It has to be a special moment in the career of any player when they walk out on their county grounds for the first time to play in a cup final. The best kept grounds the county has to offer, soft under foot, the perfect bounce & the cheers from the stands...
Well, that is exactly what happened to this U11 side playing up to the U12 Div3 Hurling cup final.
Result: Celbridge 3-10 Eire Og 3-10 (after extra time)
Match: U12 hurling Division 3 final - Kildare North Board
Venue: St. Conleths Park, Newbridge
Date: 11th June 2016
Celbridge U11s reached the final of the U12 Division 3 league. They came up against a strong Eire Og team.
After being well behind at half time, the team found their way to force a draw after full time. Extra time ensued and teams were still level afterward.
A replay is currently being scheduled.
Back L-R: Sam Brady, Izac Scallan, Matthew, Gallagher, Cormac
O'Sullivan, Cian deGriek, Killian Browne (captain), Aaron Perry, Jamie Leahy
Front L-R: Jake Whelan, Cian Byrne, Ben Howley, Andrew McNiffe,
Cian Kelly, Brian McBride, Shane Dillon, Connor Liscombe
Missing: Darragh Kennedy, Fionan O'Dualing
Liam McNiffe and Derek Collins
U11 Hurling Mentors