The Stag’s Voice: January 16th, 2019

Stag's Voice banner.PNG
  1. Blue Buno

  2. Ladies line out for the Dubs

  3. Team News

  4. Training Schedules

  5. Gallery

  6. Dinner Dance 2019

  7. Raffle Tickets

  8. Other news


Blue Buno

Congratulations to our Senior Goalkeeper Andy Bunyan who started for Dublin on Saturday night in the Semi-Final of the O’Byrne Cup against Meath. Andy, or ‘Buno’ to those more familiar, played a starring role for Dublin, with crucial saves and superb kick outs in difficult conditions in Parnell Park.

A very tense affair, the game finished level, with both teams scoring a respectable 1-12. In somewhat rare circumstances, the game went straight to penalties, which is where Andy shined. He saved a crucial penalty for Dublin as they won 3-1 in the shootout. See pictures of the evening below!

Andy has been with the Dublin panel for just over a year at this stage, and it is fair to say that everyone in the club is immensely proud of him. The importance of having a representative of the club on the Dublin panel cannot be overstated, so keep it up Bunyan!

The final of the O’Byrne Cup will be played against Westmeath this Friday @ 7pm in Parnell Park - a huge Scoil support would be great to see!

Buno saves a penalty vs. Meath. Phot cred: Sam Barnes, Sportsfile.

Buno saves a penalty vs. Meath. Phot cred: Sam Barnes, Sportsfile.

Photo cred: Sam Barnes, Sportsfile

Photo cred: Sam Barnes, Sportsfile

Photo cred: Sam Barnes, Sportsfile

Photo cred: Sam Barnes, Sportsfile

Andy Bunyan with juvenile player Alex Courtney after the game.

Andy Bunyan with juvenile player Alex Courtney after the game.


Dubs Stars

A huge congratulations to Scoil Uí Chonaill members Hannah Leahy, Aideen Naughton and Sinéad de Burca on an amazing achievement last weekend, as they each represented the club at the Dubs Stars event.

Hannah made the amazing achievement of starting for the Dublin Senior Ladies football team, a feat which has never been achieved by a Scoil Uí Chonaill player before, so a huge congratulations to Hannah from all at the club.

Hannah Leahy has played a starring role for the club over the past number of years, and her hard work and dedication was typified by her being given the No. 12 jersey on Sunday morning. She played the full game for Dublin (hopefully the first of many) and was part of the winning side. Well done Hannah!

hl2.PNG

Aideen Naughton and Sinéád de Burca both lined out for the Navy Team in the New Ireland Assurance Junior Dubs Stars game on Sunday morning in DCU. Both Aideen and Sinéad have a great history with Scoil Uí Chonaill, so seeing them lining up for the Dubs Stars side on Sunday was a very proud moment for both player and club alike.

Aideen and Sinéad each scored a goal in a high scoring affair, as the game finished Blue Team 6-8 to Navy Team 3-4. Indeed the match report on the DLGFA website states that "Scoil Ui Chonaills Sinead de Burca was set up by O`Sullivan for a magnificent goal 2 minutes from time". 

The goal was greeted by the biggest cheer of the game from the large attendance. Sinead is too modest to admit that she has scored plenty of similar goals for Scoil. All the players received commemorative medals and retained the specially designed jerseys.The article to the game report can be found here.

JR.PNG
AN.PNG

Team News

As the season approaches, most teams are back training. It is a testament to the character and commitment of both coaches and players alike that we are only into the second week of January and teams are well and truly underway. As the club grows, it is becoming apparent that goals for teams are being set from the outset of the season. As a player, I understand the importance of this, and I encourage one and all to set personal targets for the upcoming season. As the season materialises, these goals can be adjusted, but I believe it is vital that each mentor, coach, player and supporter has some form of a goal for the season ahead.

The work that goes on behind the scenes is sometimes overlooked, so I would like to thank everyone for their continued commitment to improving this great club week in, week out.

Senior Footballers and Hurlers have been working very hard to get themselves in good shape for the upcoming season. Players are undertaking a rigorous training schedule which will allow them to compete at the high level that is expected in the Senior Dublin Leagues. Both sides lined out at the weekend for their first pre-season games. The hurlers were narrowly beaten by Peregrines in a closely fought contest on Friday evening. The footballers were successful in their trip to Balbriggan on Sunday afternoon, facing Duleek Bellewstown GFC. On a cold and windy evening, the players battled to win by a margin of 6 points.

Our acquirement of Alfie Byrne Road on Saturday mornings is a huge success for the club, and has already been utilised by most of our juvenile panels. The following message is from the Under 8 Team:

“The under 8s started back training last Saturday and availed of the Clontarf pitches. Monday night training also commenced this week. Lots of hurling practice this week in advance of the commencement of the indoor hurling event in Gormanston College which starts on Sunday 20th January. There will be 2 slots for the under 8s so plenty of opportunity to practice their hurling.”

Well done to the Under 8 team, and indeed all juvenile teams on their hard work - the future looks bright!


TRAINING SCHEDULES

Training schedules have been laid out for the upcoming weeks and is set as follows:

ALFIE BYRNE ROAD - Saturdays

Nursery - 9.45 - 11 a.m.

Under 8/9/10/11 Boys - 10-11 a.m.

Under 12/13/14/15 Boys: 11-12 p.m.

Under 9-11 Girls: 11-12 p.m.

Under 16 Girls: 11-12 p.m.

Senior Hurling: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7.15-8.00 p.m. in Scoil.

Senior Football: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 8.00-9.15 p.m. in Scoil.

*Please note - all schedules are subject to change.*

To showcase the commitment that has gone in at this early stage of the 2019 season, please see the gallery below!


Gallery

IMG-2399.JPG
training.jpg
baths recovery.jpg
nursery training january 10th 2019.jpg
u13 training jan 12th.jpg
u13 training jan 12th 2.jpg
morning training.jpg
training jan 9th 2019 hurling.jpg
nursery training january 10th 2019.jpg
20190112_105021_resized.jpg
IMG-20190112-WA0000.jpg
baths recovery sat 11th january 2019.jpg

Dinner Dance 2019

Another update on the Scoil Dinner Dance 2019! The tickets for the Scoil Uí Chonaill Dinner Dance are available to be collected and paid for in the club on Thursday evening (17th January) from Declan Hoban at 8.30 p.m.

We have sold just over 170 tickets so far. There is room for around another 30, so anyone who is yet to purchase a ticket can do so.

To pay for pre-booked tickets please transfer the money to the Scoil Ui Chonaill account details:
IE66 BOFI 9005 7823 0590 64
BOFIIE2D

If you pay online please text Declan Hoban your name and the number of tickets paid for on 0876539943.

Dinner Dance 2019_Save the Date.png

Raffle Tickets

The deadline for the Club National Draw tickets are drawing to a close, so just a gentle reminder that tickets and money are to be handed back in by the 4th of February to TJ Farrelly. This is a crucial initiative to supporting the club so I urge all members to do their utmost to help the club to sell their tickets! The club greatly appreciates all effort in this fundraiser.

FB-Cover-Club-Draw.jpg

Other News

  • Our annual Christmas bag packing in Nolan’s supermarket on the 22nd of December was greatly successful, with the club raising just over €2390 in funds. A massive thank you to anyone who was involved in this great initiative!

  • The annual ‘Mentors Night’ has been scheduled for the 16th of February in the club (again, subject to change). There will be a big push for this nearer the time for anyone in the club to come down and enjoy an evening in the club, but until then, save the date!

The Stag's Voice: January 9th, 2019

Capture.PNG
 

Welcome to 2019

Welcome all members to 2019! I would like to begin the first newsletter of 2019 by thanking our former PRO Alan Cronin for all of his hard work over the past number of years. Alan has put in huge amounts of work both on and off the pitch since he began his role as PRO, and deserves massive credit for taking the club to new heights in terms of its PR.

The weekly newsletter will stay the same, Wednesday evenings at 8pm. This stage of the season is usually quiet in terms of news, so bare with us!

Training is back for most teams, and contact details can be found for teams at the bottom of the newsletter.

Wishing everyone a very happy new year, with success both on and off the pitch.

Joey Ryan, PRO.


Dinner Dance 2019

Now for some exciting news! Scoil annual Dinner Dance takes place in Clontarf Castle on January 26th, 2019. This years dinner dance promises to be as exciting as any other, and tickets are flying out.

Tickets are still available and can be booked by texting Declan Hoban at 0876539943.

Break bread with clubmates, toast our successes, recognise our star performers and look forward to 2019 at this Feile le Cheile in the Castle.

Don’t miss the Scoil Dinner Dance 2019!

Dinner Dance 2019_Save the Date.png

Raffle Tickets

National club draw tickets for 2019 have been distributed and are to be returned to TJ Farrelly by Monday the 4th of February. These tickets are very important as all profits go directly to the club, plus you may win some great prizes!

FB-Cover-Club-Draw.jpg

Other News

  • Training is back for Senior Football and Hurling. Should you wish to contact anyone regarding training or other general queries, the names and numbers are as follows:

    GENERAL ENQUIRIES:

     SCOILCLG@GMAIL.COM

     

    MEN'S FOOTBALL:

    EMAIL: JOHN COADY OR PHONE: 087 2483182

     

    MEN'S HURLING:

    EMAIL: DAVE WALLEY OR PHONE: 086 2777787

     

    LADIES FOOTBALL:

    EMAIL: JONATHAN ROCK OR PHONE: 087 2593298

     

    JUVENILE:

    EMAIL: RONAN MURPHY OR PHONE: 087 9295105

  • If you don’t already follow us - please like our page on Facebook as there will be weekly updates with activities ongoing in the club!

The Stag's Voice: November 28th, 2018

Capture.PNG
 

AGM 2018

The Scoil Uí Chonaill 2018 Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday November 29th @8pm SHARP in the Clubhouse.

We ask that all members in their utmost capacity attend — what is discussed at this meeting serves as a transparent review of the year gone by, and a basis for what we will see in the year ahead.

Please respect fellow attendees and arrive on time.

So that’s 8pm Greenwich Mean Time (UTC +0), not 8pm Scoil Standard Time (UTC +0.5)!☻

Interested in the Executive or how the Club is run?

Please feel free to get in touch with any member of the Executive to get a perspective — remember; showing interest doesn’t mean being assigned a job — we welcome all levels of curiosity!

 

Congratulations Hannah!

Well done & congrats to Scoil woman Hannah Leahy who topped off a mightily impressive year with being awarded the Dublin Minor Players’ Player of the Year award at the Dublin Ladies Awards night last Saturday.

An incredible achievement for this shining Scoil & Dubs star! We all know the ones voted for by teammates are the ones that matter ;)

Capture.PNG

Wait, there’s more from Scoil Ladies!

Congratulations also to Sinead de Burca and Aideen Naughton who have been chosen to represent Scoil first and second teams on the Junior Dub Stars team. 

Well done ladies!

 
Happiness is…

Happiness is…

Nollaig Shona Nursery!

There were no Nursery Players of the week this week…but only because they’re ALL players of the year :)

It was the last Nursery before Christmas and so it was decided instead to have some ‘treats’ for the kids on a morning which saw a great turn out again (sure I would have shown up myself if I’d known there were treats!)

We’d like to wish everyone who does such an amazing job driving this crucial aspect of the Club week-in, week-out an enjoyable few weeks off!

 

AFL7 Promotion Final

Hard luck to our AFL7 Footballers who were beaten by the better team on the day in their league promotion final on Sunday, away to Cuala.

This is team has been knocking hard on the door to AFL6 since promotion from AFL8 a few years ago, and their success is not only deserved, but crucial to the success of our Senior Football team.

No doubt the team will be looking forward to the promising group of Minors coming their way fresh from their own Championship final campaign.

Scoil Abú!

 

See pictures from the match below — thanks once again to photographer Ramona Kennedy!

 

Scoil Gear Orders Trickling In

Many of you were delighted to receive a long awaited email regarding your gear orders being ready for collection.

Now some of you are saying ‘HUH? I didn’t get it’, or maybe some of you heard from others that they got their order.

Don’t panic, we have yours too but if you did not receive an email it’s because you also ordered a gear bag which is en route from a different supplier, and we didn’t want to cause a nuisance but asking you to come to make two collections!

Finally, some of you are saying ‘yeah but I didn’t get my 💀X!😫!! jersey’ — and all we can say to that is: we apologise, it’s on the way, and we WON’T be ordering jerseys from those lads again.

But FOLKS, please remember; this gig is tough, not everyone operates at the level we do in Scoil and please rest assured we always do the best we can to bring you the best we can!

If you have any further queries you can contact us


Stag’s Voice Hibernation

In case you couldn’t tell from that last article, WE NEED A HOLIDAY :)

Only joking — but seriously, the Scoil Newsletter traditionally takes a little break for December as things slow down, but keep an eye for the odd communication to give you a heads up on anything really exciting or important happening. For everything else, check in regularly on our social channels.

Speak to you soon!

PS There’ll be a new voice behind the Stag in 2019. Intrigued? Well come on down to the AGM and see who’ll be stepping up!


Other News

  • Juvenile membership payments are now due for the 2018/2019 season. You can easily make payment on the Scoil website, as well as complete the membership questionnaire.

  • Xmas Temp Work — Students and other members in search of casual, temporary work over the festive period, there are a number of Christmas Merchandising opportunities CPM are hiring for across Dublin.

  • Happy Birthday to Scoil Stalwart Jim Bauer who will be 90 years young this Thursday! Jim is a stellar member of the Thursday night snooker crew.


Team News

U10 Boys Football

The lads finished off the season with a football game away against Tyrellstown. Turnout was a good as ever with 14 kids getting out on a cold morning. We managed to get two 7 a side games and the lads put in good performances in each game winning both.

Team 1 - Killian, Jake, Michael, Isaac, Luke, Senan and Conor M and Team 2 - Evan, Ruairi, Callum, Conor K, Richie, Rys and Temi.

The teams both put in a very solid performance. Team work was very much in evidence with good passing and always looking for team mates. It was also great to see that the kids are now being a bit more assertive in shooting when they have a clear chance rather than overpassing the ball. As i was refing the game i cant remember the scores and scorers but there was plenty of scoring goals and points. It has been a good season for the lads and their skills and competitive edge has really improved over the season with much more confidence in themselves. Training two nights a week has certainly stood to them so after christmas we will hopefully get two nights training going regularly. Thanks to all the parents for their support over the year it is good to see so many of you out every week.

 

U9 Boys HURLING

u9 Boys: 2018 Good List

After 69 training sessions and 32 matches, our u9 team finished its season on a high with super hurling performances against Craobh Chiarain u9 hurlers and Scoil’s u10 camogie team.

The full range of hurling skills that the boys have practiced this season were on display including overhead batting, jab lifting on the run, air hurling and hooking.  Huge credit is due to all the boys for their (mostly) on-time attendance at training since January.

To bring the season to a close, the players relaxed with a movie and pizza in the clubhouse on Saturday evening.

The provisional match schedule for next season has already been published and we are due to play our first matches of 2019 on 16 February. Training will resume in January after the coaches have eaten lots of brussels sprouts (as that is what makes us so fit and clever), and recharged our batteries.

In the meantime, we hope that all our players and their families have a wonderful Christmas. We are very proud of the way every player worked hard and behaved during training - and most importantly, did their best in every match. We are sure that this effort will be rewarded on Christmas morning.

As this newsletter is read in the North Pole, our good list for 2019 is: Cian Bodie, Jamie O’Boyle, Jeaic Carney, Noah Casey, Rian Colbert, Tadhg Connolly, Sean de Burca, Oisin Downes, Darragh Healy, Rory Hunt, Cian Hutterman, James Johnston, Danny Kelly, Eoin Kelly, Brodie McCann, Joseph Murnane, Cónán O’Dálaigh, Hugh O’Donnell, Conall O’Morain, Faoláin O’Murchú, Fionnán O’Riain, Fionn O’Shaughnessy, Shay O’Sullivan, Zach Orr, Jamie O’Leary, Matthew Oates, Jake Osborne, Paddy Pringle, Cody Redmond, Caleb Russell, Sam Sheridan, Dennis Sipos, Aodh Taylor, Orson Thorne, Ben Walker.

PS: remember to take your hurley when you go to the park over the Christmas.


Fixtures

Nada. That’s a wrap for 2018 — enjoy the break!

The Stag's Voice: November 21st, 2018

Capture.PNG
 

AGM 2018

The Scoil Uí Chonaill 2018 Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday November 29th @8pm SHARP in the Clubhouse.

We ask that all members in their utmost capacity attend — what is discussed at this meeting serves as a transparent review of the year gone by, and a basis for what we will see in the year ahead.

Please respect fellow attendees and arrive on time.

So that’s 8pm Greenwich Mean Time (UTC +0), not 8pm Scoil Standard Time (UTC +0.5)!☻

Interested in the Executive or how the Club is run?

Please feel free to get in touch with any member of the Executive to get a perspective — remember; showing interest doesn’t mean being assigned a job — we welcome all levels of curiosity!

 

Junior Promotion Final(s)

One successfully down, one optimistically to go!

Scoil 2-10 St Pat’s 2-08

The Junior Hurlers set the bar with their dramatic AHL9 promotion final win over St Pat’s Palmerstown on Sunday. Congratulations to everyone involved, and in particular to Matt Cushen and Martin ‘Chubbser’ Hewitt who put in an exceptional amount of work as Matt juggled management of the AHL2 team, and Chubbs played a pivotal role on the pitch himself (although Matt deserves a shout out in this regard — jeans on the pitch are making a comeback thanks to Matt!)

Mattue of Liberty & The Chubbs

Mattue of Liberty & The Chubbs

The importance of this win cannot be underestimated — it only justifies the hard work & effort put in by this group of players this yearm but it ensures our Hurlers who have ambitions for Senior Hurling have a huigher standard of regular games next year.

It’s also the first final some of these lads have ever won in Scoil — with one of the players being quoted as saying:

“I’ve played in so many finals in 27 years with the Club and this is the first I’ve ever won!”

 

See pictures from the match below — thanks to photographer Ramona Kennedy!

 

So now it’s over to our Junior Footballers to see if they can follow suit in their own (AFL7) promotion final vs Cuala.

Please get out & support the AFL7 lads @11am this Sunday (25th) in Hyde Park


Minor Final

St Pauls 3-8 Ballyboden 2-16

Disappointment for the Minor boys as Ballyboden win out after a hard fought contest. We started very well & for the first quarter had most of the possession, Jake Prendergast & David Kennedy winning the early midfield battles - unfortunately we didn't convert the early possession into scores. Once we settled the scores did start to come with good points from David Kennedy & Sean Taaffe & great goal from Robert McBride. Gradually Ballyboden got a foothold in the game & a late goal just before half-time meant that Ballyboden went in 2 points ahead 1-7 to 1-5. Scoils' Adam Nolan at centre back who had been playing well had to go off injured just before half time - Adam was a big loss to our defence. 

Ballyboden had the breeze for the second half and were a bit more clinical converting their chances than we had been, allowing them to stretch their lead. Josh Fitzpatrick, Sean Downes & Peter Cronin at half back & Ian Hattaway & Kealen Donohue in the full back line never gave up & kept taking the game to Ballyboden. Jake Prendergast put in a huge effort around the middle of the park & a few more scores from David Kennedy & another goal from Robert McBride helped us to keep in touch. Donal MacKay, Jordan Dunne & Feargal O'Connell kept working to create chances up front and a goal with 10 minutes to go from Eoin Sterio brought it back to a 2 point game but unfortunately that was as close as we got. 

A real battling performance from St Pauls who fought to the very end, the lads were a credit to their respective clubs. A great experience for everyone involved.

Thanks to all from Scoil who came out to support us on the day.

Well done to all the Scoil lads involved - Kealen Donohue, Calum Osbourne, Peter Cronin, Adam Nolan, Sean Downes, David Kennedy, Feargal O'Connell, Ben McDermott, Donal MacKay, Eoin Sterio, Richard Nugent, Ciaran MacDonald, Jordan Boylan - not just for Sunday but for all the effort to get through the group stage & qtr & semi final games too. 


Regatta Jackets Back on Sale!

You know the drill - please submit your order by Friday November 23rd in order to have them in time for Xmas!

Regatta Jacket -- WITH INITIALS
from 37.00
Size:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
Regatta Jacket -- NO INITIALS
from 35.00
Size:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

Temp Xmas Work Opportunity

Students and other members in search of casual, temporary work over the festive period, there are a number of Christmas Merchandising opportunities CPM are hiring for across Dublin.


Other News

  • Juvenile membership payments are now due for the 2018/2019 season. You can easily make payment on the Scoil website, as well as complete the membership questionnaire.

  • Get Garda Vetted — If you’ve ever coached in the Club, think that you may in the future OR may simply find yourself giving another person’s child a lift to or from the Club then YOU MUST BE GARDA VETTED. This process is so easy — please simply WhatsApp our Child Protection Officer Aideen Lawlor on 086 312 2130

  • The Inner City Nursery commences Wednesday 21st November 5-6pm in Larkin College — all members are welcome to come down, or at least spread the word of this important initiative.

  • Boys born in 2009 appeal — please tell contact us if you know anyone who was born in 2009 and might be interested in joining our team.

  • Well done to Nursery Players of the week Sean & Sean!

20181110_110500_resized.jpg

Team News

U9 Boys Football

u9 Football blitz Vs Naomh Barrog and St Maurs

The u9s continued their late season resurgence with good performances in the blitz hosted by Naomh Barrog in St Annes Park.

The Maroons were dominant in both their matches as Jake was having one if his days lording it over midfield. He was ably supported by the ever improving Zach. Darragh was a rock in defence, while Fionnán too made some vital blocks and tackles. It was the kind of high energy performance that the coaches have been encouraging in recent training sessions, with players constantly on the move, and the man in possession looking for the right pass to the man in most space. The performance was capped by Jake with two of the most sumptuous points to grace an under 9 match. They were scored out on the left wing ... and with his good foot, but not his better foot!

The Blue Team played really well but struggled a little to convert their chances. Noah, who had battled his way back from illness to be there, put in a fully committed performance and Joseph made good contributions around the field. Ben and Fionn also battled bravely throughout.

The Amber team started slowly and found themselves behind early on. But they showed great character to get themselves back into the first game and went on a great run of scores as the game wore on. Sam was inspirational in turning the tide as he came bursting out of defense time and again. He began to form a great partnership with Brodie who was unstoppable at times. In the second game, the team picked up where they left off in the first game. Cody's kick outs were magnificent throughout, while Jamie and Matthew put in physical displays in the backs. Eoin got himself a tidy point from a free when tripped after a sharp turn in attack and indeed it was the spread of scores throughout the team that was most pleasing on the day.

Keep practising with both feet throughout December and January. The coaches will be looking out for who has improved on their other foot when football resumes in January.

 

U7 Academy

The under 7 (Nursery Blues) boys and girls were in Binn Eadair last Saturday for three football matches. It was a tough enough encounter and the children had to play hard to get the ball and then to keep posession. However once they had scoring opportunities they made the most of these opportunities.  Eleni scored  a great point and Jason scored the only score of the second match to win it! Gene demonstrated the value of coaching the handpass with a great handpass point over the bar. In Midfield, Ryan played on despite an opponent standing on his hand. The Kelly twins Orla and Aisling in two different teams did some great blocking work in and out of goals. Liam also made some great saves in goals. Overall a great morning for the young players who kept going and  showed their ability to keep pace through the three matches against tough enough opposition. Back in Larkin College on Monday evening for hurling training.


Fixtures

Just the one! And it’s a biggie!

Junior Football AFL7 Promotion Playoff Final

Where: Hyde Park
When: Sunday, November 25th @11am
Opposition: Cuala

Best of luck Lads!


The Stag's Voice: November 14th, 2018

Capture.PNG

Contents:

  • Super Scoil Sunday: Minor & Junior Hurling Finals

  • U12 Final Win

  • Regatta Jackets Back on Sale!

  • U13 Quiz Night

  • Garda Vetting

  • Boys born in 2009 appeal

  • Other News

  • Team News

  • Fixtures

Don’t forget to Save the Date (Jan 26th) for Dinner Dance 2019!

 

Super Scoil Sunday:

Minor & Junior Hurling Finals

Unless you consider Arsenal vs Bournemouth or Wolves vs Huddersfield to be something worth turning your head for, there can be no disputing that Super Sunday belongs to Scoil this weekend.

With our Minor Footballs (amalgamation team with O’Toole’s known as St Paul’s) playing Ballyboden at 10.30am in O’Toole Park, and our AHL9 Hurlers playing St Pat’s Palmerstown at 2,30pm in Glenaulin Park your Sunday is sorted!

Luckily, both pitches are on the same side of the city making it logistically easy, as you can see below.

Before you say it, we know what you’re thinking: “What am I going to do for the two hours in between?”

Well, we’ve taken the liberty of researching some handy places in between the two destinations which might be of some interest:


U12 Final Win

Congratulations to our U12 Hurlers who finished their season a high with their League Final win over Round Towers Clondalkin in Clontarf on Saturday afternoon.

We’ll let the slideshow below tell the story…


Regatta Jackets Back on Sale!

You know the drill - please submit your order by Friday November 23rd in order to have them in time for Xmas!

Regatta Jacket -- WITH INITIALS
from 37.00
Size:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
Regatta Jacket -- NO INITIALS
from 35.00
Size:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

U13 Quiz Night

IMG-20181104-WA0002.jpg

Get Garda Vetted!

WhatsApp Image 2018-11-07 at 21.36.01.jpeg

If you’ve ever coached in the Club, think that you may in the future OR may simply find yourself giving another person’s child a lift to or from the Club then YOU MUST BE GARDA VETTED.

This process is so easy — please simply WhatsApp our Child Protection Officer Aideen Lawlor on 086 312 2130 with:

  • Your name

  • A photo of your ID

  • A photo of a utility bill

Aideen will then send you a link to a simple form that needs to be completed — and that’s it!

This is a vital piece of admin that everyone in the Club with any contact with our younger members needs to complete.


Boys born in 2009 appeal

The u9 coaches’ attention is already turning to 2019! We believe that we have the makings of a super squad, but have room for a few more players.  

If you have a school friend, neighbour or relative who was born in 2009, bring them along for fun, friendship and fitness. If they have tried other clubs in the past and didn’t fit in, they will find our club and team culture completely different to larger clubs. Alternatively, if they have not played GAA previously, we will devote time and attention to help develop their skills.

So, please tell John or Cormac if you know anyone who was born in 2009 and might be interested in joining our team.



Other News

  • It’s that time of year again! Juvenile membership payments are now due for the 2018/2019 season. You can easily make payment on the Scoil website, as well as complete the membership questionnaire.

  • Club Accounts — The Club Treasurer will be in the Clubhouse this Thursday, 15th November. A draft copy of the Clubs annual accounts that will be presented to the forthcoming AGM for adoption will be available for inspection by members on request.

  • The Inner City Nursery commences Wednesday 21st November 5-6pm in Larkin College — all members are welcome to come down, or at least spread the word of this important initiative.

  • Well done to Nursery Players of the week Jessica and Eana….Hey, wasn’t Jessica POW last week?? Well done Jessica — Future Scoil Star!

20181110_110500_resized.jpg

Team News

Full reports (where available) below

  • U9s were swinging in the rain


U9 Boys Hurling

U9s were swinging in the rain

On a morning when the skies opened up, our U9s opened their shoulders and delivered another stylish performance against St Finians.

With recent advances in skill levels, many players were lifting the ball for the first time in a match and you could see the confidence grow with each little success.

Thanks also to the parents and supporters for cheering us on from the side-line despite the elements. This support makes a huge difference to players and is greatly appreciated by coaches.

Playing into a strong breeze in the first half, the Maroon team took some excellent long-range scores and defended strongly when Finians were attacking. Aodh had another fine game and chased every ball with great determination.  Matthew tormented the Finian’s defence and scored a cracking goal. Sam took a heavy knock but bravely came back with even more determination.

The second half continued the exhibition of accurate passing to set up long range points. Sean showed great skill by jab lifting on the run, soloing to get away from his opponents and striking on the run. This was one of the best pieces of skill that we have seen all year and deserved a score. Unfortunately, on this occasion the wind took the sliotar just wide but no doubt we will see this move many times in the future.

A superb performance by the Amber team on Saturday was made all the more satisfying by the amount of "air hurling" on show. In the first half, Eoin's puc outs hit their target every time with Brodie always first in chasing down any breaking ball. At one point in the second half Oisin got the ball into his hand on the right touchline and swung a tremendous effort at the top corner of the goal. On another day it would have gone straight in but on this occasion the goalkeeper was equal to it. The best move of the match came when Conall picked the ball up in defence and launched it up to Noah in the corner forward position. After a deft lift Noah whipped it across the goal to where Rory was arriving. Without pausing to think, Rory pulled straight down on the sliotar and hit it just inches wide. It was a move that had even opposition coaches applauding. Well done to all the yellows and especially to Eoin who was the first man to volunteer to play with the opposition in the second half.

The blue team was involved in the match of the day with both teams showing exceptional effort considering the weather conditions. Our boys fought for every ball, chased every opponent down and tackled with such force that every parent cheering on from the sideline was proud. Fionán had a super game in defence, winning lots of ball and striking it long to his forwards.  Jeaic had a tremendous game in midfield and tacked hard all day. He got a reward for all this hard work by scoring a brilliant goal.  Darragh also showed great skill and tenacity and never gave up tackling and passing. He must have had an extra Weetabix (or maybe birthday treats!) for his breakfast.

Special mention to Faoláin who is recovering from injury (non GAA related!) – the boys and coaches wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to your return to play.

Boys born in 2009 appeal

The coaches’ attention is already turning to 2019! We believe that we have the makings of a super squad, but have room for a few more players. 

If you have a school friend, neighbour or relative who was born in 2009, bring them along for fun, friendship and fitness. If they have tried other clubs in the past and didn’t fit in, they will find our club and team culture completely different to larger clubs. Alternatively, if they have not played GAA previously, we will devote time and attention to help develop their skills.

So, please tell John or Cormac if you know anyone who was born in 2009 and might be interested in joining our team.


Fixtures

Fixtures2.PNG