Under-8 County Blitz in Tubberclair

posted 7 Sep 2013, 07:35 by William Leahy   [ updated 7 Sep 2013, 07:35 ]
In marked contrast to the fantastic weather we have enjoyed at the county under-8 football blitzes up to now, it was a cold and damp Saturday morning as the Garrycastle Under-8 squad headed off to near neighbours Tubberclair to take part in the latest county sponsored Under-8 blitz.

Nonetheless, 27 players made the trip, allowing us to field two teams as usual, and play matches against the host club, Castledaly, and St. Josephs from Killbeggan.

Both teams acquitted themselves in some style, with some excellent fielding and defending on display, and some great goalkeeping from both goalkeepers. Up front, excitement took over on occasions when perhaps the simpler option would have been better, but that is all part of learning to play Gaelic football. All-in-all, this group of players is showing great improvements in skill levels, thanks in no small measure to the work being put in by Ger, Michael, Chris, Derek and all the trainers and mentors. The summer street league has also helped in getting game experience for this group.

As is the custom, Tubberclair GAA provided refreshments for all of the players after the matches, which were very gratefully received. A huge word of thanks also to all of the parents and supporters who cheered on their young heroes from the sidelines on a cold damp morning. 

Pictures etc. are on the under-8 webpage.

Our next outing in the County Blitz series will be on September 21st, in Ballinagore. Details will be texted to all parents closer to the date.