Club Notes June 4

Division Five Football League
Our An Táin Bar sponsored Junior B team played Oran “B” in the Division Five Football League on Friday evening last in Rockfield. 
It was fantastic to see a number of players make their return to competitive action in the club colours and a strong thirds squad is now being developed by the management team of Padraig Kelly, Mike Dolphin, Tom Grenham, Mike Donoghue and Brendan O’Sullivan. 
The team tried hard in this game and battled right to the end however fell short against strong opposition. The final score was Oran 1-19 Pearses 3-5. Pearses Scorers were David Grehan, Eoin Galvin, Tony McEvilly and Mike Kenirons. 
There are plenty of games coming up for the seconds and thirds over the coming weeks and still plenty of time to get involved with a squad for anybody wanting to play over the summer.
Squad: Adam McManus, Sean Lohan, Brendan Connor, Jason Murray, Shane Kenny, Shane Downey, Eoin Galvin, Mike Kenirons, Andrew Flood, Mark Whelan, David Grehan, Mike Downey, Jamie Curley, Padraic Galvin, Ian Curley, Johnny Hession, Tony McEvilly, Keith Grenham, Kevin Galvin. 
Division One League / John Grehan Cup
On Saturday evening last our Paul Flynn Construction sponsored Senior Footballers played host to our neighbours Clann na nGael in Round Seven of the O’Rourke Cup. 
Lorcan Daly got us off the mark with the opening score, but Clann for the next three points to go two up with a quarter hour gone. Then came a crucial score from Gavin Downey who after a great run finished coolly to the bottom corner. Further scores from Sean Fahy and Emmett Kelly put us in a strong position but the visitors finished the half stronger with two points that left the half time score Pearses 1-4 Clann 0-5. 
Sean Fahy got the opening score of the second half but Clann got four on the trot to regain a one point lead. Points from Sean Fahy and substitute Sean Ryan put us back in the lead with five to play. Then came what looked like what could be the match winning score when Ciaran Lennon scored a goal to put Clann 1-9 to 1-7 ahead. To their credit our lads dug in and kept fighting and when an Aaron Feehily free brought the gap back to a minimum in injury time we pressed up looking for a score to get something from the game. After patient build up play it was Feehily who got on the end of the move to kick the equaliser and earn a well deserved point after a spirited encounter. Full time Padraig Pearses 1-9 Clann na nGael 1-9. 
Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped out on the evening with kitchen duties, sandwich making, stewarding, officiating etc. Thanks also to all those who did stay around in the clubhouse after the game for refreshments, and to the Grehan and Connaughton families for their continued support of this annual tradition. 
Squad: Thomas Dolan, Shane Carty, Anthony Butler, James Kelly, Matthew Feehily, Niall Carty, Aaron Johnston, Aaron Feehily, Mark Richardson, Lorcan Daly, Emmett Kelly, Gavin Downey, Shane Mulvey, Paul Carey, Sean Fahy, Tom Butler, Andrew Flood, Brendan Connor, Sean Ryan, Paul Whelan, Jason Murray, Ian Curley.  
Pearses RosGal Loss Assessors Junior A Team have a crucial Tansey Cup fixture against Kilglass Gaels next Saturday at 7pm in Kilglass. 

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.

U12 Hurling

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

U8 Hurling

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.  

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