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Ulster Hurling Development Squads

June 3rd, 2011

The 2nd Ulster Hurling Development Squad Blitz took place in Owenbeg centre of Excellence, Dungiven on Saturday 7th May from 11am – 2pm.

7 Counties took part with the Down Development Squad entering 2 balanced teams.

Each team played 4 Games on the Day, 3 Group Games and then a final game against 1 team from the other group.

Thanks to County Derry for the use of their pitches and also thanks to Referees Alan Richardson & Michael McGlinchey (Tyrone) and James McQuillan (Derry) for officiating on the day.

Below are the final tables from the day:

Group 1 Group 2
Team Won Lost Team Won Lost
Antrim 3 0 Derry 3 0
Down 2 2 1 Down 1 2 1
Tyrone 1 2 Donegal 1 2
Armagh 0 3 Fermanagh 0 3

This blitz was also used to select players for the Ulster GAA U16 Elite Camp which will take place from Monday 4th – Wednesday 6th July in UUJ, Belfast and also the Squad for the Inter-provincial Game against Connacht later in the year.

During the games the selectors were looking for a high level of skill (striking, Catching & Tackling), along with Great Game Sense and a Good Attitude.

The best 60 Players on show were given an application form for the camp, from which the top 40 players, who have their application form completed before the 20th May will be selected for the camp.

Below are the Dates of All Hurling Development Squad Blitz’s:

Date Age Group Venue Teams Attended/ing
Sat 16th April U17 Woodlands, Antrim Antrim, Monaghan, Fermanagh, Donegal
Sat 7th May U16 Owenbeg, Derry (Elite Camp Selection) Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Donegal, Down x2, Fermanagh, Tyrone.
Sat 21st May U15 Tyrone or Armagh (at least 2 Pitches Required) TBC
Sat 30th July U16 Woodlands, Antrim Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Donegal
U16 Cloghan, Annyalla, Monaghan Monaghan, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Cavan
Sat 6th August U14 Owenbeg, Derry Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Donegal
U14 Lissan, Fermanagh Monaghan, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Cavan
Sat 27thAugust U14 National Blitz TBC
U16 National Blitz TBC

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