Our minor footballers took on Thurles Sarsfields in Templemore last Wednesday night but although playing well they were unable to overcome their physically stronger opponents. A rather harsh black card against one of our players early in the first half didn’t help matters either and we eventually went down to our opponents 2-09 to 1-04.
Our Junior hurlers received a walk over from Holycross/Ballycahill in the first round of the league on Sunday afternoon last as Holycross were unable to field a full team by the appointed throw in time.
The 20K Drop.
By the time you read this we will have launched our next big fundraising event the “20K Drop” which we will be hosting on Sat 3rd May in Templemore Arms with proceedings starting at 8pm. Tickets are now available don’t leave it until the last minute to get yours as we anticipate that demand will be high and will sell out quickly.
The next Wizard of Oz ?
The club would like to wish best of luck to Colin O’Riordan as he faces into one of the busiest and most exciting weeks of his life so far and this is a young man who has experienced the heights of All-Ireland final day twice already. He flew out last Sunday, destination London for a week’s training with the European Academy of the AFL (Aussie Rules). He jets back in to Cork on Tuesday evening to take his place at midfield in the Tipp U21 Football team the following evening against Cork in the Munster final. He then heads back to London at 6:30am Thurs morning as he prepares to take on the Australian Academy on Sat next in Harrow, London. We all wish him the best and I’m sure all the scouts from the clubs down under will be greatly impressed by our Colin’s ability and athleticism.
At the time of going to press there were unconfirmed reports that the ‘parish’ had won the big prize of the car in the Co Board draw which took place last Saturday night. More details next week.
U12 Group 3 Team played Thurles Gaels in football. This match was held in Thurles and despite going to a much physically stronger Thurles team, the team showed great signs of improvement from recent performances and will look forward to the playoff stages with a great degree of optimism. The score was 3:8 to 1:2. All 17 players who were involved in this panel again played with enthusiasm.
Good news - Training resumes for U 6 (those born in 2008) and U 8 Wednesday 9th April in the Garda Field at 7 pm. New players are welcome