Juvenile News



2010 was the last year the U12 County Hurling was played at Championship Level.  Our U12s  reached the Eastern Final this year, and were beaten by our neighbours Dunhill by one point.  They also competed in the U12 City League which this year was run under the Go Games rules, which is based on participation and coaching rather than competition. 


One of the highlights of the year for our U12 Team was being selected to take part in the Croke Park Activity Days for 2010.  21 players and three coaches travelled to Croke Park on 13th July and played three games against other teams from Munster, winning all three games.  Jack Lyons also accompanied the team as club referee.


The U12’s also competed in the Carrigeen Tournament in Nov/Dec 2010.  They won all three games to gain a place in the final against Carrick Swans.  The final was played on Saturday, 18th December and after a great game of hurling from both sides Ballyduff came out winners.  This is the first Ballyduff team to win a final in the Carrigeen Tournament.


In hurling our U13s competed well in Division one of the City League.  Our U14’s and U16’s took part in the County Championship.  The U14’s were beaten in the final of the Carrigeen Tournament by St. Mullins, Carlow.


In Football we were beaten in the Semi Final of the Eastern Championship in both U12, U13 and U14.


Four of our coaches were in involved in Development Squads in 2010.  Calum Lyons was selected on the Sonny Walsh Panel, Jack Lyons was on the U17 Hurling Panel and Kieran Power was on the U17 Football.  Four of the U12s, Dylan Reade, Ross Coffey O’Shea, Jake Power and Colm Dempsey participated in the U12 Development Squad which played games against Tipperary U12 Dev. Squad over the mid term.


At non competition level  U6/7, U8/9, competed in various blitzes indoor and outdoor We entered two teams in the U8 Roanmore Tournament.  One won out their group and the other came second in their group.  The U10’s took part in the Ballyduff Upper Tournament and reached the plate final.


On St. Patrick’s Day the Club participated in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  We held another very successful La na gClub day on the 9th May.  


Our Hurling Academy continued for 4-6 year olds, training both outdoor and indoor.


We hosted another successful Cul Camp this year where 42 players aged 6 to 13 attended coaching in hurling and football. 


3 coaches from the club completed a foundation level coaching course.  12 completed a Basic First Aid Course and 5 completed the Child Protection Module.