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Academy Update

posted 13 May 2016, 03:34 by Niall Fahy   [ updated 13 May 2016, 03:46 ]

Last weekend was a very busy one for our Academy players, coaches and parents despite the fact that many players were unavailable due to communions that were taking place on Saturday.


On Saturday morning, May 8th, our U8 team travelled to St Vincents to take part in their first Rebel Óg football blitz of the year. On what was a dreadful day for football  they played teams from Nemo, Shamrocks and Whitechurch in a constant downpour. Our lads performed brilliantly and the coaches were more than satisfied with their performance in all of the games they played. These boys are really showing the benefits of regular coaching and we expect to see evidence of their further development  throughout the year at the upcoming blitzes in both hurling and football. Well done to all involved and a special thank you to the parents who helped with transport and supported the boys in the rain.


Our U11s trained on Saturday and travelled to Whitechurch on Sunday morning to take part in the annual John Kerins football tournament. We were drawn in a group with Blarney, Mayfield and  Whitechurch. The players did themselves and the club proud with their performances and the coaches and mentors were delighted with them all. This team will continue to play in the U11 hurling and football leagues throughout the rest of the year and we are sure to see the rewards of their hard work and coaching as the year progresses.


U5s,U6s and U7s had coaching as usual on Saturday morning and it is great to see the increasing numbers of boys attending and enjoying these sessions on a weekly basis. More boys are always welcome of course.


On Monday night our U16s played Kiltha Óg in the football league at the Tank Field and recorded an excellent victory on a score line of 6-5 to 4-4. This team has improved immeasurably since the start of the year and great credit is due to the coaches, Damien, Dan and Kieran and the players for the way in which they have applied themselves to date.  This teams progress so far has been very encouraging and we have no doubt that the players will improve further if they keep up the good work. The team will continue to compete in the U16 hurling and football leagues and championships for the remainder of the year.


The next few months are likely to be both extremely busy and enjoyable for the Academy with blitzes at various age groups, tournaments, leagues and championships in both hurling and football all to be contested. Anyone who is available and wants to lend a hand in developing the club’s young talent would be more than welcome.

B/R Fionn Cronin, Jack Lucey, Dylan Coughlan, Robbie McNicholas, Jayden Gahan.
F/R Ben Creed-Daly, Ollie Creed-Daly, Peter Brennan, Kyle Cronin, Micheal Forde.

Peter Brennan displaying his pick up technique