News Update 3rd Sept. 2015


  • Under 14 Girls  Round Towers 3-3 Scoil 2-10, Fri 28th Aug
  • Under 15 Girls Scoil 3-9 Na Fianna 5-6, Sat 29th
  • Jun A Hurling C'ship Semi Final Scoil 0-14   N. Fionnbarra 0-11, Sat 29th
  • AHL9 St Patrick's D conceded Scoil W/O, Sun 30th
  • Under 18 Girls Championship Scoil 5-8 Skerries 6-1

Coming Up:

  • Under 16 Girls Championship Scoil v Castleknock, 3rd Sept @ 6.30pm
  • Under 16 Hurling c'ship Q/F Scoil/Fontenoy v Castleknock, Sat 5th Sept @ 1pm, Ringsend Pk
  • Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park Sat 5th Sept @ 5pm
  • Clubhouse open after the game for all the post match analysis / BBQ from c 7.30pm
  • Junior A Hurling Championship Final Scoil v Cuala, Sat 12th Sept at 5.30pm, Parnell Pk
  • Intermediate Football Championship, Scoil v Na Fianna, Sat 19th Sept at 6pm, Parnell Park


 A great week for the Club as the adult hurlers gain promotion to the Intermediate Championship!


Adult games 

It was a great night for the Club on Saturday, with a win the Junior A Hurling Championship semi final v Naomh Fionnbarra.  The win not only secured a place in the final, it also ensures Intermediate hurling championship action in 2016 and a place in the Leinster competition.  Well done to Captain Andy Bunyan and all the players as well as the management team of Matt Cushen, Martin Hewitt and Dave Walley.  There was fantastic support in the Club on Saturday evening for the team and it certainly made the difference in the closing stages.  Here's an extract from the write up in Tuesday's Herald:

Scoil Uí Chonaill produced a dominant final quarter to account for a battling Naomh Fionnbarra by 0-14 to 0-11 in their evenly-contested Dublin Junior A Championship semi final on the Clontarf Road last Saturday teatime.  The visitors enjoyed a two point lead with twelve minutes remaining but Scoil managed to seize the initiative in the closing stages to complete an impressive success.  'We didn't play particularly well and certainly didn't perform to our best ability', was the assessment of Scoil Uí Chonaill manager Matt Cushen.  "However, Naomh Fionnbarra deserve a lot of credit in how they played and we're just delighted to be in the final now and move up to the Intermediate Championship for next year.  It was a really hard, clean game and both teams gave everything to get over the line and thankfully we dug deep and managed to finish well to secure the win.  We struggled a fair bit at this level last year but have improved this year and we're really looking forward to taking our chances against what is a fine Cuala team" he added.  Central to Scoil's win was the influence of corner back Kevin Purcell while Alan Cronin delivered a tireless shift in the home engine room.  Others to figure prominently for the hosts were wing forwards Alistair Cassidy and Joe Ryan with the latter landing four vital points from play to complement five frees by Barry Cushen.  Neil O'Flynn and Ruairí Coady shared four points as well against a Fionnbarra team that will rue the concession of avoidable frees in the final ten minutes.  Well done all


Minor Girls Scoil5 - 8     Skerries Harps6 - 1

The Scoil minor girls made an encouraging start to their championship campaign with a hard earned victory over Skerries Harps on a damp Monday evening last in Clontarf

After conceding two early goals the Scoil girls had to fight hard for the remainder of the first half and did well to get to the break just a point in arrears. Scoil found the net early on the resumption of play and were never behind in a hectic second period where some great scores were exchanged by both sides despite the poor conditions.

While this was a solid team performance the outstanding player on the night was Molly Power, accounting for many of the Scoil scores. The girls travel to Lucan Sarsfields on Monday next for the second round.

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



Nursery / Naoinra

It was back to action for the youngest members on Saturday last as the mentors were happy to start the season a week earlier than planned!  The Nursery / Naoinra takes place every Saturday from 10am and is focused on fun and skills.  New players are always welcome so spread the word!

Under 8s

(JP) Well great start this morning for Scoil UiChonaill "Tough As Teak" U8 Hurlers away to Naomh Mearnog GAA with 4 wins and a narrow one point loss. Both teams gave it full tilt which was great to see.   Some great individual scores from Team "Liam/Jp" by Adam / Alex / Tadhg / Nathan. The pick of the bunch coming from Side line puck from Adam, for first point of the day which settled first match back nerves!!. Sophie, Charlie & Eabha mixed it up both in defence and Upfront with Wee Conal in goal contributing with some excellent puc outs.

Update from Team Ronan/Dave; Luke inspired Team with inspirational words that had a real impact as we played some very good hurling. Fionn and Alan worked tirelessly throughout while Liam, Ella, Alex, Caoimhe and Diarmuid gave it everything. Impressed with some excellent hooking which is showing the summer skills sessions paid off


Scoil Juvenile Training

The training continues every week for Under 8s to Under 12s on Tuesday & Wednesday 7-8pm.  There was a fantastic crowd in the Club tonight with every corner of the pitch in use as the Ladies team were also working on their skills!


Under 14 Girls Championship Round Towers (L) 3-3 Scoil Uí Chonaill 2-10

Great result for the Under 14 Girls in the Championship as they played some great football to win their game in Lusk on Friday evening.


Under 15 Championship - Division 1, Scoil 3-7 Na Fianna 5-6

A highly competitive game in the first round of the Division 1 Championship on Saturday last saw the Under 15s lose out to Na Fianna in their game.


Under 16 Hurling Division 1 Lucan Sarsfields 5-16  Scoil/Fontenoy 1-10

A tough game in Adamstown for the Under 16s last as they played one of the top hurling teams in Dublin last night. The standard of hurling was high and both teams kept going to the final whistle.  Well done to Scoil's Daragh Levins who scored 1-09 in the game.  It's Championship on Saturday with a Quarter Final v Castleknock A in Ringsend Park at the earlier time of 1pm.  Support welcome!  


Dublin Ladies

The Dublin Senior ladies play Armagh in the All Ireland Semi Final in Parnell Park at 2pm on Saturday 5th.  Admission is €10 Adults, €5 Students / OAP's and Under 16s are free entry.  No Tickets required!

Check out all the details on the game at:


All Ireland Hurling Final

The Club has received a small number of tickets for the Kilkenny v Galway All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 6th September.  (Unfortunately there is no Dublin team playing so tickets numbers are very low)  All fully paid up adult members in the Club tomorrow evening for the draw at around 10pm are eligible to be included.  Club Treasurer Dominic Morgan will be on hand to collect any outstanding membership fees!


Tickets - Dublin v Mayo Replay
Following last weeks drawn game, the County Board confirmed on Monday afternoon that they would be re-issuing the same ticket orders for the replay to Dublin Clubs.  As a result, any additional requests for tickets from Clubs were not accommodated. As some members reduced or withdrew their requests for tickets from the first game, we will have a small number of stand tickets available. We also hope to have some additional Hill tickets for the game. These tickets will go into a draw for Members who applied for tickets for the replay only and this will take place tomorrow night (Thursday) in the Clubhouse at 10pm.  


Saturday evening, 5th September

The Club will be open after the game on Saturday evening and we welcome everyone to drop in and enjoy the facilities.  We will also have the BBQ on the go from c 7.30pm.  Why not call in on the way home from Croke Park or drop down after you have watched it or listened to it at home.  Everyone is welcome - in Dublin and Mayo colours!!



The latest Ladies Gaelic Football Association is now available at -


Culture Night 2015

Check out the FREE tours of Croke Park between 5pm and 9pm on Culture Night on 18th September at -


Best wishes this week to Pauric Naughton who has picked up a serious knee injury and will be out of action for a while.


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.


Hope to see you in the Club on Saturday evening!