Author: Ronan Redmond

The U12s travelled to Parnell’s GAA on a perfect morning for round six of the league. Having only had one session together since the summer break, we expected a bit of rustiness and a lack of fitness and unfortunately that was the story of the day.  We have to thanks eligible U13s (Shane and Mark)…

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Ronan Redmond 04/09/2017 Match Reports

Heading into the last game before the summer break, it was pretty clear what was needed from the team. We were unbeaten in four, but had rarely played to our potential.  At times in matches we had played very well (vs. Kilmacud), at times gritty (vs. Skerries), and at times we had made the most…

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Ronan Redmond 26/06/2017 Match Reports

The boys gathered on a beautiful (and very warm) Saturday morning in Meadowvale for the second last game before the summer break, and it was clear their focus was still on mini World Cups, BBQs, and the upcoming holidays: the mood was ‘relaxed’ – to say the least. We were down to play Skerries and…

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Ronan Redmond 20/06/2017 Match Reports, News

Even though the rain was pouring down, we got a call to say that the game was still going ahead – so off to Ballychorus we went for our first game ever against our local rivals; Kilmacud Crokes. The weather was dreadful but the pitch was in fine condition and the boys seemed to have…

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Ronan Redmond 29/05/2017 Match Reports

The U12s gathered on Saturday morning for our annual match against St. Mark’s – the match that the mentors see as the best test of our progress given how the spoils have been shared between the two teams over the years. It was a beautiful morning, the pitch was in great condition and we had…

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Ronan Redmond 15/05/2017 Match Reports

The U12 boys turned up at St Brigit’s GAA for the third of our grading games having won the previous 2 games and having a chance to cement our place at the top of the table. But even in the warm-up the signs were ominous.  It had a funny feel to it: the coaches were…

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Having come off a very narrow win in the first match of our new league the previous weekend, having not played against this weekend’s opponents (Clontarf) before, and hearing reports that they had performed very well in their previous match, the mentors were a bit wary of how the game might play out. We also…

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Ronan Redmond 22/02/2017 Match Reports, News

The U12s had their first game of the year as part of a 5-game series to determine what division they would go into this year. They were scheduled to play Thomas Davis’ second team on their astro pitch in Kiltipper Road and travelled with only 12 players available on the day.  The weather on the…

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Ronan Redmond 13/02/2017 Match Reports

With flood warnings in place and games all over the country being cancelled, parents (and coaches) waited patiently for the call from the opposition to say the game was off. It didn’t come and so – a little reluctantly – off to Balbriggan we went.  We were welcomed by a full squad from O’Dwyers looking…

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Ronan Redmond 17/10/2016 Match Reports, News

The weather was perfect; the pitch was perfect; the mentors had been early to bed (well most of them); but were the boys ready? Ger’s U11s lined out against our strongest rivals, St Marks’, who have had the advantage over us in the past. Immediately from the throw-in we knew our lads were up for…

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