St. Pat’s Football Success Tradition Continues

At the presentation of new gear from O’Connor’s Coaches were from left: Pauric Heffernan, Cillian Reidy, Shane Gilroy, Thomas O’Connor’s, O’Connor’s Coaches; Jack Brosnan, Evan Brennan and Oilean Walsh.
At the Crag Cave presentation of gear to St. Pat’s footballers were from left: David Healy, Conor Cahill, Donie Geaney, Crag Cave; Ruairí Brosnan and Killian Dennehy.
Team, mentors and sponsor in this photograph of the presentation of gear by O’Connor’s Coaches to St. Pat’s. Front from left: Pa McCarthy, teacher; Eoghan Shire, Gerard Costello, David Healy, Thomas O’Connor, O’Connors of Kerry; Cillian Reidy, Thomas Kelliher, Dean Martin, Ruairí Brosnan, Mint O’Connor, John Forrest, teacher. Back from left: Jack Brosnan, Shane Gilroy, Ciarán Mangan, Killian Dennehy, Oilean Walsh, Luke McShane, Tomás Jones, Larry Nolan, Pauric Heffernan, Shane Kelliher, Patrick O’Shea, Conor Martin, Owen O’Connor and Evan Brennan.
An all-in photograph of the Crag Cave presentation of gear to St. Pat’s. Included are front from left: Donie Geaney, Crag Cave;  Tomás Jones, Noah Fitzgerald, Daniel McCarthy, TJ Walsh, David Healy, Ruairí Brosnan, Killian Dennehy, Conor Cahill, Tomas Kelliher, Gearoid Healy, Ben O’Keeffe, Sean O’ Flynn and John O’Sullivan, teacher. Back from left: Pa McCarthy, teacher; Ciaran O’Connell, Eugene Deniel, Rory O’Connor, Sean Barry, Jack Walsh, James Hickey, Shane Kelliher, Luke Toomy, Dean Martin, Michael Griffin, Joseph Bell, Frank Wharton, Cormac Walsh, Danny Hickey, Gerard Costello, Joshua Ryan and John Forrest, teacher.

St. Patrick’s Secondary School is only half way through the school year but have already added two cups to the trophy cabinet.

The U-16.5 team has already secured the Joe O’Connor Cup early in December, the St Pat’s U-15 team then added a Munster title to the school’s tally for 2021 on winning the Éamonn Uí Mháirtín Cup.

The team achieved this in impressive fashion with a 5-13 to 0-6 win against Castletroy College on December 13th.

Cup Named after Kerry Man

It is the first time since 2016 that this cup, named after a Kerry man, has been brought back to the Kingdom.

Success has come from the hard work, dedication and training put in by these students under the guidance and commitment of their teachers and coaches, Pa McCarthy, John Forrest and John O’ Sullivan.

Working with these experienced and accomplished coaches has given this group of students a huge opportunity to develop and add to the skills and knowledge that they bring to the school from their local GAA clubs.

Munster Medals in Pockets

The school is delighted to have students with Munster medals in their pockets so early in their sporting lives.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous sponsors: O’Connor’s Coaches and Crag Cave.

Having the backing and support of these thriving local businesses in getting these students suitably kitted out to participate in high level sports emphasises the great local commitment and pride of place fostered by the business community here in Castleisland.

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