At the double! St. Patrick’s & St. Brigid’s Ballycastle who were winners of the Cumann na mBunscol camogie and hurling at the Antrim finals in Antrim Forum on Tuesday
CUMMAN NA MBUNSCOL
Antrim All-County Finals
The top primary schools in the county met up at the Antrim Forum to determine the indoor champions for 2017/2018 across four of Gaelic games codes on Tuesday February 20th. The champions and runners up of South Antrim, North Antrim and South West Antrim were all there keen to gain the top prize and be crowned county champions.
The first competition to be decided was the camogie with St Mary’s Portglenone, St. Patrick’s and St.Bridgit’s Ballycastle, Gaelscoil Na Bhfal, Bunscoil Phobal Feirste all competing. The two Belfast schools hurled tremendously however it was their country cousins who proved top dogs in this competeition. When the Ballycastle girls and the Portglenone girls met there was only the bear minimum between them with the Ballycastle girls retaining the trophy after defeating St.Mary’s 2-1.
The hurling had: Mary Queen of Peace Glenravel, Bunscoil Phobal Fierste, St. Patrick’s and St.Bridgit’s Ballycastle, Holy Child Belfast competing. This was far more clear cut in terms of the young men from the ‘castle railroading over the other teams in the competition and finishing out convincing winners and county champions. There was nothing between the other three teams in the competition and their games were very tight affairs.
Holy Trinity, Belfast winners of the girls football and Bunscoil Phobal Fierste winners of the boys football
The girls’ football like the camogie was a tight affair with only one goal separating the champions and the runners up in the competition. Teams from: Holy Trinity Belfast, Creggan, St John the Baptist Belfast, Mount St Michael’s Randalstown played against each other with the final game pairing up the two unbeaten teams of Creggan and Holy Trinity Belfast. The Belfast girls emerged as victors but really the game could have went either way.
The last competition of the day saw three teams compete for the title: Bunscoil Phobal Fierste, Holy Trinity Belfast and St. Joseph’s Crumlin compete to become indoor boy’s county champions. The two Belfast teams proved too strong for their SW rivals and when the two city teams came head to head they served up a classic with the Bunscoil scoring a goal at the death to win not only that match but ultimately the competition as they went on to defeat St. Joseph’s in the final game of the day.
Congratulations to all the teams who qualified to take part and special congratulations to all the winners on the day. Many thanks to the referees Simon Mc Crory and Jarlath O’Donnell and also to our sponsors. The boys girls now have the outdoor sevens to look forward to.