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ALLIANZ CUMANN Na mBUNSCOL GIRLS’ INDOOR FOOTBALL HEATS 4/5

Wednesday 28.02.2018
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ALLIANZ CUMANN Na mBUNSCOL

 GIRLS’ INDOOR FOOTBALL HEAT 4: Cookstown

 

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thir Eoghain today held the fourth heat of six scheduled heats in the annual 5-a-side Girls’ Indoor Gaelic Football for Tyrone primary schools in Cookstown Leisure Centre. A total of 10 schools competed for the honour of winning this heat. The format of the day’s play saw the 10 team captains select a number to draw their schools into one of two sections. As was the case in previous heats, an extremely high level of skill and sporting behaviour was exhibited from all involved.

Section ‘A’ contained teams from St. Joseph’s P.S. Galbally, debutants Gaelscoil Eoghain, Chorra Chríochach, St. Mary’s P.S. Pomeroy, and Sacred Heart P.S. Rock. These gallant girls gave it their all in an effort to progress further in the tournament but fell just short of their target. Meanwhile, an unbeaten St. Patrick’s P.S. Donaghmore registered a 100% record with 4 wins from 4 to impressively seal their place in the day’s final.

Section ‘B’ comprised schools from St. Patrick’s P.S. Mullinahoe, Ardboe, the local Holy Trinity P.S. Cookstown, and St. Mary’s P.S. Dunamore. These girls played their hearts out, but just missed out on qualifying. Hard luck! With 3 wins apiece, it was a winner-takes-all match between St. Joseph’s P.S. Killeenan and St. Peter’s P.S. Moortown. This was a real ding-dong clash with the Killeenan girls getting off to a flying start. However, the Moortown girls hit back to book a berth in the heat final. This was a real tough-luck story for Killeenan, but they can be very proud of their tremendous efforts on the day.

The final was to prove a real cracker between St. Patrick’s P.S. Donaghmore (coached by Master Harte) and St. Peter’s P.S. Moortown (coached by Orla McCusker). This was the ultimate showcase in girls’ football. It had everything: goals, blocks, saves – the lot!

As things transpired, it was a 4th goal from St. Peter’s that would prove decisive as they won the match on a 4-3 scoreline. Hard lines to a brave, talented Donaghmore team. As for the victors, St. Peter’s P.S. Moortown, they had now secured themselves a place in the county final to be held on Friday 2 March in Cookstown’s MUSA Indoor Arena. Here they will join 5 other qualifying schools in a bid to be crowned Tyrone Champions – we wish them all well.

Finally, we extend our gratitude to Martin Devlin (Referee) for his expert officiating. Master Joe Canavan and Eddie Doris (Allianz Cumann na mBunscol officers) are also thanked for helping ensure the successful running of this wonderful event.

What a day’s football – bring on the county final!

 

 

ALLIANZ CUMANN Na mBUNSCOL

 GIRLS’ INDOOR FOOTBALL HEAT 5: CLONOE

 

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thir Eoghain held the penultimate heat of the annual 5-a-side Girls’ Indoor Gaelic Football for Tyrone primary schools today in Clonoe Community Centre. A total of 7 local schools competed for the honour of winning this heat. The format of the day’s play saw the teams being drawn into two sections. As was the case in previous heats held this week, an extremely high level of skill and sporting behaviour was exhibited from all involved.

Section ‘A’ comprised 4 teams – with each school having three games to play against each other. St. Brigid’s P.S. Brocagh and St. John’s P.S. Moy gave of their best on the day and put on good displays, doing themselves proud in the process. Indeed, the girls from Moy just missed-out on qualifying by one point. Instead, Primate Dixon P.S. Coalisland qualified for the semi-finals alongside St. Patrick’s Roan, Eglish – who won all 3 of their games in impressive style.

Section ‘B’ saw an múinteoir, Páraic Martin, mentor his charges Gaelscoil Uí Néill, Cluain Eo. However, despite their best efforts, it was St. John’s P.S. Kingsisland and St. Patrick’s P.S. Annaghmore who made the semi’s as Group runners-up and winners, respectively.

Our First semi was a goal fest as Roan and Kingsisland slugged it out in a 7-goal thriller. Unluckily for Master O’ Neill’s attacking St. John’s, it was the formidable Eglish girls who prevailed 5-2 to seal their heat final berth. In contrast, our second semi-final was a cagey affair in what was a local derby. By the odd goal in three, the honours went to Annaghmore 2-1 after a brave challenge from Primate Dixon (mentored by Mrs. Roisin McGivern).

The 3rd place play-off between Kingsisland and Primate Dixon was a classic clash and, fittingly, finished in a thrilling 3-3 draw. Great stuff girls!

The Heat Final pitched the last two undefeated teams together: Roan and Annaghmore. Both teams gave it everything to get the upper hand. Try as they may, Mrs. H. Lavery’s brave Annaghmore girls couldn’t respond to an early Roan goal blitz. However, these girls had a great tournament and look to be a team for the future.

Jubilant scenes greeted the final whistle as a proud Master S. Mone saw his excellent Eglish girls clinch victory and, more importantly, a place in the county final next month in Cookstown’s MUSA Indoor Arena. Incidentally, Roan have now reached all 4 of our Co. Finals: Hurling, Camogie (Winners) and boys’ and girls’ football. This is some achievement. We congratulate these talented girls and wish them well. Maith sibh!

Finally, we extend our gratitude to Martin Devlin (Referee) for his expert officiating. Patrick McGivern and Eddie Doris (Cumann na mBunscol officers) are also thanked for helping ensure the successful running of this event.

What a wonderful day’s football – bring on the county final!

 

 

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