Last Saturday afternoon our Minors suffered a narrow but disappointing defeat in the Westmeath 13-a-side championship in Athlone. Missing a couple of players we also had two players returning to the squad. However, a soft goal conceded just before halftime was a hammer blow. The lads fought back gamely in the second half but just couldn't bridge the gap. Final score: Southern Gaels 1-13 Slashers 1-11.
Our U11s had better luck the same day in accounting for a decent Carrick-on-Shannon team in a competitive challenge match. They now meet Wolfe Tones in the U11 Final this Saturday after the Mostrim side were impressive winners over Clonguish. Meanwhile our U8s had a great morning in Kenagh as Longford's newest hurling club hosted their first ever blitz. Well done to all.