On Saturday 14th Oct over 167 teams took to the all weather pitch in the newly opened Pairc Ui Chaoimh to take part in the end of year U8 Football Blitz Finals. On the day Cork Senior players Tomas Clancy, Aidan Walsh and Mark Collins were on hand to meet the teams and take photos with the teams, a big thanks must go to the lads who went around and spoke with every team there on the day..
A special word of thanks must go to our GDA’s who organised this massive event with Colm Crowley arranging all the fixtures, ably assisted by GDA’s Paudie O’Brien, Shane Supple, Noel Crowley and Games Manager Kevin O’Callaghan under the watchful eye of Cork Coaching Officer Kevin O’Donovan, everything ran smoothly.
With almost 1.400 players, 80 young referees, and coaches and mentors on the field from 9.30am to 4.30pm it was a long fun filled day, add in all the parents and supporters Pairc Ui Chaoimh was a busy place today for our U8 footballers.
The clubs listed below all took part, with each club attending bringing one, two or three teams. Overall it was a great day for the young players and gave them a chance to play in Pairc Ui Chaoimh and meet their football heros from the Cork Senior squad.
Brian Dillons, Ballinora, Aghabullogue, Bandon, Canovee, Ballinhassig, Carrigtwohill, Ballincollig, Bride Rovers, Aghada, Bantry Blues, Carrigaline, Clondrohid, Croke Rovers, Cobh, Duarigle Gaels, Aghinagh, Bishopstown, Castletownroche, Crosshaven, Delaneys ,Glanworth, Kiltha og, Ballygarvan, Blarney, Courcey Rovers, Glanmire, Eire og, Granard Gaels,
Mayfield, Buttevant, Boherbue, Diarmuid O’Mathunas, Glenville, Erins Own, Passage West, Grenagh, Clyda Rovers, Knocknagree, Inniscarra, Kilworth, Kilmurry, Shanballymore, Kanturk, Kilbrittain, Naomh Aban, Kilmeen, Milford, Mhuintir Bhaire, St Finbarrs, Castlehaven, Macroom, Sam Maguires, Kilshannig, Mitchelstown, St Michaels
St Nicks, Lisgoold, Midleton, Shamrocks, Valley Rovers, St James, St Peters, Lee Gaels, Nemo Rangers, St Catherines, Sliabh Rua, Whitechurch, Newmarket, Whites Cross St Vincents and Youghal.
Teams from the football blitz
Photos from the football blitz