In-form Patrician Academy hosts its first ever Environmental Day
THE Patrician Academy Senior footballers continued their impressive winning streak in Pairc Ui Chaoimh last Wednesday.
They faced Presentation College in the quarter final of the Munster Sheain Ui Mhurchu competition. Having decided to play against the strong wind in the first half, the Academy boys started very well, retaining possession and working their way forward with purpose.
Within 10 minutes they had set the standard of the game and led by four points to no score.
Given the elements, Presentation grew into the game and pulled two points back. The Academy stuck to their game plan however and kicked on again taking the ball through the lines, drawing fowls deep into their opponents half.
Thanks to some excellent placed ball kicking from the impressive midfield combination of both Kieran Twomey and Eanna O’Hanlon they led by 0-8 to 0-2. Aided by the wind, Presentation hit a purple patch hitting twp goals in quick succession to level it up.
Good play from Brian O’Sullivan, Jack Dillon, Colm O’Shea and Shane Merritt led to Eoin Kelleher rattling the net to wrap up the half, 1-8 to 2-2.
On the resumption, with the wind to their back, the Academy began where they left off, this time leaving it long to the talented players like Ciaran O’Sullivan and Conor Corbett. A quick succession of points had them on the front foot again, leading by 1-12 to 2-2.
Then a super shot by Conor McMahon raised another green flag to put real distance between the sides.
Despite a glimmer of hope for Presentation through a goal, the Academy finished strong, most notably with a clever goal from Barry O’Shea, running out comfortably winners on a final score line of 3-17 to 3-6 to book their place in the semi final.
Last Wednesday the Patrician Academy’s Green-School Committee hosted their first ever Environmental Day. As predicted it was an enormous success.
The committee’s primary objective was to reduce waste in the school. A variety of strategies were implemented in order to achieve this such as the introduction of the Patrician Academy Water Bottle in order to reduce plastic waste; monitoring and identification of litter blackspots in the school.
After much discussion it was decided that making the student body aware of how their actions affect the environment was pivotal. One of the major events was the Environmental Day. The main goal was to emphasise the negative impacts an individual’s actions have on the environment.
The plan for the day was to show a documentary, “A Plastic Tide”, to enhance each student’s knowledge on the environment. In conjunction with that a poetry, slogan and art competition was organised to act as an incentive for the first and second years to make themselves more broad minded in terms of the environment.
In addition to that an environmental quiz was devised as a fun way of learning about the environment for the students.
Meanwhile, the Patrician Academy ran out 12 point winners over Colaiste Chriost Ri in the first round of the Cork Colleges Senior B Hurling Championship.
Playing into a strong wind in the first half the Academy got to grips with a bright early start by C C Ri to lead by two points at half time, 0-8 to 0-6. Playing with the wind in the second half the Academy took control, eventually running out deserved winners with a scoreline of 0-24 to 0-12.
In a fine team performance there were notable performances from Niall O’Riordan at full back, Kieran Twomey in midfield and Eanna O’Hanlon at centre forward.
Academy scorers were K Twomey 0-7 (6f ) E O’Hanlon 0-5, Eoin Kelliher and C Carroll 0-3, D Walsh and C McMahon 0-2, B O’Connor and B O’Shea 0-1.
Kenny Dunne and Kevin Fitzpatrick pictured at the Environmental Day at the Patrician Academy, Mallow.
Pictured at the Enviromental Day at the Patrician Academy were Luke Barrow, Henry Egbo and Conor Lavery.