St. Patrick’s Sciath na Scol 2017 football
In September of this year the school football team started training up in the Tank field, our home pitch, with Mr. Horgan, Mr. Foley, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Mullins and Mr. O Mahony.
We are learning lots of skills thanks to all the teachers training us to our best ability and they are also helping us get ready for our matches. I like to be either centre forward or wing forward.
We are training very hard for Sciath Na Scol 2018. We have had a few matches and one tournament already in football.
Our 1st game against Scoil Eoin. It was a hard fought match but Scoil Eoin turned out as the better team with 4 points more. We learned from that game that if we are winning we have to keep up our best because in the second half they got the better of us when we thought we were definitely going to win.
Our second match against Glasheen was a fierce match as well. Glasheen were a tall team so they had the advantage but we tried our best and kept it that way and we barely beat them. It was a great match.
Our most recent match against Blarney St. was our easiest game as we beat them greatly. Blarney St. gave it their best but we just had the advantage on them.
Our third match against Togher we won greatly again and now we are all proud to say now that we are in the Semi-
We have lots more matches ahead including challenge matches and tournament matches. We will do our best and hopefully we will win The Sciath na Scol!
Also, Mr. Horgan entered us into the mini 7’s which is a tournament for children who were born in 2006 and whatever team won could pick one player to ref in Croke Park.
The tournament was played in the Mayfield pitches. It was very hard as there were a lot of country teams who were pulling and dragging. The first team Ballinadee we were beating them for most of the game until the end. We drew and then they scored the winning point. The second match we lost by two points because of a goal at the end of the match. Our 3rd game against Gaeilscoil Kinsale who we beat
By Kian Hegarty