Our U12 hurling team travelled up to Lismore for the Pat Montayne Tournament. Firstly we played Cois Bhríde. It was a close game with our opponents leading at half time, we started playing better in the second half and ended up close winners.
In our second match we played St Mary's of Clonmel. It was a great match with incredible scores coming from either end. We had a small lead at half time and managed to keep the advantage and end up winners by a very small margin.
In our 3rd game we played Lismore. We did not perform at all and ended up losers by a couple of points.
In the final we played Lismore in a rematch of our 3rd game and it was a much tighter affair with the lads ending up very close winners at the final whistle. Well done to all involved and the panel on the day was: Rian Cosgrave, Jack McGrath, Rory Tyrell, Seánie Callaghan, Michael Walsh, Andrew Norris, Eddie Phelan Fergie Slevin, Charlie Gough, Edmond Sprat, Jack Kiely, Charlie Treen, Eddie Phelan, Dylan O'Regan and Tomás Nee.
Sunday morning last we played De La Salle in a hurling challenge. The game was moved to Colligan because Abbeyside was hosting an inter county camogie blitz. We started off slowly but gradually got going and we lead by 2 points at half time with some fine point scoring. DLS improved in the 2nd half and with a couple of unfortunate scores conceded by us DLS won the match. Thanks to Colligan for making their pitch available to us, Ruairí for refereeing and DLS for agreeing to travel to Colligan. Panel on the morning was: Sean Walsh, Kieran Cosgrave, Jake Fitz-Drummey, Aodhán Barrett, Cormac Dunne-Fitz, Cathal Sweeney, Jamie Mulcahy, Daniel Morrisey, Jake O Donnell, Jack O Donovan, Darragh Walsh, Conor Gough, Brian Callaghan, Billy O Donnell, Darragh Cosgrave, Sean Queally. We start the Town and Country Football League soon. Our first game against Youghal is off sadly with the Cork team unable to field. Training continues Fridays 6pm till 7pm.
Tournore Park hosted our 1st HOTG session of 2016 on Tuesday last 12th July. We had a big turnout of children and everyone really enjoyed the activities run by the coaches.
Special guest on the evening was Neil Montgomery, a member of our senior hurling team and county minor hurler in 2016. Neil is a graduate of our Saturday Academy and really made a big impression on the evening.
Thanks to the residents and everyone who contributed to making the event such a success.
This week we are eagerly looking forward to visiting Cruchan, River Lane & Waters Edge on Wednesday next 20th July. Registration commences at 6.30pm, with activities running from 7 to 8 pm
Our session scheduled for McCarthyville, covering Murphy Place, Kyne Park, The Hermitage, and Park Lane & Seapark has been switched to Thursday 28th July to avoid clashing with the Munster U21 Hurling Final.
If you enjoyed HOTG & wish to play more Hurling, Football or Camogie, you are welcome to come along to our Academy sessions on Saturday morning from 1030hrs to 1130hrs & Camogie on Friday evenings from 6pm.
Well done to all who attended the Cul Camps that were run in our club last week. Great numbers were achieved with more than 120 children taking part. This was an excellently run camp and all the children who took part enjoyed the experience immensely. We would like to thank the Waterford Games and Development Committee for making this camp the success it was.
Our Under 13 hurling team took on near neighbours Dungarvan on Monday night of last week. On the night the lads put an impressive performance together to end up winners. Well done to all.
Our Under 16 hurling team played their first round of the Under 16 Hurling Championship on Tuesday night last away to a very strong Ballygunner side. On the night it was the city side that came away victorious on a scoreline of 3-18 to 1-16. Our next match here is against Roanmore on the 3rd August.
Hard luck goes to our minor football team who on Monday night of last week lost the County Final to Gaultir at Walsh Park. On the night our lads never really got going and a goal in either half by the city side separated the teams at the finish. The final score line was 2-3 to 8 points. Despite losing the club are proud of every single one of the lads who togged out on the night because despite defeat they never stopped trying till the final whistle. These lads day will come again. They now move their attention to hurling with the first round of the county championship taking place tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30 against De Le Salle. We wish all involved the very best of luck.
Our academy training sessions will continue this Saturday morning for players between Under 5 and under 10 at the club grounds between 10.30 and 11.30.
Under 14 hurling training continues every Monday and Wednesday night at the club grounds. They were also due to play in the Under 14 hurling championship last night (Tuesday) against Mount Sion at home. At the time of going to print the result of this match was not available but will be included in next week’s notes.