Now that Clonee United are back training and getting ready to return to playing friendly matches. we would again ask all members to read
and understand the return to football protocols mapped out by the FAI. All required signage and sanitising facilities have now been
implemented in Damastown and we are ready to go.
Today was a monumental day for Clonee United as all the photos and videos will show. After near 20 years of football and 10 years of girls football in the area we finally hit the jackpot and got a visit from ROI manager Vera Pauw along with full senior squad, Vera and the squad wasted no time and immediately set out the pitches to exacting standard and began to coach all our girls. A game between a selection of our top U14prem girls v our top U13s boys was watched closely by FAI high performance director Rudd Dokter. There is absolutely no doubt that amount the 9 to 19 year old girls present that we will have girls wearing the green international Jersey in the future which is testament to the high standards to which the girls are trained.
We started 10 years ago with 8 girls and thanks to the continuing relentless efforts of John Bassi and John Paul Hendrick this has grown to over 150 with the help of all our committee and coaches who strive for excellence.
On a personal note I have attended many cup finals and league Cup presentations over my 19 years with the club but today was my proudest moment to see such awe and joy in all the players to meet their idol’s and share the same pitch as them, today makes it all worthwhile as at the end of the day it’s the kids on the pitch what counts.
With the help of FAI Development Officer Sean Moore and Fingal Co council we hope to build Clonee United into a super club within the Dublin 15 area
On behalf of Clonee United please enjoy all our photos below
Clonee united are delighted to announce that our academy will back up and running from 11.09.21 to 18.12.2021 for Girls and boys born 2015, 2016 and 2017 in Ongar Astro , I would ask you to register below ASAP as places will be limited.
Today we wrapped up the mini leagues with all our teams playing their finals. The weather started out a little wet but it didn’t stop the players producing the highest standard of football.
A couple of thank yous from the committee. To all the under 18′ boys who came down and helped coach teams, referee games and help put goals up and down.
To the under 19 girls who help coach, referee game. Thanks to Kiera and Lucy who ran the hotdog stand all week.
To Tina and all the ladies who looked after the sideline cafe, thanks your help was invaluable. We always need help in the cafe so if you can help out any weekend please let us know.
To the committee, this week doesn’t just happen, it requires many hands and minds to happen. I think we can all agree that from the quality of pitches to the marking on the pitches, Damastown looked fantastic. The club urgently needs new committee members so if you would like to join a fantastic team please drop us a line.
Finally to the reason we arranged the mini leagues, due to all the registrations received and some donations from people over the week, we managed to collect €3,500 for Sienna’s Steps. As a club and community I think we can all be proud of the efforts put in this week.
Thank you and hopefully we see you all on the sidelines in the new season.
Clonee Uniteds U17Boys were delighted to be invited to assist with Alan Gartland and other coaches on behalf of Shamrock Rovers with there Uefa B Licence. The lads really enjoyed what was a very high level of coaching.
Clonee United delighted to announce that the Mini Leagues are back, this year we will be supporting **Sienna’s Step**. 100% of the €10 entry fee will be donated to this great cause. All children will receive a Jersey and medal. To register please use the registration link below.
These Mini Leagues are open to everyone, members and non members are all welcome.
Clonee United are delighted to be able to offer as part our affiliation with Shamrock Rovers the below summer camp which will be held in Damastown from Mon 26th to Friday 30th July 2021
To register, simply click on the link below. The camp is open to all kids born up to 2016.
While it is fantastic news that we will be back training new week albeit non contact , Clonee United are very committed to abiding by all protocols set out by the government and the FAI, therefore we would ask all our members to familiarize themselves with the below information. There will be a covid officer on site for the duration of all scheduled training if you have any questions or concerns.
**We are back and we want to keep it that way**
Clonee united are delighted to announce that our academy will back up and running from 01.05.2021 for Girls and boys, Subject to any changes of guidelines from the government of coarse. I would ask you to register below ASAP as places will be limited due to covid restrictions.
**Welcome back everyone**
On behalf of the committee I would like to update you all on the happenings within the club. Firstly it will be April at the earliest when the next announcements regarding lock-down are advised but the club have been busy regardless. Over the last couple of weeks we have been working very hard on formalizing a coaching ethos within the club and it is with great pleasure that I can announce the following. Along with securing a continued partnership with Coerver coaching we have now become an affiliate club with league of Ireland champions Shamrock Rovers this will offer potential player’s a pathway on to league of Ireland football our coaches have already had online tutorials with their coaching staff and we look forward to getting out on the pitch for full on sessions. We are also delighted to announce (subject to restrictions) that our annual Clonee United mini leagues are scheduled for late June and will be free to enter for all current members. Shamrock Rovers will also be hosting a summer camp in July exclusive to Clonee United players.
Although we are locked down as regards sport the club is still functioning full and our pitches and facilities are still being maintained fully and are ready for use the second we get the nod. We look forward to seeing you all again in Damastown very soon. Keep safe