U8's on the Road!

The Under 8 Kilmacud Crokes hurlers were delighted to accept an invitation to Kilmacow GAA Club, Co Kilkenny on Sunday 22 July 2012, to play in a blitz with the home club, O Loughlin Gaels and Dicksboro GAA Club.This was the Under 8s first trip to Kilkenny and all the players were looking forward to it. We left the club at 8.30am sharp, and made our way to Kilkenny. We arrived bright and early and prepared for our matches. First up for us was Dicksboro, who had a very handy team out to greet us. Dicksboro started well and had us on the ropes early but the Crokes lads rallied in the second half and played a good deal better against quality opposition.

The next two matches  against O Loughlin Gaels and Kilmacow Gaa Club were much more even affairs, with the Crokes lads giving as good as they got, putting in good creditable performances in both games. All in all a great day was had by all the players and they should be proud of how they performed on the day. Thanks to all the parents for bringing their young lads down to Kilkenny for the day and hopefully there will be many more trips down the country for these young players to look forward to into the future. We would also like to thank young Finn from the U7 hurlers for travelling with us to Kilmacow today to play against his cousin on the Kilmacow team. Thanks also must go to Kilmacow Gaa Club for the hopitality shown to us today and for the invitation to a very well run Blitz.

Report and photos by Gavin Hyland