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The club recently had a great trip out to our National GAA stadium, Croke Park. Our U12 team were invited to play a football blitz in Croker on Wednesday, 3rd April.
We left Killavullen at 7am with a full bus of players and loyal supporters. We arrived at the stadium at 10.30 after a long anxious journey.
Our players soon began to prepare themselves for the games ahead and the excitement of playing in Croke Park was beginning to set in. We played three fantastic game against teams from Tipperary, Waterford and Limerick. Our players showed great skill and determination during each match and came out victors at the end of the day. Each player on the team got a chance to play on the mighty pitch. It is such an achievement for these young players between the ages of 9 and 12 to play in Croke Park, and I am sure that it is a memory that will stay with them for many years to come.
After the excitement of the games we headed into the Croke Park Museum where we learned of the history of GAA and saw the magnificent trophies. We also got the chance to try out some of our skills in the skills area, some of our players were amazed at the results as they were able to learn the speed and the power that the ball travelled. We
were then taken on a tour around the stadium and we saw the pitch from all the stands. I’m sure that the entire tour was enjoyed by all.
Finally the day began to draw to a close as we returned to the bus for the journey home. But the day was not over yet as we stopped for a quick bite to eat on the way home. We arrived back home in Killavullen at 6 o’clock after a terrific day. We would like to say a big thank you to Tim O'Neil who put a great amount of work into organising this
trip. Also to John Hannon who was hidden behind the camera lens, and took some magnificent shots of the players through out the games. And finally to all our supporters who made the long trip up to give encouragement to all of our players.
We would like to remind everyone that outdoor training has recommenced again on Saturday mornings. The club would like to issue a big thank you to Mallow GAA Complex for the use of their facilities on Wednesday night over the last few weeks.
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