U8.5 Camogie & Hurling County Day

U8.5 Camogie & Hurling County Day

After weeks of anticipation, the girls, boys and coaches of the U8.5 hurling & camogie group donned their jerseys and hoisted their flags on “County Day”. A day to celebrate the colour, rivalry and camaraderie of our wonderful game started with a parade to the playing fields, led by U20 All Ireland Down champion, Lorcan Cooney. The young hurlers and camogs marched proudly, representing their delegated counties with pride and a spring in their steps.

Each team played four games, some mimicking familiar rivalries, which added even more excitement to the occasion. There was plenty to admire: the teamwork, head to head battles, super scores and games played in the spirit of the day.

The county managers of each team were also caught up in the pageantry of the morning, guiding and supporting their teams through both victories and defeats. Each game ended with a tapping of hurls, and a resounding, “good game” amongst the players.

The rain held off and the tug o war at the end was a wonderful way to round of the morning. The counties lined up and faced off, pulling together in spite of all their giggles and laughter. Even the coaches had a go.

The morning ended with ice pops for everyone who took part. Flags were lowered, borrowed jerseys from friends were returned, and the pitches emptied, only the green field remained after all the colours of the counties departed.

By communications Mon 10th Jun