TEAM MANAGERS: Kevin Boyle, Sinead McKenna and Martin Boyle
Contact: 02867751122 or 00353863192843
The Under 12 team are very much in a period of transition due to small numbers at the top end of this age bracket. Players born in 2004 were invited into the squad to prepare them using better training techniques, game plays and increase their skill levels. All of this will give them a better understanding of competitive games when they are at the top end of this age group in 3 years.
95% of the squad is still underage in 2015 with the 5% of squad loss being female. 60% of the squad will be playing in 2016, which will make us stronger and more competitive than in 2014. During 2014 the team trained very well with large turnouts at the twice weekly sessions. They competed in Division 5 of the Go Games league format and competed very well despite being understrength against most teams. The average age of our team was just over 10, where others were 11 ½
The girls in our squad are very much to the front in terms of skill, commitment and a willingness to achieve. Without them in 2014 we would not have been able to compete at the level we did. They were able to play in the main positions on the team – midfield being a particular stronghold for the team. They certainly showed the boys up at times!
Those players born in 2005 will also be invited into the new squad to bring them on further and prepare them for competitive games in the future. We wish them all well in 2015.