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3rd August - Mayo Gaels hold very successful U12 Blitz & Puc/Cic Fada Competition…

posted 20 Aug 2013, 07:18 by Mayo Gaels

Mayo Gaels held a very successful U12 Blitz in Abbey Park on Saturday the 3rd of August. Teams involved were Mayo Gaels, Ballintubber, Tuam Stars (Galway) and St. Brigid’s (Roscommon).

In a very competitive series of games an impressive St. Brigid’s defeated Mayo Gaels in the Blitz final while Tuam Stars eventually overcame Ballintubber to claim the U12 Shield.

After the Blitz all U12 players participated in a well contested and enjoyable Puc/Cic fada competition (sponsored by Mayo County Council).

Photos from the Puc/Cic fada can be seen here. 

Following on from their impressive win in the Blitz final, St Brigid’s players secured the top two positions in the Cic-Fada competition with Dara Muray and Shane Cunnane claiming first and second place respectively. Sean Keane of Mayo Gaels followed in third place.

The Hurling skills of the Mayo lads came to the fore in the Puc fada with Luke Gallagher of Mayo Gaels coming first with a great puc over long distance. Nathan McGurrin (Mayo Gaels) finished second with Liam Egan of St. Brigid’s clinching third place.

The winning players were delighted with their prizes and the club thanks John Gallagher and Alan Prendergast for organising what turned out to be a very enjoyable Puc/Cic fada event.


All competitors, managers and parents were treated to refreshments in the clubhouse where Mayo Gaels Bord Na nOg Chairman Paul Murtagh asked Carmel Prendergast to present the Noel Niland Memorial Cup to the St. Brigid’s captain Shane Cunnane. Medals were presented to all participating players and also to match referees Gerry Lohan and Michael Vahey.

Mayo Gaels wishes to thank the teams, management and parents for their attendance on the day and Club particularly thank James Fallon, Alan Prendergast & Paul Murtagh for organising what turned out to be a great day of Gaelic Game activities.