St Pats CY (@1.85) vs Tullamore Town (@3.1)
26-10-2019

Our Prediction:

St Pats CY will win

St Pats CY – Tullamore Town Match Prediction | 26-10-2019 14:30

Assistant manager to Buckley and former club captain Ger O'Brien took caretaker charge for the last 5 games of the season, the first of those being the Leinster Senior Cup Final which they lost on penalties against Shelbourne at Tolka Park.

The season turned out to be a struggle for the Saints and they sat bottom of the table come the halfway point. The 2017 season was the first in a change of the League of Ireland layout, meaning the bottom three teams in the Premier Division would be relegated in order to make the league a 10-team division rather than a 12-team one. The mid-season signings including fan favourite Killian Brennan, former Premier League midfielder Owen Garvan and particularly Dutch centre back Jordi Balk, proved to be pivotal as the club went on to win 6 of their last 11 games after picking up just 3 wins in their first 21 games of the season.

In 2016, the club opted to disband their own youth teams that played in the Dublin & District Schoolboys Leagues, moving forward into a new model for the League of Ireland Under 19, Under 17 and up and coming Under 15's leagues. Pats struck up Affiliations with 3 of Ireland's top schoolboy clubs Crumlin United, Belvedere, Cherry Orchard and Esker Celtic in the best interest of both clubs and their players/facilities.

Two more league championship successes followed in 195455 and 195556. St Pats made an immediate impact, winning the league championship at their first attempt. The club had to wait until 1959 before their first FAI Cup success, repeating the feat in 1961. In 195152 the club was admitted, along with Cork side Evergreen United, to the League of Ireland.

St. Patrick's CYFC

The following season was a great improvement on the field as Pats sat in a European place at the halfway point in the league but later went on their worst losing streak in the club's history as they lost 8 games in a row, scoring just 3 goals along the way.

The Wellington Saints basketball team has its origins in St Patrick's College. Currently[update] the College features prominently in New Zealand Secondary Schools' Basketball. The team has also won the National Secondary Schools Basketball Tournament (The National Championship for High School Basketball) 4 times, in 1971 and 1978 and also winning the title back-to-back in 2007 and 2008 in a team that lost only 4 games over 3 years.[8] The school has also dominated the junior basketball grades in recent history winning the Wellington Junior Championship for 2009 and 2010. The Senior A team has won the Wellington Secondary Schools Championship in the years: 1963, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012.

Saints fans have widely become known as some of the most active and vocal throughout the country. Overseas visitor are regularly found at Richmond Park on a match night, including a Norwegian Pats' supporters club. As well as this, the club's supporters share friendships with supporters of clubs such as Ravenna from Italy, Sheffield United of England, and Hannover 96 of Germany. Fans of these clubs, along with Pats fans, regularly travel to one another's matches. After a period of exile, the ultras group were reignited under new leadership. Throughout the club's history, any period of turmoil was always met with protest by the loyal saints. In 2001, an ultras group called the Shed End Invincibles[33] were set up, for four years they created huge tifo displays, choreographed chants and created Richmond Park into a fortress. Since then, their work has been applauded by other fans. Big banners, flares, and smoke screens are a common sight at St.Pats matches.

The Saints then endured a tumultuous pre-season, losing Sean O'Connor, James Chambers, and Barry Murphy, as well as Buckley's number two, Trevor Croly, to rivals Shamrock Rovers. Crucially, though, Pat's held on to a number of other players who had been strongly linked with Rovers, including Chris Forrester and Ian Bermingham, and added some quality to the first XI in the form of Killian Brennan (who would go on to win both the PFAI Players' Player of the Year and FAI National League Player of the Year awards), and Conan Byrne (who contributed an impressive 9 league goals during the season).

The club also have the record for never having been relegated from the Premier Division . The club play in red and white colours, and their nicknames include The Saints, Supersaints and Pats. The Saints also have a lot of Dublin Derby games with the likes of Shelbourne, Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians. The club graduated through the ranks of the Leinster Senior League and duly took their place in the League of Ireland in 1951, and won the Championship at their first attempt. The club's glory years came in the 1950s and 1990s when they won 7 of their 9 league titles.

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They then had 15 points deducted for playing Charles Mbabazi Livingstone in the first 5 matches of the season in spite of not having registered him until 12 September 2001. This move was greeted with anger by club supporters and although St. Into the new century, the success continued. An FAI arbitration panel rejected the Saints' appeal against the point deduction and Shelbourne finished the season as league champions. Pats won both the League of Ireland Cup and Leinster Senior Cup in 2000/01. That season also saw St. The club had 9 points deducted due to fielding an ineligible player (Paul Marney) in their first 3 games of the season, but this decision was revoked upon arbitration, on 22 March 2002. Controversy dogged the club in the 2001/02 season due to player registration irregularities. Francis went out of business (and therefore the league) the merger never happened. Patrick's come close to merging with fellow League of Ireland club St. St. Francis.