Our under 12 Hurlers were beaten in the penultimate round of the Shield on Wednesday 31 August. Our boys and girls gave a good account of themselves, remember there is no shame for losing, learn from it, and improve after it. Clongeen were our nemesis this year and they did it again in that match, for two thirds of the match we were even, it looked it was going down to the wire. Then a odd bounce of the ball, like a cricket bounce, it ended in our net, that’s life. Everybody shook hands after the match, it was a good contest. We had the enjoyment of these young hurlers of Clonard, win or lose, they made a lot of friends. Cian caught a ball over his head, like a magician, memories about George O Connor, of yesteryear, and he despatched the ball to the forwards, magic stuff. Killian scored a peach of a goal, Daragh 1 & 2, Adam, Christian, Rory, Ryan, Taofik, Barry, Daniel, Sonja, Killian, James, Luke aka Little Flash, Jake, Grace, Jodie, Leon and Clinton, it was an honour to ‘work’ with you guys, and the future is very bright. Our thanks to Rocco and Martha who supported, they were always there, even though ‘somebody’ ate 2 burgers on the bus. Our next football match is not fixed, yet, as we have a bye into that final of the Shield. St. Marys Rosslare GAA hosted the first ever Kevin Roche U10 Football Memorial Tournament on Friday night in their excellent facilities in Tagoat. Our club was generously invited and willing accepted the invitation to attend playing four games against St Mary’s Rosslare, Kilmore, OLI/St. Fintans and Barntown. Each club entered two teams of ten thus in each game of 18 minutes a club played one of their 10-a-side teams in the first half and their other 10-a-side team in the second half. The Clonard 10s were excellent on the night demonstrating their skills and their determination in each of the four games. It was excellent to see the players show their potential against some fine opposition. It is impossible to mention all the individual contributions that made up these fine performances but each player knows the contribution they made on the night. A special note of thanks is really due to all the U10 blues who are still just starting out their journey with club and still learning the skills of the game. A sincere thanks on behalf of Clonard GAA club to St Mary’s of Rosslare for the invite to the Kevin Roche U10 Football Memorial Tournament. We would congratulate the club on an excellent evenings football for the players and the generous hospitality and welcome to parents and mentors. it was a well organised and positive experience for the players and parents of our GAA club. Congratulations to Paul Murphy on winning €268 in this week’s Split the Pot. Seller this week was Shirley Murphy (parent). A big thank you to all who supported us this week and thank you to all our sellers. Next weeks envelopes are on sale now, your continued support would be greatly appreciated. Thanks