St. Patrick’s Reach All-Ireland U-19’A’ Basketball Cup Final

The St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland, U-19 Basketball team which defeated ‘The Bish’ of Galway and qualified for the U-19 A Cup final. Front from left: Garry O’Sullivan, Darren O’Donovan, Aaron Fleming, Padraig Fleming, Shane Óg McGaley, Jack Tobin, Dara Culhane and Adam Kelly. Back from left: Paul Butler, Donal Geaney, Darragh Kelly, John Curtin, Gearoid Coffey, Nathan O’Callaghan, Keith Deniel, Cian Ring, Padraig Hilliard, Cathal Culloty, Owen Hayes and Coach, Denny Porter.
St. Patrick’s Secondary School First Year Soccer team which defeated Desmond College, Newcastle West in the opening round of the Munster Schools’ competition. Front from left: Jamie Curtin, Owen O’Connor, David Healy, Aidan Young, Eoghan Shire, Jack Walsh, Luke Toomy and Shane Gilroy. Back from left: T J Griffin, Shea Lawless, Sean Brosnan, Jack Brosnan, Marc O’Connor, Ciaran Mangan, Jack O’Donoghue, Larry Nolan, Ayrton Burke, Conor Martin and Jamie Lynch.
Prize winners in the School’s lunchtime chess tournament from left: winner, Johannes Garner receiving his prize from teacher, John Hegarty with runner up, Eoin McSweeney.

The U-19 basketball team from St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland has reached the All-Ireland final of the post primary schools premier basketball competition, the U19’A’ Cup.

“This is a wonderful and historical achievement for the school as no team from a school our size has ever reached the final of this competition,” said Principal Denis O’Donovan.

The team secured its place in the final by defeating one of the most successful schools in second level basketball competition, St. Joseph’s, ‘The Bish’ of Galway 70-66. The game was played in the UL Arena recently.

St. Patrick’s will now play Mercy Mounthawk in an all Kerry final on January 21st. and this will be played in the Tallaght stadium in Dublin.

“The very best of luck to the team and coaches who are absolutely focused and determined to make history and bring the cup to town.

Soccer News from St. Patrick’s

Well done to our first year soccer team which had a great win over Desmond College, Newcastle West in the first round of the Munster Schools’ Soccer competition.

Chess Tournament

Over the last few weeks our junior classes took part in our school chess tournament.

The tournament was run during lunch time under the guidance of our science teacher, John Hegarty. The competition was won by Johannes Garmer of third year and the runner up was Eoin McSweeney also of third year.