Hurling Coaches: Cian Waldron and John Quane
The past few years has seen the return of hurling to Moyle Park College. It started off with just an under 14 team but now sees the school represented at under 14, under 16 & for the first time in quite a number of years, a senior team.
The groundwork done by parents & mentors of the local club Round Towers has fed into the Moyle Park hurlers increasing the bond between our school and the local community. The encouragement & support given by parents is very much appreciated.
Training started this year in September, continuing on from the back of an encouraging under 14 campaign last year. Our young under 16 team competed this year in a very tough division. The first game of the season, saw us play at home to a strong Old Bawn College team. Despite our best efforts we were beaten in a high scoring game. The next game saw us play away to St. Kevins College, winning on a comprehensive scoreline of 5-16 to 3-4. The final game of the year was away to St. Marks College. Both teams had to win to qualify to the next round. All players put in a huge performance but unfortunately we were defeated in the final few minutes of the game.
To field a senior team is an indication of the growth of hurling in Moyle Park College.Our seniors unfortunately were beaten by Firhouse Community College on a high scoring game of 2-14 to 4-11.
The under 14’s are currently awaiting the start of their championship. We wish them all the best in their campaign.
In the past two years quite a number of students have represented Moyle Park College & Clondalkin with the Dublin South Colleges, winning two Leinster championships.
The past year has also seen our own teacher & hurling coach Mr Cian Waldron win an All-Ireland senior club hurling medal with his club Cuala. We congratulate him on this great achievement!
With the current bunch of players already in the school, and no doubt with the addition of more to join us in the future, hurling looks set to stay in Moyler……..So ar aghaidh linn!!