On Tuesday 13th September Midleton CBS Post Primary school held this years 6th class football
tournament which was open to primary schools in the East Cork area. On the day the 4th year students of Midleton CBS acted as referees, umpires and linesmen under the watchful eyes of teachers Peter Dowling and Shane Martin and it was great to see so many young footballers availing of this excellent opportunity to play football for their school.
It was great to see the facilities being utilised on the day with the large sports hall being used
as a dressing room/meeting point/rest area for all the schools that took part. Outside on the newly
refurbished pitch, which was in great order, two pitches were lined out side by side to allow 4 teams
play at any given time.
It was great to see pupils from Carrigtwohill, Saleen, Gael Scoil Midleton, Kilcredan, Aghada and
Dungourney National Schools taking part. The blitz was run as seven aside games with each game lasting 15 minutes each team got 4 games before the Shield and Cup Finals. The winners of the Shield and Cup received medals on the day and each team were treated to snacks & refreshments which were handed out at the end of the blitz to all players. All in all it was great to see the young players on the pitch. Midleton CBS are planning another blitz on Tuesday 20th and this time its for the hurlers from 6th class schools who will be taking to the fields.
Well done to all the schools who took part in this successful event and to Midleton CBS Principal Pat Hurley and all his staff for organising this tournament now in its 3rd year we say a big thank you. It looks set to be an annual event that primary schools can look forward to, in the mean time we look forward to next week Tue 2oth for the Hurling tournament.