St. Mary’s Hurling Club
The Intermediates played their second round match of the group stages of the County Championship last Friday evening in The GAA Centre, against Moyne/Templetuohy. Despite our best efforts the visitors ran out winners by four points. Nevertheless, we put in a solid performance against strong opposition and were in the game right to the end.
The lads had a great day out on Sunday last as they went to see the National League Final in Kilkenny. On the way they stopped off at Callan to play a challenge match against the local team. Thanks to all mentors and parents who helped on the day.
Our U/10’s started their summer hurling in fine style last week. 31 boys travelled to Dr Morris Park in Thurles last Saturday and played their first county blitz. Spread over three strong teams the boys overcame Durlas Og and Loughmore among others.
This is a great start to the season with the boys showing they can rise to any challenge. Thanks to all the parents and drivers on the day.
On Friday next 10th May at 7pm we will field an U/10.5 team (Ten and a Half) in the Community Games. This will be 15 a side game with a squad of twenty players .With home advantage for our first match in this knockout competition all support for the boys would be appreciated.
As the under age teams gear up for a busy summer, juvenile training continues to bear fruit and new players are always welcome. Any parents out there wishing to see whether their young son or daughter would like to play hurling, we are looking for all 5, 6 and 7 year olds to come along on Saturday morning to the GAA Centre, Western Road at 10 am.
Training times are:
Under 6: 10 am – 11 am; Under 8: 10 am – 11.30 am; Under 10: 10 am – 11.30 am
Subsidised Hurleys and Helmets
Please note that the club subsidises the cost of hurleys and helmets for players. Hurleys can be had for €10 each, and helmets for €35. Please contact John Carew at (086) 8317591.
John Carew also has a number of under age St. Mary’s jerseys for sale. Anybody looking for a nice Communion or Birthday present can contact John directly.
County Board Draw
It’s that time of year again and all those club members who help with promotion can expect correspondence and communication in the coming days.
The club also offers its condolences to the family of the late Michael Kelly of Tivoli, Clonmel. Michael was a vice-president of the club back in the 1980s, and our prayers and sympathy go to his four sons, Jim, Paul, Michael and Joe, most of whom played for the club at some stage, and their families.
May he Rest in Peace.
Our sympathy is also extended to the family of the late Peggy Doyle, Pearse Park. Her son Dessie played hurling for St. Mary’s at one time.
May she Rest in Peace.