In another historic first for GAA in WA our Junior Academy are holding the first ever U12’s Compromise Rules Blitz at Domain Stadium on Sunday October 22nd from 8am to 4pm. The event will feature 12 Auskick teams and one Junior Academy team play for the honour of lifting the Jim Stynes Memorial Cup. Sunday October 22nd dawned bright and sunny and all the blitz volunteers were at Domain Stadium for 7am ready to welcome all the visiting teams, coaches, parents and families. Honorary Consul of Ireland to Western Australia Mr Marty Kavanagh opened proceedings by kicking a gaelic football onto the pitch at Domain at 8am. Games threw in at 8:30am with 4 pools featuring teams from Bayswater, Claremont, East Fremantle, Gaelic Games Junior Academy, Edgewater, Bibra Lake, Darlington, Mt Lawley, Sorrento, Whitfords and North Beach. Both North Beach and East Fremantle had two teams in the competition. Games flowed fast and furious at 12 minutes for each half. There were some even games fought and big scores tallied. In the Shield final Bayswater beat East Fremantle One by 38 points to 35 and in the cup final North Beach Black beat North Beach Gold by 54 points to 28 points. On behalf of the GAAWA Executive I extend sincere thanks to Marty Kavanagh, all the volunteers on the day and in particular, the Gaelic Games Junior Academy of WA for their vision in making this blitz a reality. This is a turning point for GAA in Western Australia and will hopefully be the start of a pathway which will eventually lead to these young players representing our Senior Clubs and State in the years ahead.