Ballyrickard was busy on Sunday morning last as the Academy took to the fields. It was cold but the young children weren’t long warming up under the watchful eyes of their coaches. It’s the start of the season and everyone is eager to learn new skills and improve each week. Thanks to all the coaches for ye’re commitment to the Academy as we start a new year. From next week we will be choosing our player of the week, so the best of luck to everyone each week.
The Academy is considering running a three-day Easter camp along with our normal Summer camp. Dates would be 24th to the 26th April. The cost would be €20 per child and €30 for two or more.
If we decide to go with this, it will be on a “first come” basis as numbers will be limited due to coach availability. Please let us know ye’re interest as soon as possible via text to Adrian, Shirley or Kathy.
U12 Town League
Churchill v Kerins O’Rahillys
We made the short journey to Churchill on Saturday last. Although short a few regulars on the day, we turned in a very good performance, losing by two points in the end. We had good performers all over the pitch, starting with Evan Daly in goals who made some smart saves throughout. Also, with Odhran Foley and Killian McGrath marshalling the full back line, the half backs of Daniel Aneke and Ryan Onyekwere were brave and tight marking. Brayden Pierce and Brendan Meehan were all action and showed great skills and determination. Luke O’Brien put in a big effort and was unlucky with some attempts on goal and he was ably assisted by Ruairi Kennedy who did trojan work and chipped in with some nice points as well. William Walsh and Jamie McCarthy were the inside forwards on the day with both terrorising the Churchill defence. To his great credit, Jamie bagged a hat trick of goals. The next game for this team will be the County League in the next couple of weeks, so best of luck lads.
The U14s Town League Final has been rescheduled for Sunday April 14th. Time and venue to be confirmed.
Training as normal for the U12s and U14s in the Green on Wednesday at 6/7pm. The U16s will also train as normal this week.