U12's back in action in the North Antrim Indoor Hurling
On Saturday 12th January the 2013 competitive season got under way with our U12 hurlers representing the club in the annual North Antrim Indoor Hurling competition. This week fixtures placed them in Ballymoney to face teams from Loughgiel, Ballycastle, Buncrana and Dunloy.
We are lucky at this age group to have above average numbers so we were able to field two teams.
Team 1: Gary Murray, Martin Blaney, Peter McCormack, Fintan McLarnon, Aiden McAleese, Shane McCann, Ben Friel, Michael Mooney
Team 2: Patrick Dougan, Colla McDonnell, Shea Neeson, Luke Mullan, Conal Walls, Conor McGarry, Jack O'Neill, Harry O'Donnell
The matches were fast and furious over the two hour period and both team played 5 matches each. While it took a few minutes to get up to speed again, it wasn’t long until the hooks, blocks, shots and the odd shoulder were flying in. Both teams performed admirably and stood shoulder to shoulder with teams from some of the strongest hurling clubs in the county.
There is another round of matches on Saturday 19th and hopefully we can do enough to get one of the teams at least through to a sectional final the following Saturday (26th) in Ballymena Leisure Centre.
We had lots of different goal-scorers on the day with Fintan, Colla, Aidan, Conor, Sean and Patrick all finding the net. There was also some great goal keeping and defensive play on show so well done to all the lads.
Team 1 v Dunloy - 1 : 4
Team 2 v Ballycastle - 4 : 2
Team 1 v Ballycastle - 2 : 6
Team 2 v Buncrana - 2 : 2
Team 2 v Dunloy - 2 : 5
Team 1 v Buncrana - 0 : 2
Team 2 v Loughgiel - 2 : 2
Team 1 v Loughgiel - 1 : 3
Team 1 v Team 2 - 3 : 1