ALLIANZ Cumann na mBunscol
BOYS’ INDOOR FOOTBALL HEAT 4: OMAGH
Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain held the fourth Heat of its annual Boys’ Indoor Football 5-a-side competition in Omagh’s Station Centre. A total of eight schools competed in another action-packed day of tremendous football providing thrills and skills to a high degree.
Teachers helped draw the teams into two groups of 4. Section ‘A’ featured St. Colmcille’s P.S. Carrickmore; St. Catherine’s P.S. Strabane; St. Mary’s P.S. Strabane and St. Dympna’s P.S. Dromore. The lads from Strabane played tremendously throughout but they just missed out on progression despite their worthy efforts. Instead, Carrickmore topped the section with 3 wins from 3 followed by runners-up Dromore picking up a brace of wins. Both of these schools, therefore, secured a semi-final place.
Section ‘B’ comprised St. Conor’s P.S. Omagh; St. Patrick’s P.S. Castlederg; St. Patrick’s P.S. Newtownstewart and Holy Family P.S. Omagh. St. Conor’s topped the section with a couple of wins, and they were joined in the semi-finals by group runners-up Holy Family P.S. (after a tense 2-1 play-off win over a classy Newtownstewart). Castlederg played some great stuff but just came up short on progressing by a single point.
We were now ready for the semi-finals. A talented Holy Family P.S. Omagh took on Carrickmore in an excellent game. Carmen, however, prevailed 3-1 to earn their place in the heat final whilst maintaining their 100% record.
A battling St. Conor’s pushed St. Dympna’s all the way before the Omagh lads fell to a 3-1 reverse. Holy Family and St. Conor’s both deserve enormous credit.
Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain held the fourth Heat of its annual Boys’ Indoor Football 5-a-side competition in Omagh’s Station Centre. They now proudly advance to the Tyrone Co. Finals to be held in March.
We wish them well. Ádh mór oraibh!