We have a festive of hurling this weekend with four of our senior teams in semi finals and our fifth in final round robin game and look certain to qualify for knock out stages. It would be fantastic if the club could get behind all teams and give them every chance to achieve success.
Our Senior A’s take on St Vincents in a repeat of the round robin game. Thankfully we were successful on that occasion but no doubt the Northsiders will have done their homework and for sure we will need to be at our best to get over the line.
Prior to this game our Senior B’s are out against Craobh Chiaráin in O’Toole Park on Saturday at 2.45pm. The team, under player manager Naoise Maguire, has had a excellent year to date and one more giant leap and potentially we could have both our Senior A and B teams in a County final. Next up our Junior teams:
The Junior B’s are out against very stiff opposition, St Finians, on Sunday morning at 10.30 on PUM. Phenomenal work has been done by the management team backboned by Ger Soffe and John Small in preparing the lads for a semi final. It would be a nice kick off to the day’s activities if you could drop down and give the lads some much needed support. You will even have the bonus of seeing our Senior A management team togging out and giving their all before they in turn head to Parnell Park.
And the final semi of the weekend where Junior E’s take on Erin’s Isle at 3pm on PUM. This team is mostly made up of U20’s and has been the brainchild of Emmet Pullen to keep all our young men hurling together and ultimately progress through the ranks in the coming years.The exercise has been a huge success with many players continuing to hurl who potentially could have been lost to the game. Its unfortunate that the game almost clashes with Senior A but hopefully some of us will get back for second half.
And finally our Junior H’s, in their final round robin game, take on Cuala on the Prunty again at 3PM. These lads are often labeled “the United Nations team “ but they have consistently provided an outlet for players that may have thought their hurling careers were over but have managed to get an extra few enjoyable years without too much pressure . And indeed an outlet for some of our more younger players and not so young to express themselves in a somewhat more care free environment.
The stage is set for a few titanic battles from Club to O’Toole Park to Parnell Park. Have no doubt each and every player will not be found wanting to deliver a performance that will make his family and supporters proud. Both players and management across all teams have made huge sacrifices throughout the year and hopefully we can show our appreciation by turning up in our droves at whichever game or games you choose.
Be apart of the excitement and share with family and friends an occasion to remember. The Boden machine is revved up and ready to do battle!
Bígí Linn. Boden Abú!