Party time as U8s bring great year to a close

posted 9 Nov 2013, 13:32 by Skerries Harps

What a morning to finish the season on! Cloudless sky and a crisp breeze - absolutely perfect.

Today saw Parnells come out to Skerries. We had 30 players tog out and they arrived with 21 or so. As such, we had to get a couple of (not particularly willing) volunteers to play with Parnells to make up the numbers.

The lads were in great form. The year has seen them progress and strengthen their skills. To be honest about it they were streets ahead of Parnells (who were down quite a few players through illness). There was some good tough battles in the middle of the pitch, but we came out the stronger in most of them and racked up quite a few scores.

The kids were all very engaged and really seemed to enjoy their morning.

Of course, they were also looking forward to the end of season party! Thanks to the parents who brought treats down for the kids and to Podger for allowing us ransack (then clean up!) the clubhouse for an hour! It was nice to get them all in and thank them for their contribution over the year.

We may have a few friendlies over the coming weeks. We will send out the usual communications if anything transpires. But for now that is it with training until January.

We will be in contact with all regarding registration for U9s and for the Gormanston Hurling tournament in early January. Keep an eye in here for details!

Many thanks to the parents who have travelled, transported, carried goals, offered advice and supported over the year. Your commitment really encourages the kids development. 

When we started out this time last year it was almost down to necessity. After working with the lads for the year and seeing their enthusiasm and improving skill levels week on week we can say, hands on heart, that Saturday mornings have turned into one of the major highlights of our week. 

So finally a HUGE thanks to the kids themselves. they have been brilliant all year. If we can keep them progressing and learning, we will have a hugely bright future in Skerries Harps.

Under 8 boys - a year in pictures