Weekly Club Notes

November 7, 2018

SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Both our senior footballers and hurlers kick off their championship campaigns in the coming days. Our hurlers face Arklow in Aughrim at 1:30 pm this Sunday while our footballers face off against Avondale on 8th June at 5:30 in Arklow. All support appreciated.

JUVENILE: It goes without saying that the long term survival of a club has much to do with its having a healthy juvenile section so one was delighted to receive upbeat reports from Mark Barry and Colm Dorgan about some of the early season goings-on from u-12 down.

Go-Game blitzes, which are formatted to minimise “wall-flower” time and to maximise each player's involvement, are the order of the day in Gaelic sports from u-10 down.

Recently, an u-8 hurling blitz was hosted by St. Pat's, Wicklow, and one in camogie at u-10 and u-8 by Glenealy. Éire Óg sent teams to the two venues; both the players and their parents found them very enjoyable occasions.

U12 FOOTBALL: Our Under 12 Footballers have had a flying start to the year. They have been back in training every Friday since February and have four excellent games under their belts already. In the 2 x 11 aside game format (used to ensure maximum player participation), they have had excellent wins over Bray Emmets, Donard/Glen and An Tóchar. They also made the long trip to Baltinglass where they acquitted themselves excellently – winning one of the games and going down to a very strong Baltinglass outfit in the other. 

U12 HURLING: The Under 12 hurlers have also been back training every Friday since February (Gaelic Football at 6.20pm and Hurling at 7.15pm). This is a very dedicated group of lads with some talented hurlers among them and with some who have taken up hurling a little bit later but who are gradually getting to grips with the range of skills required. We have been somewhat unfortunate to have been placed in a group with the strongest teams in the county and this has meant that results haven’t gone our way thus far. However, these defeats have not caused the lads to lose heart and they have shown great battling qualities. They acquitted themselves particularly well in their games against Bray Emmets, Aughrim and Carnew. Next up is Glenealy (away) on the June Bank Holiday Monday.

COMHGHAIRDEACHAS: Congrats to Niamh Sherlock on her recent marriage to Brian Doyle of Newtown. Niamh, a former Dublin Rose, was actively involved with the Éire Óg ladies team, which she captained for a period. Brian is a member of a well-known Newtown GAA family. The wedding ceremony took place in the Holy Rosary in Greystones and the reception was held in Trudder Lodge, Newtown. Beannacht Dé orthu beirt agus go raibh saol fada sona acu le chéile.

Beat wishes to all the newly elected councillors and especially to our former cathaoirleach, Gerry Walsh.