Extended Clubnotes, June 2nd

ADULT:
 
Seniors:
The senior team played St. Peregrines in blakestown on Wed. and shared the points following a dramatic recovery in extra time.
The home side had the advantage of a brisk wind in the first half and Clontarf had to wait for over twenty minutes to score.At half time we trailed 1.4 to 0.2.
We staged a magnificent comeback in the second half and on the stroke of 60 minutes we trailed 1.7 to 0.6. However, a point from Ger Carey and a brilliantly taken goal from the boot of Damien Mullins sealed the draw.
 
Junior A's lost to Wanderers away in the league. On Sat a Junior selection played Scoil Ui Chonaill for the Tom Connolly (Sheds) Cup. The sides were level at half time in a close contest but Clontarf upped the tempo in the 2nd half to record a good victory. Both sides will meet in the final league game of the season.
 
Junior B:
Good league win at home V St. Pats. Best for Clontarf were Conor Kelly,Conor Cronin and Johnny O'Connell. Stephen McGinn also had a fine game, with his last two scores securing the win for Clontarf.
 
Junior C's had an impressive 2-17,1-4 win over Erin's Isle in a challenge match played on pitch 34.
 
Junior Hurling:
Both A and B teams are in league action away on Wed.
 
JUVENILE:
 
Under 16's:
Break now on for the Junior cert. Best of luck to all U15 and U16's sitting the junior certs
 
U14 Hurling:
Skerries Harps conceeded match which gave us two more valuable points. A big thank you to all the lads who made themselves available.
 
Under 12 Hurlers produced a late rally to earn a draw against Whitehall.
 
Under 11 Hurlers: Well done to our U11's who reached the Dublin A final after a great vctory over Faughs.
 
With ten minutes to go Faughs score a goal which puts them into a narrow lead and we nervously ask Mick Keane to seek news from PJs game which we promised we would never do….”look after our own side of the bargain” is what we solemnly agreed. But aggregate score would decide the outcome and we needed to know what we had to do with our final throw of the dice. For some strange reason I briefly thought of December training in the snow and ice, when we told the boys no other hurling team would be this dedicated (mad!) and that it would pay off in the long term.
 
Far younger but probably (undoubtedly!) far more mature ten year olds in front of us had no such concerns of matters and other games outside of their direct control. Patrick Smyth, Martin Byrne and Sean O’Shea stood up and scored 3-1 unanswered between them in a matter of minutes to finally put the tie beyond our steadfast opposition.
 
LADIES:
 
Well Done to Paddy Mohan and his team,who Continuing their unbeaten record,the Dublin U14 girls beat a strong Meath side in the Leinster Final in Johnstownbridge on Friday May 29th. It was  a beautiful sunny evening and the venue supplied an immaculate pitch and excellent facilities.
After a nervous start by both teams, the Dublin girls settled first and clocked up some fine scores on the board. Both forwards and mid-fields were active, the half time score read Dublin 3 - 1 to Meaths 0 - 1. After the interval Dublin turned on the style with their forwards and mid-fields combining effortlessly to score three fantastic goals one after the other. Huge credit goes to the girls from Meath who never stopped attacking. Dublins backs were outstanding with their goalie pulling off some great saves. Their full back was superb, earning her the "Player of the Final" trophy at the end of the match. The final score was Dublin 7 - 5 to Meath 0 - 5. Dublin now go on to face Cork in the All Ireland Semi-final in two weeks time.
See www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie for fixtures and results
 
GENERAL:
 
Tickets for the Dubs double header must be collected at the clubhouse on Friday between 9 and 10pm.
 
A Family BBQ will be held at the clubhouse next Sunday between 6 and 8pm and there's a bottled heineken promotion.
 
The GAA Forecast competition continues to be updated on the website and at the noticeboard outside the club bar.
 
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