club notes 23/06/2014

posted 30 Jun 2014, 03:32 by Martin Geary

Under 8s Blitz, Cusack Park, Mullingar, June 19


It was a fabulous showcase evening for the future hurling stars in Westmeath's headquarters. On the night we played: Castletown Geoghegan, Wolfe Tones, and Brownstown twice, during which we managed to come out victorious in all games. The tackling and first time hurling was great to see.

The strong Panel for the evening in which we had enough for 2 teams  were: Sean Cosgrove, Leon Macken, TJ Turley, Lee Turley, Sean O Donoghue, Kyle Mahon, Sean O Neill, Stephen O Connor, Cathal Hardiman, Cormac Murphy, Eoin McCormack, Cillian Geary, Ruairí O Duibhir, Ruairí Dolan, Liam O Flaherty, Shane Wheatley, Cormac Bradley, Nathan Corcoran.

After the games, we had a photo shoot and got to march up the steps where each player had a chance to lift the county senior hurling bus. Our next game will be in Croke Park versus a Kilkenny team, for which there will be great interest and we're looking forward to the day trip on July 14.


Under 12 Report v Crookedwood


Crookedwood were the visitors on Wednesday last to a very warm Pairc Ciaran for our Under 12s fourth game in this years league. Despite missing five of our key players, the team performed excellently in what was their toughest game to date.


Southern Gaels played against the wind in the first half and took a while to settle before Chulainn Dowd registered their first and only score of the half; a goal. Crookedwood hit back with a goal of their own just before half time, leaving the game nicely balanced.


The wind was crucial in the second half and Gaels took advantage. In particular Seán Fox, Eamonn Martin and Seán Murphy were able to take advantage with good long clearances and the scores followed. Chulainn scored 1.2 whilst Crookedwood did score 0.2 from frees. A great goal from Rory Kilgariff was followed by two more points from Chulainn leaving the final score 3.4 to 1.2.Everyone on the team battled really hard and we were fortunate that three of our Under 10s – Eoin Hardiman, Johnny Martin and Michael Dolan - came along to fill the gap of our missing players. Four wins from four is a great start but there are some hard games to come.


The team and subs were Seán Fox, Cian O Súilleabháin, Eamonn Martin, Seán Murphy, Michael Dolan, Peter Mulvihill, Chulainn Dowd, Eoin Hardiman, Darragh Elliot, Rory Kilgariff, Niall Scully. Subs used Johnny Martin, Rory Kane and Joe Sweeney.


Best of luck to the Adult Intermediate team who will be playing Turin in the next round of the championship very soon.