Hurling and Camogie Club

We Have A Busy May

Club activities are increasing as the weather gradually improves and May is going to be a busy month! Our Kevins Heroes and ABC Nursery continues every Saturday morning in Loreto College. We have also expanded our ABC Nursery to Wednesday nights @ 6pm for an hour. Last Saturday our Under 8, 9 and 10 squads combined to arranged a number of mini games and then Coach Jenny headed down to the Cabbage Patch to organise a hurling and camogie demo at a local Dublin 8 Community event.

We kick of the month of May with a whopper of a Club Lotto Jackpot. On Monday night the 6th May we return to Peggy Kelly’s in Harold’s Cross and we hope to see the €7,000 jackpot won! You can play online here. Play before 7pm on Monday and you are in the draw for the 7K jackpot!

Our Adult camogie squad have been keeping a low profile, but they have a busy start to the month of May with games scheduled on the 9th and 16th of May. For more information on Camogie fixtures click here.

The big on field event is the Feile nA nGael hurling final on Sunday 12th May. We take on our near neighbours Ranelagh Gaels in Parnell Park at 9.30 am. It’s an early start, but this is a great occasion of our young boys and we would love to see a big club support out.

The next GO GAMES fixtures for Under 8-12 hurlers are down for Saturday the 18th May. We’ve also been invited to attend the Annual Harold’s Cross Festival on Saturday 18th May @ 2pm. This is always a great event and a great opportunity to promote our club. We will be asking parents to help for an hour after the games.

Our Coaching & Development Committee have been busy. The Striking Academy for 8-12 year old continues every Friday @ 6.30 pm in Loreto College. A Foundation Coaching Course is being organised for 18th-19th May. The course will commence on Friday night @ 7pm in Loreto College and conclude on Saturday morning. It’s essential that all our coaches are Garda Vetted and have attended the mandatory Child Protection course. Completing your Foundation Course is also required before you step onto the pitch to assist with coaching. Please contact your local mentor or ABC coordinator if you would like to attend.

In GAA Rounders our adult teams have a local derby against Limekiln on 12th May in Tymon Park. Our ladies are up first with a first pitch @ 12 midday and they are followed by our senior mixed @ 2.30 pm. Our Senior Mixed squad then travel to Roscommon to play Michael Glaveys. on the 19th May. We are also entering an Under 12 Blitz. Dates are to be confirmed but most likely either Friday the 24th, or Saturday the 25th May.

Plans are underway for our next big fund raised “The Chaser”. Each team is asked to provide a volunteer to help coordinate fund raising efforts and attend a meeting on Monday 20th May.

Some of our underage teams have organised a road trip on Sunday 26th May. Our Under 10-11 hurlers and Under 12 camogs travel to Mungret in Limerick to play a return game and after that they are heading the Gaelic Grounds to watch Limerick play Waterford in the Munster Hurling Championship.

We have 3 adult hurling teams in this years league and championship. Last Saturday our AHL4 team fell to Skerries Harps. Their next game is on 18th May against Faughs away. For more fixtures click here. After a slow start to their season our AHL7 squad have been slowly creeping up the table and now sit in 4th position after beating St Vincent this morning. Next up are 3rd placed St Brendan’s at home on 19th May. For more details click here. Our AHL10s squad are having another good season  having lost only 1 game. This is an interesting league with lots of local derbies for Kevins. On 16th May we travel to Drimnagh to take on Good Counsel / Liffey Gaels.  If last years game was anything to go by then this is a must see! For more information on this league click here.

In other news our Under 13 hurler shave been quietly plugging away with some good performances. They played their last grading league game at the end of April and had a close contest with Ballyboden Saint Endas and came away with full points. These boys only lost one game in the grading league and have been placed in division 3 for the season.