St. Pauls Clonmellon GFC news
18 April 2017
St. Pauls Clothes Collection
St. Pauls are running a clothes collection to help raise funds for the club. Get rid of all that unwanted clobber you have around the house such as clothes, shoes, towels, curtains and bed linen. Bag it all in refuse sacks and bring it down to the club grounds during our Easter Camp on April 11th & 12th and April 18th & 19th from 10 am to 12 noon, any Monday evening from 6:30-7:30pm or any Friday night from 8pm to 9pm where we will convert it into some much needed funds for the club.
Please support our Club Lotto as this supports the day to day costs of running the club. Club lotto envelopes can be got from any of the local shops and pubs, at Bingo on Monday nights or from any of the committee members. The Lotto draw takes place every Monday night during bingo in the local Community Centre. The Cost is €2 a ticket. Currently the Jackpot stands at €2,230. There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot. €20 Euro winners on the night were Mary Davis, Aine Leonard and Patsy Quinn - well done to all.
St. Paul's GFC receive its very own AED unit
It was a special day for the club last Wednesday as the club received it’s very own AED (Defibrillator) unit. The unit will be located in the first dressing room down at our club grounds going forward so it will always be accessible during games or training and can also be brought to away matches. The purchase of the unit was made possible using the money raised from last year's Summer Camp so we thought what better place to display it for the first time was at our Easter Camp earlier today among the kids who helped pay for it. With that in mind St. Paul's GFC would like to thank all who contributed by attending last year's Summer camp each day with their €2 - thank you for enabling us to purchase this vital piece of lifesaving equipment, thank you for making our club a safer place to play.
Well done to our U-8 footballers and their Mentors Johnny and Marie who played as part of the Leinster Go Games Blitz in Croke Park last Tuesday where a great day was had by all.
Well done also to the Northern Gaels (St. Pauls/Delvin/Ballycomoyle) U-16 footballers on their win against Tubberclair.
A shout out too also goes to our U-10 footballers and their Mentors who recorded a comprehensive win against Delvin.
The disappointment of the previous weeks Feile defeat was certainly put to bed for our U-14 footballers as the lads swept away the challenge of Tubberclair in their league encounter last week. The squad who togged out against Tubberclair was as follows: Senan O’Driscoll, Oisin Kiernan, Tadgh Horan, Diarmuid Reilly, Oisin Kelly, Jamie Reilly, Jack Forde, Aaron Fenlon, Kieran Daly, Ryan Forde, Rohan Morley, Scott Reid, Thomas Flynn, Mark Cully, Dean Quinn, Thomas Collins, Jody Browne, Kyle Flynn, Seb McPherson, Anthony Mulvaney, Eoghan Hanlon .
St. Pauls Easter Camp
The clubs Easter Camp continues Tuesday and Wednesday of this week from 10 am to 12 noon each day. Its open for both boys & girls from 5 years of age and up and costs just €2 per child per day or €5 per day for 3 or more children. All children are asked to bring a snack and a drink on each day and to dress suitably for the weather.
Junior Mens team
St. Pauls made the journey to Castletown-Geoghegan on Saturday evening last to take on St. Malachys in round 4 of the ACFL Division 4. In the corresponding fixture in 2016, Malachys came away from Clonmellon with a one point win and with maximum points to date in the league, Pauls would have been confident in reversing the 2016 result. St. Pauls welcomed exciting prospect Ciaran O’Connell back into the starting team and if the young forward can get some game time for the remaining league games he would be a valuable asset heading into Championship time. Malachys started this game the brighter of the two sides and after kicking a wide after the 1st minute, they registered their 1st point a minute later. St. Pauls though, burst into life 2 minutes later with an excellently taken goal scored by Jamie Fitzsimons after some good work by Philip Gilsenan and Conor Slater who was starting to win plenty of ball around the middle of the field. A lovely point by Johnny McGuinness from out on the right on 10 minutes stretched St. Pauls’ lead but the home side answered back with points after 13 & 21 minutes. St. Pauls through the boot of Ronan Kiernan had his side 2 points up with 22 minutes of the first half played. Malachys responded with a goal and a points to lead by 2 heading into the closing stages of the opening half but St. Pauls finished the half the stronger by scoring 6 unanswered points. Scores from Conor Rice, Johnny McGuinness from a free, Philip Gilsenan, Johnny McGuinness from play, Johnny Fitzpatrick and another converted free from McGuinness left Dermot Bradys men 4 points up at the break. Credit must go to the Malachys men who looked a different team in the second half and were right back into this game when the scored a goal after 9 minutes of the half to add to the two points they scored with 5 minute of the half played. A well taken point by the impressive McGuinness after 10 minutes stopped the rot by Pauls but Malachys answered back with 2 points of their own and were looking good to push on and take the win. A converted free by McGuinness on 13 minutes was followed up by Conor Slater with a free of his own on 17 minutes and Pauls were right back into this game. Another converted free by McGuinness with 5 minutes of time remaining brought the sides level and when Slater scored his second point of the day it looked like Pauls would escape with a one point win however a late converted free by the home side meant that it was a share of the spoils for the teams with the final score reading St. Malachys 2-10 St. Pauls 1-13.
Multyfarnham continue to set the pace and with our draw against St. Malachys, Tyrellspass (after their win against Athlone) are hot on our heels for the 2nd promotion place which makes their clash next week with our lads all the more interesting. It’s all to play for with just three games left where along with Tyrellspass, St. Pauls also play Caulry and hopefully a winner takes all game versus Multyfarnham in the last game in late May.
The St. Pauls team that togged out today was as follows: Ollie Mulvaney, Michael Murphy, Paddy Reilly, Gary GIlsenan, Kenny Higgins, Ross Daly, Johnny Fitzpatrick (0-01), Conor Rice (0-01), Philip Gilsenan (0-01), Ciaran O’Connell, Johnny McGuinness (0-7 4F), Conor Slater (0-02 1F), Jamie Fitzsimons (1-0), Ronan Kiernan (0-1), David Whelehan. Subs: Niall Leonard for David Whelehan, Graham Boland, Jack Carpenter, Derek Croash.
Next up for the lads is a round 5 clash with Tyrellspass next Tuesday night April 25th at 7:15pm in Clonmellon.
St. Pauls crested bobble hats.
The 1st batch of the clubs very own crested Bobble hats have now sold out but don’t worry – there’s another batch due to arrive in 2 weeks’ time. If you would like to purchase one please contact Barry Clarke on 087-6965313 or message us on our facebook page.. They cost €12 and are ideal for keeping yourself warm on these cold spring days. Check out our Facebook page for design images.
Well done to the St. Pauls-Delvin U-14 ladies team who recorded a one point win against St. Lomans in Clonmellon last Sunday.
Hard luck to the Ladies Intermediate footballers who lost out to Killucan in the league last Sunday. Hard luck also to the Brownstown U-14 Camogie team who were defeated by Crookedwood in the feile competition last Friday.
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