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Monster blitzes are in full swing in West Cork

April 30th, 2015 1:57 PM

By Southern Star Team

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The Tadhg MacCarthaigh U10 team that took part in last weekend's football blitz in Skibbereen.

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Carbery-Beara GAA development news by James McCarthy.

THE monster blitzes are now in full flow with over 350 players at the U10 football blitzes in Skibbereen and Clonakilty last Saturday.

The skill that was tested at half time in the second game was the hook kick, with very high level of kicking on view. These players will be retested at the next blitz so coaches have a month to practice this skill.

A big thanks to all the new young referees who were there for the first time, with up to 20 new referees at the two venues. These young refs have done their foundation coaching course in their respective post-primary schools over the past few months. The next blitz is U8 football on Saturday, May 23rd, and clubs can book in online at [email protected].

There will be a Super 10 hurling blitz for U15s in Bandon on Saturday, May 9th. This is for teams of ten with two subs and you get three games of 15 minutes a side. Clubs can enter with their local GDA.

If clubs are interested there is a football U15 blitz in Coachford, Nemo and Mallow. All clubs have been contacted with details.

Over the past two weeks there have been primary school hurling blitzes in Clonakilty and Skibbereen for first to fourth classes. Clubs are asked to run club/school blitzes for the primary schools in their parish over the coming month.

All of the Cork development squads in both football and hurling will be announced on May 4th for their respective summer tournaments.

The U13 West Cork Hotel sponsored Carbery Academy will be back in action very soon with dates in next week’s Star.

If you want more information on any coaching matters you can contact James McCarthy GDA by phone (087-7799531) or email [email protected].

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