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posted on September 21, 2015 15:25
Nótaí NCC 21/09/15
 
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After a long five year absence, the seniors make a welcome return to the Ulster Junior Hurling Championship with a home quarter-final game again Cúil Raithin (Coleraine) on Sunday 4th Oct at 3.30pm. The venue has yet to be confirmed but the club are hoping the game goes ahead in our nearest county ground, the Fianna's Fr Peter Campbell Pk in Annagher which would be appropriate given the hurling lore attached to Fr Peter and the Campbell family. NCC have been undergoing a transition at senior grade with many of the All-Ireland side of 2010 now gone out to pasture, and competitions like this give the next generation a chance to gain experience. 
  
U14s
Hurling can be cruel and teaches humility the hard way. It is also said that humility is a good thing and hopefully that will be the case for the Cilles in the future given the large doses of humility suffered this past few years at all grades. Our promising U14 side came up against a much bigger, more powerful and skilful All Ireland winning Eoghan Ruadh side in the county final in An Ómaigh (13/9/15). We followed the same fate as such clubs as Loughgiel, Dunloy, Cushendall and Ballycastle this year in going down by a heavy margin. This Dungannon side were undefeated in the North Antrim league this year - a feat never achieved before by any Tyrone hurling side and which has 
been one of the methods used by Down clubs (1970s onward) and Derry clubs (1980s onward) in raising their hurling standards to much higher levels than before. The few NCC lads of similar size and skill were earmarked early on and followed by a swarm of opposition numbers everytime they touched the sliotar. It was a bridge too far for the rest of our younger, smaller lads. The vast majority of the side are underage next year, which gives us hope. Other positives were the large and vocal NCC support, especially from parents, and the fact that the side did display their skills and hurled away right to the finish regardless of the scoreboard.

U13
All but three of the U14 side were back out hurling again last Saturday with good performances and wins over Caoimhín Uí Loingigh (Kevin Lynches) II (2-8 to 1-1) and An Seanmhullach (Castledawson) 1-4 to 0-2 in the Derry U13 league. Training continues on Wednesays at 6.45pm. Games again this Saturday.
 
U12s and U10s
Coaching Mondays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the field. Hurleys and helmets are provided for those without.
Bring boots for outdoor, trainers for indoor and water. Please bring £2 per child and £1 each per brother or sister to help with club bills. 
Newcomers always welcome.

U8s and U6s
Coaching for the U8s and U6s now every Friday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Hurleys and helmets are provided for those without.
Bring boots for outdoor, trainers for indoor and water. Please bring £2 per child and £1 each per brother or sister to help with club bills. 
Newcomers always welcome.

Committee
The last meeting of the 2015 committee takes place on Sunday 18 October at 7pm in the club pavilion Áras Chlochóige. The AGM or Cruinniú Chinn Bliana 2015 to review the 2015 season and select the coiste to serve NCC for the 2016 season has been fixed for Friday 6 November at 7pm also in the pavilion.

Hurley's 
If you need a stick, a grip, a hurley altered in size or a favoured camán repaired, please contact Paul (07747301263) 
who provides a fast, efficient service.

Dúirt siad (They said):
"Dochreidthe a chara! Tháinig an Iarainn amach anocht! (Unbelievable boy! The Iron came out tonight!)" - Tallow chairperson and
Uachtarán NCC Liam Mul's reaction to Tallows unexpected Waterford SHC win over Dungarvan and a place in the semi-finals. Tallow
in Gaelic is Tulach an Iarainn - The Hill of Iron. NCC and T-an-I have been 'twinned' since 1993.

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