Under-8 Blitz in Garrycastle, June 8th

posted 8 Jun 2013, 08:06 by Unknown user   [ updated 10 Jun 2013, 14:14 ]
On Saturday, it was Garrycastle's turn to hold one of the County organised Under-8 football blitzes, and we welcomed teams from Castledaly, Millmore Gaels and Rosemount to Garrycastle for the occasion.

On a scorching hot summers day, probably the first blitz day this year when the sun shone from a beautiful blue sky, 25 of the clubs youngest players togged out to take part in the blitz. This allowed us to field 2 teams on the morning.

As it happened, due to scout camps, athletics meets and other reasons, it was mainly the younger players who were present, but this gave all of them the opportunity to pull on the red-and-green shirt, and play for their club.

Both Garrycastle teams played some excellent football, and there was great effort on display from all concerned. Due to the very warm weather, only two rounds were played (each team playing 2 matches), following which refreshments were distributed to all the players.

As always, huge thanks to all of the parents and supporters who came along to cheer on their young heroes. Thanks also to Lorraine Gaynor, Darragh Shine, Michael Murtagh and Mark Redmond for managing the teams on the morning.

Team pictures are on the Under-8 page.

Under-8 squad on the day:

Brandon Devaney, Matthew Conner, Senan Gavin, Conn O'Hara, Sean O'Donoghue, Nathan Kelly, Kealan Ryan-McIntyre, Oisin O'Donoghue, Aaron Keegan, Niadh Shine, Hannah Heneghan, Rian Gaynor, Anthony Mannion, Conor McCarthy, Killian Redmond, Kyle Greene, Oisin Nugent, Sean O'Neill, Sean Galvin, Andrew Henson, James McHugh, Charlie O'Brien, David Carter, Cian Norris and Conor McCormack.

Report by: William Leahy