It all started back in the bitter cold of January up at the astro turf 5-a-side pitches, training in the rain, frost and snow. The squad shook off the Christmas turkey and began preparing for their Feile and U-14 hurling season.
This year’s team was a good mix of U-14 and U-13 lads. Some had played together in last year’s U-13 Autumn league so they weren’t strangers to each other. A lot of hard work was put in by players and coaches, training every Wednesday and Sunday for the next few months. We had an excellent challenge match against Na Fianna from Dublin which we won and then carried on to Croke Park to watch Dublin beat Limerick in the National Hurling League and then Dublin defeat Derry in perhaps one of the worst games of football ever to grace the stadium. It was a great day out and really bonded the team.