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Sciath na Scol 2016


The Boys in Green (and White)

In early September , Mr. Horgan announced at assembly that the school would be taking part in the Sciath na Scoil tournament.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 4 pm the boys who wished to play for the school team walked up to the Tank Field for training. Mr. Horgan and Mr. Mullins trained the out field players and Mr. O’ Mahony trained Frank the super keeper. In training we improved on picking up the ball, hand passing, shooting and supporting the man on the ball. Also every 6th class boys got a chance to be captain

For the first few weeks we trained non-stop and in early October we played our first match against Scoil Owen in Ballincollig and we won barely  by 2 points and silly mistakes. Our next match against Glasheen was a dominant performance and we won by 13 points. The week after we had a break so we done 2 solid training sessions. The next Wednesday we played against Blarney Street. It was an unbelievable match. It was neck to neck till the last few minutes, Mr. Horgan told the team to push up. Michael Lane received the ball and popped the ball over the top to let Oran Ross run onto it. With a last gasp effort he picked up the ball and scored a beautiful goal. The final score was St. Patricks 3-4 Blarney St. 2-4.

Our last match was by far the easiest against Togher B.N.S. We beat them by a big margin. Now we had one week of training, where we had to get everything pitch perfect. The day of the semi final came around against Passage Star of the Sea. It was a really tight game with both teams equalling each other. Eventually Passage got a break through goal. When the last whistle blow all of the St. Patricks sat on the ground in misery.

That was the end of St. Patricks journey and it was a silent walk abck to the school!

By Frank Sobolewski and Ben Heffernan ( Sciath na Scoil players)

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