Great Year of Hurling Go Games in Monaghan!!
This year has seen Monaghan’s best participation in Go Games across U7 to U11 age groups. Our clubs have really bought into this games program and we have seen all clubs taking part across all age groups. Go Games is a great opportunity to develop Hurling in terms of participation, skill development & developing a love for the game for our younger players in a fun environment. Credit must go to all clubs, coaches, coordinators and parents for organizing and implementing this very important introductory games program. Long may it continue!!
U7s & U9s
This year’s Hurling Go Games program saw 5 blitzes take place for our U7s & U9s age groups. The teams that participated in this year’s Go Games program were Inniskeen, Clontibret, Monaghan Harps, Latton, Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, and Truagh. This was the first time in a number of years that our clubs hosted our Go Games blitzes. In previous years all blitzes would be held at Entekra Monaghan GAA Centre of Excellence, Cloghan with teams traveling there to participate in the program.
This year’s program saw 5 clubs host 1 blitz each and facilitate the other 6 clubs involved. This takes a lot of time, effort, and organization from club volunteers to facilitate the running ofthese events for teams and a huge well done must go to all 7 clubs who worked together throughout the summer to provide games for their juvenile players.
U11 Go Games Development League
This summer, Monaghan Coaching & Games organized an U11 Hurling Development League for all Hurling clubs in Monaghan. The clubs who took part in the development league were Castleblayney, Latton, Inniskeen, Truagh, Clontibret, Monaghan Harps & Carrick. The league commenced on June 13th and continued on right through until August 22nd which ensured everyone got a minimum of 6 rounds.
All games were very well contested with some brilliant skills on show from the young children. The focus of this development league was on participation, skill development and fun. The games were 11 or 9 a side depending on numbers available to teams. The games were also broken down into 3 20-minute periods.
Massive thanks to all the coaches for all their co-operation throughout the season in making sure fixtures went ahead on dates fixed and their communication with club coaches & Monaghan Coaching & Games staff.