Boys Gaelic Football update

6th October 2019

Our boys Gaelic football team continued their positive start to the Meath Cumann na mBunscol Div 1 campaign, with a hard earned four point win against Wilkinstown N.S. last Tuesday in Kilberry. Against a very strong wind and driving rain in the first half, we carried the game to a physically strong Wilkinstown side. Our half back line of Harry McGurk, Luke Brady and Nathan Reilly carried the ball well and were delivering good ball into our full forwards Eoghan McDermott, Charlie Carolan and Cian Dunphy. Centre forward Cian Newman took his goal well while wing forward, Cormac Fitzsimons, was accurate from both frees and play to keep the scoreboard ticking over. 

The wind and rain settled as we began the second half and Wilkinstown really began to impose themselves on the game. Goalkeeper, Davy Heffernan, really displayed his worth to the team through his 'Cluxtonesque' variation of kickouts to our dynamic midfielders Cormac Maguire and Rian McDaid and roving wing forward Caimin Murphy. A calmly taken second goal from the opportunistic Eoghan McDermott and a clever flick to the back of the net by Charlie Carolan helped settle us when it looked like Wilkinstown might get something from the game. Our full back line of Max Condon, Jack Collier and the ever improving Aaron Cullen, stood strong against immense second half pressure and were really the basis for the win. 

That makes it four wins from four outings for our boys. We were already very proud of their earlier victories over St. Michael's Trim, Cannistown and overall winners of the competition for the past two years, Kells. It's the battle of the two St. Pauls schools this coming week as we face our namesake from Ratoath, on a day yet to be decided. We wish the boys the very best and encourage them to keep up the hard work and dedication that they have shown to date.

St. Paul's Primary School, Navan. 046-9028754

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