We started the 2020 season off great, with record numbers of potential hurlers coming out for our first couple of practices. Then COVID-19 hit and the season came to an abrupt halt. We kept in touch and kept some friendly competition going through the middle part of 2020 with fitness and hurling skills challenges. Later, we held occasional socially distanced practice sessions. Our club has a great sense of community, so we kept the fun going in our group text and put together some group orders of hurls and other gear. But the season was, largely, a wash.
We’re remaining cautious heading into the 2021 season. Having a vaccine is encouraging, but the health of our community members is paramount. We’re starting up some training sessions with social distancing and safety in mind. If you’re keen to learn more about hurling or to enjoy some fellowship with members of a great Knoxville sports community, keep your eyes on our Facebook page for announcements of upcoming events.
We held our first training of the season on March 7 and will hold training number two on March 14 at 1pm. All are welcome regardless of fitness level, experience, or demographics. The more the merrier. Hope to meet you soon!