The new Táin Óg Hurling League has been setup to give Juvenile hurling clubs more competitive and meaningful games in order to help grow the game.
This League will cover 3 Provinces, 8 Counties and we have 24 clubs registered to take part. The eight counties are Armagh, Cavan, Down, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Longford, Louth & Monaghan. The inaugural League in Year One will be run at U13 Level and we hope to expand this to U15 & U17 over the coming years.
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Our next big step is our Launch Day on Saturday 28th April. On the day we have invited all 24 teams to attend (Approx 300 players) and take part in a grading blitz. With such big numbers anticipated we have broken the day down into two sections, this will leave the management and logistics for the day a lot simpler and smoother. Also we have arranged for 3 Killkenny superstars to attend to do a Q & A and sign autographs and stand in for pictures etc. It would be great if a representative from each of the county boards could attend on the day to show support for the league.
Once the Launch day is over we will sit down and divide the 24 clubs into 6 divisions and arrange the fixtures which will take place on the following dates:
Monday 21st May Game 1
Monday 4th June Game 2
Monday 18th June Game 3
Monday 2nd July Semi Finals
Saturday 14th July Finals Day (To be held at a Provincial ground).