U10’s attend Ulster GAA Indoor games in Meadowbank, Magherafelt
On Saturday 1st March, our U10 hurlers travelled to Magherafelt to take part in the Ulster GAA organised indoor hurling games. This is an annual event that gives teams the opportunity to play against clubs from all over Ulster.
Squad: Jamie McLaughlin, Patrick Mooney, Patrick Murray, Conhuir Johnson, Matthew Mullen, Maitiu Cairns, Noah Friel, Fintan O’Connell
With our smaller numbers we played in the 5-a-side ground hurling games. As the pitches are ‘walled in�, it is a fast game as the ball is never out of play. It is a great way to improve reaction times while working on ground striking, blocking and general game play.
We had the opportunity to play Cuchullains from Armagh, Swiss Replica Watches Naomh Padraig Muff from Donegal, St. Paul’s Belfast from Antrim, St Mary’s Banagher from Derry and St Enda’s Omagh from Tyrone.
All eight of the boys got their chance in nets, defence, midfield, attack and being a substitute to keep things fair. Despite a few knocks (and burns from the hard carpet flooring) all the lads enjoyed the games and were disappointed when they came to an end. They were competitive in all matches, only being beaten twice, and are improving every time they get out.
With no formal league games for Under 10’s, it is important that we arrange as many challenge matches throughout the year and keep improving the skills of this group.