Fighting Irish

Round One Win for Fighting Irish

St Patrick’s Technical College v Playford International College

StPatsTech 11 6 72   Playford 8 6 54

St Patrick’s Technical College’s Open Boys Knockout Football team emerged victorious after the first round of the competition today.

StPatsTech boys took on Playford International at My Money House Oval (Central Districts Football Club) in Elizabeth. StPatsTech started the first quarter strongly with the ball being delivered well into the forward line. By the quarter time bell, StPatsTech was four goals up with a strong start to the second quarter.

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Playford International were not to be forgotten coming back in the second half and getting within two goals during the second quarter.

Coach Sheridan inspired the team with a pep talk ahead of the third quarter and the Fighting Irish were able to pull clear ahead to take the win.

Notable mentions for the game include Jayden Lu who performed brilliantly every time the ball was near. Nathan Hearing did well moving from full-forward, where he was having an influence, to ruck, where he was dominant. Tyler Carroll showed that he has some class and was able to deliver to the forward line well. Bisset, Richard, Mailes, Buccini all had an influence with AFL debutant Conor Grey dominant around goals.

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There were a couple of injuries suffered from StPatsTech but hope recovery will be swift.

Coach Sheridan thanked Assistant Coach, College Chaplain, Michael McFarlane for his “brilliant” help and ability to master the timing app on his Iphone. Thank you to the family members, teaching staff and students who attended the game to support the side.

RESULTS Best: Lu, Hearing, Carroll, Richard, Bisset, Mailes, Buccini, Grey

Goals: Grey, Richard, Smith, Hearing, Carroll, Ewan, Bisset, Buccini















Footballers bow out in knockout round 2

Teams representing StPatsTech, Endeavour College and Nazareth Catholic College clashed today in a round robin tournament to decide the winner of round two of the knockout football competition. The games were hosted at Nazareth Catholic College with the first between Endeavour and Nazareth – the hosts running out victors by two goals.

First up for the Fighting Irish was Endeavour. After some hard-hitting and strong play from both sides, Endeavour ran away with the win. Stand out performances were from Max Joseph who was unstoppable as rover, Aidynn Webb who was unbeatable in ruck, Declan Moseley as our stay-at-home centreman and Nick McCue who had the difficult task all day of shutting down our opponent’s key forward.

Our second game was against hosts, Nazareth. This time it was clear we simply could not match their run and desire for the football. Nazareth had a number of players who were able to create great play for their side. For the Irish, our same four players were exceptional in the second match: Max Joseph, Aidynn Webb, Declan Moseley and Nick McCue.

Thanks to Mr Michael McFarlane for all his help as assistant coach, Steve Brookman and Darren Joseph for their support and Josh Denton and Lee Kessner as umpires.

That is all now for the football team in the knockout competition, but keep an eye out for another match potentially happening later on this year.

Endeavour 11.4.70 def. StPatsTech 3.4.22

Best: Joseph, Webb, McCue
Goals: Mansell, Verrall, Moseley

Nazareth 15.9.99 def. StPatsTech 5.3.33

Best: Joseph, Webb, Moseley, McCue
Goals: Joseph 3, Earle, Moseley

Mr Bradley Sheridan

Fighting Irish Cricket – 2016

Match #1 of the 2016 knock-out cricket season for StPatsTech was against Thomas More College today with very hot conditions prevailing.

sport160pxStPatsTech were in the field first and we were able to get a break through in the second over with William Earle dismissing one of their openers for a duck. Thomas More then took the initiative with two partnerships taking their score to 3 for 99. They were finally dismissed for 157 from 35 overs. Anthony Langhorn and Jack Hamilton were the best of the Fighting Irish bowlers with 2 wickets each

Unfortunately our batting performance was poor and we were only able to manage 75 runs. William Earle provided some resistance with a very well compiled 41 and was the shining light in a very disappointing batting display by the rest of the team.

Thomas More proved to be the better team on the day.

Thomas More 157 def. StPatsTech 75

Quad Sports – Soccer

In the closest contest of this year’s Quad Sports Carnival, the St Pat’s Tech Fighting Irish went down to Xavier 6-5.

St Pats fought back in the second half of the game after being down 4-2 to level the scores at 5-5 going into the last few minutes.

However, a resolute Xavier were able to score the winner in the dying stages of the game.

Xavier 6
StPatsTech 5 (Doyle 2, Misseri 2, Leahy)

Best (StPats): Zack Doyle

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On 4 June students from St Patrick’s Technical College took on Xavier College in the Inter-school Quad Sports Carnival.

Fielding a much shorter side proved to be disadvantageous and players were having to play key positions that wouldn’t have had to before. However, most players can still hold their heads high from their personal performances.

Ethan Keyburg showed courage and determination at every contest. Shane Coulthard was moved anywhere we needed him and did whatever job he was assigned earning him the Sportspower Best Player award on the day for the Fighting Irish.

We did eventually score in the dying stages of the match with captain, James Curley, selflessly passing on to Jaidon Clarke to run into open goal.

We were out-manned on the day however some players lacked the fight they had shown against Banksia Park International School in the Knock-out competition and will need regain that drive if we are going to defeat Marcellin Technical College in the Apprenticeship Cup clash in week 9.

Xavier 35 19 229
StPatsTech 1 0 6

StPatsTech v Xavier Quad Sports Carnival

St Patrick’s Technical College and Xavier College are once again due to do battle in our annual sports carnival on Wednesday 4 June. This event has become much anticipated on each of our schools’ calendars since it began back in 2011.

The carnival is growing in 2014 to include girls’ netball for the first time. This will be in addition to cricket, football and soccer.

We are delighted to welcome back as our event sponsor in 2014, the Zorich Group, operator of Sportspower stores in Elizabeth and Gawler. The team at the Zorich Group have supported the annual StPatsTech v Xavier carnival since it’s beginning and we thank them most sincerely for their ongoing generosity.

All matches get under way at 11.30am and are scheduled to finish at approximately 1.15pm. A BBQ lunch will follow and a presentation ceremony concludes the event at 1.45pm.

Venues for the matches are as follows:

  • FOOTBALL – Playford Alive (Elizabeth) Oval, Goodman Road, Elizabeth
  • SOCCER – Xavier College, Gawler Belt
  • CRICKET – Roseworthy Oval
  • NETBALL – Xavier College, Gawler Belt

Fighting Irish basketball debut

Friday 9 May – Today saw basketball at St Pat’s Tech make it’s debut with two games in a round-robin tournament to start the 2014 knock-out season.

The team comprising of Guarev Hage (11 Plumbing), Damien Thomas (11 Building & Construction), Scott Kenny (12 Plumbing), Zac Bowen (12 Plumbing), Jordan Gibbens (11 Plumbing), Luke Forrest (12 Metals & Engineering), Austin Bailey (11 Applied Engineering), Michael Misseri (12 Plumbing) and Zac Doyle (12 Plumbing) competed against Torrens Valley Christian College and Valley View Secondary School.

After a slow start against a much bigger and stronger Torrens Valley outfit, the Fighting Irish closed the gap with strong defence and a high percentage offensive effort in the second quarter. However we couldn’t sustain the performance against the more highly skilled opposition in the second half going down to the eventual tournament winner by 34.

Game two saw a much more consistent performance by St Pats against the host team in Valley View. Consistent efforts at both the offensive and defensive ends from start to finish was punctuated by an amazing second-half shooting display from player of the tournament, Scott Kenny. The twelve point victory margin hides the dominance of the performance, particularly when our game was played without a break from the previous encounter and VVSS having a bye in round two.

Game 1: TVCC 75 def StPTC 41 (Kenny 23, Forrest 11, Bowen 3, Hage 2, Gibbens 2)
Game 2: StPTC 69 (Kenny 31, Forrest 14, Bowen 14, Hage 3, Thomas 3, Gibbens 2, Bailey 2) def VVSS 57

Congratulations to the team for displaying exceptional sportsmanship, school spirit and for being so well behaved. You rock!

Many thanks to everyone that has supported the team from Carol Lee in Administration and to Patrick Kelly for coaching.

Unfortunately we did not make it through to the next round.

Marija Babic
Team Manager

Australian netball team rep

mfoster-webCongratulations to Sam Foster (11 Automotive) who has recently been selected to play for the Australian Men’s Netball team in Miami this coming October.

At 16 years of age, Sam is the youngest member of the squad that will compete in the 2014 CallidusCloud U.S. Open Netball America Championships – the most prestigious Netball event in the USA.

We wish Sam every success and look forward to hearing his results!

Round 1 Cricket Winners

Interschools Knockout Competition – Pool B

Round 1 v Cragimore HS – 20 February 2014 @ Uley Road

St Pat’s Tech 5/96 (Marschallek 49, Franklin 13*, Cock 9, Hogarth 4*, Morton 2, McMillan 2, Webster 1) def Craigmore 95 (Curley 2/4, Cock 2/5, Lovereidge 2/14, Kenny 1/9, Webster 1/14, Pierce 1/15, Morton 1/17, Marschallek 0/7)