Super 11’s Hurling is coming to Aghada
Mark the date in your diary – 19th of May 2018, the birth of the East Cork Super 11’s U21 hurling tournament. The brainchild of our U21 hurling manager Trevor O’Keeffe, 8 of East Cork’s best U21 hurling teams have been invited to take part where goals will be the only show in town.
Midleton, Erins Own, Sarsfields, Fr. O’Neills, Castlelyons, St Colmans, Carrigtwohill and Aghada are the teams taking part. 2 groups of 4 teams will play 3 round robin matches and then at least one more game – either the semi final proper or the plate semi-final. The event will take place using all 3 pitches in Rostellan from 11am to 5:30pm and a great feast of hurling will be on display. Teams are made up of 11 players (obviously!) with rolling substitutions taking place and only goals count, with the location the goals are scored from deciding whether the score is worth 3 or 5 points. So a bit like Johnny Sull, they’ll need to know how to find the Onion bag in a big way! So it will all make for great entertainment.
As Trigger rightly says, Aghada have a proud record for hosting new events such as this, the famed Willie Ryan Tournament and our East Cork Harbour marathon come readily to mind. But as with all these events, help will be needed on the day. If you can be available to help out in any way, please contact Trevor on 086 2748797. Come down and support the event in any case.
The draw for the groupings will take place in Rostellan on Monday night so more info will be sent out after that.
Best of luck to all involved in this innovative and proactive idea and lets all get behind it.