The Stag's Voice: August 8th, 2018

Contents:

  • Doe's Day
  • Summer Camps
  • Naughtons don't just play GAA?
  • Meet the Members: Eve Courtney!
  • Teams News
  • Fixtures

 

 

 3 Scoil girls & ladies teams after their 2017 successes - more moments like this to be had on Sunday!

3 Scoil girls & ladies teams after their 2017 successes - more moments like this to be had on Sunday!

Doe's Day!

This Sunday 12th August will see Scoil's first 7-a-side ladies competition.

For girls aged 13-18, ladies footballers and G4M&Os!

The games will kick off at 12pm (starting with the U13s) and will run till around 5pm (finishing with the Adults)

Followed by a BBQ and drinks in the Stag Bar - with the TG4 All Ireland quarter finals being shown!

There will be Ladies 7s teams from Scoil, Finians, Vincents, Roundtowers, Raheny, Whitehall, Naomh Mearnóg and Clontarf! With this much interest, let's hope this event will become annual!

Already got plans? Cancel them - you wont want to miss this one!


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Summer Camps

We're approaching the last Scoil Camp of Summer 2018!

Don't miss out on all the fun by booking a place for our Fun Camp 20th-24th August.

Contact Thomas @ 085 113 77 28 to book a place in the next camp.

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Naughtons don't just play GAA?

Massive congratulations to James Naughton and the Irish CP Football team who sealed bronze at the European Championships by beating hosts The Netherlands 2-1!

James who usually plays in goals, was played outfield due to his 2 broken hands!


Meet Eve Courtney!

 

 Known mainly as her father's daughter, but that's all about to change as, at 14 years old, she made her championship debut for the Ladies A team last week!

Known mainly as her father's daughter, but that's all about to change as, at 14 years old, she made her championship debut for the Ladies A team last week!

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
Since I was 9

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
Normally Eve, my name is short enough!

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

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
My brother Alex had been involved for a couple of years. My Dad, Joanne Courtney (ex GPO) and my classmates in Scoil Neasáin gradually wore me down, until I gave in and joined!

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any. 
I play with the u15 and u16 teams mostly. Earlier in the year I got to play my actual age with the u14 team for Feile. I also was lucky enough to be asked to play with the Ladies Senior B team and recently the Ladies Senior A team. I've helped out with some camps over the past year aswell.

What is your favourite sporting moment / sportsperson? 
When the Dublin Ladies won the All Ireland Final last year after losing in previous years.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in Scoil?
When my dad and Aidan Mulligan as managers, almost got sent to the carpark at feile three years ago.

If Scoil was a country, what would it be? Why?
Ireland, because it's small and everyone seems to know each other.

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
I hope I'm known for being a committed player but I'd say I'm most likely known as Jp's daughter!

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Captaining the U14s to a Feile final which we unfortunately lost.

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
Just starting second year in secondary school.

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
Not that I have much time outside of GAA but I play the piano and a bit of basketball in school.

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’? e.g. the Geese on the pitch
The jersey, it certainly makes us stand out!

Finally, if you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be?
A water tap/drinking fountain outside


Want to feature in the Stag's Voice?

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Team News

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Senior Footballers with a comfortable win vs Na Fianna in their last mid-week match of 2018.

Ladies A Team

O`Dwyers 7-15 Scoil 5-14

Loss in an exciting game spells the end of Ladies team championship hopes.

This was a winner takes all game as O`Dwyers had lost to St Peregrines, while Scoil had no option but to concede a walkover to Peregrines a few weeks earlier. Despite the high stakes, both teams played open attacking football with some marvellous scores, although, it must be admitted that there were also some goals of the "soft" variety conceded by both teams.

O`Dwyers made a flying start and scored 3 goals to take what looked a commanding lead. However, thanks to the surging runs of Molly Power, Hannah Leahy and the Ni Bhroin sisters, Scoil created plenty of scoring opportunities. Solo goals from Naoise and Caelinn gave Scoil a half time lead of 3-8 to 3-4.

The start of the second half saw O`Dwyers not only eliminate the lead but go into the lead themselves. Scoil never stopped trying and some brilliant scores from Sinead de Burca and Sophie Gibney kept the outcome in doubt until the final minutes.

A brave performance from the whole team but a special mention for Nicole Rock who played the full game in spite of being in severe pain. A visit to the doctor the following morning, resulted in her being referred to the Mater Hospital where she spent 4 nights. We breed them tough on the Ladies team


Fixtures

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