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Wednesday 26 June 2019

GAA legend Tomás O'Sé dishes out the accolades at Patrician Academy

Niall O’ Riordan receiving his Medal from Tomás O’ Sé at the Medals Presentations Event at the Patrician Academy, Mallow
Niall O’ Riordan receiving his Medal from Tomás O’ Sé at the Medals Presentations Event at the Patrician Academy, Mallow
The Senior Football Team All Ireland Winners, and Simcox Cup Winners received their Medals at a Presentations Event at the Patrician Academy, Mallow. Photos by Sheila Fitzgerald

Sheila Fitzgerald

Over 500 students, staff and families gathered at the Patrician Academy in Mallow last week to pay tribute to the young men who won the All Ireland Final and the Simcox Cup.

GAA legend Tomás O' Sé who was on had to present the All Ireland Medals said that winning an All Ireland at any level is a huge achievement.

"I congratulate you and wish you all the best of luck in the future," Tomás said.

"Sport gave me the confidence to go on to do lots of things in my life, make sure you have a good attitude, be positive, and be dedicated. To see what you have already achieved is fantastic" he said.

"Even continuing to try to improve a small amount in sport, in school and in life is great" he added.

Patrician Academy Principal Elaine O' Regan added her congratulations saying that the boys have done the school proud. 

"This was a massive memorable year for us, thank you for all your effort and sincere commitment. A big thank you also to your families, friends, and teachers" she said.

Elaine also noted that the school greatly appreciates the continuing support of the local community. 

Teacher Pat Heffernan said that the boys put an awful lot on hold in their commitment to training throughout the winter months. 

"The beauty of sport is a memory you'll take with you for the rest of your lives, through it you have created wonderful friendships, you've achieved a unique bond" he said.

"We are the best footballing school in Cork, a huge amount of credit goes to you all for that, the day of the All Ireland win was one of the best days of my life, that winning feeling and the opportunity we got to express that, we're so proud of you, you're a credit to the school and to your parents" Pat added.

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