Mullins hat-trick helps sink St Colman’s

Patrician Academy News

The Patrician Academy under 14 soccer team who played St. Colman’s, Midleton, last week.

On Friday last, the Patrician Academy’s 1st years were in Munster soccer action against St. Colman’s College, Midleton. The game was played on Douglas Hall’s full-size Astroturf pitch. The game started at a blistering pace with the Academy dominating proceedings from the outset. The impressive Cathal Mullins helped himself to a hat-trick inside the first 15 minutes. The third of his goals included a brilliant example of wing play by Daire Lynch on the right-hand side, beating his man and crossing for a well-taken headed goal. The Academy kept the foot on the gas during the first half and turned at the break leading 4-0 with impressive displays from Gearoid Daly, Eoghan Murphy and Aaron Owens.
The Academy made a host of changes for the second half but the momentum stayed with the home side and they added a further three goals for a 7-0 victory at the finish. Goal scorers in the end for the Academy were Mullins (3), Gallileo (1), Lynch (1), Kiely (1), and Downey (1). Overall, a very impressive performance from the Mallow side and they hope to keep the run going next week when they are out against Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig, in the next round.

Team in full: Denjoe O’Riordan, Charlie Cunningham, Gearoid Daly, Eoin Howell, Cathal Mullins, Eoghan Murphy, Aaron Owens, Roman Borkowski-Hogan, Daire Lynch, Ruari O’Mahony, John Downey. Subs: Gallileo Erhabor, Patrick Spillane, Jack Kiely, Ethan Barry, Daniel Vitalis, Graeme O’Halloran, Owen Magner, Padraig Britton.

Under 17 Soccer
As part of a double header the under 17s also played St. Colman’s Midleton in the first round of the Munster Championship. With a strong wind behind them, they came flying out the blocks and Alex O’Leary finished a well-worked move with a cool finish. The Academy were on top throughout and ended up winning on a scoreline of 5-0. Scorers, O’Leary 2, Tobin, O’Connell and McCarthy. A sublime piece of skill from McCarthy was the pick of the bunch. The team will now play Skibbereen in the next round.