COVID-19 Football Alert

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.

Looking forward to getting back on the pitch.

Fai safer return to training protocol

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Clonee United First Ever Senior Ladies Team

Posted on: July 16th, 2020 by clonadmin

(Big Announcement)
Clonee United are now in a very advanced stage of putting together their first ever Senior Ladies football team who will compete in the Eastern Women’s football league, This is a very exciting time for the club and a great opportunity for any Ladies in the Dublin 15 area or beyond to start/return to football, If this is something that might interest you or a friend please contact us on the number above.

Clonee United looking for Players, Boys born 2007,2008,2009

Posted on: July 10th, 2020 by clonadmin

Clonee United Boys are looking to add a few players; born 2007, 2008 and 2009. If you know anyone that might be interested, please ask them to contact us.

Clonee United are on the lookout for new Girls Players

Posted on: July 10th, 2020 by clonadmin

Clonee United are looking to add a few players born 2007 to an already strong Girls team, if you know anyone that might be interested, please get them to give us a shout.

Big thank you to Chris Gorman and Intel

Posted on: July 10th, 2020 by clonadmin

Today Chris Gorman presents Matt McGoldrick Clonee United Club Secretary with cheque for €6,546.22 on behalf of Intel matching Grant programme. Clonee United would like to thank Intel and especially Chris Gorman for all his hard work and continued support. These kind of donations are very important to our Club and cannot be over looked.

Thanks again Chris.

Clonee United Academy 2020

Posted on: January 22nd, 2020 by clonadmin

The Clonee United Academy is back on Saturday 18th January 2020 on the Astro in Ongar Community Centre. We are open to Girls and Boys born 2013, 2014 and 2015. and will run until 30th May.

The academy will be from 10am to 11am on Saturday’s and the players will be coached using the Coerver Coaching methodology.

If you have a Girl or Boy that loves football, then this is the perfect platform for them to get started as we cater for all levels of ability.

Places will be given on a first come first served basis.

The cost of the academy will be €70 and registration can only be completed on the Clonee website in the registration tab under “Clonee United Academy Registration 2020.”

Clonee United have invested heavily in all aspects of football and are very committed to continuously improving their Academy and their coaching methods.

If you have any problems with registration then please contact us.

Celebrating 7 Years of Girls Football at Clonee United

Posted on: January 22nd, 2020 by clonadmin

Celebrating 7 Years of Girls Football at Clonee United !⚽❤????

The 7th of October 2012 was a momentous day for Clonee United and Girls football in Dublin 15 as their first competitive League fixture was played against Shelbourne away at Cromcastle Road , a 10 am kick off in the Dublin Metropolitan Girls League .

Girls End of Season Coerver Session & Presentation 01.06.19

Posted on: January 22nd, 2020 by clonadmin

Clonee United Academy 2020

Posted on: January 12th, 2020 by clonadmin
The Clonee United Academy  is back on Saturday 18th January 2020 on the Astro in Ongar Community Centre. We are open to Girls and Boys born 2013, 2014 and 2015. and will run until 30th May.
The academy will be from 10am to 11am on Saturday’s and the players will be coached using the Coerver Coaching methodology.
If you have a Girl or Boy that loves football, then this is the perfect platform for them to get started as we cater for all levels of ability.
Places will be given on a first come first served basis.
The cost of the academy will be €70 and registration can only be completed on the Clonee website in the registration tab under “Clonee United Academy Registration 2020.”
Clonee United have invested heavily in all aspects of football and are very committed to continuously improving their Academy and their coaching methods.
If you have any problems with registration then please contact us.

Under 14 Boys Trip to Benfica 2019

Posted on: October 2nd, 2019 by clonadmin

Clonee United’s Under 14 Premier boys’ side traveled to Benfica on Thursday morning for a 4 day training camp. In 2015, the Lisbon based team won the award for the world’s best academy and it’s no wonder when you get to see the setup and level of professionalism involved.

 

The lads were picked up by the incredibly luxurious Benfica team bus from the airport and were transported around in it for the four days.

 

In total the boys had four training sessions, training sessions of the highest standards and were afforded the luxury of having a club liaison, three coaches and our own physio throughout the trip. They ate in the Benfica player restaurant, got their kit washed between training sessions by the club and have also completed a stadium tour and museum tour at the impressive home ground.

 

On Saturday morning, the boys played and beat a local Portuguese side 6-0 with some incredible football being played and hit the bar twice as well as the post. Dare scored a hat-trick, Ross scored 2 with Ceilim getting the sixth. The ball rarely left the playing surface for the 70 minutes. The locals were impressed with the standard!

 

To top it all off the 16 Clonee United players attended the Benfica senior match in the Estadio da Luz stadium on Saturday evening and were back on the training ground again in the morning. It’s been an unbelievable experience where the lads literally lived like professional players for the week. We were hugely impressed with the Benfica staff and how they treated us. The pictures say it all……

Girls In Gambia love their football

Posted on: February 7th, 2019 by clonadmin

Hi,

My name is Paul Dowling and I recently returned from a week-long trip volunteering with the Charity WYCE in The Gambia along with five friends, collectively, the JOAL team. We put out an appeal a few months ago for unwanted football tops/jerseys to bring with us as these are a huge commodity in The Gambia. We were truly amazed by the generosity of individuals and clubs across Ireland & the UK alike. One such club who donated a full kit was Clonee United FC, and I would be very grateful if it was possible to post a short message showing our appreciation and perhaps highlighting our ambition to raise €6,000 to build a new classroom for the local school in Madina Salame over the next two years.

 To give you some context I have included an account of my experience below along with some pictures of the kids in the football tops and some of the volunteering we have done. If you need any more information please feel free to contact me on paul.dowling.92@gmail.com

 Kind Regards,

Paul

 We returned last Wednesday, 30th January from a week in Madina Salam, The Gambia on a six and a half hour flight from Banjul Airport, Gambia’s capital. The Gambia last year was ranked the 12th poorest country in the world with a life expectancy from birth of 61 years. Furthermore, it is one of the few countries in the last 10 years that has actually gotten poorer, surviving on only a very small tourist trade and peanut production.

This was the second visit to The Gambia for most of our group who previously visited in 2017. Given it was my first visit to the country, I was busy absorbing everything going on around me during the hour-long journey from the airport to the village. Everything from the mud-brick huts on the side of the road, to the state of disrepair of virtually every vehicle we passed, to the roads themselves – dirt tracks as we would call them. It was totally new to me, yet this is daily life for everyone there. 

Two years ago, the group shipped a packed container of over 450 bikes, cycle mechanic tools and other supplies. This was a crucial element in the overall plan of training up local villagers to the level of apprentice cycle mechanics in order to provide a service in their villages and income for their families.

Armed with the knowledge from the previous visit this year we chose to bring football tops/jerseys with us. Not only are they an item of clothing when most of their clothing is in rags, but also a jersey is seen as a highly desirable item of clothing in The Gambia. This year thanks to the generosity of Clonee United FC, and many other clubs across the country, along with countless individuals, we collected over 400 tops. A massive 140kgs worth – a good thing we travelled light as we had no room for our own things. The tops were very well received and three football matches were arranged over the days including one for the girls. It was fantastic to see the pleasure they got from them. We would really like to thank everyone who donated tops to the cause.

We stayed in the compound of WYCE, a charity supporting the school and clinic. By our standards, it was “rough”. Cold showers, no lights, a few spiders and even a toad for company one night. By their standards, it was 5 star. 

The school is one of the best around, it’s reputation is probably it’s downfall. In 2017 there were 700 students. Two years on, it is now catering for almost 1000 children, split into two shifts so as everyone can be accommodated, be it at about 50 students per class. We spend a day painting the school and another fixing tables, hanging blackboards, and other odd jobs.

Having observed the capacity challenges faced in accommodating all the school children, we decided while out there to fund the building of a new classroom, a cost of about €6,000. Potentially 500 students could use that every week. The people of Madia Salam are starting to know where Ireland is, they really will when we build their classroom. Anyone wanting to help contribute to a really good cause please feel free:

https://www.gofundme.com/build-a-school-classroom-in-the-gambia-with-joal