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Important Notice re U15 Hurling Championship

posted 6 Sep 2013, 00:59 by Unknown user

Hi all,

At county Juvenile hurling committee meeting last Wedsnesday delegates agreed to change the format for this years U15 championship. The format agreed will run similar to the U14 feile tournament.
The primary reason for this is that are approx 16 matches ots still to be played in various U16 and U13 Championships and Shields.
We are very disappointed it has come to this, but at this stage acknowledge that the original format could not be completed at this stage.
We had emailed them an alternative, and are also a bit disappointed that it was not mentioned by the Coiste at their meeting for discussion.

The New Format is as follows:

We play in U15B1 and in our group we play Ballygar, Meelick-Eyrecourt and Michael Cusacks. All group games will he played on the same day (a Saturday) with the knockout games the following day and finals the following week.... We are a host club so all group games will be played in Kinvara on the same day. Each game will be 2*20 min halves.
It remains to be seen also if one of  the 3 group matches per team can be played earlier in the week, as 6 matches in one location in one day is too much, with teams doing a lot of waiting around.

The other group in U15B1 has Ballindereen, Abbeyknockmoy, Portumna and Padriag Pearses.

The county juvenile hurling committee will bring this proposal to the county CCC (competition controls committee) for approval.
All U13 and U16 competitions must be completed before this U15 competition can take place.

it is expect that this “Weekend” may take place last weekend in September or early October.

In the meantime, we in trying to arrange a 4 team challenge “tournament” between Kinvara, Ballindereen, Michael Cusacks and Gort (to be confirmed).
We were originally due to start championship this coming Monday 9th v Ballindereen, so we will continue with that fixture with offical referee and intend on playing the other two teams in the following Mondays.
At least this give our lads something to aim for, and spread it out, as to be training for approx 8 weeks and only have a weekend competition is not satisfactory.

Club would also like to thank our delegate John McDonagh who attended and spoke at the meeting and voiced his and our clubs opinions.