ST. PATRICK’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Junior A Hurling Championship:
St Patrick’s 2 17 Monagea 1 15
Our Junior hurling team started their championship game in the best possible fashion with a win on Sunday against West Limerick side Monagea. This was very much a game of two halves with St Patrick’s superb in the first half, two well worked goals finished to the net by Diarmuid Hegarty and Kyle Mullins the highlight in a fine first half of championship hurling. St Patrick’s led
2 12 to 0 03 and seemed to be coasting to a first round win, credit to Monagea who had other ideas and came out all guns blazing for the second half to make it a very good contest. St Patrick’s were to finish with a five point win and 2 17 on the board. Championship is all about momentum and it was vital to come away from Askeaton with a win in this first round game, great credit must go to all involved. St Kierans will be next up in round two this Sunday at 1pm in Croagh.
Team:David Geary, Gearoid o Sullivan, Gearoid Phelan, Sean Mortell, Adam Mcnamara, Wayne Cronin, Jason O Reilly, Padraig Reale, Kevin Maher, Diarmuid Hegarty, Niall Phelan, Gearoid Hegarty, Eoghan Hill, Colin Earls, Kyle Mullins: Andrew Mcmahon for C earls, David Clancy blood sub for Jason O Reilly.
Our football team were in championship action in the past week in a group that was deemed a very tough one from the outset.
Mungret were first up in Croom on Thursday last. It was a high octane game from the off with 5 goals in the first half and a missed St Patrick’s penalty, with both teams playing a brand of football that was very easy on the eye. St Patrick’s could and should have been ahead at the break but the sides went in level. Mungret took the lead on the restart and found extra space as Saints pushed to claw back the game, it was not to be and Mungret ran out deserved winners in the end.
Rathkeale were the opposition in round two, again a team who have been in the senior grade and knocking on the door of Intermediate in recent years. This game was the polar opposite to our first round game, with defences on top and it was evident alot was at stake with neither team giving an inch. The teams were level at both half time and full time in a tough, tense encounter.
Credit to the management and a very young panel of players who represented the club with great honesty and commitment. They will no doubt have grown and learned plenty in both games.
Team v Mungret:
Cian O Brien, Gearoid’O Sullivan,Wayne Cronin,Emmett McCardle, Gavin Mullins, Brìan Bennett, Sean Mortell, Shane Airey, Shay McCarthy, Eoin Hanrahan, Pa Mullins, Diarmuid Hegarty, Keelan Stephenson, Shane Halpin, Kyle Mullins.
Team V Rathkeale:
Gary Neville, Gearoid O’ Sullivan, Mark Phelan,Sean Mortell, Brìan Bennett, Pa Mullins, Emmett McCardle, Gearoid Hegarty, Gearoid Phelan, Eoin Hanrahan, Shay McCarthy, Diarmuid Hegarty, Kyle Mullins, Shane Halpin, Keelan Stephenson.
St Patrick’s/ Claughaun amalgamation played two crucial championship games this week against Croom and Patrickswell, both were very close battles that ended up in defeat in the latter stages. Both games could have went either way and there is alot of positives to be taken. Well done all.
U19 Premier Football:
The Minor Football team will play Newcastlewest in Rhebogue this Tuesday night. A win will secure a County Semi Final spot, so all support is very much needed for this super bunch of players.Best of luck to all involved.
Friday Nights Hurling:
Friday nights hurling returned for our U7s and under on Friday last.
Some of the older group welcomed Old Christians and the younger members had a hugely enjoyable night back in the field. We had super numbers present and it was a hive of activity with plenty of smiling, happy faces delighted to be back in Rhebogue.
Our U9s had a football blitz welcoming Bruff and Caherconlish, there was 25 in the green of St Patrick’s and very competitive in all games. Brilliant to see.Our U11 hurlers also continued with their training, building on their fantastic outing against Ahane on Tuesday night.
Well done all.
YOUR support is a BONUS !!!!!!!
St. Patricks GAA monthly Bonus ball draw – Underage Fundraiser for September is now Live!!!
To be in with a chance to win a fantastic prize of €200!!!!, simply enter our bonus ball draw for a cost of €10 per number!
Entry link is on all club social media pages.
The winner will be the Bonus ball number in the Irish National Lottery Main Draw on
SATURDAY September 10th 2021.
Numbers will be allocated at random and full list of entries will be posted prior to the draw.
Thank you for your support and best of luck.