Clanna Gael Fontenoy Celebrating Success

Clanna Gael Fontenoy U-13 girls v St Brigids 2

There’s considerable confidence around Clanna Gael Fontenoy these days as a new season of competitive fixtures gets into full swing.

This comes on the back of significant achievements by many of the club’s teams over past months: the U-12 footballers winning division 1 south Dublin league, the U-18 ladies crowned championship winners, the U-13 girls capturing the division 2 shield, the U-21 footballers reaching a championship final, as well as others of our teams gaining promotion to higher divisions. Not to forget, our adult teams who continue to fly the flag with pride and dignity.

Many of the outstanding achievements of 2013 were duly recognised at the club’s Christmas dinner where the list of honours included: Colly Reynolds (club person of the year), Anne Marie Roche (camogie player), Stacey Flood (senior ladies footballer), Kevin Munnelly (senior footballer), Thomas Joyce (senior hurler), Sharlene Forkan (junior ladies footballer), while the team of the year award went to the U-12 footballers for their tremendous success in winning the division 1 south league.

Matters on and off the field of play will continue to be overseen by the ever-personable John Dodd who has been re-elected chairman for another year. Welcome newcomers to the executive include Una McCullagh as treasurer, Ann Farrell McLoughlin as assistant treasurer and Anna Moynagh as children’s officer, together with Brian Delany (also chairman of the juvenile committee) and Noel McDonagh. The full list of club officers can be found on the club website at, along with a host of other information including match reports.

The club is well known for its innovative approach, most recently reflected in the introduction of a sale and exchange system for unwanted gear and the establishment of the club’s very own youth club. Juvenile players and members have been afforded the opportunity to buy, sell, swap or donate any second-hand football and hurling gear on Saturday mornings up to the end of January. Meanwhile, on Friday evenings those members in first, second and third year in school have been able to avail of table tennis, table football, pool and other fun activities in the club hall.

The wide level of support provided for the club Christmas draw was greatly appreciated, especially as half of the proceeds were earmarked for the local community bereavement fund. In the process, fourteen lucky winners shared a range of attractive cash and other seasonal prizes.

Clanna Gael Fontenoy is generously sponsored by Dublin Port Company.

Pictured: A number of the Clanna Gael Fontenoy girls’ teams have enjoyed great success in recent times – thus ensuring that the boys don’t take all the glory.

By Felix O’Regan