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Reports from Palatine GAA Facebook   25/10/2015
                                 (Match reports by Tommy Fitzharris) 
                                          
                               Dinner Dance

The social event of 2016 will take place in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel on Saturday 30th January. Medals will be presented to our Junior, Minor & Senior teams and the Cnoc Arda Ladies medals will be presented as well. The Player of the Year at the various grades will be announced too. Tickets will be available in the coming weeks and are priced at €30 each.
This is a celebration not to be missed so be on standby to get your ticket 


Golden Jubilee Celebrations 1965 - 2015
Pal celebrated in style on Saturday 21st November in the Clubhouse to honour the players who won the Double  in 1965 - Junior Hurling (League and Championship) and Junior Football Championship.
There was a lot of chat and recalling of by-gone days following the presentation of plaques to commemorate the event of 50 years ago. Each of the players present was presented with a free copy of the History of Palatine which was published for our Centenary Year 2009.The food that followed left everyone happy and a bit thirsty!



Tosach maith, leath na hoibre - ach..............
Palatine      1 10     Moorefield         2-11

Our minors came up just short against a strong Moorefield side, losing out by 4 points. (2 11 to 1 10). We got off to a terrible start, letting Moorefield in for 2 soft goals and we trailed 2 02 to no score after 6 minutes. To our lads tremendous credit, they stood up to be counted from there to the finish and really did our club proud. We were down by 6 points at the break and found it hard to bridge the gap. A late Conor Crowley goal did put us within touching distance but Moorefield held out to take the spoils.
While the lads will be disappointed with the result. they have been superb all year and today was no different. They are county champions and we are very lucky to have such dedicated young men in the Pal jersey.
 
Well done lads, you have been a credit to your club all year. Big thanks too to the management team of Peter McConnon, Billy Murphy, Martin Farrell, Dermot McDonald, Jason Kane and Nicky Parle who have worked so hard with the lads. 
Enjoy the winter break lads and here's to doing it all again in 2016. 
Scorers; Conor Crowley 1 04 (2 fs), Gavin Healy , Shane O'Neill (2 fs) 0 02 each, Odhlan Duff, Conor O'Doherty 0 01 each.



Leinster Club Championship   25/10/2015
Palatine 1-08                 Portlaoise 0-15

It wasn't our day today but every last man gave it their all against seasoned Leinster championship campaigners. We lost out by 4 points and it was a case of what might have been had we cranked up the pressure on Portlaoise after Shane O'Neill's goal. Portlaoise steadied the ship and ran out deserving winners. We will learn from this and come back stronger than ever. Our senior panel have given us a year to remember and we are so proud of them all.
Enjoy a well earned break lads, enjoy being county champions and thanks for your commitment and dedication to our special club.
Here's to 2016
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They Dreamed the Dream...............

They dreamed the dream since Spring came in and pitches turned more green;

They talked the talk and walked the walk for glories yet unseen.

Throughout each parish, players met and felt “it’s now our year

We”ll make the effort, one more time, and bring the Cup back here.”

And then throughout the summer months they battled ’gainst each other

Ignoring loss of social nights and one thing, and another;

‘Til late this year just two teams stood to win the final game

That won,  would grant new status and a step to greater fame.

So Pal, were real delira when the final whistle went

And understood, first-hand, again, what vict’ry really meant.

Old Leighlin, like true champs, stood tall and fought to keep the cup -

They won their first in ’97 when Pal were runners-up.

And Pal’s big dream was boosted when the Minors - though delayed-

Brought home the Minor Trophy, as new winners of that grade.

The Pal lads and the Y.I’s finished level in game one

But the Pal boys stepped it up a gear and so the Final’s won.

Well done to all the players and Mick Lillis and his crew

And Peter, plus his entourage, for sharing all they knew.

Let dreams live on in all the clubs as in the days gone by,

But it takes a mighty effort, when reaching to the sky!                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                  John Browne





Magnificent Minors  Win Replay   Sat 17th Oct  John Browne

Palatine 2-16    Éire Óg  2-09
Palatine Minor footballers are County Champions, winning a thrilling replay in NCP this afternoon. Beating Éire Óg is difficult at all times but their record in replays is daunting for any opposition. But Pal team played excellent football and, while Éire Óg never gave up, they were kept at bay by a strong set of backs.
Gavin Healy gave a great performance last Sunday in the drawn game when there was no Man of the Match Award because of the draw. Today, he was given the coveted Award with a super display  that showed his agility, determination, and accuracy. He has already got Man of the Match Award for his contribution in the Under 16 final. It was a well deserved  choice to-day, with so many other players giving five star performances.


Match Report  by Tommy Fitzharris

A special group of young men got their reward for months and years of hard work by romping to the minor title, comfortably seeing off Eire Og in the minor county final replay (2 16 to 2 09). It was nip and tuck for much of the 1st half, an Eire Og goal helping to put them 3 up. Reason to panic? No way, our lads took over from there and were superb all over the field. A brilliant goal from Man of the Match, Gavin Healy, gave us a 3 point lead at the break (1 07 to 1 04) and we never looked back.

The opening 15 minutes of the 2nd half was perfection from a Pal point of view. The lads cut Eire Og to shreds and a superb Niall Cawley goal helped to put us 11 points up. Eire Og did rally and converted a penalty to give them some hope. Our boys steadied the ship and deservedly took the honours. We are so proud of these lads and they are such a credit to our club. They wanted this so badly and we are thrilled that they have achieved their goal.

A massive thanks to the whole panel and the brilliant management team of Peter McConnon, Billy Murphy, Martin Farrell, Dermot McDonald, Nicky Parle and senior captain Jason Kane. 
It is fair to say that we are in dreamland 
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Scorers; Gavin Healy 1 04, Shane O'Neill 0 04 (3 fs), Conor Crowley 0 04 (2 fs), Brian O'Mahony 0 03 (1 45, 1 f), Niall Cawley 1 00, Conor Reynolds 0 01.

'Champione'




A really special snap. Minor captain Conor O'Doherty and

Senior captain Jason Kane with the silverware. We are simply bursting with pride 👏🏻👏🏻💚

Palatine GAA Club's photo.
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Senior Football County Final   Victory    11/10/15


Palatine 2-12    Old Leighlin 2-08

The dust has now settled and it is so wonderful to be able to say that we are the Carlow Senior Football Champions for 2015. The team put in a magnificent performance to comfortably see off Old Leighlin last Sunday and every Palatine person, at home and abroad, is filled with pride this week. The mood in the camp before the game was one of steely determination and there was a sense that we were not going to let this one slip. This could be seen from the get go on Sunday and at times, we simply tore the Old Leighlin rearguard to shreds. Ciaran Moran was unmarkable as he got us up and running and it was his intervention that helped Jamie Kenny to raise our first green flag. Old Leighlin levelled the game with a goal of their own but 2 points from Paul and David Reid saw us lead at the break (1 07 to 1 05). A superb team goal, finished by Moran, put us in control again early in the 2nd half but again, Old Leighlin hit back to leave the minimum between the sides. Our lads kicked on again and saw out matters to spark wild celebrations. It is 9 years since we last experienced senior success but it was worth the wait to get our hands on the Conlon Cup again. We are so happy for all of our fantastic players on the panel, some who have given wonderful service over a long number of years and others who are only starting out. A huge thank you to the management team of Mick Lillis, Pat Murphy, Paul Tracey and John Kelly, along with Physio Maura Murphy. This victory is for everyone, present and past players and members, living and deceased, and it vindicates the fantastic work being done at all levels in the Club. 
Well done to all involved, we are all walking taller this week. Cnoc Arda Abu 👏🏻💚


Palatine, Carlow Senior Football Champions 2015
Back row (l to r) Chris Parle, Niall Reid, Brian Kelly, Cian Forkan, Jason Kane, Christopher Crowley, David Reid, Lee Gordon, Craig Kearney, Ciaran Moran, Aidan Murphy, Conor Lawlor, John Reid, David Kinsella, Shane O'Neill.
Front row (l to r), Patrick Cushen, Darragh Moran, Gavin Farrell, Thomas Murphy, Bryan Farrell, Paul Reid, Jamie Kenny, Tomas Kenny, Stephen Reilly, Jack Brennan, Mark Rennick.
Missing from picture; Joe Byrne


Palatine GAA Club's photo.

Palatine are the 2015 Senior Champions!!! The players won a well deserved victory over Old Leighlin, who fought to the bitter end but the four point winning margin was fully deserved.
(Match report to follow from Tommy - after celebrations!)

Our Minors played a super game and despite being down to 14 players for most of the second half  held out to earn a second bite of the cherry. Talent and heart are a great combination!

Good Luck to  Minors and Seniors
Best of luck to our Minor and Senior footballers who will contest both finals on Sunday next 11th October. The Minors play Éire Óg and the Seniors face Old Leighlin so we should have two excellent matches. The opposition is good but we have every confidence in our footballers. Go néirí leo! 

Under 16s win Championship

Pal 4 12                           Tinryland 3 08

If ever there was a game of 2 halves this was it. The lads were absolutely cruising at halftime, having had Tinryland chasing shadows for most of the 1st half. Our neighbours started the brighter and were most unlucky not to have 2 goals on the board before we woke up, superb keeper Sean O'Sullivan keeping us in the game. We dominated from there to the whistle, some of our forward play simply breathtaking. 2 goals from Cathal O'Neill and 1 from Andrew Kehoe helped us to lead 3 06 to 0 02 at the break. If our lads were brilliant in the first half, Tinryland were magnificent in the 2nd half and were a credit to their club with their never say die attitude. They got the gap back to just 4 points but a goal from a Cathal O'Neill penalty sealed the deal.
Well done to both teams on serving up a cracker
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Heartiest congratulations to our entire panel and management team of Paud O'Dwyer, Eoin McMahon and Jerry Crowley. Heroes one and all.
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Big well done also to Gavin Healy on landing the man of the match award for a superb display
 👏🏻👏🏻
Scorers; Cathal O'Neill 3 05 (1g Pen, 0 04 fs), Andrew Kehoe 1 05 (0 02 fs), Bobby Crowley 0 02.

Pal Ladies County Champions
Palatine  3-11                St Ann's 1-09

What a final quarter from our brilliant Ladies team . They won 3 11 to 1 09. Cnoc Arda Ladies are now Carlow Intermediate Champions for 2015. 
Huge congrats to the players and management 🏆💚



Our senior footballers in County Final  26/09/15
 Palatine   3-09                           Éire Óg  2-09
Palatine Footballers qualified for the County Final when beating Éire Óg by a goal in a game that had a most exciting finish. Éire Óg dominated the first half but had only a three point lead at half time; Pal dominated the second half and led by seven points at one stage and a penalty for Éire Óg in the last few minutes had both sets of supporters on edge but the Pal backs withstood the rally and so they join the Minor team on County Final day.
Pal now are in the final of the U.16 B final, the Minor A, the U.21 A and the Senior finals. The Junior C League and championship trophies are already in the Clubhouse so let's hope there will be some more trophies to join them! No final is easily won, so it will take real effort to win any one of them. Go néirí le gach foireann.

Tommy's report 

Our seniors stormed into the county final in dramatic fashion this evening. They produced a stunning 2nd half display to see off a shell-shocked Eire Og outfit. We did not play overly well in the 1st half but hung on in the face of an Eire Og onslaught, helped in no small measure by a goal from Ciaran Moran, following an excellent pass from Jamie Kenny. We trailed by 3 at the break (1 08 to 1 05) and a big improvement was required. The introduction of Mark Rennick, Brian Kelly and Niall Reid really turned things in our favour and we dominated the 2nd half and led by 7 points at one stage, following goals from Jamie Kenny and John Reid. A late Eire Og goal had the Pal supporters baying for the final whistle but they needn't have worried. Superb displays from Aidan Murphy, Chris Crowley, Stephen Reilly, John Reid, Ciaran Moran, Jamie Kenny and the half time substitutes helped to get us over the line.
Brilliant win lads, well done to all involved. Let's go and win it now
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Scorers; Jamie Kenny 1 02, John Reid, Ciaran Moran 1 01 each, Lee Gordon (1f), Brian Kelly 0 02 each, Shane O'Neill 0 01 (f)



Under 12s lose Final  26/09/15

Our U12 Division 1 side lost out to a much physically stronger Muinebheag team in their championship final this morning. We got off to a very slow start and trailed by 3 goals before we knew it. The lads battled so hard to get back in to it but it was a struggle throughout. We eventually lost out 4 04 to 2 00, our goals coming from Bryan McMahon and Cian Kelly. 
Well done to the whole panel on a fantastic year and huge thanks to the management team of Eddie McGarry, John O'Gorman, Pat Kenny and Karl Rennick for their hard work and dedication 👏🏻
The lads will learn from this and we have no doubt there are much better days ahead for this group. Well done again boys, Cnoc Arda Abu
 👍🏻💚



'The panel and management.'
'Captain Tommy Fitzharris awaiting the toss.'
Tommy Fitzharris, Pal Capt, with referee O'Neill and the Muinebheag captain before the throw--in.


 


Our Under 16s in B Final  21/09/15

Our Under 16s turned on the style tonight and blew O'Hanrahans away in their championship semi final. They produced a wonderful attacking display and won on an amazing score line of 6 29 to 0 04. They never let up for the whole game even though they were home and hosed very early in play. They led 4 19 to 0 01 at halftime but the nightmare continued for the Blues in the 2nd half with our forwards, particularly Cathal O'Neill, Gavin Healy and Andrew Kehoe, simply tearing them apart. 
We now face Tinryland in the final and can expect a much tougher test then.
Well done men, superb display all round
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Scorers; Cathal O'Neill 3 07, Gavin Healy 3 04, Andrew Kehoe 0 09, Bobby Crowley 0 04, Blake Holmes 0 03, Jack Holmes, Adam Dunne 0 01 each.

Palatine GAA Club's photo.

Minor footballers


Pal 1- 09               Rathvilly 0 - 06


Now in Final  




      


        U 16 Footballers qualify for Semi-final    

Pal  5 - 10                                Kildavin/Clonegal 3- 11

Our U16s blew hot and cold but eventually got the better of a dogged Kildavin/Clonegal in Bennekerry this evening. It looked like it was going to be a straight forward night for us when we raced in to a 2 04 to 0 01 lead after 15 minutes. We continued to dictate things and led 3 06 to 0 05 at the break. Consistency has been an issue for us all year and the 2nd half performance was poor. The lads did work hard to hold on and deservedly secured a semi final spot . Danny Quigley, Bobby Crowley, Kit Gaffney, Darragh Heneghan, Gavin Healy, Andrew Kehoe and Cathal O'Neill were our stand out performers on the night and we now prepare for the knock out stages. 
Well done lads, keep up the good work 
👏🏻👏🏻
Scorers; Cathal O'Neill 3 02, Andrew Kehoe 1 03, Gavin Healy 0 05, Adam Dunne 1 00.


               Junior C Semi Final victory for Pal       1/9/15


Pal    3 - 14                          St Patrick's     2 - 07

Our 3rd team justified the favourite's tag by cruising in to the Junior C final tonight. Two early goals from the lively Conor Reynolds set the tone and St Pats struggled to live with the pace and mobility of our youthful team throughout. It was 2 09 to 0 02 at the break but the Tullow side did make a better fight of it in the 2nd half. Our lads held them at bay, helped by a 3rd Reynolds goal, and we now await the winners of Leighlinbridge and Fenagh who play their semi final tomorrow evening.
A good all round team performance with standout displays from Jamie Purcell, James Kehoe, Dillon Cotter, Paul Harland, Cian Fitzpatrick, Conor Crowley and Conor Reynolds.
Great stuff lads, let's go on and win it
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Scorers; Conor Reynolds 3 03, Conor Crowley 0 06, Cian Fitzpatrick 0 03 (2fs), Eddie McGarry, David Murphy 0 01 each.



             Pal Seniors through to Semi final 30/8/15


Pal   6 - 20                      Ballinabranna 1 - 05

Our seniors cut loose in the Training Centre this evening, blowing a hapless Ballinabranna away. This huge win, together with Old Leighlin's defeat of Eire Og, puts us top of the group and secures a semi final spot. The lads knew what they had to do and went for it. The performance was breathtaking at times and Ballinabranna just couldn't cope with the intensity, aggression and skill that the lads produced. The game was over as a contest very early in play but we never took our foot off the pedal, knowing that a big win was required to top the group. We led 3 12 to 1 00 at halftime, the goals coming from Jamie Kenny, Tomas Kenny and John Reid. The massacre continued after the break and further goals from Paul Reid, Ciaran Moran and Darragh Moran helped to see us through.
A great night all round and semi finals here we come.
 Super stuff lads, keep it going.
Scorers; Ciaran Moran 1 04, Tomas Kenny 1 02, Lee Gordon 0 05 (3fs), John Reid, Jamie Kenny, Paul Reid 1 01 each, David Reid 0 04 (3fs), Darragh Moran 1 00, Mark Rennick, Stephen O'Reilly 0 01 each


                Minor Football A    28/08/15

Pal 5 -10                    Tinryland 0 - 11

Our minors stormed into a championship semi final with an emphatic win over reigning champions Tinryland this evening. While we were very comfortable in the end, our neighbours began the game in impressive fashion by scoring the first 4 points. An opportunist goal from Conor Reynolds steadied the ship and it was point for point until a speculative Brian O'Mahoney shot finished in the Tinryland net to give us breathing space. Conor Reynolds added another goal and Tinryland were left with a mountain to climb when their full forward was sent off for an off the ball incident just before the break. We led by 7 points at halftime and a superb Niall Cawley goal on the restart finished the game as a contest. Tinryland's 14 men battled manfully until the end but another Brian O'Mahoney goal put the icing on the cake.
This brilliant performance from the whole team keeps us very much in the hunt for ultimate honours.
 
Well done to all 👏🏻👏🏻
Scorers; Conor Reynolds 2 02, Brian O'Mahoney 2 01, Conor Crowley 0 04, Niall Cawley 1 00, Conor O'Doherty, Shane O'Neill, Paul Harland 0 01 each.


Minor Football A
Pal 1 07                                MLR 0 10.

A late MLR point denied our minors the win in Borris this evening. We dominated the 1st 20 minutes of the game and led 1 04 to 0 01 at that stage, the goal coming from Conor Crowley. MLR woke up and found their shooting boots to only trail by 2 points at the break (1 05 to 0 06). Our lads battled manfully in the 2nd half but made a lot of errors to keep the home side in the game. The draw was probably a fair enough result and while it feels like a point dropped for us, the point gained might be vital for qualification for the semifinals. Tinryland and Rathvilly still to come and 1 more win will nab that knock out spot.
Scorers; Conor Crowley 1 02, Darragh Fitzpatrick, Shane O'Neill (2fs), 0 02 each, Cian Fitzpatrick 0 01.



Pal Provides the Man in the Middle


It has just been announced that our own Paud O'Dwyer has been appointed to referee the All Ireland Minor Hurling Final between Tipperary and Galway in Croke Park next month.
What a tremendous achievement for Paud and his umpires and it's a huge honour for our Club too. Paud is still playing hurling and football for the Club which ensures his level of fitness is top-class
Massive congrats Paud. We're very proud of you.

Junior A Footballers bow out


 Palatine 0-13    Rathvilly 4-13

Our Junior As came up short against Rathvilly last night, losing out 4 13 to 0 13. Rathvilly found scores easier to come by for most of the game and their ability to take their goal chances ultimately proved the difference. They led 2 07 to 0 06 at the break and despite our best efforts, particularly from Chris Crowley, Chris O'Brien, John Kenny, Niall Reid and Eoin McMahon, we could not get back in to it.
This result means we face St Pats in the championship quarter final in 2 weeks.
Scorers; Eoin McMahon 0 06, Chris Crowley, Niall Reid 0 02 each, Bobby Clifford, Ross Townsend, Ricky Nolan 0 01 each.




Our hurlers lose semi final

Palatine 3-06    St Patrick's 1-13

A bad end to the year for our hurlers as they self destructed to lose out by a point to St Patricks (1 13 to 3 06) in their championship semi final. An early David Reid goal got us up and running but we never looked comfortable. St Pats were the better team for the remainder of the half and disaster struck when Tomas Kenny was red carded for dissent when reacting to a poor refereeing decision. It got worse when the Tullow side struck for a goal on the stroke of half time to lead by 3 at the break (1 07 to 1 04). We continued to hurl poorly and gave away free after free to allow St Pats stay ahead. A Niall Reid goal got us back in to it but he received his marching orders soon after for an off the ball incident. Our 13 men did their best to rescue the situation and a late goal from Brian Parker gave us some hope. St Pats held out for a deserved win however and it's back to the drawing board for us regarding hurling for 2016.
Well done to all on the effort in 2015 but lots more work needed if we are to really promote Palatine hurling.
Scorers; David Reid, Niall Reid, Brian Parker 1 00 each, Liam Kenny 0 02 (1f), David Murphy 0 02, Aidan Murphy, Tomas Kenny 0 01 each.



  Our Under 16s on song  21/08/15
Pal 2-17                             Naomh Eoin 3-06

Our under 16s are back on course for a championship semi final spot after a solid 2 17 to 3 06 win over Naomh Eoin this evening. We were the better team for most of the trip and a 1st half Blake Holmes goal put us in control. Adam Dunne struck for our 2nd goal after the break but a ten minute fade out saw the Myshall men hit 2 03 without reply. We steadied the ship and ran out comfortable winners.
Lots more work to do to secure that knock out spot but positive signs tonight that we are on the right track. Keep it going lads
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Scorers; Thomas Sheehan 0 05, Andrew Kehoe 0 04, Blake Holmes, Adam Dunne 1 00 each, Gavin Healy, Cathal O'Neill 0 03 each, Darragh Heneghan 0 02.


  

Under 12s narrow defeat    21`Aug 15

A superb performance but a narrow defeat for our U12 Division 2 side in Rathvilly yesterday evening. We played with the wind in the 1st half and a Conal Hickson goal following points from Dylan Doyle, Cian Kelly and Mikey Holmes saw us level at the break. 2 more goals from the lethal Cian Kelly put us ahead but unfortunately the physically stronger Rathvilly lads began to dominate possession and used the wind to good effect to win 2 12 to 3 05.
A super show from the whole team with standout displays from Dan Culleton, Fiacc Brennan, Joshua Egan and Illia & Alexi Sunderland.
A special word for Brandon Cassidy, James Cranny and Brian Broderick, 3 U10s who lined out and more than held their own. Well done to all 




Our celebrating U14s with pride of place on the front of The Nationalist today. Well done again boys 🏆

Palatine GAA Club's photo.


SFL Div 1

Semi final Monday 1st June   by Tommy Fitzharris

A complete 2nd half fade out saw our seniors beaten 1 07 to 0 07 by MLR in the league semi final this evening. We led 0 07 to 0 03 at half time but Rangers took over completely after the break and deservedly won out. Very worrying performance from our lads and a massive improvement is required for the battles ahead.
Scorers; Gavin Farrell 0 03, John Reid 0 01, Brian Kelly 0 01, Tomas Kenny 0 01, Mark Rennick 0 01.


Pal 0 - 11                 Old Leighlin 0 - 11

A late Old Leighlin free denied our senior team the two league points on offer in Old Leighlin this evening. This was a hard hitting encounter that both teams wanted to win and actually came close to championship pace at times. It was tight throughout with Old Leighlin leading 0 05 to 0 04 at half time. Jason Kane and David Reid were winning ample ball at midfield and our defence, led by Aidan Murphy and Chris Parle, made Old Leighlin work hard for their scores. Ciaran Moran was the pick of our forwards but all 6 gave Old Leighlin plenty of problems. We were reduced to 14 midway through the 2nd half when Conor Lawlor was shown a 2nd yellow for protesting against a very harsh penalty decision. To their credit, our lads still pushed for the win, only to be denied at the death. 
Lots of work to do yet but so far so good. Keep it going boys 
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Scorers; Ciaran Moran 0 03, Lee Gordon 0 02, Aidan Murphy, Gavin Farrell, Jason Kane, John Reid, David Reid, Brian Kelly 0 01 each.

Huge congrats to Paud O'Dwyer who has just been named in the elite panel of 12 referees for the upcoming All Ireland Hurling Championship season. We can expect to see Paud and his Pal umpires in charge of Liam McCarthy games from here on.
Well done Paud, we're very proud of you and its richly deserved 

EARLIER IN 2015

SFL 5
Palatine 2 09 Ballinabranna 3 10

Two Ballinabranna goals in two minutes, midway through the 2nd half, broke our 3rd team's brave resistance last night. This was a very competitive affair that could have went either way but Ballinabranna found scores that little easier to come by. We trailed by 3 points at the break (1 04 to 1 07), Mark Brennan with the Pal goal. Our lads were well in the hunt until that disastrous 2 minute spell when Ballinabranna raised 2 green flags. Pal never gave up but just could not get the scores on the board, despite ample possession. Sean Brennan converted a late penalty to give us some hope but it wasn't to be.
Scorers; Sean Brennan 1 05, Mark Brennan 1 00, Cian Fitzpatrick 0 02, Karl Rennick 0 01, Bobby Clifford 0 01.



Juvenile Club A.G.M.
The Agm of Palatine Juvenile Club will take place on Monday night 2nd March in the Clubhouse at 8 p.m. All are welcome to help

Senior Football Draw    17/2/15
Pal, Éire Óg, Old Leighlin and Ballinabranna are drawn in Group 2 with Pal v Éire Óg in the first round 

Awards Night
The club Awards Night will take place Friday 6th March in the Clubhouse. Music and Dancing! Tickets available in the Clubhouse.

Pal AGM
The AGM of Palatine GAA club will be held on Tuesday 24th February at 8pm in the Clubhouse

Congratulations to Kitty Farrell and her son Gavin on winning the Jackpot of €9,400 in the Pal Lotto on Monday 9th February.

Dancing Footballers
Learning to sidestep an intimidating centre back might not have been waste of time but a big help to our four footballing dancers who are now learning how to swerve round their partners' toes without doing dreadful damage!  They are preparing for the "Strictly Come Dancing" fund-raiser which will take place on Saturday 28th March. Dermot McDonald and Carrie Lawlor plus Gavin Farrell and Michelle Coogan are standing by the Club (maybe dancing by the Club would be more accurate) by being prepared to give of their time to practise twice a week for the final show-down. They deserve our thanks and we can show our appreciation by sponsoring any, or all, of these dancers. Be generous.


Pal Juvenile Registration Meeting




Pal Juvenile Registration will take place on Friday 23rd January  in the Clubhouse, from 7 til 9pm. The Juvenile section has been doing outstanding work in recent years and the young players are getting a wonderful opportunity to perfect their Gaelic football skills in an enjoyable atmosphere. New members will be welcome to join.

Exercise is being encouraged for our youth for health reasons – enjoying oneself while getting fit at the same time is the ideal situation.


Féile na nÓg (Peil)   2015

Preparations are in full swing for the National Féile Peil na nÓg 2015.   Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow will be the host counties for  the representatives from all of Ireland and overseas  competing in the different levels. Palatine GAA Club will be a host Club for the event and our Under 14s will be taking part in the competition also. Féile 2015 will be the biggest team sporting event in Ireland and it will be the largest Féile Peil ever staged. We are delighted to be involved and it is a great honour for our Club to be able to participate in such an important GAA event.

The excitement is building as we will learn, in the coming weeks, the name of the Club which we will be hosted by us.  Whoever it may be, we can assure them that they will get a special Palatine welcome and will be well looked after over the weekend in question. We hope that all Club members will get behind the effort in making the weekend a huge success.


St Stephen's Day Mile Run
The organiser, Pat Kenny, wishes to thank the many people who turned out to support this charity in weather conditions much more suited to a swimming gala.
 

Another Car for Pal Subscriber
Lady Luck again smiled on supporters of the Pal /Co Board Draw held on Monday 14th July.
The First Prize of a Car was won by The Under 10 Coaches - Pat Kenny, Martin Farrell, Conor Egan, Brian Broderick and Jimmy Barcoe.  The seller was Ed O'Boyle
The Second Prize of a €2,000 Holiday was won by Josie Phelan, The Rower, and the seller was Paud Dwyer, who is now establishing himself as a top class referee at inter-county level.
Congratulations to all involved

A superb performance but a narrow defeat for our U12 Division 2 side in Rathvilly yesterday evening. We played with the wind in the 1st half and a Conal Hickson goal following points from Dylan Doyle, Cian Kelly and Mikey Holmes saw us level at the break. 2 more goals from the lethal Cian Kelly put us ahead but unfortunately the physically stronger Rathvilly lads began to dominate possession and used the wind to good effect to win 2 12 to 3 05.
A super show from the whole team with standout displays from Dan Culleton, Fiacc Brennan, Joshua Egan and Illia & Alexi Sunderland.
A special word for Brandon Cassidy, James Cranny and Brian Broderick, 3 U10s who lined out and more than held their own. Well done to all 👍🏻




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