Leinster U-13 Mini Hurling Feile a resounding success
LAST SATURDAY, September 13, was a record-breaking day for juvenile hurling in Wicklow.
Seven venues throughout the county proudly played host to a total of 56 hurling clubs from around Leinster and the other provinces in an U-13 Mini Hurling Feile.
The event was organised and co-ordinated by Leinster Hurling Development Administrator, Michael Neary.
The host clubs were Bray Emmets; Carnew Emmets; Glenealy; Arklow Rocks; Kilcoole; Eire Og Greystones and St. Nicholas, Dunlavin.
These clubs put in a huge amount of effort over the last couple of months to ensure that this project was a fantastic success. The glorious sunshine on Saturday added significantly to a wonderful day.
It was a joy to see the many colours of the visiting teams parade their skills, enthusiasm and good sportsman- ship throughout the day. Every team played four games of hurling and for all the players involved this was a great opportunity to play against different opposition and styles and to develop their hurling skills.
Eight teams participated at each of the seeded venues. The overall winners were as follows: Division 1 in Bray - Portlaoise (Laois); Division 2 in Carnew - Roanmore (Waterford); Division 3 in Glenealy - Tramore (Waterford); Division 4 in Arklow - St. Martin’s (Meath); Division 5 in Kilcoole - Maynooth (Kildare); Division 6 in Greystones - Eire Og, Greystones; Division 7 in Dunlavin - Termifeckin (Louth).
Sincere gratitude to the seven host clubs; to all the visiting clubs and particularly to the sponsors who all contributed in making the Mini Hurling Feile a tremendous success. The sponsors were Leinster Games Development; Fiona & Joe Mallick Bus Hire Service, Tinahely; Eamonn Esmonde, Glenealy; Pat Casey and The Glendalough Hotel; The Copper Kettle, Kilcoole; KC Leisure & Marketing Limited, Mullingar and O’Neills Sportswear.
The Bray Emmets squad who took part in the U-13 Mini Hurling Feile.