Club Notes August 18

Senior Football

Our Paul Flynn Construction Senior footballers got their Championship campaign off to a winning start on Saturday evening last. After the long trip to Boyle, we got off to a flying start going 5-1 ahead, but Boyle’s purple patch was even more fruitful, kicking seven points in a row to leave the half time score Boyle 0-8 Padraig Pearses 0-5. We started the second half much the same as the first and when a Paul Carey free found it’s way into the net we regained the lead for the first time in half an hour and held it from there to the finish with Hubert Darcy goal in injury time ensuring the result. Full-time Padraig Pearses 2-10 Boyle 0-11. 

Junior Football

Our RosGal loss Assessors Junior A footballers played their first game of the 2019 Championship at home to Roscommon Gaels on Sunday morning last. Missing a number of our regular starters, we faced a still breeze in the first half and struggled to get scores upfront. Eoin Curran, Niall Finneran and team captain James Kelly did raise white flags (all from play) but at half time we trailed 8-3. We started the second half brightly and got a great team score straight off the throw-in. Our long ball tactic to our inside line worked well until our opponents dropped back a sweeper. A goal was required to get us back into the game but it game to the visitors Enda Lannon, who top scored with 1-7 (points all from free kicks). Our five second half scores (all from play) came from Niall Finneran and Jamie Donoghue. The club wishes a speedy recovery to Aaron Johnston who required hospitalisation after a receiving a head injury during the game. Thanks to Roscommon Gaels for facilitating the change of fixture from 1pm to 11am to avoid a direct clash with the All Ireland Hurling Finals. Squad: Mossy Dolan, Tom Richardson, Padraig Downey, Jason Murray, Matt Feehily, Shane Kenny, Brenden Connor, Shane Downey, Andrew Flood, Eoin Curran, Jamie Donoghue, Aaron Johnston, Eoin Keogh, Niall Finneran, James Kelly, Adrian Mannion, Jake Curley, Adam McManus, Jamie Curley, Padraic Galvin, Keith Grenham, John Moore.


Senior – Championship Round 2 v Western Gaels on Saturday 24th August @ 6.45pm in Athleague. Please support.

Junior A – Championship Round 2 v St. Brigids on Sunday 25th August @ 2pm in Kiltoom. Please support.

Junior B – The An Táin sponsored Junior B team will be commencing their Championship campaign in the next fortnight, with fixture details tbc. We have been drawn in a tough group with Strokestown B, Kilmore B and Boyle B. Anybody interested in getting involved is asked to contact a member of the management team Padraig Kelly, Mike Dolphin, Brendan O’Sullivan or Tom Grenham.

Go games u10 football 2019

Pearses u10 footballers attended a go games blitz hosted by Roscommon Gaels on Saturday, August 17th. On a blustery but dry day for football, we had 2 teams participating. While down numbers due to holidays etc the boys who were in attendance were fully committed to the cause. Along with the host club, Clann na Gael & St. Brigid's also competed. Both of our teams settled into their games early and played some excellent football throughout the schedule of matches. Each team played 4 matches. The teams were of mixed ability and it was an opportunity for the younger players to test themselves against the older boys. Our u9s relished the challenge and really rose to the occasion. This coupled with the exceptional play by our more senior players provided us with a very strong platform throughout the games. We were in control of all our games during the day.  In the spirit of go games every boy played and came away from the day having had great fun. All the lads showed great pride in the jersey and a willingness to improve in every game. For team one, Dylan and Daniel Goode excelled in midfield as usual, kicking an array of scores and delivering pinpoint passes to the forwards. Equally, Joe Johnston and Diarmuid Killeen impressed with their super performances, winning 50-50 balls, kicking scores and tackling crisply. Culainn Green used his strength to drive forward at every opportunity while also intercepted vital balls in defence. Conor Hardiman was resolute at the back, fought hard for every ball, supported the midfielder s and thwarted many attacks on the day. Sam o Brien showed great energy throughout, tackled tenaciously and was always on hand to help a teammate. Michael brooks was a rock in goal, sound under the highball and delivered super kick-outs. For team two, Donnacha Whyte was dependable and strong in the tackle, made vital interceptions and also scored a fantastic goal. Jason Carty was simply unbeatable in defence with his great reading of the play and outstanding block downs. Enda Browne once again showed his class with brilliant work rate, superb score taking and never say die attitude. Jack brooks covered every part of the pitch, worked tirelessly for the team and took outstanding scores under pressure, John Murray new to the squad showing a willingness to work and is improving with every session. Noah Glennon once again showcased his neat footwork and side-stepping ability to create numerous scores for himself which he duly converted. Anthony Gallagher showed great leadership, worked hard when we didn't have the ball and scored many points with his trusty left boot. Aidan Og Gallagher was outstanding on the day. He stopped many attacks with his glue-like marking and ability to get in front of his man. He also got forward to score a wonderful point from an impossible angle. Also a special mention for Ava Hardiman who stepped in to help our numbers and showcased her excellent football skills. Overall the teams should be very proud of their performances. The u10 management would like to thank the parents for the continued commitment, encouragement and support for the teams. Pearses had 16 warriors on the day including Diarmuid Kileen, Culainn Green,Daniel Goode, Dylan Goode, Jack Brooks, Jason Carty, Joe Johnston, Donnacha Whyte, John Murray, Noah Glennon, Conor Hardiman,, Enda Browne, Sam o Brien, Anthony Gallagher, Aidan Og Gallagher, Michael Brooks, Ava Hardiman.

U8 Hurling
Our U8 Hurlers welcomed Roscommon Geals to Pearses Sunday Morning for a mini blitz. Geals started the better and got some early goals. The Pearses lads were only getting going, started to fight for every ball and got some great goals of their own. These lads have come on in leaps and bounds over the summer and it was great to see all their training pay off during the matches where all players got fair playing time. Thanks to all the parents from both clubs who brought the lads to the blitz and to our own mentors Micheal Flynn, Dara Mulvey and Pat Downey for looking after the lads during the morning.

Lotto Results
Lottery result August 18 numbers drawn 2, 10, 17 and 21. Congratulations to all of our match three winners Aisling Galvin (seller: pitch lights), Mike Carey (seller: Seamus Kelly), Bernie Murray (seller: pitch lights), Eilish Daly (seller: pitch lights), Teresa Nevin, Ballydangan (seller: Naughtons shop), and Declan Morgan, Taughmaconnell (seller: N/A). Next weeks Jackpot is €16,600. The draw will take place on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Buy online or fill up an envelope. Thanks for supporting our lotto!!

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