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Academy Update

posted 7 Jun 2016, 01:03 by Niall Fahy   [ updated 7 Jun 2016, 01:05 ]

Under 8s


Our U8 team travelled to participate in the monster blitz hosted by Killeagh recently. Due to a scheduling mix up we were unable to play Cobh but we did play extended matches against teams from St Catherine’s and Kiltha Óg, winning both games. Our boys performed magnificently in both games much to the delight of the coaches and parents who attended. These lads are really showing the benefits of the hard work they have been putting in at training and can look forward to many more good days out if they keep this up. It was great to travel away from the city to play against new opposition. The weather, the performance of the players and the great support from parents all contributed to a very satisfying morning. Thank you to all involved especially Garda Seán O’Dwyer who drove the team bus.


Under 9s


We entered two teams in the U9 football blitz hosted by Ballincollig recently with each team playing 3 matches against clubs mainly from the Muskerry division. Our lads played brilliantly, only losing out in one of the 6 matches played. The boys really enjoyed the games and the next blitz cannot come soon enough for them. It is great to see them putting into practice the skills they are learning at training. Their coach, Gerry, was very impressed and pleased  with the players  as were the parents and other mentors who attended. Special thanks to Alan O’Farrell who stepped into the breach at short notice and to the parents who provided transport and excellent support on the day.


Schools Blitzes


Our coaches organised a number of blitzes between teams from St Patricks, Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn and CBC who travelled to the Tank Field during school hours to participate. These blitzes were a great success with over 150 children participating. The weather conditions were kind to us and all games went off very smoothly and according to plan. The teachers, children and parents all enjoyed their day out immensely and were very complimentary to the club for arranging it. Great credit is due to Liz, Dan and Damien for making these events a great success. We hope to see many of the children who took part join us for further coaching and games throughout the rest of the year.


Cúl Camp


The club Cúl camp will run again for two weeks this August. This has been a great success in recent years with good numbers of boys and girls attending. Kellog’s Cereals are running a special promotion this year that gives clubs hosting Cúl camps the chance to win €5,000 worth of gear. Please see special cereal packages for details and help us be in with a chance to win one of these prizes if you can. For anyone who is interested in booking a place in the camp please contact Liz on 089-0308909 for further details.