Hurling Club Notes – 5 May 2014
Our U10s came up against a superior force in Athlone on Saturday. A well-drilled Southern Gaels team were too strong but we were delighted to have 13 players travelling on a bank holiday weekend. The lads never gave up & hopefully learned a thing or two on the day which should stand them in good stead in their future development. Our U14s, some of whom played with the county Saturday, were also well-beaten by Wolfe Tones in the Feile final at the weekend. We have a very young team & almost all of them are underage next year so if they stick with it better days will come. On a more positive note, Slashers players were instrumental in victories Saturday for the county senior hurlers in the Lory Meagher Cup as well as for the county juveniles who beat Cavan & Monaghan at an inter-county blitz. Particular mention to 17 year old Cian Kavanagh who got his first competitive senior start & to Conor Gallagher who "returned to form" for the U16s by going on a long-awaited scoring spree. Our U12s have a chance of gaining some solace this Wednesday when we host Wolfe Tones in the Westmeath League at 7pm. Our "Last Man Standing" competition went down to the last game & final of the National Hurling League & has been won outright by St. Mel's College teacher, John Boland. Congrats to John who successfully tipped Kilkenny to win today's epic encounter.