U9/U10 Groups return

Monday, February 13, 2012

The 2002/2003 Group are back to training on Saturdays starting at 10.00 sharp until 11.45. Hurling is on every Saturday with Gaelic Football on every Tuesday starting on February 7th from 7 sharp to 8. Both Hurling and Football will be on grass so please bring your football boots. We are always looking for new members both boys and girls and if you wish to find out more about the group please contact Tom Kearney on 0863983399 or email We are also looking for new coaches, training will be provided.

The main aim for this group is to learn the skills in a safe but competitive environment and to ensure that the group will be playing Gaelic Games into their teens and adulthood. Hurling and Football by their nature are physical games and we make no apology for teaching players to be comfortable in the physicality of the games (this goes for Boys and Girls!) We  don't judge players on ability but on honesty and effort in performance as well as a strong teamwork focus. We look to challenge players to play as a team but also think for themselves in match situations. Discipline is very important to the group and respect for each other, our opponents and match officials cannot be highly stressed enough.

The Group will be involved in hurling competitions in Dublin. The Dublin competition will involve a home and away arrangement, the opposition will be Southside Teams and for the most part on or just off the M50 motorway. For those with Smartphones there is an App that can be downloaded called Hill16 pitch locator which is a GPS locator for pitches that we will be playing in. For details just go to the website.

Due to the numbers involved it has been decided that the 2002/2003 group will be split into two even squads.The squads will be then split into two teams and we have been asked to match teams according to ability (this only applies to Dublin matches). Each squad will be playing every second game, the squad not playing will be training and visa versa.Each player should have a hurley and helmet and we suggest wearing shin guards for hurling.

The entire group will be involved in the Wicklow Go Games which will be run from April to September in both football and hurling, details of fixtures are not to hand but normally the matches are on a Friday evening.

Please feel free to contact Tom Kearney with queries or why not bring your child along to training and see our great facilities.