The Stag's Voice: September 13th, 2017

Contents

  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! a ticket to ABBA!
  • Scoil Senior Hurling Awaits
  • Well Adi-that's a response: our branding vision
  • Race Night Success
  • All Ireland Ticket Draw
  • #ScoilSkillz August Winner - Sorcha
  • Meet Colm Phelan
  • Team News
  • Fixtures

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! a ticket...

...available from the Super Troopers:

  • Joan Cushen - Mobile 0838101332
  • Gillian Linnane - Mobile 0863857846 
  • Marian Mottram - Mobile 0861068028

The Ladies will be in the club Wednesday & Thursday nights & Saturday morning or anyone can just text & book tickets

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I Have a Dream that you will all be saying ...Thank You for the Music & Take a Chance on Me for what will be a wonderful night for all Dancing Queens (& Kings !!) Make sure you don't miss out, BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!

So grab Fernando and your Mamma Mia & head to Waterloo (Scoil Uí Chonaill) for a Voulez-Vous...& see...Does your Mother know that you're out !

Looking forward to seeing you all there & remember The Winner Takes It All


Scoil Senior Hurling Awaits

Our Hurlers take on Na Fianna at 5pm in Mobhi Rd on Saturday 16th September in an enormously important match for the Club; arguably the most important in Scoil Hurling in over 20 years!

A win will not only book their place in the IHC Final, but also elevate them back to Senior Hurling next year.
#UpScoil


Well Adi-that's a response

We'll certainly look like a uniformed collective in 8 weeks time as over 300 items have been ordered in just 2 weeks! Thanks to all for getting on board. More coming soon...

Please note you now have 24hrs to order! (page closes EOD 14/09)

Order here

 

Our branding vision

“Did Raheny or Clontarf join forces with Scoil? How come I see blue, amber & maroon tops all over Dublin? What’s with the stag invasion? Surely the Club has trebled in size!”

These are the things people will say when we insist our unique and proud brand on our locality. We’ve had phenomenal response to the recent promotion, with over 300 brand new Scoil-branded garments ordered.

And rest assured this is just the beginning. This first phase was to offer a premium product at a premium price. We will now explore ways to emulate this design with more cost-effective garments for our younger members whose parents may be understandably concerned at looming growth spurts.

We thank you all for investing your hard-earned money in our vision. In OUR vision. Envisage with us a Scoil Uí Chonaill awash with consistent, visually striking and aesthetically pleasing gear and merchandise that speaks to everything that we are. That speaks volumes to the idea that we are one club, one crest, one unique identity. A Club quietly promoting itself wherever its members go.

So, wear your new gear proudly, help us to own the powerful emblem of the mighty Stag and let’s make every other GAA club in the city envious of our unique colours.

The infamous Conor McGregor said: “We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over.”

In Scoil we say:

"We may not have a parish, but you can be sure we'll still flourish.
We’re not here for the damn of it, we’re here to Scoil brand it!”

#UpScoil


Race Night Success

A great mix of members made Saturday a huge success. The 19 corporate sponsors, guest tote crew led by Paul Maher, MC Andrew Oates, brochure designer Fiona Geraghty & bar staff Podge, Alva & Conor ensured a memorable evening; expertly planned by the committee.


All Ireland Tickets Draw

Will take place in the Clubhouse from 10pm sharp on Thursday for all fully paid adult members. Stand Tickets: €80, Terrace Tickets: €40. 


#ScoilSkillz August Winner - Sorcha

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Well done to Sorcha (100+ votes!) who is the winner of the final #ScoilSkillz €50 O'Neills voucher for this incredible piece of defence-turned-attack tekkers! Pictured here with 2016 & 2015 Ladies Players of the Year Gráinne Egan & Molly Power.


Meet Colm Phelan

The man with the arguably most calamitous injury in Scoil, another one of our newer but nevertheless dedicated members: the grumpy giraffe ...Colm Phelan!

The man with the arguably most calamitous injury in Scoil, another one of our newer but nevertheless dedicated members: the grumpy giraffe ...Colm Phelan!

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
3 years

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
I have heard the word Grumps before but it’s usually only Colm

Where do you hail from?
I have lived my life in Santry and remained there when I got married

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
Well… I was involved in my earlier days with St Brigids, my Father was Chairman there a few times, but you always gets sucked into the GAA where the opportunity arises. My wife is friends with Mick O Connell’ wife and we were talking about our kids involvement with the GAA and they both agreed it would be a great idea to change clubs and before I knew it I was down in Clontarf 3-4 days a week. – Thanks to Mick’s wife Ger!

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
It’s a privilege to train the current U13 team, to see them transition over the last few years they have given myself, Cathal and Paul great pride and satisfaction.

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
Probably trying to kick a football at training, slipping and breaking my wrist, Jim Gavin eat your heart out.

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Nearly winning the league last year with U12 only to be pipped by the post by Vinnies

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
Work as an Accountant, have been involved in the GAA all my life and watching the Dubs in Croke Park. Never missed a Championship game since 1974!! I was young then BTW.

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
I Keep Marine Fish and I play golf.

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be?
An All-weather Pitch with the crest in the middle

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’?
The number of unused goals in the corner of the pitch, collectables at this stage.

If you close your eyes and envisage Scoil in 10 years, what do you see?
An All-weather pitch, a re-vamped clubhouse and lots and lots of juvenile players.

Finally, if you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would it be and why?
Giraffe because there is no one taller than me


Team News

Summary

  • AFL2 side secure home playoff semi final with Palmerstown pummeling
  • AFL7 side secure playoff semi final spot following Finbarrs no show
  • Ladies side secure league playoff spot
  • Minor Hurlers beaten in hurling championship, but back again this week for football
  • u10 hurlers battle the wind to put in good performance in Howth
  • u9 boys hurling side show promise in first game of the year
  • u8s scale new heights on Hill of Howth with one of our best ever performances 
  • Nursery continues, and welcomes newcomers as always
 

Ladies Football

Scoil 1-14 Raheny 7-9

A bitterly disappointing defeat consigns adult ladies team to a league play-off.

A win or draw would have been sufficient to secure the league title for the Scoil ladies on Wednesday night, and things were going to plan with a lead of 1-5 to 0-2 after 20 minutes had Scoil in the driver's seat. 

However Raheny always looked dangerous on the break and gradually reduced the deficit. Scoil still led by a point with 10 minutes played of the second half when Raheny were awarded a penalty. The kick was converted and in the very next play would concede another goal in quick succession which was a hard blow to take after an impressive first half performance. Scoil yet again kicked on and went down the other end and kicked points, with the ever accurate Sinead De Burca kicking frees to keep Scoil in touching distance.

A bizarre final 10 minutes saw Raheny score 4 quick goals, meaning all of Raheny's last 6 scores were goals. While Raheny were probably the better team on the night the scoreline didn't give a true reflection of the effort and competitiveness of the game. 

Alas it means Scoil will up their efforts on and off the pitch in preperation for the League play off with a date yet to be determined. Starting with the All Ireland 7s competition on 23rd September in Naomh Mearnog, we have been lucky enough to be chosen to play in the prestigious competition with more info to follow.

Finally we would just like to thank all who came out to support us for the game, it was great to see so many from the Men's, Juvenile's, Parent's and our wonderful Mothers and Others team, despite the result it no doubt gave the girls a new found pride in the Scoil jersey.

#UpScoil

Minor Boys

Scoil Minors (Isles of the Sea) 2-12 vs Erins Isle 3-14 on 10.09.17 at Finglas

How it all played out

First hurling championship game for the minors this year. Two teams were well matched. With Scoil having led for most of the first half, a goal from Erins Isle just before half time left them a point ahead going into the break.

A goal from Seamus McCann early in the second half was answered by a goal the other end shortly after.  For most of the second half, there was only a point or two between the teams but Erins Isle pulled away towards the end of the game to win by 5 points – 3-14 to 2-12.

Many thanks to all the supporters on the sideline.

Who were the star performers / scorers

The two highlights of the game were the magnificent goals scored by Seamus McCann and Karl Morgan.

Scorers: Daragh Levins 0-8 (8f); Seamus McCann 1-1; Karl Morgan 1-0; David Kennedy, Des Duggan, Eoghan McKay 0-1 each.

What’s up next

Second football championship match on Sunday 17th September home to St. Annes. Throw in 10.30am. Venue tbc.

#UpScoil

SCOIL U10'S Footballers

Away vs Binn Eadair Sat 9/09/17

How it all played Out;

Team Jp Courtney

All aboard the U10s Train!! - Definitely game of two halves this morning - Playing into the wind first half, they managed to keep opposition (which included x3 Scoil players - Alex Cahill / Fahad/ Conor) to No Score. Unfortunately we didn't score either! 

Thankfully 2nd half, the kids actually started to play and were worth their win and clean sheet in the end also.

Team Liam Ryan

It's always difficult to play against the wind which is why playing as a team is so important. The lads played some great hurling, spraying the ball around and working it in close to score. 

Who were the star performers / scorers;

Team JP

ADDI & CALVIN stepped it up today - Scoring and defending like Lions. Huge thank you to Scoil kids for agreeing to play for Binn Eadair also.

Team Liam

Score of the first half came from Alex Courtney with a well worked team goal with Alex scoring off his left side, into the top corner. Fionn was immense in midfield today with some great individual scores. Conaill worked relentlessly and didn't  give the opposition  any opportunity to create a score.

What’s up next

Football Training this Wed 7-8pm.

Hunt for All Ireland Tickets Thursday at Club!

#UpScoil

Under 9 Boys

SUC Under 9 Boys v Naomh Fionnbarra

How it all played out

The boys played their first hurling game of the year at home on Saturday and put in a great performance. We did not enter a team in the first half of the season so it was great to see the boys being able to field a team and being competitive. Whilst we lost the game we did very well for our first outing after a long summer break.

Who were the star performers / scorers

It was an all around good team performance and team spirit was very much in evidence despite the long summer holidays. Up front Senan bagged a couple of goals and was ably supported by Jake. Conor Kelly went in goal injured in the second half and got great distance with his wind assisted puck outs. The midfielders showed some good skills in winning balls and hassling the opposition. A good team performance overall.

What’s up next

It is planned to have a good training session on Saturday to brush off the summer rustiness rather than play a football game.

#UpScoil

U8s scale new heights on Hill of Howth

The U8*s started the second half of the season on a high by giving one of our best ever performances at the hurling blitz in Howth.

How it all played out

Up against the might of Beann Eadair and Trinity Gaels, all our teams were highly competitive in all games. It was great to see the skills which were practiced over the Summer months being brought into the matches.

Most of our players can now strike on both sides and correctly execute the frontal block (also known as ‘build a wall’). Any parent who feels that their child needs help to master the basics should speak to the coaches who will be happy to recommend drills that the players can do at home.  To make sure that we are ready for next season, we will be challenging our players by putting focus on “air hurling” in the coming months. 

Who were the star performers / scorers

At Saturday’s blitz, Conall defended brilliantly for the Amber team and set up many attacks by striking the ball long using both sides.  Orla showed that she has been practicing at home and was excellent at clashing and frontal blocks. Jake had another super game and pulled on the moving ball quite brilliantly on a number of occasions as well as scoring an excellent goal.

For the maroon team, Emily worked hard and showed great determination and tackling skills throughout. Danny had a powerful game, winning great ball and looking up to find a team mate before delivering long accurate passes.

For the Blues, Oisin set the standards early on in midfield getting up and down the pitch to be in the right place at the right time. His ball striking has come on leaps and bounds and he won lots of territory for the team. Sean too made a big impact scoring a couple of great goals from distance, while Milly made some vital interventions, getting big strikes away in tight spaces.

What’s up next

Football next Saturday, away to St Maurs, Rush @10 a.m.

#UpScoil


Fixtures

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