Heartbreak for Under 14s in County Final

November 7, 2018

The St. Patrick's Under 14 Football team 2014 County Final

Back;  Micky o'brien, James Fitzgerald, Frank meagher, Eoin ryan, Michael Ryan, Conor Duggan, Jack Meagher, Sean Ryan.

Front:  Darragh Hall, Adam Cuddihy, Pauric O'Brien, Eoin Fitzgerald, Dale Murphy, Patrick Griffin, Quinn Moran, James Horan, Keith Morrissey.

On Saturday last our under 14 footballers put on a fine display in the Co. Final and were unlucky to be defeated Thurles Gaels  after extra time.  St. Pat's got off to an explosive start scoring two goals in the first few minutes. Thurles gaels then got going and pegged back the lead and the teams were level at half-time. The second half was tit for tat with scores exchanged at either end. Things were looking good for St. Pat's with five minutes to go as they led by two points. Indeed at this stage of the game our lads had chances to finish off the game and these misses were to prove to  be very costly at the end as Thurles gaels scored a goal in the final minute to go one point ahead. It took a point from a free from Conor Duggan to level the game in the dying seconds. With the score level at full time extra time had to be played to determine the winners.  Thurles gaels started the extra time the stronger and scored two quick goals. For the rest of extra time it was a case of St. Pats bombarding the Thurles goal to try and peg back the goals but unfortunately time ran out and Thurles Gaels were crowned county champions.  It was a very disappointing end to the game for our lads as they rued the miss chances they had to finish out the game in full time however they can be very proud of their performance. They now turn their attention to hurling where we hope they can repeat their acheivements in football by winning the south hurling championship and hopefully have another crack at a county title. 

  The team was: Michael Ryan, Jack Meagher, Patrick Griffin, James Horan, Seán Ryan, Darragh Hall, Dale Murphy, Conor Duggan, Pauric O’Brien, Eoin Ryan, Frank Meagher, Adam Cuddihy, Mikey O’Brien, Eoghan Fitzgerald, James Fitzgerald, Keith Morrissey.Thanks to all the players for putting in such a big effort for the last few months.We thank their selectors James Ryan, Eamon Hall and Jimmy O’Brien for the time and effort they put into preparing this team. Thanks also to the parents and Grandparents who drove the players to several matches over the last few months. We thank Jimmy O’Brien for sponsorship of the meal after the South Final and thanks also to Michael Britton of Cloneen Auto Repairs for a very generous contribution towards team costs.

On Thursday 26th June our under 14 hurlers play Cahir at 7.00 in Cahir and on Thursday 3rd July they play Moyle Rovers in Anner Park Cloneen also at 7.00

.Also on this Sunday 29th June our under 10 footballers travel to Monroe for the South Tipperary Blitz. St. Patricks play Kilsheelan/Kilcash at 11.00, Grangemockler at 11.30,Clonmel Óg at 12.30 and Moyle Rovers at 1.00.

On Monday 7thJuly our under 16 hurlers play Grangemockler/Ballyneale at 7.00 in Anner Park Cloneen. They play Moyle Rovers in Monroe on Monday 21st July and play Cahir in Cahir on Monday 28th July.

GAA Summer Kellogs Cul CampThe St. Patricks Annual Summer camp will commence on Monday 7th July and continue until Friday 11th July. Please keep this week free.

On Saturday 28th June we will be holding the Annual Mary Moroney under 16 hurling tournament in Anner Park Cloneen. Semi Finals will be at 11.00 and 12.00. Shield and cup finals will be played in the afternoon. Lets hope the sun shines for a great day of hurling.