ST PATRICK’S GAA CLUB NOTES
St Patrick’s 2 10 Granagh/Ballingarry 1 13
Our Intermediate hurlers opened their championship campaign with a well deserved draw in Clarina.Saints opened the scoring when Colin Earls pointed from play before Granagh/B levelled minutes later. John Mullane goaled from close range and the game flowed from end to end with St Patrick’s leading by a point at half time, our scores coming from four pointed Calvin Moran frees and a classy point from play by Gearoid Hegarty.
Granagh/B had a great start to the second half when they scored 1 1 to move three clear. We were reduced to 14 men in the lead up to their goal and for the next ten minutes Granagh/B added four more points.We replied with a point through Gearoid Hegarty but six points down with ten minutes to go and against a stiff breeze things looked bleak.St Patrick’s showed huge character, guts and spirit from here on to keep Granagh/Ballingarry scoreless and added three points through Gearoid Hegarty who was dominating proceedings at this stage.The all important second goal came from sub Padraig Reale and another brilliant Hegarty score had the sides level at full time.
Huge Credit to all involved tonight.
Dromcollogher/Broadford are the opposition next Saturday at 6pm in Croagh.
David Geary, Jack Greenwood,Mark Phelan, James Madden,Andrew Hannigan, Brendan Mullins, Gearoid Phelan,Jason Mullins, Conor Kavanagh, Niall Phelan,Gearoid Hegarty,Kevin Maher, John Mullane, Colin Earls, Calvin Moran.
Padraig Reale for Niall Phelan, Travis Quaid for Colin Earls ,David Clancy for James Madden, Michael Geary for Calvin Moran
Anthony Kett, Thomas O Grady ,Gavin Mullins, Conor O Sullivan ,Craig Rochford ,Nathan Shaughnessy, Pat Mullins and Wayne Cronin inj.
Premier Minor Football
St Kierans 3 6 St Patrick’s 1 9
A big effort from the Minor team on Thursday night just fell short in the end .Playing up the hill in the first half in Coolcapagh, Saints were very unlucky to find themselves seven points down at the break.Both sides had goal chances , St Kierans found the net, we were unlucky on a few occasions. St Patrick’s began to dominate early in the second half with Andrew Mcmahon and Diarmuid Hegarty to the fore and had the lead back to three.St Kierans were to go back up the other end and hit us with a sucker punch and raise a green flag. St Patrick’s once again reduced the gap to three points with Kyle Mullins, Travis Quaid and Donnchadh O Callaghan kicking some great scores but St Kierans held on for the win, in a very good contest.
Three games remain in the group and St Patrick’s will know that they can have a big say in the Championship if they build on tonight’s performance.
Josh McCarthy,Pearse Shields,Adam McNamara,Gearoid O Sullivan,Kyle Mullins( 0 2),Scott Kirwan(0 2),Patrick Doherty,Diarmuid Hegarty(1 1),Andrew McMahon(0 1)(c),Evan O Halloran,Shay McCarthy,Donnchadh O Callaghan(0 1), Travis Quaid(0 2), Liam Neilan,Jack Collopy.
Keith O Brien for Josh McCarthy
Josh McCarthy for Shay McCarthy
Nathan Shaughnessy Inj.
Well done to our U14 Hurlers who had a great win against Na Piarsaigh. Super performance by all who played and thanks to the management and players for their hard work.
U21 B Hurling County Final
Southside Gaels 1 10
Killacolla Gaels 3 16
A young Southside team ended up second best in the county final, but can be proud of a good Championship run.
St Patrick’s will once again participate in the great event that is Team Limerick Clean Up on Friday April 19.