Its a busy week for our club with final preparations for one of the most important games for our club for some time. We take on Faugh’s in Tymon Park on Sunday 25th August at 11am in championship relegation play-off where the loser faces relegation to JHC “C”. After our recent high scoring AHL6 clash where we came off 2nd best against Faugh’s we know the challenge that now faces us. Also on Sunday, our 2nd team plays na Gaeil Óga at 3pm in the Phoenix Park in AHL8.
Training this week on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm in Islandbridge with a possible challenge game against v St Brendans on Thursday with time and venue to be confirmed. All players are asked to make a big effort to attend training this week but also with their personal preparation to be fit and ready for next Sunday.
Off the pitch, preparations continue for the Civil Service Hurling Club Golf Society annual golf outing on 6th September in the K Club. To mark the 30th anniversary of the golf society and the 90th anniversary of the club, the organisers have gone up-market and are making a major effort to have as many former players attend, to afford people the opportunity to catch up with past team-mates. Non-golfers are invited to attend the meal. Anyone interested to attend or help out in any way should contact Gerry Butler or Jim Power.
Our clubhouse clean-up and BBQ is due to take place on Saturday 7th September subject to any fixture changes for AHL games that weekend. More details on that next week.