Gaelic Football has always been held in high regard in Moyle Park College. We don’t need to look too far for inspiration when we have past pupil Jim Gavin setting new standards year in, year out. We have been lucky enough to have Jim into the school on a few occasions to speak to the boys and emphasise that in both life and football, you get out of it what you put into it. Jim has brought his friend Sam Maguire on the last two occasions. We hope we will be seeing him back in 2017!
Round Tower GAA Club are making every effort to provide us with as many Gaelic Footballers as possible. Working together with the club we aim to maximise the potential coming up through the ranks. When taking to the field in Moyle Park we ask the boys to do the simple things consistently well. We hope that once that Moyler jersey is handed back in the dressing room after battle, the boys can hold their head high and be proud of their efforts in representing their school. Former teacher Mr. Kenny once said: “We don’t just make Gaelic Footballers, we make men”.
In this academic year we have had a mixed bag on the field of play. Our 1 st Years will start their campaign in the coming weeks. Their eagerness is encouraging and may well provide exciting times ahead. Both our U14 and Senior Teams were very unlucky not to progress out of their respective groups. However, some hearty displays left a platform to build on next year. We are sad to be losing three influential players in Conor Flannery, Sean Lyons and Lewis Fagan as they move on to bigger things. However, it must be noted that the majority of this Senior team was made up of our U16 team which is very exciting indeed. Our U16’s topped their group with the reward being a home quarter-final. In a very exciting and sporting contest our boys just fell short but can take comfort in the fact that there is much more to come from this group. They are backboned by a group who are Gaelic men to the core and these influential boys are destined for great things.
Watch this space…
There was great excitement, enjoyment and comradeship last Tuesday, the 4th of April, at Marian college in Ballsbridge, Dublin. The Moyle Park first year boys (the combined efforts of our basketball, soccer and Gaelic football teams) emerged triumphant in the Marist...read more