Raheny V Raheny!

posted Sep 29, 2014, 1:07 PM by raheny gaa   [ updated Sep 29, 2014, 1:07 PM by Raheny GAA PRO ]
Raheny U8s - Group 1& 2

 Venue:            St. Annes 12A
 Throw In: 10:30
 No. of Raheny Teams: 2
 No. of Opponent Teams: 2
 WeatherWarm and sunny

For this week, we have a short and out of the ordinary match report. At the weekend, as the two Raheny Logos show above, Raheny Under 8s had a league match against...each other, that is teams 1 and 2 or what we like to call Groups 1 and 2. About 10 of our lads were away with the Scouts, so we were down a few numbers wise. In the event, we took the opportunity to change the rules a little bit and test out the way we will playing at under 9 in a few months time.

Group 1 and 2 were split, so that on each of the two pitches there was a Group 1V2 match taking place. Instead of two matches, we had one each, comprised of four quarters. As we were playing ourselves, we did not keep a count on scores but concentrated on the boy's hurling skills, positioning and tackling. After the first quarter, each team was allowed to pick the sliotar up and begin 'air hurling'. 

The games were very competitive and very quick. It was great to see all the boys getting on the 'ball' so much and there were some tremendous scores, passing and defending. Well done to all the boys, you really have learned a lot over the last few months. As we will be one panel next year, probably in the three team league, this was perhaps the last official occasion we will get to play each other. Roll on January/February for 9 a side under 9s. In the meantime, we still have Under 8 league games until early November.