East Cavan Hurling News 14/08/2012 0 views
The fixtures for the new three county club league have now been published. ECG HC will compete in Division 1 with Cootehill and St. Felims from Cavan, Inniskeen, Castleblayney and Carrickmacross from Monaghan and Lisbellaw from Fermanagh. To be selected as a Division 1 side is a great honour for our club and is testament to the great work being done by both our players and coaches. This promises to be an exciting league with top class hurling on show. Our first fixture is a home game v St. Felims in Bailieborough on Wednesday 3rd April at 7pm. We hope to see a lot of local support for these boys throughout the league.
The lads got a well deserved break following their excursions in the snow in Breffni last week! Our next league game sees us take on our old friends Cootehill Celtic in 2 weeks time.
The first big outdoor blitz of they year takes place on Sunday next, 24th March, at Breffni 3G at 11 am. This promises to be an exciting days hurling for our boys as they have spent the winter preparing indoors and they can't wait to get outside and show their skills.
Hurling in Kingscourt has proved a huge success over the initial 6 week programme delivered by ECG HC and Ulster GAA which finishes with a big blitz on Tuesday which should attract close to 50 boys. We have now moved to the second stage of development here where we will provide 6 more weeks of coaching but with the parents now taking a more proactive role in coaching. By the end of the next segment we hope to have parents suitably qualified to deliver coaching to the boys there themselves in conjunction with the Club. For more details please drop into any session in the Community Centre on Tuesdays from 5-6.30.
ECG HC catchment area schools 3rd/4th classes had a great days hurling in Mullagh Hall on Thursday last. St. Anne’s, Bailieborough, Ballinamoney N.S. The Vale N.S. Tunnyduff and St. Josephs N.S Kingscourt were all in attendance. We thank our schools for entering and relevant parent associations who provided transport as well as the teachers in those schools for their great assistance in promoting hurling. Thanks also to Eoin Morrissey Cavan HDA for organising these blitzes. Numbers in our catchment wanting to participate were so large that an afternoon blitz had to be held as well as the normal morning blitz to ensure everyone got hurling. The next big schools blitz is in mid May for 1st/2nd classes for schools in the region.
World record attempt;
ECG HC in conjunction with Transition Year students from Bailieborough Community School with will join with a nationwide attempt to break the record for the most amounts of people to partake in a three-legged race. It will be at the school pitch on Saturday May 4th. This fundraiser will raise much needed funds for our club as we continue to expand. More details next week. Entry costs €15 and funds raised locally will remain local to aid hurling development.
Training times and venues;
Under 7 from 6-7pm Friday, Community School Sports Hall, Bailieborough.
Under 9/10 from 7-8pm Friday, Community School Sports Hall Bailieborough.
Under 12/14; U12 from 2.30, U14 from 3pm, Saturdays, The Vale Astroturf, Bailieboro Celtic AFC.
Kingscourt; aged 5-10 every Tuesday (extended till April 30th) 5-6.30pm Community Centre main hall.
All sessions €2 each to cover the hire of each venue.
Facebook group; East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club
Twitter; ECG Hurling
Email; eastcavanhurling @gmail.com
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