Day two of the Táin League in the Connaught GAA headquarters saw Ballyvary U11 play with their usual commitment and heart.
The first match of the day was against Galway’s Skehanna Hurling Club. Ballyvary played with great strength, winning a lot of possession at midfield. The highly skilled Skehanna tested Ballyvary in every part of the field, and Ballyvary played with great courage and resolve.
A ten minute break between matches gave Ballyvary the chance to compose themselves after a gruelling match. Coaches Padraig Kelly and Mark O’Donnell were heartened by the team’s improvement over the matches in the Táin league and encouraged the players to continue to play their best and a breakthrough would come.
The team’s breakthrough came in their second match against Ballina Stephenites. In a fantastic display of hurling, Ballyvary’s confidence and skill soared with every puck to allow them to create and take some fantastic goal scoring opportunities.
Ballyvary’s U11 team: Shane Cawley, Adam Jennings, Joe O’Donnell, Ciarán McDonnell, Oisín Kelly, Noah Costello, Cormac Cronin, Thomas Lynch, Mark Jennings, Jack Morley, Ethan Morley, Liam Browne.
A huge thanks to Padraig and Mark and the rest of the coaching team who prepared so well for the day. A big thanks to the wonderful sideline support too.
No scores were recorded on the day by request by games officials.