St Patricks Cyfc (@1.65) vs UCD (LSL) (@3.9)
04-09-2019

Our Prediction:

St Patricks Cyfc will win

St Patricks Cyfc – UCD (LSL) Match Prediction | 04-09-2019 15:00

Esther along with her loving husband Mickser where great supporters of our club throughout the years with Mick also serving on our committee, we offer our support to Mick and family at this difficult time. [04/13/19] We would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the family of Esther Tilly who sadly passed away this week.

Peter has spent most of the past six months in hospital care battling a serious illness which ultimately meant he had to lose his right leg from the knee down, a devastating life changing event but our Pete Mr positive has dusted himself down and has embarked on a road which will lead him to some sense of normality with a prosthetic leg, a long road ahead but no better man to overcome this challenge, Pete will be at the game tonight before returning to his physiotherapy and we will support him every step of the way. Leinster Senior League Senior divisionSt Patrick's CYFC vs Swords Celtic8pm Ringsend astroBig game later but we have our biggest supporter back tonight to cheer on the lads. Welcome back Peter.

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We would like to wish David and his backroom team all the best for the forthcoming LSL season. We are delighted to announce our new Leinster Senior League management team of David Cassidy, Dano Lawlor, Greg Christodoulu & Wayne Byrne, all four gents bring a wealth of experience to the role which takes in both our Intermediate Senior1 and Major Saturday sides. David takes the management reigns bringing with him over two-hundred LOI and two FAI final appearances with brief stints also in management as caretaker boss with Bray Wanderers, David Joined CY from Athlone Town in 2015, Dano Lawlor is a stalwart in LSL management and will assist Casso while continuing his role as our Major Saturday manager, Greg has been with the club many years as both a player and coach, he holds a UEFA B license while he has also completed his goal keeping coaching diploma with the IFA, Wayne is another long serving former player who has won the Polikoff cup amongst many other honors with the club and will be a valuable asset to this new management team.

Second half manager Dano Lawlor made a couple of changes which gave CY an extra edge over a tiring visiting team with the experienced Thomas Dunne and Thomas Walsh joining the action, CY worked hard to create openings and finally paid off as Iwahashi Satoshi scored with a cleverly placed finish beyond the keeper, Satoshi had been the main threat throughout the opening half and showed is finishing instincts once again to give CY a vital lead, Dubliin Bus had a good spell before Dunne pounced with his effort eventually spinning in off the bottom of the upright, the cushion CY craved was gained and it was just a case of playing out time, in the final seconds great work down the right from Satoshi set up Andy Doolin with a tap in to put a finishing touch to a hard fought win. Leinster Senior League Major Saturday result:St Patrick's CYFC 3-0 Dublin BusCY finally overcame a dogged Bus outfit to secure Major Saturday football for the 2019/20 season with three second half goals. After the huge disappointment of last week for the club it was important to end the season on a positive note with our Saturday side needing three points from two remaining games to stay up, Dublin Bus already relegated arrived with a small but experienced squad and really dug their heels in during the opening half, CY more or less owned the ball but could only muster up a few half chances. Well done to Dano, Wayne and players who battled though a tough division all season long.

*************CLUB STATEMENT**************Members of the St Patrick's CYFC committee this week met with Senior coach Alan Murphy to discuss football matters where it was decided by all parties to go our separate ways. We wish Alan the very best for the future he will always be a valued member of the CY family. St Patrick's CYFC would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Alan for his commitment over the past nine years as both a player and coach, Alan was a fantastically talented footballer and brought that same energy and nous into his coaching and management career.

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We would like to pay our own homage to Wembo who took over the managerial reigns at CY just before Xmas 2007 which was his second stint as manager at the club, ironically he had just parted company with Liffeys previous incarnation LiffeyPearse who were operating in LSL Senior1 at the time while CY was embarking on its own Intermediate journey in 1B. Wembo lead the club into the Senior division for the first time in our history in 2011/12 just as we celebrated seventy-five years in association football and what a season it turned out to be, a 4th place finish in the league but the Y where very much in the title race with just a handful of games left, a 2-nil defeat at home to champions elect Crumlin United ended our involvement but we where by that stage fighting on several fronts in the latter stages of both the Metro and Cahil cups but also a quarter-final tie to negotiate against Bray Wanderers in the LFA Senior cup, on top of all that our debut FAI senior cup appearance away to Dundalk FC was on the horizon. John Young has finally hung up the managerial boots and what a career he has had, the many plaudits thrown at him and Scott over the past few days are testament to the amazing job they did in resurrecting Liffeys over the past almost six years when Liffey Wanderers returned to football in the 2013/14 season, two successful Aviva finals and five successive promotions to the LSL Senior division amazing stuff in such a short period, congratulations lads on an amazing partnership, Johns own record in his overall management career places him without any doubt in the same category as the great amateur managers, you would be hard pressed to find any other who has lead teams to the FAI Junior, Intermediate and LFA Senior cup finals, he has several league titles under his belt and by my count five Senior level cup finals overall along with two Junior in the FAI & Polikoff cups. We just about missed out on promotion in 2007/08 but John set about building a side around the core squad which had gained promotion from the Junior LSL ranks adding a sprinkling of experience here and there and it paid off with promotion from 1B in 2008/09 and a Gilligan cup final, unfortunately we lost the decider on penalties to Sacred Heart one of three finals the club was involved in that season when all three of our Leinster Senior League sides reached their respective league cup finales but that only made Wembo more hungry for success and the following season 2010/11 he lead the Y to Senior 1A league success and another Gilligan final this time winning the decider comfortably 4-nil against Verona FC, the cup activity would not finish there as the following season along with a 2nd place finish in Senior1 to reach the top flight in 2011/12 he also reached the Ryan cup final which was at that time played between the top four finishers from each of the four Intermediate divisions, wins against Crumlin, Tolka and Bluebell set up a decider with Wayside Celtic at the Carlisle grounds, CY lost 1-nil to a questionable last minute Wayside winner. Johns CY side defeated Bray 3-nil on the grass pitch at Irishtown Stadium a fantastic day with a bumper crowd watching it demonstrated the clubs ability to host such occasions, a semi-final berth away to UCD AFC was the prize but before that we travelled to a struggling Dundalk on a balmy late May evening in the FAI cup, CY performed well losing by a single goal to nil as John Mountney scored the only goal of the game, just three days later CY travelled to the UCD bowl to take on their League of Ireland side, Gary OConnor scored after just two minutes but the hosts worked their way back into the tie leading 2-1 with just minutes left before Thomas Dunne entered the fray from the bench, just back from injury the future Regions cup winner scored a brace to send CY to the final the first amateur club since Wayside in 1999 a huge achievement by any standards, the final itself was played in September 2012, an Aaron Green strike in the last ten minutes won the cup for Shamrock Rovers in the battle of Ringsend to hand Stephen Kenny his only piece of silverware in his short spell at Rovers John resigned as CY manger the following month intent at the time on retiring but circumstances the following year brought him back into the game as Liffey Wanderers reformed and the rest as they say is history.

First time I have seen the CY keeper playing for Liffeys, but we will let them away with that!!! A heart felt thank you from Vileyka and Molodechno in Belarus where the St Pats CY FC and Liffey Wanderers FC kits were delivered this week. So this thanks goes out to Ringsend Rovers, Harding, inter7s, St Marks and all the others that supported us. The other local kits will be delivered shortly and we will get you photos and videos of them too. A little goes a Looonnnnggggg way.

The industry of St Pats midfielder Alan Murphy threatened to open up the UCD defence in the latter stages of the half but it was the Students who came closest in the lead up to the break, Danny Ledwith crashing a free kick off the St Pats bar on 44 minutes. Stephen Doyle hit a twisting free kick narrowly over on 26 minutes and Dean Clarke was played through two minutes later only to screw his shot wastefully wide.

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Still, it was a signal that the result was not yet cast in stone. It was hard to see how St Pats could reverse the status quo, so comprehensive was UCDs dominance at that point, but with 15 minutes left Lee Roche guided a far post header into the home net, only for the linesmans flag to deny the equaliser.