Archive for 2012

Martin O’Shaughnessy RIP

We are sad to report the news of the recent death of one of the clubs founding members Martin O’Shaugnessy. Martin was one of the 18 men who converged in Larry Morin’s basement for a meeting that led to the formation of St. Vincents Hurling and Football Club.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Championship Finals this Sunday

It’s a big day in the history of the club this coming Sunday with both the Senior and Intermediate teams contesting Championship Finals.

The action gets underway at 3pm when the Seniors take on their old rivals St. Mikes in a repeat of last years final. The lads know the feeling of what happened in that game and will be eager to not make the same mistake again this year and finish the job.

Following the completion of that game at 4:15pm, the attention turns to the Intermediate team contesting their first ever Championship Final against Toronto Gaels.

It’s sure to be a great day at Centennial Park. We are asking all current and former club members to come out and support the boys in Green and Gold.

Up the Vincents!!!

Seniors advance to Championship Final

The Seniors booked their place in the 2012 Senior Championship Final with a convincing win over Durham on a score-line of 4-14 to 2-5. Things got off to a good start with points from play from Mark Downey and Cathal Kenny. After an exchange of scores between both sides, (points from Downey and Shane Boyd) St Vincents were able to get the first goal of the gam…e. After a speculative effort from Downey that hit the post, the ball dropped to Adam Clark who was taken down by the goalkeeper for a penalty, which was coolly dispatched by Kenny. Durham hit back with a goal and point to reduce the deficit to the minimium. In the 27th minute of the first half – the ball was cleared from the St Vincents goalmouth and after good work from Matthew O’Donnell – a long ball from Cian McDermott was played in behind the Durham defence for Clark to round the goalie and finish the ball to the net. A further point from Ciaran Brenan left the score-line 2-5 to 1-4.

The lads came out strong in the first ten minutes and hit 1-6 without reply which effectively ended the contest – Kenny with this second goal and some great long range pints from Downey. The defence was resolute nullifying most of the Durham attacks in the second half. A further goal from Liam Munnelly and two frees from Kenny sealed the deal for the boys before a late consolation goal for Durham.

It was an good overall performance from all the guys who played their part.

The final on September 9th brings a rematch from last years final and a meeting against St.. Mikes. There is little need for motivation within the team after the way the game finished last year and should prove to be a great game at the game.

Scorers – Cathal Kenny (2-5), Mark Downey (0-6) Adam Clark (1-1), Liam Munnelly (1-0) Ciaran Brenan (0-1) and Shane Boyd (0-1)

Team – Paul Moloney, Matthew O’Donnell, Stephen Sheridan, Mick Snee, Padhraic Shevlin, Cian McDermott, Damian Dolan, Henry Brown, Andrew Lyons, Jamie English, Mark Downey, Cathal Kenny, Ciaran Brenan, Adam Clark and Shane Boyd.

Subs – David Collins for Shane Boyd, Tom Curtin for Jamie English, John Donlon for Stephen Sheridan, Sean Egan for Padhraic Shevlin, Podgy McGuinness and Chris Mulroy.

Intermediate team advance to Championship final

The Intermediate team qualified for their Championship final with a 3-12 to 2-5 victory over St. Mikes on Sunday August 12th.

The scorers for the team on the day were : Robert Boyd (1-1), Stephen McCaffrey (0-4), Shane Boyd (1-0), Daniel Boylan (1-0), Darren Burke (0-2), John Donlon (0-2), Jamie English (0-1), Padhraic Shevlin (0-1) and Sean Egan (0-1).

The team move forward to play Toronto Gaels in the final on Sunday September 9th – immediately following the Senior final.

Official St. Vincent’s GFC Mechandise now available for sale worldwide

We are pleased to announce that a range of St. Vincent’s GFC Toronto merchandise can now be bought on the O’Neills website.

The items for sale are jersies, shorts, t-shirts, polo/golf shirts, hoodies and rain jackets – in two styles.

All sizes are available from Ages 1-2 all the way up to 3XL.

Both teams in Championship action this weekend

Following the Long weekend break, both teams return to action in their respective Championships.

First up – the Seniors try to secure their place in the semi-finals as they take on Brampton Rogers Casements at 3pm on the main field at Centennial Park.

Following that at 4:15pm – on the other pitch, the Intermediate team start their Championship game with a semi-final fixture against St. Mikes.

Come out and support the green and gold!!!

Senior Championship Draw Made

The Toronto GAA Senior Championship Draw was made last night and St. Vincent’s were drawn in Group B alongside St. Pat’s and Brampton Roger Casements.

Fixture dates and times are as follows:

Sunday July 29th at 4:15pm (Main Field at Centennial Park) vs St. Pat’s
Sunday August 12th at 3:00pm (Main Field at Centennial Park) vs Brampton Roger Casements.

Two teams from the group advance to face the top two teams from Group A.

Semi-Final and Final are scheduled for Sunday August 26th and Sunday September 9th respectively.

Senior League Update

The Senior team ended their league campaign with a 1-10 to 0-12 win over old rivals St. Mikes on Saturday afternoon at Centennial Park. This brought their record in the league to having won all 6 of their games and succeed in qualifiying for the League Final to be played in late September as well as clinch the top seed for the upcoming Senior Championship

Team: Paul Moloney, Jeff Mulgrew, Connal McGrath, Caolan Quinn, Stephen Sheridan, Padhraic Shevlin, Damian Dolan, Henry Brown, Andrew Lyons, Cathal Kenny (1-3), Mark Downey (0-2), Stephen McCaffrey (0-2) Chris Mulroy (0-2), Ciaran Brennan (0-1) and Sean Egan

Subs: Tom Curtin for Stephen Sheridan, John Donlon for Caolan Quinn and David Collins for Sean Egan

Training Continues

Training for both Senior and Junior teams continues at St Patricks Secondary School on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting at 7pm sharp.

Opening Weekend Report

Both the Senior and Junior teams were in action on a sunny opening weekend at Centennial Park. The juniors fell to a strong St. Mikes team on a score line of 3-13 to 0-8.

Scorers for St Vincent’s were Podgy McGuinness (0-3), Oisin Kerr (0-2), Oran Kerr (0-1), Danny O’Brien (0-1) and Gabriel Hurl (0-1).

Next up where the Seniors who were facing a Brampton team who had just made the jump to Senior for 2012. Things didn’t start off well with forward Shane Boyd having to withdraw with a hamstring injury after five minutes. However, scores from the influential Stephen Sheridan and Darren Burke had Vincent’s in the lead at half time.

Shortly after the restart Vincent’s got their opening goal of the season from, who else, Sean Egan which gave the Vincent’s a bit of breathing room. An excellent long range point from David Collins followed shortly after. A goal from Brampton in the last ten minutes left the issue in doubt until an insurance point from Ciaran Brennan sealed the victory on a scoreline of 1-8 to 1-6.

Scorers on the day were Sean Egan (1-1), Darren Burke (0-3), Stephen Sheridan (0-2), David Collins (0-1) and Ciaran Brennan (0-1)