Juvenile hurlers bridge sixty year county title wait


Juvenile hurlers bridge sixty year county title wait

A very special night of celebration was held in Golden recently to mark the achievements of a talented group of young hurlers.

Their exploits on the field this year brought a sixty year wait for a juvenile county hurling title to an end.

The U12 B hurlers were crowned county champions, the first group of club juveniles to win a county title since the U15's won a hurling title sixty years ago.

County star Padraic Maher was on hand to present the medals on a great occasion for the club.,

On Sunday 13th December, special guest Tipperary senior hurler Padraic Maher, presented over 40 of our under 12 boys and girls, with the various medals they had won throughout the year.

2015 was a hugely successful year for this group of players, who won seven trophies in total.

Under12 B Hurling - West and County

Under 12 B Football - West and League

Under 12 D Hurling - West

Under 12 E/F Football - West

Under 11 D Football - West

Pride of place must go to the under 12 B hurlers. In winning the West and County under 12 B hurling championship, they won the club's first ever County title at this age group and bridged a gap of 60 years since the club's last County title at juvenile level, which was then won by the Under 15 hurling teams of 1953, 1954 and 1955.

The under 12 B team also won the West football league and championship and were unlucky to lose out to Holycross in the County football semi final.

Both hurling and football teams were coached and trained by Daithi Bargary, John Currivan (Junior) and Seanie O Halloran (Junior).

The under 12 D team won the West hurling championship, with the under 12 E/F and the under 11 teams both winning West titles in football.

These three teams were coached by Kieran Hogan, Philip McLoughlin, Fr. P. O'Gorman, Liam Touhy and Michael Ormond.

Great credir goes to all who look after the juvenile teams and the club is indebted to them for giving up so much of their free time. We would also like to thank the two schools in the parish and their teachers for the great work they are doing. Finally, the success of the past year did not come about overnight. It is testament to the enormous work carried out by all who have mentored this group of players since they started playing at the age of 5 or 6 and we express our gratitude to them too.

We wish all involved continued success in the years ahead.

Captions Top - The five Golden-Kilfeacle Juvenine Club captains pictured with the trophs won in the 2015 season. . Lucy Fogarty, West U/12E Football, Thomas Fogarty, West B Football, Jack Leamy, County U/12B Hurling Daniel Queally, U/12B Garda Cup, Jason Morey West U/12 Hurling.

Left- XThe Golden -Kilfeacle U/12 hurling coaches . Front . John Currivan, Daithi Bargary, Seanie O'Halloran. Back- Brian Leamy, (Juvenile Chairman) Jack Leamy, U/12 Hurling captain.

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Golden - KIlfeacle County U/12B Hurling Champions. Front . Billy Loveridge, Lee Hayes, Levi Loveridge, Paudie Maher, Jack Leamy, (Captain) Ben Currivan, Eanna Ormond. Back . Gavin Dalton, Daithi Bargary, (Coach) Paddy Crowe, Thomas Fogarty, Michael Coman, Jack Lonergan, Brian Marnane, Cian Ryan, Seanie O'Halloran, (Coach) John Currivan, (Coach).