U13 girls make it three in a row
On Saturday evening last the U-13s played an excellent game of football in atrocious conditions to take their third Division 2 Shield in a row – having won it at the same division at U-11 and U-12.
Captained by corner-back, Kate , the team feature Ella and Laura in goal, Mary and Leah completing the back three with Grace B, Grace T, Batsheba and Emma in the half-back line, Maria and Niamh in midfield, Orla , Anne Marie and Sally V at half forward and Ellen , Hannah and Clodagh in the full forward line, with Emma O , Emily Mc, Maeve and Natasha K playing really valuable roles rotating on as needed to both the forward and back lines.
The weather made it very difficult to play football, with a swirling bitterly cold wind and frequent rain showers. The opposition was provided by St Brigids of Castleknock who had been runners up against our girls two years ago, and who had had some great performances in the run-in to the final. It was a very close contest but, with the advantage of the wind, Clanns held the lead at half time by six points to two. The second half was tougher and bit by bit St Brigids pulled the gap back so that at full time it was all square. However, ten minutes a side extra time seemed to galvanise the Clanns girls with Niamh scoring a terrific goal, the first of the game, to crucially open up a three-point lead. A Clanns point was followed by yet another goal – this time from Clodagh . Brigids scored one more point but the game finished 2-7 to 0-7 after an hour and twenty minutes of tough football in testing conditions.
U-13s proud winners of the Shield Final
The game saw some exceptional performances – Batsheba and Emma probably shared “girl of the match” and Maria played a hugely influential role. Everyone played to their best and all 20 girls really deserved the praise of the crowd that had gathered. Kate Benson accepted the trophy and gave a great victory speech, and then it was back to the clubhouse bar for some well deserved pizza. Another great day!
High note ending for U-13 Boys
In their final league game of the season the U-13 footballers had a narrow but well-deserved win over a visiting Na Fianna side. This result saw Clanns finish second from the top in their division and just two points behind table toppers, St Margarets. Indeed, had results elsewhere gone a different way, it could have meant a play-off for the lads against the eventual league winners but this was not to be.
With a swirling wind making play difficult for both teams, the game remained evenly contested throughout the first half and the teams reached the break on level scores. Although the visitors raced into an early two-point lead in the second half, Clanns rallied well to finish the stronger and record a two-point victory. In truth, the winning margin should have been greater for all the chances missed but the win was well received and celebrated. It marked a fitting end to what has been a good season for the team, winning nine of their fourteen games.
Team: Donal Byrne, Ruairi Corrigan, Colm O’Briain, Conor Rimmer, Cillian McCarthy, Paddy McNamara, Evan Downey, Rory O’Kennedy, Evan Caulfield, Harry Murliss, Patrick Whelan, Kevin McGrath, Scott Collopy, Ciaran Hendrick, Andrew Smith, Conor Power, Joe Thornton.
Club policy on photographic images
Taking photographs of players, using web sites to publicise GAA activities and the recording of events, games, training and coaching sessions are normal daily activities within Clanna Gael Fontenoy, as they are within GAA clubs all over the country. It’s important that the Club can use such images to do justice to the array of sporting activities that take place under its domain but also the social and community spirit that is the hallmark of these activities.
At the same time, in undertaking such activities, the Club subscribes to the principles in the “Guidelines on the use of photographic images and maintaining web sites in GAA clubs” which form part of the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport:
- Club coaches, mentors and designated volunteers are permitted to use photographic and video equipment as a legitimate coaching aid and as a means of communicating club activities and special events. However, care should be taken in the dissemination, storage and use of such material. Otherwise, parents and spectators who wish to take photographs or make recordings should first seek permission from the Club.
- When used in the newsletter, web site or other club communications channels, all photographs and recordings should focus on the activity rather than a particular young person.
- No personal details relating to the young person should be revealed as accompanying materials to the photograph or recorded image.
- All children/young people featured in recordings should be appropriately dressed.
- Where group and team photographs are taken, a player’s name should not be used to identify that player’s position in the photograph: that is, the photograph may appear with players’ names underneath but not in the order in which they appear in the photograph.
- It is recognised that on certain occasions individual young people may receive recognition and may be presented with an award. When this happens in the case of an under-age player, certain levels of sensitivity and common sense are required and a balance should be drawn between the publication of a photograph of an individual, who may or may not be named, and the safety aspects of publication.
- Any instances of the use of inappropriate images by the Club should be brought to the attention of the Club’s Children’s Officer.
Awareness of these guidelines will be promoted by the Club through our website, newsletter and other club communications channels and through the club’s player registration process.
Player registration – online
Online registration and membership payment using a debit or credit card is now possible with the juvenile section. You also have the option of paying by instalments and spreading the cost over three equal payments.
Two membership options exist for the juvenile section:
(a) Family membership (immediate family)
€240 for 2013/14 season
(b) Junior membership
(individual boy or girl)
€100 for 2013/14 season
Note: €10 discount for second child.
To access the system go to…………. https://clannagaelfontenoy.ie
and select the registration link which will then take you to………………….
The first time you use the system you will be prompted to register with your email address and password. After that you will be able to log on using this information. Simply follow the instructions on screen to select the appropriate item(s) to pay and enter your card details when prompted. A receipt will be emailed for every payment you make.
All enquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
New Children’s Officer
The Club’s new Children’s Officer is Anna Moynagh. Anna’s role is to promote across the Club the implementation of, as well as awareness about, the relevant child welfare and protection codes and guidelines for good practice. This will help to ensure that young people can participate in, enjoy and benefit from gaelic games in safe and enjoyable surroundings. She can be contacted at email@example.com .
The following numbers drawn on the
4th Nov did not produce a winner:
Jackpot A – 10, 15, 24, 27
Jackpot B – 4, 17, 20, 32
The lucky winners of €25 were:
Julie Foran, Conor Dodd, Jotta Rita Brennan and Ronan Murphy.
Next week’s jackpot is €10,000 (A and €4,000 (B).
Go Clanns Go
The girls’ minor team play Cuala in the Championship Final this Friday (8th) at 19.30hrs in Sean Moore Park.
All support welcome
The Boys’ U16’S team play St Patrick’s (D) in the League Final this Sat (9th) at 3pm in Donabate.
All support welcome