Tipperary Wheelchair Hurling

Newport Community Centre was the venue for the home league games of the Tipperary WC Hurling team on Saturday December 5th. Three Dublin teams travelled to Newport to take on the Tipperary team in the first games to be held in the county.

As was the case in the blitz in June the experience and physical strength of the Dublin teams was evident on the day but the Tipperary boys showed that they are catching up with them. As was the case last time out, the talented Cillian Dunne was the playmaker out field setting up many attacking opportunities for the team. Kyle Slevin was again superb in goals but also did some damage outfield with his blocking and tackling.

Two debutants in Tipp jerseys on the day were Ciarán Enright and Luke Riordan. This was the boy’s first introduction to the game and it must be said they did extremely well. Ciarán played outfield for the day putting in some great tackles and taking the sideline balls. Luke displayed his potential both in goals and also outfield making some great breaks down the wing and some great saves when called upon between the posts.

All in all it was a great days hurling thanks to all the supporters who travelled on the day making for a great atmosphere in the hall. Thanks to the referees and to the caterers who kept everyone fed and watered for the day. The facility lended itself very well to such an event and we are very grateful to all at the Newport Community Centre for giving us use of their new facility for the day.

We have our away games coming up in the New Year and are looking to strengthen our squad of players. If you would be interested in joining us please contact Kathleen at the NTSP office on 067-43604.

Leave a Reply