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U12 B Blitz Another Success!   09/09/2018

On Saturday morning, Portlaoise GAA Club, played host to Leinster LGFAs u12 B blitz with 11 counties, 24 teams, 10 referees, 5 pitches, 46 round robin games & 5 finals, all taking place in its excellent facilities in what was a brilliant day of football for all participants.

Thankfully throughout the course of the day, the rain kept away for the majority of proceedings with Dave McCabe, Weather Coordinator, taking the credit for his role in helping with that.

It was great to have counties participate and to see so many girls involved. Some counties were fielding up to 2- 3 teams, most notable was Carlow bringing two teams for the first time to a blitz.

Leinster LGFA encourages referee development and we're pleased to see some new upcoming referees officiating the games and all doing an excellent job throughout the day.

Players gave an exhibition of football, showing off the skills they have been learning in earnest with their counties. Just a kick of a ball was all that was in it in the majority of games, such was the high level of the skill on show.

Once again this week, Leinster LGFA must pay tribute to Portlaoise GAA club for the use of their excellent facilities and cooperation ensuring everything was in place for the blitz. Our thanks to the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps for their assistance with First Aid.

Thanks to the referees for officiating and doing a great job throughout the day. Many thanks to all the Leinster LGFA officials for their efforts in coordinating the various pitches and seeing that games ran to schedule.

Thanks to all the parents for the support shown to all players. Finally thanks to all the players that participated in the blitz, it was our privilege to have you involved and we wish you all every success in your future playing careers.

A special thank you to Kildare PRO, Dónal Fitzpatrick for this report and photos from an action-packed day in Portlaoise! Thanks to Majella Carty and Alma Egan for their photos.

Results from U12 Blitz finals

Div 1 Meath 1.04 Kildare 1.03
Div 2 An Mi 0.10 Will Dara 0.04
Div 3 Loch Garman 1.2 Offaly 1.2. (Offaly win 3 to 1 on freekicks)
Div 4. Carlow 4.07 Longford(2) 1.07
Div 5.Offaly (3) 1.07 Laois(2) 0.02