Eoin Sheedy,Kash Szwarc, Daniel Sheedy, Jamie Burke, Rory Murray, Sean Barry, Cian Sheedy, Indya Szwarc, Ciaran Dennehy and Luke Burke.
With the evenings starting to close in and the school doors reopening after the summer break this meant that the under age leagues and blitz summer break was also over. You could feel the buzz in the club in recent weeks with the kids looking forward to getting back onto the playing field to compete in matches again for the second half of the season. The under 10 league was back in full swing with two games over the past week and also our under 7’s were in action.
In the first game we played Kilshannig, This was a really enjoyable game with Rory,Eoin and Cian really playing well against a tough Kilshannig team. In the second game we played Granard Gaels. This game was another step up from the previous game, but credit to our players who brought all their skills from the training ground into match situation with Indya, Jamie and Sean really standing out. In the third and final match we played Bainteer. Luke, Kash, Ciaran and Daniel worked hard with some very good football skills and scores. Panel of players on the day: Cian Sheedy, Indya and Kash Szwarc, Rory Murray, Luke Burke, Sean Barry, Jamie Burke, Eoin Sheedy, Ciaran Dennehy and Daniel Sheedy.
First game up for the under 10’s was on Monday the 21st against close neighbours Glanworth in football. Going by previous meetings between these two teams this had the makings of being a keenly contested game, and that is the way it panned out. Right from the off it was obvious that both teams have being training hard and working on their skills, with some brilliant hand passing and kick passing on display. In goals Lorcan was very calm and composed when clearing his lines and finding a black and red jerseys at every opportunity. Daniel, Aine and Peter put in fine performances with some great blocks and clearances. They really stood up to the challenge of a good Glanworth forward line. In midfield, Cian, Jack and Dean had a battle on their hands against a very good midfield pairing from Glanworth. However when the questions were asked they stood up to the challenge. Cian worked tireless up and down the field all day. Jack put on an exhibition of hand passing and kicking skills and Dean was always on hand to pick up the break and wining his own frees which he calmly converted. Up front, Niall, Nathan, and Luke mad the most of every opportunity by testing the keeper on numerous occasions. With a bit more luck they could have added to their already scoring tally.
The second half was nail biting stuff for team management and supporters alike, with never more then a score between the two teams. Well done to both teams who gave a 100% effort and commitment.
Panel: Peter O Keeffe, Daniel McGuickin, Aine Burke, Dean Fitzharris, Nathan Murray, Cian Looney, Lorcan & Niall Murray, Jack & Luke Twomey.
Our second game of week took place on Saturday when we played Croke Rovers in the under 10 hurling league. We played really well and matched the efforts that had displayed earlier on in the week against Glanworth in the football. We started the brighter with some great individual and team play that had us in control for most of the first half period. Credit must also go to Croke Rovers who approaching half time really put it up to use and had us under pressure before the referee blew the whistle for the change over. Playing into a slight wind for the second, we knew we would have to up our performance from the first half, this lead to some fine hooking and blocking all over the field as well as some brilliant point scoring. Croke Rovers also played some great hurling which had both teams trading score for score. With the minimum between the sides throughout the second half and the final whistle fast approach both teams tried tirelessly to get the winning score. Well done to both team teams for a fine display of hurling. Thanks to Croke Rovers for making the journey and wish them the best of luck for the year ahead.
Panel : Lorcan and Niall Murry, Aine Burke, Peter O’Keeffe, Nathan Murry, Daniel McGuickin, Gavin Barrett, Jack and Luke Twomey.
Shanballymore Juvenile Club would like to wish all club players who are starting Primary school for the first time this week the best of luck.
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