Summary of Under 8 2013 season
Tullylish’s Under 8’s campaign started in April at the Clonduff Blitz which was a cold and blustery affair were Tullylish played 4 games but unfortunately got no victories.
In May Tullylish played two friendly matches home and away to a strong Clann na Bann were the squad started to develop its shape.
In June Tullylish travelled to Burren for the Emma Carr Memorial Tournament were they won their first competitive game against Saval with a score of Tullylish 1-04 Saval 0-01, however after getting to the knock out stages Tullylish were knocked out by a bruising match against Mayobridge. Also in June Tullylish hosted Annaclone and played 3 games and displayed its best performance to date which resulted in Tullylish overcoming Annaclone in all three matches on the night. At the end of June Tullylish travelled to An Riocht, Kilkeel for the Kingdom Cup Tournament were our forwards, defenders and midfielders were showing great improvements and again we started racking up victories and only losing to the narrowest of scores.
In August Tullylish then travelled to RGU in Downpatrick for the Annual U-8 Tournament where Tullylish showed their metal and were a disappointed runners up in the Cup after being beat by a point against the home team. At the end of August Tullylish travelled to the Clann na Banna Blitz where Tullylish’s overall performance was impressive and only for some goal mouth bad luck they were beaten in the Cup final against Clann Na Banna.
In September Tullylish hosted a number of friendly matches against Carryduff at Pairc na nÓg were the squad was divided into teams and played a number of preliminary matches before a Tullylish senior and Tullylish junior team were picked to play the last set of matches which resulted in the seniors winning but the juniors losing.
In mid September Tullylish travelled to Mayobridge to take part in the Coiste Dheisceart An Duin Blitz where Tullylish played three impressive matches and won all three. At the end of September with the last Blitz and matches of the season Tullylish travelled to Seamrógaí an Iúir Ian McKeown Memorial U8 (P3/P4) Football Tournament at Pairc Esler where they peaked and played their hearts out and displayed their best football of the season and were victorious against Newry Shamrocks B in the final of the Memorial Plate. The whole team thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and the presentation of the Memorial Plate up in the stands of Pairc Esler on the day. This silverware marked the end to a long campaign with all its ups and downs for the well deserved squad of hard working talented players. While there were great individual performances throughout the year as highlighted in the match reports there are too many to mention. The players, parents, coaches and fellow club members at Tullylish should feel proud of this year’s Under 8’s performance and the hard work that was put in by the entire squad.
The team squad included Harvey Breen, Alisha Breen, Caoimhin McKiverigan, Ruairí McKiverigan, Liam Burns, Emmet Burns, Owen Corbett, Niall Corbett, Owen Campbell, Louie Hill, Brogan McClumskey, Conor Egan, Patrick Woods, Ordhrán Conlon, Kyle Bradford, Keelan McCrory, Conor Feeney, Ewan Hadden, John Joe Casey, Danny McCabe, Oliver Gracey, Ronan Douglas, Jack Dee and Lorcan Lavery
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The U-8 players are coached by Garry Feeney assisted by ladies player Laurelle Campbell and Adrian Breen. Players are coached in the basic skills and technique of the game
Tullylish U-8 team will commence training in Gilford Leisure Centre on Tuesday 22nd January from 5.45PM to 6.45PM the cost will be £1 per night. All new players are welcome
Gary Feeney 07708508652
Laurelle Campbell 07871614629
Adrian Breen 07745492193