It’s busy times in the Vocational Schools football scene with no fewer than five Tyrone sides set to taste action in Ulster over the next week or so. First up are the St.Ciarans U14 side who will hope to reach the McDevitt Cup final when they cross swords with Donegal champions St.Columba’s Glenties at Castlederg on Friday [12.00]. On Tuesday it’s the turn of St.Joseph’s Coalisland as they attempt to make it through to the Arthurs Cup U16 decider. Their opponents are also from Donegal with Rosses Community School Dungloe standing in their way. The Donegal lads were certainly in top form when hammering Inver College Carrickmacross at Dromore on Thursday afternoon. David McCarron hit 1-7 with Chris Greene helping himself to 1-3 as they won 2-17 to 0-1.
The U18 Markey Cup has also reached the business end of things with Tyrone having three representatives in the quarter finals. Last season’s runners up St.Patrick’s Dungannon go into the Lion’s den on Tuesday afternoon when they face Carrick in Ballybofey in what is a repeat of their meeting at the same stage of the competition last year. Holy Trinity Cookstown come up against Ballybay CC while St.Ciaran’s Ballygawley face reigning champions St.Malachy’s Castlewellan with both those games perhaps taking place towards the end of next week.