Welcome to the Under 9’s

Dear players & parents,

We are confident that 2014 will be an exciting year for all the lads. We are entering the lads into a three team group and our matches will be played on a Saturday morning @ 10 a.m. With continued practise and encouragement from the club and from the parents we are hopeful that the lads can progress further this year. Remember there is only so much we can achieve with limited coaching sessions and we rely on the lads practicing at home. It is really not a sport that can be readily dipped in and out of and the skills need to be continually developed if the lads are to remain competitive at this level and are to improve at all. Please continue to encourage this.

Training will continue on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 7.45 p.m. and Saturdays from 4 – 5 p.m. It is imperative that the lads attend both sessions in order for their skills to develop. We hope the lads have a really enjoyable year. In addition to registration the lads will be getting a club hoodie with their initials which we hope they will take care of. In the meantime we would ask that the lads continue to practise hurling at home. We reiterate that there is only so much that can be achieved at training in the club, please concentrate on catching – striking both sides on the run. Stationary striking is for the granny. If you can help them practise it would be wonderful as they will not enjoy the sport if they are not at a competent level by the time they are at U11. We hope that you will assist us in this regard.

In addition we will be seeking assistance from parents on a rota basis for the assembly and taking down of goalposts on match days. Please note our match venues will be in Tymon Park from now on.

Please find below dates for when the league commences.

Our first league match commences on Saturday 22nd February @ 10 a.m.

Saturday 22nd February
Saturday 8th March
Saturday 22nd March
Saturday 5th April
Saturday 26th April
Saturday 10th May
Saturday 24th May
Saturday 7th June
Saturday 21st  June
Saturday 29th June
Saturday 30th August
Saturday 13th September
Saturday 27th  September – Hurling Blitz
Saturday 11th October
Saturday 1st November


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