Following on from a very tense yet exciting few weeks, we can look forward to two senior county finals (in hurling and football) and a minor county final - a position every club would like to be in!
With that, we are asking the people of Moore, Taughmaconnell and Creagh to light up our Padraig Pearses community in red and white, to show our support for our amazing lads in all three teams.
We don't know whether supporters will be allowed to attend any of these matches as of yet, so lets do what we can to show our support in the run up to the game.
Pearses 0-18 Tremane 2-11
Our senior hurlers won a hard-fought battle against a strong Tremane side yesterday in the senior hurling semi-final. It was tit for tat the whole way through the game with nothing more than a point between them for most of the game. A last-minute point saw Pearses steal the win and go on to play Athleague in the county final on Sept 27. Details TBD.
*Adult Football Fixtures*
Our Paul Flynn Construction sponsored senior team will play St. Brigids in the County Final this Sunday at 3pm in Hyde Park. We await news on whether any supporters will be able to attend and will update club social media with any updates. In any event, it is planned that souvenir match programmes will be available for purchase in local outlets later this week in advance of the final.
The RosGal Loss Assessors Junior A footballers have been drawn to play St. Joseph’s in the Quarter Final and this game has been fixed for 8pm on Friday in Ballyforan.
Meanwhile our Junior B team have been drawn into Group C of the Championship and will play Clann na nGael C, Fuerty B and Kilbride B starting later this month.
Hard luck to our Camogie ladies who lost the senior B county final yesterday to @4RoadsCamogie on a score line of 1-17 to 3-4.
PJ Kenny Sponsored Minor Footballers
Pearses 3-14 Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronan’s 1-10
Pearses had a very hard-earned victory in a sunny Woodmount on Sunday last. Pearses started brightly with some excellent play and scores. To their credit the opposition never gave in and kept the scoreboard ticking over. We went ahead coming up to halftime. We played against the wind in the second half and started moving the ball quicker. Scores were a premium and we kept the scoreboard ticking over. To be fair the opposition never gave in and pushed us all the way and the final score did not reflect their effort. This was a full squad effort. This win secures them a place in the minor football county final where they take on St.Brigids in the coming weeks. Details TBD.
The PJ Kenny sponsored minor team and management would like to wish the Senior Footballers the best of luck in the county final next weekend.
U12 boys football Div 6 Shield Final
The Division 6 team played Roscommon Gaels in the shield final today in Kiltoom. The lads put the disappointment of last week’s loss to the same opposition behind them and played some excellent attacking football. The boys prevailed on a score of 12 -6.
Wind assisted in the first half, Pearses took control and in the second quarter opened up an 8 pt lead by half time. The Goode brothers were prominent in this period and kicked some great scores. Danny unerring on the frees (3) and Dylan hitting 3 from play. Joe Johnston (1) and Conor Flynn (1) also tagged on well worked scores. Joe showed huge competitiveness and won every ball that came to him. Conor our captain used his strength to great effect. Anthony Gallagher worked tirelessly and laid on great passes for the inside line. He also kicked a lovely point off his left. Diarmuid Kileen also dominated in his position, demonstrated great fitness and linked the play well.
More scores from the Goode brothers(3) in the second half didn’t allow the gaels to get back into the game.
In midfield Jason Carty and Adam Kenny were very industrious and competitive, both winning the Gaels kick outs and tracking back. The half backline of Aaron O'Connell, Daniel Cruise and Jack Kelly stopped many Gaels attacks and supplied good ball to the forwards. Aaron in particular drove on his team and didn’t put a foot wrong all day.
Tadgh Flynn was resolute at corner back and mopped up a lot of Gaels attacks. In the other corner Gavin Kelly was tenacious and used his blistering pace to good effect. Faolann Colleran in goal was rock solid, brilliant handling and long accurate kick outs were a feature of his game.
All ten subs came on at various intervals throughout the game but the last 20 mins was all about these guys as we finished strong to close out the game.
Jack Brooks covered every inch of Kiltoom when introduced, tackled hard and set up scores for the forwards.
Christopher Kenny and Leo McDonnell came into the full back line and went on to give commanding displays, both marked tightly and didn’t weaken the line. Ned Hogarty showed great power when introduced and one shuddering shoulder shook the stand in Kiltoom. He followed this up with a great clearance. Billy Lynch and Patrick Barrett came into the forward line and both gave that area a lift through their work rate and running off the ball. Darragh Loughnane came on in the forwards also and was a handful for his marker with his slick link play. Senan Naughton and Patrick Finneran both had a positive impact when introduced, both showing for the ball and helping out their team mates.
Lee Connaughton came into goals for the last quarter. He was excellent under the high ball and found pearses men with all his kick outs.
The lads can be proud of their performance, all their hard work on the training field paid off. They are already looking forward to next year.
U12 Boys Div 1 football final 5.9.20
The u12 boys contested the Division 1 final against Roscommon Gaels on Saturday last. Fresh after their excellent semi-final win against Clann na Gael confidence was high that we could match Roscommon Gaels on the day. However, key man Euan Kelly was ruled out before the game through injury and his loss was sorely felt.
Pearses played against a stiff breeze in the first half and found it very difficult to break down the gaels defence. Likewise, Roscommon Gaels were put under immense pressure from the pearses boys but eventually gained a 2 pt advantage at half time leaving the score at 4points to 2.With wind advantage to come in the second have there was a feeling the deficit could be overturned.
After half time Roscommon Gaels tagged on a few quick scores and upped the intensity. Unfortunately we were unable to gain a foothold in the game and confidence levels dropped. By the water break there were 4 points in it but the lads never got the breaks to get back into the game and gaels ran out 7 point winners.
This group can be very proud of themselves and of the performances they gave on the way to the final. On the day they came up against an older more determined group.
There is no doubt that they will have better days ahead and learn from the experience.
Niall Doran was excellent in goal. In defence Jason Carty, Jack Brooks, Emmett Kileen, Enda Browne and Shane Carty all defended heroically and thwarted many gaels attacks.
Donnacha Monaghan and Michael Brooks worked extremely hard in midfield and covered every inch of the pitch.
Upfront the forwards really tried hard but the breaks didn’t go our way to get the vital score’s. Danny Goode, Dylan Goode, Fionn o Brien , Keelan Doran and John Price (despite being continually fouled) all gave it 100 percent and didn’t let Pearses down.
David Downey, Daniel Cruise and Sean Finneran came on in the second half and despite intense pressure, and all acquitted themselves very well.
Division 1 panel on the day was: N Doran, S Carty, J Carty, J Brooks, M Brooks, D Downey. F o Brien, E Browne, D Monaghan, J Price, E Kelly, Dylan Goode, K Doran, Dan Goode , D Cruise,S Finneran, E Kileen.
U12 Girls Football
Hard luck to the u12 Girls Football team and their coaches who lost to neighbours Clann na Gael in their county final last Sunday.
Staff Wanted for our Newly Refurbished Bar
Padraig Pearses are excited to be finally opening our newly refurbished bar on Monday 21st September. From this date we will require casual and part time bar staff. If you are a club member and are interested in this, we would like to hear from you. Can you please submit your name to Secretary.firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 18th September.
There was no winner of our lotto jackpot at the weekend which now stands at €7,300. The numbers drawn were 11, 16, 17 and 36. We had no match three winners. Our next draw will take place on Monday Sept 21, due to the county final taking place on the Sunday. We appreciate your continued support with our lotto.