MENTORS: This week we thank the hard-working mentors/bainisteoirí for their dedication to the training and coaching of our young members. The following are among the club members who keep the fire aflame…gabhaimid buíochas ó chroí leo:
FAOI 6: Mikey Collins, Tim McMahon, Jonathan Magnier, Brendan Smith, Éamonn Scanlon, Dara Ó Lúing, Danny Maguire, Richard Long.
PEIL FAOI 8: Mike Lynch, Wayne Quillinan, Keith McKenzie, Noel Healy, Micko Horan, Colm Mangan.
PEIL FAOI 12: Liam Lynch, Mike Casey, Morgan O’Connell, Eric Nosidlak, Battie Bastible, Ciarán Murphy, Shane Lynch, Dex Carmody Ger Power, Richie Conway, Theo Ó Duigín.
PEIL FAOI 16: Edward O’Connor, Frankie Murphy, Denis Sayers, Pat Slattery, Armin Heinrich.
SCÓR na bPÁISTÍ: (i) Scór for primary school pupils will take place in late spring. Now is the time to prepare. (ii) ‘Well done’ to David Lynch, Jack Doyle, Rory Lynch and Shane Cotter who represented the club in the Scór na nÓg quiz competition in Glenbeigh last week.
NA MEÁNSCOILEANNA: (i) Iománaíocht Faoi 19: Comhghairdeachas to the The Green hurlers who pipped Mercy Mounthawk hurlers by a mere 0-3 in an exciting U19 Munster final. Éacht agus mórghaisce! That’s 2nd consecutive Munster HURLING final for Tralee CBS! ‘Well done’ to Luke Chester, Niall Fitzmaurice and Jonathan Lowe. Sympathies to Evan Foley who was part of an excellent Mounthawk team. How delighted Rock hurlers of yore would be to hear of three ‘Black’n’Amber’ boys playing in a provincial hurling game!
(ii) Peil Faoi 19: The Green boys are preparing well, i rith laethanta saoire na Nollag, for their ‘big’ game v Ardscoil Hamaltún, Droichead na Bandan, in the Munster Colleges Senior Championship (Corn Uí Mhuirí) quarter final on January 15th. Our men on the panel: Ruairí O’Connell, Ben Quilter, Tom O’Farrell, Niall Fitzmaurice, Seán Quilter (captaen), Luke Chester, Armin Heinrich, Eoghan Carroll, Conor Horan, Jordan Kissane and Cian Purcell.
(iii) Cispheil Faoi 19: Bhí bua an-mhaith ag cispheileadóirí Chnoc an tSeabhaic i leathchraobh na hÉireann an tseachtain seo caite. They defeated St Malachy’s of Belfast, 74-63, in hard-fought battle and will now face Coláiste Phádraig (Castle Island) in the All-Ireland final on January 21st in the National Basketball Arena. Among the Mercy Mounthawk basketballers is our own David Burke.