Club Notes - 2014/07/15

posted 18 Jul 2014, 10:03 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:52 ]

Our under 9 & 10 hurlers played two great games on Griday night in Gorey against Naomh Éanna and the level of skill, energy and enthusiasm on display by both teams was a credit to their coaches and parents. Yesterday was a huge day for our under 8 boys as they had the privilege to play in Croke Park. About 35 kids and twice that number of supporters travelled for the boys’ match against Dunamaggin of Kilkenny and we look forward to reporting on it in more detail next week.


Our under 14 footballers had a good win against Sarsfields, in Piercestown, on Sunday morning. The boys scored some good goals and Mathew Duffy was excellent in goal for us. Also in Piercestown, our under 16 hurlers played Ferns on Saturday morning in what proved to be a fairly one-sided win for the lads.


It’s a cause of great delight for the whole club to see Mossy Waters back training, a full year after his terrible cruciate injury while playing for Wexford in Thurles against Clare.  We wish him well as he gets his match fitness back and we hope to see him wearing club and county colours before long. His senior hurling colleagues travelled to Dungarvan on Friday night for a challenge match against Blackrock of Cork and came away with a good win by 3-21 to 3-16.


Our under 16 girls’ footballers had a fine win last Wednesday in Taghmon where they beat Mun Abban Gaels in the championship by 3-5 to 1-7. The intermediate team, meanwhile, play away in Gusserane tonight, hoping to build on their great win in the last round against Clongeen.


Massive congratulations to our senior camogie manager, JJ Doyle, who in his other role as manager of the county under 21 hurling team guided the lads to retaining their Leinster title. Well done in particular to the club reps on the team, Jack O’Connor and Luke White. A pat on the back also to Tomás Codd who is a key part of the management team with the county senior hurlers, and to Willie Devereux who came on during the hectic extra time period in Wexford Park on Saturday night.


On the camogie side of things, our under 8 girls took part in a blitz in Glynn-Barntown on Saturday last. We fielded two teams of 10, played 4 matches and a great day was had by all. Our under 10s had mixed luck this week with one team winning in Taghmon  and the other team losing out to Kilmore. The under 16s play in Craanford in the next round of their championship on Wednesday while, with a game in hand, our under 14s secured a place in the league semi-final having had a comfortable win over Oulart The Ballagh. Our second team played Blackwater under 14s and whilst they lost the game a lot of under 12s played and this experience will stand to them when they are actually under 14! The u12 girls lost out to Oulart the Ballagh this week but overall they are a balanced team and improving all the time.


Preparations  are on-going for our senior and intermediate teams’ third round of group games with the  seniors at home to Oylegate on Monday 21st and the intermediates away to Blackwater on the 22nd. The club is well represented on the county under 14 team (11 girls in all!) and they took part in a blitz in Dublin on Saturday. While they didn’t come away with silverware it’s a huge achievement to represent your club on the intercounty scene so well done to all.