Following on from their success in last month’s regional finals, yesterday our Year 11 boys achieved a stunning victory in the IFA National Futsal Championships.
As with the regional round, our success is made all the more impressive by the fact the boys were competing against schools with larger intakes and yet won all of their games:
Win: 4-1 vs Holy Cross
Win: 4-3 vs Lagan
Win: 1-0 vs Abbey CC
Win: 6-1 vs Cullybackey
Final: 5-1 vs Lagan
Captained by Conal King, the team comprised Cameron Eakins, Sam Hamilton, Luke McCafferty, Xavier Rooney, Andrew Shannon and Calum Simmons. Credit to Conor O’Hare as well who was in the regional squad but unable to join his teammates yesterday.
Calum deserves an additional mention for finishing the tournament with ten goals and the Golden Boot Award.
Seamus Heath, IFA representative for Newry, Mourne & Down praised the College on Twitter: “A sporting school that delivers”
Our thanks go to Mr Dagen, Mr Milligan and Mr Keown for coaching and supporting the team.
This is a fantastic achievement and the College’s first football trophy in recent years. Plans are now afoot for the team to go on and represent Northern Ireland in an international tournament in the New Year.