Michael Dwyers are table toppers
GAELIC GAMES U-10 INDOOR HURLING TOURNAMENT
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.