Junior A Men's Football Championship
Our RosGal loss Assessors Junior A Footballers made it three wins in a row on Friday night last in Kiltoom, when we overcame St. Dominics by the minimum of margins in the Quarter Final play off.
The first half was tit for tat, but our crucial score came from centre forward Eoin Galvin, who unleashed a powerful shot to the net after white flags had been raised by Leon Feehily, Aaron Johnson, Daniel Farrell and goalkeeper Adam McManus from a 45. The scores were tied at the break 1-4 to 0-7. We got off to a great start in the second half and further scores from Feehily, Johnston and McManus put us a goal ahead going into the final quarter. Three points for St. Dominics brought the game back level approaching added time, but up popped Eoin Keogh, not long introduced to land a crucial score that gave us a one-point lead that we held to the whistle. Credit to our defence who withheld wave after wave of St. Dominics pressure in the closing minutes and closed out the game. We now play our neighbours Clann na nGael in the Championship Quarter Final, the game is currently fixed for 4.15pm on Saturday next but check social media for updates later in the week.
Squad: Adam McManus, Shane Kenny, Padraig Downey, Thomas Richardson, Jason Cunningham, Shane Downey, Daniel Farrell, Eamon Donoghue, Michael Kenirons, Aaron Johnston, Eoin Galvin, Jason Murray, James Kelly, Niall Finneran, Leon Feehily, Adrian Mannion, Matthew Feehily, Andrew Flood, Eoin Keogh, Jamie Donoghue, Matthew Commerford, Brendan Connor, Eoin Curran, Jamie Curley, Paul Dolan.
Junior B Men's Football Championship
Our An Táin Bar sponsored Junior B Footballers made the long trip north to Boyle on Sunday morning last to play their Round 2 Championship game against the home team. Though numbers were tight a determined group took to the field in difficult conditions. We started well, and after the first quarter were level at a point apiece, with David Grehan getting our score. In the minutes before the break, Boyle finished more of their opportunities and at half time, we trailed four points to one. The second half saw continued Boyle pressure, and despite two fine saves from Ollie Brooks and our young defence playing well together as a unit, Boyle tagged on scores. Our Midfield pairing of Mike Donoghue and Eoin Glennon worked hard through to the end. Unfortunately, our forwards couldn’t get the scoreboard ticking over and, in the end, we were beaten by twelve points to one. Well done to all who travelled, we continue the campaign on Friday night at home to Strokestown @ 8.30pm.
Squad: Ollie Brooks, John Moore, Sean Lohan, Seamus Lohan, Jake Curley, Luke Powell, Kevin Kelly, Eoin Glennon, Mike Donoghue, Rory Ryan, Paul Kelly, Matthew Commerford, Kevin Galvin, David Grehan, Padraic Galvin, Jimmy Donoghue, Tony McEvilly, Padraig Kelly.
Senior Football Quarter Final v St. Brigids, Sun 22nd September @ 2pm in Ballyforan
Junior A Football Quarter Final v Clann na nGael, Sat 21st September @ 4.15pm in Knockcroghery
Junior B Football Championship v Strokestown, Fri 20th September @ 8.30pm in Woodmount
Our U16’s came up short away to Brigids on Sunday evening on a final score of 1-13 to 2-8. In a very tight game, we started slowly and were 1-1 down within a few minutes. A purple patch followed for us where we scored 2-2 without reply. Brigids finished the half well and led by one at the break. We fell 5 behind but the lads never gave up and reduced the deficit to 2 points with a few minutes remaining. We just couldn’t get that elusive goal. A tight affair but we never showed the composure displayed last week vs Clan. Work to be done in the coming weeks. Next Div 4 match tomorrow (Monday, Sept 16) away to Clan and Div 1 this coming Friday vs Roscommon Gaels.
U16 Division 4 Boys Football Championship
Padraig Pearses travelled to Kiltoom last Monday evening to take on the locals, St. Brigids, in a well contested Div 4 championship game. This was a great opportunity for the extended panel to get good game time, though we did start slow off the blocks. St. Brigids banged in 3 first-half goals and 6 points to Pearses 3 points.
In fairness to our lads, knowing they hadn’t performed to their standards, increased the intensity dramatically. We had our purple patch which returned 3 good goals and 3 points. With the game deep into injury time, James Mooney stepped up to slot over a difficult free to grab a well-deserved draw. Final score: 3.07-3.07.
Panel; Abdullah Shadid, Cormac Curley, Cian Grenham, Ciaran Curley, Colm Sheerin, Terry Mcgowan, Shane Glennon, Cathal Carty, Keelan Ryan, Fionnain Darcy, Jack Ryan, Conor Harley, Luke Galvin, David Hoey, James Mooney, Luke Fehily, Conor Costello, Shane Costello & Adam Hynes.
Our Hillview construction sponsored U16 Hurlers had a busy week this week playing championship matches on Wednesday and Friday evenings. First up was the trip to Lisnamult on Wednesday evening to take on Roscommon Geals. The first half was a close affair with the half time score being Pearses 8 points, Geals 1-04. The second half was similarly close until the introduction of Pearses subs put a bit of a gap between the teams. Final score Padraig Peaes 3-18, Roscommon Geals 2-07.
Panel and Scorers: J. Ryan, S. Costello, A. Burke, J. Flynn, C. Harley(0-1), C. Ryan, D. Blackweir, L. Walsh(0-3, 165), C. Keogh, C. Carty, E. Colleran(1-1), J. Mooney(1-8, 5F), C. Costello(0-1), L. Feehily(1-4), T. McGowan, M. Glennon, F. Darcy, C. Curley, S. Canning, S. Glennon, C. Sheerin.
On Friday evening we welcomed Athleague/Tremane to Woodmount to play our final group game which was a game postponed due to wet weather a couple of weeks ago. This was a very close game throughout with the half time score having Pearses ahead by 2 points 1-09 to 1-07. There was some excellent hurling and score taking in the second half with both teams increasing their intensity to try and get the win. Pearses manage to stay in front and did very well to win by a single point. Final score Padraig Pearses 4-14, Athleague/Tremane 4-13.
Panel and Scorers: J. Ryan, S. Costello, A. Burke, J. Flynn, C. Harley, C. Ryan, D. Blackweir, L. Walsh, C. Keogh, C. Carty, E. Colleran(2-09, 4F, 165), J. Mooney(1-02), C. Costello, L. Feehily(0-1), T. McGowan, M. Glennon, F. Darcy, C. Curley, S. Canning(1-02), S. Glennon, C. Sheerin.
The group stages have now concluded for the U16 Championship with Pearses having qualified for the semi-final stages. The semi-final will be next weekend with opposition and time T.B.C
On Saturday last we welcomed Tommy Larkins and our near neighbours Ahascragh/Foehenagh and Mullagh/Kiltormer to Woodmount for our George Ryan Memorial U14 Hurling Tournament. Having being gift fine weather for the day our own U14s and visiting teams played their part in what was the most entertaining and enjoyable days hurling with all players doing their clubs proud. Kiltormer/Mullagh won the cup overcoming Mullagh/Kiltormer in what was a very evenly contested and hard-fought final. Our own U14s retrained the shield beating Tommy Larkins in the final. Many thanks to Nuala Ryan, Peter Mulvihill and everyone else who provided food, helped serve tea & refreshments throughout the day and provided food for the players before they all headed off home. Thanks also to referees Aaron Clogher, Eoghan Costello and Liam Dolan for taking on the refereeing duties. Many thanks to our visiting clubs for travelling and taking part in our tournament.
This weekend concluded the season for our Pennywell sponsored U14 hurlers. The players put in a huge effort and gave great commitment since February reaching 4 finals along the way and all their work obviously paying off with the standard of hurling they were able to produce on Saturday. Many thanks to the team’s mentors, Damien Cunniffe, Declan Egan, Frank Canning, Dermot Flynn, Oisin Seale, Declan Earls and secretary Cathy Glennon who put in a lot of time and effort with these lads throughout the season. Pearses U14 Panel: Dylan Ryan, James Harrington, Eoin Canning, Hugh Curley, Sean Hogan, Jack Ryan, Fionnan Seale, Jack Nevin, Michael Cruise, Keelan Finneran, Keelan Ryan, Jack Flynn, Charlie Mooney, Cillian Blackweir, Shane Glennon, Keith Reynolds, Luke Earls, Conor Kelly, Keith Daly, Conor Flynn, Darragh O'Sullivan, Darragh Colleran, Fionn Lyons, Padraig Lennon, Ross Glynn
Our Eastern Electrical sponsored U12 team travelled to Tonabruckey Saturday Morning to play An Spideal in their Galway Shield Final. Missing a couple of regular players the boys who travelled knew it would take a mighty effort to overcome Spideal who they drew with earlier in the year. Our lads duly delivered with every one of the players giving every ounce of energy they had to fight for everyone ball. It was a very close match with the goals the Pearses players got being the difference in the end. Final score Padraig Peares 2-02, An Spideal 0-02. Many thanks to all the parents who travelled on the day and gave the team great support. Congrats and well done to the team and mentors Padraig Dooley and Conor Glynn. Panel: J, O'Byrne, G. Kelly, A. Kenny, D Mooney, C. Flynn, R. Glynn, A. Hogan, A Doran, K. Cunningham, D. Ryan(1-0), D. Kenny(1-2), D. Lyons, M. Brooks, D. Hogan
Our U12s are playing their Roscommon Championship semi-final this Saturday 21st of September against Four Roads in at 1.30pm in Ballyforan. Support most welcome.
On Saturday morning we welcomed U10 teams from Athleague/Tremane, Four Roads, Carrick St. Marys and St. Dominic’s to Woodmount for the final U10 Go Games blitz of the year. The Pearses players played 3 matches, played brilliantly in every game and improved hugely as the games progressed. Many thanks to Roscommon Herald for sponsoring medals for every player and keep an eye out for team photos in the Hearld this week. Thanks to Luke Corbett for refereeing many of the matches. Many Thanks to Sandy, Patty, Valerie and Macy for doing an excellent job serving all players, mentors and travelling parents refreshments throughout the morning.
There was no winner of the jackpot this week. The numbers drawn were 1, 9, 22 and 35. Congratulations to Thomas P Kenny (seller: N/A - number supplied) who was our only match three winner. Our lotto now stands at €17,000.
Make sure you get your tickets in so you can be in with a chance of pocketing the jackpot! You can also do the lotto online through our website www.padraigpearses.ie. A sincere thank you to everyone who supports our lotto.