Hurling Winter league
Hurling Winter League Final
St Pauls played in their second final this season against Kildalkey on Wednesday 2oth of December. St Pauls were defeated by eight points by the Division one hot favourites Kildalkey. Killdalkey did not have it all their own way with St Pauls being the better side in the second half and finished the match strongly. Some unfortunate goals in the first half by Kildalkey and some very close misses by St Pauls ensured that Kildalkey held a strong lead at half time. St Pauls has the majority of possession in the second half which was both entertaining and tense as both teams showed great skill and determination. Kildalkey managed to stay ahead throughout the match with some great saves from their goalkeeper and some extrememly unlucky close goals chances were missed by St Pauls. St Pauls had some great performances all over the pitch. Player of the match once again Lorcan McDermott, Peter McMyler and Alex Carry Markey were superb in defence, while Dean Walsh and Amanda Feeney proved again how effective they are at midfield and Tom Condon provided the main threat upfront.
St Pauls booked their place in the final with an outstanding display of both skill and determination against Division 1 side Dunboyne with eight points to spare. It was a real team effort with outstanding performances all over the pitch. St Paul’s were helped with some amazing scores from Cara Gregan and particularly Tom Condon who scored three goals! The pairing of Dean Walsh and Amanda Feeney ensured that St Pauls dominated possession but it was the defence in particular that really laid the foundation for the victory. Max Condon made some superb saves, while Peter McMyler and player of the match Lorcan McDermott denied Dunboyne any chance of victory.
St Pauls should be very proud of their achievements this year as Kildalkey are one of the best Hurling school sides in the county. The league has been a great experience for all the players and gets the teams preparation for next year under way. A very good season all round. Well done to Mr Lynagh, Mr Enright and Mr Mattimoe for all the training, to Mrs Fahy, Mr Kelly and all of the teachers and parents for their support and finally for all of the panel who have trained and played so hard and given so much for the team. Well done again!