Club Update 16th Sep 2015

Results 

  • Junior A Hurling Championship Scoil 3-8  Cuala 4-22, Sat 12th Sept 
  • AHL9  Scoil 0-15 St Sylvesters 2-11, Sun 13th Sept
  • Minor Football, Girls Scoil 4-12 Robert Emmets 2-6, Mon 14th Sept

Coming Up:

  • Under 16 B Hurling c'ship Semi Final Raheny v Scoil, Sat 19th Sept at 3.30pm St Annes 10
  • Intermediate Football C'ship Q/Final, Scoil v Na Fianna, Sat 19th Sept at 4pm, O'Toole Pk
  • Adult hurling league Scoil v Faughs, Sat 26th at 5.30pm, Clontarf

 

Hope everyone is enjoying the build up to Sunday's All Ireland Football Final - see all the Club activities underway below

 

Adult games 

Great support in Parnell Park on Saturday evening as the Scoil Hurlers took on Cuala in the Junior A Championship Final.  Unfortunately, we lost out to a very strong Cuala team in the final but the team have qualified for next year's Intermediate Championship and the Leinster Club Championship.  While the first half of the game was fairly even with Cuala just pushing ahead coming up to half time, it was the second half display that ensured the win.  There was a good write up on the game in the Herald on Tuesday along with some pictures.  It's back to league action on Sat 26th with a home game v Faughs at 5.30pm.

 

Minor Girls Championship result Scoil4 - 12      Robert Emmets   2 - 6

The girls have now qualified for the semi final in a few weeks time, opposition and date of match not known at this stage.

 

The Intermediate football championship is set for next Sat 19th Sept at 4pm in O'Toole Park v Na Fianna.  This is another important game and on the eve of the All Ireland football Final making it a busy weekend for all Club GAA fans!  

 

The next game for the AFL8 team who are currently sitting at the top of the division is scheduled for 4th Oct away to Kilmacud Crokes.   

Keep an eye on Facebook / Twitter for updates on fixtures.

 

Juveniles

Nursery / Naoinra

The Nursery / Naoinra takes place every Saturday from 10am and is focused on fun and skills. Next Saturday, to coincide with the All Ireland Football Final weekend, the coaches are running a blitz with a visit from Whitehall Colmcille.  Great excitement among the players and parents!  New players are always welcome so spread the word!

 

Under 8s

JP - Scoil UiChonaill "Tough as Teak" U8's hosted Craomh Ciarans & Raheny GAA for Saturday morning's Hurling Blitz. 6 matches played - 2 Wins / 2 Draws / 2 Losses.  Some lovely hurling on show with some brilliant points scored and hooks to be seen.

I was particularly delighted to see so many of our U8's and the opposition, supporting the Scoil Bake Sale in aid of Leah Carmody after the games.  UP SCOIL!!

 

Under 10 Girls

Aidan 'After three months of training and holidays the Scoil UiChonaill under ten girls finally ended their long wait for a game tonight. After starting really slow and making basic mistakes due to rustiness in first qtr we burst into action and showed some great teamwork and determination to draw level by half time. 
The second half was a pleasure to watch for all where the girls 3 sessions a week really paid off and their skills and hardwork came to the fore with the N. Barrog sideline even applauding our girls for some scores and fielding. 

I was so proud of everyone tonight and to know that we have more girls that were not available tonight fills me with optimism for the years ahead. Up Scoil

 

Under 12 Girls

10/9/2015: Scoil Uí Chonaill 3-07 v 5-12 Kilmacud Crokes

 Scoil U12 girls started strong in the first half and led early in the game.  This was followed by a long spell during which Kilmacud were in the ascendancy, but never went out of sight.  Scoil had a really strong spell in the middle of second half and got the deficit down to a mere two points with a few minutes to go.  However, 2-03 scored in quick succession by Kilmacud at the death spelled defeat and meant a flattering final scoreline for Kilmacud.  It was our first game back after the summer break, but all 16 of our girls played their hearts out and showed great promise all over the park.  Réailtín Leahy and Sara Codrea were particulary dogged in defence in the first half.

 

13/9/2015: Beann Éadair 3-07 v 3-07 Scoil Uí Chonaill

This thrilling encounter saw Scoil recover from a 3 goal deficit in the second half to level the match, despite some highly questionable decisions from the kind of referee who would have left Joe Brolly struggling for words.  Siobhán Mullen's effort near the end that appeared to cross the goal line would have won it, but unfortunately it wasn't given.  Regardless, the girls are showing real promise.  Síofra Malone, Sadhbh Murphy, Holly O'Rourke-Keane and Caoimhe Keohane deserve special mention for their work around the middle of the park, as well as their defending and attacking when necessary.  Siobhán Mullen was deadly in front of goal when we needed it, escaping the attentions of her marker over and over again.  Some of the younger girls showed real confidence throughout the game, most notably Abby Redmond and Meadhbh Kavanagh.  Abby even took Méibhín Ní Raghallaigh's place in goal when Méibhín got injured. Méibhín was great in goal up to then, and Isabel Dillon Moloney, who usually plays in goal, was excellent in defence.  Congrats to all 18 girls - you travelled to Howth to play.     Larry M.

 

Under 14 Boys  Scoil 5-7 Whitehall Colmcille 2-6

Last Saturday the U14 team were in action against Whitehall Colmcille on pitch 22 in St Annes, a difficult fixture for the team as many of the regulars were away on a school trip to Old Trafford.  It was all hands to the wheel when the game started following an early injury to Jack Kelly.  Scoil struggled on and dominated the first half finally putting in a convincing win with a final score of 5-7 to 2-6, a great result and a great performance by all.  This result leaves the team 3rd in the league with one game over Erin Go Bragh and 1 point behind Peregrines with 2 games to go. Two wins from two games and we will top the league.  Thanks to the lads for turning out in such numbers on Tuesday and showing such enthusiasm. Welcome to Brandon who has just joined the team recently.  Everyone is looking forward to an early 'Pre All Ireland' training session on Sunday morning at 10AM.

 

Under 16 Football league St Patrick's Donabate 0-8  Scoil/Fontenoy 5-8

A solid performance from the Under 16s on Saturday last, despite missing several players due to injury, in their game played in good conditions in Donabate.  Both teams were guilty of some sloppy passing particularly in the first half but our players showed more determination and as the game proceeded the quality of the performance improved.  Big contributions from Nathan at full back and Jordan in the forward line ensured the win.

 

Next game for the Under 16s is the semi final of the B Hurling Championship v Raheny next Saturday afternoon at 3.30pm in St Annes, No. 10.  The team would really appreciate the support of any members, friends and supporters who might like to combine a walk in the park with a game of hurling!

 

Club Lotto

The Club Lotto was back this week and the numbers drawn were 3, 9, 11 and 12.  There was no winner of the jackpot.  The jackpot is now €950 for the next draw.  Thanks as always to everyone who participated. 

 

Dublin Ladies

The Dublin v Cork All Ireland Final takes place on Sunday 27th September.  Thankfully tickets for this game are a lot easier to come by.  Lots of interest in supporting the Ladies on this special occasion in Croke Park.  More details to follow...

 

Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final Sunday 20th September

As mentioned last week, we're doing our bit to support the Dubs and enjoy the build-up now that we're heading for the All Ireland final.  We have a number of events / activities planned over the next few days as well as a small fundraiser to support the juvenile section.  Please support in any way you can.

 

Tickets - Dublin v  Kerry

The draw for the right to buy all Ireland final tickets for Dublin v Kerry will take place in the Clubhouse tomorrow, 17th September at c 10pm in the Clubhouse.  The number of tickets in the draw depends on the allocation from the Dublin County Board to Clubs.  Just a reminder of the eligibility criteria - we have 3 'Be's, You must be:

  • an Adult member
  • fully paid adult subscription (including adults who pay the family sub)
  • in the Clubhouse for the draw.

Club Treasurer, Dominic Morgan will be in attendance tomorrow night to collect any outstanding membership fees.  There is also a facility to pay on the Club website - www.scoilgaa.com 

 

Sunday 20th September from 3pm

The Club will be open for the game and everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy the atmosphere of the big game while cheering on their favorite team.  

There will also be a BBQ after the game and everyone is welcome to drop in whether you've been at the game, watched on TV at home or listened to it on radio.

We hope to be able to show the game again to help the post match analysis on the finer points of the performance.  ALL WELCOME! 

 

Up for the Match - Saturday 19th Sept.

The Clubhouse will host an evening of 'ceoil agus craic' on the eve of the All Ireland Final.  Everyone is welcome to drop in from 8.30pm and savor the atmosphere of this special weekend.  We will have music from our band featuring Paddy Courtney and we are delighted to welcome Kerry Great Charlie Neligan to the Club to enjoy the evening. Tickets are €5 and any profits will go to the Leah Carmody Support Fund.  So whether you support the Dubs or Kerry or even if you're neutral drop down and enjoy the pre match event.

 

100 Squares - Juvenile Fundraiser

To coincide with the Dublin v Kerry final, the Juvenile section are running a '100 squares draw'.  The Croke Park pitch has now been divided into 100 squares. Each square costs €5 and will be randomly drawn once all squares have been sold so that everyone has the same opportunity to get any square. The winner will be the person who owns the square Dublin get their first score from in the All Ireland final on Sun 20th September. A drinks Hamper with a retail value of €500 is on offer. The Squares draw will be held on the night of the Ticket draw on Thursday the 17th September.  All support welcome!

 

Best Decorated Scoil Home!

Still time to enter the Competition as the Build-up to the Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Football Final continues! We want to find the best decorated Scoil Uí Chonaill Home. 

The best entry will have the honour of being declared the winner of the 'Best Decorated Scoil Home' and will also receive a €30 Voucher for the Club Shop
1. Decorate your house in the Dublin colours
2. Take a photo of it.
3. Submit your photo by messaging to our Facebook page
4. Entries will be taken from Thursday 10th to Thursday 17th Sept at 7pm. 
5. The Independent Judges will select the winning entry.
Good Luck!  See our Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scoil-Ui-Chonaill/121763621261565

 

Charity Cake Sale

Great response, as always, from Club members to the Charity Cake Sale activities last Saturday morning. A big thank you from Kate Carmody and her team to everyone who brought, baked and bought cakes, raffle tickets and wrist bands. 

Special mention for Celine at Couverture Desserts http://www.couverture.ie/for some wonderful cakes and to Mad Flowers http://www.madflowers.com/for raffle prizes. The proceeds from the event are going to the Leah Carmody Benefit Fund and you can follow Leah's story at: https://www.facebook.com/LeahCarmodyBenefit?fref=ts

It's nice to know that we are part of an international community with events happening in Kerry, Tyrone and the US to support Leah.  Go raibh maith agat!

 

Don't forget if you have any news, match reports etc. that you would like to include in the newsletter or on Facebook or Twitter please send them on.  It's great to get the insight from parents, mentors and supporters whenever possible.

 

Hope to see you in the Club over the next few days and fingers / toes crossed for Sunday!