The U10 & U12 hurling teams will puck 2007 off to an early start with the juveniles taking part in hurling blitz’s in Athy on an all weather pitch. The U10’s first outing is on Sun. 14th Jan. with the U12’s in action on Sun. 21st Jan. Fixtures as follows:
U-10 Hurling FixturesSun 14-Jan, South Board Hurling Blitz, Athy Starting @ 10:30Fri 19-Jan, Indoor hurling Kilcullen @ 7:00Sun 28-Jan South Board Hurling Blitz, Athy Starting @ 10:30Fri 2-Feb, Indoor hurling Kilcullen @ 7:00
U-12 Hurling FixturesSun 21-Jan, South Board Hurling Blitz, Athy Starting @ 10:30Fri 26-Jan, Indoor hurling Kilcullen @ 7:00Sun 4-Feb, South Board Hurling Blitz, Athy Starting @ 10:30
Brief look back on 2006
The juvenile’s had a busy year, football and hurling coaching every week running from mid March to mid Oct. combined with league’s, challenges, Blitz’s, Go-Games, Street leagues and the very popular Summer Camp. There were many magic moments during the year whether it was the great block, catch, goal, point, save, wide, photo, BME jersey or ‘the comment’ and the BME juveniles unlike myself are not short of things to say. The highlight of the year for me was the number of players that got involved at every level and although sourcing matches at times was a challenge the overall participation in games during the year was good.
The following teams were registered:
· Football U8, U10, U11, U12, U13 (U14, U15 & U16 Oliver Plunketts)
· Hurling: U8, U11
Summary of Activities:
· U8 & U10 indoor hurling league in BME Feb. to April
· Juvenile coaching started for both hurling and football mid March
· U11 football leagues April to June
· U8 & U11 hurling challenge v Naas April
· Punchestown Festival Parade April
· U14 & U16 football leagues May to June
· U8 & U10 Go Games Hurling Blitz in Hollywood June 17th
· U10 & U12 football leagues June to August
· U8 & U11 hurling challenge v Kill June
· Annual GAA Summer Camp July
· U8 Go Games Football July to August
· U11 hurling challenge v Naas July
· U10 Hurling Blitz in BME July 22nd
· The Duck Race August 7th
· U13 football league Sept to Oct.
· U15 Oliver Plunkett Division 3 League (Winners) Sept. to Nov.
· U8 & U11 hurling in Eire Og Oct.
· U10 Naas Street League Oct.
· U9 Hurling Blitz in BME Oct.
· Scoil Mhuire U11 hurling team in Cuman Na mBunscoile league Sept. to Oct.
· Juvenile coaching finished for both football & Hurling Oct.
· U8 & U10 Go Games Hurling Blitz in Hollywood Oct. 14th
· U9 hurling team in North League indoor Nov. to Dec.
What’s coming up in 2007
2007 promises to be even more exciting for the Juvenile Club with more fixtures by-way of blitz’s and the anticipated roll out of Quick Touch Football and Hurling. 2006 saw the start of First Touch Football for the U8’s, this year the plan is to have a new batch of U8’s again taking part in First Touch while last years players will move up a notch to take part in Quick Touch.
(See the GAA web site for all info. regarding Go Games for football and hurling at http://gamesdevelopment.gaa.ie/)