Allianz Ireland Cumann na mBunscoil Indoor Hurling Blitz
Mount St Michael’s Randalstown were the victors as the Allianz Ireland Cumann na mbunscoil indoor hurling competition returned to the Antrim Forum.
Seven schools competed throughout the day namely, St Brigid’s Ballymena, St Joseph’s Crumlin, Gaelscoil Ghleann Darach, Mount St Michael’s, St Patrick’s Rasharkin, Mary Queen of Peace and Moneynick. The skill, competitiveness and sportsmanship on display was a credit to each and every one of the schools.
The group stages saw six games for each with plenty of quality hurling on view. Emerging from the group to compete in the semi-finals were Mount St Michael’s, Mary Queen of Peace, St Joseph’s Crumlin and Gaelscoil Ghleann Darach.
The first semi-final began as a tight, cagy affair with Mount St Michael’s eventually overcoming a talented and spirited Gaelscoil team.
The second semi was an end to end, tough but fair encounter that saw St Joseph’s Crumlin emerge victorious over Mary Queen of Peace with the winning goal coming seconds before the final whistle.
The day culminated in victory for a strong, skilful and determined Mount St Michael’s team, congratulations to them and well done to all involved in a great days hurling.