Fáilte - Welcome to the team page of the FAOI9 BUACHAILLÍ/U9 BOYS (BORN 2010)
Training is in the club astro at 17:45 each Thursday and on Saturday morning in St Paul's at 11:30
The next game is Hurling v O'Toole's, Saturday March 23rd in St Anne's Park Pitch 23.
The Mars, Pluto and Venus teams will play this game. Please be there by 10.30 so we can get set up. Make sure you bring your hurl and helmet
We have a total of 50 boys registered with the group, if you know anyone that is interested in joining please send them down, they will have a ball.
Matches are usually on at 11 each Saturday morning, we have entered a 3 team league for Northside clubs so each Saturday 30 of the boys will be playing a match and the other 20 boys will be training. We will rotate each week so everyone will get a good mixture of playing and training.
We have split the boys into 5 groups, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Pluto and Uranus. Your boy has been put into one of these groups and you will hvae that team name on Teamer. Each week 3 groups will play a game and 2 groups will train in St Paul's.
We have a great group of mentors but we are always looking for more helping hands especially now as we start playing matches. So if you're interested in helping out just get stuck in and chat to Paul or any of the mentors.
Keep up to date with news in the club by checking our website and our social media. We have active accounts on Facebook and Twitter @ClontarfGAAClub and you can see pictures of matches etc on Instagram @cluaintarbh
The club caters for social sports. If you are interested in practicing some hurling or football so you could practice with your son at home you would be very welcome to try. You might bump into some of the mentors as well. Contact details are on this page.
We'd encourage parents to play the club lotto, only €2 a draw. All proceeds help support club activities.
Play online at bit.ly/ctlotto
SKERRIES HARPS Newbridge House 9th March Hurling
ST SYLVESTERS St Anne's 2nd March Football
Lots of positives to take from the Bears match against Syls especially in a much improved second half performance .It took the boys a while to get to the pace of the game and they tended to be second to the ball in the early exchanges . After conceding some early scores the boys found their feet and with improved tackling and some excellent passing moves they gave Syls a competitive battle . The boys worked tirelessly throughout and came away happy with their efforts . Things to work on include the pickup and not getting blocked but they scored a number of skill points themselves for blocking especially in defence .
CASTLEKNOCK St Anne's Park 23rd February 2018 Hurling
We welcomed Castleknock to St Anne's for the team's first Hurling match. Despite being short many due to mid-term we were able to put out 3 competitive teams who all put on a great display of ground hurling and when the time came to show some excellent striking from the hand. The work the boys have been doing in training is beginning to show but as with everything practice makes perfect and we will need the boys to practice the skills they learn in training. The teams were mentored by Paul, Kevin and Damian.
A cold start by Clontarf saw them go behind early. Braxton Usher was like an octopus in goals saving multiple shots. Soon enough Maxwell and David got stuck in and the defense led the challenge. A good move up from Maxwell to Dan to Tom saw a shot stopped by the castlenock goalie. Another shot from Cian was deflected wide. Cian expertley slotted over the 65 for clontarf. The second half was much brighter from clontarf. Passion was evident throughout. Tadhg was a physical force in the middle. Daniel was excellent in goals picking out the midfielders at ease. Mark and Xavier put in a good shift up front with more saves from castlenock. Although we couldn't close the gap there was lots of positives.!
With some heroic defending from Sean Ryan, Art McNamara and Finn Mularkey the teams were scoreless at half time. Castleknock got a run on us and score a couple of goals to take the lead but in attack Oisin Gough got a lovely goal from an excellent strike from the hand after a powerful run. All played well and enjoyed their first game
Another competitive game between 2 evenly matched teams. Clontarf were able to launch attacks from the long puck outs of Johnny Cryan to the foward line of Robbie Porter and Sam McKeown. The change to full hurling suited the team which resulted in an excellent goal from Eddie Ross. The defence of Cathal Markey and Joe Morrisey held firm and limited Castleknow to only a couple of shots on goal.
A special thanks to Dominic and Sam who played with Castleknock in either half to ensure everyone got a game
ST BRIDGID's Russell Park 16th February 2019 Football