The Stag's Voice: April 18th, 2018

Contents:

  • Summer Lovin' At Scoil
  • A Scoil Reunion 
  • Meet the Members: Mick O'Leary 
  • Other News
  • Team News
  • Fixtures
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SUMMER LOVIN' AT SCOIL

Following lasts year's Beach Ball success, the Scoil Uí Chonaill Ladies' section presents Summer Lovin' at Scoil!

Calling all T-Birds and Pink Ladies to join us on Saturday 26th May for a 50's inspired night at the Stag Bar.

Tickets €15 each
Contact Molly @ 085 705 15 80 or Mairead @ 086 267 53 92
More details to follow - watch this space!


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A SCOIL REUNION

We love a good reunion in Scoil - a chance to catch up with old friends and reminisce on some of Scoil's many glory days. It was great to see, John (Johnny) O Rourke at the Junior Hurling Championship game on Sunday 8 Apr v St Sylvesters as he visited Ireland for a few days. Johnny, who played in the Club for a number of years was a member of the 1958 Junior Hurling Championship winning team (Team picture is on display in the overflow room of the Clubhouse). Johnny also played hurling for Dublin before he emigrated to the UK. Unfortunately, the result did not go our way in Malahide but Johnny was delighted to see the great spirit of the team. Another highlight on the day was the fact that the famous Scoil striped jersey was still being worn - the same jersey that he wore in his time playing for the Club!

Then last Thursday night, Johnny called to the Club to meet some of his old team mates including Club President Dick Murphy, Seamus Bohan, Brian Bohan, John O'Regan, Joe Blake, Larry Mc Veigh and Seamus (Spud) Murphy. Spud brought along the first medal that was ever won by the Club in 1951.

It was lovely to see all the boys together, pictured with Gerry Rowley, reminiscing about their playing careers over 60 years ago!

Great to see you Johnny! 


MEET MICK O'LEARY 

 
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How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
20 years

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
Mick.

Where do you hail from?
Wexford. 

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
Padraig Egan went to Scoil Neasain and my son joined Scoil. 

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
I helped out with underage teams, boys and girls for about 15 years

What was the funniest thing that has happened to you in Scoil?
Being in the company of Brian Kirwan when he has a few pints taken

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? 
Playing cards on Thursday nights. 

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Winning Feile division 2. Watching Scoil return to senior status. 

If Scoil was a country, what would it be? Why?
Jamaica because scoil knows how to party

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
School Principal

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA? 
All sport. 

What is your favourite sporting moment / sportsperson?
 1996 All Ireland Hurling Final.

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’?
Sitting in the clubhouse mid winter wearing overcoat and gloves because heating on the blink. 

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way, what would it be?
Put the phone back in the bar. 


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OTHER NEWS

 

  • Scoil Summer Camps: Mon 16th - Fri 20th July: Cúl Camps (6-12yrs) & Tues 24th - Thurs 26th: Advanced Camp (12-16yrs). Save the Date!
  • Scoil Walking Club will head to Howth for their next outing on Saturday 28th April meeting at Kilester Dart Station @1:30pm. All welcome. 
  • Our Club President, Dick Murphy was delighted to attend the re-opening of the O'Connell Tower, Glasnevin Cemetry along with Br. Pat Madigan and representatives from O'Connells Schools. Deputy Principal, Lynn Kidney introduced the time capsule created by pupils in the school which will stay in the crypt at the bottom of the tower. The tower, which was closed for 45 years, was officially opened by Minister for Finanace, Paschal Donohoe.
  • Workshops introducing corporate governance for sports club run in conjunction with the NEIC are being on Wed 25th April @ 6:30pm - 9pm Marris Football Club, Richmond Rd & Thurs 10th May @ 6:30pm- 9pm Laurence O'Tooles Recreational Centre. Email scoil.pro.eoc@gmail.com for more information.   

TEAM NEWS

 

  • The Boys Hurling Féile is set to take place this Saturday 21st April in St Vincent's Grounds. First game against Cuala begins at 11:30am, followed by games at 12:45, 14:45 and 16:00. All support during the day is greatly appreciated. 
  • A great win for our first Adult Football team in the Championship against St Marks.
  • Well done to our third Adult Football team on a good Championship win against St James Gaels.  
  • Adult Hurlers draw against Vincents in the first round of the Intermediate Championship on Tuesday evening.
  • Due to the recent wet weather, the girls AIG Féile was called off last Saturday but has been rescheduled to take place on the weekend of 19th & 20th May
  • Nursery continue to train in Scoil every Saturday morning from 9:30am - 11am. All newcomers welcome as always!
  • Congratulations to the Nursery Players of the Week -Rory, Oisín, Joannus.
  • Wishing Alex Culligan a speedy recovery after breaking his finger in the Under 11s win against Craobh Ciarán last Saturday.

 

 

LADIES DIVISION 3 

v Raheny 11/04/2018

Raheny 2-14 Scoil 0-8

A very misleading scoreline, as it was a 3 point game until about 10 minutes from the end. 
On a gloomy, cold evening, the St.Annes pitch passed a late pitch inspection from the referee. There was very little between these teams last year and the first half indicated another close game with the lead changing hands a number of times. Towards the end of the half, some fine interplay between the forwards, produced excellent points from Hannah Leahy, Lucy Murphy and Anna Power to give Scoil a halftime lead of 0-8 to 0-6. 

The lead could have been greater, but the team missed a number of well worked scoring opportunities. The wastefulness continued in the second half as several scoreable frees and a penalty were spurned. Our regular free-takers were sadly missed on this occasion. These misses proved vital as Raheny grabbed 2 goals in 2 minutes to seal the victory. There were excellent displays despite defeat by Laura O'Reilly in goal, Molly Power, Kathy Delaney and the resident gazelle Hannah Leahy.  

Next up is a Cup game away to O'Dwyers while the second team look to get their season up and running against Robert Emmets in Scoil on Wednesday, both at 7.15pm.

#UpScoil

UNDER 11 BOYS 

Stop/start to the season so far for Scoil Uí Chonaill U11's with the weather playing havoc with only x5 weekends of game time. 

Story so far. 

  • Scoil v Saggart - F/B (Scoil Loss/ Scoil Win).
  • Lucan Sarsfields v Scoil - Hurling  (Scoil Win / Scoil Draw).
  • Setanta v Scoil - Hurling  (Setanta Win - one game )
  • St Brendans v Scoil - F/B (Scoil Win - one game).
  • Scoil v Craomh Ciarans - Hurling  (Scoil Loss/Scoil Win).

It's been a long time since our A Team  experienced losses in both hurling & football but it will stand to them in the long run. Some excellent matches played to date with strong performances/good attitude from some of the lads. Unfortunately some of our lads took a few bad knocks away to Setanta & home to Craomh, resulting in unplanned visits to temple street (Jack & Alex J). The latter being most unfortunate, as he was only returning to play yesterday - Hope operation goes well and great to hear you can't wait to get back (or so your mum said). Was great to see Jack back in action after his knock, which didn't stop him putting in an excellent showing on Saturday. Hopefully the weather will improve and we can get our weekly matches back on track - Very frustrating for kids/coaches/parents alike.

#UpScoil  

UNDER 10 GIRLS FOOTBALL

v Clanna Gael 14/4/2018

The U’10’s girls made the short journey to Clanna Gael on Saturday, fielding two teams on the day. 
Team Dave/Sinead played extremely well in the first game, particularly in the second half. Abigail’s 3 classy points from play in the second half was a real highlight. Aoibhinn played her best game for Scoil to date, battling hard in mid field, winning regular possession and distributing it well. Caoimhe made sure the defence was solid with some robust tackling. Eabha was calm on the ball and brought other players into the game. Orlaith and Millie competed well throughout the game while Abbey and Cliodhna also stood up to the challenge. 
In the second game, the girls ran out of steam to some extent and it’s clear that the disrupted training has held them back a bit. However overall it was a very positive display.

Team Sean/Aidan had a good outing and showed plenty of determination and skills in their 2 matches. After a slow start for all our team we began to find our flow. Niamh, Aishat, Nessa and Andrea covered great ground during the day especially when playing at midfield, while Sadhbh played well in defence. Aoife, Martha, Laura and Aibhilin contributed well from all positions. Once we can start well and keep it going this group will be hard to beat. 

#UpScoil


UNDER 9 GIRLS FOOTBALL 

On a very difficult morning for football with rain falling from the start of the match till the final whistle, our under 9 team showed great grit and commitment. With a large panel we were able to give those who hadn't played Saturday some more game time. Joya and Priya took well to the wet conditions and linked up with other players in all positions. One of our newest players, Alice made a great contribution throughout the match as did Aifric, Aisling and Sarah. Alex, Ella and Taiya made some great tackles and helped swing the momentum to Scoil. All in all a great performance for such difficult conditions.  

Next weekend it's is back to Camogie so check out Heja for further details  

#UpScoil

UNDER 9 BOYS 

v Fingallains 14/4/2018

We got a chance to test ourselves against one of the stronger teams in the hurling league when Fingallians came to Clontarf Roadon Saturday morning. The coaches were really pleased with the strong performances of all our teams, especially the use of the new skills that we have practiced in training. The only slight difference, if any, between Scoil and Fingallians was their confidence at air hurling. The coaches have asked all players to practice their jab lift at home this week. By quickly mastering air hurling skills, the future could be very bright for this group of players.

Maroon Team: Jake did a hook exactly the way we have practiced by moving into the ‘lunge’ position while stretching his hurley out to block his opponent’s swing. We hope that his uncle Alan was watching as he could learn a few lessons on defending from Jake. Sean did some super long clearances by keeping his head down and following through with his swing. He took several knocks, but bravely kept coming back stronger and stronger. Our goal keeper Eoin always looked up to find players in space and delivered long, accurate puc outs that put us on the attack. Jamie grew into the game and in the second half was organising his defence and getting close to his opponents to prevent them from lifting the ball. 

Amber Team: Ben showed that he has been paying attention to his coaches by cleverly moving behind an opponent to take him by surprise with a perfect hook. Cian H showed his skills by repeatedly doubling on moving ball – on the ground and in the air. This is a really difficult skill to master and shows that he has been practicing at home. Darragh prevented his opponent from striking by using into the lunge position and ‘building a wall’ to block his opponent. We hear that Stephen O’Keefe is worried about the competition from Rian whose enormous puc outs set up many attacks for us. 

Blue Team: James did some excellent striking on both left and right sides and following through with his swing to drive the sliotar long distance. In his first ever hurling match, Brodie put in a strong performance got close to opponents to prevent them from lifting and striking. Jeaic also had a super game and kept getting close to his opponents to tackle and clash. 

All-in-all, this was a great game with really encouraging performances. We look forward to continued progress against Beann Eadair on Sat 21 April.  

#UpScoil


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The Stag's Voice: April 11th, 2018

Contents:

  • Easter Camps
  • Oneness Gala 
  • NEIC Governance Workshops
  • Meet the Members: Adam Wilson
  • Other News
  • Team News
  • Fixtures
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SCOIL EASTER CAMPS

A great turn out for the second week of our Easter Camps with over 100 of our juvenile members in attendance. Our teenage members are pictured above at the end of their advanced camp. No doubt all the extra hard work perfecting both hurling and football skills will be showcased on the pitch over the coming weeks. 

 If you missed out on these camps, never fear. Summer is coming and there are plenty more football and hurling filled weeks on the horizon. Keep these dates in your diary!

Mon 16th - Fri 20th July: Cúl Camps (6-12yrs) 
Tues 24th - Thurs 26th July: Advanced Camp (12-16yrs)  


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ONENESS GALA

As you know from our Club launch night and previous newsletters, we're looking to reach out to our US family, friends and colleagues to support our Oneness Gala fundraiser in Chicago in September. We picked up some great contacts from members at the Club launch night and we wanted to outline the way in which these contacts will be used.  

The 3 step process is as follows:

1. Club member passes on their name and the name of their contact to a member of the Committee

2. Committee forward a copy of the 'Introduction' letter to the Club member to email to their Contact with some information on the event, a link to the promotional Video and the contact details of our event coordinator, Sheila Kelly and

3. Sheila follows up with all the details of the event and the many ways it can be supported from taking a table to auction prizes to sponsorship.

We'd love to hear from anyone else who has some contacts in the US too or maybe you have a corporate contact in Ireland who would be interested in sponsoring an element of the event. It might be a cousin working for Kerry Group, a friend living in Chicago or a work colleague with great connections - everything can help!

You can contact:

Ramona Kennedy:ramonaorourke@eircom.net   086 857 9000
Niamh Farrelly: niamhmurphy255@gmail.com    086 311 1895
Dave Walley: dwalley110@gmail.com   087 235 9679
Sheila Kelly: sheilakelly@oneness2018.com 086 878 2860

 

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SECURE THE FUTURE OF OUR CLUB

Interested in becoming more involved in the running of the club? Workshops introducing corporate governance for sports club run in conjunction with the NEIC are being held in the coming weeks. This gives a valuable opportunity for club members to get involved in the future running of the club.
 

Wed 25th April @ 6:30pm - 9pm Marris Football Club, Richmond Rd.
Thurs 10th May @ 6:30pm- 9pm Laurence O'Tooles Recreational Centre.


If you are interested in attending or would like more information about these workshops, please email scoil.pro.eoc@gmail.com


MEET ADAM WILSON

 
 This dual-star appreciates the simpler things in life - home match banter and a good aul stretch, Scoil's very own GI Joe...

This dual-star appreciates the simpler things in life - home match banter and a good aul stretch, Scoil's very own GI Joe...

 

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
First togged out at 8 years old, so nearly 21 years now.

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
Willo usually.

Where do you hail from?
Born in the North Strand. Mother hails from Carrickmines, father hails from Tanzania- neither a GAA stronghold!

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
My mother brought me down after getting recommended to her by her friend (Orla O'Carroll).
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Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
Adult hurler and footballer for the past 12 years, some great league and playoff wins, most notably last year in the hurling. Still won't be satisfied until the two championships are won!

What was the funniest thing that has happened to you in Scoil?
Wasn't funny at the time but I can kind of look back and laugh now: We were playing Good Counsel away in a division 5 adult league game, probably about 10 years ago. We needed to win to make the playoffs. We were up by 2 points, well into added time in the last play of the match, ball gets played across our goal, I slid to try and put it out for a 45, I ended up putting it in the top corner of our own goal, Robbie Keane would of been proud of the finish!

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? 
Maurice Fitzgerald side-lines, and more time stretching than playing.

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
We've had some great moments in both football and hurling playoffs. Most recently the Towers win last year. But the one that stand out for me is when we played Skerries Harps about 9 years in a Intermediate championship game, they were playing division 2 football we were playing division 5. We bet them in extra-time in a savage game of football, it gave us massive belief going forward.

If Scoil was a country, what would it be? Why?
Iceland, small population, still able to qualify for major tournaments

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
Signalman Irish Defence Forces. Strength and conditioning on the side.

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
Anything sport science related. Watching most sports in particular Rugby, Snooker and boxing.

What is your favourite sporting moment / sportsperson?
 Sexton's drop goal against France this year is right up there, along with Clucko's winning free in 2011.

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’?
The banter on the sideline at home matches can be quiet amusing.

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way, what would it be?
I think with the weather is what is it is these days, an all-weather pitch is going to be a necessity in the future. A heater for the gym, and a cold water immersion room would be next on my list.


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OTHER NEWS

  • Under 9 hurling team are looking for an experienced hurling coach to help out with training sessions. Contact John Kelly on 086 606 2525.
  • Congratulations to the Dublin Minors and our very own Hannah Leahy following a great win against Kildare in the Leinster Championship Semi-Final.

TEAM NEWS

 

  • The AIG Féile is set to take place this Saturday 14th April in St Patrick's Donabate. Scoil's Under 13s and 14s girls have been hard at work preparing for this competition over the past couple of weeks. Get out to support the girls on Saturday!
  • A great win for the Under 13 boys following a last minute point against Faughs. 
  • Congratulations to Liam, Jessica and Fionn - Nursery Players of the Week (pictured below) 
  • Nursery continue to train in Scoil every Saturday morning from 9:30am - 11am. All newcomers welcome as always!

UNDER 15 GIRLS 

v Round Towers Clondalkin 7/4/18

Owing to injuries and illness and holidays we had only the bare fifteen to play this game while Round Towers arrived with 22 players.  Add to that the fact that many of the girls had arrived home exhausted  from their Carlingford trip the previous evening and we could see we were up against it. So it proved. Round Towers went into the attack straight away with two points but as the match went on we began to catch up and were just four points behind at half time 3.5 to our 3.1. Tiredness played its part in the second half when Towers attacked with gusto playing their seven subs with their fresh legs against our tired players.  At the final whistle it was Round Towers who came out deserving winners Round Towers 7.111. Scoil 4.2.

Despite their win there were some great performances from our girls. Our two new members Amelia and Liadan proved to be great additions to the team. Sadhbh Murphy played her heart out and Holly slammed in three goals which were cleverly passed to her by Siofra M in a great display of team spirit. Aine played with guts and determination but overall the tired legs proved to be their undoing.

No game next Saturday because of Feile and we wish the girls every success.

 

UNDER 10 CAMOGIE

v Erins Isle/ Fingallians 7/4/18

To ensure that matches got played the under 9’s and 10’s girls teams moved west for the weekend and played Saturday and Sunday in National Sports Academy in Abbotstown.  While for some girls this mean playing 5 games over the weekend, it meant that after the bad weather, we got to finally see all the efforts of training on the pitch

Team: Aoife, Nessa, Ella, Aoibhinn, Caoimhe, Eabha, Taiya, Abigail  Alex, Laura, Aibhilín, Sadhbh, Niamh, Aishat, Emily, Joya, Priya, Millie, Martha, Orlaith , Lauren 

Saturday was the first camogie outing of the year for the year for the u10’s girls. The weather disrupted season meant the girls were a bit rusty starting off but they soon got into their stride and produced strong performances particularly against Erin’s Isle.

Team Dave/Aidan had many notable performers none more so than Tayia who’s striking out of hand was a joy to behold. Nessa and Caoimhe made some excellent stops in goal and their long puck outs put Scoil on the front foot. Abigail’s ground hurling was of the highest standard, clearly benefiting from some practice with hurling mad Dad, Liam. Aoibhinn battled hard while Sadhbh cleared plenty of ball from the back. Lauren and Emily are a real sister act always eager to get involved in the action. Aoife showed that not only is she a great goalie but she has a good eye for goal too given half a chance.  Eabha proved she has a strong future in camogie as well as football (Dad Aidan take note!).

Team Sinead/Sean battled hard from start to finish and showed a fast improving skill level following the slow start to the season. Aishat dominated the play as usual and her persistence for our first goal was typical of the effort put in by the whole team all afternoon. It was great to see the terrific twins Joya and Priya back in Scoil colours and their contribution was immense throughout. One special mention must go to Alex who got a bad belt in an accidental collision but carried on as if nothing had happened in true Scoil ui Chonaill tradition.

 

UNDER 9 CAMOGIE

v Raheny/ Clann na Gael 8/4/18

Team: Sinead/Aidan: Aisling, Aifric, Aoife, Abbey, Sarah, Orlaith, Ciana, Caoimhe, Emily, 

Played 2 matches against Raheny and Clann na Gael and played very well from start to finish. In both games we started very fast and were scoring goals regularly with excellent ground striking. With everyone getting an opportunity to play in every position, all our skills were put to good use. Emily and Aisling never stopped running all day. Sarah and Abbey worked a great partnership stopping goals as well as scoring goals in the second game. Aoife, Orlaith and Caoimhe played well in all positions with some great striking and blocking. Aifric and Ciana both got stuck in with some important blocks and passes. It was a fantastic display for our second camogie outing of the year for this team and with more practice and concentration this team will be hard to beat.

Team: Sean: Nessa, Roisin, Taiya, Alex, Aibhilin, Lena, Cliodhna, Emilie, Blaithín

Had a very successful morning with all players contributing to two fantastic displays against Clann na Gael and Raheny. While the games were competitive in the first half on the ground as soon as the signal was given to start lifting there was only one team in it.  A word of mention to Blaithín  who played her first go-games match as able substitute for our next youngest player Roisín when she got tired.


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The Stag's Voice: April 4th, 2018

Contents:

  • Get Scoil Branded 
  • Chicago Launch
  • Meet the Members: Podge Kinsella
  • Other News
  • Team News
  • Fixtures

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GET SCOIL BRANDED

This week we'll be launching our new, extensive range of Scoil Adidas Gear. There's something here for all our members - players and supporters alike! Get yourself kitted out in the latest Scoil Style. 

This is a fleeting opportunity to get your hands on this gear. Drop into our 'pop-up shop' to order and view the full range of gear. 

April 6th @7pm - 9pm: Clubhouse, Clontarf Rd
April 7th @ 10am -12pm: O'Connell School Hall


Gear is also available to order online NOW through this link. Note: Online ordering will close on Saturday 7th April @ 12pm SHARP. 

Want to get your hands on some free gear? Like and share our Facebook post to be in with the chance of winning yourself some of this fantastic gear. 


CHICAGO LAUNCH

Last Thursday evening we officially launched the 'Oneness Gala' - our next exciting fundraising venture. A promotional video was launched on the night that takes a look back at Scoil's unique history and the important work our club continues to do today. If you haven't already seen the video, take a look at it here. It's sure to make you proud to be part of such a uniquely special club.  

An update on the planning and preparation for this event was given on Thursday night by Colm Kennedy. Find out more information about the event here

 

MEET PODGE KINSELLA

 
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How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
In my 3rd year now so quite new to the club.

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
Podge or Kinsey (due to there being another 3 Podges)

Where do you hail from?
The hurling stronghold of County Carlow

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
Mark Golden mentioned it to me one day in the showers of the Irish life gym.

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
I play hurling for the men's team and I have participated in two football games in my first two years.

What was the funniest thing that has happened to you in Scoil?
Myself (Kinky Kinsella) and Podge Naughton (Naughty Naughton) running the women's bingo.

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
Being one of the four Podges on the hurling squad. This can be quite confusing when training. I remember one occurrence where there was a match where three of us were in the same forward line. The defenders couldn't read any calls being made and neither could we!

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Promotion to senior hurling.

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
I work in IT in Irish Life.

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
I enjoy the odd cycle around the hills of Mount Leinster. It's also somewhat embarrassing to be struggling to keep up with my 60 year old father.

What is your favourite sporting moment / sportsperson?
Getting promoted last year due to the achievement and drama of winning in the dying moments of the game. 

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’?
Players are always greeted with a handshake from Peter Morley arriving to each training session, a good start to the session.

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way, what would it be?
Extension of the astro section at the hurling wall, and the wall itself. 


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OTHER NEWS

 

  • Our next junior Trad session takes place this Friday, 6th April @7pm - 8pm in the clubhouse. All welcome.
  • Scoil Walking Club had an enjoyable morning on their first outing last Easter Saturday walking to the Bull Wall. Keep an eye on the newsletter for information about their next walk.  
  • Save the Date: The Christian Brothers are holding a gathering on 3rd May @ 7:30pmin the Edmund Rice House, North Richmond St. All are welcome for mass, followed by an evening of music, food and good company.  

TEAM NEWS

 

  • Our first Advanced Easter Camp was held last Tuesday and Wednesday and attended by nearly 40 of our teenage members. 
  • Nursery continue to train in Scoil every Saturday morning from 9:30am - 11am. All newcomers welcome as always! 

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The Stag's Voice: March 28th, 2018

Contents:

  • Chicago Launch
  • Let's Get Geared Up
  • Easter Camp
  • Meet the Members: Joey Ryan
  • Other News
  • Team News
  • Fixtures

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CHICAGO LAUNCH

Exciting things are on the way to Scoil! We are getting ready for our next big fundraising venture and what better way to find out about this exciting project than to join us in the Stag Bar this Thursday 29th March at 8:30pm. 

We will be launching the 'Oneness Gala' - an event that is set to take place in Chicago this coming September. To promote this exciting event, a video that encompases all that is special in our club will be previewed on the night. 

Join us for a night of craic and ceol and find out more about this great event!

All Welcome!


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LET'S GET GEARED UP

It's fair to say that members of Scoil have always been a step ahead of the game in the fashion stakes thanks to our striking colours and unique jerseys. Now it's time to take our Scoil style to a whole new level. 

We have a large range of new Adidas gear on the way that is sure to make a lasting impression. Whether you're a player or a supporter there are plenty of new items to tickle your fancy! There will be a 'pop up' shop in the clubhouse on two seperate days to give you a chance to see the gear and place an order.


April 6th: 7-9pm & April 7th 11am-1pm

 

Note: This is a once off opportunity to order your gear so act fast! Online ordering will also be available on these days. The full range of gear will also be available to view at the Chicago Launch on Thursday night in the clubhouse. 


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EASTER CAMPS

Our Advanced Easter Camps got off to a successful start yesterday morning with nearly 40 players in attendance. Our kids camps will take place next week from the 3rd - 6th April

Contact Thomas Gleeson (085) 113 7728 to book a spot


MEET JOEY RYAN

 
 No man (or goal post) is safe when the chap steps on to the pitch, back with a bang, he's got high hopes for Scoil Hurling this season #TrustTheProcess

No man (or goal post) is safe when the chap steps on to the pitch, back with a bang, he's got high hopes for Scoil Hurling this season #TrustTheProcess

 

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
Just started my 19th year in the club.

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
Joe or Joey usually.

Where do you hail from?
Grew up in Raheny, recently moved to Clontarf

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
Hurler and footballer. Recently broke my arm playing for the senior hurlers, making the comeback soon #TrustTheProcess

What was the funniest thing that has happened to you in Scoil?
Allegedly running into a goalpost, hence the broken arm. Allegedly.

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
It used to be ‘Mick Ryan’s little brother’, but I’d like to think I’ve outgrown that!

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Without doubt, being promoted to senior hurling for the first time in my lifetime last year. Hoping to replicate that this year and push for Division 1. Captaining the minor team in 2012 was also an enjoyable year!

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
Secondary school teacher.

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
Huge fan of all American sports.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” - Wayne Gretzky - Michael Scott

What is your favourite sporting moment / sportsperson?
John Terry’s slip in the penalty shootout against United in 2008

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’?
Peter Morley surveying the lands before every match. Rain, hail, sleet or snow. What a man.

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way, what would it be?
To extend the clubhouse out and have an indoor astro pitch.


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OTHER NEWS

  • Scoil Walking Club will have their first walk on Easter Saturday meeting in the club at 12:30pm. Walk to Bull Wall and back, light refreshments will be served afterwards.
  • Save the Date: The Christian Brothers are holding a gathering on 3rd May @ 7:30pm in the Edmund Rice House, North Richmond St. All are welcome for mass, followed by an evening of music, food and good company.

TEAM NEWS

  • Well done to the Under 13 boys who finished top of their grading league following two great wins at the weekend.
  • Another superb performance from the U11 girls continue their unbeaten record.
  • U15 girls lose out to Na Fianna despite strong performance
  • Nursery continue to train in Scoil every Saturday morning. All newcomers welcome as always! 
  • Girls from Mount Carmel and Larkin College pictured after taking part in a blitz in Scoil on Friday morning as part of the North Inner City Project.
  • Nursery Players of the Week pictured after training last Saturday morning.

 

UNDER 15 GIRLS 

v Na Fianna home 24/3/2018

Despite it being a such a high scoring game the girls came out the wrong end of this encounter. Na Fianna scored first and it was some time before we began to catch up on them. By half  time we had reduced the score  and were just a goal behind. As we usually play even better in the second half we were expecting the girls to go out all guns blazing but today it wasn’t to be as league winners Na Fianna added score after score and despite our best efforts we just couldn’t keep up. In any other game a score of 6 goals would have been a winning one but today it was not to be. Final score Na Fianna 8.5  Scoil 6.5. 

Our scorers were Isabelle, Siofra Holly Eve and Sadhbh P. Jody  and of course Lia made some wonderful saves. No games at the Easter break but we take on Round Towers on the 7th April in Clondalkin.


FIXTURES

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The Stag's Voice: March 21st, 2018

Contents:

  • Scoil Heads Stateside
  • Easter Camp Bookings
  • Irish Officer Wanted
  • Meet the Members: Daragh Levin
  • Other News
  • Team News
  • Fixtures

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Scoil Heads Stateside

I'm sure you've heard the news of Scoil's latest venture that's set to take the club Stateside next September!

Join us in the Stag Bar on Thursday 29th March to launch our latest fundraising initiative. We will be previewing a promotional video that shows a snapshot of our special club. This video will be used to promote the event in Chicago over the coming months.

As a Club, we have a unique and special history which is more than just a collection of GAA teams. Our recent success on and off the field, including our Strictly Event, Dressing Room/Gym project and our league promotions, ensure that we thrive on punching above our weight. We also look to our wider community where we play a role in ensuring the inclusion of sport in the lives of young people. Our recent appointment to work with Dublin Ladies GAA in supporting the Dublin North East Inner City initiative is an example of our involvement. We want to secure the future for our Club and continue to support our wider community.

Drop in, have a pint and find out how you can get involved or support this exciting new adventure for Scoil!

All Welcome!


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Scoil Easter Camps

Time is running out but if you haven't booked a spot for your child at the Scoil Uí Chonaill Easter Camps, there are still a couple of places left to fill! 

Junior Camp (4-12years)
4 days: 3-6th April
Time: 9:30-1:30
Cost: €40, 2nd child  €30, 3rd child €25

Advanced Camp (U13-U16)
2 days: 27th & 28th March
Time: 9:30-1:30
Cost: €20
 

To book please contact Thomas at (085) 113 7728‬


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Irish Officer Wanted

We love all things Irish in Scoil and what better way to show our grá than using our cúpla focail around the club!
We're on the lookout for anyone with a love of Irish to take on the role of Irish Officer in the club. This role will involve helping to promote the use of Irish language and culture in the club.

Each Club is required in have an Irish language and Culture officer, in accordance with rule 7.2 of the Club constitution. The main role of the Irish Language and Culture Officer is to promote the use of the Irish language and to promote cultural activities such as Irish music and dancing in the Club. The Culture & Language Officer position should be filled by someone who has a good working knowledge of the Irish language. 

The officer should provide a back-up service in the use of Gaeilge for all Officers and Members and encourage and promote the use of Irish phrases in the clubs business. Cultural activities should be organised through the very popular GAA Scór competition. This is also a great way of including more people in the Club. He/she should also liaise closely with the County Irish Officer and any relevant Committee and with other Irish/cultural organisations in the area.

For more information on this see the chapter on ‘Culture and Heritage in the GAA’.

The Irish Officer would be involved in organising events such as a ceilí night, tráth na gceist, Irish language night, Pop Up Gaeltacht and Scór. Plenty of support will be given from the club to anyone who wishes to take on this role. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this role, please send an email to scoil.pro.eoc@gmail.com. 


Garda Vetting

If you are a mentor or help out with teams in any capacity within the cub, you must be Garda Vetted through the club. Contact our Child Protection Officer, Aideen if you have any queries or need to complete the vetting process. 
                                                          Aideen Lawlor (086) 312 2130


Meet Daragh Levin!

 

                             This local lad was first dragged to Scoil kicking and screaming....                              now we'll never get rid of him! Nice hurler, even nicer guy!

                            This local lad was first dragged to Scoil kicking and screaming....
                             now we'll never get rid of him! Nice hurler, even nicer guy!

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
15 years

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
Levins/Levs

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
I was unwillingly dragged down to the blitz aged 4 crying my eyes out

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
Learning the trade

What was the funniest thing that has happened to you in Scoil?
Don't think im allowed talk about it here

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
Being a nice guy

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Witnessing Aaron Linnane cry after being hit by a 13 year old girl is hard to top

If Scoil was a country, what would it be?
USA, bunch of random people together led by great leaders

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
Business and Economics

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
Questionable dancing

What is your favourite sporting moment / sportsperson?
Steven Gerrard's do not let this slip speech

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’?
Have to be our unique jerseys

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way, what would it be?
Goose poison


Want to feature in the Stag's Voice?

As a Club, we really pride ourselves on the close-knit community that we have at Scoil Uí Chonaill - help us in our effort in getting to know all of our members by filling out the Meet the Member's Questionnaire


Other News

  • Double Bill: Tickets are now available for the Dublin Hurlers v Tipperary and Dublin Footballers v Monaghan on Sunday 25th March in Croke Park.
  • Save the Date: The Christian Brothers are holding a gathering on 3rd May @ 7:30pm in the Edmund Rice House, North Richmond St. All are welcome for an evening of mass, music, food and good company.  

Team News

  • Under 14 hurlers brave the freezing temperatures on Saturday morning to take home a great win against O'Tooles. 
  • Mothers and Others are set to return training this Tuesday in Scoil from 7pm - 8pm. All newcomers welcome as always! 

 

UNDER 14 HURLING

v O'Tooles 17/3/2018

Scoil 1:4  O’Tooles 0:3
Scoil had their first match of 2018 in Hurling last Saturday. It was a close match first half with only 2 scores in total however after half time Scoil came out fighting and dominated large portions of the second half aided by a strong wind. Some fine points from Jack and a goal from Thomas was enough to earn the win. Scoil remain unbeaten this year in football and hurling. Well done to all.

 


Fixtures

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