Castleblayney Hurling Club Notes 22nd August 2019
Juvenile Training schedule is as follows:
U7/U9/U11 training is on Wednesdays from 6-7pm in St Mary’s Park Juvenile pitch. Parking at Castleblayney College and enter field by signing in at side gate. Registration forms available at training.
U11’s after 5 rounds of fixtures, Blayney U-11’s are playing in the league finals day on next Sun 25th Aug, throw in 11.30am at Cloghan. Blayney have fielded 2 teams throughout this competition and will play Clontibret and Carrickmacross in the finals. All support welcome for these young hurlers, some of who have just joined the club this year.
U-13, U-15 & U-17’s training continues on Mon and Wed evenings. Next match for U-13’s is 26th August against Latton.
The Club’s Children’s Officer is Mary McArdle, 087 2394240
Senior team had a comfortable win in their final league game against a depleted Mattock Rangers side on Monday evening. The team have now qualified for the league semi-final this Thursday against Truagh at 7pm
Kilmacud 7’s On Saturday last, we entered a team in the annual Kilmacud 7s hurling tournament. The lads won their opening two group games against Fr Murphy’s from London and Omagh St Enda’s to set up a mouth watering decider with Setanta from Donegal to determine who would top the group and qualify for the semi final. Unfortunately a very harsh early red card made it very difficult on the lads and we ended up losing out for top spot. Our performances on the day however meant that we had done enough to earn a semi final spot as the best runners up. In the semi final we faced Crotta O’Neills from Kerry and in a very tight game the sides finished level. A penalty shootout was held to find a winner and unfortunately our lads narrowly lost out. Crotta went on to win the final with a convincing 14 point victory leaving the Blayney lads to wonder what might have been! Well done to the lads who as always represented their club with pride and distinction. Kilmacud 7s panel; Paddy Collins, Peter Treanor, Hugh Byrne, Cormac McNally, Paddy Finnegan, Colin Merrick, Fergal Rafter, Brian McGuigan, Eoin Leonard, Aidan Kerr
Provincial Coaching Workshop will be held in Cloghan on Sat. August 24th with registration at 10.30am and the workshop taking place from 11.00 until 1.20pm, with lunch at 1.30pm. Organised by the National Hurling and Camogie Development, the target audience is adult and youth coaches with lead coaches from Clare, Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork and Galway. For more information contact any committee member.