Students from two local schools – Conor Kane from 5th class in St Lorcan's, Plamerstown and Rory Dalton from 6th class in Scoil Talbot, Clondalkin have been selected by their schools as the club mascots for St Patrick's Athletic in Saturday's Setanta Sports Cup final.
“His family are delighted, they go to lots of Pat's games and are massive fans. Conor is also a terrific player with a wonderful attitude to sport.
Thanks a million for this huge opportunity to participate in your big occasion.
We made a big announcement in the school yesterday congratulating Conor and wishing St Pats all the best” - Ken Keoghan, Teacher, St Lorcan's Palmerstown.
“Rory and his dad have supported the club and attended games and are really looking forward to the final.
We are delighted to have been considered for this honour, best wishes and good luck on Saturday night from all in Scoil Talbot”, - David Ruddy, School Principal.
On Wednesday Conor Kane met with Pat's midfielder David McAllister when he was presented with his St Pat's Challenge certificate.
Conor along with his classmates had just completed the community coaching course run by their club in their school.
Over 150 students in St Lorcan's and over 200 students in Scoil Talbot have now completed the six week St Pat's Soccer Challenge and the club would like to thank both schools for their support of its soccer coaching programme.