Senior Football

Senior Football

Since the last instalment of the newspaper the senior football team have had three games. First of all, the school’s flagship team had their first outing of the year against Kilcock. The game really went according to plan for Pats coming out winners by four points. However, any of the supporters at the game would have told you that the difference in class between the two teams was not reflected by the score line. St.Pats were much the better team in the first half and were up going into the break with a convincing lead. This significant scoring advantage was helped greatly by the superb efforts of Brian Dowling who complimented an impressive input to the scoreboard. In the second half it was fair to say that Pats eased off. The bench was emptied and many of the star players were rested on the sideline.

Just last week Pats had what proved be a much tougher outing against the well-renowned Colaiste Eoin of Dublin. This game was a very tough test for the men in black and amber. In the end Colaiste Eoin ran out winners by a margin of ten points. This would be as is any loss is in this school seen as a slight disappointment. However the difficulty of this game must be taken into consideration. For example this was an away game for St.Pats which meant an hour’s drive to south Dublin would be part of the team’s preparation. However Mr. O’Rourke is not one for excuses and stresses that Colaiste Eoin were the better side on the day.

In St.Pats most recent outing they played Scoil Aodhan in O’Mahonys pitch. Unfortunately, the game again ended with Pats being defeated this time though by the narrowest of margins. The game really was a tight affair with the lead changing hands on multiple occasions throughout the game. However in the closing stages Scoil Aodhan kicked on scoring three points in quick succession. Eimhin Power was probably St.Pats star player on a poor day of football for this team.

Overall it’s been a rather bumpy start to the year for the senior team. However hopefully over the next few week’s fortunes will change and a successful year of senior football will once again be on the cards.

Dermot Kelly