NAOMH Olaf’s Under-14 hurlers had a fantastic weekend in Tyrone to back up their superb run in the Dublin, when they won the Division 4 Feile title, ending up as runners-up in the competition.
As a result, they progressed to the national Feile competition which was hosted by Killyclogher GAA Club, Omagh.
The club’s panel of 24 players and a large group of supporters arrived to a great welcome by the hosts and duly won two of their scheduled matches on Friday evening. In glorious sunshine on Saturday, they also won the next three group matches, two of which were played in Killyclogher and one in Healy Park, the Tyrone County stadium.
This meant that they were now through to the semi-final on Sunday. The matches on Sunday were all played in Garvahey, the location of the Tyrone GAA Centre of Excellence.
Following a great semi-final win, it wasn’t to be in the final, and to great disappointment, the Olaf’s lads were beaten by only one point by Annaghdown of Galway.
Every single player gave 100% throughout all the matches and played in such a sporting manner over the three days.
Elsewhere, the club’s Eoin Foley had a great game with the Dublin minor hurlers on Saturday in the Leinster semi-final against Westmeath in Mullingar.
Foley lined out at number five on the team and held steady throughout. The team now progress to the Leinster final against Kilkenny on Sunday, July 5 at 2pm in Croke Park.
Foley was subsequently in action again on Sunday morning with the Naomh Olaf minor hurlers, who beat Ballyboden St Enda’s by one point in a league match at home.
Rory Gallagher and Sean McDaid led the way, along with Cian McDaid and Evan Cahill who contributed heavily to the win in Division 3. They next play on July 1 against St Sylvester’s.