With another hectic sporting year coming to a close, the Patrician Secondary School in Newbridge welcomed past pupil & recently retired Kildare All-Star footballer, Dermot Earley to their recent Sports Awards ceremony.
Dermot was quick to point out the importance of being a rounded individual and listening to coaches, if you wished to achieve at the higher level. He also paid tribute to the teachers who give of their time voluntarily to encourage students to fulfil their potential.
School Principal, Mr Pat O’Leary thanked Dermot for giving of his time, considering the busy schedule he had and encouraged students to learn from one of Ireland’s greatest GAA stars.
PE teachers Ms. Sinéad Nugent and Mr. Ronan McCool then proceeded to present the numerous awards from 1st Year to Senior Cycle.
Ballyteague’s Donal Dempsey followed a long list of renowned sportsmen, including Dermot Earley, in winning the Senior Sports Star award, while Sarsfields Conor Hartley took the Junior version. Sports Captain T.J. Carroll was awarded the Sports Leadership accolade for his involvement in sport inside and outside school, but also for his part in the running of a successful Health & Fitness week in the school earlier in the year.
1st Yr Gaelic Award:
1st Yr Basketball:
1st Yr Soccer:
2nd Yr Basketball:
U16 Gaelic: Tom Aspell.
Kayaking, Jamie Donohoe
Perpetual Memorial Cup,
Sports Leadership Award:
Junior Sports Star Award:
Senior Sports Star Award: