extended notes Oct 20th

ADULT:
 
Senior Football:
Seniors had a quiet week, with a challenge match versus the under 21's. There's talk of a Halloween night outing away against Finbar's in Cabra.
 
Junior B's AFL8:
B's produced an excellent team performance to beat an under stength Clan Na Gael (3-17,0-2). A promotion playoff now looms.
 
Junior C's AFL12N:
Clontarf Junior C's played their final league game against Rosmini on Friday night under lights at pitch 35 and before a sizeable home support. Even with the league cup sitting on the sideline and the title confirmed last week, the Super 12's were determined to finish the season on a high note. After a shaky start and several good saves from Colm McCabe, the C's soon got motoring. Mick Moylan fired over the 1st score and setup the next 2. Brian Cotter scored a fine individual effort and Wes Byrne was on song with his left peg. It was the Alan Lynch at centre back who controlled the game as he has done on so many ocassions this season. By half time Clontarf led 0-12,0-1.
 
Upon the resumption it was the match of the match Bomber Lynch who sailed up field from the throw in and set up Wes Byrne for an unstoppable shot to put the result beyond any doubt. Thereafter Clontarf really cut loose and subs Aidan Conboy and manager Willie O'Connor both found the net. A good end to a great season and a happy night of celebrations in the bar afterwards. Best wishes to Dave Shaw for a speedy recovery from injury suffered early on in the game.
 
Minor Football:
Minor footballers play Erins Isle in the Championship semi final on Sunday October 25th at 11.00 am in Finglas. Its a tough draw and a difficult place to win so please encourage your players to be there and give their support to the lads. Lets make it 3 finals in 3 years and go one better than last year.
 
JUVENILE:
 
Under 16's:
U16 Footballers had a good league win over Ballinteer, best were Ryan Latin, Mattias McDonagh, Niall Carrol, Mark Hughes.
 
Under 13's:
U13 Football Division 1 : St Sylvesters A : 3 Goals & 10 Points - Cluain Tarbh A : 3 Goals & 17 Points – Win for Cluain Tarbh A
U 13 Football Division 7 : Cluain Tarbh B : 6 Goals - Parnells : 4 Goals & 16 Points – Win for Parnells
 
Under 10's:
Round Towers 14   Clontarf 25
 
U10s visited Round Towers in Lusk, were they won both games. Red team won decisively by 22 to 12. Most of the scores in this game were 1 point goals and skill points.  White team game was much closer where both sides found it difficult to finish scores, but Clontarf won in the end by 3 to 2.  Work to do on our passing and finishing but a positive result for the lads.
 
Under 9's:
A last-gasp batdown by Ed Brennan ensured a famous win for the U9 Pumas against a battling Ballinteer St John.
With displays of skill and determination  that could have graced a Munster final, the young hurlers claimed their first major scalp of the resumed season.
Man of the match was Ed's defensive partner Luke Hempsenstall with some lovely touches, while Connell Kehoe scored a magnificent point over the bar from the half-way line.
 Midfielder Jamie Nesbitt produced some wonderful blocks in a hard fought match with three broken Clontarf hurls and plenty of bruised Ballinteer fingers.
It was a game of two halves for The Bears - asleep for the first half and roused in the second. Nine points down at the break, they conceded just one later on, with Matthew Campebell, Stephen Doran and Luke O'Malley all doing well.
The Cheetas were unlucky to lose by a single point - a batdown - after leading their opposite numbers for so long in an entertaining game. Mark Winters continued to shine with two over the bar, while the overall commitment of the team couldn't be questioned with some fine displays, and great puck-outs from first half keeper Cian Davitt.
 
Under 8's:
Under 8 Hurling (3 team group) Saturday 17th October 2009

The boys had an away trip to Kilmacud Crokes this weekend.
All three teams lost their matches. Events were not helped by a somewhat depleted squad. All were heartened by the undoubted improvement in skill levels, and general commitment from the boys. A big thank you to all the parents for their enthusiastic support, and help with the transport.
 
LADIES:
 
On Wednesday at 7.30pm on P 35 the Ladies Intermediate Team play Garda in their last league game of the season.This is a top of the table clash that will decide the destination of league honours.
 
GENERAL:
 
Halloween Camp take place Tue Oct 27th to Fri Oct 30th at St. Pauls. Details and forms available for download from the website. See under section Teams/Camps.
 
Club Monster Christmas Draw has been launched. €30,000 worth of prizes including a Toyota Yaris to the value of €15,000, Travel Cruise Holiday plus many more. Tickets can be brought through the club bar, club shop, Nursery on Saturday morning or any team mentor. We are looking for volunteers to help sell tickets. Details of the draw on the web -  Monster Xmas Draw (PDF file)
 
Club members can support by club by signing up up to the Vodafone 'Support your Club' promotion. Details on the web - Support your club
 
Club AGM set for Nov 5th.
 
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