Hurling Club Notes – 5th September 2014
Last Sunday week our seniors came desperately close to qualifying for the County Hurling Final for the first time since 2007 when finishing level with current County Champions, Wolfe Tones, after a tight and tense affair. Unfortunately, a draw on the day was not enough to see us through and it really felt like a bitter defeat to all involved with the team. However, this season overall has been hugely positive for the re-established senior club and we still have opportunities to win silverware with the Cavan Four County League Final this Monday and a semi-final of the Leitrim-Longford Crossborder League yet to come. On Saturday last, another Slashers hurling tradition was reanimated when we competed in the All-Ireland Sevens tournament hosted annually by Kilmacud Crokes where our lads were somewhat unfortunate not to qualify for the semi-finals. Well done to all who travelled with the team on what always is a brilliant day out for hurling people on All-Ireland weekend.
Last Thursday our U10s played in Cusack Park in Mullingar in the Westmeath League Finals evening and did very well, defeating Ringtown and losing narrowly to Brownstown.
Our U11s are in championship action this Friday against Clonguish and we wish them every success.
Fixtures for the Minor Hurling Championship are coming soon.
"Bag Pack" collection in Dunnes Stores
This weekend we are doing a "bag pack" collection in Dunnes Stores and we hope to have plenty of volunteers to help as well as the generous support of the local shopping community.
Finally, well done and hard luck to the County U14 and U16 squads on reaching their respective finals in the National Academy 'C' blitzes held in Newry last Saturday week. Beidh lá eile againn!
Kilmacud Sevens Tournament
Attached are pictures of our senior who competed in the Kilmacud Sevens tournament on Saturday and our U10s who took part in the Westmeath Hurling League Finals evening in Cusack Park last Thursday.
U11 Championship this Friday in Newtownforbes Slashers V Clonguish @ 6.45pm