St. Patrick’s National School
Cumann na mBunscol Division 2 Shield Boys Football Round 5
Slane N.S. 1-00 Scoil Éanna, Navan 4-11
St. Patrick’s boys GAA team finished their campaign in the Cumann na mBunscol competition this week with a game against Scoil Éanna, Navan. Scoil Éanna had been undefeated throughout the competition and it was easy to tell as they were too strong for our team.
Despite the scoreboard, Slane played some very good football and defended resolutely throughout. But for some fine saves from Óisin Mooney, the difference would have been greater. Slane finish joint third in the competition. Well done to all the players this season.
Óisín Mooney , Adam O’Sullivan, Ben Mc Donagh, Tristin Smith, Josh Smith, Daragh Russell Kerins, Evan Murray Tadhg Martyn (1-00), Micheal Leavey Lorcan Smyth Alex Devin, Kyle Woods Altay Guneyer. Subs (all played) – Eoin Mc Cann, Kyle Callan, Ciarán Meagher, Kevin Hevey, Kian Mackle, Charlie Lenehan, Gary Smyth, Daniel O’Neill, Emmanuele Akinla, Jamie Mahoney Manning, Stephen Woulfe, Cillian Brady.
Cumann na mBunscol Division 2 Shield Boys Football Round 4
Slane N.S. 4-03 Gaelscoil Thulach na nÓg, Dún Bóinne 1-01
St. Patrick’s boys GAA team made it two wins from two in the Cumann na mBunscol competition this week with a home win over Gaelscoil Thúlach na nÓg. Slane attacked early and landed a very early goal and a point, courtesy of Michael Leavey and Evan Murray. Remarkably, there were no further scores in the half. The Gaelscoil attacked in waves for the next fifteen minutes but could not breach the Slane rearguard. The work of Kevin Hevey, Matthew Kealy, Daragh Russell Kerins and composed kick outs from Óisín Mooney kept Slane ahead at the break.
In the second half, Slane N.S. pushed on with a number of important scores early on from the impressive Evan Murray, Alex Devin and Kyle Woods. The workrate of Tadhg Martyn also steadied the ship at important junctures.
Gaelscoil Thúlach na nÓg did put it up to Slane with a number of very impressive performances. They had pace and strength but just lacked a little with the final ball towards goal. The game was tough but played in a very sporting manner.
Slane now play their final game next Tuesday against Scoil Éanna, Navan in the search of a semi final place.
Óisín Mooney , Adam O’Sullivan Kevin Hevey, Josh Smith, Daragh Russell Kerins Matthew Kealy, Evan Murray (2-02) Tadhg Martyn, Micheal Leavey (1-00) Lorcan Smyth Alex Devin (1-00), Kyle Woods (0-01) Altay Guneyer. Subs (all played) – Eoin Mc Cann, Kyle Callan, Ciarán Meagher
Slane N.S. 5-10 Scoil Naomh Eoin, Navan 0-00
St. Patrick’s boys GAA team got their first victory in the Cumann na mBunscol competition this week with a well deserved win over Scoil Naomh Eoin. Slane had the breeze at the beginning which they put to good use with scores from Tadhg Martyn, Evan Murray, Josh Smyth, Kyle Woods, Michael Leavey and Darragh Russell Kerins.
The tackling of the defenders was also very impressive with Ben Mc Donagh, Adam O’Sullivan and man of the match Tristan Smith to the fore.
The second half was more competitive and Scoil Naomh Eoin had a number of opportunities but Oisín Mooney was solid in goals.
The Slane team has only five sixth class pupils on it, which makes their efforts all the more notable.
Óisín Mooney , Adam O’Sullivan Ben Mc Donagh, Tristan Smith Daragh Russell Kerins (1-00) Matthew Kealy (0-01), Evan Murray (0-03) Tadhg Martyn (1-01), Micheal Leavey (0-02) Lorcan Smyth (1-1) Eoin Mc Cann (1-00) Kyle Woods (1-0) Josh Smyth (0-03). Subs (all played) – Emmanuele Akinla (1-00) Alex Devin Cillian Brady
Cumann na mBunscol Division 2 Shield Boys Football Round 2
St. Anne’s N.S., Navan 10-8 Slane N.S. 7-6
St. Anne’s N.S. came out on top in this second round game in Páirc Tailteann. They had a breeze in the first half and dominated possession and the scoreboard in those first twenty five minutes. The score at half time was 6-5 to 2-3 the break. But for ace defending from Matthey Kealy, Daragh Russell Kerins and Josh Smyth, the gap would have been wider. Alex Devin impressed in the forward line with 1-1 to his name.
Slane started the second half in a completely different fashion. They tackled hard and moved the ball with pace, learning the lessons of the first half. Evan Murray was to the fore in the forwards with 2-2, while Tadhg Martyn finished with one goal and a point also. Congratulations to Matthew Kealy and Altay Guneyer, who are in their first year playing for the school.
Kevin , Adam O’Sullivan, Daragh Russell Kerins, Matthew Kealy, Ben Mc Donagh, Óisín Mooney, Evan Murray (2-2), Tadhg Martyn, (1-1), Josh Smyth, Lorcan Smyth (1-1), Alex Devin (1-1), Altay Guneyer, Kyle Woods (1-1). Subs (all played) – Daragh Nangle (1-0), Gary Smyth, Daniel O’Neill, Kian Mackle, Micheal Leavey.