St. Patrick’s Secondary School Celebrates Footballing Triptych

St. Patrick’s Secondary School’s winning teams of 2018. Front from left: Kalum Buckley, Diarmuid Daly, Sean Keane, Redmond O’Connor, Mark O’Connor and James Kenny. Second row from left: John Forrest, teacher and mentor; Brian McEnery, Evan Murphy, Seamus Fleming, John O’Sullivan, teacher and mentor; John O’Connor, Cathal Brosnan, Eoin McSweeney, Padraig Brosnan and Pa McCarthy teacher and mentor. Third row from left: David Dillon, Peter Burke, Trevor O’Sullivan, Jack McElligott, Cathal McElligott, Daire Murphy and Darragh Buckley. Fourth row from left: Shane McEnery, Garry O’Sullivan, Luke O’Connell, Adam Healy, Bryan Roche, David Griffin, Conor Wilkinson, Eoghan Kenny, Paddy Brosnan, Patrick Roche, Raymond O’Neill, Matthew O’Connor, John Bell and Adam Jensen. Back row from left: Cian Ring, Shane Óg McGaley, Sean O’Sullivan, Jason Brennan, Colm Roche, John Curtin, Nathan O’Callaghan, Dylan Curtin, Adam Kelly, James Baily, Gearoid Coffey, Josh McCarthy, Darragh Kelly and Padraig Hillard.
St. Patrick’s Secondary School’s winning captains: Luke O’Connell, first years; Luke O’Connell, U-16 ½ and Darragh Kelly Darragh, U-15.
St Patrick’s Secondary School’s First year joint captains: Raymond O’Neill (left) with Luke O’Connell and Cathal McElligott.
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The late Georgie O’Callaghan – in the thoughts of the management, teachers and pupils of St. Patrick’s as they celebrate a hugely successful sporting year. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The 2017/2018 school year has been a wonderful period for the football teams of St Patrick’s Secondary School.

Its teams won three Kerry Post Primary School titles. The U-16 ½ team captained by Garry O’Sullivan won the Joe O’Connor shield, defeating Castlegregory 4-8 to 1-7.

The U-15 team captained by Darragh Kelly won the Brendan O’Shea Shield, defeating Coláiste Íde & Íosef from Abbeyfeale 4-8 to 0-10.

Team Spirit

And, to finish off the year, a spirited team of first year’s captained by Luke O’Connell won the first year league, defeating St. Michaels College, Listowel 2-19 to 1-13 after extra time.

Wonderful Achievement

This is a wonderful achievement for the students, their teachers and for the school. This success is well deserved as all the teams have done tremendous work preparing and training throughout the year.

Huge Credit to All

Huge credit is due to them for the commitment they gave to training outside school hours and during holidays.

“This success is built on what this school instils in all of our students in terms of hard work, commitment and working for each other,” said Principal Denis O’Donovan.

“We greatly admire and encourage team work and the belief that anything is possible when everyone works together and we urge them to transfer this belief to their academic work.

Building On Success

“The future looks very positive for our footballers and we now look forward to building on this success as we prepare for next year’s competitions. Well done to all involved.”

“As the school year comes to a close I wish to thank everyone who helped and supported us during the year.

Clubs Helped Out

“Denny Porter for his huge commitment to our basketball teams, to Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club, Castleisland Rugby Club, Castleisland Soccer Club, An Ríocht Health and Leisure and Castleisland Community Centre who make their facilities available to us at all times.

“We remember the late Georgie O’Callaghan who gave so much of his time to our soccer teams. He will be greatly missed,” said Mr. O’Donovan.


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