Our Sunday U11’s (born 2009) are looking for a couple of new players to add to their current Squad, especially a Goal Keeper. If your interested please contact Mick on 086 2621056 or Paul on 083 1425041.
There was not much football the long weekend after the heavy rainfall we had on Friday, a lot of games were called off. Our 14’s game vs Donnycarney was postponed to the bank holiday Monday and the lads kept their 100% record going with a very entertaining game and came away with the all 3 points with a 4-2 win away from home.
The bad weather held off Sunday for our green army coming out in force to march in the St Patricks day parade in Clondalkin village. The lads stole the show vocally with their ”Celtic” chant while waving the green & white flags high in the air as they marched true Clondalkin village with massive crowds cheering on. The Club was delighted to be awarded the Best Walking Group of the parade as we celebrate our 50th annivesary this year.
The Club would like to thank all the coaches for giving their time to participate as it does not go unrecognised the time they give already to help build the club and also to all our sponsors your generosity is keeping the kids of Clondalkin off the streets and on the pitch.
Our Club Development Draw also celebrated its first year running thanks to our treasurer Paul Nolan & the committee for the hard work all year keeping this going as we look to build for the future. The jackpot is a massive €1,400 this week so make sure you get your tickets before Monday’s draw to be in the drum. Tickets available from any club member or behind the Bar at The Purty Central.
This weekends fixtures are available to view online here at clondalkinceltic.ie or any of our social media pages.
Our U10’s skipped training on Monday to go enjoy our local league of Ireland team St Patricks Ath down in Richmond park on Monday night. They got to show off there own skills at half time with a small game against Mourne Celtic albeit no goals in the senior fixture both kids teams scored a few goals to keep the crowd happy. A big thank you to St Pats for the hospitality.
The 14’s also dodged training Friday night as they had the honour of being ball boys on the night for Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght stadium. It was a cold and wet night but the lads enojoyed the game with the best seats in the house. A big thank you to Shamrock Rovers for the hospitality.
It was great to have the small sided games back in action over the weekend all do the weather was not in our favour there was no hesitation in swapping fortnight for a wet mucky pitch. It was a tough game across all ages on both days but the kids got on with it.
Both our 12’s got off to winning ways Martins Saturday side just had the edge on Orchard Celtic to take a 3-2 win at home. Dave’s hard work paid off with the Sunday team as the lads coasted to a comfortable 5-0 away win against Kinsealy. The new additions to the team had a great game with Dru keeping a clean sheet between the sticks and franklin getting on the score board with one goal and two assists. As the manager said it was hard to single out any player for man of the match as it was such a fantastic team effort.
Our dedictaed one on one goalkeeper training is back today in Deansrath Community College.
It will be every Monday & Tuesday from 4pm to 5 pm and everyone is welcome. To register your interest contact us on Facebook / Twitter or any member of the club.
The Club has released the following statement Appealing for the trouble in St Cuthberts Park to come to and end.
RE Club Statement
Clondalkin Celtic Fc is the oldest football club in Clondalkin, We have members & characters in the club from the Neilstown bridge to Clondalkin village to grangecastle and up the Naas road for the past 49 years. Many speak of the club as their most fondest childhood memories and how it holds a place in their hearts.
Now since we set our young Celts academy up and re introduced schoolboy football back into the club over the past 24 months our pitch in the community Centre is struggling with the traffic from our young superstars
We need a home !
We have been working with local groups, TD’s, councillors , FAI and local volunteers for the past 20 months to build a new home for the club , a home with proper grounds , real facilities and playgrounds, a place where to go with the family and enjoy.
We ran two annual street leagues as part of Friends of st Cuthbert’s Park, We seen no trouble, We seen Kids play, We seen families of all generations & nationalities come out and enjoy the day to this end we said we can make this work.
We are looking at a place that a lot of people only recognise as a field
The field is st Cuthbert’s Park , a park which is after attracting a lot of media attention in the past few days for all the wrong reasons.
As a club we are calling on all our members and community to help bring an end to the madness in St Cuthbert’s Park.
Help by using your voice,
The people of Bawnogue are proud, ordinary down to earth genuine people who would give a stranger the shirt off their back
What’s happening in the park is nothing new and has to stop
It’s not fair on the local people, your grandparents, your parents, your brothers or your sisters
It’s not fair on the builders not been let work 6 weeks before Christmas
It’s not fair on families living day by day waiting for their new home to be built
We all need to help end the madness
We need the builders back to work
Clondalkin Celtic FC
Clondalkin Celtic FC
Our first Last Man Standing Competition for the club began on the 22nd September with 92 x people signing up for the inaugural running of this event! With a 10e entry fee, it’s a great bit of fun to add to your footballing weekends.
Round 1 commenced and we had 22 x unfortunates out in that first round with more than a few trying to beat the crowd with gambles.
Round 2 saw no exits with everyone’s picks more cautious with an eye on €450 prize pot!
Round 3, 4, 5 and 6 x all saw steady numbers falling out as we started getting to this business end.
Round 7 saw carnage as very dodgy premiership performances saw over 34 exists in 1 weekend.
Round 8 sees just 4 x lads left vying for the big prize. Congratulations to our semi-finalists: Brian Collins, Kenneth Ramsay, Ian Daly and Gar Grainger. Best of luck with the final picks.
Plenty of people out there hoping for the magic rollover if all 4 x fail at the last hurdle!!
The Club was delighted to present Zack’s managers with a cheque for €1,800 after our sponsored run last month. Since the post went up more parents have contacted the club with sponsorship money which is great.
The lads from Esker Celtic FC were delighted with the money raised to help towards Zack’s care.
The Credit goes to the players and parents of our club especially our U14’s who brought it to the attention of the club and so eagerly wanted to help a fellow player in need.
Football clubs around the country would not be who they are today if it was not for such hard work from players and parents.
Hopefully other clubs come together and help support this young man who i believe just wants to know when he can go back playing football.
Best of luck from everyone at Clondalkin Celtic FC
All Games for Clondalkin Celtic FC are ON !! this weekend 13/14 october.
Storm Callum wont keep our young celts from displaying their Skills this weekend,
We will have a lots of games on Saturday morning in Deansrath Community College with the first game kicking off at 10.30am.
Our U14’s will also be in action in Corkagh Park as they look to close the gap on the top of the table.
Get wrapped up and get out to show our local lads Support !!
Zack Foley is an U14 Player at Esker celtic Fc who is currently unwell at the moment.
Our u14’s played against Zack earlier in the year and want to help.
Clondalkin Celtic FC will be supporting Esker Celtic in helping Zack & his family raise the much need funds to help Zack get specialist treatment in Europe.
We are arranging a Sponsored run in Corkagh Park on the 29th of October to help raise funds.
There will be sponsor sheets available from managers and also there is a go fund me page set up https://www.gofundme.com/support-zack?ssid=1300277984&pos=1
Every Little Helps !
Our first ever Last Man Standing competition started on Saturday with 91 players, after the weekends results we had 22 people knocked out at the first round. Dont forget to have your team selection back to Paul Brennan by Friday afternoon,Best of luck to remaining players