On Monday May 9th we played our second game in the Town & Country League when we headed to Blackwater Community School in Lismore. On a wet & miserable night we came up short against a good Lismore side. Then on Saturday May 14th we headed back to the same venue when we were invited to participate in the Ber Ryan Memorial Tournament held annually for U11's. First up we played St. Mary's of Clonmel and with the last puck off the game Mary's got a 'lucky' goal to win by that score. After a break we played Bride Rovers of Cork and after a poor first half we got going in the second half to lose out by a couple of points in the end. Big well done to the boys who played on the day. Thanks to Lismore for the invite & hospitality shown to us. The panel on the day was Conor Gough, Sean Queally, Jake Fitzgerald Drummey, Kieran Cosgrave, Billy O Connell, Daniel Morrissey, Jake O Donnell, Fionn Murchu, Cormac Dunne Fitz, Brian Callaghan, Darragh Cosgrave, Jack O Donovan.
Under 13 and 10
We played in the Under 13 Western semi final on Friday night last in football in Tallow versus Cois Brid. We achieved victory on the night and have set up a Western Final spot where we take on St Pats on Sunday next. We wish all involved well.
Meanwhile our Under 10 hurling team take on Ring tonight (Wednesday) in a challenge match.
Our minor football team take on near neighbours Dungarvan in the next round of the minor championship tomorrow night (Thursday). It would be fantastic to see a large Village turnout on the night.
We played Ring on Wednesday night last in Ring in the last group game of the Under 14 Football Championship. On the night we came away with victory setting up a semi final match against Tramore which was to be played last night (Tuesday) in Tramore. At the time of going to print the result of this match was not known but will be included in next week’s notes.
Our Under 16 football team played Gaultir last Tuesday night in the county semi final in terrible conditions. On the night we fought back well near the end to earn a replay. The replay was played in better conditions on Sunday morning last in Bunmahon where we came away with a comfortable enough victory. The county final will take place on Saturday morning next in Walsh Park against De Le Salle. Best wishes are extended to all involved.
Garveys are currently doing a promotion where you get a voucher towards club gear if you spend €40. If anyone gets any of these vouchers we ask that you would hand them into Juvenile treasurer John Dillon or any coach.
Kellogs Cúl Camp
Our camp for the Kellogs Cúl Camp this year is from the 4th to the 8th July. This is always a great camp and we always have big numbers attending. To book your place on this camp you can do so online on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie .
The juvenile club are holding their annual bag pack fundraiser on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June in Garveys Super value. This fundraiser is vital to raise adequate funding for the juvenile club and all parents are asked to help out volunteering their time. We respectfully ask parents to volunteer two hours on any one of these days to achieve a successful outcome. Please contact our juvenile secretary Audrey on 087 (6987388) if you would be willing to help. All help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
The club would like to ask all parents if they have any old hurleys that they no longer use could they give them into any academy coach or to our equipment officer Sean Fischer. We would very much appreciate any hurleys regardless of age or condition. Thank you.
Mini All Ireland
Our 2016 Mini All-Ireland Hurling series involving our U8 & U9 hurlers kicks off next Saturday morning when we will play two rounds, commencing @ 1030hrs.The excitement has been building over the past number of weeks in anticipation of some great games of hurling. The teams are as follows:-
Dublin: Conor Byrne, Jack Fischer, Sean Kiely, Eoin Carroll, Nicky Fitzpatrick, James O'Donnell, Louis Simms, Callum Donnellan and Caolan Barrett.
Clare: Charlie Feeney, Phelim Tyrell, Joey Riordan, Fionnan Lonergan, Rian Burke, Aaron Walsh, Callum Tutty, Conor Dalton and Dan Hayes.
Galway: Oisin Power, Daniel O'Connor, John Dillon, Owen Morrissey, Caleb Egan-Walsh, Shane Enright, Cian Lacey, Sean Og Regan and AJ Hayes.
Kilkenny: Tomas Barrett, Simon Power, Padraig o Niadh, Eoin Hackett, Evan Walsh, Jack Hurney, Darragh Mansfield, Jonathan Tutty and Jake Cummins.
Tipperary: Matthew Walsh, Kaelen Barry, Archie Mattiuzzi, Charlie Burns, Oisin Navin, Colm Poland, Diuran Norris, Rian Keohan and Nathan Norris.
Limerick: Scott Collins, Elliott Henley, Adam Fitzpatrick, Alex Lubek, Fionn Kelly-Foley, Donal Rowe, Sean Murray, Cathal McGrath and Seoin Dowling.
The round 1 games are as follows Dublin v Kilkenny, Clare v Tipperary and Galway v Limerick. The round 2 games are as follows Dublin v Tipperary, Clare v Limerick and Galway v Kilkenny. The Mini Championship will be run off over four (4) wks. The 5 rounds plus play-offs will be played on the first three wks, culminating in the All-Ireland Finals on wk-4.The competition will be exclusively ground hurling, with only goals counting. Since the announcement of the Mini All-Ireland series was made, the U9 & U8 players have all been very busy practicing their ground hurling, with reports spreading of training sessions being conducted in the estates throughout the parish since last Saturday, with the clash of ash reverberating all around Abbeyside & Ballinroad. Will Kilkenny retain their title or will Clare build on the National League success? Could Limerick or Dublin finally make the big breakthrough, or will we see resurgence from the mid west with Galway or Limerick taking the honours? A full report on the six games of the Mini Ireland series, will appear in next week’s edition.