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Indoor Hurling Finals a great success in Tyrone   23/01/2020

In recent years we have had some terrific Co. Finals to enjoy, and this one was no different…

Once the draw was conducted, the schools from St. Patrick’s P.S. Annaghmore, St. Colmcille’s P.S. Carrickmore and St. John’s P.S. Kingsisland and all hurled brilliantly but, despite this, they just didn’t quite make the knock-out stages. Well played lads, you did your school and yourselves proud!

          St. Ronan’s P.S. Recarson, our defending Champions from 2019, topped Section ‘A’ with a perfect win record to book a semi-final berth against the Section ‘B’ runners-up: Roan St. Patrick’s P.S. As former champions, the Roan lads fought heroically but succumbed to a powerful Recarson team who booked their place in the final for a second successive year.

          The second semi-final saw the Section ‘B’ winners, Gaelscoil Aodha Rua, Dún Geanainn, take on the Section ‘A’ runners-up St. Lawrence’s P.S. Fintona. Try as they may, it just wasn’t to be for Dungannon as the Fintona boys made it through to the Final.

          The scene was now set for the Co. Final between Fintona and Recarson.

Both teams served up an absolute classic. It was an epic match, brimming with top-rate hurling. As the full-time whistle sounded, the scoreline read 3-1 to the defending Champions: St. Ronan’s P.S. Recarson.

St. Lawrence’s Fintona, on the other hand, played brilliantly to reach a County Final and winning themselves a Silver county medal as runners-up was thoroughly deserved.

Ultimately, though, the St. Ronan’s boys from Recarson - under the charge of coaching maestro Kevin Cunningham – collected the coveted title, trophy and their boxed gold medals, before being duly crowned worthy Allianz Cumann na mBunscol ‘Indoor Hurling’ back-to-back Tyrone Champions 2020!

A special word of thanks goes to all accompanying teachers and team mentors. Our appreciation also goes to our referees (County coaches) Colm Dillon, Damhlaic Rush and Ethan McNally, under the stewardship of county GDM Brian Laverty. To Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain official, Mickey Quinn, for co-ordinating today’s final, a huge word of thanks.

St. Ronan’s P.S. Recarson now have the honour of representing Tyrone in April’s Ulster Hurling Finals in Magherafelt Meadowbank Arena. Ádh mór!

A truly memorable – and historic - day for all involved. Maith sibh go léir!


         






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