11-23-08 Mr. Scalzo: Good Morning,to you. Thanks for the good reporting on the Ursuline Irish Team and giving us the player comments, which, by the way, reflects humbleness, respect and desire of their fellow team mates and the coaching staff. My wife and I will be there Saturday to root for the team and our Grandson Kevin Patrick. He was nervous, as he told us, but good encouragement by the coaches, players, and all of the family, helped him to concentrate on his task. He was 5 for 5 on expts and did miss a 40 yard attempt in the 4 th quarter. A little slow kick effort instead of an aggressive approach to the ball. Again, thank you, Irishfootballfrandparent41KP
November 23, 2008 at 8:27 a.m.
11-13-08 Hello Ursuline Irish Football Team, parents and fans. This wil be the 3rd test of our loyalty and faith in the talents, skills and endurance that you have displayed in the 2008 Football. As my brother Jim, a retired coach of football and track for the WPIAL Mt. Plesant High School in western Pennsylvnia stated to me after last weeks game with Gates Mill, "Your Irish Football Team has all the character,talent,experience and team spirit that a Coaching staff can ever want ". Jim also stated ," the scheduling of higher division teams has a definite effect on developing those player's skills, along with the level of confidence that it brings." So fans, we too are affected by this. Come out and watch your developed young men in this coming game with Kirtland. Let's keep the season rolling with our support and Loyalty,Faith. " GO IRISH BEAT KIRTLAND " and Kevin, Focus on your XP and Field Goal attempts.You have a strong leg and certainly the talent, as we all know. " DO IT !" Grandpa Dumas
November 13, 2008 at 11:03 a.m.
November 5TH, 2008 Hello Players and Staff: You all have done and are continuing to keep the Player's confidence level and focus on the present task. Great job and our best of wishes for all in this coming game with Gates Mill. Keep focused on your responsibilities and let the talent you possess come forth and be accountable for the results. VICTORY IS YOUR QUEST AND DESTINY IS IN YOUR SKILLS. PERFORMANCE IS WHAT HAS TOO BE DONE BY ALL MEMBERS. SO CAPTAINS,COMMAND AND LEAD US TO VICTORY! Grandpa Dumas
November 5, 2008 at 9:07 p.m.
GOOD LUCK IRISH, PLAY YOUR PLANS AND REACT TO THE SITUATION. BE AGGRESSIVE AND BE FORTIFIED WITH THE SPIRIT OF YOUR INNERMOST DESIRE, TO BE SUCCESSFUL. tHESE ARE YOUR MEMORIES YOU WILL REFLECT ON TOMORROW AND FOREVER. KP #41, CONCENTRATE ON YOURMOMENT AND LET YOUR " GOD GIVEN TALENTS " DO THEIR NATURAL THING. GRANDPA DUMAS
November 1, 2008 at 8:51 a.m.
10-31-2008- Dear Sir: I have been following my grandson's kicking statistics for the 2008 Season. Kevin Patrick ,#41 a 5"10" 165lb. Sr. K/K, has never played football organized. He always was a Soccer player and was on the Irish Soccer team all 4-years and was Captain this year. He was encouraged to try out for the Extra point and Field Goal position this Season,for they didn't have a consistent player to fulfill this spot. He has done a few kickoffs, but Mike Herns,No#53 a 6'4" 264lb. OL/DL SR player, does a wonderful effort on this assignment as well as his other duties. He is BIG,Aggressive and highly aware of his important duties both Offensively and defensely. My reason for this e-mail is to indicate a discrepancy ,as any Grandparent would do,in Kevin's Point Total for the season. I might add,I am suspect of error, as my wife has pointed out to me, when I followed my other Grandson ,David Patrick during his 4 year Varsity playing Baseball for the Irish, who did go to the State Championship in 2003 and 2006. In David's Senior year he was their Starting Left hander and won over the number #1 pitcher for Canton Central Catholic in the semi-final game. Back to Kevin's efforts. You have it at 37 Points. I have noted at all ten games an accumulation of 40 for 48 attempts, a percentage of 83% and in Field Goals 3 for 5 for a 60% average. Total point of 49 points. In the game against Canton Central Catholic, the Vindy recorded his extra point attempts as 2/2 completed and gave credit to Jimmy Mszanski, #18 a Senior 5"8".187Lb., QB/LB/Holder, who by the way, has done a terrific job in all of his assignments, for 4/4 Expts. Also Kevin didn't play in the Akron Buchtel game and Jeff Podolsky, #33 a Sophomore 5"9" 161Lb. RB/DB,did the extra point conversions and was 6 for 6. Jeff is an outstanding player and has done a wonderful job on all of his assignments.HE IS ONLY A SOPHOMORE. You can count on him do make something happen in pressure moments. If my accounts are in error .I humbly apologize. If your sources reporting are in error, could this be correctd. Kevin is a Senior and by all means , he does deserve his recognition for his efforts. He is totally committed as he was in Soccer, to the Irish Football team. His Mom, Linda Patrick, my daughter, has told me, that I would not believe how he is excited for this year and grateful that Coaches Reardon in Football and Harry Leigh in Soccer, and thair cooperative efforts, have helped Kevin in his spirit of play. Respectively submitted, Grandpa Dumas.
October 31, 2008 at 9:59 a.m.