St. Patrick’s Secondary School Celebrates Cup Double and Teamwork

The Russell Cup winning St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland team with mentors / teachers. front from left: Tomás Jones, Padraig Reidy, David Healy, Ruairí Brosnan, John O’ Sullivan, teacher; Conor Cahill, Noah Fitzgerald, Daniel McCarthy and Gearóid Healy. Middle row from left: John Forrest, teacher; Joseph Bell, Killian Dennehy, Dean Martin, TJ Walsh, Gerard Costello, Shane Kelliher, Frank Wharton, Michael Horan, Danny Hickey, James Hickey and Pa McCarthy, teacher. Back row from left: Rory O’Connor, Cormac Walsh, Ciaran O’Connell, Eugene Deniel, Thomas Kelliher, Sean O’Sullivan, Mícheál Hickey, Eoin Walshe, Ben O’Keeffe, Joshua Ryan, Jack Walsh and Sean O’Flynn. The squad also included: Sean Barry, Michael Griffin, and Luke Toomy.

St. Patrick’s Secondary School recently attended a medal presentation lunch to celebrate and mark the success of their current U-15 footballers.

After successfully winning the Munster Éamon Uí Máirtín Cup and the County Russell Cup it was time for the team to have a celebration lunch at Crag Caves.

Past pupil and member of the 1991 St. Pat’s Russell Cup winning team, Liam Brosnan, attended to present the team with their medals.

Tony Brosnan Appeared

A surprise guest appearance by Kerry Senior footballer Tony Brosnan was a clear indication of the significance of the occasion. Tony was very generous with his time, chatting with the medal winners and offering words of advice to the team as they progress further in their footballing lives.

Liam Brosnan offered sage words of advice and congratulations to the players, emphasising the importance of enjoyment and the friendships that they will build and keep from a school team.

He also congratulated the school on having teachers with the coaching experience and expertise to be able to bring the best out of young players and help them develop their potential.

Celebrate One Another

The team members were delighted to be presented with commemorative training tops by Deputy Principal Tim Long who congratulated them on showing such commitment, team work and dedication throughout the year.

He also thanked the teachers involved in coaching the team and the players themselves for creating such a positive buzz around the school all year through their continued success and in the glow of their adopted motto: ‘Never miss a moment to celebrate one another!

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