Extended Clubnotes - May 5th
The senior footballers made history this week when they broke a twelve year taboo with a famous victory over Erin's Isle . Balgriffin was the venue for what turned out to be one of the finest performances of recent years . An early show stopper of a goal from Shane Dunlea generated great confidence and a lovely point soon followed from the same boot. The sharp shooting of Ian O'Dwyer sealed the victory with a tally of 6 points. There were many fine individual performances with Ger Ryan and the Stokes brothers giving credit worthy performances. The final score was 1.8 to 0.6
Junior A championship:
Clontarf finished this tight game in style to beat neighbours Naomh Barrog by 2pts. A superb point from play by Ciaran Johnson and a converted penalty by the same player put daylight between the teams. The A's take on Wanderers in round 2
Junior C Championship:
Junior B's had a good Championship win away to St Annes Bohernabreena, 3-10 to 2-06. It was a great team performance by Clontarf, especially in the first half where they led 2-09 to 1-01 at half time. In the 2nd half St Annes showed good fight, but Clontarf showed excellent spirit to win by 7pts in the end. Best for Clontarf were Charlie Tracey, Paul Murphy, Richie Fox and Patrick Mohan. The B's host Erins Isle in Round 2 on May 17th.
Junior D championship:
Clontarf's Div 12 side hosted Div 10 side St. Vincents for this 1st round clash. Clontarf
started brightly with forward Ray Hanley and Johnny O'Connell tormenting the Vins defence. The home side missed several early goal chances, while at the other end Vins took their few chances well to score 2 1st half goals and lead by 4 at the break. Clontarf spend most of the 2nd half camped inside the Vincents half but could not find the necessary scores. A late flourish narrowed the margin to 3 but that was as good as it got.
Junior B Hurling Championship:
Junior A hurlers travel the short distance to Scoil Ui Chonaill for a championship clash on thur at 7:15pm
Junior E Hurling Championship:
The Junior B's have conceeded their championship match away to St. Pats on Thur due to a very depleted squad.
Great display by U14. Footballera in the feile losing by 1 point to St judes in the semi final. The team had 3 straight wins against Whitehall, Oliver plunkets and castleknock on sat to reach the final. Much thanks to club officals, parents, mentors and players for all their support on making it great experience.
Clontarf defeated St. Maurs in Div 1 of the league on Tue night.
Tough week for the U12s with the B footballers losing their cup semi final against C Chiaran by a wide margin and the hurlers going down in a heavy defeat to a brilliant Kilmacud Crokes team despite the great efforts of Barry Davis, Karl Millar and Conor Doherty.
A massive congrats 2 u11 hurlers who reached the A dublin champ semi wit 2 gr8 wins v w'hall in pauls sat 33 13 o/all. On sun the boys won the shield trophy at na piarsaigh cork wit fantastic wins v six mile bridge of clare and k crokes. Wat a w/e, wat an absolutely fantastic group of boys!
Under 10 hurlers played host to O'Tooles in the two team league at St Pauls. It was good to see both of our groups starting to play together as teams. Our A team won 20 points to 11 with strong performances by the back line of Niall McCaffrey, Brian Dufficy, Jack Crumlish and Rory Goode in goal. The B team drew 2 -2 but dominated the game thoughout. More work to be done on their finishing, but its coming together. Determined performances by Michael Cunningham and Shea Keogh, who were just unlucky not to score more.
Ladies Inter - away to Garda Wed May 6th.
Under 14 Girls:
Clontarf u14 ladies had a fine win over St Sylvesters 3-8 to 0-8 in the league. Girls played with great spirit, took their scores and defended well.
Feile 2nd May. Winning against Scoil Ui Conaill, a defeat to a very strong Sylvesters and a two point defeat to Na Fianna, we found ourselves out after the first day. The girls thoroughly enjoyed their participation in the Feile. The team was made up of 19 players from the under 14’s and 5 players from the under 13’s panel. Many thanks for the wonderful support we received from parents and club members, especially those who assisted us on the day with words of advice and encouragement to the girls and us (too many to mention individually)!!
La Na gClub , GAA 125th celebrations take place on Sunday with a series of games for all ages at St. Annes park. A final schedule will be added to the website in advance of the weekend.
The 1st Family BBQ of the year will take place at the clubhouse on Sunday from 5:30pm, with all proceeds to support club funds.
The GAA Forecast Competition entries must be back to the clubhouse before 6pm on Sunday