We brought two teams to The South Bord na nOg U-1O Football Blitz played in Munroe recently. Our A Team played three games losing the first 2-05 to 2-04 to eventual winners Ballyporeen. We beat Ballingarry 1-07 to 0-03 in our second outing but lost our last game 2-05 to 2-03 to Ardfinnan which meant we failed to reach the semi- final but we were delighted with the performances especially from the likes of Cathal McGuigan, Sean O' Leary, Cian Sullivan, Derry Phelan, Jack Downey and the impressive Jamie Doyle.
The B team put in some sterling displays. This team was made up of a lot of younger players and our policy is to try and give as many players game time as possible. We defeated Ardfinnan and lost our other three games narrowly but it was so encouraging to see these young players having such a great day out. Mikey Sweetman in goal, Darren Slattery, Olmida Williams, Sean Fitzpatrick, Ralph Farrell and Mikey Carroll caught the eye on the day. A big thanks to Brigid Grogan who done a superb job looking after this squad of players. Players who represented Clonmel Og were, Adam Murphy, Cathal McGuigan, Cian O' Sullivan, Daniels Krastins, Derry Phelan, Jack Downey, Jake Guinan, Kenny Dillon, Sean O' Leary, T.J.Quigley, Fergal De Fhaoite, Jack Houlihan, Jamie Doyle, Shane Curran, Josh Green, Joshua Morrissey, Luke Condon, Michael Carroll, Mickey Sweetman, Ralph Farrell, Aran Bradley, Ben Kearns, Darren Slattery, Sean Fitzpatrick, Jack Ryan, Darius Farrell, Luke Sheehan, Olmida Williams. If these players continue to stay together then I think they are going to have a bright future. We are indebted to the wonderful work of John and Elaine Downey, Brigid Grogan and Dave Charles who prepared and looked after these players so superbly.