Moytura Hurling Club Up and Running in South Mayo

  • Sep 11,2006
The Moytura Hurling Club is finally up and running and have played their two opening round games in the Mayo U12 Hurling League. The Moytura Club - which was developed to cater for young hurlers in the South Mayo region - affilliated to the Mayo County Board in May of this year and commenced coaching at U12, U10 and U8 level. The club is named after the nearby townland of Moytura near the village of Cross, which was the venue of the first ever recorded hurling match in folklore between the Túatha De Dáinnin and The Fír Bolgs. The club, which also caters for camogie, played their opening U12 game in Westport against Belmullet, going down by 3-3 to 3-0 in a tight finish, a fine achievement in the clubs first official game. The following week saw Moytura play their first home game as Ballina-James Stephens were visitors to Cong GAA Grounds. In another tight battle, it was the Moysiders who showed the extra match experience by running out 3-6 to 2-1 victors. Nevertheless, the South Mayo lads are fastly learning the art of the ancient game and have seen an incredible improvement in their performance over the past few weeks. On Friday evening next 15th September, Moytura play host again to Westport in Cong, hoping that they can record their first victory in the process. Coaching continues every Sunday morning in Cong GAA Grounds at 10am and anyone wishing to get involved in the club (playing or coaching) may contact Club Co-Ordinator Dermot Keane on 086-8511641