Extended Clubnotes june 23rd

Overall, it was a good week for the seniors with a convincing home win against Ballyboden St. Enda's and an away draw with St. Monica's.In the home encounter, a sizeable  crowd witnessed an impressive team display,and Clontarf secured  victory with a score of 0.14 to 0.4.
The Monica's encounter was a game of two halves, with Clontarf leading by points at the break. However, within a few minutes of the restart, St. Monica's had notched up two goals and a point. Clontarf were left chasing the game and only drew level with a wonderful last gasp point from a free by Ian O' Dwyer, which brought his final tally to a creditable 1.8.The final score was Clontarf: 1.11 St Monica's 3.5.
Junior A:
In midweek 3 early goals set up the A's for a good start over St. Marys of Saggart, but Clontarf were the happier ones to hear the final whistle as Marys stormed back to earn a draw.
On Sunday the A's beat Olafs by 1pt. Having dominated most of the game the A's eventually came away winners from a game they really should have put away earlier.
Junior B:
On Tuesday night the B's displayed an excellent team performance to defeat St Brigids in a top of the table clash.
Junior C's:
Another good week for the C's with wins over St. Finians and Rosmini. Clontarf turned on the style in the 2nd half to pull away from St. Finians with Willie O'Connor grabbing 2 more goals. On Sunday the C's overcame Rosmini thanks to a man of the match performance from midfielder James Durkin, his 2 superb goals the difference between the sides.
Junior Hurling:
Both adult hurling teams have a busy 2 weeks ahead with several games lined up
Under 16:
Footballers train Thur, no game last Sat.
Under 15:
Well done to the 3 Clontarf lads on the Dublin North U15 hurlers V Antrim, Niall Terry, Matias McDonagh and Ronan McDyer.
Under 12:
Both U12A and B teams suffered defeats last weekend.
Under 11:
U11 hurlers received the medals on Sat. Special thanks to Dublin hurler Liam Ryan for his guest appearance.
Under 10:
U10 boys finished season with a well deserved win over Donaghmore
Under 9:
Blue group played in the re-arranged 2-team blitz in O'Tooles and achieved 2 wins and 4 defeats in a most enjoyable first time blitz experience for the boys.  Best for Clontarf:  Oileann McKeown, Jonathan Orange, Conor Ryan, Cian Davitt, & Mathew Jordan.
Red group played Na Fianna away and battled well but lost in all three matches.  In the first match, Luke Hempenstall was outstanding in defence and Eoghan Donnolly worked tirelessly throughout.  Na Fianna however were very strong, recording 15 blocks and several fine scores (including 2 sideline kicks).  The second match was much closer with the leads swapping several times and just a point between the teams in the end.  Oisin Horne was man of the match strong and hardworking midfield with Rory Doran and Adam Keating.  In the third match, Clontarf let Na Fianna build up a big lead in the first half but came back strongly to win the second half 18-3.  Timmy Sweeney, Conell Molloy, and Sam Kelly did best.


“Inters - Cup Round 7 Round Towers 0-14 Clontarf 1-4
After a shaky start, Clontarf settled well into this game, and trailed by just 4 points at half-time. However, the momentum gained before half-time wasn't carried into the second half, and we didn't take advantage of the good goal chances we created. Orla Deegan was outstanding in the half-back line, with good performances also from Miriam Foley and Niamh McNally.
No game week ending June 26th, due to championship quarter-finals. Training Monday & Wednesday 6:45pm.
U13’s - Fantastic under 13 friendly blitz hosted by Clontarf today.  The Sunshine and football were brilliant with nearly 100 girls enjoying friendly football in St Anne’s.  Well done to Eva Kelly for outstanding performances in all matches and to Ciara O Farrell great defending to the end.  Thanks to Sophie Farrelly and Sarah Coy for helping us on the day, everyone benefitted from all the football in such pleasant weather.  Training tomorrow and then off to Croke Park next week.
U11 Division 3 Girls – hard fought game V Robert Emmet’s on pitch 30. Well done to all the girls for a gallant effort. Enjoy your summer break and we will see you in August.
U10 girls - we had two hard fought games with Na Fianna on Tuesday night. After a slow start, Clontarf really got going in the second half and fine displays in all areas yielded two close victories. Special mention to Laoise who had 6 great blocks in what turned out to be a one point game. Last weekend we played Parnell’s last weekend with one win by a wide margin and one narrow loss.  Mentors preferred the latter as it showed the girls the need for teamwork and practicing shooting points.    Ciara had a great game.
Mini League Finals for the girls took place on the Astro on Saturday morning. Well done to all the girls for a great display of football. Also like to thank all the mentors, Minor Girls, parents and the girls for their participation during the year, and we will see you again on when the summer holidays are over – keep practicing your skills over the summer. – see website for photos.”
Nursery Mini league finals took place at the clubhouse last sat from 9-2pm. Thanks to all the parents who came out to support the boys and girls and many thanks to all those who helped organise.
Details of the 4 Summer Camps are available on the website (see breaking news section). Application form can be downloaded.
3rd Family BBQ of the season will take place after the Dubs game next Sunday, 6-8pm at the clubhouse, all support welcome.
Tickets for the Dubs game must be collected from 9-10pm on Friday night.

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Clontarf, Dublin 3.
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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)