Extended Clubnotes - November 24th
TEAM OF THE WEEK:
The under 21 hurlers who marked their first outing at championship level with a hard-fought win one point win over St Mark’s under the lights at home.
AFL 8 final Wednesday, November 25. Throw in at 8.30pm, Russell Park. All support welcome.
AHLF: The club would like to thank all the lads for their sterling efforts in AHL5, achieving third place in the league. The team and mentors also have high hopes for the Doyle Cup, and are just waiting on other results.
The under 16 footballers secured a draw against Templeogue Synge St in a very exciting and entertaining home league game. Best for Clontarf were Jack McCaffrey, Matthias McDonagh, Ryan Lattin, Brian Forde and Andrew Cooke.
The Bs comeback kings were denied a superb victory against St Brigid’s with a cruel late goal against the run of play. Clontarf were losing nine points to one at half time and staged an exceptional second half fight back to draw level with five minutes remaining. There was an outstanding performance of Andy McLean (normally the goalkeeper).
He played brillianly at centre half back for the first 15 minute before being injured. Brigids scored 1-4 while he was injured but upon his reintroduction in the second half, he dominated the game again. Eddie Byrne was excellent at midfield and Dermot O Houlihan was a rock at full back. A great team performance.
Play Craobh Chiarain on Pitch 21 this Saturday.
Hurlers play Kilmacud Crokes at St Paul’s on Saturday, while the 1A and 1B fooballers take on Na Fianna on Sunday at St Paul’s. The one-team U11 footballers take on St Patrick’s Donabate away at Robbie Farrell Park.
Second week of the indoor hurling played on the astro in hurricane-like conditions. A much tougher test with a string of narrow losses to St Vincent’s and Raheny. Last week of the tournament this Sunday from 1pm against Lucan Sarsfields.
Quicker to the ball than a Frenchman’s hand, the nursery kids showed all their hurling skills on the astro despite the woeful weather.
Gaelic 4 Mothers going from strength to strength with over 35 participating. Meet on Monday evenings 8.30-9.30 at the clubhouse astro. No experience necessary – all welcome.
Deepest sympathy to Aodhnait Harrington on the passing of her father Aidan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Time running out in the Club Monster Christmas Draw. Please support this worthy - and vital - fundraising effort.
Annual Art Exhibition and wine reception at the Clubhouse on November 27-29. All support welcomed.
Jomac show in aid of the Chernobyl Children's Trust in Holy Faith girls school, Belgrove Road. Pay €10 at the door this Friday night. Starts 8pm sharp.
Dedicated PRO number for clubnote entries on 086 0208094. Mark Evans can also be contacted on his own mobile on 087 959 8022.