The senior team were beaten by the narrowest of margins in Saturday's AFL 3 match against St. Margaret's. Neil Shanahan gave a spirited performance in this encounter. The score: St. Margaret's 3.3, Clontarf 0.11.
Junior B Football:
Junior B's lost their Championship Final to Plunketts (1-10,0-6). Clontarf opened well and were ahead 5-3 after 20mins, thanks to great scores from minors Conor Cronin and Paddy Mohan. Plunketts dominated the remaining 10 minutes of the half to leave the half time score (0-5,0-5). Clontarf will rue the missed opportunities during the 1st 15 mins of the 2nd half. - a total of 7 wides while they enjoyed the lions share of possession. Plunketts for their part took any scoring chances that came their way and never looked back after they goaled on 18mins. The B's must now refocus on the league and a likey playoff for promotion.
Junior C Football:
C's travel to St. Finians Swords in seach of 1 pt that will hand them the Div 12 North title. The match takes place at 4pm on Sat. and is a refixture from last week.
Junior A's play Scoil Ui Chonaill at 11am
Junior B's play Setanta in their final league game, away on Sunday at 3pm. Clontarf's manager Mick Keane admits his side are facing a near impossible challenge as many of the Setanta side served their hurling apprentship under Mick stewardship.
Minor hurlers had a resounding win over Nh Mearnog in the championship, 14-4 to 4-2. Playing simple flowing hurling, keeping the ball moving, saw the game over at the half. All round good performances with midfield and half back dominating. Special mention to the full forward line of Andy Donnelly, Conor Bates and Ronan O’Grady who bagged 10 goals between them.
U16A Footballers had a hard fought victory over Kilmacud Crokes. Best were Jack Mc Caffrey, David Murrin, Andrew Cooke, Joe O'Grady and Ryan Lattin.
Losses for both A and B Football teams.
Hurlers lost to St. Kevins in what is proving a tough year for them.
Under 11 Hurling:
Contrasting fortunes for U11 Hurlers.A's and B's lost to Na Fianna on Sat., while Development squad had a win over Commercials. On Sunday the boys shared the spoils with Cuala in the Kilmacud Crokes Blitz, after great displays against Nass, Na Piarsaigh, and Naomh Eoin. P. Higgins, J. Higgins, D. Brodie and L.Howley were superb all weekend.
Under 10's Hurling:
Clontarf 18 Naomh Mearnog 43
U10 Red team were well beaten in St Pauls by a very capable Naomh Mearnog side, while our White team had to fight very hard to earn a draw.
Under 9 Football:
Clontarf U9s played in an enjoyable blitz at Naomh Barrog on Saturday. Each of the 3 Clontarf Teams played two matches.
In the first group Clontarf tried hard but were beaten by a well skilled St. Vincents team and then lost narrowly to Barrogs. The difference in the second match was several extra bat downs by the home club. Best for Clontarf: Ed Brennan and Luke Hempenstall in defense, Jamie Nesbitt in midfield, and Conal Keogh with most of the scores. In the second group Clontarf won one and lost one. Best for Clontarf: Oileann McKeown, Mathew Campbell who shipped some hard knocks, and Eoghan Donnelly who scored a goal from a "45". In the third group Clontarf also won one and lost one. Best for Clontarf: Cian Davitt, Cillian Doran, and man of the match Mark Winters who struck over a well taken point from a free.
Under 8 Hurling:
Under 8 Hurling (3 team group) Saturday 3rd October 2009
The under 8's welcomed Naomh Barrog to St Pauls for this their second outing.
Naomh Barrog provided a strong physical challenge for the boys.
All three teams managed wins in all their matches.
A big thank you to all the parents for their enthusiastic support, on what was at times a very wet and windy sideline.
Cluain Tarbh 30 pts Naomh Barrog 12 pts
Inters play Clan na Gael on Wed Oct 7th at 7.30 pm in St.Annes and are away to Kilmacud Crokes on Sun 11th Oct.
U14’s Championship Match V Sylvester’s on the 10th at 16.00
Under 13 Shield:
Great win for the under 13 girls today away to Thomas Davis 4-9 to 3-5 outstanding performance from Ciara O Farrell and thanks to Zoe, Kayla and Ciara for travelling with us well done everyone.
Under 12 Championship:
Outstanding win for the under 12 girls earning them a place in the Division 2 Championship Final. Tough match all the way with all the points adding up to give us enough to win with a great goal by Jessica Martin in the dying minutes. 1-11 to 2-6 final score. Overall great team performance with the backs holding the fort well and the forwards notching up the scores as all the way. Well done
Div 1 – Next match V Thomas Davis at home on the 10th at 16.00.
Div 3 great game v Robert Emmets. Clontarf fought back in blustery conditions with score of 1- 1 to 5-4 in favour of Emmet’s. Tenacious defending by backline, with special mention to Sarah Whelan and Kate Brosnan – great scores by Ciara Strutt and Robyn Cronin. Well done to all.
U10’s had a competitive visit to their neighbours Scoil Ui Chonaill one win and one loss. Teamwork is improving and shooting practice in the last week or so paid dividends. Next week, they are away to Castleknock.
Ireland V Italy World Cup match will be shown live in the club on Sat 10th, bar open from 6pm and finger food will be served. www.clontarfgaa.com