On Saturday 22nd August, Youghal U8s headed to Waterford to play Ballygunner in what turned out to be an epic Hurling Blitz. Youghal headed out early with a bus full of 32 players, mentors and trainers. With some fine singing of “Up the Youghal Boys” on the way down to calm the nerves before the match, Youghal were in fine form for the upcoming battle.
With four teams of 8 and three games it was a fine sight to see. Ballygunner got off to good start but it was the Youghal boys (and girl) who rose to the challenge and gave as good as they got. There was some great displays of skills from the Youghal players with some lovely goals and points from out of the hand. It was “end to end” hurling with all players fighting to the bitter end. The standard of hurling from both sides was very high and one can only think that legendary Cork V Waterford battles are here to stay.
After the match the Youghal lads headed to the Ramada hotel where the sausages and chicken nuggets went down as fast as the goals against Ballygunner. The Youghal lads returned victorious to the club house with more singing on the way back. All players and mentors were exhausted after a great and memorable outing. The U8 management team would like to thank Cormac Galvin, Anthony Horgan and David McCarthy for helping out on the day