All-Ireland Winning captains framed presentation from Allen Larkin to Brian Cody (St. Patrick's De La Salle). 3 All-Ireland captains were former pupils from the De La Salle School- Brian Cody, Eoin Larkin and Jackie Tyrrell.
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15 October 2014
SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: On Sunday afternoon the club's senior hurlers exited from the 2014 senior hurling championship following a tense and free ridden, knock-out fixture against the 2013 champions Clara. The first half of the game was only notable for a skilfully executed side line puck for a point by Lester Ryan, an equally impressive point, under pressure, from a difficult angle by corner forward Jack McGrath, plus the exchange of point scoring by both sides pin point accurate free takers, Eoin Larkin and Conor Phelan, which at the half time break left the score 0-9 to 0-8 in favour of the Clara men. On the turnover, the game was won and lost in a frantic ten minute spell. The James Stephens men opened the scoring with two points within three minutes from the unerring Eoin Larkin -- 10 points in total --- and two more from the energetic, All-Ireland minor medalist, Luke Scanlon before Clara responded with two of their own and, on five minutes,a break-away goal strike by centre forward, Ken Hogan to return the initiative, once again, to the Clara side. From there on, to the final whistle, the game ebbed and flowed but critically, the James Stephens attackers could not unlock the Clara defence for a game changing score to help dethrone the 2013 champions, who held on for a 1-20 to 0-18 victory. Disappointment for all involved, being eliminated from the championship, at the first hurdle for the second year in a row but on the broader picture the future still looks bright for the club with so many quality young hurlers gaining valuable experience at both senior and junior level to offer realistic hope for the future.
JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: To add to the disappointment for club supporters over the weekend the junior hurlers also suffered defeat in their junior championship encounter with neighbours, O'Loughlin Gaels on Sunday evening, under lights, in Ballraggett. With a mixture of youth and experience, the James Stephens got "stuck in" from the start and brought the game to the more fancied, O'Loughlin's side. In a free flowing quality contest throughout the hour, the initiative switched from side to side, leaving the score at half time, 0-8 to 0-7 in favour of the St.John's parish team. In a game that was always going to go to "the wire" this theme continued through the second period with the exchange of quality point scoring coming at regular intervals, with veterans Gary Whelan and Eoin McCormack leading the way for James Stephens. A controversial goal on 24 minutes immediately, following on an unchecked red card foul by an O'Loughlin Gaels defender, which should have resulted in a free to James Stephens changed the direction of the game at a crutial stage. Bravely, the Village lads battled to the end, but, with little time to recover from that unfortunate set back they just failed to the get over the line and O'Loughlin Gaels held out for 1-13 to 0-14 victory. Again, even in defeat, the display by many of the younger players like David Hennessy, Conor McQuillan, Patrick Duggan, James Tyrrell, Harry Wallace, Liam Dowling, goalkeeper, Gavin Costigan and substiturte Tadhg O'Dwyer gives rise for hope in the years to come. Well done to the team managment of Jim O'Brien, John McGrath, Paddy Neary, Brendan Lee and Denis Carney on bring the team on an exciting run, even if it ended in the disappointment of a narrow defeat.
U-14 REPLAY : Our U14 side narrowly failed to qualify for the county final after a heroic battle against Erins Own on Saturday last. The game lived up to the standards of the thrilling semi-final and extra time played out last week but this time the 'Comer boys just proved a little stronger physically. At half time James Stephens trailed by 2-3 to 1-5, the goal coming from Eoin Guilfoyle. A great third quarter saw the Village boys build a four point lead but Erins Own came back very strongly. Two late points by Sean Manogue and Cian Kenny were unable to close the gap and the game ended on scoreline of 4-4 to 2-9. Many thanks must go to a very hard-working group of selectors, Joe Murray, Ollie Grace, Tomas O’Dowd, Mick Fogarty and Liam Trant who guided this very young team through a very busy year.
ST. PATRICK'S PARISH MASS SERVERS: The Parish Office would welcome the recruitment of new mass servers for the coming year. Meanwhile a new alter servers rota is being compiled at present. Current servers are asked to contact the Parish Office to confirm their intention to continue as servers and to complete a new registration form, which are available at the church sacristies.
TABLE QUIZ: The St. John of God National School's Parents Coucil are running a table quiz on Friday 17th October in The Parish Centre, starting at 7p.m.. The entry fee is €10.00 for a team of four, which must include one child. Why not come along and support a worthy cause while testing your general knowledge in a family friendly environment.
FOULKSTOWN CEMETERY: The Cemetery Committee advise that the mapping and indexing of the old section of the cemetery is nearing completion and are grateful to all who helped identify unmarked and unnamed graves. The committee hopes to print a map of the different section of the cemetery and display it for people visiting the cemetery to see, and with the hope that it will help finding and maintaining graves easier for all.
LOTTO: Tuesday night's draw produced no winning ticket. The numbers drawn were 4 : 13 : 26. Next week's jackpot increases to €1,800.The consolation winners were Catherine Dowling, Joan Kerwick, John Millea, Ann Murphy and Mary Blanche.
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September 2013 Kells Rd Draw
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 21:31
September 2014 Draw results
James Stephens GAA Club
Kells Road Development Fund Draw
DRAW DATE 24 September 2014
Phil Fan Larkin
Michael & Mary Barry
€50 - Orla Murphy, John Purcell
Next Draw Wednesday 29 October 2014
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