The Mayo GAA U15 Hurling Academy Squad management have announced their joint-captains for this years campaign.

The side travel to Abbottstown in Dublin this Saturday 21st May to take on Wicklow in Round 2 of the competition, with a 12 noon throw-in.

The joint captains for this years Mayo GAA U15 Hurling Hibernia Cup side will be Niall Peoples (Ballina Stephenites) and Matthew Delaney (Tooreen).

The side already have one win under their belt in Round 1 of the Hibernia Cup last month, when Mayo overcame Roscommon by 4-17 to 1-15 in Bekan.

Both Peoples and Delaney featured prominently in that game and both players are now in their second year with the Mayo GAA U15 Hurling panel.

Niall Peoples (Ballina Stephenites) is a past pupil of Behy National School outside Ballina where he gained a love of hurling before starting his club career with Ballina Stephenites.

Following on from that, Niall plays for the amalgamation side of St. Ciarans where Ballina Stephenites are joined by Caiseal Gaels and Ballyvary to take part in competitions within Mayo GAA and in the National Tain Og leagues.

Niall is a student in Moyne College in Ballina and also plays football for Ballina Stephenites GAA club.

Matthew Delaney (Tooreen) started his hurling days in Tooreen National School and the Tooreen Hurling Club and is a regular also on hurling teams in Ballyhaunis Community School where he attends.

Matthew also plays football for the Aghamore GAA Club.

A member of the famous hurling and camogie Delaney family, he is joined on this years panel by his cousins Fionn Delaney and David Delaney.  

The Mayo GAA U15 Hurling Academy is managed by Adrian Hession (Mayo Games Promotion Officer) with mentors Sean Heneghan (Claremorris), Pierse O’Reilly (Westport), Michael Bolger (Ballina), Richard Crinnegan (Tooreen) and Lucian Brooks (Castlebar) all part of the coaching team.  

The Mayo U15 side travel to Abbottstown with high hopes, after a series of recent productive coaching sessions in Ballyvary Hurling Grounds.