Our U14s had the time of their lives at the Feile na nGael which was held last weekend in Wexford, Kilkenny and Carlow. Our host club, St. Mullin’s of south Carlow, were truly amazing and we were bowled over by the welcome and hospitality we were treated to in such a beautiful part of the country. On the field, aside from our first game against Wexford side Monageer-Boolavogue, the team was competitive in every game, coming from behind in each encounter. This proved just the tonic in our second match where we finished level with Cootehill Celtic but we fell short by 2 points against our hosts on Saturday morning and again by 3 points against Naomh Moninne of Dundalk in the Shield quarterfinal. All you can ask is that players will try their best and with a very young squad – 22 out of 26 are eligible again next year – the mentors were very proud of the conduct both on and off the pitch. Special mention to the parents and families, many of whom traveled to follow the team, it was really great to have such huge support. Thanks so much to all involved in making the trip happen, particularly to Carol Murray and Adrian Flynn who did so much work behind the scenes.
On Tuesday evening our U8 partook in the Westmeath county blitz held in Cusack Park in Mullingar & acquitted themselves admirably winning both their games against Westmeath opposition. Meanwhile our Seniors had a second win on Wednesday in the Leitrim Hurling League, this time against Carrick-on-Shannon.