Weekly news – 9th September 2021

Hi all Its All Ireland weekend and best of luck to Mayo and Tyrone in what should be a great game. The last few finals have been very boring and predictable. I will be shouting for my neighbours Mayo, so hoping my predictions curse doesn’t add to their bad luck.As for our club legend Paudge, he is shouting from Tyrone, still very bitter against Mayo for beating his Dubs.  Unfortunately I am back from my holidays and back to the day job, as well as updating you on our great club.We had another great weekend of games for all ages and some teams like the U11 Girls team got to try out their new jerseys for the first time.A big thank you to their new sponsor Carter Beauty. 

Match reports – I will feature match reports here so please send on any. Here is update from Our U12 boys hurling match last Saturday:

“What a great game we had this morning. It was very tight from the very start with no score for a good while. Then Ed stood up and scored a great point to settle our nerves. Conor scored a great goal and we went in at half time leading 2-1 to 1 goal. Our Keeper Ryan played brilliantly for us and had great pucks out. In the second half, Ryan McNally scored goal of the season so far. Ed collected the ball in the middle of the field, looked up and passed it to Ryan who caught it in mid air, turned and buried it into the goal. Point of the season was scored by Ed, with Jamie winning the ball in defense, passed it to Ed in middle of field, and 2 seconds later it was flying over the bar. In fairness to St St John’s they didn’t give up and with 5 minutes to go, the score was 3-3 to 3-0 (we were only winning by 3 points or one goal) and the boys dug in deep with great points from Ed and Daniel to seal the win. Great performance from everyone today.”

Juvenile update:The coaches had a Zoom meeting last week to discuss how each team is getting on this year as well as discussing the new training schedules.We are now training 2 days in Stepaside all weather pitch, Monday 6pm to 7pm and Thursday 7pm to 8pm.One of the main talking points for all teams, with the exception of the U9 girls team, is the numbers of members per team, especially on the boys teams, so as always, I am ask you to RECRUIT, PROMOTE and LIKE us on all social platforms, plus the old fashion word of mouth. 

So from my our selfish point of view, if you know any boys born in 2009 in your area, please RECRUIT RECRUIT RECRUIT. There will be a pint / glass of wine in it for you.  

Mens Team update:They have created a new campaign looking for new members so please like / share it on the likes of Facebook and Instagram.https://www.instagram.com/p/CTfODkFs3p3/?utm_medium=share_sheethttps://www.facebook.com/StarsOfErinGaa/photos/pb.317115345052690.-2207520000../4243328662431319/?type=3&theater They also done some fundraising for gym equipment and will now convert one of the changing rooms into a small gym for them and the Ladies team to use. Well done indeed.  

Training: Academy training: For kids 4 to 7. This returns this Saturday up at the pitch from 9.45 to 11. Ladies team currently training on a Monday night at 7pm. Matches on Wed at 6.30pm and from last week in September until end of Oct matches will be on Sundays at 1pm.  

Award of the Week: Goes to the U9 girls team who had an away match last Sunday at 10am, and had 2 teams and then a spare team of subs. The coaches did great work on the sidelines rotating the kids and ensuring that all the girls got equal time on the pitch. All teams would love to have to problem of 2 many subs.  

New Members: PLEASE RECRUIT, RECRUIT, RECRUIT for all age groups.   

Have a great week all, Clive