This coming Friday sees our much anticipated quarter final fixture against Portlaw.
Preparation has gone well in the recent weeks culminating in a full day training last Saturday under the watchful eyes of Nicky Cashin and Ritchie Kennedy. Thanks to both men for giving their time and considerable knowledge. Many people made this the great beneficial experiance non more so however than Brian Kenny, Tommy Landers, John Maher and Supervalu Carrick. We need all of the support that we can muster up for this derby and are appealing for all supporters to be in Walsh Park on Friday. Please note the 7p.m. throw in.
Our juniors played their final championship game of the year on Tuesday night gone. Report next week.
Last week was a busy one for our juveniles and our u12s in particular. On Thursday afternoon the lads hit the hallowed turf of Semple Stadium. Playing in three games they set a high standard in the first game winning convincingly and kept this standard up for the remaining two games but were just pipped at the post in both loosing by the narrowest of margins. These lads then turned around the following day and started their football championship. Short a few regulars we were forced to line out one man short for some of the game. This did not seem to create any problems for the boys. They went in at half time leading 3-04 to 2-03. Despite the heat on the evening they continued to play a fast running game in the second half. They eventually ran out convincing winners on a score line of 6-04 to 2-03. Our next outing is away on Friday week details in next week notes.
Our u8 hurlers travelled to take part in a blitz in Carriganore on Saturday morning. We were the only club fielding two teams. Both teams played some excellent hurling and all augers well for the future following, not just the numbers present but the skills on display. Our under 13 camogie team played a very interesting and compeditive challenge on Sunday morning against near neighbours Clonea. The next parish up has only started their camogie teams and we wish them the very best.
In the end it was a fine display from our girls who ran out winners but it is safe to say Clonea will improve and we look forward to returning the challenge to them.