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Co. Clare

Primary Schools Hurling Round Up (20/05/2023)

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The Cumann na mBunscoil Hurling Championship is in Full swing at the moment with games happening on a weekly basis.

The Bridge Boys are mainly involved in 3 School teams namely Sixmilebridge NS, Kilmurry and Clonmoney - Thanks to all the teachers and school staff who continue to nurture the great game of hurling in our schools and who continue to encourage all our young boys and girls to become the best they can be.

Sixmilebridge NS started their campaign with a win over Tulla, followed by a draw with Clonlara before they lost narrowly to Clooney NS by 2 points. Their fate was to be decided in a Garneyside derby yesterday when they travelled the short distance to Cratloe to take on the local boys. After a very exciting game the Bridge boys won out on a score of 3-03 to 1-04 to progress to the knockout stages. All the talk in the corridors of the school is about the upcoming Jim Bradley tournament for 4-6 class which takes in the coming weeks. Well done also to Liam Flannery on his selection for the Cumann na mBunscoil half time game in the Clare V Waterford game. Unfortunately dure to an injury picked up playing for the school he couldn't play but we know Liam will have plenty more daye lining out for Clare in the future.

Clonmoney NS have a clean sweep of wins in their group stages - they launched their campaign in O'Garney Park against Kilmurry with a win a few weeks back and followed this up with a double win in Corofin on Tuesday when they beat the local school as well as Kilnaboy NS. In their final round game they had a Fergus side derby against Newmarket NS who needed a win to stay in the competition. The Clonmoney boys won in the end on a score of 6-10 to 2-10 to guarantee top spot in their group and a place on the semi finals. Best wishes also to Clonmoney NS who officially open their new astro pitch this Satirday - The pitch has been in use since January to facilitate the hurling teams preparation for the championship.

Kilmurry NS have been unlucky to date with close losses against Clonmoney and Newmarket. They have 2 games remaining against Clonmoney and Kilnabye in the coming week.

Kilmurry Report V Clonmoney:

Our first game was on in the main field in Sixmilebridge and we were paying Clonmoney. They got a good start with a few goals and points but then Joe Reidy scored a fine goal that gave Kilmurry a boost. Ut we were still 5 points down at half time. In the second half we started of strong, bringing the score back to two points. A few minutes later they scored a goal and two points to give them the lead by seven points but then Fionán Heffernan scored two very good goals to reduce their lead to one point. Then at the last play they scored a few points. In the end we lost by two points.

By James Harrison and Zack Sheedy

Last week we played our first cumman na mbunscol blitz. Our first match was against Ogonnelloe and our captain was Darcy. We started off strong by getting the first few scores. Jimmy and Mr. Clohessy cheering us on gave us another big boost. Our next match was against Barefield who are another big school. Unfortunately in that match they got the first few scores but we kept our heads high but unfortunately ended up losing.

Our last match that we needed to win to get through to the next stage of cumman na mbunscol was against Clonmoney. They had beaten Ogonnelloe but only by a few points so we thought we had a good enough shot at beating them. We fortunately got the first score which gave us a good head start. However, they caught up on us and ended up winning. Although we lost, we still had a good time but were quite disappointed that we didn’t qualify for the semi-finals.

By Darcy and Emily

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