Was just having a look at the underage gradings and great to see the spread of hurling throughout the county particularly in areas it was never really played.
On the Southside great to see na Gaeil oga, Wanders, Shankill, stars of Erin all entering underage teams. Geraldine p Moran have big numbers as do Ranelagh and Clann nGael. It’s good to see more hurling on the banks of the Grand Canal, to add to the great work that goes on in Kevin’s HC. Anne’s and Kevin’s Kilian’s seem to be giving hurling a good go in Tallaght with both having good numbers.
On the Northside there seems to be massive numbers hurling with Sylvester’s, Clontarf, Erin Isle. Mighty to see the coastal areas of Rush, Ballbriggan, Skerries, Donabate, Pormarnock and Donabate all entering teams.
Huge numbers of teams at the usual suspects Boden, Crokes, na Fianna. Faughs as well seem to be heading in the right direction as do Fingallians and Skerries with big numbers participating in clubs that wouldn’t have been known for their underage hurling pedigree not too long ago. Good also to see Craobh, Kevins, o tooles having 4 teams between u13 and u16. Setanta or Crumlin don’t seem to have much teams and it looks like Crumlin have amalgamated with St Anne’s to make 2 teams, hopefully these clubs bounce back because hurling needs them
Overall seems to be huge growth in the game and good to see traditional football clubs now entering hurling teams. It is noticeable that it is getting really strong in the more middle class areas which have massive numbers going to their academies.