St Pats East Kerry Hurling Notes – 25th August 2015
Richard Nolan RIP
A great sadness hit St Pats last week when we heard of the sudden death at a young age of our former player Richard Nolan. From Rathmore, Richard played at midfield when Rathmore won a County Junior Hurling Championship in 1987 defeating Lixnaw in the final. In 1990 Richard won a county Intermediate Championship with St Pats playing at corner back. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
St Pats are currently joint top of Division 3 along with Ballyheigue. We are awaiting the fixtures for the County Junior Championship.
Our U12 team won County League Div 3 defeating Ballyheigue by 2 points. The Under 10s take part in a blitz at Lewis Road on Friday 28th August 2015 and go on to compete in the Dr Bill Mangan Tournament at the Muckross Traditional Farms on Sunday August 30th. Having won the Shield here last year, St Pats will hope to go one further and collect the Cup this year. Other East Kerry teams taking part will be Firies, Rathmore and Dr Crokes.
We send best wishes to our Kerry Minor Hurling team that will play Down in the All Ireland Minor B final. Best wishes also to our Kerry Senior and Minor Football teams in the All Ireland finals. Best wishes to Dr Crokes who play Kilgarvan on Friday 28th August in the County Intermediate Championship.
Church Gate Collection:
St Pats East Kerry Annual collection will be taken up on the weekend of August 30th. We look forward to meeting our many generous supporters on Saturday and Sunday next .
There has been a long standing tradition in St Pats of sending best wishes to the Kilkenny hurlers as they compete in yet another All Ireland final. Our 2 Vice Presidents Pat Delaney and Tom Holohan hail from that county. This year we also send best wishes to the Meath U21 hurlers as they play Wicklow in the B All Ireland in Semple Stadium on Sept 13th. Our Chairman Pat O’Brien hails from Co Meath and his brother Philip is the Meath team manager.