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Allianz Cumann Na mBunscol

Tuesday 05.02.2019
Team Talk Mag
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BOYS’ INDOOR FOOTBALL HEAT 7: Omagh

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol held its seventh heat of the annual 5-a-side Boys’ Indoor Gaelic Football for primary schools today in Omagh’s superb Station Centre. Nine local schools entered teams for this hugely entertaining qualifying heat.

Section ‘A’ contained 5 very skilful teams. Despite trying their hearts out, the schools from Gaelscoil na gCrann; Christ The King P.S. Strathroy and the Clan na nGael schools didn’t quite make the semi-finals. Nevertheless, they can be very proud of their tremendous efforts. That left 2 schools making it through to the semi-finals: our 2018 Co. Champions St. Scire’s P.S. Trillick (Section winners with a 100% record), and St. Ronan’s P.S. Recarson (Runners-Up).

Section ‘B’ was equally as competitive. Gaelscoil Uí Dhochartaigh, Stráth Bán, and St. Patrick’s P.S. Eskra gave it everything in attempting to qualify but fell just short of their target. Just like their counterparts in the other group they are entitled to feel a sense of pride for their endeavours. This left us with St. Lawrence’s P.S. Fintona (Section winners) and Our Lady of Lourdes P.S. Greencastle (Runners-Up) through to the heat semi’s.

The 2 section winners prevailed in the semi-finals – albeit, Recarson running Fintona very close in a 2-1 classic. Meanwhile, Trillick registered a 5-2 triumph over Greencastle. Joint 3rd in such a competitive heat is a brilliant outcome for St. Ronan’s and Our Lady of Lourdes P.S. Well done!

For the heat final Master King’s St. Scire’s P.S. Trillick and St. Lawrence’s P.S. Fintona put on an exhibition. Both teams were in top form and served-up a superb final. At full-time it was a 1-1 draw. By the end of extra-time the teams were still locked at 2-2. A ‘Golden Goal’ was going to decide the heat winners. The question being: which of the teams would get it? As it transpired, a new name will appear on the Co. trophy this year as the holders St. Scire’s fell by that all-important goal. They certainly didn’t relinquish their crown lightly and they were great ambassadors for Tyrone as title holders. Meanwhile, a well-earned Tyrone Indoor Football County Final spot awaits Master McMullan’s Fintona lads on Tuesday 12 March in Cookstown’s MUSA Indoor Arena.

We wish them well. Ádh mór oraibh.

Thanks to our referee Sean McCartan and to the helpful staff of Omagh Station Centre. Patrick McGivern (Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain) ensured the smooth running of the day’s games.

Well done, everyone! Go raibh maith agaibh.

 

BOYS’ INDOOR FOOTBALL HEAT 6: Omagh

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol held its sixth heat of the annual 5-a-side Boys’ Indoor Gaelic Football for primary schools today in Omagh’s wonderful Station Centre. Six local schools entered teams for this qualifying heat

Section ‘A’ contained Sacred Heart P.S. Tattyreagh; Drumduff P.S. and St. Caireall’s P.S. Aghyaran. The Drumduff boys were impressive in topping the section with Tattyreagh claiming the runners-up spot with a crucial win against a brave Aghyaran side who just missed out on qualifying. Drumduff and Tattyreagh therefore made the semi-finals.

Section ‘B’ comprised teams from Tummery P.S; St. Patrick’s P.S. Gortin,and Knocknagor P.S. The lads from Tummery topped their section with the Gortin boys joining them in the semi-finals. Alas for Knocknagor, qualification was just out of reach despite playing some fabulous football.

In the semi-finals the Section winners proved just too strong for their opponents. Tummery advanced to the heat Final by seeing-off Tattyreagh – who would contest the 3rd place play-off. Meanwhile, the other Section winners, Drumduff, advanced against Gortin.

The match for third place was a belter. Extra-time was required to separate the sides before St. Patrick’s P.S. Gortin registered a 3rd place victory against a brave Tattyreagh side who had emptied the tank. However, credit to both schools for their exploits. Maith sibh.

Drumduff and Tummery gave us an 8-goal Final. Both teams were determined to do their best and that was exactly what they did in a superb final. Ultimately, the greater scoring threat of Master Poyntz side overcame Master McCrystall’s gallant Tummery lads – but they can be very proud of their tremendous efforts on the day. Meanwhile, a well-earned Tyrone Indoor Football County Final spot awaits the Drumduff lads on Tuesday 12 March in Cookstown’s MUSA Indoor Arena.

We wish them well. Ádh mór oraibh.

Thanks to our referee Sean McCartan and to the friendly staff of Omagh Station Centre. Mickey Quinn (Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain) ensured the smooth running of the day’s games.

Boys’ Indoor Football: Heats 4 & 5

 Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain held the fourth and fifth heats of its annual 5-a-side Boys’ Indoor Gaelic Football for primary schools in the superb Loughview Centre, Dungannon, and in Cookstown’s splendid Leisure Centre. Apologies in advance for the reports being shorter than normal, but our chief-typist is off his feet for a few days…

Heat 4, in Loughview, saw 6 school teams lock horns. The format of the day’s play was based on two sections (A & B) of 3 school teams, respectively.Both sections were keenly contested but, despite giving of their best, Derrylatinee St. Francis’ P.S. and Edendork P.S. narrowly lost out whilst Moy and Roan made the semi-finals as section winners. Dungannon and Ballygawley also made the semi’s as section runners-up.

St. Mary’s P.S. Ballygawley played-out a thrilling 4-4 first semi-final with St. John’s P.S. Moy. Extra-time eventually saw the Moy lads progress to the heat final, but what a game! Roan St. Patrick’s P.S. accounted for their Dungannon namesakes to set up an intriguing Moy v Roan Final.

After going one way – then the other – one goal in seven saw St. John’s P.S. Moy claim a nail-biting 4-3 victory over final specialists Roan.

Heat 5, in Cookstown, saw 4 schools compete in a round-robin series of matches. Sacred Heart P.S. Rock won all 3 of their games – although Stewartstown made them sweat in a 3-2 classic. However, it wasn’t all bad news for the St. Mary’s P.S. lads as they, like Rock P.S., made the final. Honourable mentions to Laghey P.S. and St. Mary’s P.S. Lisbuoy, Carland for displaying great footballing skills on the day.

As has been the case in all of our heat finals thus far, very little separated our finalists. Rock versus Stewartstown was to be no different. A tactical battle resulted in a 1-1 draw and even extra-time couldn’t divide the two teams. It would all boil down to the ‘Golden Goal’ scenario. Who would score it? Despite tremendous endeavour from St. Mary’s P.S. Stewartstown, it was the Sacred Heart, Rock, P.S. boys who bagged the decisive winner.        

Therefore, after two cracking heats, St. John’s P.S. Moy and Sacred Heart P.S. Rock both achieve well-earned Tyrone Indoor Football County Final spots on Tuesday 12 March in Cookstown’s MUSA Indoor Arena. We wish them well. Ádh mór oraibh.

A huge word of thanks goes to our referees Marty Devlin and Sean McCartan and to the main man at Loughview Centre, Joe McAree. Cookstown Leisure Centre staff are also thanked. Mickey Quinn and Patrick McGivern(Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain) ensured the smooth running of the days games. Go raibh maith agaibh! Terrific football was had by all.

 

Well done, everyone! Go raibh maith agaibh.

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