Up on the wall: Niall McParland

Niall McParland etched his name in history as he captained St Colman’s to the MacRory and Hogan Cup double in 2010. He tells his story to Shaun Casey… FOR every young student that passes through the gates at St Colman’s College, the dream is aways the same. To get their photo up on the wall. […]


Omagh CBS run riot in history-making Hogan Cup final victory

HOGAN CUP FINAL Omagh CBS 6-16 Summerhill College 3-8 OMAGH CBS claimed victory in the Hogan Cup final by a record margin with a sensational victory over Summerhill College at Croke Park this afternoon. The 17-point margin at the final whistle is the most impressive in the competition’s history – and it was perfectly reflective of […]

Breheny aware of Omagh challenge in Hogan Cup showdown

By Michael McMullan VICTORY for Summerhill College in Friday’s Hogan Cup final would be “massive” for football in Sligo insists joint manager Mark Breheny. The Sligo school have nine Connacht titles and Breheny has a link to their only ever Hogan Cup final appearance in 1985. “They lost the Hogan final to Coláiste Chroist Rí,” […]

Owens dreaming of another perfect day for Omagh CBS

By Niall Gartland TALENTED Omagh CBS forward Conor Owens is hoping there’ll be more yet more celebratory scenes for the group after Friday’s Hogan Cup final showdown against Summerhill College, Sligo. The MacRory Cup final win over Holy Trinity will live long in the memory for all involved – not just the game itself but […]

Hogan Cup final an ‘unbelievable’ opportunity – McElholm

By Niall Gartland EXCITEMENT in the corridors of Omagh CBS has reached fever pitch ahead of tomorrow’s Hogan Cup final, and the support hasn’t escaped the attention of team captain Eoin McElholm. McElholm became the first Omagh CBS skipper to lift the MacRory Cup since 2007 when they got the better of Holy Trinity last […]

Conor Glass – destined for stardom

Conor Glass first came to prominence as a prodigiously talented schools footballer at St Patrick’s Maghera. Niall Gartland takes a look back… YOU could almost write a book on Conor Glass’s formative years. Three MacRory Cup titles and one Hogan Cup. Two other appearances in Hogan Cup showdowns, including a hugely controversial red card for […]

St Patrick’s ‘Class of 1997’ graduated with top honours

The Academy claimed historic Ulster and All-Ireland Colleges titles 25 years ago. Three of the players on that Dungannon team speak to Niall Gartland about a campaign they have never forgotten. 25 YEARS ago, St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon won a truly historic MacRory Cup and Hogan Cup double, something never before accomplished by a Tyrone […]

“The Athletic Grounds has an unreal pitch and facilities”

Name: Ronan McCaffrey. Age: 19. Teams played for: Fermanagh u-17s, u-20s and seniors, Teemore Shamrocks, Derrylin O’Connells, St Michael’s College, Enniskillen and Ulster University. Advertisement Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? Athletic Grounds, Armagh. Unreal pitch and facilities. Which opposition ground do you dislike going to and why? Coa O’Dwyers. If you […]