The most important week of the year for Adult Football with all 4 teams in Championship action. Details of all matches with venues are available on the website at : http://clontarfgaa.com/Matches/MonthlyFixtures_Results/2009/tabid/1319/language/en-US/Default.aspx
Seniors play Erins Isle on Wed at Balgriffin, 7:15pm. Last Fri they played a challenge V Naomh Mearnog and lost 2-9,1-7
Junior A Football:
A's play Naomh Barrog on Tue, pitch 35, 7:15pm.
Junior B Football:
The B's recorded a cup draw V Colmcilles and play Annes away on Friday in the Championship, 7:15pm
Junior C Football:
The C's host St. Vincents on Thur at 7:15pm in the Championship, pitch 35.
Junior A Hurling:
Two good Championship wins for the the A's. On Wed they were far too strong for Cuala and won 4-15,0-5. On Sunday, an injury hit panel managed a fine away win over St. Brigids. There were great performances from Richie Dennehy, Ger Murphy, Damien Carew, Eoin Cronin and the lively Ciaran Johnson.
Junior B Hurling:
Thursday saw the B's play their 1st ever Championship game at home V Erin Go Bragh. Trailing by 4 pts at the break, the lads stormed into the game in the 2nd half, helped by magnificant scoring from Conor Cronin and a rock solid defence that only conceeded 1 point from play and no frees. Stephen O'Hanlon looked to have sealed a famous Tarf win as he pointed in the last minute, but a swift response from the visitors saw them net a fortunate goal to win by 2pts.
On Sunday the B's travelled to play St. Peregrines and were defeated by 4pts. John Maguire and Ciaran McSharry were splendid in the half backs while again Conor Cronin starred up front.
Brave Minor A Football team were beaten by a better Lucan team at pitch 35. Clontarf conceded to many early scores, but despite a strong second half where they outscored the visitors, there was too much to do. Best for Clontarf Ross O'Hanlon, Feo Dodd, Conor Bates and Conor Cronin. B's had no match.
U 16 Hurlers had a big win against a depleted Setanta on Saturday,scoring 6-09 to 1-06. Thomas O Donoghue wrecked any hopes Setanta had by scoring 4 cracking goals in the first half alone. Robert Diffley, Leo Farrelley, Brian Forde and Mark Plunkett also gave good performances.
Hurling with U16's
Hurlers had a 7-11 to 0-22 win over Round Towers. A powerhouse performance from captain Conor Mullins in midfield. Great support from U13 panel, with special mention for Stephen Smith, Cian O'Flaherty and rambo Aaron Casey at centre forward.
Hurlers had a fine win over Sylvesters in midweek.
U12A Football team had a big win over St. Pats and have qualified for Div 1 North of league. Best of luck to B team in their cup semi-final on Wed.
Well done to all on a winning performance away to St. Maurs, with all 3 teams winning.
Blue group took on Skerries Harps at home in the 2-team league. Skerries arrived early and were well organised and won the first match well - beating Clontarf 36 to17. However Clontarf improved as the match went on and won the second half. In the second match, Clontarf had a narrow win 7-6. For Clontarf, Callum Tyrell did well in both forwards and defence, while Luke O'Malley made some good saves in goals.
Red group took on Whitehall Colmcille at home in the 3-team league. Clontarf won one match and lost two and were well beaten overall by a well drilled and very skillful Whitehall team. In the first match, Jamie Nesbitt and Conal Kehoe tried hard throughout. In the second match, Eoin Toomey did well at midfield and Dara Nolan worked hard in forwards. In the third match Eoin McClune, Finn McGarry, and Timmy Sweeney played well to help secure a good win.
'Div 2 League Clontarf 1-11 Raheny 0-4
Clontarf picked up their first 2 league points following a comprehensive victory over neighbours Raheny. Iseult Cremen opened Clontarf's account with a point in the 3rd minute, after a Raheny point, and Clontarf dominated the half-hour, leaving the half-time score 0-7 to 0-3. The backs defended well again, holding Raheny to just one point from a free in the second half, and Helen Cliff's goal ensured the result. Again, the team worked hard throughout, with good performances from Christine McBride in goal, Siobhan Kennedy and Sarah McGrath in defence, and Fiona Ward at centre-forward.
Scorers:- Helen Cliff 1-2, Carrie O'Connor 0-3, Sarah McGinn & Chris Doyle 0-2, Iseult Cremen & Fiona Ward 0-1."
Junior team lost to a very strong clann mhuire team. Despite this there was a lot of promise seen from the younger players who will get better playing at this level.
Minors. Next game against St.Brigid's proposed.
U16 Ladies St.Maurs 3-7 Clontarf 2-5
U14 Ladies U14 Ladies played Castleknock in Div 1 league match on Tuesday last. Fixture was moved from Friday due to number of players from both teams involved with the Dublin u14 team. We lost 7-9 to 4-7. It has to be said the score line does not reflect the closeness of the game and Clontarf can only rue the large number of wides kicked throughout the game. Thank you to the U13 girls, Caoimhe, Eva and Ciara who played, their effort and co-operation is appreciated.
Next game Monday 27th against St Sylvester's at home at 7pm on pitch 21.
Then we look forward to the feile on May bank holiday weekend.
Congratulations to Paddy Mohan the U14 Dublin management team and the players on making it to the U14 Leinster final, defeating Laois in the semi-final on Saturday last. Clontarf girls involved are Stephanie Adams, Catherine Martin, Zoe Murphy, Margaret Mohan and Kayla Taaffe. Well done!
U11 Division 1
Clontarf 3 - 3 St Sylvester's 2-0. A great win after the 1pt midweek loss to Kilmacud.
Congratulations to all those girls who started Camogie in the Nursery last Saturday Morning, with particular big thanks to Joanne Dufficy and Jenny Russell for their help. Special note Mini leagues starting soon.
Children's Officer required for the Ladies section of Clontarf GAA - anyone interested or knows of a suitable candidate please forward details to Ray Doyle on 087-2596492.
The annual GAA Forecast competition is up and running again. This is a very important fundraiser and forms are due back before 6pm on May 10th. Forms can be downloaded from the website at: http://clontarfgaa.com/Social/GAAForecastCompetition2009/tabid/1430/language/en-US/Default.aspx
The bar will open early next Sat for Leinster V Munster Heineken cup semi-final (K.O 5:30pm). The club has purchased Sky Sports out of sympathy for all it's members whose dodgey boxes no longer work.
Sunday 10th May has been designated as La na gClub to mark the 125th anniversary of the GAA. All clubs are expected to host an event on that day. Clontarf GAA club will be holding football matches for all juvenile age groups including nursery from 1-4pm in St Annes pitches beside rose gardens....all groups outside of nursery will get to play a match on the new pitches!! There will also be skills competitions and fun events. Barbie in club from 5pm on. Astro will be open.