Monday, November 26, 2007

Indy Hurling Blitz

The first annual Indy Hurling Blitz concluded with some outstanding play on all sides. Over 100 hurlers came out to Habig fields to challenge themselves and each other in the 9-on-9 tournament.

North Central topped both Cathedral teams to take the Junior trophy. All three teams played with great passion and the more experienced Panthers edged out the Fighting Irish of Cathedral.

In the Senior's bracket, Indy Hurling divided itself into 3 teams and invited teams from Bloomington and West Lafayette to join them. In the 3rd place match, Iglesia's Hombres led by Brian Church and Kyle Griffith outlasted the Quarrymen from Bloomington. The final matched the Indy Hurlers led by Mike Monaghan and Drew Calver against the CPs led by David Littlejohn and Jason Crace. In the end the Indy Hurlers pulled off the win thanks to a spectacular goal from Matt Glasheen.

A huge thanks goes out to the tournament organizers and the dozens of people who volunteered their time to referee, serve as side/end judges, or just chased the balls as the flew over the goal. Special thanks also goes out to Westfield Youth Soccer for their hospitality in letting us again use their fields. We hope the relationship continues in the future.

A contingent of IndyHurling is traveling to Akron to participate in their annual Al O'Leary Invitational. Akron has been outstanding for us in the past and we expect no different as we take part in this 7-on-7 tournament. Good luck guys!

This concludes our season for the year. The only scheduled events until the spring currently are the winter social/awards dinner and the annual general meeting. Both events are yet to be finalized but look for them to be in December and January respectively. Everyone is still free to email out a notice that they want to puck around, whenever the hurling itch gets too persistent.

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