The Senior footballers had an impressive win against Garristown in this week's AFL 3 match, played at home. Ian O'Dwyer was in sparkling form up front and was ably assisted and supported by the ever- dangerous Ciaran Johnston, who has gone from strength to strength in recent months. Aidan Morrissey was truly masterful in defence and helped in no small part to secure victory with a score of 2.14 to 0.4.
JUNIOR B FOOTBALL:
The Junior B's play in the Championship semi final V Ballyboden SE on Sat at Dolphin Pk, 6pm. 5 years ago the sides met at the same stage of the championship with Clontarf failing to reach the final despite a 6pt half time lead. Clontarf men's Footballers are still chasing a 1st Championship success at adult level. PLEASE SUPPORT THE LADS ON SAT
JUNIOR A HURLING
A's had a fine win in the Doyle Cup over O'Dwyers (2-8,5-19). There were fine performances from John McGuire, Ro Hickey, Eoin Teeling, James Cantwell, Eoin O'Connor and Noel Wardick.
The minor hurlers had a hard fought but well deserved win over St Peregrines on Sunday. Trailing by 1-1 early on Clontarf took over the game in the second half to run out easy winners 4-12 to 3-5. Both Harry Connolly and Jack McCaffery had excellent games. Minor championship starts next week.
Hurlers drew with Thomas Davis.
Our U12s hosted three clubs on Saturday as part of the Leinster Hurling Tournament, with Ballyfinn from Co Laois, Taghmon/Camross from Wexford and Naomh Mearnog visiting us for a great day of hurling. The Wexford lads proved a strong team and ran out winners on the day but Clontarf put up a good display against them and had a fine win against N Mearnog, with James Foxe outstanding on the day, scoring some great long distance points. A special word of thanks to all the parents who supplied and served up both hot and cold food on the day, with Tom Moore the director of cooking operations in the kitchen. In total, over 100 children and 40 adults were catered for in the club. Many thanks to our country visitors for travelling up to Dublin - they certainly felt the trip was worth while and every hurler from all four clubs really enjoyed the day. Thanks also to our excellent club referees Noel Hickey and Jack McCaffrey.
Immediate Shield Final 9th September V Lucan at Balgriffin 20.30 - support needed
Junior ladies have finished in all competitions. will continue to train on Mondays along with Minors, U16's and U14's. Well done to all who played this year.
U16's match V Lucan Sarfields away on 6th at 16.30
U14's Match V Scoil Pitch 21 this Friday 4th at 18.30
U13's Match V Thomas davis Pitch 21 Sunday 6th at 18.00
For all fixtures and results on Ladies Fixtures - www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie
Deepest sympathy to the Sheehan family on the death of Con, club president and founder member. Con was born in Kilnamartyra, near Macroom Cork in Easter Week 1916 and settled in Clontarf in 1950. He was active at all levels of the club and older members will have fond memories of being packed into his car for matches. He was instrumental in bringing programme selling to the club which continues to be an important source of income. Our condolences to his wife Maureen, sons Diarmuid, Joe and Conor and daughter Mary. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam dílís
Eve of the hurling final - always a good night in the bar. Darragh Dempsey will provide the entertainment on Sat.
Ireland V Cyprus will be shown in the club bar from 7:30pm on Sat.