ROLLER COASTER RESULT
Following our poor 2-4 defeat at home to Wexford Youths at the start of last week, we travelled to Richmond Park with a little trepidation. After all it was Friday 13th but then it was the same date for our hosts. The 60 or so travelling supporters were happy enough with the first half with many expressing the view that a share of the points would be no bad result. But nothing prepared us for the enthralling second half half which produced an incredible 6 goals and indeed a share of those points. There were six goals on Tuesday night too but this was so much better. We went ahead three times and each time St. Pats were able to find a way back, which left a few disgruntled at the final whistle. But on mature reflection, it was a pretty solid performance even though we're still rooted to the bottom of the league table. One player who certainly won't believe in Friday 13th is Davy O'Sullivan who missed his first penalty effort but it had to be retaken as the red carded Pats player was still on the pitch. He was coolness personified when scoring his second attempt.
We take a break from the league this week end when we travel down to Waterford for the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup tie. The venue is the familiar RSC with kick off this Friday 20th at 7.45pm. Waterford may be struggling off the pitch but they had a solid 3-1 win at the week end and will be looking for a decent Cup run to help swell their coffers. They certainly won't fear us and it's all set up for yet an other enthralling cup clash against the Blues. It's hard to think that just a few very short seasons ago they were involved with Dundalk in a promotion/relegation play off (after they had beaten us). But the Cup is a whole different ball game but hopefully we can do the business down there and look forward to a decent Cup run ourselves.
The week after the Cup game, we welcome Cork to the CCS at what's an unusual time of 3pm on Sunday May 29th. Our first game against the Leesiders this season was on a Monday night and it's one we'd prefer to delete from memory. Maybe the unusual kick off time will help us spring an other shock on the rebel outfit.
CAR BOOT SALE
I suppose it's a measure of our success that other car boot sales are springing up in the locality. But we like to think we have the best and at least at ours, all monies raised are ploughed back into the community via the club. Some people have phoned already wondering if we're holding a car boot sale on Monday 30th May. That particular confusion is understandable because it's a bank holiday in the UK . But our Car Boot Sale will be on Monday, June 6th from very early till 3pm. The good news is that some new volunteers have come forward to help out.
The Supporters' Club would like to extend a warm welcome to our latest signing Cody Mulhall who comes to us from Hibernian FC, Scotland. Cody was to sign for Shamrock Rovers but Pat Fenlon decided against it despite him having trained in per season with them. Fingers crossed that he can make a significant difference to our fortunes on the pitch.
SPREADING THE NEWS
Our item regarding the stealing of our signs in last week's piece has grown some legs. An eagle eyed reporter with the Herald, a national paper, spotted our cry for help in getting our sign back and duly highlighted it. We're still looking for our sign's return.
A motley crew of Town supporters are currently taking a crash course in French as they prepare to land on the beaches of Normandy and Calais for the upcoming Euros. One bright spark even went as far as asking at the credit union what currency he'd need for the Euros. The response isn't printable. The three Amigos of Gary Cassin, Sean Prunty and Alan Kirby are also taking part in the France adventure and we wish them all bon voyage and bon appetit for a green summer.