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Castlebar Mitchels Hurling
Mitchels Hurling Notes - 3 April 2006
By Michael Murphy
3, Apr 2006 - 19:31

Hurling on the Green starts next Monday

For the fifth year Castlebar Mitchels Hurling Club are running an Easter & Summer project titled 'HURLING ON THE GREEN’ (for children 12 and under), providing the children of Castlebar an opportunity to play hurling/camogie, while having lots of fun, on green areas, at no cost once you become a member.

When? this Easter from Monday April 10th -Thursday April 13th

and from Tuesday April 18th - Friday April 21st

Time? 10am – 1.30pm.

Where? Monday, Wednesday and Friday sessions will be on the Mall

Tuesday and Thursday sessions on St. Bridget’s Crescent

Summer details will be announced later

The Clash of the Ash

Castlebar Mitchels Hurling Academy (for teens 13 – 17Yrs)

For the second year Castlebar Mitchels Hurling Club are running an Easter & Summer Academy for teens. Once again there is no cost once you are a member.

When? this Easter from Monday April 10th -Thursday April 13th

and from Tuesday April 18th - Friday April 21st

Time? 2.30pm – 5.30pm.

Where? An Sportlann

Genfit Cup

The Genfit Cup gets underway this Saturday in Tooreen when the Senior Team takes on Tooreen in the first round at 6.30pm.


The minors lost out to Ballinasloe in the semi-final of the Suck Valley Shield on a 2-3 to 0-3 scoreline. This weekend they play Ballyhaunis in the championship in a must win game.

Under 16s

The under 16s are in full flow these days. They have entered two even teams into the Mayo league and played Tooreen, who also have two teams, last Wednesday. Despite playing quite well in both games they succumbed in both to Tooreen. This Wednesday the team in Section 2 play Ballina, in Ballina, while the Section 1 team have a bye. On Friday next, in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, both teams will join together to take on Pearses of Roscommon in the Suck Valley Shield Final. This game was postponed last weekend due to weather.

Contact People

Under 8 Fr. Michael Murphy 0857345167

Under 10 Conal O’Domhnaill 0876877489

Under 12 Barry Murphy 0868318748

Under 14 Gerry Lane 0878278705

Under 16 Michael Clune 0879685577

Under 18 Darren Greaney 0872671369

Senior Ray Coy 0872021677

Club Coach Ger White 0863520671

Chairperson Tony Stakelum 086 8586842

Start Up Dates

Under 8s’ and Under 10s’ will start on this Wednesday April 5th and will train on Wednesday evenings at An Sportlann from 6 – 7pm.

Under 12s’ will start on Wednesday April 26th and will train on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 6 – 7.30pm.

Under 14s are up and running and train on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 – 7.30pm.

Equipment is available through Team Managers or Club Coach

Young Hurlers on the Green

Hurling on the Green Comments from 2005

"Hurling on the Green made me a much better hurler. Everyday we’d learn something new. We were also told to start using our weak side and now my weak side is the same as my strong side. I started as a beginner before Hurling on the Green and now I am great. I had a great summer". Andrew aged 9

"I liked it because it got me out of bed at 9am. I started hurling when I was 7 years old. I learned how to hold the hurley right and how to jab lift and roll lift".

"Hurling on the Green will be one of the best things you will ever do. I know, because I was there. We played hurling and lots of other fun stuff. The coaches were very caring and it was the best way to spend your summer". Dylan aged 9.

"It meant my whole life doing it. I made new friends. I learned blocking, lifting the ball, chipping and pucking. It was fun until the day was done. I loved Hurling on the Green". Conor aged 10

"I never knew how to jab lift but now I do". Grace aged 10

"The hurling was cool. I learned how to chip the ball and to give a drop shot and how to wallup the ball to the other side of the Mall, well far enough. I had lots of fun and made lots of friends". David aged 8

"I enjoyed Hurling on the Green because I learned loads of skills and I think it was organised really well". Eamon 5th Class

"I had great fun at blocking and hooking". James aged 8


Interested in playing Camogie for Castlebar Mitchels.

Junior Team starts training on Wednesday next at 7pm in Davitt College.

Under 14 Camogie starts training on Wednesday next at 7pm in Davitt College also.


Kilbride GAA Club and Connie White both spun the wheel last week in McGoldricks and won ?100 each. Aoife Brody won the House Draw while William Murphy and Michael O’Malley won ?20 each.

This week Marita Murtagh and Martin Walsh spin the wheel in Coadys.


To our senior hurler Liam and the Fallon family on the birth of their twins.


The club wishes to sympathise with the Coghill family on the death of their dad John. May his soul rest in peace.

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