The seniors are in preparation for upcoming fixtures in this week. On Wednesday at 8.00 pm, they play at home against Ballyboden St. Enda's. Then, on Saturday,they play St Monica's at 6.30 pm in Edenmore.All eyes will be on Croke Park on Thursday, when Senior selector, Eoin Shanahan's school team meets the school team of son Neil in the Cumann na mBunscol Junior final.
A mixed week for the A's. On Tuesday they overcame Wanderers to book a place in the Championship 1/4 final against Vincents. Trailing at half time, Clontarf produced a fine 2nd half performance to win by 4. Senior Manager Daragh O'Brien delivered an inspirational performace at full forward.
On Sunday, in league action, the A's lost away to a strong Man O'War by 7pts in terrible conditions.
A depleted Junior B side suffered their 1st set back in the league as they lost away to Plunketts.
The C's remain well in the hunt for league honours after a terrific team performance away to St. Peregrines (4-13,1-3). Rookies Conor Bates and Stephen Reynolds both produced excellent displays in defence. Bomber Lynch made a welcome return to action, supplying endless amount of good ball to the forwards. Eoghan O'Grady delighted himself, notching 1-4 from play.Willie O'Connor finished the hour with a fine haul and his 1st half penalty was text book. Alan Vale and Paul McElhiney worked tirelessly in midfield all afternoon. Vinny Clohessy continued to thrive in his new role between the posts, making a string of fine saves in the 2nd half.
Junior B Hurling:
A depleted B hurling team travelled to Civil Service on Monday for a league encounter, fielding with just 13 players. A fine 1st half performance saw Clontarf lead by 6pts at the interval. The 2nd half was a different story as Service slowly clawed their way back into the game, helped greatly by several strong subs. A Service goal with mins remaining proved the crucial score as they ran out 4pt winners. See Latest AHL 8 League table
Footballers are back training after their exams. Next league match is Sat, away to Templeogue SS.
U14 hurlers lost to Naomh Barrog (6-12,2-9), despite a strong 2nd half performance in which Clontarf outscored Barrog. 8 under 14's were ably assisted by 9 U13's and the ever faithful U12 Johnny Mullins. Thanks to supporting players and mentors Paul, Brendan and Shane
U13 Hurlers produced a strong performance to defeat Scoil Ui Chonaill. Best were Andrew Foley and goal scores Niall Gahan and Conor McGinn.
Hurlers went down by 4pts to Oliver Plunketts.
Congratulations to Team of the week, the U11 hurlers who won the Dublin A Championship after 2 great wins over Cuala. Well done to the entire squad and mentors on this exceptional achievement.
U10 Hurlers took a trip out to Trinity Gaels. Both of their matches were close, but Clontarf came out victors in each with an overall score of 11 to 8. A great confidence boost for the lads gaining their 5th win in a row, which they have not managed before in hurling.
In a great weekend for Clontarf underage hurling, the Uunder 9s were happy to do their bit with an excellent win over Cuala at St. Pauls. This was a big improvement on some recent performances.
In the first match, every Clontarf player got stuck in from the start. Oileann McKeown and Rory Doran were strong and determined in defence, while Luke Hempenstall, John Hanley, Ed Brennan and Conal Kehoe did well throughout. Jamie Nesbitt in midfiend typified the new found team spirit with a fine point from play to help the home team to a narrow 8-7 win.
In the second match Clontarf responded to having part time mentor and full time hero "Teddy" Cronin on the line. They battled from the first to the last whistle and were too strong for the opposition in every position. Every player merited a mention, but three who caught the eye were Caileann Mulvaney, Conor Ryan, and Finn McGarry. The reward in the end was a 10-1 win.
In the last couple of weeks of training, the U9 hurlers have shown a marked improvement in skill levels of both ground and air hurling - and this transferred onto the field on Saturday for what was the last match before the summer break. All in all a good end to the hurling season - hopefully the footballers can repeat the trick next Saturday.
Inter cup round 6 - Clontarf 0-7 Ballinteer St Johns 0-9
Following a competitive and hard-fought game, Clontarf lost to unbeaten Ballinteer by 2 points, in weather more typical of February than June. Orla Deegan, Caroline Treanor and Sarah Purcell played very well, and thanks to minors Sarah McCaffrey and Joanne Dufficey, and juniors, Alison Foley and Miriam Foley, who delivered fine performances at this level.
Next game - cup round 7 away to Round Towers Clondalkin Wed June 17th @ 7:30pm.
Under 13 Girls:
Best match of the season Clontarf V Fingallians – overall superb team performance end to end football with everyone making a committed contribution. Could not mention one person as there were so many excellent performances, well done everyone.. Looking forward to next week under 13 Blitz where our girls will get the opportunity to play 4 matches in an end of season friendly blitz and then its off to see the Dubs in action on the 28th.
Girls Mini League Finals next Saturday 20th at 9 -10am at Astro.
Nursery Mini league finals take place at the clubhouse next sat from 9-2pm. Always the most colourful of days in the club calender.
Lions 1st test will be shown live in the club bar on Sky HD at 2pm on Sat.
Only 3 names now share the lead in the GAA Forecast competition, with 2007 winner and Senior selector Diarmuid McStay up there again with just 10 games to play. Well done to the 4% of whizz kids who predicted Antrim would beat Donegal.
Details of the 4 Summer Camps are available on the website (see breaking news section). Application form can be downloaded.