The Stag's Voice: August 29th, 2018

Contents:

  • All Ireland Ticket Draw
  • Irish-American News Feature
  • Fun Camps
  • Join the Scoil Sirens
  • Meet the Members: Eoghan McKay
  • Picture Appeal
  • Team News
  • Fixtures

 

 

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All Ireland Tickets Draw

The countdown is on..  it's All Ireland Senior Football Final week, baby!
Here's all the info you need to be in with a chance of snatching up one of these bad boys:

  • Ticket raffle will take place this Thursday 30th August @ 9.30pm - limited tickets available!
  • You MUST be a fully paid up adult member to be entered into the draw (includes adults w/ family membership)
  • Clubhouse will be open on Saturday 1st September - with an additional 2 tickets up for grabs!
  • Stag Bar will be open before the match on Sunday 2nd September

    #COYBIB
 *Expected reaction from any unsuccessful Dubs on Thursday*

*Expected reaction from any unsuccessful Dubs on Thursday*


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Irish-American News Feature

Great to see the Oneness Project featuring in the Irish American news - which has a publication list of over 15k!

The article shares  everything you need to know about Oneness - the project, our goal and events.

Make sure to share this article with any of your contacts who might find this of interest!


Scoil Camps Come to an End..

Last week saw an end to the 2018 Scoil Summer Camps with the Fun Camp taking place.

Another GAA filled week with lots of kids having a lot of laughs.

The kids were even lucky enough to take a trip to Croker!

Massive thank you to Thomas & Johnny for all their hard work organising the camps this year! Thanks to all of the great helpers also!

Who's already counting the days till the Halloween Camp?!


Join the Sirens!

The Scoil Sirens team are back with a bang after their successful outing at the Scoil Ladies 7's recently.

We'd like to extend a a warm welcome to any interested ladies to join us this September. With the emphasis on fun, fitness & friendship with a bit of LGFA thrown in. Only condition is you're over 18 and don't play for a Senior Ladies team anywhere.

We follow a strict code of Ethics set down by the LGFA under the G4M&O initiative. With no previous experience of Football at all necessary, this is the team to join for a bit of craic.

Training: Tues 28th August 7pm-8pm

Contact: Mairead O'Sullivan 086 2675392


Meet Eoghan McKay!

 The most chilled out guy we know, known to 'do a few bits' of his own around Scoil, at only 18 years young this dual coder is already making a splash in the Senior Adult section.

The most chilled out guy we know, known to 'do a few bits' of his own around Scoil, at only 18 years young this dual coder is already making a splash in the Senior Adult section.

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

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
Mckay I'd say is most common

Where do you hail from? i.e. county, country, suburb etc.
Killester

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
I was encouraged by my two best mates in Scoil Neasain Robbie Kennedy and Manus Glackin, glad I was

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any. 
Always playing, either training, matches or doing my own little bit but that could be argued for this year

What is your favourite sporting moment / sportsperson? (any club, any sport)
Search Diarmuid O'Sullivan on youtube and you wont be disappointed

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in Scoil?
Probably my rendition of Sweet Caroline at last years Christmas party

If Scoil was a country, what would it be? Why?
I'd say Cuba cause we're a pretty chilled out club and Clontarf are the US

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
Gaelic and hurling I suppose or my speedy bar tending...

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Winning U16 championship was pretty great

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
Haven't yet decided 

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
I like a bit of everything

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’? e.g. the Geese on the pitch
If you were to ask me before we got use of the baths I would've said the bar

Finally, if you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be?
A nice north facing balcony would be nice during summer


Want to feature in the Stag's Voice?

As a Club, we really pride ourselves on the close-knit community that we have at Scoil Uí Chonaill - help us in our effort in getting to know all of our members by filling out the Meet the Member's Questionnaire


Picture Appeal

Calling all Club members, an appeal has been sent into Scoil HQ from former Scoilman Joe Colgan - who is searching for the 1967 U21 Championship winning team photo.

This is the only U21 Championship the Club has ever won - so let's hope we can help this fellow Stag out!


Team News

Ladies A Football

Ballinteer 3-11 Scoil 4-12

A hard fought win secures a Cup Semi Final place for ladies team.

While this was the final game in the round robin stage for both teams, it was essentially a quarter final as the winners would top the group, while the losers faced elimination. Scoil had lost narrowly in a high scoring league game against the same opposition earlier in the summer. With the return of Katie Doolin and Lucy Murphy from their summer sojourns and Hannah Leahy from Dublin duty, hopes were high that the league result could be reversed. 

A couple of late changes meant last minute call ups for 14 year old Eve Courtney and a start in goal for Niamh Bunyan. Both players performed creditably and Niamh made a number of fine saves which would have got the approval of big brother, Andy. 

As in the league game, both teams traded early scores. Sinead de Burca pounced on a pointed effort which came back off the crossbar to score a goal but the lead was cancelled out immediately with a Ballinteer goal. And again when Sophie Gibney scored another goal the opposition replied straight away with a goal of their own. Just before the break Scoil got the score of the game. Caelinn Ni Bhroin caught a ball in a crowded midfield and passed to Molly Power. Molly surged deep into the opposition half, passed to Naoise Ni Bhroin who flicked to Sophie Gibney who rounded off a great move with a clinical goal. 

Straight from the kick out, Caelinn made another great catch ran through on goal but settled for a point to leave Scoil leading at half time 3-7 to 2-8. 

The second half was evenly contested but some tenacious defending from the experienced trio of Nicole Rock, Laura O`Reilly and Katie Doolin confined Ballinteer to scores from frees. A typical Hannah Leahy goal secured the victory and Scoil could even afford to miss a penalty and concede a last minute goal from a free kick.

There is no date yet for the Cup Semi Final as there are still some games to be played in the other half of the round robin.

From the players and management, wishing the Ladies B team the best of luck in their Shield Final against St.Brendans tonight!


Fixtures

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