Almost 70 children participated in our half-time exhibitions in Elverys McHale Park on Saturday night. The children of Aghamore NS and Ballyvarry NS played out a great game at the town end of the field while Crimlin NS, Straide NS, SN Bhéal an Bhulláin and SN Gob a Choire displayed their football skills in front of the Bacon Factory end. The games were officiated by our Young Whistlers from Brackloon NS.

Meanwhile, the children of Craggagh NS and Breaffy NS took part in our first ever rounders exhibition. The sound of the sliotar cracking off the rounders bat was a new experience for the 11,500 supporters inside the stadium. The children put on a wonderful exhibition, displaying for all to see what a thoroughly enjoyable game rounders can be.

Following on from our rounders initiative in 2016, we hope to run a number of blitzes around the county this summer, culminating in a county final in mid June. Rounders is a brilliant team game and we are delighted to be reintroducing it to our list of activities.

Of course, we will need teachers around the county to help run our blitzes. If you would like to see rounders in your area and are willing to help out please contact Danny Charlton here:

You can see some of the action from our halftime exhibition by clicking on the Twitter link at the bottom of this page (thanks to Michael Maye)