Jubilant Juveniles heading for last four

Jubilant Juveniles heading for last four

Juvenile football might be over shaded by the senior teams in St Pat’s but nobody can disagree with the quality of the next up and coming team in the school with two wins from as many games to show for so far.
The season got underway with a demolition of St Mel’s Longford with Pat’s crushing the midlanders 11-13 to 2-4. Jack Hynes, Daire Timmons and Ciaran Caulfield led the charge for the Navan side, with triumphant performances also coming from Evan Corrigan, Sam Formosa and Shane McCarthy who captains the side.

The going got tough for the following match against Moate CS when not all was plain sailing. A poor performance overall but Daniel Coleman, Daire Reilly and Daire O’Reilly lead the team well and shone some light on the performance before substitute Jack Dunne came on and netted a crucial goal to show the way to victory. The Moate full forward was causing awful trouble early on and Cillian Lawlor was introduced to try and curtail events and he did so brilliantly. Pat’s kicked on and ran out 3-10 to 2-7 winners. A not so good performance but a win is a win and the lads can take it as a job well done and move on.

The preparation the team underwent saw them travel to take on St Pat’s Cavan in a challenge match where the Northern Side had that bit more to say on the occasion. The team will now travel to take on Coláiste Eoin from Stillorgan in what should be another great challenge for the side.

The lads sit on four points on top of the group with two arduous matches left to be played. First up is the Marist Athlone before a visit from the holders, St Mary’s Mullingar, in the last round. One win will be enough to see the lads through to the last four.

Mr Donnelly and Mr Peppard are working tirelessly with the squad and their efforts are showing with two wins from as many games. The performances are stable and should only improve. The future looks bright.
Panel – Cian Murray, Jack Hynes, Liam Horton, Ben Loughran, Daniel Coleman, Charlie Cullen, Niall Bagnall, Tadgh Hanrahan, Adam Rogers, Sam Formosa, Niall Morland, Gary Browne, Eoghan Moore, Jack Dunne, Ruairi O’ Sullivan, Darragh Reilly, Shane McCarthy, Darragh O’ Reilly, Shane O’ Reilly, Jamie Flynn, Evan Corrigan, Aaron Chinchilla, Darragh Timmons, Niall Finnerty, Luke Horan, Fionn Fitzsimons, Tomas Byrne, Cillian Lawlor, Jack Cahill, Tom Smyth, Cathal Smith, Finn Murray, Donal Commons, Ciaran Caullfield, Ben Macken.

Brian Dowling