St Patrick’s School team emerges victorious in derby clash in Enniscorthy
THERE were scenes of great celebration in St Patrick’s School in Enniscorthy recently when the school’s soccer squad went up against local rivals, CBS Transition Year, in a cup title battle where the CBS had home advantage.
The game was top of table clash ahead of St Patrick’s final game against Gaellscoil Inis Corthaidh and a win was needed.
The game started well with pressure been put on by CBS but St Patrick’s goal keeper, Holly O’Brien, was in top form and pulled off some great saves.
At the break St Patrick’s had a 1-0 advantage and the players were beaming with their performance.
However, a sting in the tail occurred early in the second half when the CBS went into a 2-1 lead.
The St Patrick’s team battled hard however, and a controversial penalty was awarded, and dispatched, to bring the game level with 10 minutes to go.
However, there was to be more drama as a corner for St Patrick’s was duly netted leaving them run out winners on a 3-2 scoreline.
The team’s coaches, who were delighted with the result, were composed of: Cllr John O’Rourke, Eamonn Cashe and Ricky Walsh.
The St Patrick’s squad and coaches expressed gratitude to the CBS for hosting the game and for also generously providing ice cream on the day.