Extended Clubnotes May 12th


Extended Clubnotes -  May 12th 2009

Senior Championship:
Seniors take on Round Towers Clondalkin in the 2nd round of the Senior Football Championship, a 1st appearance in 12 years. The match takes place at Blakestown (St. Peregrines ground) at 7:15pm on Wed.
Junior A's: travel to Wanderers for the 2nd round of the Championship on Sunday at 11am.
Junior B's host Erins Isle in the Championship at 3pm next Sunday.
Junior A Hurlers lost by 6pts to Scoil Ui Chonaill in the Championship. Best wishes to Ro Kenny for a speedy recovery from an injury sustained in this match.
Junior B Hurlers game V St. Peregrines was ponsponed.
Minor B's lost to Plunketts 3-3,3-10
Under 13:
Hurlers beat St. Brigids yesterday in the top of the table clash.
Under 12:
Good luck to the hurlers on their trip to Kerry this weekend to take on the mighty Austin Stacks.
Under 11:
Hurlers had 2 good wins in challenge games V Plunketts at Navan Rd.Best of luck to the U11 Footballers in their final V Na Fianna next Sat.
U11 Football report from last week:
U11 Semi-Final A Group – St Pauls College 28th April
Having topped their group in the earlier league round, the U11’s faced Donaghmore in the A Group ( 2 team ) Semi-final on Tuesday evening in St Paul’s in their first competitive cup competition.
The 1st team team had a blistering start to the semi final with our first two scores in the opening minutes were goals from Jack Polion and Harry Oppermann. This settled the team down for the rest of the half and as Donaghmore came more into the team as the half went on our defence kept them at bay for most of the half. Great defence displays by
Sean and Tom O’Flaherty , Jack Higgins and Eoin MacNeemee closed  out the Donaghmore attack. Clontarf lead 3-5 to 1-2 at half time.
In the 2nd half Clontarf started where they left off the first half on the up and quick points by Rory Clarke , Paddy Smith and Ronan Dunlea really sealed the victory. While the scoreline indicated an easy win for Clontarf it was a very tough game for the boys. It was truly a team effort with everyone on the panel playing their part from Liam Howley in Goal’s to Gavin Jackson,. The passing and movement to support the boy on the ball was superb. 
Straight from the throw in the 2nd team battled against an evenly match Donaghmore team, it was a low scoring first half with Clontarf edging it 3pts to 2 pts at half time.  Donaghmore came back hard at us from the start of the 2nd half and took the lead mid way through the 2nd half throw some fine skill points, Clontarf dug dip and replied with a few swift scores to regain the lead and finished strongly to see off a determined Donaghmore side.  This was a truly wonderful team performance with a special mention to the defence of Sean O’Shea, Darragh McCaffrey and Martin Byrne.
The overall score saw Clontarf win by 4-24 to 1-13, they will now face Na Fianna in the final, date to be finalised.
Unfortunately  this team lost the playoff to get into their semi-final to a very determined St. Pats of Donabate.  While the 2 teams drew in the league game a couple of weeks ago the St. Pats this time where hungrier for the ball and took their scoring chances well this was reflected on the score line 12 -0 . In the second half the boys showed more determination and started to claw their way back into the game eventually losing the game 18-10. Best for Clontarf were Conor Clintion , Barry Heneghan and Cian Hynes.
Under 10's:
Our U10s paid a visit to the neighbours at Scoil Ui Chonaill on Friday evening.  The A team fought hard, but lost out in the end 16 points to 23, because Scoil managed get into double figures in skill points.  Our B  team saved the day with a convincing 16 – 4 victory, giving us an overall win of 32 – 27.  Great to see the teamwork coming together from all of the lads and a fantastic midfield performance from Niall McCaffrey.
Ladies Inters:
Garda 3-11 Clontarf 1-4
Garda had a comprehensive victory over Clontarf in the cup competition on Wednesday May 6th in Westmanstown. Conditions were far from ideal, and after the first 10 minutes, we were 2 points behind, following a goal from Erica Grant. However, Garda proved too strong and deserved the margin of their victory, while Ciara Fenton and Hannah Billings were best for Clontarf. Scorers:- Erica Grant 1-0, Hannah Billings 0-2, Helen Cliff & Carrie O'Connor 0-1.We play the first of our two round-robin championship matches against Parnells in St Annes on Wednesday May 13th at 7:30pm.
U14 Ladies played last Friday night in Kiltipper Road vs Thomas Davis. Good win 4-15 to 2-2. Excellent team work with   many well worked scores. Many thanks to Caoimhe Troy from U13 who gave us a dig out.
Girls Nursery Mini Leagues start this Saturday
For ladies Fixtures and results check www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie 
La Na gClub was a great day with a big attendance at the events in St. Annes and at the BBQ at the clubhouse. Games started at 1:30pm and finished at 6pm, with most teams in the club participating and enjoying their 1st game on the new pitch.
Peadar Hickey was the winner of the Hurling skills competition with U13 mentor Brendan Smyth a close runner up.
The Over 35 football match was a good contest between the Junior C team and a mentors selection. The Junior C's were minus their normal splash of speedy minors but they had able replacements as the management team of Willie O'Connor and Matt Whelan Snr lined out.  Willie Lillis and Noel McCaffrey also made welcome appearances on the new pitch for the C's.The mentors selection comprised of 8 nursery mentors and representitives from CCC1, CCC2 and Ladies section. Sharpshooter Pat Davis gave the Junior C defence a torrid time selling several dozen dummies, while U10 mentor Liam O'Byrne had far too much pace for the C's defence.The Junior C's lef by 3 at half time and while they dominated the 2nd half only 3pts seperated the sides at the end. Man of the Match for the Junior C's was 2 goal hero Matt Whelan Snr, fresh from his recent 60th birthday celebrations in the club!. A rematch looks likely......
A record crowd attended the BBQ, thanks to all who helped out on a busy afternoon. The next BBQ is fixed for Sunday June 7th after the Dubs Double header at Croke Pk.
The deadline for the Forecast Competition has been extended by a week to noon on May 17th ( all entries will be designated as having a Mayo win for this). Forms can be downloaded from the website at - http://clontarfgaa.com/Social/GAAForecastCompetition2009/tabid/1430/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

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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)