Young hurlers in the county were on show last weekend on Saturday and Sunday in Clarecastle and St Flannans where under 12 and under 13 regional squads played their final round of games in a blitz format. Over the past weeks the 6 under 12 squads and 4 under 13 squads have had a series of coaching and games sessions with some of the top coaches in the county. Last weekend we had two marvelous occasions with each club in the county represented by some of their most talented and skillful under 12 and 13 hurlers.
The squads were broken down as follows
Under 12 Squads
Corbett, Stephen Cullen, Padraic Campbell, Kieran Galvin, Cian Moriarty, Kevin
Madden, David Fitzgerald
Coaches Brendan Ryan Broadford, Patrick Stritch Clonlara, Mark McInerney Smith O’Briens
Cratloe Ciaran O Connor, Evan Gaule, Billy Connors, Killian Arthur, Emmet Costigan, Michael Danaher, Aaron Costigan, Jack Mc Inerney, Gordon O Neill, Conor Hallissey
Sixmilebridge Ronan Tuohy, Cian McInerney, Patrick Mulready, Charlie Carmody, Jack O Grady, Oisin Fitzpatrick, Cian Hogan.
O Callaghans Mills Tom Lynch, Michael Cotter, Killian Nugent,. Ben McLaughlin, John O’Donnell
Parteen Eoin Phelan, Cillian Nestor, Philip Bridgeman, Evan Higgins, Darragh Gibbons
Coaches Tom Costigan Cratloe, Alan Small Parteen, Stephen Flanagan Parteen, Adrian Hogan Sixmilebridge
Wolfe Tones Sean Costelloe, Dean Devanney, Ian Downes, Bryan Conway, Jamie Divilley, Brian O Connor
Doora Barefield Jack Hannon, Tom Hannon, Darragh Duggan, Maurice Nugent, Graeme Glynn, Peter Collins
An Boithrin Tadgh Connellan, Danny O’Halloran
Corofin Damien O’Loughlin, Cillian Clancy, Conor O Loughlin, Keelan Cox, Cathal Corbett
Ruan Mark Corry, Nathan Bluett
Coaches Kevin Moynihan Eire Og, Adrian Beakey Corofin, Mark Regan Wolfe Tones
Clarecastle Jack Hayes, Jack Murphy, Stephen Barry, Adam Cassidy, Aidan Starr, Mark McCabe, Stephen Kelleher, Mark McAulliffe, Kevin Hartigan, Cian Donnelly
Newmarket James Mc Mahon, Patrick Duggan, Kieran O Connor, Alex Blake, Jeff McGowan
Naomh Fhlannain/Dal gCais Brian Devitt, Jack Fleming.
Ballyea Conor Lynch, Sean Meaney
Ennistymon Dara McInerney, Derek McInerney
Coaches Mike Organ Ennistymon, Kevin Brennan Eire Og, Shane O Brien Newmarket, Pat Barry Clarecastle
Kilmaley Tommy Barry, Sean Kennedy, Eanna McMahon, Aidan Kennedy, Sean O Loughlin, Aidan Griffey
Inagh Kilnamona Thomas Hehir, Eoin Leyden, Padraig Keane, Joseph Marrinan
Na Fianna Killian O Daly, Darren Meehan, Colin Shannon
St Breckans Joseph McGann, Cathal Guerin, Crebhan Hughes, Diorraing McNamara, Rowan Danaher.
Coaches Damien Shaughnessy Inagh Kilnamona, Mark O’Donnell Eire Og, Tom Meehan Na Fianna
Tulla Thorgal Ligtvoet, Patrick O Mahony, Sean McNamara
Feakle Killanena Cathal Noonan, Tobias O’Meara, Fionn McGuinness, Dara McNamara, Shane Broderick, Aaron Moloney.
Clooney Quin Colin Lynch, Conor O’Brien, Eimhin Dunne, Tadgh Shanahan.
Scariff Shane Corry, Conor Maloney, Tomas McNamara, Daniel Treacy.
Whitegate Eoghan Quinn, Paul Burke, Jonah Gaine, Conor Absel, Thomas Hogan.
Coaches John Maloney Scariff, Colm Madden Bodyke, Cillian Duggan Clooney Quin.
Under 13 Squads
Feakle Austin Mc Mahon, Martin Daly, Enda Noonan, Steven Conway, Cathal Linnane
Killanena Sean Glynn, Jason Keehan, Seamus
Keane, Micheal Smyth
O'Callaghan Mills Sean Cotter,Jamie Keane, James O'Halloran
Ogonnolloe Fergal Collins, Ger Mc Namara, Evan Ryan, Benjamin Kicker
Whitegate Thomas Quirke, Darren Doyle, Joe Sugrue, Patrick Durack, Eoin Patterson
Conlon, Brian Fahy
Coaches Val Donnellan Feakle, Declan Hynes Whitegate, Adrew Fahey Whitegate
Broadford Matthew Troy, Michael Hogan, Darren Chaplin, Diarmuid O’Brien, Sean Phelan, Cathal O Connell
Clonlara Finbarr Egan, Killian Maloney, Paraic O'Loughlin, David McCarthy
Cratloe Caimin Deegan, Darragh Cunningham, Pairic Earls, Mark Coleman, James Brennan
Smith O’Briens Cathal Stritch, Mike O'Shea, Declan Power, Seamus Monahan
Wolfe Tones Cian Pettigrew, Aaron Rudd, Kevin Justice, Aaron Shanagher, Jack Cunningham, Michael Hayes, Darragh McMahon
Meelick Shane Dillon
Parteen Jack O'Donnell, Nathan Fox, Adam Moloney Jack Ryan, Peadar McCarthy, James Burke
Newmarket Colin Guilfoyle, Jordon Collins, Liam O'Connor, Jack O Connor, Eoin Fitzgerald, David McNamara
Coaches Pat Williams Wolfe Tones, Arthur Stritch Smith O’Briens, Matt O Connor Wolfe Tones
St Breckans James Howard, Thomas Griffin
Ennistymon Adam Ralph, Sean Garrihy, Liam Devitt & Padraig Malone
Corofin Michael Southby, Darren Ruane, Stephen Burke, Cian O’Reilly
Ruan Tim O’Connor, Michael Lyons
Kilmaley Cathal Hehir, David Lynch, Colin Grogan, Joe Carmody
Inagh Kilnamona Jason McCarthy, Stephen Foudy, Camain Clancy , Austin Kerin
Crusheen-Tubber Ronan Monahan, Cillian Mullins, Colm McNamara
Coaches Flan Lyons Ruan, Cian Dillon Crusheen
Ballyea Killian Brennan, Ronan Barry, Roy Griffen, Malachy Lynch, Pierce Lillis
Clooney Quin Michael Culligan, Douglas Reddan, Paul Reynolds, David Sheedy, Luke McCarthy,
Eire Og Conor O'Halloran, Tom Minogue, David McNamara, Conor O Dwyer, Colm Devane, Eanna O Connor.
Doora Barefield Colm Fitzgerald, Ben Baker, Pat Hennessy, Fergal Coughlan
Clarecastle Evan Wiley, Rory Crimmins, Paul Dolan, Darren Crowe, Darragh Cremins, Kevin Mulcaire, Darren Crowe, Jake Kearney
Coaches Conor Plunkett Clarecastle, Gerry Murphy Ballyea
The main focus of the regional squad series this year was high catching where players were rewarded for catching high balls. The quality of the catching was excellent at times. Two of Clare best exponents of the high catch in recent times John Conlon and Sean McMahon were invited to talk to the players. John spoke to the under 12’s of his experience going through development squads and about the really hard individual work players need to do in order to make it to the highest level while Sean Mc Mahon informed the players and parents about the new development squad structure that gives them every chance to play hurling at a higher level. He complimented the excellent coaching the players got and also reiterated the point about players working hard on their own game on a daily basis.
Clare GAA coaching and games are very grateful to all the coaches, players, parents and clubs for their assistance and especially Clarecastle GAA, Sixmilebridge GAA, St Josephs GAA and St Flannans for the use of their facilities in the blitzes.
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