Clothes Collection

November 22nd, 2017

There will be a Clothes Collection on the 2nd of December. A simple clear out of the Wardrobe/Drawers/Presses or attic. Out with the old and in with the new for Christmas. Simply fill any bags with clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, Bed Linen, Towels and Curtains and drop them into the Oblates.

Team of the Week – Week 7

November 21st, 2017

Senior 1 Ladies welcomed Tridents to the Oblates on Thursday night and the plan was to set the standards required for their upcoming 5 games before Christmas and to find a bit of consistency at both ends of the floor. This was achieved in a win for Dynamos as they put in their best TEAM performance of the season so far with all 12 players contributing in some way. Next up is an away fixture v Meteors who sit in 2nd place in the league. Dynamos already played Meteors in a preseason tournament losing out by 20 points but they’re starting to get used to playing together so they hope this one will be closer…

Division 2 Men lost out to Ongar on a 12 point margin after a close competitive game. They went 11 points down in Q1 but got it back to 1 going into half time. A good spell for Ongar at the start of the 4th quarter gave them a bit of a cushion and they maintained it until the end. Top Scorer for Oblates was David Demoko with 19 points.

U11 Girls had a tough game away to Templeogue this week. The girls started the game very slowly against the strong Templeogue side but throughout the remaining 3 quarters the girls gave there all and played much better few things to work on in training before another match next week.

The U13 Boys had 2 games this weekend first up Ongar at home on Saturday, the boys never really got going in this game with players not at their usual work rate, they left too much to do in the last quarter. But the boys worked hard in the last quarter which set them up for the Sunday game.

U17 Boys welcomed Ongar to the Oblate Hall on Sunday morning. In this league there is a new challenge every week for the boys and this week proved no different. It took a couple of quarters for the guys to adjust to the tremendous team defence Ongar where playing although the boys lost this game they are definitely showing signs of improvement.

U11 Boys played Liffey Celtics we had 16 players, they all worked very hard on their defense and were trying to run give and go when possible. A great effort by all , coaches were very happy

U15 Boys had  another away fixture against Malahide. With a big big squad this season Lynn had to make some difficult decisions with squad rotation with some players making their debut. A scrappy first quarter from the boys with scores had to come by but vice captain Greg was making good decisions on offence and working hard on defence to keep us within 4 end of the 1st. Similar 2nd quarter for our boys but come the third quarter a bigger effort was needed from the boys and they delivered. Some crucial stops on D and control of the boards led to fast break scores. Debutant Liam was composed under the basket and made some vital scores to keep us ahead while Eldon kept running the floor making nice baskets and securing a win on the road for the boys. Each game for our young Centurions brings some different challenges that they are working extremely hard through and with a no game next week they will knuckle down in  training and focus on the next game. Well done boys and thanks to the parents who provided lifts to the game.

U12 Girls faced a very strong Liffey Celtics in their Dublin Cup game on Sundayafternoon. Liffey Celtics got off to a very strong start, which gave them a prolific lead going into the second half. Despite this, our girls never gave up and stepped up their defence continuing to put as much pressure on them. Oblate girls are no doubt improving week to week and are always enthusiastic to learn at training but there is still a lot of work and learning to do. Keep up the good work girls.

Our U16 Girls played Killester on Sunday afternoon in the Oblates. Dynamos got off to a slow start and were always playing catch up. They were as many as 15 points down in the first half mainly due to a poor offensive display. Their defence was excellent throughout and this meant that once they made a few scores they were able to eat into the deficit and managed to peg Killester back to 2 pts in the 4th quarter before running out of steam and losing by 10. Aoibheann put in a great display stepping up from u15s. Next up is an away fixture v Mercy on Saturday.

Senior 3 Ladies home again on Friday night to face Templeogue, new to the league so we did not know what to expect,  ended the first quarter up by 8 only then to lose the 2nd by 2. At the break we switched defense and changed our offense to something new which we haven’t even done in training and very soon the gaps opened up and with a 17-2 score line in the 4th quarter we took the win 42-21. Top scorer Laura with 11, Ellen and Martha with 8. Great team performance from all the ladies.

Thanks to Mark for the pictures from the games on Friday Night: