The Senior hurlers had a workman like win over St Dominics in the latest round of the senior Championship held in Athleague on Sunday evening last on a scoreline of 1-15 to 3-6, This qualifies them for a place in the semifinals. The Under 21 Hurlers have qualified for the county final and is believed to be Fixed for Tuesday night July 25th. in Athleague. TBC
Minor Football Championship, Division 2, Round 2
The Pearses Minor Football Team got their Championship back on track on Friday evening last with a one point victory over St. Dominics. Coming just a week after the opening round one point loss to Kilmore/Shannon Gaels, this was a must win game and great credit must go to all players for this win in a game that mid way through the second half looked like slipping away.
Pearses led at half time by one point , 1-3 to 0-5 with the goal scored by Paul Carey after a good attacking move. The highlight of the first half was a top class save by Pearseskeeper Jamie Keogh at a time when St. Dominics were enjoying a good period of possession.
The second half was an edge of the seat affair with St. Dominics going a point up with 5 minutes remaining but a super point by Charles Nevin from a 45 followed by a Paul Carey point saw Pearses record this important win on a score line of 1-8 to 0-10. In what was a great team display special mention must go to the back four of Jamie Keogh, ConorLohan, Seamie
Team & Scorers: Jamie Keogh, Conor Lohan,
Our U10s travelled to Kiltoom on Saturday last to play in the St Bridgits blitz. We played in games against Clan Na Gael St Dominicks St Brigits and Roscommon Gaels. We had 22 players on the day and they all played very well showcasing some of the skills they are learning each Saturday morning. Panel on the day was Adam Doran Michael Brooks Alex Keogh Conor Flynn David Kenny Keelan Doran Kieran Cunningham Paul Greene Michael Acitt. Donnacha Monaghan Soloman Shaid Fionn O Brien Jack Brooks Oisin Kelly Gavin Kelly Calum Moore Robbie BrooksLouis Greene Niall DoranDavid Downey Senan Naughton Keelan Kelly John Price Ross Glynn. We are playing Roscommon Gaels at 7pm on Thursday evening 27th July. Thank to all the parents who travelled to Kiltoom and St Brigits for organizing the blitz.
Elphin-Ballinameen 3-9 V Pádraig Pearses 3-8 19:30 Venue: Orchard Park Elphin
On Sunday evening our boys U16 team suffered a tough defeat against a strong Elphin-Ballinameen side. Leading for large parts of the game our lads will be disappointed not to have made the journey back home with some vital championship points in the bag. This was a very entertaining end to end game with a very intense championship edge to the encounter. Referees generally don’t get a mention unless its in a negative way so well done to referee Paul Daly who let the encounter flow and develop into a proper championship game. After a good start aided by a fortuitous Liam Creavin free ending up in the back of the net Pearses went in at the break leading by 2-6 to 2-2. In the first half the platform for the teams good start revovled around a strong midfield combination of Eoin Keogh and Patrick Grehan who worked hard throughout. They were well assisted by the in form inside line of Rory Ryan, Conor Blackweir and Liam Creavin. In the second half our lads continued the good work with a strong defensive display by the Pearses back six consisting of Darragh Finn, Eoin McManus, Keelan Galvin, John Moore, Conor Lohan and Jason Cunningham. As the half progressed and we failed to convert periods of dominance into a controlling lead Elphin-Ballinameen rallied and rattled of 4 points in a row to ensure a tight finish to the encounter. Having worked hard all through our half forward line of Thomas Carey, Jack Downey and Connell Moore struggled to contain an Elphin-Ballinameen line growing in impact as the game entered the final five minutes. Substitutes Jamie Curely and Ronan Finn introduced early in the 2nd half kept the battle up and with a minute remaining the bare minimum was between the sides. In the last few minutes Pearses had opportunities to seal the win but found decisive scores hard to come by and Elphin-Ballinameen held out for a single point victory. This was a much improved performance from the 1st rd and if the side can add a little bit of a more clinical/ruthless edge then they have every chance of progressing in this years championship. James Costello Captain on the evening had a fine game in goal but man of the match has to go to Eoin Keogh who really worked hard and distributed the ball well from a midfield play-making role His performance was followed closely by the ever improving inside duo of Rory Ryan and Liam Ceavin who notched up 3 goals between them. Once again thanks to the parents and mentors who made the trip in particular Cathal Costello, Aidan McManus and Tom Carey for acting as umpires and linesmen on the evening. Thanks also to Frankie Flynn who as always was on hand to assist with the first aid and physio requirements.
Padraig Pearses U14 Div 4 team travelled to Kiltoom on Tuesday evening last for the latest round of the championship. Despite only having ten players for an 11 a side game we gave a very good account of ourselves against a strong St. Brigids team. We conceded an early score but Ciaran Curley collected a long ball, turned his man took his two plays and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner to give us a surprise lead. Unfortunately this was to prove his last action of the game as he injured himself in the act of scoring and had to come off. With no subs we were forced to play with 9 against 11 for much of the half and dug very deep to only be behind by 2 goals at the break on a score line of 6-6 to 4-4. Two goals by Abdullah Sahid and the other from Adam Hynes were added to points from Terry McGowan, Abdullah Sahid and Fionnan Darcy completed our scoring in the half. After the break with Brigids having the luxury of changing players at will our resistance started to wilt and we conceded a number of goals. Heroic defending by Jamie Flynn, Ryan Kelly and Calem Lionel especially kept Brigids at bay for long spells and we were relying on breakaway scores, we were dangerous when we got near their goals with fine goals from Luke Galvin, Terry McGowan and David Hoey keeping our scoreboard ticking over. We even had a penalty save from David Hoey in an impressive stint in goals. Great congratulations to the team who never stopped running, tackling and fighting for the full hour. They were exhausted at the end but rightfully full of pride with their efforts. Final score Pearses 7-7, Brigids - "Full panel, Luke Galvin, Jamie Flynn, Ryan Kelly, Calem Lionel, Fionnan Darcy, Adam Hynes, Abdullah Sahid, Terry McGowan, David Hoey and Ciaran Curley.
Padraig Pearses Boys U14 Div 1 side got their C'ship campaign back on track after a comprehensive win versus Roscommon Gaels in Lisnamult this Sunday evening. With the return of a few lads from injuries and holidays, we fielded close to a full strength team. Against the breeze in the first half we drew first blood with a well taken point from Eoin Colleran. Ros Gaels responded with a point but a purple patch mid through the first half gave us 3 quick goals to take a commanding lead. Ros Gaels then scored 2-2 without reply however we went in at the break 5-6 to 2-7 up. With the wind in the second half, Ros Gaels scored 4 more points however we clocked up 2-11 to end up comfortable winners on a score of 7-17 to 2-11. A good team performance all round and great that we got to play all subs also. Squad as follows: Oisin Flynn, Conor Costelloe, Aaron Burke, James Mooney, Conor Ryan, Cailum Keogh, Adam Mc Greal, Daithi Blackweir, Luke Walsh, Declan Kenny, Jack Tumulty, Sean Canning, Shane Costelloe, Eoin Colleran, Luke Feehily, Rian Kelly, Cailum Lionel, Adam Hynes, Aaron Burke (Jnr), David Hoey
U14 Boys Football Fixtures: Div 4 vs. St Croan's in Ballintubber on Tuesday 25th. Time TBC. Div 1 vs. St Ciaran's on Thursday 27th at 7.30 in Woodmount.
Results for July 23rd
Numbers Drawn 8, 9, 10, 35. There were no match Three winners so €300 is added to Jackpot which will stand at €6,700 next Weekend, draw is on Monday night owing to Roscommon Quarter final appearance.