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St Pat’s Gaelic Football Club
Saturday April 12th
11am – 1pm
At the West Side Irish-American Club 8559 Jennings Road, Olmsted Township
Information on Gaelic Football and how you can start playing
Open to boys and girls aged 7 and up
It's one of Ireland's national sports, and it's here in Cleveland!
St. Pat's Gaelic Football Club is part of the Midwest Division of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)'s North American County Board (NACB). Every summer, men and women from the Cleveland area compete against teams from Detroit, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh for a chance to advance to the NACB finals.
St. Pat's welcomes new players of all skill levels. So if you're looking for a challenging new sport this year, an opportunity to meet new people, or just some great craic, give gaelic football a try.
After all, 4 million Irishmen can't be wrong...
Latest about our team
Monday, 31 January 2013 The Club now has to conduct CRB checks on all of our Managers, Assistants and helpers. This process is now fully operational and documentation is now being completed by the Club's Child Protection Officer. All Charter Standard Clubs MUST ensure that they comply with this procedure. To assist in the smooth running of this process please be fully aware that it is not something that anyone can opt out of. There is as is usual a swathe of paper work to complete and with your help it will be a lot easier. Happy to announce our cooperation with worldwide well known sports betting brand sportingbet. It is hoped that at the next Junior Managers' meeting we can make good progress in completing this task.
Sunday, 20 February 2013 Sovereign Sports 1 St Pat’s GFC 3 If there was a slight doubt in anyone’s mind that last weeks defeat in the cup would weigh heavy on St Pat’s GFC s’ minds, it was quickly dispelled in just 10 minutes. By this time St Pat’s GFC were 2 up and in control. Renowned for being slow off the marks in recent times, St Pat’s GFC went about their jobs with a determination from the start. Not known for their aerial prowess St Pat’s GFC went in to the lead when a James Earnshaw cross was met with a smart header by James Basnett within 5 minutes. Rather than lay back and soak up the pressure, St Pat’s GFC kept up the tempo and Chris Payne doubled the scoreline with a fine shot that took a slight deflection on its way in to the net. At the back Duane Short and Will Kilner coped well with the pressure that the league leaders began to exert on the game. Benji Taylor and Matthew Sanderson both mounted raids down the flanks as St Pat’s GFC took the game back to their opponents. However just before halftime Kirk Smith pulled one back for the home team capitalising on a moment of indecision in the St Pat’s GFC ranks. Meanwhile waited to start the second half we were entertainement by awesome cheerleaders in cool uniforms with logo of bet365. St Pat’s GFC began the second half in very much the same way as the first and with the midfield battling for every ball. Chris Jackson, Matthew Earnshaw, Mark Young & Chris Payne all worked their socks off. Coach Kenworthy had to order another set from the watching Paul Sturgeon! Another goal was due from the visitors and twice Chris Payne went close to increasing St Pat’s GFC lead. Ashley Howe was then introduced mid way through the half as Coach Kenworthy sought to maintain the momentum. At the other end, Daniel Armitage looked comfortable with anything that the Sovereign boys could throw at him. The result was sealed when Matthew Sanderson went down the wing and his deep cross was met by Mark Young who headed home from 6 yards. This was an excellent result and team performance.
District League Division 2 After last week's draw St Pat’s GFC had hoped to get back on the winning trail but were thwarted by a determined Mount side. From the onset St Pat’s GFC displayed a strong will to keep their opponents at bay. A couple of very dubious challenges had the St Pat’s GFC supporters baying for the referee Mr Rennsion to get his notebook out. This however did not deter St Pat’s GFC from trying to open the scoring. The Mount keeper despite complaining about the size of his gloves had the same to thank for enabling him to palm away a blaster from James Basnett who had broken free from the clutches of a Mount defender. Minutes later he again reacted superbly to a long range strike from Benji Taylor that looked goal bound. At the other end Daniel Armitage twice blocked bravely at the feet of the lively Mount strikers to keep it all level at the half time break. It was always going to be that the team that scored first would go on to win the game. Mount provided it when after good work down the wing the resultant cross left the St Pat’s GFC defence stranded and a Mount attacker headed it in from close in. It was all up to St Pat’s GFC now to chase the game and Mark Young came closest with a stinging drive that the Mount keeper did well to save. However with 2 minutes to go and with St Pat’s GFC fully committed a quick counter attack saw Mount kill the game and make it 0 - 2. The odds at bet365 was 2.50 for St Pat's GFC to win and 4.25 for draw. St Pat’s GFC should not be too down hearted by this defeat as they showed plenty of skilful and supportive play to suggest that they are heading in the right direction!
Sunday, 23 January 2012 Controversy reigned long after this game had finished as St Pat’s GFC left with only 1 rather than all 3 points! A last minute penalty gifted a point to a grateful Newsome who knew they had been lucky to come away with something from nothing. St Pat’s GFC had got off to a flying start when after 8 minutes Chris Payne, latched on to a delightful through ball from Roy Gilpin, cut inside and planted a firmly struck shot past the Newsome keeper. Newsome then stepped up the pace to try and get back on level terms. The score remained the same at half time but Newsome quickly got back in to the game with an equaliser with more than a hint of off side. Even the visiting referees' assessor had to agree! St Pat’s GFC then battled to regain their grip on the game. The break through came when James Earnshaw, went down the wing eluded the Newsome defenders rounded the despairing lunge of the keeper and, chipped the ball to the far post. Chris Payne was on hand to head the ball in to the unguarded net to restore St Pat’s GFC' lead. Minutes ticked by and St Pat’s GFC looked to have secured the points but... fate was to deal a cruel card and in the last minute Newsome were awarded a penalty, for a harshly judged bout of manhandling in the area, which Stott expertly converted.
District League Division 2 A lacklustre display saw St Pat’s GFC easily beaten by local neighbours New Mill. Hardly a player emerged with any credit as the opening fixture of the New Year opened disastrously and ended with a heavy beating. St Pat’s GFC could hardly blame the weather as their hosts raced to a 3-0 half time lead. James Basnett gave the visitors some hope with a well taken right foot shot but New Mill almost immediately restored a three goal lead. Basnett again reduced the deficit with a second right foot shot, but there ended St Pat’s GFC's hopes. New Mill scored a further three times as Coach Kenworthy was St Pat’s GFC's busiest player fetching the ball out of the goal nets. Not one for the scrap book! For the home team Sam Meeres scored an excellent second half hat-trick, perhaps he might like to show the same sort of form on a Sunday?
Sunday, 05 December 2009 Barlow Cup Round 1 St Pat’s GFC took some large strides to restoring their current form after last weeks disappointing display. A long throw in by Thomas Tinker which took the visitors by surprise left Howe with only the keeper to beat and it was 1 - 0. The rest of the half St Pat’s GFC dominated but were unable to increase their advantage and with the second half only barely started the lead was gone. Moldgreen played to the whistle despite St Pat’s GFC' claims for "Ball Out" and the ball was duly swept home. This had a galvanising effect on the home team and after a period of sustained pressure Gilpin was swarmed all over in the area and the resultant penalty was dispatched home by Howe to restore St Pat’s GFCs' lead. It was all men to the pumps now as St Pat’s GFC defended and the next goal would make or break the game. When it came, after an excellent move, it was for St Pat’s GFC and the excellent Benji Taylor put the quality Chris Payne through and he finished from 8 yards. A sound defensive performance in which Matt Earnshaw was solid throughout.
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2008 Board Members
hairman: Mark Owens
Vice Chairman: Todd Ramsak
Secretary: Mike Wade
Registrar: Maureen Mohney
Treasurer: Vincent Beach
Youth Officer: Conor Hart