Under-8 matches in Cusack Park

posted 20 Jun 2013, 13:23 by Unknown user   [ updated 20 Jun 2013, 13:46 ]
On Tuesday evening, (June 18th), the youngest team in the club headed off to Cusack Park in Mullingar, to take part in the annual Westmeath under-8 Play and Stay games, held in parallel with the Destination Sport Mullingar initiative.

Every GAA club in the county takes part on the evening, and it is a great opportunity for the young players to play in the county grounds.

On a beautiful warm summers evening, Garrycastle took a squad of 20 players to take part in the games. We fielded two teams, and both teams played against their counterparts from The Downs GAA club. In both matches, great skill was in evidence from all the players present, with some excellent high catching, tackling, and scoring. All scores in these games are considered equal, but the quantity of scores was extremely impressive!

After the games, the players had their photo taken as a group, and then got the opportunity to raise the Senior County Championship trophy aloft, to the delight of their parents and brothers and sisters. In this way, they are following in the footsteps of the Garrycastle senior teams, who have had great success at county level over the last decade, and who knows?, one day it may well be some of these players who lift the cup for Garrycastle for real.

Team photos, and many shots of the players in action, can be seen on the Under-8 page here.

All the players were given refreshments in appreciation of a good evenings football, and it was a tired but happy group of players who set off home to Athlone. Special thanks to the very many parents and supporters who made the trip - it makes all the difference to the players to have such great support on the sideline.

Teams on the evening:
Red team: Conor McCarthy, Brian Mulvihill, Jack Mulvihill, Diarmuid Murtagh, Jack Allen, David Carter, Oisin Deehan, Kyle Greene, Dean Grehan, Tom Sheehan.

Green Team: Jamie Carroll, Tom Daly, Thanh McCay, Charlie O'Brien, Conn O'Hara, Killian Redmond, Conor Sheehan, Brandon Devaney, Ben McMenamin, Sean O'Donoghue.