Civil Service Hurling Club Newsletter 17 September 2013

Our busy week started well with victory in our AHL8 game against Crumlin in Islandbridge on Monday evening. It was a close contest all the way through with tight defending on both sides but victory was well deserved.

On Thursday evening we played a challenge against Clan na Gael Fontenoys in breezy, damp conditions on a freshly cut pitch. The visitors had built a commanding half time lead but we narrowed the gap somewhat with a solid second half comeback.

On Saturday evening in AHL6 we played St Olaf’s at Islandbridge. Despite the better start, we found ourselves a point down at half time and facing the sun and breeze in the second half. Olaf’s edged further ahead but we fought our way back with nothing separating the sides in the closing stages but a late point by the visitors gave them victory by the narrowest margin.

Our recently postponed BBQ took place on Saturday evening in Islandbridge after the game. Our masterchef Liam Myles was in full flight and with his usual efficiency fed players, wives, girlfriends and children that had gathered for this great annual club event. Many thanks to Liam and all who helped with the clubhouse cleanup earlier in the day.

The result of our recent All Ireland final score forecast competition was a win for Anita Hogan with second place shared between Niamh Forristal, Darrell O’Donoghue and Aaron O’Flaherty. Many thanks to all who supported this and other fundraising efforts during the year.

Training as usual this week on Wednesday but at 6.30pm sharp to avail of daylight.