The Stag's Voice: November 15th, 2017

Contents:

  • AHL3 Final Playoffs 
  • Nursery Table Quiz
  • Meet the Members: Andy Bunyan
  • Other News
  • Team News
  • Fixtures

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HURLERS HIT NEW HEIGHTS

 

A convincing performance on Sunay morning against St. Sylvesters saw Scoil recover from eight points down to claim a great victory at the final whistle. This victory secures their spot in the playoff final next weekend.

A win on Sunday against Round Towers, Clondalkin will see the Scoil hurlers return to Senior hurling for the first time in over fifteen years. It's a big one. Get out and show your support this Sunday 19th Nov at 11am in Monastery Rd  #UpScoil


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NURSERY TABLE QUIZ 

The Nursery mentors are holding their annual Table Quiz this Friday, November 17th in the clubhouse at 8:00pm. The price is €10 per person with a maximum of 4 people per team. Plenty of raffle and spot prizes up for grabs on the night. Everyone is welcome to come along to what is always a good night and help raise funds for our youngest members. 


MEET ANDY BUNYAN

 Adult footballer, hurler, former ladies coach and all round sports fanatic..                                                        Meet Andy Bunyan...

Adult footballer, hurler, former ladies coach and all round sports fanatic..

                                                     Meet Andy Bunyan...

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?                                            I've been reliably informed that this is my 20th year in Scoil.                                       

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?                                    Andy (obviously) and Buno are the two names most likely to get a response from me.

Where do you hail from?                                                                                                    Artane, D5’s finest.

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?                                                                       A friend was a juvenile member through the clubs association with Scoil Neasain and after a brief soccer career was coaxed down to Clontarf Road. 

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
Dual player for the AFL2 and AHL3 Adult teams. Coached the very successful Ladies 2nd team some years back and helped our U21 hurlers to an 0-1 record last year. 

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with? 
I’d imagine it’s for being a dual player. Being the 1st team goalkeeper in football probably stands out to a lot of people.

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?                                            Without doubt winning 5 promotions over the last 6/7 years across football and hurling. There is no better feeling than winning with a group of lads who commit so much to a common goal.

What is your profession / field of study / passion?                                                            Data Analyst with the HSE (Don’t mention the waiting lists!)

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?                                                          I'm sport mad and that would be certainly reflected in my free time be it playing or watching on tv. I try to golf every so often and am a member of St Annes golf club. I’ve been known to back the odd nag from time to time and enjoy a good day at the races. 

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be?                                                                              Nothing original but a floodlit pitch and all-weather training area.

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’?                                                                              Our unique jersey. We will never need an alternate kit

If you close your eyes and envisage Scoil in 10 years, what do you see?
Senior football and hurling with a thriving juvenile and ladies section

Finally, if you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would it be and why?       Giraffe…..lanky with not much grace       


Other News

  • The under 9s pictured after receiving their medals following their Sunday morning blitz. 
  • Well done to the Scoil Sirens who braved the elements last Saturday on the Hill of Howth. They took part in their third blitz of the year showing off their skills against Beann Éadair, Naomh Mearrnog & St Pats. 
  • There will be a junior trad session in the Clubhouse on Friday 1st December from 7 until 8. All welcome. Please note that this is not a  supervised event and parents must be in attendance.
  • If you're interested in getting your hands on some of Scoil's new Adidas gear, please register your interest through this link. Order and prices are dependent on numbers. 
  • Juvenile registrations are now due and can be paid online by following this link

The Nursery section finished off another very sucessful year last Saturday morning where those who will be moving onto the under 8 and under 9 teams next year were presented with certificates of completion. All players were also presented with their very own football courtesy of SuperValu, Kilester to ensure that our youngest members can continue to work on their skills over the winter months. Nursery training will resume in January. 

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The 2017 AGM is fast approaching. All members and parents are encouraged to come along and have their say in how our club is run. The AGM will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday 30th November.

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We are delighted to announce that under fourteen girls team manager Paul Keane has been nominated for coach of the year in the Northside Community and Sporting Awards. His success in coaching the under 14 and under 15 girls in their respective championships leading to two wins in one weekend definitely makes him a worthy nominee.Well done Paul from all of us.


Team News

IN SUMMARY:

  • Commiserations to our Minor footballers who lost out to St Patricks in their league semi-final on Sunday afternoon. 
  • Our Nursery section is taking a well deserved break until the new year.Training will resume in January. All newcomers are welcome. 

 

UNDER 9 GIRLS 

Blitz v Clontarf/Clann Mhuire, 5/11/2017

How it all played out                                                                                                    We had a great turn out of 20 players for our end of season blitz versus Clontarf and Clann Mhuire. We started well enough and all matches were very competitive but we seemed to get better with every match and by the last round of matches we had two teams of equal ability clocking up big scores with the opposition hanging on for the final whistle. The County board provided fantastic medals and all organised exceptionally well by our own Jonathan Rock. We were delighted to have of our adult stars Grainne and Aoife on hand to do the presentation to all participating teams.

Who were the star performers / scorers                                                                         Great to see such a range of scorers on the day including new player Andrea who fitted right and Martha who returned from a long absence also rattling the net. 

What’s up next
Keep up the momentum with training over the winter. The 2018 season can’t come soon enough


Fixtures

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