7 days ago by Sorcha Hughes
On behalf of the ladies section, we are delighted to announce that Kevin Mullins will be taking the ladies 4/5th training session on a Wednesday night from 7-8:30pm going forward.
As well as this Linda Watters has volunteered to help with the ladies 4ths coaching for matches on a Saturday.
We hope to see lots of the 4ths and 5ths at training this Wednesday :)
11 days ago by Susan Murphy
If anyone picked up a black and red Adidas Stick in the dugout last Saturday can you please drop me a text on 0879022806, thanks!
23 days ago by Ciaran McNamara
Despite not having held the lead against Rathgar II, there was a feeling that we managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the High School on Saturday. It was a lively game of hockey played at a very quick tempo and Clontarf took a few minutes to find their feet, going behind to some decent play from the home team. However as the 1st half went on Clontarf found their shape and began to string passes together and began to take the upper hand, forcing the Rathgar ‘keeper into a superb save from a nice Kev Murray deflection. Rathgar were always dangerous on the break but could do nothing to prevent Clontarf equalising from a short corner through Matty Owen, towards the end of the half. 1-1 at the break and things were looking good for the ‘tarf, who incidentally welcomed back Andrew Poynter and who also had Rob Duggan and Kev Warren making super debuts for the 2nd team.
The second half was not as cohesive as the first from a Clontarf point of view but still the game was there to be won. A series of green and yellow cards however served to disrupt the shape that we had worked hard to attain in the first half and Rathgar capitalised to go 2-1 ahead. Clontarf huffed and puffed but ultimately could not blow the house down despite having a short corner inside the final two minutes. The league is still very tight however, with four points separating 3rd to 9th, and we still have games in hand. All in all there were promising signs in spite of the loss and next week sees us take a trip to Banbridge in the Irish Junior Cup.
27 days ago by Karen Upton
Anyone know where the white jerseys are? The ladies 3s need them for the weekend.
30 days ago by Jacqui Turner
There is no training this evening for the Ladies 3rds/4ths or 5ths, it will be only be for the 1sts & 2nds
about 1 month ago by Amy Anslow
Just a reminder that normal training will take place tonight
Lynn will be taking the 4ths / 5th session at 7 and 1sts, 2nds and 3rds will train as normal at 8 with Ralph and Rachel.
See y'all later!!
about 1 month ago by sean cassidy
After picking up our first win in division 3 last weekend, it was important for us to keep the momentum going. We were presented with an away trip to three rock, with injury and illness causing a few late pull outs, but we remained in confident mood before the game. Tarf started strong with good energy from the tip off and our early dominance was quickly rewarded when Matty picked up the ball on the halfway line, beat his man and drove into the D before unleashing a reverse into the far corner. TRR gradually grew more into the game as we began to sit back but we defended our D effectively without Senan having to make any saves.
After half time with Rossco's halftime instructions ringing in our ears that we had to win the battle, we once again blitzed the opposition in the opening 5 minutes of the half. First a flowing team passing move from one end of the pitch to the other led to the ball being pulled back to Nathan who gladly swept the ball home to make it 2 in 2 weeks for him. 2 minutes later, Butzy won a free on the halfway and crashed the ball up to Killer who hit a bouncing ball first time into the goal. 3-0 Tarf! We then went on to 'park the bus' for the next 30 minutes as we attempted to hold our lead. Matty was even told to run to the corner to waste time with 10 minutes to go! TRR pulled one back from a shortie but thanks to a few Senan saves and some last ditch defending from the back four, Tarf held on for a 3-1 victory. Another hard fought game where we deservedly came out on top and have now won back to back games.
A well earned weekend off next week before our next league game against Rathgar, where we will hopefully extend the winning streak to 3 games!
about 1 month ago by Sorcha Hughes
The ladies 5ths have a refix tonight in Mount Temple, there will be no regular training for all teams. Please contact your captain to find out what you are doing tonight.
All support for the 5ths welcome!!
about 1 month ago by Peter O'Byrne
Hello everyone, I am running the Airtricity Dublin City Marathon on Monday 27th October, and am raising money for Diabetes Ireland.
If anyone could donate any amount they can spare it would be greatly appreciated, as the charity raises money for research into finding cures and treatments for Type I and II diabetes.
42km of fun!
about 1 month ago by nathan maxwell
Quick match report from mens 2nds first win in div 3 vs railway yesterday...
Billy's men's 2s have gone from strength to strength this season with each week passing seeing us grow in confidence. After two encouraging performances against trinity and Monkstown it was important to get points on the board in our new league. Railway provided us with just the right challenge. Tarf started well but found themselves getting pinned back in the first half, a few excellent saves from Senan kept the scores at nil, when shortly before half time, an inspired botch shot from Scott off a short corner fell back to nathan on the baseline who was lucky to squeeze it past the keeper. 1-0 tarf at half time. the second half saw us pick up where we'd left off and even the introduction of billy into the action. good work from Matthew and Sean going forward led to a short corner for tarf. this time Scott made no mistake and blasted his shot into the bottom left. 2-0 tarf. the last ten minutes saw us defending deep and desperately. credit to the defense who earned their clean sheet and to the supporters who came to watch, much appreciated as always!
Next week sees us travel to Three Rock where we'll be looking for all 3 points!
about 1 month ago by Jacqui Turner
We will be making our annual trip to the Laughter Lounge on Thursday, October 23rd. Our first team captains Sorcha and Stephen are running this event so make sure when you see them to ask for a ticket.
We particularly would like to extend an invite to any friends or players of the club who are not currently playing - you can simply email Sorcha at email@example.com or
Stephen at s.cairns2010
about 1 month ago by Ciaran McNamara
Despite losing 2-3 to Monkstown III, Clontarf Mens’ II produced a vastly improved performance from the week before showing that they are well capable of competing in the division since moving up. Elliot Hughes bundled in a corner in the early stages but the lads were pegged back by some decent Monkstown play. A couple of defensive lapses in the final few minutes of the first half meant that even though the game was evenly balanced, Clontarf trailed 1-3 at the break.
The second half bore witness to some trojan work all over the pitch from the Clontarf engine room namely Cassidy, Maxwell and O’Higgins. Richie Jones appeared to have had some extra weetabix as he ran riot, amok even, slicing and jinking his way through the heart of the Monkstown midfield time and again. His penetrative runs brought several chances in a crowded D, one of which was converted by Matty “It’s only a knock, not a sprain” Owen, to bring it back to 2-3. Evergreen Andrew Butzy Butler hit the crossbar in the last two minutes in what would have been a delightful way to tie game but, alas, it wasn’t to be and Clontarf go into week 3 looking to get points on the board, at home to Railway III.
Thanks as always to Keith Lewis for umpiring and to Monkstown for a decent and enjoyable game of hockey, and well done to our crop of schoolboys, Michael Fulham, Kev Murray and Noah Goggins who put in good shifts, showing they are at home at this level…
All support welcome next Saturday in the Bull Ring!
about 1 month ago by Elliot Hughes
The club incurs many costs throughout the season including Leinster Hockey Branch registration fees, insurance, equipment costs etc. and subscriptions assist us in paying these costs.
This year we are encouraging all members to pay by making a payment online directly to the CHC bank account, contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org for account details.
Should you wish to pay by cheque or cash please provide this to your Captain (please ensure the cheque/cash is provided in an envelope with your name clearly marked)
You can also set up a direct debit – forms are available from email@example.com.
Should you have queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscriptions for Season 2014/2015 are below:
Senior playing members
Associate Pavilion member
about 1 month ago by Sorcha Hughes
Ladies training times will be as follows going forwards:
Ladies 3/4/5 @ 7-8:30pm
Ladies 1/2 @ 8-10pm
Ladies 4/5 @ 7-8:30pm
Ladies 1/2/3 @ 8-10pm
2 months ago by Sorcha Hughes
Ladies training on Wednesday 24th (tomorrow) will take place as follows:
Ladies 1sts @ 8-10pm
And all ladies not included in the ladies first team or the match tomorrow night for the 2nds, will have training from 7-8:30pm