Hurling

Juvenile Hurling

Sallins Juvenile hurling club was formed in 2003 by Wexford native Tony Molloy who saw the great potential to develop hurling in our rapidly expanding village. Within two years of formation, the club had its first success winning the North Kildare Under 11 Div 2 league. Further success followed with an Under 13 Div 2 league title in 2005 Feile B title in 2006 & Under 14 Division 3 winners in 2006 & 2007. Since then the no. of juvenile hurlers in the club has increased every year & we now cater for over 100 children aged 6 to 14. Great progress has been made on the field of play & while there are no competitive games for teams under 12, Sallins under 8, 9 & 10 teams are now at a level to be compete with many of established hurling clubs of Kildare so the future looks bright for hurling in Sallins. We hope to expand in the coming years to field teams in under 16 & minor level.

 

The club is fortunate to have a group of dedicated hurling coaches, many of them parents of juvenile players, all of whom have attended hurling coaching course organised by Kildare GAA Games Development.  Hurling training times Ages 6-12 : 6pm on Mondays : Age13-14 : 6.30pm on Tuesdays.

 

Adult Hurling

After a gap of over 30 years, adult hurling returned to Sallins when the club entered a team in the Junior Hurling Championship in 2003. The club is a combination of inward ‘migrants’ originally from hurling counties and local lads learning to love the game. After initial challenges, the club has now developed into a team capable of competing for silverware. In the last two years, Sallins have reached the semi-final of both Junior A Championship & Junior league. The closest the team has come to a breakthrough was a 5 point defeat by Coill Dubh in the 2010 Junior A League Final. In 2011 the club has focused on bringing more young players into the squad & this has paid dividends with the team again reaching the league semi-final only to be beaten in a reply by a very strong Clane side. With the Championship close to knockout stage, Sallins are still in contention for a semi-final place & everyone in the club is hoping that this will be the year that we make the breakthrough.     

 

The Junior hurlers train on Monday & Wednesday nights.

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