From the Committee and members of Na Dubh Ghall we are sorry to hear of the Death of Michael Duffy, Grandfather of our fellow coach and committee member Laura Duffy and we extend our sympathy to all his family. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam usal. U8’s – fantastic victory over Trinity Gaels by our U8 hurlers, great performance by all. Best for NDG Jamie Burke, most improved Cian Curley. U9’s put up a brilliant performance against Ballyboden, mom Nathan Bruun, a big thanks to the U8’s for all their help. U10’s a great game of hurling by both teams with NDG losing but it was a great team effort. Most improved Davis Karnes, thanks to the U9’s who togged out after their own game, training as usual.
On Saturday morning the Club organised a U8/U9 blitz between NDG, Garristown and Fingal Ravens, and played on the main pitch at Innish Fails grounds in Balgriffin. All clubs had two teams participating and each team played 3 matches. It was a fine morning and the football on display was a very good standard, the future looks good for all 3 clubs with the caliber of players on show. Thanks to Garristown and Fingal Ravens for traveling out and to Innish Fails for the use of their facilities. U15 girls beat a very strong Clan na Gael to get through to the Shield Final well done girls. Check with Sarah for details of venue etc.
U8 boys had a great victory over Beann Eadir on Saturday morning, some great hurling on show, mom for NDG was Sean Elliot with Anna most improved. Our U9 boys put up a good performance but lost to a very strong Good Counsel team, there was some good performances from all players with Cian Grassick mom for NDG. Great win for the U11 girls in the play offs to secure a semi final place, player of the match for our girls was Gemma Sheridan. U13 girls lost their semi final V O’Dwyers after extra time on Saturday, 3 bad injuries to key players was costly but the girls were superb and worked their socks off, well done girls. Our U15 girls team play their semi final on Wednesday night at 7.30 in Clan na Gael, support needed and appreciated, best of luck girls.
Great victory V St. Margarets for NDG U8’s, most improved for NDG Jamie Burke, player of the match Annastasia, great goals scored by Paddy, Scott and Ben. Training Wednesday 6 – 7pm St Neasains. NDG U9 boys lost by 16 to 12 pts against Binn Eadair, a fantastic 2nd half performance almost saw them close a 13 pt deficit, mom for NDG – Paul Nestor. U15 girls had an amazing win over Castleknock, playing fantastic sporting football. Well done girls every single one of you were brilliant. On Sunday U11, 13 & 15 girls played against each other with some great football on display, well done girls. All training indoors from now on in the gym at St Neasains – Monday U9/U10 6 – 7pm, Tuesday U11/U13 girls 6 – 7pm, Wednesday Nursery 6 – 7pm, U13 boys 7 – 8pm, Thursday U15 girls 6 – 7pm.
U8’s thanks to St Maurs for the hurling match, mom Cian Curley and Mimp Ciaran O’Daly. A really brilliant performance from the NDG U9’s at their Hurling Blitz, 3 wonderful efforts from all the team who done the club proud. MOM for NDG this week is Jamie Craig, but every member was superb, special thanks to Paddy Doyle and Sean Elliott from the U8 for togging out and thanks to Na Fianna for stepping in to host the blitz. Good win for the U11 girls to get them a place in the semi finals, potm Leah Campbell. U13 girls had a great game drawing with Ballyboden, great performance by NDG with a great save by the Boden keeper right at the end to deny us a win, well done girls.
Many thanks to St. Peregrines for traveling out on Saturday morning, two great games everyone played brillantly, best for NDG Nathan Hughes and Zak Smith. Special word for Scott and Ben scored a couple of cracking goals, (Brogan brothers beware). NDG U9’s lost 19 – 06 against Clontarf, a great fighting performance from all the boys where they showed team spirt that was a credit to the club. MOM for NDG was Jack Kennedy. U10’s a great game of football by both teams with NDG winning in the end thanks to some excellent point scoring, MOM Adam Clancy most improved Mark on a very good debut performance, training as usual 6 – 8 in Seagrange Park. U16 wrapped up the league in some style on Saturday with an 11 point win over Crumlin, great performance all over the pitch but none better than Captain Mark Durran, well done lads. U15 girls training Wednesday 6 – 7 in Seagrange Park. Big congratulations to the Dublin Ladies Senior team on their brilliant All Ireland win, super football, super win, well done to all.
Many thanks to St. Finians, Swords for organising the hurling blitz on Saturday, a great day had by all, best for NDG was Nathan Hughes, goal of the tournament Ben Grassick, well done all. NDG lost by 1 to 9 to Erin Go Bragh, a well contested match saw Robert O’Connor mom for NDG. U10 boys played a great game of football coming out on top with some good scores and interchanging throughout the team, a special thank you goes to the U9’s who played their part aswell, well done lads. Mom goes to Ben, most improved goes to Andrew Nealon and a welcome back to Martin, well done and keep up the good work. U13 girls had a great performance on Saturday V Perigrines, a close game as usual with our girls taking a 4 pt win, good performances from Katie Duggan, Ashling Cameron and girl of the game Nadine Ryan. U15 girls had a great win over Castleknock, our girls played super football to get the well deserved win, thanks to our u11 player and the u13 players who togged out well done to all.
Thanks to Ballymun Kickhams for 2 great U8’s matches, best for NDG Nathan Hughes and Jamie Burke, training as usual 6 – 7pm on Tuesday in the boys school. U9s – good performance by NDG in their first match back after the summer break, loosing out by 1 pt to Erin go Bragh, mom Sean Walsh. U10s – a great game of football had with NDG just edging it, mom Paul Lynch. A big thank you to the U9’s who togged out and played a second match, training Monday night 6 – 7pm in Seagrange Park. U11 girls won their first championship match 3-5 to 0-1, most improved was Jess Burke and potm Danny O’Leary. U13 girls had a mixed week with a superb win over St. Annes in the league with Nadine and Clareese playing really well. This game was followed by a first round Championship game Vs a very strong Plunketts team, our girls never got going in the first half but a super 2nd half left us 3 pts behind, girl of the match Ciara Lawless – superb.
U16 boys played a challange game V Joeys on Saturday with NDG loosing by 5 points, but had some good performances from Jonnie, Mark D, Jay Mathews and the player of the game James Fisher. Thanks to Na Fianna U13 girls for the friendly last Friday night, our girls played very well but lost by 3 points, well done girls. Many thanks to Castleknock for the U13 girls friendly on Sunday, a tough game as always, with a Na Dubh Ghall win. The team were superb with Katie D, Karla O, Niamh Ward and Nadine playing superb. U15 girls play Chiarans tonight meeting 5.45pm at boys school, lift needed and appreciated – good luck girls.
Our Minor team are playing against Cú Chulainn in Lusk this week as they start their run in the Fingal Summer Championship.They will have games for the next three weeks and here’s hoping they follow our U16 team in making it to the finals.Good Luck Lads.The Lotto numbers were 14,25,26,30 this week with no winner so the jackpot rolls on to €6600 next week.Tickets cost two euros and are available in Graingers Bar and from club coaches.The winning number in the 45 club was no 31, well to done Declan Mooney on his win.Places still available on Hurling camp 16th-20th Contact Martin Doyle or Mark Cooper for info or check our website www.nadubhghall.ie