Shamrocks played Crosshaven’s u13 team in Camden on Friday evening in a challenge. The idea is to get as many games as possible for the players, both hurling and football, before the year is out. The target is 8 each so they get exposure to game situations as much as possible. Thats key with this group.
It was a very worthwhile exercise indeed and the mentors were very happy afterwards. What they sought and got was a good hard but close game of hurling to hopefully bring on the lads. And it was obvious that some of them have been improving in the last month. The emphasis in that time has been on the small ball and it needs to be, both on the training pitch and at home. Otherwise, they wont improve and by the age of Minor, they wont be able to even hit the ball and compete with the other clubs who are practising like mad no doubt.
The scorline was not relevant on this occasion; all the lads had fun, the weather stayed dry and we hope to invite Crosshaven down to Shanbally in the next month or so. Meanwhile, the emphasis for the u12’s switches to football next wWdnesday. We really need everyone available for our games as numbers are tight. This includes the 4/5 who said they’d be there on Friday but werent. We need your support.
Panel on duty: Dylan O’Flaherty, Mark Sisk, Fionn Herlihy, Evan Seymour, Seán Andrews, Harry Andrews, Luke O’Driscoll, Shane Downey, Dylan Gregson, Robert Van Pelt.