Under 14 Hurling
Our Pennywell sponsored U14 hurlers qualified for the semi final of the Galway championship after an excellent quarter final win against Carnmore. Both teams played their part in an open, flowing game of hurling.
The games opening was tense, and scores were hard to come by. Keelan Ryan scored a well worked point, but Carnmore followed it up shortly with one of their own. Defence was on top in this half, with Daragh Colleran dealing with any high balls in defence, and James Harrington sweeping up any broken ball. Jack Nevin was driving Pearses from midfield, and Keith Daly and Keelan Finneran created chances, but wet pitch conditions meant it was hard to put up any scores. But right at the end of the half, Fionn Lyons scored a great individual goal to give Pearses a half time lift.
Half time score : Pearses 1-1 Carnmore 0-1
The introduction of Cillian Blackweir and Jack Flynn added some steel to the Pearses attack and they started to dominate. A great long delivery, one of many from Jack Ryan, was not dealt with by Carnmores backs and Charlie Mooney pounced to score a goal. Charlie scored a follow up point, as Carnmore couldn't handle his movement. Carnmore tried to get back in to the game, but excellent defence from Hugh Curley and a man marking masterclass from Sean Hogan meant they were getting no foothold. Jack Flynn scored another point for Pearses, before Carnmore struck a goal on the break to put pressure on Pearses. But our boys didn't panic and struck back almost instantly with a goal from Cillian Blackweir. Carnmore struggled to get past the half back line of Fionnan Seale, Jack Ryan and Daragh O'Sullivan and were reduced to pot shots from distance, yielding 2 points. Conor Flynn, Conor Kelly and Padraig Lennon kept the pressure on up front, and an extremely well worked team goal was finished to the net by Charlie Mooney. Carnmore had a late chance from a 20 metre free, but it was easily dealt with by Dylan Ryan in goal. After covering every blade of grass on the pitch, Shane Glennon scored an excellent long range point at the death to put the game beyond doubt.
Final score : Pearses 4-4 Carnmore 1-3
Panel and scorers : Dylan Ryan, James Harrington, Sean Hogan, Jack Ryan, Fionnan Seale, Fionn Lyons, Jack Nevin, Shane Glennon(0-1), Keelan Finneran, Keelan Ryan(0-1), Fionn Lyons(1-0), Keith Daly, Charlie Mooney(2-1), Jack Flynn(0-1), Cillian Blackweir(1-0), Hugh Curley, Daragh O'Sullivan, Conor Kelly, Conor Flynn, Padraig Lennon
Under 14 Hurlers Heading to National Feile in Cork
All roads lead to the National Feile na nGael Competition in Cork this weekend for our under 14 hurlers. Our lads are being hosted by Ballygiblin and are playing in Division 6. We are in the Nemo Rangers grounds on Friday evening where we play Nemo at 5.30pm and then Passage at 6.30pm. Saturday starts off with a game against our hosts at 10am and then the lads will play in a shield or cup quarter final in either Mourne Abbey or Carrigtwohill. Best of luck to our team, mentors and all travelling for the weekend which will no doubt be a weekend to remember.
Our Eastern Electrical sponsored U12 team played their second match against Tynagh Abbey Duniry in Tynagh on Wednesday evening. Our lads started well and were well in at the game at half time with goals coming from John Price and Adam Kenny. David Kenny got two well worked points at the start of the second half but Tynagh Abbey Duniry’s greater strength started to show then and they pulled away for the remainder of the second half. Final score line Padraig Pearses 2-02 Tynagh Abbey Duniry 9-07: Panel on the evening was J. O'Byrne A. Kenny, N. Doran, K Doran, D. Mooney, R. Glynn, A. Hogan, A. Doran. K Cunningham, D. Ryan, D. Kenny. S. Carty, J. Price, M Brooks
Our next match is against An Spideal on Bank holiday Monday morning and training continues on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm
Well done and thanks to all the players and parents who travelled to the U8 hurling go games blitz in Tremane on Saturday morning. We fielded two teams so all players got to play the 3 matches. Every one of the players played their hearts out with great skill and commitment on show. It is wonderful to see the skills improvement these players are showing over the last couple of months. Thanks to Tremane for hosting the blitz and also for the generous refreshments provided for the players before they headed home. Training continues for U8 and U10 Hurling on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm.
Community Games Long Puck Winner
Well done and Congrats to Dylan Ryan who won the Roscommon Community Games long puck competition on Sunday.