St Colman’s Newry are set for a weekend to celebrate 100 years of football. Kevin Franklin and Cathal Murray are past pupils now teaching in the college. They spoke to Michael McMullan… HOW do you wrap up 100 years of football in one night? That’s the conundrum St Colman’s Newry face this weekend as part […]
By Barry O’Donnell ST JOSEPH’S manager Niall Kelly stated that his side took inspiration from the Tyrone senior team’s display last week, as the Donaghmore school clinched the All-Ireland ‘B’ crown in brilliant fashion in County Mayo on Saturday. Two second half goals from Mattie McNally proved pivotal as St Joseph’s accounted for Abbey CBS of […]
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,” […]
By Niall Gartland DEAN Maguirc manager Gavan McElroy has hailed the commitment and efforts of his players ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final showdown against O’Carolan College of Meath. The Carrickmore school will have had more than a fortnight to prepare for the match after a historic Markey Cup triumph, whereas their opponent’s Leinster final showdown […]
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 […]
Steven Poacher explains why schools football is so crucial.