St Clarets GFC Club Notes
October 03, 2016
Our seniors played their final game of the season when we faced a Garryowen side still in contention for a final spot. The likes of Keith O'Neill, Tony Murphy, Colm and Gerry Lynott rolled back the years in Mill Hill yesterday. Keith scored a lovely goal to make up for the one he conceded against CÃº Chulainns last week. Unfortunately we lost out by a scoreline of 5-16 to 2-8.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Luke Kelly, Matthew Healy, Liam Healy, Aidan Bradshaw, Paddy Donaghy, Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Barry Lynch, Luke Everitt, Ryan O'Connell, Colm Lynott, Keith O'Neill, D. O'Reilly, Tony Murphy.
Subs: Dillon Buckley, Conor Martin
Good luck to Aidan Bradshaw in his recovery from another unfortunate injury yesterday.
On Saturday the club held it's 2nd Annual Youth day down at Kingshill Avenue. The day started with heavy showers and black skies and basically would have been a day when most would have dived back under the duvet covers but in true St Claret's spirit we proceeded with the days events and as if like magic the day progressed into a fantastic sunny day. We would like to thank each and every man, woman and child that ventured out and joined us for a truly fantastic fun packed family day and took the time out to bring buns and cakes and take part in all the games.
Our mums and girls took to the field first, where at half time the mums were ahead by 3 points, the girls came through at the end, captained by Chloe Enright and won by 1 point to take possession of the Chloe Buckley cup for the second year running. "Mams" of the match awards were presented to: Nicola Donaghy and Claire Delaney, well done ladies the secret training paid off!
This game was followed by a fantastic display of football from our U8 and U10 teams who showed to the club the future is bright with this group of young boys and girls coming through.
The day finished with the lads and Dads match, where the 'ole' fellas held their own for a while but youth and fresh legs won through at the end. Dillon Buckley was presented with the Denis McCarthy cup for the 2nd year in row and the Dad's are in training already for next year. It was great to see some old Claret's stalwarts in action and great to see some of the old magic is still there if only in short supply. Men of the match were Paul Myers and Dermot Wallace who showed they've still got what it takes.
We would like to thank all the committee members who were onsite from early to help set up. We would also like to pay special thanks to Paul Myers and his assistant Aaron, who were there early to open gates and help set up in the rain and were the last men out at the end of the day.
We would like to make a special mention to Michael O'Shea who was celebrating his 16th birthday on Saturday but still took the time out to take part in the day.
Once again thanks to everyone that turned up on the day and made the day so successful. To those of you that couldn't make it, for different reasons, you missed a very special day.
At the end of the day we retired to the Ye Olde Crowne on the Uxbridge Road to watch the All-Ireland. We would like to thank Gillian for her hospitality and a great evening. Maybe not so great for our Mayo members of the club.
The 2 rainbows that appeared at the end of the day over the pitch were a fitting finale to a very memorable day!!!
This Saturday our Under 10s head up to Tottenhall for a blitz. 11.30am start.
Dates for the diary:
Sat 8th Oct - U14s League final 12.30pm - Greenford Vs TMC
Sat 5th Nov - Youth Presentation Evening, Slough Irish Club, Sheehy Way.
Sat 19th Nov - St Clarets Dinner Dance, Ealing Golf Club, tickets on sale soon.