Under 11's Girls and Boys go from strength to strength!

There was more good news for the Phoenix Youth setup up with the recent announcement of the Leinster under 11 training squad for the coming season. No less than five Phoenix players got the nod which is no small achievement. This follows up on girls success as they represented the club at Leinster panel nets prior to the New Year.

Jamie McGovern, Louis McDonagh, Alex Watson, James Maginnis and Stephen Black will all get the chance to test themselves and have a chane to claim a place in the final squad. No doubt all their hard work netting over the winter will pay dividends when the Leinster sessions begin on Friday February 1st.

Everyone at Phoenix wishes the boys all the very best of luck!

It’s not just good news for the boys, though, as the girls section continues to go from strength to strength as they also had representatives at the Leinster under 11 training camp which took place before Christmas. Read more in the managers report!

The girls at training in December.

The girls at training in December.

Following on from their first season playing in the U11 girl’s league 20 girls enthusiastically attended Matt Lunsons cricket coaching sessions before Christmas. The sessions were excellent with the girls working on balance, flexibility, agility and hand-eye coordination as well as the usual skills of batting, bowling and catching. Six U11 girls Marie Cormican, Ali Keenan, Maisie Lunson, Ella Pasley, Sarah White and Emily Wrafter also attended Leinster U11 girls coaching before Chirstmas. Feedback from the organisers about the girls after the session was very positive. In the coming weeks it will be the turn of our U13 girls with Amy Collins, Aine Kinsella, Mary McLoughlin and Chloe Morris taking part in Leinster girls U13 sessions. Sarah Bateman and Eva Watters were also invited to the sessions but unfortunately are unable to attend due to other commitments. Phoenix will also have two U15 girls attending the Leinster sessions, Orla Martin and Sarah McIntosh, both regular players on the Ladies team. Prior to this year Phoenix only had one girl, Orla Martin attending the Leinster sessions so it is fantastic to see so many of the girls partaking in the sessions.

Go Phoenix girls!

So there you have it! A fantastic start to 2013 with the promise of more to come! Congratulations all round to those involved!