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2008 U-14 Hurling Title

Monday 7/4/08
Our U14 hurling team got their league campaign off to a winning start with an easy win over a spirited Brownstown team in Archerstown. On a bitterly cold evening, in what was our first competitive outing of the year we proved too strong for the home team.

Final score: CTG 5-14 Brownstown 1-3

Team: David Pidgeon,Daniel Collins,Leonard Gavin,Conor Lynch,David Keegan,Liam Varley,Niall O'Connor,Eoin Quinn,Alan Clarke,Frankie Deegan, Niall O'Brien,Michael Heeney,Sean Mullarkey,Kieran Glennon,Shane Clavin. Subs used: Michael Dennehy, Shane Ward, Jamie Bolger, Kyle Dever.

Monday 21/4/08
In our 2nd League outing in Castletown-Geo we overcame a determined and well organised Delvin team. We started strongly and aided by a stiff breeze we built up a big lead and ran out comfortable winners. feature of the game was the number of our younger players who made their debuts at this level during the

Final Score: CTG 9-17 Delvin 4-8.

Team:David Pidgeon,Kyle Dever,Leonard Gavin,Conor Lynch,Niall O'Connor,Eoin Quinn,David Keegan,Frankie Deegan,Alan Clarke,Michael Heeney,Niall O'Brien,Jamie Bolger,Shane Clavin,Kieran Glennon,Shane Ward. Subs used: Andrew Corbett, Liam Cassidy, Dan Glennon,Alan Kincaid,Cormac Deegan,Brendan Heeney.

U14 Feile Hurling Semi-Final 26/4/08
Our U14 team reached the Final of the 2008 Feile Competition after a high scoring match against Raharney in CTG on Saturday last. This was a very exciting game with some great scores by both sides and following some stout defending by our back-line in the last 10 minutes we held on to win by 5 points. We now look forward to defending our title against Clonkill in the final.

Final Score: CTG 7-8 Raharney 6-6.

Team: David Pidgeon,Kyle Dever,Leonard Gavin,Conor Lynch,Liam Varley,Eoin Quinn,David Keegan,Niall O'Connor,Alan Clarke,Michael Heeney,Niall O'Brien,Frankie Deegan,Shane Clavin,Kieran Glennon,Michael Dennehy.Subs used:Jamie Bolger Rest of Panel: Cormac Deegan,Brendan Heeney,Shane Ward,Dan
Glennon,Alan Kincaid,Liam Cassidy,Andrew Corbett.

U14 league 2008
We were fixed to play our 3rd and final game of the league series on Monday 5th May last in Collinstown against LLGaels but despite us travelling with a full quota of players on a Bank Holiday week-end the home team failed to muster up the required 15 players and they conceded the game to us. We did give the home side a couple of players and we played a challenge game so as to not completely waste the evening. We ran out easy winners and the high-light of the evening was the introduction of the younger members of our panel and they showed they would not be out of their depth at this level.

U14 Feile Hurling Final 13/5/08
U14 Feile na Gael Final 2008 @ Cusack Park, Mullingar.

Final Score: Castletown-Geo 3-7 Clonkill 3-6.

Following an exciting and very close match on Tuesday evening last we emerged victorious in the final of this year’s feile na gael competition by the slenderest of margins. This was a tough, uncompromising but very exciting game and both teams showed a great deal of skill throughout. We started the game slowly but playing with the aid of a stiff breeze we gradually got into the game and led by 2-4 to 1-5 at the break. We started the 2nd half a lot better and a few positional switches seemed to work well and we led by 3 points with 7nmins to go. However disaster seemed to strike as we conceded 2 goals in the space of a minute to go 3 points in arrears and things were not looking good. However this team showed great character and we scored a point to reduce the deficit to 2 and followed this with a brilliant goal by our team captain Niall O'Brien with 1 minute left on the clock to leave us leading by the slenderest of margins. We defended heroically against some fierce pressure from Clonkill in the last few minutes and held on to successfully defend our title.

Team:David Pidgeon,Michael Heeney,Leonard Gavin,Conor Lynch,Niall O'Connor,Liam
Varley,Frankie Deegan,Eoin Quinn,Alan Clarke,David Keegan,Niall O'Brien,Daniel
Collins,Shane Clavin,Kieran Glennon,Kyle Dever.Subs Used: Sean Mullarkey,Cormac