Juvenile finals weekend

Monday, October 12th, 2015

This weekend see three of our juvenile teams competing in finals, with our U13 and U16 girls join our U16 hurlers all in action. On Saturday at noon our U16 camogie girls will take on St Peregrines in Blakestown in the championship final. Later that day our U16 hurlers play Rialto Gaels at 3pm in Dolphin Park in their shield decider. Then on Sunday its the tuen of our U13 camogie girls who take on Whitehall in the Phoenix Park in the championship final.

We hope as many of you as possible can come along and support these three great teams. C’mon the Parish !!

Fixtures up to end August

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Tuesday 25th August

U13 camogie V. Plunketts 7pm Martin Savage Park

U16 football V. St Annes 7pm Bogies

 

Wednesday 26th August

Minor hurling V. Castleknock 6.45pm Somerton

 

Thursday 27th August

Senior camogie V. Thos Davis 7pm Kiltipper Rd

U15 football V. Whitehall C 7.30pm Ellenfield

 

Saturday 29th August

U8 hurling V. Maurs 10am Rush

U9 hurling V. O’Dwyers 10am Bogies

U10 hurling V. Peregrines 10am Hartstown Park

U11 hurling V. Tyrellstown 11am Bogies

U13 football V. Cuala 3.30pm Bogies

Senior hurling championship V. Vincents 6pm Bogies

Junior hurling championship V. Scoil Ui Conaill 6pm Clontarf

 

Sunday 29th August

Minor football V. Round Towers (L) 10.15am Lusk

 

Minors win Easter Hurling Tournament

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Kevin’s Hurling Club in Dolphins Barn hosted their annual minor hurling competition on Easter Saturday this year. The 11-a-side competition is always very competitive and this year attracted teams from Lucan, Castleknock, O’Tooles, Plunkets, Setanta, Judes, hosts Kevins and ourselves. The games are 20 mins and the 8 teams were divided into 2 groups of 4 with the top 2 from each going into the semi finals. All placed balls scored are worth 2 points which makes discipline even more important to teams.

 

It was the lack of this discipline which cost the Barrs in our first game, as despite out scoring Lucan we lost out because of the high number of frees we conceded. It also took our lads a few mins to get used to the unusual format of 11-a-side games. Lucan went on to win their other 2 games and topped group 1. We beat Setanta in our second game which meant a draw with Judes in our final game would be enough to qualify for the semis. In a close game we got a late free to level up the game to get the draw we needed to advance on score difference. This set up a semi final with Plunketts who had won their group. This was probably our best performance of the day and saw us winning by 7 points. We had now qualified for the final, where we would once again meet Lucan, who had beaten Kevins in the other semi final.

 

The final was a very close encounter from start to finish with the lead changing hands on many occasions. At the end of the 20 mins the teams were level so a further 10 mins of extra time was needed to find a winner. Again both teams led in the first period but it was the Barrs who finished the stronger in the last 5 mins to win by just a single point 2-16 to 1-18 and claim the cup, which is named in memory of Brian Scott a former Kevins player. Captain Glen Dodrill accepted the trophey from Mrs Scott on behalf of the team. A special word of thanks should be paid to Kevins HC on hosting a great day of hurling.

Weekend Review 23rd March

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The weekend’s brilliant sunshine brought out the best in our young boys and girls in action on Saturday morning with some great games involving our U8s, U9s, U10s and both our U11 boys and girls teams. Our U12s and U13s were also in action on Saturday and again both games produced some great skills and fantastic scores. Our U13 camogie girls kept this up on Sunday morning with a great win in the Bogies to keep their winning run going. Rumour has it Brian Cody was on the phone to Jonnie Browne after the game asking him for some tips !

 

Our U16 football game with Skerries Harps did not go ahead on Saturday so that was all the action that took place. We should also acknowlege the large amount of referee’s we have in the club, who go out every week and take charge of games from U8 to senior and all levels in between. On Saturday afternoon, one of our up-and-coming referee’s Thomas Gleeson took charge of the Adult Leinster Hurling League game between Plunketts and Cullion HC from Westmeath and received plenty of complements from both teams on his performance.

 

On Sunday our Intermediate footballers got their first win of the campaign with a vital away win at the Garda. Having lost our opening 2 games, we were under a small bit of pressure to get a result, and the lads delivered with a 1-13 to 0-12 victory. Neither our Junior football games went ahead on Sunday. Our U15′s lost out in their trip to Round Towers Clondalkin but remain in contention in their league. Our minor hurlers got their first win of the league with a comprehensive win over Clontarf in the Bogies winning out by 7-16 to 2-11.

Weekend Review 16th March

Monday, March 16th, 2015

There was a mixed bag of results for our underage teams last weekend, our U8, U9 and U10 footballers all won and lost some of their small sided go games, while our U11 kept their goor run going against Clan Mhuire. Our U16 camogie girls were beaten by Raheny out in St ANnes Park while our U16 hurlers had a comprehensive win over Castleknock in the Bogies. Our U15 hurlers lost out to Clana Gael while our U13 camogie girls received a walkover in their league. Our U11 ladies football team travelled up to Ashbourne to play a challenge game against Donaghmore.

 

For the adult it was the first weekend of hurling fixtures and our 3 teams were all down to play. Our seniors began their first campaign in the top flight since 2009 with a narrow loss to St Brigids in Russell Park. Despite loosing by the minimum margin, our lads will be happy with their performance and were unlucky not to snatch victory in the last minute, when Dublin goalkeeper Alan Nolan made a superb save from Ryan Curley.

 

Our Junior 5 hurlers began their campaign with a home game against Bray Emmets. Having missed out on promotion in the play-offs for the last 2 seasons, hopes will be high of going one better this year. However we did not make the best of starts loosing out by 9 points to a strong Bray side. Our 3rd team were beaten by erins Isle in Finglas but this team will no doubt improve as the season goes on.

 

Our minor footballers will be disappointed by their 4 point home defeat to Round Towers in their league game. A poor start which saw them concede 1-4 with out reply was ultimately their down-fall. they fought hard to claw back the lead but never quite got there, so they suffered their first defeat of the season.

Weekend Review 9th March

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Pictured above is the Dominic’s College team who won the All-Ireland title on Saturday afternoon.

 

The weekend’s Go-Game action once again got us under away on the field of play over the weekend and our U9s, U11 and U12 hurlers all recorded good wins on Saturday. Our U8s put up a great display in Naomh Mearnog and our U10s also battled well out in O’Tooles. On Sunday our U13 camogie girls kept up their winning ways with a convincing win over Lucan in the Bogies. Our U13 footballers were beaten by a good Round Towers side.

 

On Saturday afternoon our U16 footballers took on Trinity Gaels in a top-of-the table clash in their league game. In a game which enthralled the large crowd in the Bogies, the result was in doubt right until the last minute. A late Trinity Gaels goal saw them snatch victory by 2 points in a cracking game. Great credit must be given to both sets of players who produced such a great game despite a strong wind blowing across the pitch.

This game was followed by an historic first game for our U11 ladies football team who took on Shankill in the Bogies. This team has been training for 2 years and eagerly awaited their first game. They showed all their skills in a great win, which we are sure wont be the last of the year. Well done girls.

 

On Sunday it was the turn of our adult footballers to take centre stage with all 3 teams in action. Unfortunately it was a bad day at the office with all 3 teams loosing out. The 3 squads will have to dust themselves down and re-group ahead of their next games in a fortnights time. In what turned out to be a dissappointing day on the results end of things, our minor hurlers were beaten by Lucan in their first game of the year and our U15 footballers suffered their first deafeat to Craobh Chiaran.

 

Weekend Review 2nd March 2015

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

 

The bad weather last weekend meant that the Bogies was unplayable, so this meant a lot of teams had to travel to play their games. The U8s and U9s both had successful journeys out to Naomh Mearnog and Tyrellstown respectively and the U11s also recorded a good win away to Beann Eadair in Howth. Our U13 camogie girls also had a good win in their league game away to Naomh Barrog.

 

Our U16s made the journey to Kilmacud Crokes to play their first hurling league game of the year. The game was played in Silverpark, and the sound of the horse racing in Leopardstown could be heard in the background. There was plenty of good hurling on show, from both sides as the game ebbed and flowed, with both teams trading the lead. In the end in was the home team that edged a thriller by a single point 4-10 to 4-9.

 

On Sunday our Minors travelled to Ringsend Park to play Isles of the Sea. This is a new team with Clana Gael and Scoil Ui Conaill joining together at minor level. In poor conditions both teams gave it their all in the first half, but our lads pulled away in the second half, winning out by 5-8 to 2-4.

Fixtures up to 1st March 2015

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Tuesday 24th February

Junior Hurling Challenge V. Donaghmore Ashbourne 8pm Ashbourne

 

Wednesday 25th February

Senior Hurling challenge V. Kilmacud C. 8pm Alfie Byrne Road

 

Saturday 28th February

U8 football V. Nh Mearnog 10am Portmarnock

U9 football V. Tyrellstown 11am Tyrellstown

U10 football V. Garristown 11am Garristown

U11 football V. Beann Eidair 11am Howth

U12 football V. Thos Davis 12.15 Kiltipper Road

U13 hurling V. Kilmacud C. 1.30 Deerpark

U16 hurling V. Kilmacud C. 2pm Silverpark

U16 camogie V. Peregrines (Monday 8pm Alfie Byrne Rd)

 

Sunday 1st March

Inter football V. Garda 10.30am Phoenix Park (Loving Cup)

Minor football V. Isles of the Sea 11am Sean O’Moore Park

U15 hurling V. Parnells 11.30am Chanel

U13 camogie V. Nh Barrog 10am Kilbarrock

U11 camogie blitz V. Lucan 12pm Lucan

Senior Hurlers Promoted

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Our senior hurlers travelled out to Bray Emmets ground on Sunday 16th November to face Crumlin in the AHL2 promotion playoff final. They were joined by a big crowd of supporters from Cabra who were expecting a tough game. Having lost by 4 points to the dame opposition earlier in the year, we knew this was going to big a hard task.

 

The game started well for the Barrs and an early Eamonn Dillon score settled any nerves. Finbarrs were finding scores easier to come by early in the game and led by 3 points after 10 mins. Crumlin began to find their range and it was them who found the net first when their midfielder was allowed to run through our defence before passing to the full forward who struck the goal. Our lads regrouped and went in level at halftime.

 

The second half continued in the same vain as the first, with Crumlin’s accuracy from placed balls keeping them in it. A Robbie McCarthy goal mid-way through the half looked to have given us the edge only from Crumlin to reply with their second goal moments later. The game looked to be slipping from us but for two late frees from Dillon to ensure the game finished level.

 

In the first period of extra time captain Ger Doddrill really put his mark on the game with two superb scores, but again Crumlin would not lie down. Incredibly the sides were level again at halftime in extra time. In the second period it was Finbarr’s superior fitness and the class of Dillon and Doddrill which saw them home winning by 2 points 1-27 to 2-22. In an incredible game its hard to signal out individual performances, but Doddill’s masterclass as well as a great showing from Aaron Costello at wing-back, not to mention the free scoring Eamonn Dillon will live long in the memory for all that were present.

 

Naomh Fionnbarra : Eoghan Sweetman; Billy Hyland, Pato Whelan, Sean McDonnacha; Aaron Costello, Tony Costello, John Bailey; Gary McAuley, Shane Commins; Carl Turner 0-2, Ger O’Reilly 0-1, Robbie McCarthy 1-1; Ger Doddrill 0-6, Eamonn Dillon 0-16 (9f), Ryan Curley 0-1.

Subs: Thomas Lynch for Bailey, Owen Fogarty for Commins, Darren Langan for Turner

Fixtures up to 19th October

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Wednesday 15th October

Inter football V. Vincents 7.30pm PNU

 

Saturday 18th October

U8 football V. Naomh Mearnog 10am Portmarnock

U9 football V. O’Dwyers 11.30am Bogies

U10 football blitz V. Whitehall & Nh Mearnog 10am Bogies

U10 camogie blitz V. Erins Isle 2pm Finglas

U11 football V. Crumlin 12.30 Bogies

U14 hurling V. Clontarf 3pmSt Annes Park

Inter football V. Trinity Gaels 5pm Bogies

 

Sunday 19th October

Junior 6 football V. Brigids 11am Bogies

Minor football V. Scoil Ui Conaill 11am Clontarf Road