Club Notes April 15

Our Paul Flynn sponsored Senior Footballers continued their winning run with a hard-fought win against St. Croans in Enfield on Saturday evening last. Scores from Paul Carey, Hubert Darcy and 1-1 from Ronan Daly late in the first half gave us a slender half time lead, 1-4 to 0-4. In the second half we outscored the hosts 6 points to 1 to run out 1-10 to 0-5 winners. Well done to Daniel Farrell on making his Senior Team debut in the game. Thanks to all who travelled to support the team. The next round is against Western Gaels next Saturday evening in Frenchpark @ 7pm.  Please support.   Squad: Paul Whelan, Shane Carty, Mark Richardson, Gavin Downey, Ronan Daly, Niall Daly, David Murray, Anthony Butler, Conor Daly, Shane Mulvey, Sean Fahy, Conor Payne, Paul Carey, Hubert Darcy, Niall Carty, Cathal Og O’Sullivan, Lorcan Daly, Aaron Feehily, Daniel Farrell, James Kelly.     

Our RosGal Loss Assessors Sponsored Junior A Footballers played St. Brigid’s B in Kiltoom on Friday night last. There were some determined performances, with Mike Downey standing out at wing back. St. Brigid’s superior fitness allowed them to pull away in the second half to win comfortably.  Speedy recovery to Andrew Flood and Charles Nevin who both sustained injuries during the game. We play Western Gaels in the next round on Sunday next @ 2pm in Woodmount. Please support.   Squad: Adam McManus, Charles Nevin, Padraig Downey, Daniel Farrell, Adam Finnerty, Shane Downey, Mike Downey, Andrew Flood, Eoin Galvin, James Kelly, Adrian Mannion, Matthew Commerford, Aaron Feehily, Jamie Donoghue, Alan Duffy, Ian Curley, Jason Murray, Luke Powell. 

The U14 Division 2 football team took on Kilmore in Woodmount Thursday evening, in near perfect conditions. The first half was evenly balanced but some wayward shooting in front of goals by both sides kept the scoreline closer than the game perhaps should have been. A late award of a penalty to Kilmore was valiantly saved by Shane Glennon and was bundled over the line by Kilmore leaving them up by 6 at half time. Pearses took some fine scores throughout and at times it was just the final pass that let them down but the football being played by this bunch is at times a joy to watch, fast good movement accuracy in the kick pass, all to be admired. Unfortunately, a huge individual performance by one Kilmore player was the major difference between the teams, their midfielder, who covered the whole pitch and was at the centre of everything good they did ended the match with a personal score of 6:03. But the performance of Cormac & Darragh Moore was equally as enjoyable at times to watch. Cormac as a Division 4 player scoring 2 well-taken goals. Jack Nevin in middle of the park was exemplary and along with Cathal O'Brien, these players will be hard to be matched as the year goes on. Shane Glennon deserves another mention and his performance in goal was outstanding. Despite the scoreboard, Shane did everything he could and put his body on the line on numerous occasions and his reflexes and reactions kept the team going. The final score 9:11 to 4:09.
Under 14 Division 4 football team.  It’s been a busy spell for the under 14 setup over the last 10 days. The guys are training hard and tough games have been coming at us at a fast pace. Our Division 4 team faces St Dominic’s and western Gales in Woodmount on Wednesday the 3rd and Saturday the 6th respectively. This Dominics team is very strong and their Division 4 team at times looked like a Division 2 team. The first half was quite close and at half time the lads had given a good account of themselves but unfortunately the game got away from them in the second half. Despite the result a lot was learned from the game and it will only improve our squad. They then faced Western gales in Woodmount on Saturday morning and the lessons learned against Dominic’s were evident from the kickoff. We had great movement and awareness of players from the outset and it showed on the scoreboard at half time with Pearses at 4:5 to 3 points.  Western Gaels came back into the game in the 2nd half and aided by the wind brought the final score to 4:08 to Pearses & 3:05 to Western Gaels. This result was most definitely a team effort with the ball being worked from the back line throughout the pitch. The spine of the team never wavered. Hugh Curley and Cillian Blackweir holding the defence together, Jack Flynn in midfield working tirelessly as our forward line were interchanging and effective. There were great individual performances from Keelan Kelly, Ross Glynn ( 1:03 in a five-minute spell) and an outstanding performance from Cormac Moore. 
Minor girls football training for girls resumed last friday Friday April 12 at 8pm and will continue every friday at 8pm. New players always welcome.

Our Pennywell sponsored U14 hurling team played their second match in the Galway Championship against Four Roads Monday evening last in Pearses. Four Roads were the stronger team on the evening and won convincingly in the end.  Team and scorers : Dylan Ryan, Luke Earls, Daragh Colleran (1-0), Hugh Curley, Sean Hogan, Jack Ryan, Fionnan Seale, Shane Glennon, Keelan Ryan, Jack Flynn, Cillian Blackweir (1-0), Charlie Mooney (0-2), Eoin Canning, Conor Flynn, Padraig Lennon, Conor Kelly, David Kenny, Dara O'Sullivan. Next up for the U14s is the Feile Semi-Final against St. Dominic's date and time T.B.C

Our McKeon's Sand & Gravel sponsored minor hurling team played Athleague/Tremane in their final group game of this year’s minor championship on Saturday Evening in Pearses. The lads won on a scoreline of Padraig Pearses 1-09 to Athleague/Tremane 1-03. Our minors are now through to the championship semi-final with opposition and date T.B.C.

Our Eastern Electrical sponsored U12 hurling team are commencing outdoor training Wednesday evening at 6.30pm.

U8 and U10 hurlers also commence outdoor training Wednesday at 6.30pm. 

Our annual schools hurling blitz for the schools within the clubs catchment area took place on Thursday last. On a lovely day for hurling over 100 children took part and it was a joy to see the skills of hurling on display which is a credit to our club underage mentors and our schools coaches Jimmy Donoghue and Padraig Dooley. Many thanks to Jimmy for organising the blitz and all the other volunteers who organised the teams and refereed the matches. Also a big thank to Mike Dolan and Dolans Centra for once again sponsoring drinks and refreshments for the children before they headed back to their schools.

There was no winner of our lotto jackpot which now stands at €14,000! The numbers drawn were 12, 14, 23 and 26. Congratulations to our match 3 winner Ken Mason/Pa Kelly (seller: senior hurlers). Our next draw will be held next Monday, April 22nd, 2019 (due to the bank holiday). Remember you can also play the lotto online each week through our website Thank you for your continued support.

sponsored walk in aid of Cancer Care West takes places next Saturday week April 20th @11am from Padraig Pearses GAA club to Ballinasloe GAA club.

Any donations greatly appreciated. Sponsor cards available in the clubhouse if you would like to participate.

Thanking you in advance. Contact Mike Feehily on 0876370203.


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