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 CONGRATULATIONS to everyone in St Patrick's Academy's Senior Football Panel on their marvellous achievement in winning both MacRory Cup and Hogan Cup competitons to become 2008 All-Ireland Colleges 'A' Champions.

Special credit is due to managers Peter Heron and Ciaran Gourley for giving up so much of their own time voluntarily in order to mould and develope a squad of 'raw' recruits into an All-Ireland Winning Team. As all past students will know success comes not too often in the sporting life of the Academy and so should be celebrated to the full when it happens. We look forward to the official Victory Celebration Night in late June.

 All-Ireland Colleges 'A' Winners 2008






 Score: St Patrick's Academy 1:09  1:07 St Brendan's, Killarney

See below and also Features Section in 2008 for pictorial accounts of both finals. 


MacRory Cup
Hogan Cup
Click on the image above to go to the pictorial feature on the MacRory Final.Click on the image above to go to the pictorial feature on the Hogan Cup.
In The Bag
Two Captains

The Hogan Cup Is In The Bag

Captains Paul McGurk & Ryan Pickering

Ryan Pickering has the Hogan Cup in his sportsbag before leaving Portaloise.Paul McGurk, captain of the first successful Academy Hogan Cup Team in 1997 is reintroduced to Brother Hogan by present captain Ryan Pickering.


Click on the links below to read News Reports on the 2008 MacRory and Hogan Cup Finals.

 MacRory Cup Reports

 Hogan Cup Reports

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 How The Kerry Press Reported The Final


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