On behalf of the U10 Blitz Committee we would like to thank you for all your support to make this event happen.
We had close to 1000 people on the day – we had 32 teams from 24 clubs and 14 counties. From the 4 finals we had a winner from each province:-
- Cup Winner: Kilmacud Crokes – Dublin Runners-Up: Celbridge GAA - Kildare
- Shield Winner: Kilmurry Ibrickane – Co Clare Runners-Up: Moyle Rovers - Tipperary
- Trophy Winner: Tir Na nOg – Armagh Runners-Up: Celbridge GAA - Kildare
- Plate Winner: Barna – Galway Runners-Up: Clann na nGael - Roscommon
The day was a great success and we believe it really put the event on the map after building on the success of last year. The feedback from the visiting teams has been extremely positive and they are very impressed with the club in terms of organisation, facilities and hospitality!!
We would like to thank the Executive for all their support. Mick O’Reilly for supporting us from that early meeting in Feb. Hugh for helping us through all the relevant paperwork and support areas we needed help on.
Noel Shaw – I’m sure we drove you mad asking for the club to be opened up at irregular hours but thank you for doing so and putting on a great night on Saturday.
Claire and Eileen for the BBQ on Sat – much appreciated and from the size of the queues it was appreciated by everyone on the day.
Andrew and the team for arranging car parking.
U11 Coaches and parents for helping us prepare for the day – we built in your success from last year.
U9 Coaches – Mick Murray and the lads – thanks for the help and best of luck next year J.
All those that helped out on Fri night with set-up – particular mention to Tommy Stack, Noel Dunne and Ronan Lynch.
Paul Browne for all the bread!
Declan from Creative signs for all the wonderful signs and scoreboard – they looked great.
Shay Cummins for co-ordinating all the referees. Ian for your support with the ref vouchers.
Paul Earley, Ollie Lyons, Mick O’Grady, Fergal Conway, Hugh McGrillen & Declan Kerrigan for handing out the prizes.
KFM – Clem your team did you proud – the guys really added to the occasion. Thanks to Mary McClean and Eddie Howley for helping with KFM on the day.
Brendan Holmes and Ciaran Geeney for taking all the photos – super stuff and they look great!!
All those that provided sponsorship – Ciaran Lavelle, Shane Quinn, Tescos & Topaz, North City Oil – much appreciated!
To all the parents who helped out with the food and preparation – they fed close to 900 people on the day!!
All the people who were coaches, umpires, pitch-co-ordinators, refs , score board support and general run arounds on the day – thanks again!!
Lastly to all the Celbridge GAA U10s boys – you all played fantastically well on the day – coaches, parents and the Club are very proud of you.
Gerry, Barry, Mick, Des and Fion.