We’ve gone from terrible to amazing weather in a matter of weeks and it was great to see so many club members out playing and supporting the club. The highlight of our week was the Kevin’s Community Festival held in Loreto College yesterday. This was a new initiative from the Juvenile Committee where there were a number of stalls, a BBQ and an opportunity for new kids to give hurling or camogie a go! Many thanks to all the volunteers for making it happen! Many thanks also to Wendy Monks a parent on the Under 11 hurling squad who entered Kevin’s into a competition with Free Now Taxis and won an O’Neills voucher for €1,250. Juvenile Chairperson Louise Tuite and GPO Paul McManus were delighted to receive the voucher on behalf of the club at the Community Festival.
There was lots of adult hurling action this week. Our AHL4 side has mixed results, loosing to Lucan Sarsfields away on Wednesday night 2-16 to 1-14, but bouncing back on Saturday with a home win against St Marks on a final score of 3-16 to 1-18. This places them in the top half of the league tables with 2 games to go against Cuala (away) and our neighbours Good Counsel / Liffey Gaels (home). Our AHL7 side held top of St Patrick’s Donabate to a draw at home, which was a decent result considering Pats and much higher up in the league. At the request of St Brendan’s, their Sunday morning tie was moved to this week. Our AHL10s side are going well with another win, this time against Castleknock on a scoreline of 2-14 to 2-11. The latest places them in the Top 4 which is a great progress considering they only set up in the last 3 years.
The Dublin hurlers played Galway in Croke Park on Sunday and our Under 12 hurlers were there to support them in what ended up being a very exiting game!
In camogie news Meadhbh Hicks lined out against Kilkenny in the Intermediate All-Ireland Camogie Championship. The Dubs got of to a good start and trailed the Cats by one point at half-time with Meadhbh grabbing a critical goal. Unfortunately for the Dubs, the Cats gathered momentum in second half and pulled away early. Lucy Doyle also played with the Dublin Under 14s on Saturday.
In rounders news our Under 12 boys played their last championship game against Na Fianna on Friday night in Loreto College. While the result didn’t go their way, there was lots of learning for this new group who only took up the bats last month for the first time. Some good news is that the club is partnering with Emerald Diamond International an Irish American Baseball organisation who will be funding some specialist equipment for the underage teams and will also be sending some very experienced coaches from the USA over the summer and we look forward to learning about some fundamental movement skills which will help us on the hurling fields also. More news to follow! Our Intermediate Ladies side were also in action on Sunday as they travelled to Fenagh in Carlow. The girls had a tight battle, but managed to come away with a one run win 25-24, which places them top of the league with four wins from four.
What’s coming up? Our AHL7 game versus St Brendan’s was re-fixed to Tuesday night, but the big game of the week is our Under 14s who travel to Nutgrove to take on Ballinteer St Johns in a top of the table clash. A win for Kevins will result in our girls toping division 2. Throw in is at 7pm!
Tonight’s Lotto draw will take place in Vaughan’s for a jackpot of €2,200. You can play online using the secure Clubforce link by clicking here. Funds raised go towards the running of the various club activities. Many thanks as always for your continued support!
Are you interested in social games? We are back partnering with St James Gaels on the social hurling for parents interested in learning the skills or retired hurlers looking for a bit of exercise. We have social rounders for both men and women and there are also plans to establish social camogie in the coming weeks. We also have Healthy Handball in Charlemont Street in partnership with the Brian Boru club. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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