U-14s show well at Tullamore Blitz
The U-14 squad travelled to Tullamore for their first blitz of the season. They played 8-a-side matches on a half sized pitch. The younger players of the team took a while to adjust to the size of the pitch but improved with the games played.
They played against teams from Athlone and Tullamore. While the whole team played well, there were good performances from Roisin Dwyer, Carla Ponsioen and Jack O Connell in goal.
Those who played on the day included Rachel Black, Tara Hyland, Grace Flanagan, Luke Ponsioen, Carla Ponsioen, Roisin Dwyer, Sorcha Maloney, Robert Maher, Drew Maher, Hen Hamilton, Sarah Fingleton, Emily Jacob, Sarah Jacob, Jack O Connell, Louise Cantwell, Peter Roe and David Bell.
Naas U-10 Blitz
Abbeyleix U-10s enjoyed a very sporting and enjoyable hockey Blitz in Naas and had seven players who played their first hockey blitz today and they all improved with each game played.
The more experienced players played very confidently and their eagerness to do their best was evident. Abbeyleix played teams from Naas and North Kildare. Teams from Newbridge were included in the games also bringing to 150 the number of players playing sporting hockey at the fine venue on Caragh Road, Naas. Big thanks to Naas and all who made the day so enjoyable. Our gratitude also goes to Alison, Sarah, Aileen & Niamh who ably assisted the Abbeyleix teams. A great start to the 2012 - 2013 season on a super sunny Autumnal Sunday morning. The next U-10 Blitz is scheduled for North Kildare, (Kilcock) on November 25th. The players on the day were Abbeyleix 1: Ellie Culliton, Michael Culliton, Emma Holohan, Daisy Jay, Alison Kelly, Inez Looney, Darragh Phelan, Una Rafter, Colm Rafter, and Jessica Shirley. Abbeyleix 2 : Nathan Blundell, Thomas Bradley, Ruth Carroll, Rachel Fitzpatrick, Grace Kerfoot Mae Looney, Orla Mc Corry, Louise Moynan, Amy O Halloran, Adam Shirley.
November 18: U-12 Blitz Abbeyleix - Tullamore Venue
November 18: U-16 League Abbeyleix v North Kildare
November 25: U-10 Blitz North Kildare
There are only two hockey clubs in Laois one Junior and one Adult Ladies club. The Abbeyleix Junior Club caters for ages 6 to 16 Boys and girls and participate in the West leinster League and is compiled of teams from Naas, Kilcock, Newbridge, Tullamore and Athlone. The Portlaoise ladies club play in the revamped leinster league (previously the South East league) and compete against teams from Gorey, Enniscorthy, Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny.