St Patrick’s CYFC Update

Above: An image from the CY calendar. Photo by Ray Murray.

Above: An image from the CY calendar. Photo by Ray Murray.

St Patrick’s CYFC face a tough schedule in 2015 with both sides currently occupying positions in their respective divisions which leave them perilously close to the relegation places.

It was a similar story at the same juncture last year with the main difference this time round being that our Senior side are now left with only league commitments, which while disappointing as it is to be out of all cup competitions, will give the management team an opportunity to focus on the important task of remaining in the highest amateur division in the country.

Meanwhile, our Saturday Major1 side, after a difficult start, began to put together a strong run of results. This is a young and very talented side adjusting to Senior football.

Recent results have been positive for both sides but inclement weather has played havoc with fixtures in general, with one game postponed due to high winds. This has caused a real imbalance in fixtures, with both sides having played a lot more away games up to this point. It’s hoped that a run of home games will see us make a charge up the league tables.

Away from the on-field activities, CY recently went into the world of male modelling with our 2015 calendar, which was launched in mid-December. It has been a huge success with 200 copies sold and close to €2000 raised for Our Lady’s Hospice in Blackrock, a charity close to our hearts here at CY.

The launch event took place in the Irishtown House, which was a great night and sold about 70 copies on the night. The locality has rallied around the club for this venture. A special thanks to our sponsors for supporting the calendar; InterSevens, The Irishtown House, Sundry Supplies and the many anonymous contributions we received; to the club’s players and staff, who literally put their bodies on the line for this; and to local amateur photographer Ray Murray for capturing the images so eloquently.

We will be making the cheque presentation in February and will include some photos from that in the next NewsFour edition.

Finally, CY will run a poker classic on March 14th in The Irishtown House. Entry is €30 and a €10 buy-in. It would be great if we can get strong numbers for this event as it supports our valued sponsor The Irishtown House while also making much-needed money for the club.

That’s it for this edition. Next time out we will have a full run down on matches for both our LSL teams.

By David Nolan