The first training session for the U14 panel of 2017 commenced on 27th February and over the following 5 months, the group participated in the Spring League, the Summer League, two challenge matches ( Davitts and Westport) and a total of 33 training sessions – the last training session taking place on 27th July. The panel comprised 30 lads and training sessions were well attended with an average of 23 at each session. We played in Division 3B (6 teams) for the Spring League; with games away to Crossmolina, Achill and Naomh Padraig. Our home games were against Swinford and Burrishoole, both of which we won. Whilst we didn’t make the semi-finals, we were competitive and won 3 out of our 5 games. For the summer league, we competed in Group C. We played Erris St Pat’s and Kiltimagh and as we won both games we qualified for the group semi-final. Our opponents for the semi-final were Ardnaree. The semi, which was played in Swinford, was a very competitive affair. Unfortunately we came out the wrong side of that result by a couple of points. With the leagues over, the semi-final of the West Mayo Championship took place the following week. Having just a few days to recover from the Ardnaree game and a panel depleted through injury and holidays, we unfortunately lost to Achill, in another competitive game played in Kilmeena. Both as a group and individually the lad’s skill and fitness levels improved throughout the season. This was evident in the two skills tests (May & July) and the Bleep tests undertaken by the team. Well done to all the lads and keep at it for 2018!
Management: Michael Gavin, Michael O’Grady, Ollie Mulchrone, Robert Coady & James Prenty.
Panel: C McGlynn,C O’Grady, S Prenty, O Grimley, B Lennon, D O’Malley, J Walsh, R Nolan, J Staunton, S Salmon, T Costello, L Coady, B Durkan, C Feehan, S Gallagher, C Gibbons, F Gibbons, C Hastings, M Hogan, C Kilcoyne, C Lyons, L Moore, G Mulchrone, J Mulchrone, C O’Brien, E O’Donnell, A O’Grady, H Sheridan, R Nolan, D Slattery.