What is the skills competition all about?
Crumlin GAA are hosting the 2nd Jim Boggan Under 15 Hurling Skills Competition in O’Toole Park on Sunday, 2nd August 2020 at 12pm.
Supported by the Dublin County Board and Friends of Dublin Hurling, this is the only competition of its kind in the capital and is eagerly contested by the most skilful players within the county, to be crowned as Dublin’s most skilful U15 hurler. This event would simply not be possible without the kind sponsorship of the ‘Friends of Dublin Hurling’. You can check their website out here.
The competition will require 27 players from all across Dublin county to perform a number of skills including sideline cuts, frees, long puck as well as real match-day skills such as high catching, first touch and striking targets while on the move.
There are 9 skill challenges and a penalty shoot-out to overcome before being crowned the champion. Videos of what is involved in the skill challenges can be found on our YouTube channel here.
The competition is being organised by Graham Joyce (087 268 9691). You can also contact us with any queries by Facebook Messenger or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to our clubhouse can be found here.
Who was Jim Boggan?
The competition has been launched in memory of the great Jim Boggan who managed or coached a succession of Crumlin and Dublin teams to numerous accolades including County, Leinster and All-Ireland Championships over a period of five decades.
Jim or “Mr Hurling”, truly was a hurling man who lived and breathed the ancient game and this competition will combine the things Jim treasured most of all; hurling skills, teaching juvenile players and competition.
Jim’s importance to Crumlin GAA
As you can see above Jim brought a lot of success to Crumlin GAA and he is still held dear to all in our club.
Jim Boggan Skills Competition 2019 Winner
The inaugural Jim Boggan Skills Competition was won by Adam Kelly of Castleknock GAA. Do you think you have what it takes to become Dublin’s finest hurler?