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St. Patricks Boys A.F.C.

Source: St. Pat's AFC, Graiguecullen, Carlow website

St. Patricks Boys A.F.C.

In 1975 Tom Hennessy, a former member of Barrow Rovers F.C and father of three young boys along with Michael Brennan founded a schoolboy’s soccer club in Graiguecullen. The club began with a team of under eleven players.

St. Patricks Boys 1975

Saint Patricks day 1975 marked the new club’s first ever tournament win and fittingly the club was named St. Patricks Boys A.F.C.

St. Patricks Boys 1976
Back: Brendan Hennessey, Seamus Corcoran, Liam Hogan, Martin Lacey, Dessie Ryan, Paul Moore, Thos Hennessey.
Front: Paul Hennessy, Oliver Brennan, Gavin Hennessy, Ray McKenna, Jim Byrne, Francis Doogue, Thomas Hennessy.

From the start the club has, over the past 35 years, developed into a major nursery for schoolboy soccer in Carlow, and has become the team to beat in all underage competitions. In the clubs middle years St.Pats Boys  progressed into Junior level Soccer, again with considerable success.

 First Committee

 The clubs first committee was Michael Brennan (Chairman), Tom Hennessy (Secretary), Ed McKenna (Treasurer), Sean Begley, Dominic Kinsella, Ned Kelly, Ben Dowling, Billy Doogue, Joey Hutton and Michael Farrell.

St. Patricks Boys & Belmont Utd 1981

This photograph shows the visiting Belmont Utd. team in Red mingling with St.Patricks Boys and features a young Paul Merson (Arsenal and England legend) in the middle of the front row.
Back Row (L to R) Ned Kelly, David Hennessy,(Bel.Utd)Frank Feeney, Brendan McLoughlin, (Bel.Utd) Paul Hennessy, Bobby Dillon,(Bel.Utd) Ger Cuddihy, (Bel.Utd) Paddy Hutton,(Bel Utd) Luke Lacey,(Bel.Utd) Kevin Barry. Front Row: (Bel.Utd)(Bel.Utd) Keiron Alcock,(Bel.Utd) Alan Dowling, (Bel.Utd), Mark Kinsella, (Paul Merson), Alan Begley (R.I.P), (Bel.Utd), Liam Ramsbottom, (Bel.Utd),


Photos that hung on the wall of the Carlow Boat club.

Youth Centre Band


images from Anna Nolan Gough


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