Hurling News March 9th
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 00:00

William Sweeney Memorial U15 Hurling Championship.
Our hurling year got underway as the quarter finals of the William Sweeney Memorial U15 hurling Championship were held last Sunday. Where Ballyheigue met St Brendan's and the Brendans advance to next week semi finals with 8 points to spare on a score line of Ballyheigue 1-5 St Brendans 2-10. Causeway had a comprehensive win over Abbeydorney, on a score line of 6-18 to 0-02 and Dr Crokes lost to Lixnaw on a score line of Dr Crokes 2-04 Lixnaw 6-10.


William Sweeney Memorial U15 Hurling Championship S/finals.

Saturday March 13th

Causeway v Kenmare Kilgarvan (in Spa Killarney at 4pm).
Sunday March 14th
St Brendans v Lixnaw in Ballyheigue @ 12 noon.
Congratulations to the Causeway Comprehensive School on achieving All Ireland honours yesterday in the vocational U16 and a half hurling final win against Loughrea of Galway on a score line of Causeway 2-21 Loughrea 1-11. A marvellous feat having defeated Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Kilkenny teams before yesterday's final and achieving back to back All Ireland hurling titles for the county.

Best wishes to Causeway Comprehensive School as they hope to collect their 2nd trophy this week as they meet Dromcollogher of Limerick in the Munster Senior Vocational Hurling final on in Abbeyfeale next Sat at 1pm.

Tralee Hurling Initiative.
The Tralee Hurling Initiative got under way on Friday evening last, with Churchill, Firies and Na Gaeil participating. There has been huge efforts made to promote the game of hurling in Tralee in the last number of years and we are asking more parents, players and coaches to get involved.  Anybody interested in playing the game are invited to attend. Equipment will be provided on the night and a lot of work has been done in the last few months with new hurling coaches coming forward and recently completing the Foundation Course. 
We are again urging all clubs in Tralee to support the Tralee Hurling Initiative for the U8's up to U11's, Every Friday night from 7pm to 8pm in the Tralee IT GAA Pitch, North Campus. For all queries please contact: John Griffin, the South Kerry Hurling Administrator on 087-6230605

Coach Education Hurling Workshop
Next Monday night 15th March in Dr.Crokes there is a Coach Educaton Workshop for all Coaches. 2 of Cork GAAs top coaches will be carrying out the workshop. It will begin @ 7pm sharp and finish around 9pm. I'd urge all clubs to send their coaches.

Primary School Teachers Hurling Fundamentals Workshop
Paudie Butler the National Director of Hurling will be carrying out a workshop on the 'Fundamentals of Hurling' on Thursday 18th March in the Aura Sports & Leisure Centre Killarney, from 4 - 5.30pm