St Mary’s Portglenone made history in Antrim today, winning the Allianz Ireland SW Antrim Cumann na mBunscoil girl’s football competition for the first time.
The progression in LGFA was very much in evidence at St Comgall’s both in the number of schools participating and particularly in the standard of football. A wonderful display of skills, sporting behaviour, team work and fun could be seen throughout the day.
After a hectic morning’s football, 16 teams were whittled down to 8 in the cup competition and 8 in the shield. All the girls were playing plenty of football!
The Semi-finals saw St Mary’s defeat Mt St Michael’s Randalstown and Moneynick over Mary Queen of Peace Glenravel. Over in the shield competition St Brigid’s Ballymena and St Joseph’s Crumlin qualified for the final defeating St Comgalls Antrim and Creggan PS respectively.
The finals saw two outstanding games with very little to choose in both games but there always has to be a winner and St Mary’s Portglenone were the victors in the cup by the narrowest of margins whilst in the shield St Joseph’s Crumlin overcame a rejuvenated St Brigid’s.
An excellent day’s football that will live long in the memory of all involved.