Ulster feile @ Newry Shamrocks - JUNE 2013

29 June 2013

OUR U14 HURLING TEAM TRAVELED TO 'PARK ESLER' IN NEWRY ON SATURDAY 23RD JUNE 2013 TO COMPETE IN THE FEILE ULADH. THE GROUP CONSISTED OF FOUR TEAMS:

KICKHAMS CREGGAN - COUNTY ANTRIM
COOTHILL CELTIC- COUNTY CAVAN
SAINT FEILIMS - COUNTY CAVAN
CARRICK EMMETS - COUNTY MONAGHAN

CREGGAN -V- COOTHILL CELTIC
 
THE 'KICKHAM'S LADS' HAD A GREAT START TO THEIR FIRST MATCH AGAINST 'COOTHILL' AND HAD MANAGED THREE UNANSWERED POINTS BEFORE THEIR OPPONENTS HAD RAISED A GREEN FLAG (BOTH TEAMS LEVEL AT HALF TIME).
AT SECOND HALF, AND AFTER A FEW CHOSEN, MOTIVATING WORDS FROM KICKHAM'S MENTORS, THE LADS UPPED-THEIR-GAME SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE SECOND HALF TO FINISH 0-8 TO 0-5.

CREGGAN -V- CARRICK EMMETTS

OUR OPPONENTS FOR THE SECOND GAME HAD DRAWN 1.1 TO 1.1. AGAINST SAINT FEILIMS. THIS PROVED TO BE OUR FIRST ENCOUNTER OF THE DAY AND BY HALF TIME WE WERE 5-POINTS BEHIND. HOWEVER WHEN THE GAME RESUMED THE KICKHAMS LADS TOOK THE UPPER HAND AND WERE SOON INFRONT BY 2-POINTS BUT A FREE FROM-RANGE WAS BATTED INTO KICKHAM'S GOAL AND A POINT SOON AFTER LEFT THE LADS 2-BEHIND. A QUICK PUCK-OUT SAW THE BALL IN EMMETT'S SQUARE RESULTING IN A PENALTY WHICH WAS SAVED BY THE GOALKEEPER WHOSE PERFORMANCE WAS EXCELLENT ON THE DAY ..... PREVENTING KICKHAMS FROM SCORING ON X 3 OCCASIONS.

CREGGAN -V- SAINT FEILIMS

AS THE REFEREE THREW THE BALL IN FOR THE LAST MATCH .... THE SKIES OPENED UP AND AS A RESULT ..... RAIN PELTED DOWN! TWO GOALS AND A POINT IN QUICK SUCCESSION AND THE CREGGAN BOYS WERE ON FIRE - FINISHING THE CONTEST 6-5 TO 3-3 IN FRONT.

IN ALL IT WAS A WORTHWHILE TRIP TO NEWRY! THERE WAS SOME FANTASTIC HURLING FROM ALL THE TEAMS INVOLVED. TEAMS IN THIS DIVISION WERE EVENLY MATCHED AND ALL WILL GAIN EXPERIENCE FROM EACH OTHERS' PLAY AND EXPERTISE!
 
WELL DONE TO ALL!

Match Reports Courtesy of Joe Rice


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