We welcomed teams from Dicksboro, Clara, and St. Patrick’s (Ballyragget), John Lockes (Callan), Young Irelands (Gowran), Cushinstown (New Ross), O’ Loughlin Gaels and Erin’s Own Castlecomer.Each team played four thrilling mini-matches, with every player receiving a medal for their efforts on the day from O’ Loughlin Gael’s senior club players, Brian Hogan and Mark Kelly, taking time out from their preparation for the upcoming All Ireland SHC.
The sportsmanship, comradery, spirit and determination of these fine young teams on an unseasonably chilly morning was a fine spectacle for parents, friends and supporters to enjoy.
Huge credit must go to all of the team mentors, managers, assistant coaches and in particular, one Stephen McCormack, without who’s organisational skills and constant enthusiasm for managing the under 6 end of things for O’ Loughlin Gaels, the Blitz could not have been so successfully coordinated. Thanks also is extended to all those who made and served refreshments and handed out warm cups of tea to those die-hard supporters who were on the side-lines for all of the morning’s action.
In fact the only expected visitor who failed to appear on the morning was the rain, with the first drop falling just as the final whistles blew! A great day had by all and we look forward to many more to come.
Ádh do na iománaithe óga go léir, a choinneáil suas an dea-obair!