Blarney GAA news

Club Beag. Well done to Mairead Sheahan and all at Club Beag for a very successful season.  Club Beag has been run throughout the year on our Astro pitch and it has been great to see the children enjoy it while being introduced to hurling in a fun environment.

2017 Club AGM. The 2017 Blarney GAA Annual General Meeting took place on October 24th. There was a large turnout on the night and some very positive discussions about the club’s future direction.

Junior Football. The Junior footballers are chasing promotion to Division 1 of the Muskerry league, having reached the final of the Junior 2 competition this year. Kevin Casey’s men have had some good results in recent weeks, defeating Donoughmore, Aghabullogue and Naomh Abán, and drawing with Cill na Martra. A league title would be a great reward for this dedicated group of players.

U8s. Blarney / Rathpeacon U8′s have another first. Having already been the first underage team to play in the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh earlier this year at half time of the Blarney v Valley Rovers championship match they were at it again. On Saturday the 14th, the boys participated in the first Monster Blitz to be held on the new 4G Páirc Uí Chaoimh astro pitch. Football was the order of the day and as they have been doing all year the boys showed off all their skills in the best of fashion, winning all their games. The boys were due back at the Park a week later for another blitz but unfortunately Hurricane Ophelia had other ideas! Well done to the boys and all the coaches involved. (photos): U10s. Our U10′s went Intercounty on Saturday the 14th of October when they visited Na Piarsaigh GAA, Limerick for the Annual Tommy Burtchaell Tournament. Two buses loaded with the boys, coaches and supporters left Blarney at 11am and arrived into Limerick for 1pm. We had two teams in action with Team 1 playing Clonlara (Clare), Moycarkey Borris (Tipp), Sixmilebridge (Clare) and Ballina (Tipp). Team 2 played Na Piarsaigh (Limerick), Crecora (Limerick), Kilnadeema-Leitrim (Galway) and Clonlara (Clare). The boys performed admirably and really put their heart and soul into the performance. Thanks to our hosts NaPiarsaigh the boys were provided with refreshments and goody bags as well as a Tommy Burtchaell 2017 medal. Everyone had mighty craic on the bus coming home and they’re already looking ahead to 2018. Well done all.

Car Boot Sale. The final car boot sale of the year took place on October 30th. The fine weather ensured a large crowd was in attendance, looking for bargains. Blarney GAA would like to thank everyone who volunteered to help out on the day, and at all of this year’s car boot sales.

Junior B Hurlers. Having claimed the Muskerry championship in late September, the Junior B hurlers marched on to a county semi-final against Killavullen in Ovens on October 29th. On a perfect day for hurling, the lads fell just short, on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-13. Killavullen started the stronger and led by 6 points at the interval. Frankie Downey’s men refused to throw in the towel though and set about reeling in the deficit. With 10 minutes to go Blarney drew level to set up a thrilling finale. Killavullen came again though and claimed 3 points in the next few minutes. Blarney chased a goal to level the game but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. The lads can hold their heads high despite the defeat and still have the Muskerry league semi-final to look forward to.

U14s. Our hard-working under 14 team were busy again in October. The lads reached the Rebel Óg North B1 football final, defeating Grenagh 6-4 to 3-10 to set up a final match-up with Buttevant. Despite a brave effort they fell just short in the final. Buttevant edged the game on a scoreline of 4-7 to 3-5. Even though they’ll be disappointed with the defeat, it’s been a very good year for the u14s.

Room Rental and Parties at Blarney GAA. The club hall, meeting room and astroturf pitches are available to rent. Very competitive rates and wide range of groups catered for. Birthday parties are very welcome! Call Martin O’Shea at 086 4099907 for more.