The Stag’s Voice: April 24th, 2019

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  1. Gearing up for Champo

  2. Darkness Into Light

  3. Congratulations T

  4. Scoil Coffee Morning

  5. Celebrating Minor Heroes

  6. Team News

  7. Other News


Gearing up for Champo

Our adult footballers begin their championship campaign this Saturday afternoon in Scoil HQ at 6.00 p.m. versus Ballyboughal. The championship always brings out the fans so please do your best to attend. The Scoil bar will also be open from 5.30 p.m. for anyone looking to quench their thirst before the game!

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Darkness Into Light

In 3 weeks time, on the 11th May at 4.15 AM hundreds of thousands of people in over 200 global venues will walk in hope, from Darkness into Light. 

Don't forget, to take part in Darkness into Light Clontarf you MUST register at: https://www.darknessintolight.ie/event/clontarf

#DIL2019, #ThePowerOfHope Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm.

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Congratulations Tiarnan and Rebecca

A huge congratulations from everyone at Scoil Uí Chonaill to club secretary and senior footballer Tiarnan Crowe and wife Rebecca who were wedded last week in Clontarf Castle. Tiarnan has been in the club from a very young age and the Crowe’s have longstanding ties with the club. If you see Tiarnan around the club, be sure to congratulate him!

Pictured here with senior players Dan Lane, Andy Bunyan, Alan Cronin and Aidan Mulvey.

Pictured here with senior players Dan Lane, Andy Bunyan, Alan Cronin and Aidan Mulvey.


Scoil Coffee Morning

Scoil/OCS PPU Present a coffee morning in the club for members and friends of the club and school.

VENUE: SCOIL UI CHONAILL CLUBHOUSE

DATE: TUESDAY 30th APRIL

TIME: 11AM

It would be great if you could make it!

Further Enquiries to: Dick Murphy:087 9295093 Gerry Rowley: 087 6287395

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Celebrating Minor Heroes

Scoil will be celebrating the amazing achievements of the Minor teams of the 60’s where the club won five minor championship titles and an under 21 title in a seven year period!

Not many members of the Club will be aware of the Scoil glory days when the Club  contested six Minor Championship Finals in eight years and won FIVE Dublin Minor Championship titles!

The Scoil also contested and won an U21 title in that period.

To revive and relive some of the memories, some of the stars of that era are having a reunion on Friday 7th June at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse.

So get out the photos, put on the memory caps and  spread the word (50 years plus is a long time)

Main contact points are: Robbie Kelleher(086 2583796), Barry Kenna (087 4196789), Bernie O Sullivan (086 0688101) and Gerry Rowley  (087 6287395)

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Team News

A quiet week for most as it was the Easter weekend, however there is still some team news!

Adult Ladies: Scoil Uí Chonaill  2-15  Ballyboughal 6- 15

As the scoreline suggests, this was a Cup game where defences were definitely not on top. Nevertheless it was a fine advert for adult ladies football as there were plenty of marvellous scores by both teams. 

Scoil could not have gotten off to a worse start, with Ballyboughal scoring goals on their first 2 attacks. It looked like it was going to to be a long night for the Scoil players but they got back into the game with some fine points. A sweeping move from out of defence found centre back, Kathy Delaney in front of the opposing goal and she side footed the ball home. Unfortunately Ballyboughal scored another goal shortly afterwards to dampen any hope of a comeback.

In spite of being behind, the Scoil players continued to work hard and to run at the Ballyboughal defence. The Ni Bhroin sisters, in particular, continued to cause problems.  They were unlucky not to score a couple of goals but were thwarted by the upright and excellent saves from the opposition goalie. Another long run from out of defence, this time by corner back Jane Brooder created a goal chance for Sinead de Burca. While there was still some work to be done, Sinead coolly slotted the ball into the corner.

Despite being tightly marked, Sinead scored 1-8 and was always an attacking outlet. The Scoil backline defended stoutly throughout with Nicole Rock and Molly Power bas solid as ever. However, the star of the show  was under 16 player, Sadhbh Murphy, who was making her adult competitive debut. She never put a foot wrong and her distribution was second to none.

On the same evening, the adult B team played their first competitive game of the season and were defeated away to Oliver Plunketts. 

In the midst of the Easter school holidays, both teams were  each missing at least 8 adult players plus their managers. Our thanks go out to all the under 16/17 players who lined out and hopefully will have roles to play for the adult teams throughout the summer.


Other News

  • The U15 boys play Na Fianna in the Shield quarter final on Sunday 28th April at 11:30am in St Annes 22. The lads are all set for another big performance after losing out to St. Judes by one point in the previous round. All support welcome! 

  • O’Connell’s Secondary School will be hosting a comedy night in the Laughter Lounge on the 25th of May. All details can be found on their website. Contact Tom Farrelly for more info: 087 203 8921

  • Further to this, there is an appeal for any and all past members of OCS who would be willing to advertise in this year’s school yearbook to help with production costs. Tom is the contact here again.


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