Pat’s boys do club and county proud with wonderful success
next in the quarter-final in St. Mary’s Cahirsiveen at 3pm but the boys were on form gathering another big win, 7-13 to 1-03.
Scott Sheridan converted four goals to be top scorer in this game. Jack Fox scored 1-03. Dylan Kavanagh had 1-02. Three points for Luke Kelly, a goal for Callum Kelly, two points for Fionn Luddy and Mark O’Brien while Tom Hodgkinson completed the scoring with a point.
Declan O’Sullivan the Kerry Captain who lifted the Sam Maguire Cup twice met with the team and management and imparted very worthy words of wisdom. The lads headed to the white strand beach for some very welcome rest and recovery.
The boys faced Annaclone from Banbridge in the semi-final on the Sunday morning in Fossa GAA Club, Killarney, at 11.30am, more determined than ever.
With a good lead at half-time they kept their heads down, winning 6-07 to 1-05. Luke Kelly was on fire scoring 4-04 with the other goals coming from Matthew Ryan and Callum Kelly, Jack Fox with two points and Fionn Luddy with a point.
The Pat’s boys were heading to the Cup final in Direen (Legion) GAA Club, Killarney at 2pm.
They were up against a strong Thomastown opposition who had defeated their hosts Renard in the other semi-final by 5-10 to 2-03.
Our boys started well playing with the wind but Thomastown found gaps and converted two goals.
Our lads regrouped and went in at half time a point ahead 1-05 to 2-01.
Cian Kelly played a captains role in the second half ensuring we only conceded a point from a free.
With an excellent display of football the lads scored two goals in the first two minutes of the second half against the wind.
The third goal of the half came just before Cian Kelly was injured and had to leave the field on a stretcher.
The boys secured the Cup victory with a final score of 4-05 to 2-02. Luke Kelly kept up his scoring rate with 2-01 and Callum Kelly getting the two goals. Jack Fox, Fionn Luddy, Mark Whelan and Mark O’Brien all had single points to ensure the St. Pat’s boys were crowned 2016 Division 10 Féile winners!
Jack Fox accepted the trophy on behalf of the injured captain Cian Kelly and his team mates.
Congratulations to the Feile 2016 panel of Padraig Cahill, Mark Whelan, Mark Evans, Ryan Kavanagh, Tom Hodgkinson, Callum Kelly, Dylan Kavanagh, Fionn Luddy, Paul Marah, Finn Egan Barron, Darren O’Brien, Aaron Loughlin, Cathal O’Briain, Jack Fox, Matthew Ryan, Fionn O’Brien, Mark O’Brien, Luke Kelly, Cian Kelly, Frank Reynolds, Josh Watson, Jamie Noble, Scott Sheridan, Liam Connolly, Bill O’Brien and everyone involved enjoy the victory!
We wish a speedy recovery to the Under-14 captain Cian Kelly who was injured in the final minutes of the final and Jamie Noble and Cathal O’Briain who were unable to play over the weekend due to serious injuries.
A big thank you to our hosts Renard GAA Club who made us most welcome to the scenic South Kerry. We had a fantastic time. The boys will talk about this fantastic experience for years to come.
Thank you to the Renard Club members who followed our lads to Direen for their final this afternoon when they could have been watching Ireland play.
To all the parents and supporters who travelled the long distance to South Kerry Thank you for your support it was very much appreciated.
The St Patrick’s team during the Féile in Munster.