Our U8’s got their year underway at the first football monster blitz held at Glantane last Saturday morning. We had a great turn out which allowed us to field two teams. Both teams did very well, and gave fine displays of the skills they have been practicing so hard for the last few weeks at Sunday morning training. A special word of thanks to the parents and supporters for travelling in such great numbers and encouragement they gave to the players during the blitz games.

Indoor training is finished for now, so no training this Sunday. Outdoor training will be on Mondays (Hurling) and Thursdays(Football) at 6:30 pm, beginning with hurling this Monday (April 7th). Helmet, shin guards, and gum shield are mandatory for hurling.

Feile Football Team 2014

Mallow Fe13 played out a fiercely competitive game against a strong, physical Ballincollig team last Sunday in Ballincollig. With a very spirited display Mallow led at half time 3-1 to 1-1 but as the game wore on Ballincollig’s greater physicality began to tell and coupled with a few bad wides from Mallow towards the end of the contest, Ballincollig closed it out on a score line of Ballincollig 3-5 Mallow 3-4. A great display from the lads who did themselves proud!
The team were: T Hickey, A Bolster, S O’Flynn, T Woulfe, E Crone, N O’Riordan, M O’Callaghan, S Mc Donnell, F Woods, C Carroll, M Duignan, E Kelleher, M Fitzpatrick, A Cummins, J Delaney, J Madigan, D Sheehan, G O’Donovan, J O’Keeffe

Fixture: Fe16 hurlers are in league action v Sarsfields on Wednesday 9th Apr in Mallow at 7pm.

County Final here we come!! 2013 Fe15 Peil P2 County Final Mallow v Mitchelstown will take place on Saturday April 5th at 6.00pm in Glanworth. Can you tweet your messages of support for the boys to @MalaJuvenileGAA and @rebelogcork, using #MaghEallaAbú please? I hope to see you all there with your hat, flags, scarves and headbands in the Mallow colours.

Feile Peil
Mallow were scheduled to play their Feile na nOg Peil 1/4 final last night against Glanmire in Macroom and we will have a full match report in next week’s notes. (Photo attached of team)

Our Minor P2 Football Championship campaign got underway in Ballincollig on Tues 1st April v Fr. O Neills. Mallow were the victors by two points in a tight competition. Full time score was Mallow 3-09 Fr. O Neills 2-10. This gives our Cork Minors and leaving cert students some breathing room as the next round is scheduled to be played in the summer months. Full report next week.

There’s just over a month to the start of adult championship competitions with both the hurlers and footballers in action in May, which means there’s still time to get your Mallow leisure wear in the Club Shop. It’s open in the Club House on Thursday nights from 6.30-7.30pm.

Cork Feile na nGael is scheduled for Saturday 12th April. A number of new innovations are taking place with this year’s Feile.
1. Division 1 Féile na nGael Counties: Clare, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford will compete in a series of Regional tournaments and which will increase the number of teams having the opportunity to play Féile tournaments.

2 These tournaments will take place throughout the Country and will provide an opportunity for Cross County and Cross Province competition. In total 5 venues will be selected: – 1 in Connacht (Galway), 2 in Leinster (Kilkenny and Portlaoise) and 2 in Munster (Thurles and Waterford).

3.Four teams from Cork’s ‘A’ grade (teams ranked 1, 2, 3, 4) will be invited to Regional Féile competition on Saturday 21st June 2014. The Cork ‘A’ Winners will compete at Thurles along with the 8 other Counties listed at 1 above.

A further 3 teams will be added to make a 12 team tournament.

Possible groups of 3 with winners qualifying for Semi Final. Final to be scheduled for Semple Stadium

4.There may be potential for additional team(s) from the County’s ‘A’ grade to participate in these competitions subject to availability.

5.The winning team from the internal ‘B’ competition in Cork will be invited to participate at National Féile na nGael in Ulster in 2014.

Just a quick note to urge vigilance when parking in GAA grounds. There have been reports of robberies from cars and dressing rooms in other clubs. So we ask our members to be extra cautious. Better safe than sorry!

As always follow @rebelogcork @carrigoon @MalaJuvenileGAA www.mallowgaa.com and find us on facebook.

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