Hurling Fixtures Notice!!!!
Dublin Hurler Coaches Senior Infants!
To reaffirm the note that was sent out, boys will be informed by text and/or at meetings prior to matches, who will be coming on any given day! As you are aware, we can not bring every child to every match due to the numbers involved. We apologise for any misunderstanding.
Hurling Fixtures March – May 2014
St.Marys v Holy Cross Deerpark
Glencullen v St Marys Glencullen
St Marys v Taobh na Coille Deerpark
Sc Michael AR v St Marys St. Michael’s
St. Marys v Sc Damien Deerpark
Newtownpark Ave v St Marys Deerpark
Carysfort v St Marys Glenalbyn
St Marys v Scoil Aine Deerpark
There may be some additional challenges matches added to this schedule but boys will be informed of this in due course. We will be training on Tuesdays (Junior) and Thursdays (Senior) on any weeks we do not have a match (weather permitting). Boys are asked to come with the proper gear (Including colours shorts and socks) for every match day.
Autumn Hurling Blitz Report
On Friday 18th October 70 boys boarded a bus to Glenalbyn for the first ever “St Mary’s Boys Hurling Blitz”. It was decided to run the blitz on the all weather pitch due to the unpleasant weather conditions. Despite this minor set back all the boys showed great bravery and determination as the battled for the coveted prize. After 4 rounds of group games, a semi final and final the eventual cup and shield winners were crowned. Galway, captained by Jack McKeown won the cup, while Limerick captained by Oisin Molloy prevailed in the shield decider. A special mention must go to Daniel Onyemekeihia and Alex O’Meara who won best sportsperson and best player respectively. The day was capped off by a visit from Dublin hurler Danny Sutcliffe who brought along the Bob O’Keeffe (Leinster) trophy. Danny gave great advice to the boys, encouraging them to practice their skills everyday! Finally I would like to thank all the parents, teachers, referees and Kilmacud Crokes who helped to facilitate such an event. We hope that the boys enjoyed their day and encourage them to get involved with the school GAA teams this year. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir!!!!!!
Mr. de Paor, Mr. Hughes & Miss Floyd
Following the victory of the Junior hurling team (see hurling section) it was the turn of the 2nd/3rd class team to bring home silverware to the school. The team competed in the annual Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Blitz along with other local schools in the area. On Thursday 23rd/30th May the boys competed in three games versus Carysfort N.S, Oatlands N.S. and Our Ladys Grove. Having won all three games they again played Carysfort. In a game full of skill, passion and excitement the boys came out on top. All these boys have been training hard all year and this effort certainly paid off. Hopefully they will keep the hurling up over the Summer Holidays (get up to the club!!) and push on for next year. Well done to the boys on their great effort throughout the year!!!
Mr. de Paor & Mr. Hughes
On Tuesday October 23rd Niall Corcoran, Kilmacud Crokes Club Coach
and Dublin Hurler, brought the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship
trophy to St. Mary's.
It has been 27 years since the local club last won this title and this
achievement is a result of all the good work done at underage level over
the past ten years.
The boys really enjoyed Niall's visit and we encourage them to participate
in G.A.A. games at school and in the local community.
Information for joining Kilmacud Crokes will follow shortly in the Hurling
Eoin de Paor