Under-8 Blitz in Castledaly

posted 19 Jul 2013, 15:24 by Unknown user   [ updated 19 Jul 2013, 15:25 ]
On Friday evening last, (July 19th), the Garrycastle under-8 squad set off on the short journey to our neighbours in Castledaly GAA to take part in the latest county organised under-8 blitz. On the evening, teams from Castledaly, Athlone, Millmore Gaels, Moate All-Whites and Garrycastle took part in the blitz, under "GO Games" rules.

On a very hot evening, (the hottest day of the summer so far), and even allowing for holidays etc., it was excellent to see a group of 24 players attending, allowing two teams to be fielded by Garrycastle.

The younger team played two matches against Moate All-Whites and Castledaly, and acquitted themselves very well, with some excellent skills on show from what are some of the very youngest players in the club. Great midfield play, catching and kicking was in evidence, including one great block from Rory to stop a dangerous attack during the match with Moate.

The older team, including our under-7 and under-8 players, also played two matches, and to to be outdone by their younger team mates, put in two sparkling displays, which has to augur well for the future of the Garrycastle club.

Team photos are available on the Under-8 team webpage.

It almost goes without saying at this stage, but huge thanks are due also to all of the parents and supporters who attended, as their encouragement from the sideline makes all the difference.

Many thanks also to the Castledaly GAA club for a well-organised and very enjoyable blitz.

The next round in the county under-8 blitzes will be held in early September.