go on to win. Best for Clontarf were D. Golden, H. Connolly and P. Mohan.
 
JUVENILE GAMES:
 
Under 16's:
U16A Footballers received a walkover while B team lost in the C Championship, falling away in the 2nd half after a very good 1st half performance.
 
Under 13's:
Div 7 Football: Clontarf B 6-2 V Parnells 5-7
 
Under 12 Hurlers battled hard in defeat to Na Fianna A's in league Div 1. Karl Millar and Conor Byrne were magnificant at the back.
 
Under 10's:
Our U10 hurlers travelled to Finglas to play Erins Isle in the 2-team league.  The overall result went to Clontarf (Erins Isle 13  Clontarf 21). We lost one game by 2 points and won the second game by 10 points. We started the first game slowly, but finished strongly in the second half, to close a considerable gap down to just 2 points. The second match went much better from the very start and our team dominated the game. Most of our scores came from a brilliant performance from Niall McCaffrey.
 
Under 9's
A great hard-fought win over Naomh Barrog saw Clontarf’s under nine hurlers win by the narrowest of margins – 6 points to 5.
With numbers down due to the Easter break, the stars of the show were the Blue team, who defeated their rivals by 5 points to 1. finn mcgarry and eoin gahan were the pick of the bunch but overall it was a great team effort.
 
The Reds went down 4 points to 1 (but only two of Barrog’s points were from play). Conall Kehoe and gavin murray did well but again it was a huge team effort, and all the players showed great courage in an overly physical battle that left many with knocks and bruises.
 
LADIES GAMES:


Adult Division 2 Cup - Clontarf 2-3 Kilmacud Crokes 1-6
Clontarf battled for a draw in less than ideal conditions in the 2nd round of the cup against Kilmacud on April 15th. Kilmacud went 2 points in front, before Carrie O'Connor opened Clontarf's scoring, and two goals in a five minute spell, from Ruth Reynolds and O'Connor again, led to a half-time score of 2-3 to 0-3. Crokes piled on the pressure, and, while our forwards were held scoreless, our defenders held tight, and limited Crokes to 3 points in the second half, to result in a draw. Martina Coen and Sarah McGrath played well in unusual positions for them both, but the team battled well throughout. Thanks to Fiona McGinn who subbed up for the evening, and to our supporters.
Scorers: Carrie O'Connor 1-1, Ruth Reynolds 1-0, Helen Cliff 0-2.
Next Match v Garda - Wed 22nd at St Annes
 
Adult Divison 5 Cup Garda conceded to Clontarf
Next Match v Raheny - Wed 22nd at St Annes
 
Minor
Next matches V Foxrock 20th and Casteknock 23rd Away
 
Under 16
Clontarf 1-7 St. Margeret's/ Round Towers 5-4
 
Under 14's
Next Match 22nd V Castleknock Away
 
Under 13's
Next Match 23rd V Sylvesters at home
 
Under 12's
Next match 20th V O'Tooles at Home
 
Under 11's
Clontarf received a walkover from Ballyboden and Ballyboden conceded points to Clontarf -Ballyboden could not field a team.
 
Under 10's
We travelled to Erins Isle for another in the non competitive series of matches.  Due to the Easter season (and a Clontarf birthday party) both squads were depleted but had 12 players available.  Instead of playing a 9 a side game with 3 subs we agreed to have a 12 a side match.   The game reflected the weather, bright and summery with the only clouds being two hand injuries to Orla and Aoibhe. Neither was too serious and both girls were brave.   We expanded the pitch at half time as the players showed they were well able to kick the ball into the corners for others to run on to.  Clontarf started slowly (as usual!) but got going midway through the first half and keep at it right until the end of the game.  Teamwork was good as was tackling.  Running with the ball is getting better.  Caoimhe had a particularly good goal saving block.  Therese saved by forcing one shot around the post.  Eleanor played a good sweeper role in the second half, picking up Erin Isle's best player on her surging runs into our defence.  Shooting had improved since the games with Na Fianna, with Ellen, Aoibhe and Laoise all effective.  Thanks to Fran and all at Erins Isle for an enjoyable visit and football played in the best of spirits.
 
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GENERAL:

Deepest sympathy to Mary O'Brien on the death of her mother Marie.
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