There was a great buzz in the club as last weekend brought about the first weekend of matches after weeks of training indoors. With the sun shining and the weather in the high teens the children were extremely excited with the prospect of getting out onto the field and finally show casing their skills that they have been practicing hard at over the last number of weeks.
First up on Saturday morning was our under 8 hurlers who competed in a blitz in Mallow GAA complex. On the day we played Ballyhooly, Granard Gaels and Charleville. Thanks to these teams for very sporting games. We had great numbers and all our players put in some great displays with all children getting game time. Well done to the players who have made the step up to under 8 for the coming year. Panel of players on the day: Caoimhe Looney, Will Ladd Finn, Niall Murray, Rory Murray, Dawn Ladd Finn, Jamie Burke, Sean Barry and Luke Twomey.
Later in the day our under 10 hurlers were in action on home soil against a very good and well drilled Clyda Rovers team. With the sun shinning and the pitch in great condition both sets of players contributed to a very keenly contested and a nail biting match. In goals Peter kept us in the game by pulling of some tremendous saves when we needed them, in front of Peter, Daniel, Rory, Morgan and Aine held strong when put under pressure by the Clyda forward line. In midfield Jack and Micheal worked tirelessly up and down the field all day, helping our defenders and providing assists to our forwards. Up front Cian, Lorcan, Luke, Gavin and Nathan put on some classy displays taking some excellent scores when the opportunities arose. Panel of players: Peter O Keeffe,Daniel McGuickin, Rory Dempsey, Aine Burke, Michael Casey, Cian Looney, Lorcan Murry, Gavin Barrett, Nathan Murry, Morgan McGrellis, Jack and Luke Twomey. Special thanks to Billy Butler for reffing the game.
2016 Mallow Area and District Sports & Leisure Awards for reaching the bronze level bench marking award. On the night club chairman Dave Twomey and Secretary Tony McGuickin represented the club on the night. Congratulations to the Shanballymore GAA Junior ‘B’ Hurling Avondhu, Cork, Munster & All of Ireland Champions on being recognised locally in the very prestigious 2016 Mallow Area and District Sports & Leisure Awards picking up Top Award on the night outright team of the year award winner at a 350 plus Gala attendance of local clubs and societies and special guest the inimatable Olympian Rob Heffernan at Springfort Hall Hotel Tonight.
Shanballymore Juvenile GAA Sports Prediction quiz for 2017 has now kicked off with the first event being the Cheltenham Gold Cup, thanks to everyone that entered this competition and helped sell cards. You can keep track of the scorecard on our Facebook site.
Dates for your Diary:
Under 8 football Blitz in Ballyhooly Sat 1st of April
Under 10 Football vs Castlelyons in Shanballymore Sat 1st of April @12:30
Training: Indoor training – Tuesday the 4th of April (7:30PM To 8:30PM) Mallow GAA Complex for all ages
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