Cahal Carvill: Nice guys can finish first

THE MacRory Cup final took place at the weekend to limited fanfare, I am still a strong advocate for this particular competition retaining its St Patrick’s Day status within the GAA calendar. There is no reason to my mind why this had to be changed. At the final whistle on Sunday there was the usual outpouring […]

Fired-up Farry sums up Omagh belief

By Barry O’Donnell WORKRATE and character were the key traits in the successful march to MacRory Cup glory by Omagh CBS, according to defender Nathan Farry. The Trillick defender’s dogged determination in the tackle and dynamic bursts from deep have stood out during this season’s campaign and he again demonstrated his value to the cause […]

Clean sweep for Tyrone schools

By Niall Gartland COMPLETING a clean sweep in Ulster Schools’ U-19 tournaments paints a very rosy picture as far as Tyrone underage football is concerned. Omagh CBS, St Joseph’s Donaghmore and the Dean Maguirc have been in celebratory mode following their deserved triumphs over the course of the last week. Memories to last a lifetime […]

McElhatton one of Cookstown’s shining lights

By Niall Gartland MICHAEL McElhatton has been one of the shining lights in Holy Trinity’s run to Sunday’s MacRory Cup final, but he knows they’ll get nothing easy in their third match of the campaign against a Tyrone school. Holy Trinity came up against a formidable St Patrick’s, Dungannon team twice, shading an enthralling semi-final […]

‘Good Vibe’ at the CBS ahead of decider says captain McElholm

By Barry O’Donnell OMAGH CBS captain Eoin McElholm is hopeful that the ‘good spirit and vibe’ which has existed within the MacRory squad for the whole year can help them overcome one final hurdle this weekend. The Brothers had to dig themselves out of a hole in both their MacRory Cup quarter-final and semi-final ties, […]

Recalling the first CBS team to make MacRory mark

By Alan Rodgers THOSE young players of more than 60 years ago travelled by train as they led the way for Omagh CBS in a derby clash which represented the high-point of the school’s initial involvement in the MacRory Cup. Many of the most talented young footballers from the Red Hand County were on duty […]

McKeever hails Holy Trinity heart and determination

By Niall Gartland HE’S an Antrim man by birth, but he’s taught at Holy Trinity for nearly 15 years and is indelibly associated with their rise through the ranks of Ulster Schools Football. John McKeever will be on the sidelines for the second MacRory Cup final running, and this time around he hopes there will […]

Team ethos key says Omagh CBS boss McNulty

By Niall Gartland CLUBS spanning the length and breadth of the catchment area are represented on the Omagh CBS panel, something that they’ve turned into a real asset according to their joint-manager Diarmaid McNulty. McNulty won a Hogan Cup during his own schooldays at ‘the Brothers’ back in 2007, kicking three points in the final […]

Omagh put unbeaten record on the line

By Barry O’Donnell OMAGH CBS manager Diarmaid McNulty felt his side showed they have it in their arsenal to grind out a victory if need be in the previous round of the MacRory Cup. The Brothers face Patrician High School, Carrickmacross in the last four this Saturday afternoon in Duffy Park, Monaghan (in 2pm) aiming […]

Belief building for underdogs Patrician High

By Kieran Lynch FEW would have predicted that last year’s MacLarnon Cup champions Patrician High School, Carrickmacross would reach this year’s MacRory Cup semi-final, but they’re not here to make up the numbers says manager Paddy Martin. A surprise victory over St Ronan’s, Lurgan set Patrician up to qualify from their group, and after that […]