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U 13 details
With 5 games played in the league by end of May, things quietened down a bit for us over the summer, resuming in September. Overall we played 2 more games - The details of these are as follows
Kiltha Og 3-09 The Glen 1-03
Kiltha Og 3-09 Carrigaline 1-03
Kiltha Blarney (conceded by Blarney)
The game against the Glen was played on a sweltering Sunday morning and the highlight here was the performance of a number of the U12’s who helped us out on the day (notably Eamonn Barry and Shane Morgan) – we got off to a good start here and never left the Glen back into it, showing great effort and discipline.
After a long break, we met Carrigaline on a wet evening, with conditions poor for hurling. However, our lads got stuck in straight away and dominated the game, taking some nice scores along the way. We won (by the same scoreline as the previous game) to set us up nicely in the league with one game to go.
That game was supposed to be against Blarney, but they pulled out the night before we were due to meet and with league rules applying, we were granted the points. The final league table had us in third position, which was a great reward for the boys for their years efforts. Their reward for this was a re-match with Youghal in the semi-final.
This game was played in Youghal on a lovely day for hurling. We started slowly and were behind from the start – a goal from a free by Cathal Murphy got us back into the game but we were still 7 points down at half time. The boys put in a super second half effort and we clawed the score back with goals from Ewan Wimpenny and Charlie O’ Neill and were within a point with 5 minutes to go. However, Youghal got an extra gear and pulled 3 points clear before getting a killer goal in injury time to finish us. With the last puck of the game, they got another to give them a flattering winning margin of 9 points.
The boys were very disappointed afterwards but lost nothing in defeat and we couldn’t have been prouder of their effort and their discipline.
Football – a 13-a-side U13 football competition was held in July in ablitz format in Youghal where we were up against St. Catherines, Youghal and Killeagh.
After defeating St. Catherines in our first game, we came up short against both Youghal and Killeagh in the others – we did waste a number of chances in both games to make things closer.
We’ll need to put more work into the football for 2019.
Ewan Wimpenny, Cathal Murphy , Ed Flanagan, Cian Murphy, Brian Flynn, Charlie O’ Neill, Sean Ryan, Isaac Horgan, Neil Hennessy, Warren Broderick, Barry O’ Neill, Oran Sweetnam, Jack Hanna, , Kelvin Cody-Byrne, Niall Howard, Casey Hynes, Olan Jones, Lewis Costigan, Sean Geaney, Barry O Neill, Patrick Crowley, Cillian O Callaghan, Richie Harney, Shane Morgan, Sean Quirke, Cian Murphy, Colin Murphy, Eamonn Barry, Shane Morgan
U 13 details
After playing two games in April, we have managed to fulfil 3 more fixtures in the P2A hurling league in May. The details of these are as follows
Kiltha Og 4-08 St. Catherines 0-8
Kiltha Og 1-10 Youghal 4-10
Kiltha Og 2-11 Kinsale 4-03
From this you can see we had two great results this month, with our best performance to date being against St. Catherines where every one of the players acquitted themselves really well. On a fine evening for hurling, both teams gave it their all but our edge in getting vital goals helped us to a good victory in the end.
Our game with Kinsale was a real nail-biter; we started confidently against the breeze and looked in control, but Kinsales ability to score goals kept them in the game all the way through. In fact, Kinsale goaled with only a few minutes left to leave us trailing by a point but, even though we were not at our best on the night, the boys kept going and a ground ball hit the back of the Kinsale net in the dying moments of injury time to snatch a dramatic win.
Sandwiched between those two games, we came up against a strong Youghal outfit in a keenly contested game. Again we started well but Youghal put big pressure on us around the middle third of the pitch and we struggled to win good possession. We were a few points down at half time and hopeful that a good start would kick us on but it was Youghal who goaled soon after the re-start and we were chasing the game after that. Again, great heart was shown by all in the group and everybody left their all on the field – we couldn’t ask anymore.
So with over half our league now played, we sit on 6 points which is a great return for the group and we’d be hopeful of some more good results in the future. It would be a great achievement to qualify for the semi-finals in the autumn if we could end up in the top four of the league, so it’s all to play for.
Football – there is a proposed 13-a-side U13 football competition to be held in July – details will be forwarded as soon as we get them.
Ewan Wimpenny, Cathal Murphy , Ed Flanagan, Cian Murphy, Brian Flynn, Charlie O’ Neill, Sean Ryan, Isaac Horgan, Neil Hennessy, Warren Broderick, Barry O’ Neill, Oran Sweetnam, Jack Hanna, , Kelvin Cody-Byrne, Niall Howard, Casey Hynes, Olan Jones, Lewis Costigan, Sean Geaney, Barry O Neill, Patrick Crowley, Cillian O Callaghan, Richie Harney, Shane Morgan, Sean Quirke, Cian Murphy, Colin Murphy.
Details to follow.
We started training in February with good attendances to all sessions. With poor weather conditions affecting everyone, most sessions were either in the ball alley in castlemartyr or the car park in Dungourney.
This year, to get some competitive matches at U13, we have had to enter the Premier 2A grade, which is a grade above what we played last year at U12. The Eastern board do not run u13 competitions so if we did not take this move, potentially there would have been NO matches for the majority of the players this year.
With weather poor, our first two games were cancelled so to date, we have played 2 matches.
Firstly, we played Cobh away where we played with great heart and determination against a team who will probably challenge for the overall honours at the end of the year. We played against the wind in the first half and came in 2-5 to 0-1 in arrears. The boys showed great heart in the second half to keep going and got the deficit down to 2 goals entering the final 5 minutes but we couldn’t breach the Cobh defence and they scored a goal with the last puck of the game to win by 4-07 to 2-04.
Next up was Aghabullogue in Castlemartyr – here we had a lightning start where we scored 3-01 within the first 10 minutes of the game, playing with great teamwork and skill. Aghabullogue settled from the initial shock and came back strongly and we lead by 5 points at the break, 3-02 to 0-06. We were put under major pressure in the second half but great defending and our ability to break and get a few scorable frees was enough to keep our noses in front at the end, with the final scoreline of 3-06 to 1-09 in our favour.
Ewan Wimpenny, Cathal Murphy , Ed Flanagan, Cian Murphy, Brian Flynn, Charlie O’ Neill, Sean Ryan, Isaac Horgan, Neil Hennessy, Warren Broderick, Barry O’ Neill, Oran Sweetnam, Jack Hanna, , Kelvin Cody-Byrne, Niall Howard, Casey Hynes, Olan Jones, Lewis Costigan, Sean Geaney, Barry O Neill, Patrick Crowley, Cillian O Callaghan, Richie Harney, Shane Morgan, Sean Quirke, Cian Murphy, Colin Murphy.As can be seen from the list above, we have a large panel and so far we haven’t been able to get game time for everybody – our plan is to organise more matches which we will use to get everyone some game time. I am also looking to do something from a football perspective, as the East Board have not organised any official football competition for U13’s
Next up is hurling vs St. Catherines in Ballynoe on May 7th at 7pm followed by hurling vs Youghal in Castlemartyr Fri May 18th at 7.15– time to be confirmed. Training for next weeks will be centred on preparing for that. More details to follow.