Report for Fortnight ending 12 Aug 07
In the only club match played, the U16 hurlers had a good 4-14 to 0-06 win against Erin's Isle in a league match on July 31st (see report elsewhere on the website).
We had 4 representatives on the Dublin minor hurling squad for the recent All-Ireland semi-final against Cork on Aug 4th. On a miserable night in Portlaoise the Dubs led by 8 points to 4 after 24 minutes, but in a disasterous 15 minute spell each side of half-time conceded 2-6 without reply. To their credit Dublin recovered their composure to score the next 5 points and pulled the deficit back to 3 points with 10 minutes to go. Although they finished stronger, and did not concede a score for the final 21 minutes, Dublin could not get the goal they needed and wend down 2-10 to 0-13. We salute our quartet of Barry O'Rorke (capt), Rory O'Carroll, Rob and Kevin O'Loughlin and with them well in the upcoming minor and Senior club championship campaigns.
Congratulations to Bill O'Carroll, Jack Doughan, Darren McVeigh, Eddie O'Byrne, Naomhan Reardon and Killian Doherty who were all selected on the Dublin U16 panel of 24 for the forthcoming All Ireland Championship to be held in Tipperary on Sat 25th and Sunday 26th of August. Unfortunately, Eddie O'Byrne subsequently suffered a hand injury that may prevent him from lining out. We wish him a speedy recovery.
The seniors are stepping things up in advance of the commencement of their championship on Aug 28th. They resumed training after a short break on Aug 7th and welcomed 6 promising minors to the squad : Barry O'Rorke, Rory O'Carroll, Rob and Kevin O'Loughlin, Conor Clinton and Ronan Walsh.
Saturday nursery activity has now broken up and will resume Saturday 8th September for children born 1999 or later. Contact Liam Coughlan 086-6063232 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Active parental input is essential for the success of the nursery. No hurling experience necessary!