Naomh Chartaigh (Lismore/Ballysaggart) Juvenile GAA Notes.
U12 Hurling – BLITZ WINNERS – On the kind invitation of Kieran Lawton, formerly of Lismore and now of Fingallians GAA club, the boys traveled to the club based just outside Swords, Dublin on Saturday Aug29th. It was an early start with the text received earlier in the week saying - Leaving Community Center at 6:45am. Arriving there we met teams from, Belfast, Wexford, Galway, Meath and several Dublin Teams also. The early start seemed to agree with the lads who got going right from the first throw in and kept that momentum going throughout the games. The Blitz was well run and the hospitality shown was second to none. Lismore played a total of 5 games. Our forward line hurled really well and to be fair against strong opposition they took most opportunities that came their way. The backs too played well closing down any threat as quickly as possible and setting up the next attack. That back play combined with some outstanding saves by the goalie resulted in only one goal being conceded during the entire tournament. The lads really worked their socks off right up to the final whistle and were deserving winners in the end. But win, lose or draw we were delighted to be involved and have the opportunity to play against that variety of high standard teams and players. In reality it condensed about a month’s worth of hurling into a single day. The club was very grateful for the opportunity to attend the tournament……. and of course we were delighted to win.