VINCENT’S HOPING TO STAY ON WINNING STREAK.
St Vincent’s may have beaten Portlaoise in the last two meetings between the clubs (2007, 2013) but former Vinnies senior manager Mickey Whelan is predicting a real battle when they collide again this Sunday in O’Moore Park (2.30).
“It will be a tough match. Portlaoise have achieved a lot. They have a good record,” says Mickey.
The former Dublin and Vincent’s senior manager also paid tribute to the work ethic of the Marino men..
“You have Diarmuid Connolly who is playing so well for club and county. And Mossy (Quinn) is just phenomenal.
“But it’s about much more than that. The team is well balanced and they work very hard.
“The younger fellas coming in have done very well. Jarlath Curley is doing brilliantly at full-back.
“And I feel that Hugh Gill is playing very well. They certainly are players for the future at inter-county level.
.“Going down there will be difficult, but if we play to our strengths, we’ll give a good account of ourselves,” adds Mickey.
RECENT MEETINGS: ST VINCENT’S v PORTLAOISE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 2013
LEINSTER CLUB SFC CLUB FINAL
ST VINCENT’S (Dublin) 3-12 PORTLAOISE (Laois) 3-9
SCORERS – St Vincent’s: T Quinn 0-8 (4f), R Trainor, C Dorney 1-1 each, S Carthy 1-0, D Connolly, G Burke 0-1 each. Portlaoise: C Rogers 2-3 (1-0 pen, 3f), B Glynn 1-1, P Cahillane 0-3 (2f), B McCormack, B Smith 0-1 each.
ST VINCENT’S: M Savage; M Concarr, J Curley, H Gill; Cameron Diamond, G Brennan, B Egan; E Fennell, D Murphy; G Burke, D Connolly, S Carthy; R Trainor, C Dorney, T Quinn. Subs: T Diamond for Trainor (41), K Bonnie for C Diamond (45), K Golden for Dorney (56), N Mullins for Burke (58).
PORTLAOISE: M Nolan; D Seale, C Healy, T Fitzgerald; K Lillis, P Cotter, B Mulligan; S Nerney, C Boyle; B Smith, P Cahillane, B Glynn; C Rogers, B McCormack, B Fitzgerald. Subs: E Whelan for Mulligan (42), A Kelly for Glynn (56), K Fitzpatrick for Cahillane (59).
REF: F Kelly (Longford).
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 2007
LEINSTER CLUB SFC SEMI-FINAL
ST VINCENT’S (Dublin) 3-13 PORTLAOISE (Laois) 1-8
SCORERS – St Vincent’s: T Quinn 1-5 (0-4f), D Connolly 0-4, B Maloney, P Gilroy 1-1 each, K Golden (0-1f), C Brady 0-1 each. Portlaoise: B Fitzgerald 1-3 (0-3f), Z Tuohy (‘45’), S McManus, C Parkinson, B McCormack, C Rogers 0-1 each.
ST VINCENT’S: M Savage; P Conlon, E Brady, H Gill; T Doyle, G Brennan, P Kelly; H Coughlan, M O’Shea; K Golden, T Diamond, D Connolly; B Maloney, P Gilroy, T Quinn. Subs: R Fallon for Doyle (39), C Brady for Golden (46).
PORTLAOISE: M Nolan; C Healy, E Bland, A Fennelly; T Fitzgerald, B Mulligan, Z Tuohy; S McManus, S Cotter; C Parkinson, B McCormack, C Rogers; P McNulty, K Fitzpatrick, B Fitzgerald. Subs: B Glynn for McManus (45), D Reddin for McNulty (46), J Fennell for Cotter (51).