Club Notes - 2013/09/22

posted 23 Sep 2013, 14:33 by Unknown user   [ updated 23 Apr 2014, 03:56 by Cian OLionain ]

Pride of place this week must go to the junior camogie girls who beat marshalstown in the county final last Saturday. This was a fantastic achievement by a very young team that had eleven players under 18 in their starting fifteen, one in her twenties, two thirties and then there was Susie!!!!! Well done girls and looking forward to you all playing intermediate and senior next year.

The 2013 season concluded on a disappointing note for our minors, when we lost on a 3-5 to 0-12 scoreline in the Premier Division Minor Hurling Semi Final v Glynn Barntown. The semi final was the fifth underage semi final between the two clubs in this year's championship and the minor loss was the one loss in the five semi finals. Our team played some excellent hurling, but unfortunately, we were unable to convert our possession and territory into the required scores. In contrast, Glynn Barntown were able to score three goals, which proved very decisive. 
 
As our minor season concludes, we can reflect on a disappointing end, but take heart in the manner in which all players represented the club through out the season.

The U12 boys played their Festival of Hurling Blitzes on Sunday morning last. The B team qualified as the top B team in the county through the season, and made the trip to Marshalstown where they competed extremely well against A teams from the host club, Duffry Rovers & St Patrick's - winning one game, drawing another and lost to eventual winners: St Pat's.
In Piercestown, a keenly contested Blitz was expected and all who attended were treated to some fantastic, committed hurling - with results in each game very tight.  In the end, having lost to Gorey by a point, and beaten Craanford by 2 points, it came down to the result of our final match against Faythe Harriers. From the off our lads took a tight grip on the game, and with our defence excellent all day - the vital scores were chalked up, winning out by 3-4 to 0-3. Captain James Mernagh, who had broken his arm less than 24 hours earlier, collected the shield on behalf of the boys, who can be very content with their displays this year. Well done to both squads - on an excellent achievement.
Next Sunday sees Ballyboden, Ballygunner and O Loughlin Gaels visit for an U12 Blitz and season finale for the older boys, while the U11s finish up a week later following an invite to Kilmacud Crokes

Congratulations to the under 14 boys who beat Glynn Barntown in the hurling semi final last Saturday after a very good game.  
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