ST PATRICK’S GAA CLUB NOTES
St Patricks 0 11 Knockaderry 0 15
Disappointment for our Intermediate hurling team on Saturday evening in Mick Neville Park, losing to West side Knockaderry, after failing to fire in an under par performance.
The first quarter was a tight affair with Knockaderry leading 5 points to 4, Gearoid Hegarty with three points and Padraig Reale from midfield adding our fourth.
The second “quarter” after the water break followed much the same pattern, a tight contest. Wayne Cronin operating at full forward and Padraig Reale added a point each, but Knockaderry led at the short whistle 8 points to 6!
On the resumption Knockaderry extended their lead to four, Pa Mullins replied with a vital score and Jason Mullins added another. Knockaderry again pressed ahead by four points, then a big moment arrived in the game when a gilt edged goal chance was brilliantly saved by the Knockaderry custodian and a big opportunity had passed.
The final ten minutes were of a stop start nature and in a game that had little or no incident and played in good nature, was to see dismissals on both sides and put a stop to any momentum we looked to build.
A performance the team and management will look to put behind themselves with little time to dwell, a quick turnaround, and another vital championship match against Newcastlewest in Croagh next Saturday at 7pm.
A championship game under the belt will no doubt see an improvement in what is now knockout hurling, against 2019 beaten county finalists Newcastlewest.
David Geary,Gearoid O Sullivan,Gearoid Phelan,Jack Greenwood,Pa Mullins(c),Gearoid Hegarty,Sean Mortell,Padraig Reale,Travis Quaid,Jason Mullins, Niall Phelan, Brendan Mullins, Sam Forde, Wayne Cronin,Adam Mcnamara.
Colin Earls for Sam Forde, Michael Geary for Adam Mcnamara, Stephen Murphy for Niall Phelan.
Our U14 team played a good Granagh/Ballingarry team in Rhebogue on Wednesday night. A young side they never made it easy and can be proud of their efforts. Well done to all.
Our U12 team will play Patrickswell this week in their first league game, they have trained in good numbers in recent weeks and are eager to take to the field of play.
Brilliant to see the big numbers in the field for underage training on the bank holiday Friday last.
Training continues on Friday nights & for further info you can contact the club page.
Well done to our future stars.