St Pat’s CY Update


We hope all our followers and sponsors had a nice Christmas and New Year break. As part of the festivities the club, in conjunction with our partners Sally’s Return and the C.Y.M.W.S, organised a free senior citizens Christmas dinner which was a great success with close to forty dinners served in Sally’s, along with complimentary drinks. Another thirty home deliveries were made by committee members from the football club, which all took place on Sunday December 23rd.

Getting back to on field action we’ve had a mixed start to 2013. Our development side, playing in the LSL’s Division Two, have dropped vital points in two recent league games drawing and losing at home. However they still remain in a strong position to win the League Title and have a second round League Cup tie to come.

Our Saturday side have kept their fine league form going while also reaching the last sixteen of the FAI Junior cup were they will face one of the favorites, Carew Park, from Limerick. That game takes place on Feb 9th in Ringsend,

Our senior side had an important league win away to Firhouse Clover recently, putting a bit of distance between themselves and the bottom four. Our last sixteen clash with Bangor Celtic in the FAI Intermediate Cup takes place on Friday January 25th, a big game for the whole club as a win would mean progression to the quarter final stage for the first time.

I’d like to finish this update by taking a close look at our Division Two Sunday side. The photograph accompanying this report was taken from a recent league game at home to Iveagh Celtic. The game itself ended in a 2-2 draw and was an enjoyable game to watch at Irishtown stadium.

Our “development” team, as we like to refer to them now, are managed by former player Ed Saul and he is assisted by Paul Andrews. Between the two of them they have a wealth of experience to pass onto a young vibrant squad. Set up in the 2006/07 season, as our “third” team, it was originally envisaged that players who had passed their best days would play in this new team and that was the case in the early days. Experienced players helped the side to progress from the bottom Sunday division to where we are today with a League title and Cullen Cup obtained along the way. In more recent years the squad has become younger and is now seen as a vehicle for bringing new players from schoolboy to senior football.

by David Nolan