The two biggest days in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Uladh calendar were celebrated last week as the Indoor Finals in Boys & Girls Football, Camogie & Hurling were held.
Boys’ and girls’ teams from the nine counties of Ulster attended Meadowbank Sports Arena in Magherafelt for a festival of Gaelic sport with lots of excellent skills on display.
The boys from Armagh CBS claimed an historic double by winning the Boys Football title on Tuesday, followed up by winning the Hurling title on Friday. A tremendous achievement! Congratulations to all players, teachers and coaches connected with the school.
The girls from St Brigid’s PS, Tirkane (Slaughtneil) Co Derry secured the Indoor Girls Football Title last Tuesday by defeating Eskra, Co Tyrone in a pulsating final. Indeed, the Tirkane girls were unlucky not to complete an historic double themselves when they fell just short in the Camogie Final, losing 2-1 to St Mary’s PS Portaferry. The Co Down girls played superbly all day and remained undefeated as they powered their way to the Ulster CnmB title.
Speaking after the event, Chair of CnmB Uladh, Pat Mc Givern said: “Thanks to everyone for helping to make our Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Uladh Indoor Finals so successful. Many thanks to Manus O’Donnell for all the work he put in to ensure the smooth running of the competitions.
“My sincere thanks to John McCormack and Doire CnmB for their fantastic work in hosting and running the events over the two days – they were run to the highest of standards. Many thanks to all our school teachers, principals and coaches for continuing to promote Gaelic games in our primary schools. Many thanks to all of our referees who did a fantastic job during our competitions, and to Comhairle Uladh President Ciaran Mc Laughlin for attending our events and making our presentations. Sincerest thanks to him for his continued support.
“Finally, thank-you to all the boys and girls throughout the Province of Ulster for continuing to play and showcase our national games – it was a privilege to witness the high levels of ability throughout our province this year.”