St. Pat’s retain Coughlan Cup
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.
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
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.