Venue: Colin Valley
Date: 29th March 2013
Similar to the P4 games earlier our numbers were great and we were able to field 2 teams. Team 1 consisted of P6s and team 2 were made up of P5’s and a P4 Zack who had already played earlier in the day with a record of 4 victories.
Unfortunately Carryduff and Sarsfields could only field one team each however Ardoyne had enough players for 3 teams which meant a change of schedule for our teams
Team P6 played Carryduff first and this was an excellent game. Our opponents have obviously done a lot of hand passing drills and were using this skill well to keep possession of the sliotar during the games. The Ogs were playing some great hurling themselves and edged the game 4-2 with some great scores from distance.
The P6s second game was against Ardoyne 2 but as our second team were not playing it was decided that each team would play a half each. The P6s edged out a tight first half 1-0 when the Ardoyne keeper knocked the sliotar into his own net from a clearance from our defence. Our P4/5 team however faired better with a 3-1 victory against the same opponents.
Our P6 teams next game was against Ardoyne 1 and the first half of this game was very scrappy as both teams tried to get on top and after a bit of encouragement at half time our players responded brilliantly and we recorded our third victory
The P6 teams final game was against Ardoyne 3 and our team was dominant from the start and at the Final whistle the Ogs had a proud record of 4 Wins
Our P4/5 team first match was against Sarsfields and this was nip and tuck with both teams showing a great standard of hurling with Sarsfields recording a 4-3 victory with the last poc of the game.
Our P4/5s third game was against Ardoyne 1. Like the P6 game against this opponent the match was a tight affair with the sliotar constantly moving back and forward but Ardoyne came away with the narrowest of victories 1-0.
The P4/5 teams final match was against Carryduff and both teams did not disappoint when the Og’s fought back to earn a respectable 3-3 draw and had chances to actually take the victory.
I would like to thank Kieran for organising the games and the young whistler for refereeing the games. Thanks to Ciaran and Gavin for mentoring the P4/5 team and putting the kids through drills between games. Thanks to our players parents and families for travelling and their vocal support. Finally a large thanks to our players. Firstly to our P6 team who all hurled brilliantly to record a perfect record of 4 victories. Also well done to our P4/5 hurlers who showed a never say die attitude on the pitch when they all played to the final whistle. It was also great that we were able to field a total of 13 players and hopefully we can build on these numbers for the future blitzes in the Falls Park and North Antrim / South West Antrim venues.
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