Pat the Baker All Ireland Post Primary Senior A Final

Pat the Baker All Ireland Post Primary Senior A Final

St Louis, Monaghan v St Mary’s, Mallow

St Rynaghs, Banagher; 1.00pm (C Groome)


St Louis are going for their fourth All Ireland Senior A title in five years but it will be a tough ask against new kids on the block St Mary’s. The Cork side boast a Senior All Ireland medallist in Linda Barrett and two other Cork senior panellists. The nucleus of the cork side comes from the All Ireland winning Cork minor team and All Ireland Intermediate Club champions Mourneabbey.


St Louis however have a great record in this competition and can call on three senior Monaghan stars including captain Nicola Fahy and twin sisters Ciara and Aoife McAnespie.


St Louis: B McKenna, R McKenna, G McKenna, A McElvaney, A McAnespie, E Hackett, T McElvaney, N Fahy(c), N Mohan, C McAnespie, C Treanor, S Maguire, C Mohan, L Askin, B McCarron.

St Mary’s: E Forde, R Larkin, L Barrett, N O’Regan, T Murphy(c), K Coakley, S Conroy, K O’Halloran, R O’Sullivan, A Daly, B O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan, M O’Callaghan, K Buckley, C O’Sullivan.


Ladies Football Article


The Pat the Baker Post Primary Schools finals were postponed from this week to next following a clash with national aural and practical exams. But the much anticipated All Ireland Senior A final between St Louis of Monaghan and St Mary’s, Mallow will take place in St Rynagh’s GAA Club, in Banagher, Offaly on Monday.


St Louis are the established thoroughbreds of the Senior A competition with three titles in the past four years while St Mary’s are the pretenders to the crown with an impressive pedigree of their own although they are making their first final appearance in this competition this year.


The St Mary’s side is laden with All Ireland Minor Championship winners and the nucleus of the side represented Mourneabbey in last year’s Intermediate All Ireland Club Championship success. Added to that is the fact that, St Mary’s can also boast a Senior All Ireland Championship winner in their ranks. Linda Barrett lined out for Cork at wing back in last year’s All Ireland final against Mayo in Croke Park and has since become a permanent fixture in the Cork senior team.


St Mary’s Ciara O’Sullivan started in midfield for Cork in the recent National Football League semi-final win over Armagh while Roisin O’Sullivan another of St Mary’s budding starlets was on the bench that day for the Rebelettes.


St Louis have their own stars to call on and have the pedigree to bring the silverware back to Monaghan. Ciara McAnespie is St Louis’ shining star in the half forward line and is also a star of the Monaghan senior team. Ciara’s twin sister Aoife lines out in the half back line and is also a regular fixture on the senior Monaghan side.


Team captain Nicola Fahy also lines out for Monaghan at senior level and will be hoping to lead St Louis to their fifth All Ireland Senior A title having captured their ninth consecutive Ulster schools title earlier this year.


The rest of the Pat the Baker Post Primary Schools finals at both Senior and Junior take place across the country throughout next week with Galway schools represented in two competition finals, Junior A and Junior B.


Pat the Baker Post Primary Schools Finals


Monday 21st April, 2008
Senior A Final
St Louis, Monaghan v St Mary’s, Mallow; St Rynaghs, Banagher; 1.00pm (C Groome)


Tuesday 22nd April, 2008
Senior B Final
St Joseph’s, Castleisland v Dean Maguirc College, Tyrone; Tuam Stadium; 1.45pm (D Corcoran)


Senior C Final
Moyne v John the Baptist, Limerick; Tuam Stadium; 12.00noon (G Guinan)


Thursday 24th April, 2008
Junior C Final
Scoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford v De La Salle, Carlow; Pairc Ciaran, Athlone; 1.00pm (V Hardiman)


Friday 25th April, 2008
Junior A Final
Loretto College, Omagh v Dunmore, Galway; Pairc Sean, Carrick-on-Shannon; 1.45pm


Junior B Final
St Mary’s, Newry v Glenamaddy, C.S. Galway; Pairc Sean, Carrick-on-Shannon; 12noon

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