Posted April 13, 2015
The U16 boys began their championship run in fine form with an emphatic win over Clontarf. The wind and rain did little to dampen the boys’ spirit and they led by 1-5 twenty minutes in.
They continued to go from strength to strength in the second half and unfortunately Clontarf never seemed in control of the play. Seán Hawkshaw put on a great exhibition of football while Gavin Nangle seemed to occupy many a position on the pitch, scoring some fine points while supposedly in defence.
The final score was 3-21 to 1-4. Let’s hope that the boys can maintain their form as they face Ballyboden in the next round.
U10 Away Hurling Vs Clontarf
Numbers were slightly impacted by Easter holidays but we still fielded three strong teams. There was plenty of evidence of skills developed and practiced at the Easter Camps this week and I’m sure the fine weather acted as a further incentive to the boys in encouraging them to pick up their hurls over the holidays. Now that the long evenings are here it is important that all the boys get out and do a little bit of extra hurling and football practice every week.
Three very fast games of hurling took place on the all-weather surface and all three teams were victorious against some fine young hurlers from Clontarf. It was great to see our hurlers passing the ball, defending well and keeping up with the pace of the game across all three pitches.
Special mention this week to Sam Woods, Ross O’Boyle and Cathal Healy who moved around a number of positions during their games,worked hard and played effectively in every position they were moved to.