Annual Horetown event fast approaching

Published 28/05/2016 | 00:00

The annual Horetown polocrosse tournament will take place over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Access to the new pitch is at Cushinstown National School, and play will be visible on the left hand-side of the main N25 road between Ballinaboola and Cushinstown church.

There will be clubs from all over Ireland partaking at five different grades. Matches will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, and will continue throughout the day until 6 p.m.

Play will start at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 5, with all of the various grade finals on in the early afternoon.

Admission to the tournament is free and all visitors are very welcome, especially those who have never seen polocrosse played before.

Ireland finished eighth in last year's World Cup in Durban, South Africa, which was won by a strong home team. The Horetown club supplied three players to the Irish squad, namely Aidan McDonagh, who captained the men's team, Conor Doyle and Emily McDonagh.

The club holds training sessions every Thursday at 7.30 p.m. in Cushinstown should you wish to visit. Tournaments are held every fortnight so there is training on the free Sunday. This will take place at 11.30 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, also in Cushinstown.

All new or prospective members are very welcome to attend to try out the sport. Coaching is provided free to all.

Wexford People

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