Our PJ Kenny Bed and Furniture sponsored Minor football team travelled to Boyle on Thursday evening last in the 5th round of the league. The game was played in ideal conditions. Boyle played a very defensive game and scored the first 2 points from play. We were beginning to put some passes together and move the ball at pace but just fell short with our final ball. John Moore and Conor Lohan soaked up a lot of ball and were assisted by Connel Moore & Eoin McManus. Luke Corbett played the extra man very well both reading the game and his distribution of the ball. James Costello pulled off a great save before Boyle added another point from play. We got our first score with an excellent 45 from James Costello. Padraig Galvin and Richard Browne worked hard to retain possession of the ball with Boyle having an extra man back. Boyle added another point to leave the half time score Pearses 0-1 Boyle 0-4. We regrouped at half time and the lads themselves knew the first half performance was not good enough. From the start of the second half, our intensity shot up. Daniel Farrell as captain led by example and scored the opening point. Jason Cunningham and Thomas Carey worked their socks off both attacking and defending. Eoin Keogh at centre forward got on top and ran excellent lines and provided great ball into the forward line. Further points from Rory Ryan and Eoin Colleran and a goal from Daniel Farrell put us in a commanding position. Boyle responded with 3 points but with Jack Downey winning a lot of ball in the middle of the field and further points from Jack Tumulty, Rory Ryan, Daniel Farrell and Eoin Colleran we won the game 1-13 to 0-7. All 19 who travelled to the game got game time and each player played their part in this win. This qualifies us for the league semifinals. Our next game is next Friday v Tulsk at home at 7 pm. The winner of this game will top the league and qualify for the final.
Our PJ Kenny Bed and Furniture sponsored Pearses Boys U16 football Div 1 team played out an absorbing game in the last league game in Woodmount. Aided by a strong breeze, we opened up the scoring with 2 frees. Brigids replied with a point from play with the home team having to thank the brilliant save from Terry McGowan to keep out a certain Goal. Our Defenders were under pressure early but for some great defending, the Brigids forwards were shooting wide off the mark. A long ball into the square rebounded off the post and the quick thinking Shane Costello buried the ball to the net. Points from play from McGreal x3, Abdullah Shahid and Jack Tumulty and four frees from Colleran left the Halt Time score, Pearses 1.09, Brigids 1.03. The second half was every bit as tough as the first with the visitors scored 4 quick frees. Pearses responded with 2 fabulous points from play from the boot of McGreal & Conor Ryan but then Brigids hit us with a goal. This reduced the lead to a point. Adam McGreal received a Black Card and from the resultant play and Brigids went on to score their third goal. The home team regrouped and had a chance to draw the game at the death but a shot sailed narrowly wide. Final Score Pearses 1.12, Brigids 3.07. Overall, a good work out with some fine performances from Ryan Kelly, Terry McGowan, Declan Kenny and Conor Costello. This means we play the Losers of Clann/Brigids away, in the League Semi Final in 2 weeks time. Panel; T McGowan, A Burke, L Walsh, C Costello, C Ryan, C Keogh, R Kelly, D Kenny, E Colleran, A McGreal, J Tumulty, J Mooney, L Feehilly, A Shahid, S Costello, S Canning, C Sherrin, F Darcy, C Grenham, Ciaran Curley, Cormac Curley & Cathal Carty.
Our U14, division 2 boy footballers took on Elphin/Ballinameen in Pearses last Thursday. In near perfect conditions, the much-minded Pearses main pitch invited great free-flowing football from both sides. Both sides were missing several players, however, it was the Pearses side that took some well-worked goals, showing composure on the ball, instead of kicking wayward balls in our forward line, we interlinked to give some great opportunities in front of goal for our forwards. The whole team got stuck in with some great defending from our backs & tireless work from our midfield. We continued into the 2nd half the same way as we left the first, it was one of those evenings that the goals kept coming & we won 9-7 to 1-9. Our team: Shane Glennon, Hugh Curley, Fionn Lyons, Jordan Downey, James Butler, Mikey Cruise, Jack Flynn, Jack Nevin, Keelan Ryan, Cormac Moore, Darragh Moore, Aaron Grenham, Conor Kelly, Charlie Mooney, Ben Dolan, Ronan Sheerin, Jack Johnson, David Carroll
The Padraig Pearses George Ryan junior and senior pool tournaments will start on April 29. Both tournaments are singles, and there is free entry for juniors (age 11-17) and €10 entry for seniors (age 18+). Contact Jimmy Donaghue on 087 9333987 or send us a message on Facebook.
Thank you to both the parents and children who supported our Easter camp. With close to 100 children it was a great success and the children had so much fun. A special thanks to all the coaches who made this a very enjoyable three days for the kids. See you all at the Summer Camp. Dates to follow soon.
There was no winner of our lotto jackpot which now stands at €14,100! The numbers drawn were 22, 31, 35 and 36. Congratulations to our match 3 winner Mark Flynn (seller: Countryman). Our next draw will be held next Sunday, April 27th, 2019. Remember you can also play the lotto online each week through our website www.padraigpearses.ie. Thank you for your continued support.