The Stag's Voice: September 6th, 2017


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  • Race Night
  • Mammia Mia! ABBA Night
  • Other News
  • Meet Liam Ryan
  • Team News
  • Fixtures

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Race Night

This Saturday (9th) the Club will be heaving with punters & supporters of the juvenile trip to Scotland. Some quality prizes up for grabs!

This is a going to be a great night, with an array of members coming together to have a few laughs and support what will be a trip always remembered for our young members.


Mammia Mia! ABBA Night


ABBA Tribute Night Sept 30th
Get ready for a totally different type of Stag Bar event! Tickets (€10) for this let-your-hair-down night available next Mon Sept 11th @ 083 8101332. Details after the Race Night dust settles!

Other News

Football final tickets draw
Draw for fully paid members will take place on Thursday September 14th in the Clubhouse. Stand Tickets are €80, Terrace Tickets are €40. There are no family

Meet Liam Ryan

With our Intermediate Hurlers bidding for a return to Senior Hurling on Sat 16th, it's fitting we feature a former Scoil Senior Hurler. Meet Sir Tippex-Head, part of the 5 Lamps inspection squad...Liam Ryan!

With our Intermediate Hurlers bidding for a return to Senior Hurling on Sat 16th, it's fitting we feature a former Scoil Senior Hurler. Meet Sir Tippex-Head, part of the 5 Lamps inspection squad...Liam Ryan!


How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
On and off about 15 years. Joined Scoil in my mid 20's , retired, then got roped into the nursery by Joanne & Ronan about 6 years ago.

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
Ryaner, Liamo, Sir, Tippex Head, Pat Butcher!

Where do you hail from?
Originally from Donaghmede but living in Baldoyle the past 13 years. 

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
Finbarr Maher poached myself and brother from a neighbouring club. 

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
Played Senior Hurling for Scoil. Current  coach  with the Under 10 Boys Team (but apparently I've nothing to do with the Under 10s according to the Scoil Website!!!)

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
Organised, reliable, and always leaving the bar before 1am....

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Watching my 2 children, Adam and Abigail play the sport I love! 

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
Working with EY (Ernst & Young). 

What are your favourite hobbies outside of scoil
Golf, sleeping , inspecting bars in Dublin to ensure 5 Lamps is on tap!

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be? 
More space to train & wheels on the juvenile goals!

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’?
An enclosed pitch where our kids are safe… having a former Plunketts great  still playing senior football at 50 years of age! 

If you close your eyes and envisage Scoil in 10 years, what do you see?
Club and clubhouse doubled in size.  It would also be great to see Scoil players in the Dublin jersey.

Finally, if you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would it be and why?
A camel! I always have  the hump with JP as he's always late!

Team News


  • Ladies beaten in a bad day at the office in league decider, but live to fight another day
  • Inter Hurlers beat Kilmacud to book IHC semi final place
  • Senior Footballers return to AFL2 with home playoff game at stake
  • Minor Footballers beaten in 1st championship game after summer break, with plenty still to play
  • Extra skills session pays off with good week for u14/15 girls
  • u10 boys continue strong performances against Ballymun
  • u9 Camogie girls draw (but win on aggregate!) vs St Maurs
  • Nursery returns & events coming up!

Intermediate Hurling

Scoil 1:20 Crokes 3.8 – IHC ¼ Final – Friday Sept 1st @ Clontarf Rd

Friday 1st Sept was a beautiful night for a game of hurling. The pitch was perfect having been recently cut, the new goalmouths first baptism of fire, a good crowd, 4 scary looking individuals in white coats guarding the goals. Everything was set for a crucial game in our quest to play SENIOR hurling championship next year.

The Scoil team was up for the battle, and it certainly was that. The score after 6 minutes was Scoil 0-4 Crokes 1-3.  From the 10th minute Scoil took over and tacked on 9 points to 1 for Crokes to leave the half time score Scoil 0-13 to Crokes 1.4. In the first half the Crokes keeper had pulled off some great saves to keep them in the game.

Crokes started the second half in a rush and scored the first two scores of the second half, and by half way through the second half Scoil led by 2 points.   Scoil tacked on 1.6 including a penalty by Barry to 2.3 from Crokes leaving a final score of Scoil 1:20 Crokes 3.8. There was some heroic defending on the night by Scoil.

Scorers on the night:

Barry 1.9, Eoin O'Carroll 3, Podge Naughton & Ruairi 2 each, Andy, Padraig Kinsella, Joe & Neil 1 point each.

Next game v Na Fianna on Saturday 16th @5pm Venue TBC.


Minor Boys

Scoil Minors (Isles of the Sea) vs Fingal Ravens on 03.09.17 at Rolestown

How it all played out

First football championship game for the minors after the long Summer break ended in a scoreline of 4-8 to 1-6 to Ravens.

Who were the star performers / scorers

Scorers: Robert Kennedy 1(pen)-4; David Kennedy, Conor Hennessy 0-1 each

What’s up next

First hurling championship match for the minors is on Sunday 10th September away to Erins Isle. Throw in 11am.


Under 14 girls

Scoil v Clanna Gael 5/9/2017

How it all played out

We were apprehensive about this game because the opposition scored eleven goals in their last match. We were right to be nervous because by half time to scores were nail bitingly level. Clanna Gael opened the second half with the first point. It was a ding dong battle all the way after that until just before end when Scoil started to come out on top with some lovely points and two quick goals. The ref commented afterwards that it was a great game of football and Larry was ecstatic as he went to text the score to the board. Scoil 5.16 to Clanna Gael 6.7

Who were the star performers / scorers

Every girl played her part in this win and there were some marvellous passes to the scorers who were Caoimhe, Holly, Abby and Siofra Malone. There must be some very tired legs tonight because all the girls ran the length of the pitch over and over again.

What’s up next

Training on Saturday at 11a.m on pitch 22

Under 15/14  

v Na Fianna 2/9/2017 Home

How it all played out

Dublin had not as many subs as the under 15’s on Saturday. Helped by the under 14’s this was a match to remember with eight substitutions being made during the game.

Na Fianna didn’t know what hit them as the Scoil girls swung into action with an early goal. It was really Scoil all the way and a pleasure to see the girls putting into action all they had been learning in training. The final score of 9.14 to Na Fianna’s 3.3. said it all.

Under 14/15

Skills session 1/9/2017

Nineteen enthusiastic girls took part in a skills session organised by Jonathan last Friday night. He took the girls in groups of five while the rest had great fun practising kicking with their left feet. It has to be said that there were some very peculiar shots in this exercise!  When he finished his  tests he spoke like a priest in confession to each girl individually telling them what skill they needed to practise. He has promised to do another session after a few months to see how much they have improved. Nineteen girls went home smiling. Thank you Jonathan.

Who were the star performers / scorers

We believe scores are made by team effort and no forward can score unless given the ball by her teammates.  In fact our backs were also in scoring mode on the day. We were immensely proud of the good natured spirit of the girls as they were substituted for anotherplayer.

What’s up next

Saturday 9/9/2017 v Castleknock


Scoil U10 Footballers

vs Ballymun Kickhams  Sat 02/09/17 at Stag Park 

How it all played out

1ST Football Game back post summer and the U10 juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down!!

Two great games with excellent link up between the lads on both teams this morning.

Unfortunately opposition lost a player to red card but Scoil kids well used to riding rough play at this stage.

Who were the star performers / scorers

Conaill MCC had a stormer in midfield for Team Liam Ryan while his brother Neil did likewise for Team Jp.

Great to see scoring from all angles today from the lads & welcome another kid into the fold (Kyle-Great Debut was had)

What’s up next

Hurling Training this Wed 7-8pm..

Scotland Juvenile Trip Race Nite (09/09/17) – please come out & support.

Special mention to Paul Maher who leads the charge re Sponsorship fund raising......


u9 Camogie

Despite the poor weather conditions 21 players travelled to St Maurs on Sunday morning. The fixture was supposed to be an u9 Camogie Blitz but with 3 other clubs pulling out was a straight shoot out between Scoil and host St Maurs. While the results were one win each we’ll definitely claim a convincing win 5 – 2 on aggregate.

Scoil were represented by Aisling, Taiya, Orlaith, Eabha, Aishat, Aibhilin, Aoibhinn C, Roisin, Nessa, Simone, Caoimhe, Cliodhna, Sadhbh, Ciara, Abbey, Aoife, Aoibhinn G, Lauren, Emily, Niamh and Ella.

A special mention for Aoibhinn Ní Cuinneagáin Breathnach who despite being one of the newest players scored a great goal and our youngest player Roisín Curtin who really got stuck in.



Scoil Nursery returned to glorious weather last Saturday morning with over 60 kids taking part. It was clear to see that the summer break did not stop anyone from practicing with everyone improving greatly.  No doubt the summer camps helped here as well.

The yellows (born 2011 and 2012) were put through their paces by our GPO Thomas who ensured that everyone was having great fun with new games.  The greens (born 2011) really stepped up with great kicking in football and striking in hurling. Great to see the large number of girls in this group. Finally the blues/academy players (born in 2010) showed great awareness and appetite for learning which will help them greatly as they get ready for playing matches as under 8's in 2018. As always thanks to all the parents who helped out in any way and this support really helps the nursery coaches.  The players of the week were Orla, Gene and Roisin & Conor.

Scoil Academy will return next Wednesday evening the 6th of September for those born in 2010 and 2011.  We plan to continue running the Wednesday night until the mid-term break at the end of October (weather depending)

We will be having some of our now annual events coming up soon such as a Halloween party as well as a table quiz. We will send out more details closer to the time.