Heavyweights set to collide in block-buster semi-final

By Niall Gartland THE last two MacRory Cup champions go head-to-head in a blockbuster semi-final clash this Friday evening in Coalisland with the meeting of Omagh CBS and St Mary’s, Magherafelt. The ‘Brothers’ booked their spot in the last four with a hard-earned victory over Our Lady’s, Castleblayney, while their opponents ground out an impressive […]

Glenelly out to seize the initiative

GLENELLY manager Diarmuid McNulty believes at least eight teams are in with a chance of winning the Pat Darcy Cup as his side get set to meet Augher in the preliminary round of the Tyrone Junior Championship this Saturday afternoon. That long journey to a potential title starts this weekend with the St Joseph’s keen […]

McNulty: Players should aim for the stars

By Barry O’Donnell FUTURE appearances at Croke Park in the county jersey are a realistic ambition for members of his successful All-Ireland winning Schools squad, according to Omagh CBS manager Diarmaid McNulty. Basking in the glow of the Brothers superb Hogan Cup final showing against Summerhill College of Sligo on St Patrick’s Day, the Gortin […]

Owens proud of Omagh invincibles

By Niall Gartland OMAGH CBS star Conor Owens says their one-sided semi-final victory over reigning All-Ireland champions Naas CBS instilled the team with belief that they could do likewise in the final. That’s exactly how it transpired as they dismantled Summerhill College last Friday on an eye-watering  scoreline of 6-16 to 3-8, the 17  points […]

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 […]

Omagh CBS preparing for shot at Hogan Cup glory

By Shaun Casey SOME say three’s a crowd, but the Omagh CBS management team of Diarmaid McNulty, Ciaran McBride and Pat McNabb have found the perfect balance. The trio guided their school to the MacRory Cup title in February and are preparing for a shot at the Hogan Cup this weekend. “It does work well,” […]

Omagh’s McCullagh targets Hogan glory after destruction of holders

By Barry O’Donnell ON the back of their brilliant demolition job on the holders last weekend, Omagh CBS attacker Ruairi McCuallgh believes there is no reason why they can’t now succeed Naas as the All-Ireland Schools champions. The Tyrone boys went to town against their shell-shocked Kildare opponents on Saturday at Clones emerging as resounding […]