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News: Monday, 18th February 2019 - HURLING this week
*** U12 Hurling Grading Match fixtures: "A" and "C" teams are away this Saturday; "B"team at home. See Teamer invitation details.
*** SNAP-HAPPY!! Trevor was busy with his camera one Saturday at St. David's recently, and has put together a fantastic photo-montage of the lads in action in some hurling challenge matches v Ballinteer St. John's, which you can see at this link:
*** Upcoming training & match fixtures:
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*** TRAINING TIMES and LOCATIONS (2019): Training is at 6:30pm-7:30pm each Tuesday and Thursday at the redeveloped Clubhouse Astro-pitch, our winter training location. Please note and draw your child's attention to the rules for use of the all-weather facility, in particular, the rules on appropriate footwear. Astro-turf boots and clean boots with molded plastic / rubber studs are acceptable. Steel-stud boots and "blades" (molded plastic studs with a straight edges) are not permitted. Note also that children are not permitted to enter the storage areas behind the new hurling wall. Notifications will not generally be sent for training sessions. Check the team webpage regularly to confirm and see updates re training and matches.
*** Teamer Notifications - Teamer remains the primary means to notify players of our Saturday matches. However, since April 2018, the Teamer service no longer supports free text(SMS) notifications for events. To ensure that you continue to receive notifications for matches and other events, please select email or Teamer app notifications as your preferred mode of notification in Teamer. Teamer Responses are required by WEDNESDAY evening for inclusion in a Saturday team. Please Respond, whether available or not!
*** TEAM SELECTION : With the move to three teams, we will generally have a squad of 13 to 16 players for each match fixture. Mentors will consider the following factors when picking teams each week: Attendance (including punctuality and timely response to Teamers), Attitude (Showing Respect, paying attention, staying focused, not distracting other players) and Ability. Improving fitness and avoiding injury through warm-ups / exercise and a healthy diet are also areas on which we will focus this term.
** "GO Leagues" matches are on Saturday mornings. Venue for U12 Boys Home matches (in 2019) is usually the all-weather Astro Pitch at Alfie Byrne Road (also referred to as the "DCC" pitch) but may also be played on grass pitches in St. Anne's Park. NOTE that teams are no longer co-located with our other U12 teams' for matches. Meeting time will be posted on the team webpage and notified by Teamer. The schedule & locations for home/away matches will usually be posted on the team webpage by Tuesday for the coming weekend. Make sure to check the webpage on Friday night / Saturday morning in case of any late updates/changes.
* Gumshield mandatory for Football training and matches (recommended also for Hurling). Hurling: Hurl and Helmet also required. Shin-pads should also be worn.
* Training Groups: Boys are now organised in Colour Groups for training. Each boy takes a bib for his colour group at the start of the session.
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