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Down hurling structures 2016

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Down GAA are pleased to announce the appointment of Cork native Thomas Daly to the Down Hurling Officer position. He will look at hurling on the County Management Committee and wish him well on his appointment.

On his appointment, Thomas commented', I'm looking forward to assisting in the consolidation and development of hurling throughout Down. When I moved here, I joined St Peters, Warrenpoint and seen at 1st hand the great work that goes on behind the scenes by the dedicated hurling people, who receive great support from past and present Club Chairpersons and Secretaries. I have joined a dedicated Down GAA team who have been very helpful so far and will be supported by the dedicated members of the Down Hurling Development Committee formed in 2015. We will initially focus on improving the number of meaningful games, the promotion of hurling at both County and Club levels, and additional Games and Coaching Development throughout the County. Its encouraging to see the likes of Carryduff, O'Rahily's and Newry Shamrocks competing with the Ards Clubs for the Minor Championship and have been impressed with the standard of hurling at all grades. I look forward to the 2016 season at both Inter-county and Club levels. Promotion to Division 2A would give a boost facing into the Christy Ring and Ulster Championships.

The club completion formation and fixtures are currently getting finalised and will be released over the coming days. The Hurling Development Committee will be holding there first meeting with Clubs this Wednesday night (2nd March).

THEMOLE2 (Down) - Posts: 1606 - 01/03/2016 13:48:39    1829749

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If anyone is goin to the meeting of the clubs tonight can ye fill us in on what happens?

Frank Mitchell (Down) - Posts: 1066 - 02/03/2016 16:19:31    1830177

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Does anyone know exactly what role this new lad will have to play or exactly what he will be responsible for moving forward?

Great to see some focus (at last!) being made by those in charge to get hurling in the county in a more productive state. Any sign of the fixtures being published for the incoming season?

THEMOLE2 (Down) - Posts: 1606 - 03/03/2016 08:43:10    1830283

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I wasn't there but I hear it was a good meeting.

The new Hurling officer is on the county board an theres a new man in doing the fixtures. His fixtures plan went down well with the clubs.

Seannie Og (Down) - Posts: 940 - 03/03/2016 11:47:59    1830334

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From the website: Down GAA will release the Underage Hurling (U12, U14, U16 and Minor) and All County U16 and Minor Football League Fixtures at 8.00pm on Monday 7th March 2016 via the County Website www.downgaa.net.

The u16 league starts today.

Frank Mitchell (Down) - Posts: 1066 - 06/03/2016 10:18:26    1831058

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Replying To Frank Mitchell:  "From the website: Down GAA will release the Underage Hurling (U12, U14, U16 and Minor) and All County U16 and Minor Football League Fixtures at 8.00pm on Monday 7th March 2016 via the County Website www.downgaa.net.

The u16 league starts today."
We need a full hurling board introduced back into Down to bring the county forward

nosides (Down) - Posts: 231 - 03/06/2017 17:39:16    1993971

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