County Under-8 Football Blitz, Athlone

posted 16 Aug 2015, 06:45 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 16 Aug 2015, 06:45 ]
The Garrycastle Under-8 team made the short journey to Pairc Chiarain on Saturday morning for the latest round of county Under-8 football blitzes. On a lovely morning for football, an absolutely fantastic turnout of no fewer than 36 players attended. This allowed three teams to be fielded, and they each played two matches against their counterparts from Caulry and Athlone. 
On the morning the Garrycastle teams showed off the skills they have been perfecting in training and in the recently held Garrycastle Skills week. All six matches included some fantastic catching, tackling and blocking, and up front, scores flowed freely as the teams got into their rythm. 
All the players present can take great satisfaction from their efforts. Their efforts paid off handsomely, as on the day the Garrycastle teams were a little too strong for their opponents in all of their matches. 
Many thanks as always to the Athlone GAA Club for a well run and well organised blitz, with all matches played in a great spirit. And huge thanks as usual to all the players for attending, for the great support on the sidelines from parents and grandparents alike, and for the team mentors for ensuring that everyone present got to play in all of the matches.