It’s supposed to be summertime – you know – warm temperatures, blue skies, glorious sunshine, time to get outside and have some fun! But I guess, we had our ‘two days’ of summer earlier on in the year! Earlier today, Saturday 20th August, our under 10 footballers travelled to St. Tiernach’s Park, Clones to take part in another Go Games Blitz and yet again it was a day for bringing your wet gear and off course this year’s summer necessity the reliable and trusted umbrella.
I don’t believe I have attended a Go Games Blitz this year where there hasn’t been rain! Having said all that, while the weather conditions were really awful, this morning, the kids had mighty craic and they truly enjoyed themselves. We had two teams in action today and they played games against Emyvale, Aghabog, Tyholland, Clontibret and Latton. Thankfully, the pitch surface was in excellent condition and it certainly did not affect the standard of the football played because all teams served up some impressive and scintillating football.
I have to say, you could genuinely notice the intensity levels of the games were raised a notch or two compared to the under 8 blitz a fortnight ago and there was some delightful interlinking play that led to some wonderful scores. The football skills are improving all the time and well done to all the players who thoroughly relished their time playing at the home of Ulster football St. Tiernach’s Park.
Full credit must go to our mentors Fintan Larmer and Stephen Duffy for looking after the future stars of the club and despite the cold and wet weather conditions fair-play to all the referees and the organisers who took part in today’s proceeding’s. Last, but by no means least, many thanks to all the parents and spectators for travelling to support and encourage the kids. You continue to play a vital role for the club and the development of your kids and we really appreciate it. Well done all involved.
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