Archive for November, 2015

Upcoming fixtures 26th – 29th Nov

Thursday, November 26th, 2015
DAY/DATE TEAM OPPOSSITION VENUE TIME
Thurs 26th Nov D1 Dynamos Maynooth Maynooth Post Primary School 8.10pm
Fri 27th Nov D3 Dynamos UCD Oblate Hall 7.40pm
Sat 28th Nov U14 Dynamos Killester St Davids 11.00am
U16 Dynamos Corithians Oblate Hall 12.10pm
U10 Dynamos Friendly Oblate Hall 1.30pm
National League NUIG Mystics NUIG 2.00pm
U13 Centurions Kilcock CUP Oblate Hall 3.00pm
Sun 29th Nov U12 Dynamos Kilcock Scoil Dara 11.00am
U16 Dynamos Kubs Oblate Hall 11.00am
U11 Centurions Liffey Celtics Confey GAA 1.00pm
U15 Centurions Swords ALSAA 1.30pm
U18 Dynamos Kubs Oblate Hall 3.30pm
U17 Centurions St Vincents Oblate Hall 5.00pm

Team of the week WK3

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

FRIDAY

U17 Centurions made the trip to Kildare to face Liffey Celtic. The boys were well and truly in the game but turnovers at crucial times were punished. The team is working hard and with new faces to the squad the boys are excited for the challenges ahead.

Dynamos D1 ladies played Meteors on Friday night. The young Meteors side pressed from the start and did not allow the Oblate girls to settle and play their own game. Bad decision making under pressure and poor finishing gave Meteors a 14pt lead at the half. The Oblate girls dug deep but could not bring down the defecit. The girls gave everything right to the final whistle but they did not perform to their ability on the night. Keep working hard girls.

SATURDAY

U13 Centurions U13 boys had to travel out to Stillorglin to face Ucd in a very early 10am tip off on Saturday. Due to a combination of the early hour and injuries only 8 players where available. And the omens where not good when UCD was able to field 13 players. However it was a mark of how this group of players has matured and where able to control the tempo of the game throughout and come out victorious in the end. The players where able to manage the game themselves and make adjustments as required, Coach T had very little to do. A great performance

U11 Centurions Coach T then had to race back to the oblates for the u11 game v Tempelogue at 12.00. The boys started the game well however Tempelogue came back into it and then never looked back. However these are the games that really improve you as a player and as a team, and the young centurions will have learned a lot from this game.


U12 Dynamos welcomed Templeogue to the Oblates. The young Dynamos did very well throughout the game against a very good and tall Templeogue side. Coach Triona was happy with the girls as they were doing stuff they were working on in training. Led by Natasha who controlled the 3rd quarter in particular, but one of the highlights was a steal from Sophie and a full court lay up (something that her mam has done for years and still doing it). Templeogue win but Dynamos will always work hard and their day will come. Well done all.

U16 Dynamos played Firhouse in the first round of the cup on Saturday. The girls started well with some very good defence and nice offensive plays. Oblates took the early lead and came out winners. Reanne stole the boards with rebounds and finished with a game high 20pts. The girls are getting better with each game and are working hard as a team. Great team effort and tey are looking forward to the next round.

U14 Dynamos had 2 games this weekend. 1st up was away to Liffey Celtics. Up against a very strong Liffey Celtics the girls gave it their all and fought till the very end. With only 5 of the girls U14 and others are U13 and U12, they certainly worked very hard for each other. Coach Jen and Louise were happy with the girls movement on offence and their work rate on defence. Keep working hard girls.

National League

Dynamos travelled to Cork on Saturday looking to make it 7 wins in a row but fell short against a very good Fr Matthews team. Dynamos were missing some players for this trip and so with only 8 available to play they eventually ran out of steam in the 4th quarter. Having come back from 22 down in the 3rd quarter to trail by just 8 pts with 3 minutes to go,the wheels came off and Fr Matthews ran out winners by 21. Next up is a trip to face NUIG who sit top of the league with Dynamos holding second place. The girls will be without their ever present leader Gina McKenna who is sidelined til the new year with a fractured wrist.
Top scorers Samantha Massey 19
Katie Black 14
Heather Meagher 12

SUNDAY


U14 Dynamos had their second game of the weekend, a cup game against Division 2 Dublin Raiders. The girls lead from the start and never looked back. Working on defence and offence, Jen had them working on their movement on the offensive end of the floor with the girls creating space with their ball rotation, and getting some easy scores. Raiders never gave up and and showed what they are capable off but Dynamos proved too strong.  Jen recycled the 11 players on the bench and the girls got the win. They will now knuckle down in training for the tough games ahead. Well done girls.

SPECIAL MENTION TO IVAN GARCIA WHO HELPED OUT DOING THE CLOCK WITH MARK FOR THIS GAME. WELL DONE IVAN.

U17 Centurions welcomed Templeogue to the Oblates. Templeogue are an excellent team and came flying out of the blocks and the boys struggled from then on in. It was a heavy loss but the boys know they under performed and thats what will happen in this league if we do. It is how the boys react to this loss will be vital as the tough games will come thick and fast with 4 more games before Christmas but we know they will re group together and hussle hard in training.

TEAM OF THE WEEK IS CENTURIONS DIV 1

The mens team had an away cup game against Amber. Like all cup games it was a tough affair but Centurions led from the start and controlled the game. Coach John used all 12 players so the strength had a telling factor come the later stages of the game as Amber tired. There was a good balance of scoring from the whole team with Aidan Dunne leading all scorers. A good 4th quarter defensive display saw the team through and onto the next round. They have a good record in the cup and they aim to be there or there abouts again this year.. It was the teams 3rd win in a row and with a mixture of the U18 team from last year, some of the more experienced lads and some additions like Sean Phipps return is proving a good ingredient for a solid team that will match anyone this season. It should be an interesting season ahead and a team worth watching if people get a chance to get over for some of the home games. Well done Coach John and lads. Great job.