2011 Divisional & Intercounty Hurling Accomplishments

Barry Whelan was during 2011 the undisputed Tramore Juvenile Hurling All-Star. Not alone was he automatic Full-Back for the East Waterford Under 16 Team that competed in the Divisional Munster Championship, he led the team as Winning Captain of the prestigious Gleeson Cup - a distinction not achieved by an East Waterford Team or Captain in three long years. As the year progressed his performances made him a certainty as Corner Back on the Waterford Team for the Tipperary Supporters Club Under 16 Hurling All Ireland Tournament. During the Tournament itself the team with Barry in defence gave an exhibition of true grit overcoming Laois; and Kilkenny to reach the semi-final against much fancied Limerick who had seen off none less than Offaly and Antrim. Being without minor panelist Micheál Harney the task was great but the team held firm against all tactics to run out winners during a second half that was all Waterford where every attack was turned by the Waterford defence with Barry central throughout.

The All Ireland Final in Semple Stadium was Barry's second All Ireland Final having had the honour at number 3 in the Tony Forristal Final against Tipperary in 2009. On this occasion Cork were the opponents having topped the group with Wexford and Galway to defeat Tipperary in the opposite semi from Dublin and Clare. Alas without Hauley at midfield on a day when the forwards just didn't hit form Waterford were second best despite outscoring Cork 1-5 v 6 points in the second half in a case of too little too late.

Both Sean Colfer & Brian Murray can equally be proud of their 2011 success with Waterford to win their final in the Munster Divisional Under 15 Hurling Tournament in Clare with Brian as captain. This was a noteable three in a row for Sean Colfer who still not 16 years has Intercounty Winners Medals in Sonny Walsh 2009; Tony Forristal 2010, and Under 15 2011.

The three boys were central to Tramore's Hurling Campaign at Under 16; and Minor also this year and Barry was second to none even in Minor at two year above his age equaling County Minor attacking forwards in all respects and being an able mid fielder also in the Under 16 Grade. Unassuming to the last Barry just does the business for his Club at every time of asking when the easier path on occasions of depleted team might be to be away or injured.

Faoi 15 Iomáint Bord na nÓg Port Láirge Thoir
Under 15 Eastern Hurling Final 2010

U14 Tony Forristal Division I Inter County Hurling Waterford are All Ireland Champions 2010
Congratulations to both County Wing Forward Sean Colfer & Defender Brian Murray who featured prominantly in the Waterford squad that for only the second time in the competition's 30 year history emerged victorious in the Under 14 All Ireland Hurling Tournament. Based in Walsh Park the Waterford squad were pitched against favourites Limerick; Munster Rivals Cork and Wexford the group winner to progress to the final against the front runner from Tipperary; Kilkenny; Dublin; Clare; Offaly; & Galway. Cork set out their stall early comprehensively defeating Wexford ahead of Waterford's meeting with Limerick. After a nip and tuck game Waterford overcame the Shannonside challenge by two points. Cork and Limerick then had a trojan battle with Limerick coming close before Cork put the game out of reach. Brian Murray started against Wexford and perhaps the team underestimated the challenge due to the earlier game but Wexford had other ideas and put up a mighty effort before eventually losing out by only two points. The finalist decider was therefore between Cork & Waterford in what many regarded as the best game of the weekend in Walsh Park. Score for score with tremendous skill on view everyone in attendance were entralled but in the last quarter Waterford pressed on emerging victorious with only Kilkenny between them and the title. The final on Sunday morning did not enjoy the same degree of sunshine but the young Waterford lads including Sean Colfer who marched behind the TFMaher Band had pride bursting from their every sinew. Getting a dream start with two goals in the first quarter confidence was high and although Kilkenny rallied through the second half it was deseverdly Waterford's captain Patrick Curran that hoisted the trophy on behalf of the squad. The future for the County therefore looks bright when one considers also the Under 15 squad featuring Barry Whelan that missed out on the U15 Munster Final by a single point to Tipperary after a rip roaring contest consisting of a two point loss to Cork a one point win over Clare; & a trouncing of Limerick. Cork went on to win the decider by two points over Tipperary. Well done also to Nicholas Cannell & Eoin Kiely & Eamon Power who remain part of the Under 16 & Under 17 Intercounty Squads whose fortunes were less favourable U16 against Galway & Cork and Under 17 against Limerick & Clare in their outings.

Under 14 Eastern Hurling Champions 2010 -

Carrigeen Cross County Floodlit Under 14 Hurling 2010
In pre-season floodlit sleet & cold the Tramore's Under 14 Hurlers showed promise of summer victories when they won the well known Carrigeen Hurling Tournament nudging out Sacred Heart in a very high scoring final.

Months later in Summer sunshine they also deservedly annexed the Eastern Title in the Final against worthy opponents Clonea. The Final was held in Dunhill due to the unavailability of Walsh Park. Earlier rounds had been won by Clonea over Sacred Heart and by Tramore over Ballyduff Lower. In what was a very entertaining game it was Tramore's goals that proved to be the decisive factor however Clonea continued to press hard for the lead in the end falling short by only two points. This squad show great promise for the Club in future years and a minor title is not overly ambitious in the next couple of years.

New Players Welcome - Check out our website for full 2010 Fixture Listings, Training Times, Club Information, Photos, and more. You too can share the enjoyment of Hurling and Football with your local club and be part of sporting moments of success so why not give it a try in 2011. New players are very welcome from age 6 to 16 so just contact any team member or coach. There is lots of activity throughout the year and it’s always the right time to get involved - Trá Mhór Abú.

Under 14 Hurling Bord na nÓg Thoir 2009

The Eastern Under 14 hurling knockout Championship is down to the last two with the decider between Tramore and Ballygunner fixed for 6pm in Walsh Park this Wednesday 6th May. De La Salle; Clonea; Passage East; and Roanmore were the other contenders at the outset but it is the Seasiders and the Gunners that have reached the Final. Tramore's panel have been enjoying their preparations and in parallel many of them were active in CBS Tramore's impressive win over Lismore's Blackwater College in the Colleges Under 14 County Final recently. The panel also enjoyed a visit Croke Park on Patrick's day and were hosted by Na Fianna en route where they had a run out against one of Dublin's finest clubs based in Glasnevin. They are now eagerly waiting to line out and do Juvenile Club sponsors proud in their Tramore Credit Union Kit.

Port Láirge Winners Sonny Walsh U14 Intercounty 2009
Sean Colfer ably represented the club in the U14 County Squad that excelled in winning the Sonny Walsh Tournament while Barry Whelan and Sam Linehan were part of the County U14 Squad that emerged as Tony Forristal Semi-Finalists from their group with Offaly; and Galway; to meet Wexford who had come through the Leinster Group consisting of Kilkenny and Dublin.

Dealing handsomely with Wexford's challenge the panel rose on Sunday morn battle scarred and weary to meet Tipperary in high winds at Mount Sion's lofty grounds. The price of a the harrowing games on Saturday was paid as Tipperary ran out winners by a six point margin but there is no shame in loss to a superior team on the day and attaining the runner up spot in the coveted All Ireland Under 14 Competition is indicative of the talent within the squad including Sam & Barry from Tramore Club. Tom Murray was part of the Coaching Team for the Sonny Walsh Squad & Under 13 Development and Bill Colfer fulfilled the role in the Tony Forristal Squad and Under 14 Development.

Ireland's Boy 3 European Boxing Contender
Under 14 dual player Kealan Hurley won Munster and All Ireland boy 3 Amateur Boxing Titles recently and has now gone one better in winning the National Cadet's final that makes him a contender as Ireland's European Representative in his weight division. Kealan's achievement is tremendous in what like the GAA is a 32 County Association and to come through stiff opposition from the whole Island is an example to the Under 14 squad of what can be achieved through hard work and discipline. The squad gave Kealan a mighty cheer when he took time out from the intensity of his training to drop in to the pitch with his Boxing Awards and Medals. Kealan's parents Larry and Catherine can be proud of Kealan - a fine athlete and like his three brothers committed club players all.

Under 12 Hurling 2008: The Team played the Eastern Division I Final on Sunday 15th and though slow to start a scoreline of Ballygunner 1-1 Tramore 0-3 at the break had only the minimum margin between the sides. Through the third quarter we conceded 1-1 but the squad determination delivered 1-1 in response still only a single point the difference. Lapsed concentration in the final quarter gave Ballygunner the initiative and they pulled away to finish strongly with well taken scores that secured the title.

This team has improved greatly since last summer and the final provided valuable lessons for the squad that they will now work on in training to ready themselves for the next step in their progress. Panel: Matthew Connor; Frank Kavanagh; Liam Goodwin; Cormac Lonergan; Evan Connor; Sean Colfer; Geoff Holmes; Niall Kennedy; Chris O’Sullivan; Rory Feely; Brian Murray (Capt); Franklin Duru; Luke Furlong; Donal O’Keefe; Ronan Walsh; Oliver Robinson; Stephen Bohan; Dylan Carney; Jason O’Reilly; James Cowman; Damon Crowley; Niall Cawley; Cormac Newell; Darragh McCarthy.

Tramore's Intercounty Players Winners of 2007 Tony Forristal All Ireland Tournament Winners Waterford

U14 Tony Forristal Division I Inter County Hurling Waterford are All Ireland Champions 2007

The County Under 14 Hurlers brought a 26 year famine to an end on Sunday overcoming a fine Tipperary Team in the Final. Never having won the competition in it's 26 year history it was indeed an historic day and one that Tony Forristal the man in whose memory the competition was inaugurated must surely relish from his place of eternal rest. For Tramore it was all the more a fantastic occasion with three of our Under 14 Lads fulfilling key roles Evan Connolly at Centre Back, versatile Eamon Power rotating from wing to full to centre forward as the occasion demanded with Eoin Kiely consistent and tidy as always at number 7.

The families of the three players can deservedly be proud of them not alone for securing victory in the Final but for their parts also in victory over Kilkenny; Wexford; and Galway en route to the Final. Tipperary had despatched none less than Cork; Limerick; and Dublin to secure their final spot but had to settle for runner-up to this unstoppable Waterford squad.

Having been central to all games as part of the starting fifteen, the Tramore Lads will surely have more fine days in the Jerseys of Tramore and Waterford as they progress through the grades and hopefully we will see them grace the sward of Semple Stadium and Croke Park in future years.

Heartiest congratulations to the entire squad on this historic victory and it seems Tramore is establishing a consistency with intercounty players on all recent years county squads - Colin Griffin, Kevin Feely, David Connolly, Fearghus Lohan, and Conor Whelan. This surely augers well for Tramore's fortunes in pursuit of contention for Division I underage Hurling titles.2008 Camogie County Final -
Heartiest best wishes to the Junior Camogie girls for whom the County Final beckons once again after a scintillating display against favourites Cappoquin on Monday last. Only those close to the camp could have predicted that the girls having regrouped last year after replacing some key players would reach the County Final so soon. Recent victories over Brickeys and in the semi-final against Cappoquin have shown the depth this panel has and a mouth-watering final is in prospect. The Tramore Girls are no doubt out to reverse the League Final result of 2007 against Brickeys as this year's earlier Tramore win before the knockout stages demonstrated. The squad has a share of Stella Maris 2008 Munster Minor Champions team who belie their Under 18 status when they don the Club Jersey and compliment the more experienced Tramore players who last secured the Junior County Title some short years ago.
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2008 Coaching - Compliments are extended to John Burns and John Quinn who recently briefed our Coaches regarding the GAA’s terrific Hurling & Football Coaching Resource Pack. The informative session included preview of the DVD & CD Rom that has effective coaching tips for all the skills of Gaelic Games. Best wishes to Tramore & WIT Hurler Eoin Dunphy who is our Under 11 and Under 16 Coach and has recently undertaken the prestigious Level One Coaching Qualification. The Club welcomes anyone in our Community who is willing to assist to encourage Tramore’s youth in our National Games widely regarded as the fastest and most skilful field games in the world. No experience is required because existing coaches are at hand to assist at all levels and names are currently being taken for Foundation Coaching Courses if desired. Please contact any of our Coaching Team/Committee or email for information.

2008 Intercounty Selection - Congratulations to Nicholas Cannell and Craig Burke recently selected for the Waterford Panel and best wishes to the team in the upcoming Tony Forristal Under 14 Intercounty tournament at the weekend. This follows 2007 achievements of Eoin Kiely; Evan Connolly; Eamon Power and in 2006 Kevin Feely; Colin Griffin; and David Connolly demonstrating the commitment and high standards in Tramore GAA. Seán Hincks; & Matthew Thompson progressed until the last 24 selection cut for this years Sonny Walsh and while disappointed they show great promise for future development squads. At Under 15 Eamon Power; Brendan Hogan; Evan Connolly; and Eoin Kiely continue with the Development Squad that defeated Kilkenny in a challenge recently and at Under 12 & 13 Barry Whelan; Chris O'Sullivan; Kealan Hurley; Sean Colfer; Niall Kennedy; Brian Murray; and Liam Goodwin; are displaying their wares and are destined to wear the county jersey before this years intercounty season closes.







Community Games County Final 2012
Tramore 4-3 Ballymacarbery 0-1

On Monday, an evening resplendant with sunshine, in the lea of the Comeragh Mountains in Clonea-Power, Tramore U101/2 Hurlers saw off the sterling challenge of locals Ballymacarbery, the scoreline doing no justice to the efforts of the BallymaCarbery lads. Make no mistake Tramore required a real team effort to win this match. Both teams fought tooth and nail to gain possession in this match and in the first half there was little between the sides. Ben O'Brien scored an oppurtunistic goal, rifling a ground shot to the net after a long delivery and this was the difference at half time. A game typified by tigerish defence from both side, leaving little time on the sliotar meant every score was hard earned.
In the second half Tramore upped the ante and goals by David O'Connor, Thomas Murray and Dylan Dunphy sealed the victory. A goal line clearance by the Tramore backs kept their goal intact and Ballymacarbery were left to rue their inability to raise the green flag, a sole point a poor return for all their honest endeavour. Fine points by David O'Connor and Jack Holden put a gloss on the day and Tramore now move on to the next round in Munster.
Tramore Squad from Captain Cian Murphy, Dean Larkin, Oisin Crowley, Darren Connor, Odhran O'Donnell, Sean Evans, David O'Connor, Liam Og Cuddihy, Cian Rellis, Conor Phelan, Ben O'Brien, Donal O'Connor, Dylan Dunphy, Aidan O'Byrn , Jack Holden, Zack O'Connor, Darren Parchment, Thomas Murray, Jordan Wall.

Tramore Juvenile GAA Awards 2011.

Juveniles held an awards night last Friday night the 16th December in the GAA Club Hall . Chairman Martin Kearns thanked club sponsors Quish's Supervalu , who
were represented by Cormac Quish and Niall Shanaghy, for their fantastic support and for the extra sponsorship this year which enabled the club to buy new sets of jerseys for every age group. The club presented a framed Tramore Juvenile jersey and a framed photo of the U13 footballers who were the first team to win a cup under the new sponsorship presented to Cormac Quish by team captain Jamie Savage.

Seamus Prendergast presented the kids with their medals and awards, many thanks to Seamus for affording us so much of his time, a real inspiration for any kids who play GAA it must be said. The Club Executive was represented by Ruari Connor, Chairman. Many thanks to Noel Browne of the Munster Express our photographer for the night.

A fantastic crowd crammed into the GAA Hall, lots of parents brought sandwiches and cakes and a great night was had by all the kids and parents alike. The list of medal and award winners is as follows...

U14 Hurlers, Div 2 Co Champions, mentored by Brian Douris, Gary Dalton, John McNamara, Paul Rellis, Eoin Dunphy.U13 Footballers, Eastern Final winners and County Finalists, mentored by Derek Palmer and Martin Kearns.

U14 Footballers, Eastern Finalists, County Feile Winners,
represented Waterford in the Feile Final in Cork losing out narrowly winning 3 out of 4 games, mentored by Sean Martin and Paul Rellis.

U12 Hurlers, Winners of 2010 Carrigeen Tournament played in January, mentored by Trevor Malone & Bill Colfer.
U11 Hurlers, Winners of Community Games Final in June, mentored by Pat Mulhare and Liam Daniels.

U10 Hurlers, Winners of The Ballyduff Lr Charity Tournament, mentored by Derek Keoghan and Paul O'Connor. Teams that made finals but fell at the final hurdle were..... U16 footballers in the Eastern Final, U14 Footballers in the Eastern Final and the U14 hurlers in the Eastern Final vs Ballygunner.
Players that were involved with County Development Squads were presented with certificates to mark their achievement , as follows.....
U14 Hurling Development Squad , Shane Rellis (Tony Forrestal) and Conor Walsh (Sonny Walsh).
U15 County Hurling, Brian Murray and Sean Colfer.
U16 County Hurling, Barry Whelan.

U14 Football Development Squad, Jim Power and John O'Regan Tournaments, Shane Rellis, Sean Martin ,Warren Verricker, Mathew Connor, Adam Murphy Farrell, Jason Wilmott, Jack Murphy and Sam Moran.
U15 County Football, Jamie Shleigh and Evan Connor .
County Bord na nOg watched all the players involved in County finals and awarded "Man of the Match Awards " to 2 Tramore men, U13 Football County Final Sam Shepherd and U14 Hurling Div 2 County Final, Shane Rellis.
Primary Games.....Charlie Kelly played in the primary games at half time in Parc ui Chaoimh of the Waterford vs Tipperary game. Club Founder Dougie Partridge was lauded for his role as Club Schools Liason Officer, 40 years involved in Juvenile GAA in Tramore next year, and many thanks to him for his continued efforts on behalf of the club.
Many thanks to all the teachers and parents in the 3 primary
schools in Tramore who promote Gaelic Games throughout the year, all the trophies won by the schools were on display on the night, as follows ....
Holy Cross Tramore won every game in the non competitive Eastern U10 Cumann na mBunscoil .
Their U13 Girls made the Div 1 County Final and were 2nd in the mini 7s, they also won both divisional finals .
Glor na Mara won the Div 2 U13 Football Final captained by Ben Richards. Gaelscoil Philib Barun won the Div 3 U13 Girls Football Final.
Most improved Player of the Year Awards went to the following players....
Hurling U9 Oisin Crowley, U10 Conor Butler, U11 Joe Hallinan, U12 Ryan Law, U13 Jack Maher, U14 Ronan Walsh, U15 Cormac Newell, U16 Barry Whelan.
Football U9 Arron O'Brien, U10 Cameron Kent, U11 Adam Schley, U12 Lorcan Lynch, U13 Sam Shepherd, U14 Daniel Hartrey, U16 Jeffrey McCarthy.
Many thanks to all the club mentors for their efforts during the year, list as follows......
Football U7/8/9 Barry Connor / John Wall , U10/11 Johnny Brennan, U12/13 Martin Kearns / Derek Palmer, U14 Sean Martin / Paul Rellis, U16 Ruari Connor /Padraig Woods /Eamonn Power.
Hurling U7 Christian Blanche/John O'Gorman, U8 Tom Murray/Johnny Dunphy/Jim Walsh, U9 Liam O'Brien /Billy Walsh/Darrell Evans/Michael Crowley/Ray Finnegan/Eamonn Keating, U10 Derek Keoghan/Paul O'Connor, U11 Pat Mulhare/Liam Daniels, U12 Seamus Furlong /Gary
McNamara, U13 Trevor Malone/Bill Colfer, U14 Brian Douris/Paul Rellis/Gary Dalton/John McNamara/Eoin Dunphy, U15 Tom Murray/Pat Goodwin, U16 Bill Colfer/ Tom Murray/Greg Walsh.

Finally many thanks once again to Club Sponsors Quish's Supervalu, to Seamus Prendergast, to Ruari Connor, to Noel Browne, to all the parents who make such great efforts to encourage their kids to play Gaelic Games, to our dedicated team of mentors, and lastly to all the Players in our Juvenile teams.

Beginners Hurling 2012
It's that time of year again where we encourage beginners to get involved and learn the enjoyment of hurling in a safe secure environment using rubber bas hurleys.
Boys and Girls born in 2005/2006 are invited to come along to the one hour sessions in CBS Sports Hall or Holy Cross Hall every Saturday starting in October. Full details will emerge shortly and as many parents as possible are asked to stay for the hour to help our Coaches with this young group and anybody interested in being involved in the Club at any level are always more than welcome. Check out our website to see our activities.

2010 Under 14 Development Squad Players

2010 U12 Carrigeen Tournament Team Captain

Carrigeen Under 12 Hurling Final 2010 Replay

2011 Tramore U13 Win Thrilling Carrigeen Replay
The long awaited replay of the 2010 drawn U12 Carrigeen Final went ahead on Saturday 5th February. In piercing rain and high winds the 10 a-side finale gave selectors a headache in selecting the 14 man playing panel such was the commitment even over Christmas where frozen pitches necessitated beach hurling sessions to "keep the eye in". It had taken the squad 5 games to reach this replay, the turning point being the quarter final victory over Carlow's St Mullins 05-04 v 05-03 to set up the semi-final with neighbours Butlerstown. The local derby albeit on Carrigeen's pristine Kilkenny Astroturf probably made that game the most exciting of the tournament. The hard fought two point margin 09-04 v 09-02 told it's own tale - throughout the competition every player gave their all putting hurl & limb on the line to work the scores and foil the opponents particularly full back Philip Griffin and cracking saves from young keeper Cian Connor. In the drawn final after 60 minutes and deadlock, extra time of 20 was agreed that Grangemockler led to the death when Tramore equalised in the 80th minute 08-03 a-piece beckoning the replay. Conditions dictated that the game wouldn't be high scoring and five points deficit seemed a bridge too far with six minutes left, rapid goal then point, three minutes remain the gap just one when a 20m free was awarded and sideline "take the point" overruled by Captain Aodh "bury it Charlie" player courage - strike - buried - two up, conceded a point still up - whistle - time up & deserved victory to Tramore 03-06 v 04-02.
2011 U13 Panel: Aodh O'Connor (Carrigeen Captain); Philip Griffin; Conor Cowman; Patrick Flavin; Jamie Savage; Cian Connor; Jordan Power; Joshua Malone; Charlie Kelly; Jack O'Byrne; Liam Fitzgerald; Conor Keating; Tom Kavanagh; James O'Sullivan; Matthew Garvey; Morgan Lohan; Jack Maher; Unavailable: Daniel Walsh; Cian Hearne; Dean Shanahan; Sam Sheppard. Thanks to Arctic Clad Mascott Jason Wilmott and all supporters who braved the elements.

Under 15 Hurling Final 2010

The Under 15 Hurling Season concluded in a scintillating Walsh/King Sponsored final with Clonea in Walsh Park on the eve of All Ireland Sunday where both Tramore & Clonea boys demonstrated immense pride in the parish. An entertaining game was in prospect Tramore having come through their group consisting of Portlaw and Sacred Heart while Clonea overcame Passage East and Dunhill/Fenor. Tramore found themselves a couple of points adrift early on being without two 95 boys who have been the backbone of the team since primary school - Kealan Hurley, and Geoff McCarthy through recent hospitalisation to whom we wish speedy recoveries while both Luke Furlong and Matt Connor were unavailable. The seasiders found their rhythm with a brace of points each from James Walsh, Sean Colfer, and Chris Gormley although Clonea remained in step and James Walsh's goal from Sean Colfer's pass along with his own green flag strike were cancelled out with two goals at our end that Clinton Hennessy wouldn't stop. The damp conditions were difficult emphasizing the excellent skill level from both teams all square 2-6 each at the break. Favouring dry conditions the second half saw Jonathan Walsh and James Cowman in the corners make way and Conor Lynch and Richard Murray entered the fray Lynchie immediately making an impact and ending with a tally of 2 points in 15 minutes being denied a goal also by an excellent Clonea save. Sam Linehan moved to the wing where his aerial fielding blossomed on the score board bringing Niall Kennedy's speed to the middle. Positional switches moved Brian Murray to Centre and James Walsh to mid field to marshal Clonea's intercounty star Willie Hahessy as Brian had ably done for the first 25. Score for score the game progressed with Barry Whelan controlling the defence going narrowly wide with a Cú Chulann clearance. Liam Goodwin guarded the square keeping his man scoreless from play. Chris O'Sullivan on the wing was impeccable forcing no less than three personnel changes by Clonea. Harry Fox was equally effective clearing effortlessly from play and textbook sidelines alike. In the corners Evan Connor and Cormac Lonergan mopped up and acted as a breakwater against the Clonea attack. At the other end Sam Linehan set up scores aplenty Colfer benefiting to hit 1-6 overall. Time Up job done Tramore 02;12 Clonea 02;10 when the last of three floating balls drifted & held in the breeze to the hand of Clonea's dead ball expert CJ Hamilton lurking at the square the resulting tackle was deemed a foul and a penalty awarded that Shane Rellis immense in goal throughout skimmed with his attempted save but alas for the squad this proved the last score of the day Clonea 03;10 Tramore 02;12 fourteen scores to thirteen but goals decide tight games and a character building lesson akin to Tipperary 2009 was learned by the squad who well deserved the shared ovation by both teams' supporters. Many thanks to parents and families that have supported the lads in their journey this year. They deserve nothing less than your absolute encouragement in their blossoming hurling lives - 27 scores in one game is a season's worth in other codes. It is no coincidence that in 2010 Waterford won the coveted U14 Tony Forristal Title and missed out on the U15 Munster Final by a single point such is the standard of Underage Club Hurling and the County owes a share of credit to every club hurler throughout the County who through club games are the sculptors of our county players. The Tramore squad in great number have contested both U14 & U15 Eastern finals in 2010 winning the U14 against the same opposition; in 2009 U14 & 2008 U12 & U14 v Ballygunner they therefore relish their prospects from U14 to Minor in 2011 Trá Mhór Abú. Final Panel: Shane Rellis; Evan Connor; Liam Goodwin; Cormac Lonergan; Harry Fox; Barry Whelan; Chris O'Sullivan; Sam Linehan; Brian Murray; Niall Kennedy; James Walsh; Sean Colfer; Chris Gormley; Jonathan Walsh; James Cowman; Richard Murray; Sean Carelse; Frank Kavanagh; Conor Lynch; John Carberry; Tom Kavanagh; Conor Cowman; Philip Griffin; Jamie Savage.

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Action From 2010 Eastern Under 15 Hurling Final

U13 Hurling - Larry Quinn Skills 2008 Eastern Finals
Tramore's record in the Under 13 Hurling Skills was further enhanced when Sean Colfer; Harry Fox; and Chris Gormley won the Team event last delivered for Tramore successively in 2005 and 2006. Harry Fox was outright winner of the individual competition with Chris Gormley in 3rd place overall. Both now go through to the County Finals. Elizabeth Whelan deserves mention for helping to prepare the boys for the Eastern Finals.

Funrun and Can Do Skills- A big thank you to all the supporters of our Annual Funrun last Sunday. The weather was ideal for the young runners that numbered over 200 at the off from the Club Centre where a diagram of the new Astroturf Development was on view. As the runners spread out along the route marshaled by our volunteer stewards the older Club players and Committee prepared the refreshments and the "Can Do" Skills events on the playing fields. As always, An Garda Siochána to whom we are very grateful were on duty to ensure the safety of all and fair play to them they managed the traffic until everybody including the very young in buggies returned to the club. The pleasant sunshine made the skills events all the more enjoyable for the participants after the run itself so thanks to everyone who helped make this crucial fundraiser a success enabling your club meet our day to day costs in running blitzes and equipping teams with all they need for success and enjoyment.

Under 8 John Lodge Cup Seaside Hurling League 2008 The intense competition and rivalry of the street leagues in which the John H Lodge Cup found its origins may now be confined to Tramore GAA folklore, but the Annual Seaside U8's/U6's League for this prestigious trophy continues to inspire the young hurlers of Tramore. On Saturday 27th Sept last 4 teams (with over 50 players) named after local landmarks, The Doneraile, The Metalman, The Pier and The Guillamene all took to the field to display their skills, cheered on by a large crowd of family and friends. The boys and girls did not disappoint and such was the competition that after a series of 3 games each the outcome was still in the balance for all the teams and could only be separated on the score difference, with the Doneraile emerging victorious by the narrowest of margins. There were great skills on display but most importantly great sportsmanship by all the players before, during and after the games as refreshments were enjoyed by all. Eoin Kiely member of the 2007 Waterford U14 Tony Forristal winning team presented the trophy to the winning team and hard earned medals were presented to every player. Thanks to the young Whistlers and Officials Conor Fitzgerald; Colin Griffin; Nick Cannell; Eoin Kiely; and Coordinator Amy Colfer for their management of the competition. One young player remarked “this is the best day of my life” we hope they all go on to enjoy many more best days in the colours of Micheál MacCraith Trá Mhór and maybe even Port Láirge. Thanks also to all the players and their parents for support on a sundrenched morning of hurling

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