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Provincial U10 Hurling Blitz

May 5th, 2009

provincial-u10-hurling-blitz.jpgThe Indoor Hurling Season came to a dramatic close last weekend with the ‘GAA 125′ Provincial U10 Indoor Hurling Blitz in Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt.  105 teams representing 50 Clubs participated in ‘FUN’ Centred Blitz.

The Blitz was the 7th and 8th Indoor Regional Blitzes ran by the Ulster Council GAA this year and complemented the all-ready successful Indoor league run by North Antrim Hurling Board, the blitzes held by Donegal, Derry and Antrim County Boards.

It was a great occasion with the new Ulster hurling Indoor rules being implemented with ease.

790 Players participated in the Blitz with 54 teams playing on 9 Indoor Pitches from 11:30am – 1:00pm and another 54 teams playing from 1:30pm – 3:00pm.

There were a total of 270 games played in 3½hrs with all teams showing great team work and skill.

Feedback from the clubs was very positive with a number of the clubs expressing interest in attending similar blitzes with the rules very simple and easy to follow for both the players and referees.

“Just a wee note of thanks for fantastic blitz yesterday. Well organised and in a great venue. Well done to everyone involved.  Many Thanks.”
Francis Fullerton, An Ceide Lamh Dhearg

“Just a short note to congratulate you on the magnificent tournament in Magherafelt yesterday.  A lot of work in preparing and delivering the event was undertaken and all teams, and indeed staff involved thoroughly enjoyed the day.  With 105 teams participating in a hurling event is a first for Ulster GAA and augers well for the future.”
Jimmy Darragh, Ulster Hurling Development Manager

“Great Day, First Class.  Boys had a great time.”
Ronan McWilliams, Cúchulainn’s, Armagh.

“Cheers, Very Good events, cubs enjoyed it, thanks.”
Conor Murray, St Colm’s, Ballinascreen.

“A word of thanks from St Patrick’s GAC, Portaferry, a well run event which the kids really enjoyed.”
Gerard McGrattan, Juvenile Secretary, St. Patricks GAC, Portaferry.

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