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Club Notes

November 9, 2015

Well done to our junior hurlers who were crowned league champions on Sunday afternoon in a wet and wind Dalkey after a hard earned 1 point victory over Cuala. This was a remarkable achievement by a team that almost disappeared 2 years ago. Not alone did they win the league but they remained unbeaten for the entire season. Great credit is due to the entire squad and in particular to the management team of Tony Larkin, Jack Hughes and Aidan Punch. The team captain is Ciarán O’Mórdha.

A very busy weekend started on Saturday afternoon when St. Judes were our visitors for the first round of the under 21 football championship. The lads put on a fine display and emerged victorious against our highly rated opponents. The next round is in 2 weeks time.

Our senior hurlers always like to create a bit of drama and tension and this year was no different. On Sunday morning there was a real sense of “Deja Vu” as once again we faced Erin’s Isle in an encounter to decide our adult hurling status for 2016. This game was played in diabolical conditions but nevertheless it was played at a high standard. For 45 minutes, our lads played as well as they have ever played and built a lead which proved to be sufficient in the end. As you would expect from a proud club like Erin’s Isle, they never gave up the fight and pushed our lads right to the final whistle.  Thankfully we held on and eventually won by 6 points thus maintaining our senior status. Well done to all concerned. After the game team manager David Kennedy announced that he was moving on. We thank David and his management team of Cliodhna O’Connor, Mattie Lennon and Tiernan Fahy for all their hard work and we wish them all the best.

Sunday morning saw 2 other vital games at the club. Our minor footballers were in semi final action against Templeogue. In a tight encounter, we eventually lost by 2 points. Our girls also braved the elements and our under 15 camogie team had an impressive win over Round Towers Cliondalkin.

A number of players suffered bangs and bruises at the weekend. We wish a speedy recovery to Gabriel Dennehy, John Owens, Ciaran Waters, Brian McCarthy and Diarmuid Keavey.

It’s getting late in the year but despite that we still have a number of vital games ahead. Next Sunday morning, our senior footballers play Lucan at home at 11am in a crucial encounter. We ask all club members to come along and get behind the lads. Our under 21 hurlers will begin their campaign in 2 weeks and of course we have the next round of the under 21 football to look forward to.

The season has now finished for many of our adult and juvenile teams in all codes. We wish to thank all mentors for their hard work. You are all volunteers and without you we could not continue to function.

For those teams that are continuing to train, please be aware that pitches are extremely soft and need a rest. Please cooperate and ensure that no  training takes place on any playing area. Use the Mound Field or the All Weather pitch. Thank you.

Our AGM takes place on the 4th of December. Motions and nominations must be submitted in writing to Tim Maher club Secretary. All paid up full members are entitled to attend and vote at the AGM. Our Annual Mass takes place in the club on Saturday the 5th at 8pm. All are welcome.