News 25th Feb. 2015

  • Adult Football league games Sunday 22nd Feb
    • Division 2    Scoil 0-12 Castleknock 1-13 
    • Division 8    Scoil v Liffey Gaels & Division 11  Scoil v St Peregrines off waterlogged pitch
  • Juvenile games and training continue every week
  • Under 16 Hurlers set for Division 1, starting Sat 28th Feb
  • Child Protection Course - 5th March in Clubhouse
  • Order your Dublin Spring Series Game 2 tickets now!

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Adult games

The first game in the Division 2 league went ahead on Sunday, with a game against Castleknock in Clontarf.  The game was played in very difficult conditions but the standard remained high and showed the level required in this division.   Castleknock were very efficient making the most of their chances.  We had some good spells and were very unlucky not to get a goal with a missed penalty and another shot that hit the upright.  Overall, a positive start against one of the quality sides in the Division with room for improvement. 

Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions the following two junior games were called off as the referee declared the pitch unplayable.  The next round of adult football league fixtures, all away, are scheduled for Sunday 8th March.  



The Nursery team are in action every Saturday morning from 10am as they welcome the youngest members to our enclosed facilities in Clontarf.  Joanne and her team have a great crew and always look forward to welcoming new children to join the Naoinra / Nursery.  The focus is on co-ordination skills and fun - new members are welcome.

Under 9s

A massive start to the season for Scoil Uí Chonaill U9s vs Tyrellstown winning 9 goals & 1 point to 1 point! The new management team obviously having a huge impact. Welld one Ross and Wayne.

Under 8s

This week's update from JP 'U8's 100% unbeaten run continues with superb performance by all the players this morning against Raheny GAA.

Liam Ryan had them fired up and raring to go (as Jp was tired & emotional from all the birthday celebrations) on what was an absolutely freezing morning.  Despite being a late wake up call Alex C combined well with Adam R for the opening goal - Thank God.  Highlight of the morning though reserved for Niall's super puck out to Adam in midfield, who hit it on the volley to score & break Raheny's hearts.' 

Under 14 Football  St Sylvesters 3-3 Scoil Uí Chonaill 4-11

Full points from three games for the Under 14s as they make a very positive start to the league.  Some great team work and excellent finishing in this game with everyone playing their part in some heavy showers in Malahide on Saturday afternoon.  

Under 12 girls report 21-2-2015

The weather won this game. Because we were hit with a spate of winter coughs and colds only eleven girls braved the elements for a challenge game against Fingal Ravens. Siofra Malone actually made it to the sideline before giving in to the dreaded bug. For the first half you could only say that the poor girls were actually frozen to the spot and a dreadful sleet shower only increased their misery. In fact the ever reliable Jody had to leave the pitch because her fingers were so frostbitten she was unable to hold a ball. The breed them tough out in Fingal though and the opposition did not seem to be affected as they slammed point after point which were far above the reach of Eimear in goal. In the second half Scoil started moving a bit better and managed to start getting a good number of goals which helped to substantially reduce Fingal’s lead. Sadhbh Murphy must have got some secret Kerry lore from her dad because she stormed into play in the second half. Newcomer Meadhbh was a joy to watch as she scored for Scoil in her first appearance.  Eve is always reliable wherever position she plays and proved to be a solid goalkeeper in the second half.  Reailtín was determined not to let anyone of the opposition have her ball and Ellie made some good catches.  Meibhín  showed some of the skills she had learnt in training. Holly, as usual used her height to advantage but our other high catcher Kellyann was obviously struggling with the aftermath of flu. Sadhbh Ni Philibin did her best against very strong opposition. Overall though it was definitely a case of lots done but lots more to do though the goal difference was only 9 to our 7 at game’s end. The rule for girls not wearing long leggings in such conditions is ridiculous in the Irish climate because who could blame them for being miserable as their legs turned purple?  Whatever about the girls their parents were all praying that the referee would just blow that whistle and let us go home. Next Sunday we begin playing official games.  We are praying for a fine sunny day, a full squad and an exhibition of all the girls have learnt at training.

Under 10 Girls

A big 'Go Raibh Maith Agat' from our new Under 10 Girls team and their Coach Aidan Mulligan to Haven Pharmacy, Beaumont the team sponsor!  Check out their photo on Facebook at:

Under 16 Scoil 4-6 St Patricks, Donabate 1-6

A good performance by the Under 16s in their league game v Donabate in Clontarf on Saturday afternoon.  Delayed for 30 minutes as we waited for a referee meant the 2nd half was played in some very heavy rain.  A welcome return to the field of play for Conor Farrelly following a long term injury and a trip straight from the airport by Daragh Foley was appreciated by mentors Colm and Ciarán.  Some excellent saves by the Donabate keeper kept them in the game in the first half but goals from Patrick and Jordan including a converted penalty saw Scoil pull away in the 2nd half.  Great team work from all on the field especially Sam, Odhran, Tomás and David helped to ensure the win.

Under 16 Hurling 

Best wishes to the Under 16 hurlers, the combined Scoil Uí Chonaill / Clanna Gael Fontenoy team who have had some great success in the past two years and have achieved Division 1 status for 2015.  The team have trained consistently as a group and their achievement of Division 1 status shows the opportunity and potential that can result from such for playing on a combined basis.  The first game is scheduled for Saturday next 28th Feb v Na Fianna in Collinstown.

Coaching Courses

Check out details of some upcoming courses organised by the Dublin County Board:

Practical Hurling Course – Teaching the Principals of Defending

Martin Fogarty – Former selector with All Ireland Kilkenny Senior Hurling Team and Kilkenny U21 manager – Part of 7 All-Ireland winning titles! Principal with Castlecomber National school & now coaching Westmenat Hurlers

Date: Friday 27th Feb 2015 Time: 7.30pm
Aimed at U15 & upwards Venue: Lucan Sarsfields

To book:

Practical Football Workshop – Advanced Games Sense

John Morrisson  - Always well received when we take him to Dublin! John has manager many senior county Teams over the year and is currently with Monaghan Senior Ladies. 
Date: Friday 6th March 2015  Time: 7.30pm
Venue: St Margaret’s GAA – NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE IN ADVERTISED VENUE   Aimed at U15 & Upwards
To Book:

Resistance Training Course

This course is designed to provide GAA coaches working at the youth level (13-18 years of age) with the necessary knowledge, understanding and competencies in the area of resistance training to implement a programme focused on improving functional strength and movement efficiency at schools, club and development squad level. We are currently putting a number of our GPO’s though the same course at the moment.

 Dates: (attendance on all dates- this is a full course as opposed to a one off workshop)  Three weekends

·         Friday 6th March @ 7pm – 10pm & Saturday 7th March 2015 @ 10am – 4pm

·         Friday 13th March 2015 @ 7pm – 10pm & Saturday 14th March 2015 @ 10am – 4pm

·         Friday 17th April 2015 @ 7pm – 10pm & Saturday 18th April 2015 @ 10am – 4pm

Venue: Westmanstown Gaels
To Book: (or

More details:

Child Protection Course 

A Child Protection Course is being held in the Club on Thursday 5th March from 7-10pm.   This course is a requirement for everyone involved in coaching / managing juvenile players.  Please contact Joanne at 087 9146748 to book your place.

Scoil Neasain

The 45th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser take places in The Grand Hotel, Malahide on Friday next, 27th Feb. The organisers have secured a signed Celtic Football & Jersey by the 2013-14 League Winners as one of the many prizes on the night. Comhghairdeas!  Contact Mairead O'Sullivan for more details and tickets to the event.

Dublin hurlers

Great result and performance by Dublin v Kilkenny in the first round of the National Hurling League on Sunday.  Next up is a home game v Cork part of a double header with the footballers on 5th March.   

Dublin Tickets - Spring Series

Please find ticket information below for Night 2 of the Dublin Spring Series in Croke Park on Saturday 7th March

Dublin Hurlers v Cork – 5pm & Dublin Football v Tyrone – 7pm  Should be a great night's entertainment!


Buy in advance:  Adults: €10 – Stand & Terrace  Juveniles: €5 - Stand

Buy on the day:     Adults: €15 – Stand & Terrace  Juveniles: €5 – Stand

Group Passes:

Juveniles (U16) €3, One adult will be admitted free of charge with every ten juveniles. Each additional adult ticket - €10.

To order through the Club, email - The deadline for ticket orders is 10pm on Sunday 28th Feb.