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CLG Chluain Tarbh

Iúil / July 2015  | Newsletter / Nuachtlitir

Hurlers on song

Through to Championship Quarter Finals

After Junior B Championship success in 2013 and promotion to AHL4 for the first time last year, 2015 is proving to be another successful year for the club hurlers. Our A hurlers are top of AHL4 after their away victory over league leaders Naomh Jude last weekend. They are also through to the quarter finals of the Junior A championship and will face Kilmacud Crokes. Our B hurlers are second in AHL8 behind Naomh Barrog and will have a home quarterfinal in the Junior F championship against either Cuala, St.Finians or Réalt Dearg after topping their round robin group. Pictured are the A hurlers after their AHL4 victory over Clanna Gael-Fontenoy last month.

On the Páirc

All-Ireland U21 Winners in the Club

Cluain Tarbh were delighted to host the Áth Cliath Faoi21 Peil na mBan team who won the Aisling McGinn All-Ireland title on June 21st. It is a great honour for the club to have three more All-Ireland medallists. Comhghairdeas Katie, Margaret & Sarah.

Leinster Hurling Final

Paddy Smyth made recent history for the club as he represented Cluain Tarbh on the Áth Cliath Minor Hurling Team that narrowly lost to Kilkenny in the Leinster Final on July 5th. Paddy is only 16 but is now first choice centre back after some fine performances for the Boys in Blue in friendlies during the winter and league in the spring. Paddy had an excellent game in the final on what was a proud day for the club and the Smyth clann. Áth Cliath will face Aontroim in the All-Ireland Quarter Final in Breffni Park, Cavan on July 25th and we will hopefully see Paddy line out in Páirc an Chrócaigh again this summer.

Féile Success

Our Faoi14 buachaillí followed up their Roinn 2 Féile win with victory in the regional Féile held in Ballybay, Monaghan last month. They defeated Scotstown (Monaghan), Omagh St.Endas and had a great win in the final thar Sallins (Cill Dara).

Our Sponsors

Nolan's of Clontarf sponsor Camogie

CLG Chluain Tarbh are delighted to renew our partnership with our oldest club sponsors Nolan's of Clontarf. If you have visited their premises on Vernon Ave recently you may have seen the pop-up stand within the entrance. As Camogie has been recently re-introduced within the club we are excited to partner with another Clontarf institution in promoting what we hope will be another successful game on the páirc for Cluain Tarbh. We would like to thank all our members and the wider Clontarf community who supported our bagpack on the day of our launch.

Your Name Here

As well as Nolan's and Beshoff Bros we are looking forward to announcing some new club partners in the coming weeks. We are especially proud to work with some fantastic local businesses.
If your business would  be interested in partnering with Cluain Tarbh the club has some very exciting sponsorship packages available. If you are interested in finding out more please contact any member of the executive or email
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Club Focus

Fiche ceisteanna with Fiona Coghlan

In each newsletter we hope to bring you a piece on a member of the club. Our first interviewee is Fiona Coghlan, 2013 Sportswoman of The Year and Captaen of the Irish Ladies Rugbaí team who won the 6 Nations Grand Slam in 2013 and finished 4th in the World Cup last year.
Many of the team came from a GAA background and Fiona is no exception and since retiring from International rugbaí she is back playing Peil na mBan with Cluain Tarbh.
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What's On

Campaí Samhraidh/Summer Camps

The club are running two summer camps in August. Club camp from August 10th-14th and Kelloggs Cúl Camp from August 17th-21st. As Campa Cásca was oversubscribed we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment as places are filling up fast.
Both camps can be booked and paid for online. Goto to for further details and to book.

Oíche Ceoil / Music Night July 17th

Once a month, An Cúldoras the club bar hosts a music night with 'No Strings Attached'. The next oíche ceoil is this Friday July 17th. We would especially encourage anyone that hasn't been to Cúldoras since it was re-decorated to pop in and enjoy the music. Any singers/musicians are very welcome.
To help keep you upto date on events in the club we have added a new events calendar to our website


Off on your summer holidays? Then why not bring your Cluain Tarbh geansaí or top and send us in a picture. Since we started this for fun two summers ago the Cluain Tarbh colours have been everywhere from Niagara Falls to the beaches of Rio, from the Great Wall of China to Skydiving in New Zealand. This summer we'd like to see if someone can plant a pin in our map in Russia, the geansaí dearg in Red Square perhaps? Check out our holiday album here/anseo.
22 Countries, 5 Continents, 1 Club!

Social Sports

The club is delighted to announce that Social Hurling has now been added to the weekly calendar ar An Astro. Throwing in at 7.30pm this is a great opportunity to blow the cobwebs of the camán if you haven't played in a while. We also offer Peil na mBan Sóisialta on Mondays and Peil Sóisialta on Wednesdays with social ground football on Fridays. Further details and contact information anseo/here.

Clothes Collection September 26th

The club will be hosting a clothes collection on September 26th. All clothes and other items collected help to raise funds for the club so if you are getting rid of your summer wardrobe please hold onto it and drop into our collection. Further details will follow in advance of the collection.

If you're not in, you can't win!

The Club Lotto is an important fundraising tool for the club and proceeds go to our pitch development and maintenance. If you are not already playing the lotto please consider signing up. You can sign-up online here and play for only €2 a week. You can also pick up an envelope in An Siopa or An Cúldoras and play an individual draw, again for only €2 a draw.
The Póta Óir/Jackpot this Thursday 16th is a massive €9000!


Are you following?

As well as our revamped website the club has active social media channels. We now have over 940 fans on Facebook, over 1300 followers on Twitter and we recently launched our instagram account which is a great way to see pictures of different events in the club and matches. You don't need to have an account to view our social media pages, just click on the links at the bottom of this email to see whats going on.
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