Cumann Lúthchleas Gael - Gaelic Athletic Association

Cumann Chluain Daimh - Clonduff GAA Club

Clonduff GAA Club is at the heart of the community providing Gaelic Activities

Football, Camogie, Hurling, Ladies Football, Handball, Cultural & Social Activities!

Senior Co Winners - 9 SFC - 1930, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1980, 2000, AI Football 7s 2009;
3 Senior Ladies FC - 2006, 2007, 2008; 4 Senior Camogie Championship - 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, Ulster Camogie Club Champions 2014, AI Camogie 7s Shield 2009; Numerous County Handball titles; 2 AI Senior Handball Titles; 2 JHC; Numerous County Scór Titles; 2 AI Scór Sinsir & 3 AI Scór na nÓg Titles

Who is Clonduff

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All-Ireland  Winners

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Clonduff Manual

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2018 Juvenile Registration Form

2018 Adult Registration Form

 

Cardiac Screening Checklist

2018 Child & Parent Codes of Conduct

2018 Adult Player Code of Conduct

2018 Supporters Code of Conduct

2018 Coaches/Volunteers Code of Conduct

Useful GAA Links for Coaches, Parents and Children

Guidelines for dealing with Allegations of Abuse

Code of Behaviour (Underage)

Our Games Our Code - Code of Best Practice for Youth

All those downloading registration forms from this website should also download their appropriate Code of Conduct which requires signature indicating compliance.

CLONDUFF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAMMES 2018

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Senior Men Video 1

Minor/U16 Video 1

U14 Video1

Senior Men Video 2

Minor/U16 Video 2

U14 Video 2

Senior Men video 3

Minor/U16 Video 2

U14 Video 3

Worksheet Beginner

Minor/U16 Worksheet Warm Up

U14 Worksheet Phase 1Warm Up

Worksheet Phase 2

Minor /U16 Worksheet Phase 1

U14 Worksheet Phase 2

Worksheet Lower Body

Minor/U16 Worksheet Phase 2

U14 Worksheet Phase 3 In-Season

Worksheet Strength & Size

   

Worksheet In-season Maintenance

   
 

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BIG CONTINGENT OF CLONDUFFIANS IN CROKE PARK

TO SUPPORT DOWN CAMOGS IN ALL IRELAND INTERMEDIATE FINAL

Three bus loads of supporters and many others travelled by car to Croke Park on Sunday to support the Down Camogs in their bid for the All Ireland Intermediate title - unfortunately it was not Down's Day but the supporters had a great day out! Well done to the ten Clonduff girls on the team and to Orla Morgan on the management team. The players below are: (Back l to r) Clara Cowan, Fionnuala Carr (Capt), Sara Louise Graffin (nee Carr), Cassie Fitzpatrick, Beth Fitzpatrick, Orla Gribben; (Front l to r) Katie McGilligan, Lizzie Wilson, Clare McGilligan, Paula O'Hagan (nee Gribben)

 

INAUGURAL PEARCE BRANAGAN MEMORIAL POC FADA

Clonduff Club has been running a Poc Fada on The Hen Mountain since 2017 initially as part of the Boley Fair Festival but after its demise the Club continued to run the event. In June 2018 the Hurling team tragically lost one of its members Pearce Branagan. The Hurlers decided to introduce the Pearce Branagan Cup for the event and award it to the winning man. There was an amazing entry of 48 competitors, mainly from Clonduff and some of Pearce's University friends. Up on 30 others climbed the Mountain on Saturday 8th September, some as spotters and some 'just for the craic'! And there was even a baby-sitting service at the foot of the mountain!

There were competitions for Adult Male, Adult Female, U16 Boy, U16 Girl. The weather was favourable though not much sunshine! The first competitor home was U12 Camog Hannah Shields but it was her big sister Ellen who collected the title narrowly beating other sister Blaithin by one poc! In the Boys event Paudie Clancy had height, age and experience over the other lads and romped home to take the title. In the Ladies event it was a two-horse race between Leanne Quinn and Orla Morgan, with Orla taking the title. The men's event was keenly contested with five competitors finishing on 17 pocs apiece. The final outcome was decided back at the club with each of the five men - Niall Quinn, Danny Nugent, John Murphy, Declan Napier (Senior Hurling Manager) and Fionnbharr Murphy with one poc down the field to decide the winner. But that wasn't enough - Danny and Declan finished in a dead heat and had to go again! The pressure got to Danny to fluffed his poc and virtually hand the title to Declan!

Everyone was treated to a cuppa in the Club before The Branagan Family presented the trophies, firstly to Orla and then the Cup and trophy to Declan. John Murphy, as Hurling Rep on the Executive spoke on behalf of the Club, thanked everyone for coming whether participating or spectating and specifically mentioned the Branagan Family for allowing the Club to remember Pearce in this way.

 

DOWN GAELIC MASTERS ARE ALL IRELAND PLATE CHAMPIONS 2018

Many congratulations lads! - Down masters celebrating silverware on their return to the competition in 2018 with a 1-11 to 0-07 win over Kildare. A number of Clonduff men helped them along the way - Rory Matthews, Tony Wilson and Honorary Clonduffian Kevin McGrath! Paddy Branagan had been on the team in the early part of the season but due to injury had to withdraw.

 
 
 

ANNUAL U12 LGFA TOURNAMENT IN CLONDUFF PARK

Clonduff once again hosted a very successful U12 Ladies Football tournament on Saturday 25th August 2018. Clonduff entered two teams due to a last minute withdrawal but it meant that all 18 girls got lots of game time. The teams initially played in two groups with the top two in each group playing off for the Cup and the other teams playing off for the Shield. In Group 1 there was St John's, Burren, Mayobridge and Clonduff; in Group 2 there was St John Bosco, Dundrum, Glenn and The Yellas (the Clonduff split) and we sincerely thank all those teams for making it a very worthwhile tournament. 


In the final roundup St John's (pictured above) beat The Yellas in the Shield semi final and went on to defeat Bosco in the Shield Final. Glenn in their first official outing as a team qualified for the Cup competition but were defeated by Clonduff in the semi final; Clonduff (all Clonduff players pictured below with mentors Kieran and Majella) went on to defeat Mayobridge handsomely in the Final. 


Clonduff wishes to thank sincerely all the visiting teams, our own players and mentors, the parents for providing and serving the lunch and helping throughout the day with umpiring; big shout out to Deirdre who was charged with the camera and despite her misgivings made a great hand of it! We particularly wish to thank Kieran and Majella our team mentors, those who refereed games including a few visiting referees and Niall for co-ordinating.

 

ANNUAL HURLING CAMP IN CLONDUFF PARK

36 boys registered for the Annual Hurling Camp in Clonduff Park which ran from Monday 13th until Friday 17th August. 
Clonduff coaches during the week are Paddy Branagan, Laurence Murphy, Chrissy Hynes, Damien Farnon, John Murphy; visiting coaches from Down/Ulster are Kieran McGraw, Danny Toner and CJ McGourty; Clonduff U16 Young Volunteers assisting at the camp are Aodhan Quinn, Aaron Norris, Aaron and Senan Gribben. The youngsters certainly enjoyed themselves while receiving first class coaching. Because of the rain the final morning was held in The Youth Club. Well done to all involved!

 

Third Annual Ella Trainor U6 Memorial Blitz

Twelve U6 teams plus four U5 teams participated in sun-bathed Clonduff Park on Saturday morning 11th August. There was as always a wonderful atmosphere among the participants and their parents and mentors with each team getting six games. There were no losers of any game - every child was a winner on the day and received the specially commissioned commemorative medal - the first for many of the children! 
Many thanks to all those who took part - teams from Burren (2), Cumann Pheadar Naofa, Mayobridge (2), Rostrevor, Glenn, St John Bosco and new comers this year Saval and Kilcoo who joined the two Clonduff teams in marking Ella's Birthday. Special word of thank to officials from Clonduff and Cumann Pheadar Naofa with special shout out to the Young Clonduff Referees - Charlie McConville, Aoife Trainor, Una Fearon and Lauren Kane - Aoife, Ella's big sister had got the proceedings underway with Amhran na bhFiann. Special word to official photographer on the day Ella's cousin Katie McGivern - her first time behind the lens of a 'real' camera - didn't she do a great job. She was ably assisted by Rosie McCann; Eveagh Kelly assisted Anita in the administration side of things as official time-keeper on the day. 
The family sent special thanks to Kieran Kelly who organises the blitz each year; Cunningham Butchers Kilkee, O'Hare's Bakery Warrenpoint, Savage & Whitten Cash & Carry Newry for supplying the food; Goretta & Noleen in the Club Shop; their many friends and family members for their support and assistance and to anyone else that helped in any way.

 

DOWN ROSE GETS ROUSING SEND OFF FROM CLONDUFF CLUB

The Down Rose / Clonduff PRO / Ciara Kelly sets off on Monday 13th August for the final leg of her quest to be crowned the 59th Rose of Tralee! Her colleagues on the Clonduff Executive organised a great send off for her on Friday 10th August with a fantastic programme of traditional music, song and dance. 
After the Chairman, Paudie Matthews’ welcome Thomas ‘Tooter’ Murnin took on the mantle of Fear an Ti and kept the programme moving along in his own inimitable ‘Tooter’ style. There was a great array of home-grown (or settled) talent to showcase all that is good about the Clonduff Community. Many thanks to Paul Kelly (Yellow Road) for supplying the excellent sound system – he and the Magee Family opened the show with a programme of traditional music followed by the Kearney sisters – Kylah and Cailli – giving a beautiful exhibition of Irish Dancing; then it was the turn of Aoife Trainor accompanied by Cora Magee which was followed up by Grace Clancy accompanied by Paul Kelly. Then it was the turn of Daithi (aka Tooter) to interview Ciara – he had really done his homework on the ‘wee girl from Cabra’ and may have caused her some hilarious embarrassment at times. Ciara finished her interview with her self-penned poem that she wrote for the Down Final (apparently she cannot recite in the Rose Festival despite having won numerous Scór titles for Recitation [and a County title in Tráth na gCeist]). The Junior Ballad Group that reached the Ulster Final in January then took to the stage with the talented Grace Clancy doing an excellent stand in for the Gaeltacht-tied Kayleigh McPolin. Then the only male member of the group Jordan McPolin closed the first part with a solo rendition of ‘Life is a River’ and he opened the next part with ‘The Auctioneer’. In between Jordan’s songs a delightful supper prepared by Luigi Andre was served to all present. The Fear an Ti’s son Odhran Murnin gave an amazing performance of ‘The Parting Glass’ before the beautiful and talented Niamh Fearon took the stage. The Clonduff All Ireland Ballad Group Champions 2017 performed ‘The Blackbird’ – one of their winning songs before leading the crowd in the singing of ‘The Rose of Tralee’ – they were joined onstage by the Down Rose Ciara and then Tooter for what should have been the finale but that fell to the Clonduff Limerick Man Eddie Clancy who was coaxed onstage for his party piece. 
There were six raffle prizes and when the destination of these were decided an auction took place for ‘Tommy Kelly’s Farm’ – well his hand-crafted farmyard! Tooter was the auctioneer and bidding was keen and a handsome sum was secured for the farm – the purchaser being none other than the Club Chairman! 
Chairman Paudie brought the evening to a close at midnight and invited Ciara to have the last word –she said she was speechless but did manage to thank all for the support given her on her Rose Journey – it was one of her best night’s ever. She said her chosen charity was initially Southern Area Hospice but following the tragic death of Clonduff member Pearce Brannigan in June she had decided to split her funds with The Hospice and the NI Heartbeat Foundation in Pearce’s honour. (Incidentally a fundraising night for The Heartbeat Foundation will take place in the Club in September). 
Massive Best Wishes Ciara for the next 10 days or so – enjoy every moment and as the Chairman advised – ‘Be Yourself’ – it’ll take you a long way!

 

2018 Clonduff Camogie Camp


The annual Club Camogie Camp in Clonduff Park enjoyed good weather and a fair bit of sunshine during the week. Over 60 girls aged 4-14 enjoyed the expert coaching by the more senior club players during the week 6th-10th August

 

Aerial view of Clonduff Park

A wonderful aerial photograph of of our magnificent facilities by Mourne Images

   
 

 

Health and Wellness

Cardiac Screening

Drug & Alcohol Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Drink Aware for your Health's Sake

Kids Health Booklet

 (Ulster Council)

Sharon's Presentation

Drinking Plans

Weight

Recovery

Clonduff Manual

GAA Irish Terms

Secretary's Report 2010

Secretary's Report 2011

Secretary's Interim Report 2012

Secretary's Report 2012

Secretary's Interim Report 2013

Secretary's Report 2013

Secretary's Interim Report 2014

Secretary's Report 2014 

Secretary's Report 2015

Secretary's Report 2016

Secretary's Report 2017

Executive Structure 2018

 

10-Year Plan

 

Grand Design for Future Expansion

Down County Scór Records from 1970-2018!

Clonduff has been involved in Scór Sinsir and Scór na nÓg since their inception!

 

Chairman's Interview in 'Hogan Stand' (after Kilmacud 7s Win 2010)

BBC NI's 'Season Ticket' Documentary on Down's 1960 Breakthrough!

   

How Google Earth Sees Us - 18 Castlewellan Road, Hilltown, Newry Co Down BT34 5UY (St John's Church on opposite side of road)

 

 
     

Interview with Darren O'Hagan and others following Darren's dramatic winner in Ulster Semi Final - 24th June 2012

               

 DE Photo - Professional Photographs of McGreevy U8 Tournament on Saturday 9th June 2012

 

Clonduff Parish is now online with webcam Mass every Sunday Morning at 11 am

Hilltown Village Renewal Plans                                                Dr Ciarán Dunbar's Clonduff Blog as Gaelige

 (Newry & Mourne District Council)                                                          Ciarán is a former Clonduff Player

 

Winners of AIB Down Club of the Year 2000, AIB Down and Ulster Club of the Year 2001, Club Maíth Platinum Award 2007, 2014
Irish News Club of the Year 2007, 2015; Irish News Volunteer of the Year 2014, Ulster GAA President's Award 2014 (Governance)

 

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