3. Football Section
Mini Soccer Programme (Small-sided games)
Under 6 – 8 Year olds
A selection of our Under 8 team, who participate in small sided games every Sunday at St. Patrick’s Grammar School through DYFL.
We will preview our Under 10 team after the Christmas Holidays.
Football is now closed on Sunday mornings until January 13, for the Christmas Holidays.,
Under 13 DYFL League Cup – Quarter-final Match Report
Patrician YC (2) v (1) Tollymore
Patrician proved to be strong for Tollymore in this tight match. It was an entertaining game from start to finish. Both teams produced excellent performances.
Tollymore had the better play in opening ten minutes, but, Patrician began to take control as the game continued. Each team produced free flowing football that created plenty of action and goal mouth chances. The young trio of Corey, Paul and Morgan helped control play through midfield, with a strong unit of Caolain, Niall, Liam and Matthew, behind them in defence, with Ryan in goals. The first half ended goalless. However, Patrician came out stronger in the second half and their reward was an early goal from Drew, who poked the ball into the bottom corner from close range. The confidence was high now and Ruairi and Ronan began to dominate Tollymore’s defence. With some quick thinking from Ruairi; who took a quick throw in, he found Drew who turned and hit the ball first time; his reward was to see the ball fly into the top corner of the goal. With Patrician now leading by two goals, they began to dictate the tempo of the game. However, Tollymore were creating chances, but, the young Patrician team felt in control. Tollymore were beginning to ask questions of the Patrician defence, and in a melee a corner was given. Niall sustained an injury and was substituted. From the resulting corner, Tollymore scored a consolation goal.
Patrician now play Kilmore in the semi-final on Saturday 22nd December.
Good Luck boys
Under 12 – DYFL Quarter Final Cup Match
Patrician (4) v (1) Coney Island
Patrician YC under 12’s enjoyed a comfortable victory over Coney Island, as they run out winners in this quarter final match. Before the game had begun, PYC were put on the back foot, due to a goalkeeping change. Billy Logue showed great faith in Kyle McKeever who stepped into the role. The young keeper put in a commanding performance. This proved to be a solid base for the defence, alongside Caolain Logue and Tom Smyth who both put in a strong show. A strong midfield trio of Corey McCartan, Paul Mullan and Luka Walsh competed well throughout the game. PYC took the lead just before halftime when Michael McStay slotted home from close range. The young charges from PYC began to knock the ball around and played some good football, with Eoin Rooney scoring the second goal. The second half continued as the first half ended with our boys and girl being too strong for a gallant Coney Island, who showed great desire to compete with the PYC team. Substitutions were made with Shannon McCullough replacing Tom Fitzsimons, with both players doing very well at right back. Rauri Quinn got into the game with some great runs down the left flank and topped it off by putting in a lovely ball for Eoin Rooney to finish well. Coney Island got a consolation goal when Caolain played a ball across his own goal for Sam Dinu to score. This lifted PYC, as they drove on looking for more goals, some great football followed with McStay providing some clinical finishing to increase his goal tally.
A great performance from the whole team who now play Castlewellan in the semi-finals.
DYFL Matches – 1st & 2nd December 12 (Quarter Final Result)
Patrician YC 2 v 1 Tollymore (match report to follow)
Coney Island v Patrician (match postponed – rescheduled for Sunday 9th December 12)
DYFL Matches – 1st & 2nd December 12
Most teams will see this weekend as a welcome distraction to League Football as League Cup Quarter Final matches are played across the district.
1st December 12 Patrician v Tollymore (Pitch 4 – Dunleath Playing fields) at 09.00 am
2nd December 12 Coney Island v Patrician (Pitch 2 – Dunleath Playing Fields) at 10.30 am
If you want to see some entertaining football (free of charge), why not go down to Dunleath Playing Fields and support the children. You never know there might be a future budding star in the making.
Good Luck guys! I hope you can use these matches as good preparation for upcoming NIBFA matches in Lurgan and Coleraine.
Football Updates and Reports will follow next week.
Under 15 News
Patrician YC 2 v 3 Coney Island
The Patrician YC team were left very disappointed after being beaten by their local rivals in this derby match.
The game was played at a very fast pace, where both teams showed great endeavour and hunger throughout the game. Coney Island had the better of the first half. However, the young Patrician team showed great battling qualities and were unlucky to be trailing 2 – 1 at half-time. Ronan Holland scoring a wonder goal from within his own half.
The Patrician came out all guns blazing in the second half and got to grips with the Coney Island team. However, the Patrician Manager, Paul Smyth had to make changes to his personnel after goalkeeper Conor Logue was injured in a tackle, which resulted in him being substituted. His replacement goalkeeper Caolan Atkinson did very well. As the game continued, the team became more involved and continued to attack the Coney Island goal. Their reward was a second goal from Conor Breen, but, it was not enough for the courageous individuals and the sterling effort they showed. It was scant consolation as Coney Island ran out winners.
Paul Smyth used his players to maximum effect and he blooded a couple of younger players from the Under 13 team, who acquitted themselves very well. The team is creating a great team spirit as each week moves on.
Good luck for next week guys.
IFA Coaching At Patrician
The Youth Centre hosted an IFA Coaching Day on Thursday 1st November
The purpose of the day was to deliver to our various soccer sections a football training session. Our Mini-Soccer and Under 12 groups trained from 10am-12pm and our Under 13 and Under 15 Sections trained from 2pm-4pm.
This is just one of many special events that we have for our various teams and we always strive to deliver much more than just training and football matches.
If you are a member of our football teams why not tell us what else you would like to do and we will see what we can arrange!