U8’s great victory in Croke Park

St. Martins U8 hurlers recorded a great victory in Croke Park yesterday against Marshalstown of Wexford in the Leinster “Play & Stay” hurling blitz. In a powerful performance by our lads, we had two great goalkeepers in Russell Kealy and Tommy Flynn, some heroic defenders in Jack Farrell (Captain), Shane Fahey, Shane O’Neill, Tristan Roche, Matthew Shortall and Lorcan Agar and some superb forwards in Cillian Bryan, Joseph Reid, Bill Dowling, Thomas Lawler, Oisin Kelly and Aaron Meaney. It was a very close game with both sides giving it their all in front of a packed stadium with St. Martins just edging out our Wexford neighbours by a score of 4 goals to 3 goals in a nail biting finish on a perfect day for ground hurling. Our lads enjoyed a great day, togging out in the dressing rooms, warming up in the warm up area, running out through the tunnel, playing the match on the pitch and afterwards they climbed the Hogan Stand steps to receive the cup. The trip finished with a game of football and some refreshments in the Phoenix Park. A truly memorable day was had by all.

U8’s Hurling in Croke Park

Our U8 hurling team will be taking part in the Leinster “Play & Stay” blitz in Croke Park this coming Monday July 5th. We will be playing a match at 2pm against Marshalstown of Wexford. Our lads will get a chance to tog out in the famous dressing rooms and run out onto the field through the tunnel. The match will be 40 mins long and when the match is over, the players will get to climb the Hogan Stand steps and sample the presentation area. Match report and photos to follow after Monday.  Taking part will be – Jack Farrell, Cillian Bryan, Shane Fahey, Joseph Reid, Shane O’Neill, Tristen Roche, Bill Dowling, Mathew Shortall, Oisin Kelly, Aaron Meaney, Lorcan Agar, Thomas Lawler, Tommy Flynn, Russell Kealy.

U8 Go Games

Our U8 hurling team competed in the Kilkenny Go Games blitz last Saturday in O’Loughlins. On an extremly hot day they were in a tough group and had three games against Disksboro, James Stephens and Tullaroan, they won one and were narrowly beaten in the other two games. Below is a team photo consisting of  Jack Farrell, Shane O’Neill, Mattew Shortall, Tristen Roche, Lorcan Agar, Russell Kealy, Joseph Reid, Bill Dowling, Thomas Lawlor, Shane Fahey, Aaron Meaney, Oisin Kelly, Tommy Flynn, Cillian Bryan, Rory Buggy.

Match v Dicksboro – Man of the match = Mattew Shortal

                                        Most improved player =  Thomas Lawlor 

Match v James Stephens – Man of the match = Bill Dowling

                                                    Most improved player = Russel Kealy                                                     

Match v Tullaroan – Man of the match = Joseph Reid

                                       Most improved player = Aaron Meaney

St. Martins U6 & U8 v Conahy

Our U6 and U8 hurlers enjoyed their first match of the year today Saturday in Jenkinstown. We played two U6 matches and two U8 matches against Conahy where we won 3 matches and drew 1.  U6 players – Christopher Kealy, Tom Dooley, Conor Egan, Jamie Morrissey, Adam Morrissey, Peter Downey, Dylan Gunning, Cillian Dowling, Niall Shore, Katie Purcell, Emma Clancy, Cormac Quirke, Hugh Quirke, Cathal Keegan, Ciaran Nolan, Adam Keogh and Tadgh Gill. U8 players – Cillian Bryan, Shane Fahey, Russell Kealy, Thomas Lawlor, Jack Farrell, Sean Farrell, Shane O’Neill, Bill Dowling, Rory Buggy, Aaron Meaney, Kyle Walsh, Tristen Roche, Joseph Reid, Oisin Kelly and Tommy Flynn

U6 – Match No.1       Players of the match = Niall Shore & Cillian Dowling             Most improved player = Katie Purcell

         Match No.2       Player of the match = Cathal Keegan           Most improved player = Conor Egan

U8 – Match No.1      Player of the match = Jack Farrell         Most improved player = Rory Buggy

          Match No.2      Player of the match = Shane Fahey       Most improved player = Cillian Bryan    

La na gClub

Our La Na gClub was held in Muckalee last Sunday where kids from under 6 upwards played mini hurling and football matches. After the games they all enjoyed some much needed refreshments. Thanks to everyone who helped out on the day and to some of our senior hurlers who turned up to give advice and display the skills. A great day was had by all. Below are photo’s of the U6 and U8 players who participated.

Great victory for U10’s

The under 10 squad played two competitive matches against Cloneen last Tuesday evening. It was a very much improved display from all the players after a nervous start to the year against Conahy the previous week. All the work in training is paying off and everybody is definitley improving at the basic skills of lifting soloing and striking. Plenty of goals and points were scored and the lads were delighted to come away with the two victories. Players representing St Martins on the day were as follows : Jack Murphy, Daragh Quinlan, James Carrigan, Andrew Buggy, Justin Manning, Oisin Kelly, Dara Coughlan, James Dowling, Paul Murphy, Oscar Bennet, Daniel Doyle, Colm Kealy, Adam Agar, John Murphy, Donal Coughlan, Ronan Shore, Harry Kealy, Shane Brennan, Robert Dowling, Conor Mulhall

U6 and U8 Hurling Training

The St. Martins Saturday morning crew continue to train (and have fun) every Saturday morning from 10am to 11am. Below is a group photo of the U6’s and U8’s last week. There will be no training this Saturday morning May 8th. as our Lá na Club day is on this Sunday May 9th. where the U6’s and U8’s will be playing a match in Muckalee. All are welcome to come and join in this fun day for all the family. Keep an eye out here on the website for Kids player of week etc. from next week onwards.