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U8’s travel to Croke Park – 15 July 2014

We have a great selection of fantastic photographs from the U8’s trip to Croke Park, they can be viewed at the Dropbox link below and any parent who wishes to download any of these photos is welcome to do so. Photos taken by Glenn Tector 087 8301585.


Report by Niall Egan

Our U8’s travelled to Croke Park on the 15th of July to play Rathdowney Errill in a Go Games challenge. A panel of 17 travelled, along with family members via Ronan Brothers Coaches. Upon arrival in Croke Park, the team were privileged to tog out and see the Croke Park dressing rooms before running on to the sacred turf. They played a 40 minute game with each player getting to play a full half.

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Under 8 Hurling

Update by Niall Egan
Our U8s had matches against Danesfort and O’Loughlins’ Gaels in recent weeks. Playing two 8-aside matches, then swapping over our boys gave a good account of themselves winning 7 out of 8 matches altogether. We take part in the Dicksboro U8 tournament on Saturday, so best of luck to all involved.

Under 8s have first games of 2014 !


Report by Niall Egan

The U8s had their first game of the year v St. Lachtain’s in Freshford on Saturday morning. We played two 7 a-side games, side by side, 15 mins a half. Team 1 were down by a 1-0 to 0-0 at half-time but rallied strongly in the 2nd half to lose out by a late Freshford goal, FT 5-0 to 4-1. Team 2 were out-muscled in the first half down 3-0 to 0-0 but like Team 1 put in a superb effort in the 2nd half and lost on a scoreline of 4-0 to 2-0. The boys have plenty to work on but showed lots of potential when they put their minds to it. We would like to encourage parents to help practice with their lads at home, 20 mins a day ground hurling, blocking, rising etc you would be amazed the difference it would make and of course make it fun.

TEAM 1: Sean McGrath, Issac Comerford, Paidi Egan, Elliot Teehan, Shane Cody, Donnacha Cleere, Robbie Tector.

TEAM 2: Cillian Hoyne, Frank McCluskey, Ben Young, James O’Halloran, Aidan Comerford, Philly O’Halloran, Eoghan Cahill.

Well done to Issac Comerford this week’s hurler of the week.

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