After a fantastic launch night on Friday May 19th the countdown is now well and truly on to the tournament proper this coming Saturday, June 3rd from 10.30am.
You will find further information on the tournament and the match schedule below; but first a few comments on the launch night - there was a great crowd at the club to welcome the Reidy family, team representatives and our Master of Ceremonies and host Michael Duignan who did a superb job interviewing the team captains, leading a panel discussion and entertaining the audience with some great anecdotal stories from his career.
Now we can look forward to the tournament itself.
Clane GAA are delighted to announce the hosting of the 3rd annual John Reidy Memorial Senior Hurling Tournament this Saturday June 3rd from 10.30am. The tournament main sponsor is the ‘Playing Fields’ music festival (www.theplayingfields.ie) which will take place at the club grounds in Conneff Park on Friday and Saturday August 25/26. Tickets are now available on Eventbrite - Click Here
After a hugely successful first 2 years, it promises to be yet another festival of hurling with a host of quality teams lined up to attend including
- Clane GAA, Kildare (Hosts)
- Naomh Olaf, Dublin
- Tracton, Cork
- Naomh Mearnóg, Dublin
- Burgess GAA, Tipperary (Holders)
- Inniscarra GAA, Cork
- Monaleen, Limerick
- Navan O'Mahoney's, Meath
There will be lots of inter county hurlers on show representing their clubs with well known referee Sean Cleere from Kilkenny officiating at the tournament.
Tournament Format & Schedule
As for the tournament format, the 8 teams will be divided into 2 groups of 4; each team will play 4 games inc. 3 group matches of 30 mins each (2 x 15mins). There will then be 4 finals with the top team in each group playing in the John Reidy Cup Final, 2nd placed teams will play in the shield final and so on. The finals this year will also be 30-minute matches (2 x 15 mins). A total of 16 matches in all - a true festival of hurling.
**Updated Fixtures schedule
Dillon Quirke Foundation
All food is free of charge for teams throughout the day and all tea, coffee rolls & cakes are free for supporters and volunteers. If you would like to make a contribution to the Dillon Quirke Foundation all monies will be forwarded to them for this great cause.
Brian Walsh Hurleys and Sports will also be holding a raffle for the Dillon Quirke foundation - €2 euro ticket with a chance to win a Cooper SK100 helmet.
Brian Walsh Hurleys Pop up shop
Brian Walsh Hurleys and Sports will have a pop up shop available throughout the day.
C11 Recovery a sports recovery company offer a mobile recovery room service for players and will be available on site this Saturday. They charge €5 to use the ice bath and €5 to use their compression boots. They accept cash or card. Visit their web site for further info - click here.
Come on down to Clane GAA for a great day out and as well as top class hurling we will also be showing the Kildare Vs Dublin Football on the big screen in the clubhouse and the hall from 5pm.
Please check back later when we will make the tournament program available and recognise all of our wonderful event sponsors.