St. Patricks Boys A.F.C.
In 1975 Tom Hennessy, a former member of Barrow Rovers F.C and father of
three young boys along with Michael Brennan founded a schoolboy’s soccer
club in Graiguecullen. The club began with a team of under eleven
St. Patricks Boys 1975
Saint Patricks day 1975 marked the new club’s first ever tournament win
and fittingly the club was named St. Patricks Boys A.F.C.
St. Patricks Boys 1976
- Back: Brendan
Hennessey, Seamus Corcoran, Liam Hogan, Martin Lacey, Dessie
Ryan, Paul Moore, Thos Hennessey.
- Front: Paul
Hennessy, Oliver Brennan, Gavin Hennessy, Ray McKenna, Jim
Byrne, Francis Doogue, Thomas Hennessy.
From the start the club has, over the past 35 years, developed into a
major nursery for schoolboy soccer in Carlow, and has become the team to
beat in all underage competitions. In the clubs middle years St.Pats
Boys progressed into Junior level Soccer, again with considerable
The clubs first committee was Michael Brennan (Chairman), Tom Hennessy
(Secretary), Ed McKenna (Treasurer), Sean Begley, Dominic Kinsella, Ned
Kelly, Ben Dowling, Billy Doogue, Joey Hutton and Michael Farrell.
St. Patricks Boys & Belmont Utd 1981
- This photograph shows the visiting Belmont
Utd. team in Red mingling with St.Patricks Boys and features a
young Paul Merson (Arsenal and England legend) in the middle of
the front row.
- Back Row (L to R) Ned Kelly,David
Hennessy,(Bel.Utd)Frank Feeney, Brendan Mc Loughlin,(Bel.Utd) Paul
Hennessy, Bobby Dillon,(Bel.Utd) Ger Cuddihy,(Bel.Utd) Paddy
Hutton,(Bel Utd) Luke Lacey,(Bel.Utd) Kevin Barry. Front Row:
(Bel.Utd)(Bel.Utd) Keiron Alcock,(Bel.Utd) Alan Dowling,(Bel.Utd),
Mark Kinsella, (Paul Merson), Alan Begley (R.I.P), (Bel.Utd), Liam