1st Yr Post Primary School Football

Featured Image PPS FootballOn Thur 12th May the 1st year Post Primary School Football blitzs were held in various venues around the county. Following on from the very successful Hurling blitzes the previous week it was great to see so many young players out on the pitch taking part.

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.

Games were 30 mins long and each team got to play 3 games on the day. Well done to all schools for taking part. In Carrigtwohill we had 6 teams representing Midletons CBS, Cobh Community College, Midleton Community College and The North Mon taking part in a blitz held in Carrigtwohill GAA Club grounds.