Michael Dwyers are ta­ble top­pers

GAELIC GAMES U-10 IN­DOOR HURL­ING TOUR­NA­MENT

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THE TOM Ryan In­door Hurl­ing Tour­na­ment for Un­der-10s, or­gan­ised by St. Pa­trick’s GAA Club, which is now in its sev­enth year, con­tin­ued on Satur­day last, Fe­bru­ary 2, at the Ark­low Sports Cen­tre.

This was the fifth and fi­nal round of games in the League com­pe­ti­tion, and saw Michel Dwyers crowned as League cham­pi­ons.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the Kil­te­gan play­ers and men­tors on a great sea­son. The top four teams in the League will now play off in the Cup com­pe­ti­tion, while the re­main­ing four teams will bat­tle for the Shield tro­phy.

Both U-10 and U-12 Cup and Shield fi­nals will be played on Satur­day 28th Fe­bru­ary, at Ark­low Leisure Cen­tre, fol­lowed by the pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony in Ark­low Rocks club­house.

The U-10 teams who qual­ify for the Cup are Michael Dwyers, Ark­low Rocks, Barn­dar­rig, and Liam Mel­lowes, while Avoca, Kil­coole, St.Pa­trick’s and Glenealy will play in the Shield com­pe­ti­tion.

Once again the day’s matches pro­duced some great action and goal scor­ing ex­ploits, with Barn­dar­rig’s cru­cial 3-2 victory over Glenealy stand­ing out as the most closely fought en­counter.

The fea­tured match was Glenealy ver­sus Michael Dwyers, in which the Kil­te­gan side demon­strated the su­perb form which has marked their progress through­out the tour­na­ment.

A de­pleted Glenealy side found them­selves un­der enor­mous pres­sure but con­tin­ued to bat­tle hard and were very un­lucky to not find more scores in re­ward for their ef­forts.

Jonathan O’Neill and Fionn MacLouglin man­aged to goal for Glenealy, while Cian Staunton in de­fence and Fer­dia Walsh Peelo in mid­field worked tire­lessly, but it was not enough to stop a ram­pant Michael Dwyers, who fin­ished with a tally of nine goals.

Glenealy: Cal Con­nolly, Fionn MacLough­lin, Conor Hawes, Fer­dia Walsh Peelo, Cian Staunton, Jonathan O’Neill.

Michael Dwyers scor­ers: Padraic O’Toole (3), Fionn Mur­phy ( 1), Michael Clinch (1), Carl Fur­long (1), Colm Mur­phy (2), Andy Fo­ley (1).

Ed­ward Cullen in goals de­nied Glenealy with some vi­tal saves, while Stephen Coogan, Colm Keogh, and Brian Car­ney were equally im­pres­sive out the field. Well done to a very strong Michael Dwyers team.

The re­sults of the day were as fol­lows:

Glenealy 2, Barn­dar­rig 3; St. Pa­trick’s 2, Liam Mel­lowes 5; Glenealy 2, Michael Dwyers 9; St. Pa­trick’s 1, Ark­low Rocks 10; Avoca 0, Barn­dar­rig 6; Kil­coole 0, Ark­low Rocks 4; Avoca 0, Michael Dwyers 14; Kil­coole 2, Liam Mel­lowes 9

With schools on midterm break, the tour­na­ment also takes a break next week, re­turn­ing on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, for the fifth and fi­nal round of League matches in the U-12 tour­na­ment.

The U-10 and U-12 Fi­nals of the Cup and Shield com­pe­ti­tions will take place on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 28, at Ark­low Leisure Cen­tre, fol­lowed by the pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony and re­fresh­ments at 1.00 p.m. sharp in Ark­low Rocks Parnells club­house.

St.Pa­trick’s club would like to ex­press our grat­i­tude to the Ark­low Rocks club for pro­vid­ing the venue and re­fresh­ments, and also to Wick­low’s Christy Ring All­Star hurler, Bosco O’Neill of Glenealy, who will be on hand to present the winning teams with their medals and tro­phies.

We would also like to thank the Wick­low County Board for their sup­port and also Michael Neary, Hurl­ing De­vel­op­ment Ad­min­is­tra­tor, for his sup­port of the tour­na­ment over the last num­ber of years.

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