U8 and U10 Training

Training will start on Monday 6th March from 6.30 to 7.30. All new children very welcome. Peter our juvenile secretary will be at the pitch from 6.15 to 6.30 and 7.30 to 7 45 with registration forms. Every child must be registered to be able to play.

Hurleys

IMPORTANT! Hurls are not shoes and kids should never have to "GROW into them"! Far too often we are tricked into thinking ‘bigger is better’ but this is not the case when it comes to choosing your hurl, especially at a young age. The skills of hurling are best developed from a young age providing the correct equipment is provided. It is essential that you use a hurl that is your correct size. Slightly shorter is okay too, but never longer. You should hold the hurley with your strong hand (i.e. your writing hand) on top and your weaker hand underneath. This allows you to develop a more natural swing for left and right side of the body which is essential for any young hurler wishing to improve his or her skills. When an infant picks up an adults hurl he/she will naturally put their weak hand on top and their stronger hand lower down the shaft of the hurl and proceed to hit the ball by shoving the hurl on with the strong hand. They do this naturally because it’s the easiest way to hit the ball for the first time. But if this habit is allowed to grow with the child they develop a swing from the shoulder and not from the wrist, as it should be with hurling. It is commonly referred to by hurling coaches nowadays as ‘shoulder hurling’ and that child will usually end up with a slow, loopy swing on their open side that is easily hooked or blocked. Using a hurl that fits your correct measurement will allow you to develop your skills more easily so that you become a 'wristy hurler'. On Monday night any of the mentors will help your child to get the right size hurley. It is essential for every child to have the correct size hurley as the wrong size will hinder your child for the rest of their lives.

U13

The U13 football team played their 1st match of the season last Saturday to a very strong Ballyhooly team who won the game 5- 12 to 1-3. The team was as follows: Seamus Óg Shealy, Martynas Comber, Micheal Caplice, Tony Watson, James Keating (Capt.), Cathal and Mathew Walsh O’Grady, Niall Higgins, Anthony Crowley, Paddy Pigott, Eddie O’Reagan, Kevin Noonan, Eoin Fenton, Cahill Harrington and John Hunter.

U12

Training on every Monday 6.30 to 7.30U12s have their first football match this Saturday at 11am in Fermoy. Good luck lads.

U16

U16 football team is out for the first time this year on Wednesday 29th of February against Croke Rovers in Kildorrery at 7.30 .Good luck lads.

North Cork Scór na bPáistí

Congratulations to the Kildorrery Novelty Act who won the North Cork Scór na bPáistí final in Buttevant last Sunday. The team includes Róisín Guerin, Rachel Caplice, James Keating, Lauryn Shirkie, John Hunter, Eoin Fenton and Niall Higgins. We wish them the very best in the upcoming County semi-final. Congratulations and best wishes also go to Tony Watson, who was a member of the winning Ballad Group, representing Mitchelstown CBS.

Membership

Family €80, Adult €40, Student/OAP €20, Juvenile €10. Thank you, if you have paid already. If not, please pay before your next event.

Garda Vetting Forms

Any mentor who hasn’t filled out a Garda vetting form please contact the club Secretary on 086 3579886.

Referees Course

A YOUNG WHISTLERS is a course to train new referees for the u 12 and lower grade competitions. Each Club will be expected to have at least one representitive present. This is necessary so as to ensure neutral referees can be appointed for these games. Anyone interested in doing this course please contact the juvenile secretary on 086 3579886