The concluding stages of the Markey Cup have been thrown into disarray following a ruling from The Ulster Council. The ruling came after Sacred Heart College Omagh appealed to The Ulster Council regarding the arrangements for deciding on the qualifiers from their group. In previous years score difference was used to decide the qualifiers but the Omagh school appealed against this. As a result of their appeal being upheld the match between Holy Trinity and St. Ciaran’s down for decision on Tuesday will no longer be a semi final but will instead be the first in a series of play-off games involving all three schools.
The losers of Tuesday’s game will now play Sacred Heart on Friday with the winners playing the Omagh College next Tuesday. The top two teams from this series of games will progress to the semi final of the competition. Points and score difference will be used to decide on the two teams to qualify.