CAPPER REALE CUP: Last week the U12/U14 played the final hurling game of the season in the local parish league. Team 1 was captained by Callum Windship, Team 2 captained by Jack Quinlan and at stake was the prestigious Capper Reale Cup.Callum’s team went into a commanding lead and at half time were up by 5 points. Not to be outdone Jack’s team came out fighting in the second half and clawed their way back into this very exciting game. At the final whistle the game was level so extra time was played. Callum’s team went on to win a very close game. Thanks to the Reale family and especially Bridget who presented the cup to the winning captain. Also a big thanks to Ann Marie Bagnell, the committee members and the parents who helped out on the night and throughout the year.
Teams on the night were: Team 1 Callum Windship, Oisin O’Grady, Michael Riordan, James Hanly, Michael Bagnell, Jamie Ryan, Bradley McNabb, Adrian Davern, Killian Real, Sean Connaughtan, Michael Howard, Dylan O’Connor, Evan O’Callaghan, Wayne Power.
Team 2: Jack Quinlan, John Riordan, John Houlihan, Cormac Hanley, Evan Grant, Ned Fox, Jack O’Brien, Killian O’Shea, Adam O’Carroll, James Gleeson, Shane O’Brien, Jake Leddin, Michael Durcan, Thomas Ryan, Jack Leonard.
PARISH LEAGUE: A football, U6, 8, and 10 parish league was held last Thursday in Hospital. This was a great night of football entertainment for the huge crowd that attended on the night, U8 and 10 split into 4 teams and played 3 matches and after some very competitive matches the team, led by Caoimhe Reale, won out. The U6s also split into 4 teams and played 2 matches with the team led by Aoibhe Markham narrowly came out on top. On a great night 36 players lined out in U8 and 10 group with 36 U6 players on the night. Thanks to Brian Scoby who presented the U8 and 10 football cup, also Donie Carroll who presented the hurling U8 and 10 cup. Ger Wright presented U6 football and hurling shields together and both nights were a huge success. Great crowds turned out on both nights. Thanks to all the parents for coming out to support the players, it is so important to keep supporting the youth. Thanks to all who contributed to the refreshments and especially Ann Marie Bagnell. Most importantly well done to all the players who performed so well and hopefully all will continue long into the future playing for Hospital/Herbertstown.
Many thanks to the U10s coaches, William Fox, Dermot Kelly, Dave Sheehan, and Pa Jones. On the night the U10 panel made a nice presentation to Pa Jones for all his work with them during the year. And also thanks to the referees Billy Davern, Mattie Quirke Jnr., Pa Jones, Seamie Ryan, and Keith O’Connor.
The U6s and U8s have now finished their outdoor season and now go into indoor training which starts this week in John the Baptist Community School gym every Thursday from 6 – 7pm at €2 per child. The club is looking for new players to join and to start playing indoor hurling which is a great way to start off and they hope to see all the boys and girls who have recently started in both primary schools.
BORD NA NOG: The club are holding a social night in Sully’s Bar Friday October 12. This is a night for all the coaches, partners, parents and anyone involved, in any small way, during the year to meet up and enjoy a night out, music and finger food on the night.
Bord na nOg are putting plans together at the moment to start formulating a three year development plan. There will be a public meeting Friday October 18 in the clubhouse and all parents are invited to attend and anyone who would like to contribute to the direction the club should take, the club would be grateful for them to attend this meeting.
Congratulations to the U6s and U8 coach Shane Markham on his brother Liam being a member of the winning Clare team All Ireland hurling team, well done to Liam.