The footballers recorded a fine victory on pitch 34 last week, beating Kilmacud Crokes by 3-9 to 1-6.
Under 16 hurlers: The team crowned a great year last Saturday on Pitch 34 by winning their Div 3 Shield Hurling Final by two points in front of great home support. The conditions were cold, wet and murky and the opposition, St Mark’s, were a big physical side.
But Clontarf's superior skill was the telling factor on a day when scores were at a premium.
Thomas O Donoghue, Robert Diffely and Joey O Grady lead the Clontarf challenge with tough performances, while Matias McDonagh and Brian Forde pulled the strings to create most of Clontarf's scores particularly Ronan McDyers goal in the first half.
Jack McCaffrey's workrate was phenomenal and it was Mark Plunkett (just out of his sick-bed) who provided the three best scores of the match. Such was the team's performance that only one substitution was neccessary and that was to introduce a certain hockey player who arrived late to announce that he wasn't going to lose two matches in one day.....and he didn't.Many thanks to the U14s for their help.
Under 16 footballers: The hard-working lads came from behind to beat St Brigid’s and are worthy winners of the Div 2 league.
Due to the adverse weather conditions, and the number of matches played, Pitch 34 and 35 closed until further notice. Exceptions to the blanket closure are extremely unlikely.
The clubhouse astro is closed at the time of writing, so affected teams should check whether it’s back in operation tonight.
Under 11 football: Clontarf 1A 14 NA Fianna 1A 21
Clontarf 1 B 26 Na Fianna 1B 21
Under nines:Two cracking matches in the last day of the indoor hurling, and the lads were looking forward to meeting “Jedward’s team” - Lucan Sarsfields.The westsiders play better than the twins can sing, winning one and losing the other against a typically spirited Clontarf selection.
Jamie Nesbitt in defence, John Hanley on frees and Conall Kehoe in midfield were superb, but were narrowly beaten in match one.
In the second game, goals from Oscar Langan, Cian Davitt, Conor Ryan and Stephen Evans, and two fine points from Luke Marren, were enough to record an emphatic victory. Thanks to all the parents for support, and to the Langans and Ryans for all their work in the kitchen.
The car and cruise are gone, but there are plenty of prizes still up for grabs this Saturday in the club monster draw. The draw takes place in the club bar from 9pm, with musical entertainment on hand.
The club lunch (and craic into the night) in Croke Park was a hoot, with MC Karl Spain providing a lift from the gloom. Fair play to Rod and the quare fellas on table 5 for taking his ribbing in good spirit. www.clontarfgaa.com