St. Patrick’s GAA Club Notes
Intermediate Hurling Championship:
St Patrick’s 2 21 Croom 3 16
A brilliant victory for our Intermediate hurling team in Croagh on Sunday to guarantee another year at Intermediate level ,and knowing a win against Hospital in the Final round will secure a County Quarter Final.
St Patrick’s were slow out of the traps and Croom goaled after five minutes and were on top in most areas.St Patrick’s gradually found their form and a brilliant Gearoid Hegarty goal and great point taking from both play and frees from Calvin Moran had Saints back in the game. A Second goal following a brilliant run from the Croom midfielder had there team one point ahead at the break and strong favourites backed by the a stiff breeze.
St Patrick’s had different ideas and were not going to make it easy, a big increase in work rate and with Gearoid Hegarty dominating, adding a second cracking goal, Conor Kavanagh immense and Calvin Morans pace causing huge problems , St Patrick’s led by six points going into the final ten minutes. Croom were not done yet and a great goal from an acute angle and an added point had the game back to two. But it was to be St Patrick’s day and the game was closed out in determined fashion despite late pressure with a Croom goal needed.It was a memorable win in Croagh and the second half display especially by all who took to the field and the spirit,determination and fight for the green jersey was a delight to see.
Well done to all players and management, Naomh Padraig Abu.
David Geary, Thomas O Grady,Mark Phelan, David Clancy,Wayne Cronin(c)0 1,Patrick Mullins,Andrew Hannigan,Gearoid Phelan,Kevin Maher(0 1)Conor Kavanagh(0 1)Gearoid Hegarty ( 2 5)Niall Phelan, Calvin Moran(0 12)Brendan Mullins(0 1) Michael Geary subs James Madden for Patrick Mullins,Tony Quigley for Niall Phelan inj.
St Patricks Gaa are currently looking for any unwanted kids Hurling helmets to donate towards underage training.
There has been an increase of kids interested in hurling since Limericks Epic All Ireland win and we are currently short on helmets for training.Please Contact the club page if you can help. Much appreciated.
Mixed results this week, a huge win over Monaleen on Monday followed by a defeat to table toppers Mungret on Friday. A County Semi Final against Ballybrown in the coming weeks is one to look forward to for this team.
U12/14 Girls/Boys Football
St Patrick’s U12 girls played in a blitz in Ballingarry. They played 3 matches against St Senans, Oola & Granagh /Ballingarry. Well done to all the girls & coaches.
Well done to the U14 girls who travelled to Pallasgreen and thanks to Sammi for the great work with this team.
Our U14 boys were well beaten by Claughaun,this is a very young panel and a win v Mungret on in the last round will ensure a shield semi final.
Senior Football Championship
St Patrick’s V Oola
The final round game will take place this weekend with the winner avoiding the dreaded relegation decider. Match is tbc for Friday or Sunday. Please keep track of social media for confirmation and support the team in this crucial game next weekend.