On Wednesday 27th April in various pitches around the county, our Cork GDA’s held this years Post Primary School Hurling 1st year blitzs. These blitzs were organised to give players in Post Primary Schools a chance to get out and play for the school and teams were primarily made up of players who would not be included in the starting 15s for the school. It was giving pupils in the school, who wanted to play hurling, a chance to show off their skills and take part, representing their school against other schools. It was great to see so many Schools taking part. The rules were simple and basic, play hurling have fun and enjoy the day.
Games were played in a blitz fashion with 3 pitches to each field, playing from sideline to sideline and from the end line to the 45 metre line, the second pitch was between the two 45.s in the middle of the field and the third pitch was from 45 to the other end line. Pitches were approx 90 metres x 45 metres with poles as goals. The scoring system was easy to keep track off, goals only and the line up consisted of 1 goalkeeper 3 backs 2 midfield and 3 forwards making for a fast moving game. To further help Transition Year students were invited along to help referee these games and most of these students had completed as part of the Transition Year Foundation Coaching Course a module on referees. It was great to see the Senior Infant students in Carrigtwohill BNS all come out to show their support and watch some games in progress, the future looks bright going by the interest shown by these young hurlers.
Games were 30 mins long and each team got to play 3 games on the day. Well done to all schools for taking part and our next big outing is on May 12th when we will run our 1st year Football blitz based on the same lines as the Hurling Blitzs. If schools are interested in taking part please contact your local GDA (information available on the website here at GDA Info).
Some Photos Post Primary School Hurling Blitzs.