Archive for September, 2013

News Digest 20/09/13

Posted in Football, Hurling on September 23, 2013 by Imreoir

Under 12
On Sunday last 15th September our under 12 hurlers played Ballyneale in Anner Park Cloneen. Unfortunately Ballyneale were victorious by 3-6 to 0-2.

Under 16
On Sunday last our under 16 hurlers were defeated by Kilsheelan-Kilcash in the South Tipperary semi final played in Monroe when the score was 3-12 to 0-7. The team was:
Jody Sheehan, Jack Purcell, Ross McCormack, Adam Fitzgerald, Jamie Broderick, Conor Clancy, Owen O’Donovan, Paul Moloney, Charlie Manton, Aidan Buckley, Alex O’Donovan, Cameron Moynihan, Niall Keane, Shane Hannigan, Cathal Mahoney, Brendan Kearney, Michael Boland, Niall Mockler and Nathan Costello. We thank the players for the time and effort they put into hurling and football this year. Thanks to selectors Micheál Broderick and Kenny Brett for the time and effort they put into preparing the team for the championship. This is a thankless job and we are grateful to those who give so much of their time to preparing teams for the championships.

On Saturday week last three of our players were in action for the Co. Tipperary under 16 Hurling teams. Aidan Buckley and Conor Clancy were members of the County A team that reached the final of the Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Final only to suffer a last minute defeat at the hands of Kilkenny. Cathal Mahoney was a member of the Co. B team that also reached their final but were defeated by Cork. Well done boys.

Minor Hurling
Our minor hurlers were defeated by Ballyneale on Friday evening last in Mullinahone and so ended our championship involvement for this year at minor level. We thank the players for the time and effort they put into the championships this year. Thanks also to selectors Tomás McCormack and Jimmy O Brien who trained the minors this year

Gaelic for Others
Congratulations to our G4O ladies team who have been successful in their application to play in Croke Park on All Ireland Ladies Final Day – Sunday the 29th of September. Huge credit must go to Mairead Foley who put so much work into preparing the application. The St. Patrick’s submission was one of six teams chosen from all over the country and the only team from Tipperary. This is a fantastic achievement for our small club, that the St. Patricks’ G4O will be gracing ‘Croke Park’ on one of the biggest days of the year – well done to all involved!

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Where will Liam spend the Christmas of 2013?

Posted in Hurling on September 2, 2013 by Imreoir

On who’s sideboard will Liam McCarthy reside this Christmas? It is going to be fascinating and its genuinely very difficult to call, very difficult to analyse where this final will be won and lost. Here are some thoughts… Continue reading

St. Pats contest U10 Ground Hurling Shield Final

Posted in Hurling on September 2, 2013 by Imreoir

Last Saturday was the annual Mullinahone U10/12 Hurling tournament.

Mullinahone kindly asked our U6 hurlers to play their U6s to open the event. Both U6 teams produced a very entertaining game watched by a big crowd. Our lads won it by a few scores.

Squad; Mike Dywer, Eoin Morrisey, Cathal Keane, Michael Cuddihy, Sean Fitzgerald, Conor Danaher, Cormac Duggan, Charlie Noonan

In the U10 ground hurling tournament we were in a group with Graigue Ballycallan(Kilkenny), Mullinahone and Eoghan Rua(Tyrone). Our first game was against Graigue/Ballycallan. We started ok and picked up two scores(a point and a goal are counted as one score) in the first half. Graigue got a score back early in the second half which kept the bare min between the sides. We eventually got another score to put us three to one ahead and a first victory in the bag.

Our second game was against Eoghan Rua and it was a tough battle but the lads got through by 2 scores. So two victories from two and Mullinahone had similar. So the decider between ourselves and the hosts and what a game it turned out to be. The Drangan / Cloneen lads started well and picked up the first score, a goal by Brain O’Halloran. Mullinahone leveled soon afterwards. Two frees from Cathal Foley put us 3 to one up. Mullinahone picked up a score before half time to leave it on a knife edge. The hurling from both sides was very good and the crowd well entertained by the skill and commitment of both sets of players.

The second half started at the same pace as the first with Mullinahone picking up the first score to leave it all square. The sliothar was up and down the field with neither team yielding. Mullinahone with a few mins left got a score to put them in front. Fair play to the St. Pats side for digging in and they, with a minute to go, got the equaliser. It finished a draw after a massive game of ground hurling. Both teams were level on points(2 wins and a draw) and Mullinahone progressed as group winners, based on score difference.

But it wasn’t over for Pats, we qualified for the semi finals based on a best runner up spot. So onto the semi final and it was Pats vs Carrick Swan and Mullinahone vs Golden. Pats started slow against Swan with Swan going in at half time 2 scores up. The Drangan/Cloneen lads upped it in the second half and unfortunately it finished 5 to 2 to Swan. Swan progressed to the Cup final vs Mullinahone(who defeated Golden) and we went onto a shield final vs Golden.

Unfortunately tiredness began to show on the Pats players and we never got into it really in the shield final. Golden ran out deserving winners by 4 scores. Despite losing the final, the St. Pats young hurlers were a credit to the club, they hurled with great fire and determination and a very high level of skill. Over recent years, possible the first time ever(?), it was the first time that we qualified out of our group and contested a final. Well done to the young lads.

Also a thanks to Mullinahone; this is a great tournament and St. Pats are delighted to be involved in it.

St. Pats squad;

D. Gleeson, J.Brett, L.Fox, A.Fitzgerald, J.Cleere, C.Foley, C.Crannitch, R.Crannitch, R.Cuddihy, J.Ryan, E.White, B.Halloran, B.Cuddihy, W.Cleere

U14 Hurling South Final

Posted in Hurling on September 2, 2013 by Imreoir

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St. Patricks 3-02  Fethard 4-13

Hard luck to our U14 hurlers who were defeated by Fethard in the South hurling final last Thursday evening. Fethard had a deserved win on the night but our lads put in a committed performance. Well done to the lads and the mentors(James Ryan, Colm Duggan, Cathal Mahony, Ciarain Mockler) on getting to the final.