|Scoil Pól Kilfinane v Limerick CBS in Kilfinane||Wednesday 17/9/14|
Scoil Pól Kilfinane - County Champions 2013 and 2014
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The first term has been very busy for all involved in GAA activities in school.
We kicked off the year on a very positive note by hosting the Tommy McCarthy Memorial Hurling Blitz for Primary schools. Over 120 players enjoyed a training session and a fantastic competition. The A division was won by Bruff, the B division by Bulgaden/Martinstown & the C division by Glenbrohane. Thanks to all who helped to organise the Blitz and all who participated.
The U18 Hurling team faced Kilmallock in the first round of the hurling championship, despite a brilliant performance the lads were narrowly defeated in a very entertaining game. Our senior team continue to train as they await the draw for the second round.
The U 14 Hurling team participated in a First Year Blitz held at Old Christians GAA grounds. We were victorious against Scoil Mhuire, Askeaton and St Clements, while being narrowly defeated by SMI Newcastle West. Well done to all who participated.
U14 win County Final
Monday morning in Scoil Pól, and the excitement was palpable, the under 14 hurling team were in a county final. All onto the bus at 12 noon, only an hour to throw in against St. John the Baptist Hosptial.
The mentors Mr. Mike Organ and Mr. Dan Somers spoke to their charges about the game plan and the important role each player had in representing Scoil Pól.
Scoil Pól captain Kevin O'Farrell won the toss and elected to play with the wind. The ball was thrown in and a great cheer was heard from the Scoil Pól supporters in the stand in Bruff. John the Baptist were first to register a couple of points. But Scoil Pól settled quickly and Ed Valatka put Kilfinane on the score board, with two points. Darren McCarthy started a scoring spree for Scoil Pól with one goal and two points from himself and another 2 points from Valatka.
At half time Scoil Pól lead 1-9 to 2points. The second half started well for Hospital with them scoring 1-2 very quickly. Scoil Pól replied with 2 points from Ed Valatka and a goal from Patrick Ahern. The game got very exciting with Hosptial scoring 2 goals and 2 points and Scoil Pól 1 goal. Strategic positional changes were made by Scoil Pól to stop the Hospital come back. Dylan O'Connell, Katie Hennessy and Jason Penny were just a number of Scoil Pól players who showed great steel at this point.
The score of the match was scored by Shannon O'Doherty as she put a 25 yard goal into the Hospital net, to seal the game for Scoil Pól. Final score Scoil Pól 4-13 St. John the Baptist 3-8. Congratulations to the entire panel for a glorious and well deserved win.