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U11 Festival of Hurling at Pearse Stadium

posted 14 May 2014, 09:34 by Kenneth Fox   [ updated 14 May 2014, 09:39 ]

There are 30 registered players in this group and every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm they arrive at the pitch for their weekly training session. The boys have had several training sessions under the guidance and encouragement of their coaches David & Caroline Kearns and Sean Hester where they are constantly developing their hurling skills, teamwork and game awareness.  More recently Michael Darcy Snr has attended the U11 training sessions and both coaches & players are delighted that he has agreed to offer his guidance & support and express his passion for the game.

 

The U11 boys kicked off their first challenge of the year with a very successful outing to Na Piarsaigh, Limerick on 30th March. More recently, they were invited to participate in the U11 City Hurling competition which took place on Monday, 5th May in Pearse Stadium.

Due to our large numbers, we were fortunate to have had the opportunity to enter two teams into the tournament (Team 1 competed in matches against their rivalry neighbours Oughterard, Rahoon-Newcastle, Micheal Breathnachs & Clifden 



and Team 2 enjoyed tough battles against Castlegar, Clarenbridge, Liam Mellows & Carnmore).



This enthusiastic bunch of hurlers cannot get enough game play so their coaches are kept busy thinking up new drills for training sessions and scheduling challenge games. They recently defeated Salthill-Knocknacarra on a miserable, wet Friday evening. We departed Cappagh pitch drenched wet and tired but exhilarated from the performance of each and every player. More challenges are in the pipeline so keep an eye on the webtexts!

Some of the boys are also preparing for the U11 Hurling Community Games and we would like to wish them the very best of luck in their upcoming games.

Thanks to all the parents & guardians who bring their children to training and matches. Please continue to support your children to play the wonderful game of hurling, enhance their social skills and make friends for life ……..

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