A couple of years ago, we interviewed Patsy Coleman for our 2017 Annual Review booklet. In honour of the late Kevin Beahan, we’ve republished the interview, which recounts Patsy’s memories in the lead up to the famous All-Ireland final and the day itself.
Spectators in Philipstown were treated to a great display of skills and a highly contested game between St. Kevin’s and Dreadnots last Friday evening. With possession spread evenly between the two teams for the duration of the game, the only difference was the conversion rate. Whilst the Philipstown men had a considerably better conversion rate, as the adage goes, goals win matches and the Dreadnots two goals clinched the draw for them.
Our ladies’ team traveled to Roche yesterday morning for the second game in their Division 2 league. Both teams showcased some fine attacking football, however, St. Kevin’s were more effective with converting their chances. The Kevin’s were quick off the block, racking a 6-point lead in the first ten minutes, with goals from Lucy Sheridan and Mia Duffy, and points from Katie Matthews and Susan Byrne with little response.
Going into the 11th round of the preliminary section of the Division 2, Thomas McNamee’s men were hoping to retain their hold on the second position as they faced off neighbouring club Hunterstown Rovers. This local derby was expected to be an interesting and entertaining affair, and it didn’t disappoint, with tensions running high, particularly in the second half and the few remaining minutes before the final whistle.