After last weekends hurling activities it was now the turn of our under age footballers to show case there skills.

Under 8’s:
Under 8
(Left to Right Stephen Donegan, Trainer, Cian Sheedy, Niall Murray, Jamie Burke, Sean Barry,Rory Murray, Eoin Sheedy, Will Ladd Finn, Dawn Ladd Finn, Caoimhe Looney, Luke Twomey. Alan Sheedy Trainer)
First up on Saturday morning was our under 8 footballers who competed in a blitz in Ballyhooly. On the day we played Ballyhooly, Mallow and Castletownroche. These games were played to the highest of standard at this age level. The kids put on a great show for all the parents and supports at the game. All our players put in some great displays with all children getting game time. Panel of players on the day: Luke Twomey,Caoimhe Looney, Will Ladd Finn, Niall Murray, Rory Murray, Dawn Ladd Finn, Eoin Sheedy, Cian Sheedy, Sean Barry and Jamie Burke.

Special thanks to Niamh McGuickin for helping ref some of the games.

Under 10’s:
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(Left to Right Back row Morgan McGrellis, Peter O’Keeffe, Gavin Barrett, Rory Dempsey, Jack Twomey, Dean Fitzharris, Michael Casey Hanley (Left to Right Front Row Aine Burke, Lorcan Murray, Cian Looney, Luke Twomey, Daniel McGuickin)

Later in the day our under 10 footballers were in action on home soil against a very good and well drilled Bride Rovers team. Bride Rovers playing with the wind started the better team getting on the score sheet first. It took our boy’s and girl’s a few minutes to get into the game. When our players get into the game they took control of the game, keeping Bride Rovers at bay while also scoring some fine goals and points of their own. In fairness to Bride Rovers they rallied again just before the short whistle to steam the scoring spear of Shanballymore. On the change over and with the wind at our back we made a couple of positional changes that helped us to we hit the ground running. In this period our forwards and midfield pair got some fine goals and points. In goals in the first half Peter pulled of some tremendous saves when we needed them, in front of Peter, Daniel, Aine and Dean but in fine performances with some great blocks and clearances. In midfield Jack and Micheal played some brilliant football, making long runs and providing scores for our forwards while also getting on the score sheet themselves. Up front Cian, Lorcan, Luke, Gavin and Morgan put on some classy displays taking some excellent scores when the opportunities arose. Cian was in particulate fine form getting a bag of goals.

For the second half Jack Twomey went into goals, Jack’s kickouts had a big bearing on the game as he found his man with every kick-out. Peter, and Rory now formed a formidable backline with Aine Burke keeping the Bride Rovers forward line at bay for most of this half. Michael and Dean ran them selves into the ground for the second half. Up front Cian contunied his fine form fronm the first half buy getting a hatrick of goals. Cian got some great help from Locran, Gavin, Morgan and Luke all playing their part on the score board.

Panel of players: Peter O Keeffe,Daniel McGuickin, Rory Dempsey, Aine Burke, Michael Casey Hanley, Dean Fitzharris, Cian Looney, Lorcan Murry, Gavin Barrett,  Morgan McGrellis, Jack and Luke Twomey. Special thanks to Billy Butler for reffing the game.

Dates for your Diary:
Under 8 Hurling Blitz in Fermoy Sat 8th of Apri @10AM
Under 10 Hurling vs Glanworth in Glanworth Sat 8th of April @10:30
Indoor training has now finished for the year. A special thanks to Mallow GAA for the use of their Complex. Training from now on will be in the pitch. Parents will receive a text in the coming days to confirm day and time.
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