Blitz v Midleton in Carrigtwohill on Saturday 18th April 2015
There was great excitement for our new U6 girls’ FIRST friendly match against the newly formed Midleton Camogie Club today. We were delighted to host this Blitz which included U6 groups right up to U10s.
Our U6 budding stars showed up in great numbers and in the end we had 22 girls to play against a group of 8 Midleton U6 girls. We ended up fielding 2 matches (3 sets of 7 minutes) at the same time and splitting our girls into 3 groups of 7/8 players. This meant that all 3 groups rotated to play a match against themselves and Midleton which worked out very successfully.
And what a great display it was. The girls ran about with great spirit and got
their first experience of knocking the sliotar around while being cheered on by a big group of spectators. Both sides got the ball through the oppositions goalposts much to their delight. The girls really enjoyed the full experience of wearing their Carrig colours today. It always makes us coaches so happy to see the pride in the families as they cheer on their little stars! We were delighted today with the support of the families who brought their girls today and created such a great atmosphere with their cheers. Thanks to those parents who stepped in and helped while we were figuring out the numbers and rotating the groups!
Thanks to Mother Nature who made sure the skies were blue for the girls first ever match 🙂 A huge thanks also to our Camogie Committee and volunteers for the goodie bags and tea/coffee & delicious cakes afterwards.
Our referees – Niamh and Caleigh Boland – were fantastic and made sure all the girls got a chance on the ball. We would have been lost without you today girls!
And last but not least a big thanks to Midleton Camogie Club for visiting us today for the Blitz. It is their first year of being formed and from the numbers and skills we saw today across all ages, the future looks good for our neighbours.
We can’t wait for our next match – that’s where we see all the hours of practice at training paying off. Here’s to amny more fun days like today!
Tash, Cayleigh and Brian.