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St. Brigid’s Primary School Sixmilecross

Cumman Bunscoil Indoor Football Loughview Centre Dungannon

4th Feb 2020




        Allianz Cumann na mBunscol held the sixth heat of its 5-a-side Boys’ Indoor Gaelic Football for primary schools today in the superb Loughview Centre, Dungannon. Seven local schools entered teams for this qualifying heat, which produced a sensational level of skill and great sportsmanship from all.

          The format of the day’s play was based on two sections (A & B) of 4 and 3 school teams, respectively. Huge credit must go to the teams from St. Macartan’s P.S. Clogher; St. Patrick’s P.S. Aughadarragh, and St. Mary’s P.S. Fivemiletown - all of whom battled gallantly in competition but fell just short of qualifying for the semi-finals despite their valiant efforts. These players were worthy representatives of their schools and local clubs. Well done, lads!

     Section ‘A’ saw St. Mary’s P.S. Cabragh top the group with a perfect 3 wins out of 3. With 2 good wins, St. Brigid’s P.S. Altamuskin became ‘A’ runners-up. Consequently, both schools qualified for the semi-finals.

     In Section ‘B’, St. Mary’s P.S. Ballygawley recorded a 100% win record to top the section and reach the semi-finals. St. Malachy’s P.S. Glencull sealed a semi-final berth as Section ‘B’ runners-up.

The first semi-final saw Cabragh maintain their unblemished record as they overcame Master Darren Canavan’s gallant Glencull boys. Thus, Damien Ball and Master McCreesh had made the Heat final with their Cabragh lads.

The second semi proved to be a real ding-dong parish affair as Ballygawley and Altamuskin provided us with an absolute classic! With the game finishing level (3-3) at full-time, extra-time was needed. As things transpired, Philip Hughes saw his courageous Altamuskin boys go down by a single goal as their near neighbours, Ballygawley, made the final 4-3 (AET).