St. Pat’s re­tain Cough­lan Cup

Bray People - - Sport -

EIGH­TEEN SCHOOLS turned up for this pop­u­lar nine aside blitz on Wed­nes­day 15th Oc­to­ber.

They came from all parts of Wick­low, from as far south as Aughrim, Dunlavin from the west and many schools from Bray and all along the east coast.

The teams were di­vided into four groups with the win­ners from each group tak­ing part in the semi-fi­nals. In Grúpa ah Aon were St. Pat’s (1), Kil­coole, St. Cro­nan’s (2) and Round­wood.

Grúpa a Dó con­sisted of Gaelscoil Inbhear Mór, New­town, St. Pat’s (s), Dunlavin and Aughrim (2).

In Grúpa a Trí were St. Cro­nan’s (1), St. Kevin’s, St. Lau­rence’s and Ash­ford, while in Grúpa a Ceathair were Avoca, St. Peter’s, St. Brigid’s, Moneystown and Aughrim (1).

It was won­der­ful to see two new­com­ers, Moneystown and Avoca, and Cu­mann na mBun­scol Cill Mhan­táin hopes to see them at many more of our events in the fu­ture.

Fol­low­ing a round robin se­ries of matches St. Peter’s met St. Kevin’s in one semi-fi­nal while in the other St. Pat’s the hold­ers met Dunlavin. The hold­ers were just that lit­tle bit too strong for the chal­lengers and qual­i­fied for the fi­nal while St. Kevin’s de­feated St. Peter’s in the sec­ond semi-fi­nal.

On the day St. Pat’s came with a very strong, well coached side. A cou­ple of early scores saw them off to a very good start and they never re­ally looked back. How­ever, St. Kevin’s never re­lented and the fi­nal score line (1-8 to no score) does not re­flect the great ef­fort they put into mak­ing the game a very en­joy­able one played in a great sport­ing spirit.

In­deed it was a case of St. Kevin’s do­ing ev­ery­thing right ex­cept putting scores on the board. St. Kevin’s were de­lighted that they got to the fi­nal as they have not been in this po­si­tion in a long time.

Cu­mann na mBun­scol Cill Mhan­táin is in­debted to the Kil­coole GAA club for pro­vid­ing us with the venue and to John Byrne for hav­ing the grounds in pris­tine con­di­tion.

Colm Gaskin as usual was of great help on the day and he brought with him three ref­er­ees all of whom have played with the county – Gareth Doyle, Gary Duffy and Leighton Glynn.

Leighton trav­elled to Aus­tralia on Satur­day with the Com­pro­mised Rules team and we wish him the best of luck. His pres­ence en­hanced the day enor­mously. We would also like to ex­tend our best wishes to Jimmy Dunne and Hugh Kenny on their trip.

Our sym­pa­thies are with Pat Kelle­her, from Ark­low, on the re­cent tragic death of his brother in Cork. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

AL­LIANZ AU­TUMN HURL­ING LEAGUES

St. An­thony’s 4-6, St. Brigid’s 53: (This re­port was writ­ten by Evan Bru­ton and Jor­dan Greene, Rang a Cúig, St. An­thony’s).

This re­ally was a game of two halves. St. An­thony’s started the match with most of the pos­ses­sion. The first-half saw some lovely scores by Cil­lian Mol­loy, James Toner and Jake Ryan. Jake Ryan had a good first-half. Af­ter half­time St. Brigid’s caught up. St. Brigid’s played re­ally well, es­pe­cially Tom Fo­ley. Luck­ily for us in the last few min­utes Barry Diskin scored from the half­way line to level things. For us Jamie Mur­ray was man of the match mak­ing some great blocks and never giv­ing up. For St. Brigid’s Cor­mac Byrne played re­ally well. Well done to both teams for a very sport­ing game!

St. An­thony’s: Jake Ryan, Cil­lian Mol­loy, Zakk Meakin, Barry Diskin, Ste­fan Evers, Jack Healy, Scott Cum­mins, Conor Martin, Conor Owens, Jamie Mur­ray, Colm Lynch, James Toner and Lee Wil­liams.St. Brigid’s: Clancy Smith, Kevin Smith, Cathal Smullen, Kean Gill­more, Neil Dane, Conal Dane, Dar­ren Car­ron, To­mas Fo­ley, Cor­mac Byrne, Sean Loo­ley, Ja­son and Shane Fen­lon.

FIX­TURES

Week Beginning 20ú Deireadh Fón­mhair

Roinn a hAon: Scoil Chualann v St. Pat’s agus St. Lau­rence’s v St. Cro­nan’s

Roinn a Dó: Glenealy v St. Kevin’s agus Rath­drum v Ash­ford

Roinn a Trí: Gaelscoil Cill Mhan­táin v Kil­coole agus St. Brigid’s v St. Pat’s with Rath­new free Week Beginning 3ú Samhain Roinn a hAon: St. Pat’s v St. Cro­nan’s agus Scoil Chualann v St. Lau­rence’s

Roinn a Dó: Glenealy v Rath­drum agus St. Kevin’s v Ash­ford

Roinn a Trí: Rath­new v Kil­coole agus St. Brigid’s v Gaelscoil Cill Mhan­táin with St. Pat’s free

SHIELD

The Wickow Times Shield is a one day girls foot­ball blitz. The 2008 com­pe­ti­tion will take place on Wed­nes­day 22nd Oc­to­ber beginning at 11.00 a.m. in the Round­wood GAA Grounds. This is a nine-a-side foot­ball blitz with no age limit. For futher de­tails con­tact Pádraig Cor­bett on 012818399.

NA­TIONAL AWARDS TIME

The as­ses­sors will be de­lib­er­a­tion this com­ing week­end. We wish all schools that have en­tered the awards the best of luck and hope to see their names among the list of nom­i­nees in due course. Go néirí libh!

St. Pa­trick’s cel­e­brate af­ter re­tain­ing the Cough­lan Cup.

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