Our U13’s competed in Roinn B in both Football and Hurling in 2019. We returned to training last February under lights in Loreto Astro turf, then returning to Tom Ryall Park in late March. We used the Football League to give game time to all the panel while getting ready for the Championship in April. We lost to Glenmore 4-6 to 3-2 in the opening round. Most of the panel enjoyed an extended run with St. Aidan’s school team which brought them to a Quarter Final in Roinn B and a Semi Final in the Country Cup.
Our league campaign ran from mid June to end of July. We were very competitive in all our matches, winning two, drew one and lost four to finish mid table. We prepared well for championship over the next few weeks where we played a fancied Galmoy/Windgap side. Again this young team gave everything for the jersey but lady luck deserted the boys who bowed out on a scoreline of: Galmoy/Windgap 3-9, GBC 1-9.( We were short 3 players due to holidays)
With the dates of League and Championship clashing with summer holidays, management never got a chance to play their strongest 15, nonetheless it gave everyone on the panel an opportunity to stake a place on the championship team. Overall, management were very happy with how the players carried themselves throughout these matches, the panel was very young with 5 U11’s starting v Galmoy/Windgap. A number of these players were involved in U14 and U12 tournaments throughout the year as well. Thanks to the ladies who looked after first aid during the year, Claire Roberts (Juvenile Secretary) and Maurice Ronan for their help during the year.
PANEL: Sean McGrath, Elliott Teehan, Cillian Hoyne, Ben Young, Aidan Comerford, Paidí Egan, James O’Halloran, Frank McCluskey, Tony Butler, Robbie Tector, Eoghan Cahill, Shane Cody, Robbie Lynch, Martin Brennan, Michael Tynan, Oran Hoyne, Keelan Lynch, Shane Hogan, Ben McEvoy, Aidan Ging, Cormac Neary, Sean O’Halloran, Andrew Tector.
Report by Niall Egan