Shanballymore Juvenile Report 14/09/2017

It was another busy week for the club this past week as we fielded three different teams in various competitions. Our under 10’s had two league games. Our under 8’s and Shanballymore cubs (under 6’s) took part in a Blitz held in Kildorrery on Saturday last.

Under 10’s:

Last Monday night in Ballyclough we played the hosts in the hurling league. Report of this match will be in next weeks addition.

On Monday the 4th of Sep we played our second football league game. We were hoping the team would put in the same effort and performance that they had showed against Glanworth in the first football league game. To the players credit this is what they did. Our opponents on the night were Milford who matched our team with the same effort and commitment. This lead to a very entertaining game for the supports and parents who attended. 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 once again very calm and composed when clearing his lines and finding a black and red jerseys at every opportunity. Nathan, Aine and Peter put in fine performances with some great blocks and clearances. They really stood up to the challenge of a good Milford forward line. Nathan who started in deference for the first time played a brilliant match and was out in front of his man for every ball. In midfield, Cian, Jack and Dean had a battle on their hands against a very good midfield pairing from Milford. However when the questions were asked they stood up to the challenge. Cian worked tirelessly up and down the field all day. Jack got some good scores and Dean was always on hand to pick up the break and always making himself available to his team mates. Up front, Niall, Michael, and Luke made the most of every opportunity by testing the keeper on numerous occasions. With a bit more luck they could have added to their already high scoring tally.  On the night we welcomed back Michael after a nasty injury sustained during the year. It was great to have Michael back on the playing field.

Panel: Peter O Keeffe, Micheal Casey-Hanley, Aine Burke, Dean Fitzharris, Nathan Murry, Cian Looney, Lorcan & Niall Murray, Jack & Luke Twomey.

Under 8s:

Last Saturday morning in Kildorrery our under 8 team took part in a hurling blitz. We played three games, against  Kildorrery first and second team and also Killavullen. These were all great games to watch with all kids getting some valuable game time. During the course of the three games different players showed some brilliant skills that they have been learning on the training ground. All games were close and exciting, with all kids trying hard to the very end in each game.

Panel: Caoimhe Looney, Will Ladd Finn, Niall and Rory Murray. Eoin Sheedy, Sean Barry, Fionn O’ Sullivan, Indya Szwarc, Dawn Ladd Finn, Jamie Burke and Cian Sheedy.

Shanballymore Cubs:

Also on Saturday morning in Kildorrery at the same time as our under 8 team, we fielded an under 6 football team. This was a great occasion and outing for the youngest members of our club. The kids really enjoyed these games and they also got the chance to play with their friends and also got the chance to make some new friends. Thanks to Kildorrery and Killavullen for the games.

Panel: Emily Burke, Cian Sheedy, Sean Barry, Luke Burke, Darragh Sheedy, Indya  & Kash Szwarc, Daniel Sheedy, Sarah McSweeney, Aaron O Neill and Darren Murray.

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