All-Ireland glory for St.Michael’s Boys NS Trim in Aviva Stadium Dublin!!!

                                        Pics courtesy Martin Costello

Click here for You Tube clip of Aaron Lynch goal in Aviva Stadium

Arriving outside

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Celebrations

 

CollageAaron Lynch in action

WINNERS:                             St. Michael’s NS, Trim, Meath

RUNNER UP:                      St. Columba’s BNS, Douglas, Cork

THIRD PLACE:                    St. Patrick’s BNS, Castlebar, Mayo

 FOURTH PLACE:                Scoil Íosagain, Buncrana, Inishowen, Donegal    

 Click here for clip of celebrations at the final whistle

  PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Oisin Devlin, St. Michael’s NS, Trim,Co. Meath

 RESULTS

 St. Columba’s 5-2 St. Patrick’s  Scoil Iosagain 2-10 St. Michael’s

 St. Columba’s 2-4 St. Michael’s    Scoil Iosagain 2-3 St. Patrick’s

 St. Columba’s 6-0 Scoil Iosagain  St. Patrick’s 4-5 St. Michael’s

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

St Michael’s NS, Meath

3

1

0

0

5

4

2

0

0

14

4

11

6

2

St Columba’s, Cork

3

1

0

1

7

6

1

0

0

6

0

7

4

3

St Patrick’s, Mayo

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

9

12

-3

2

4

Scoil Iosagain, Donegal

3

0

0

3

4

19

0

0

0

0

0

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The ‘C’ Section for large schools was claimed by St. Michael’s NS, Trim in a hugely entertaining series of games. The winners had a ding dong battle in the final game of the day with third place finishers St. Patrick’s NS, Castlebar to take top spot 5-4. The Meath lads battled from 3-1 down to claim the victory. St. Michael’s are the third School to win gold at this level following success in 2005 for Rathbeggan in the ‘B’ Section and most recently for Athboy’s O’Growney’s NS in 2012 also in the ‘B’ Section. St. Michael’s made history by becoming the first Meath School to win a National title for the second time, as  much to the delight of Eoin Joyce and Martin Costello.

Silver medallists St. Columba’s kicked off proceedings with a 5-2 win over Castlebar’s St. Patrick’s BNS. A hat-trick from inform Jaze Kabia and two from Conor Russell gave the Cork side a wonderful start. Mayo’s scorers were Jason Haigh and Liam Whyte.

 The second game produced twelve goals with Meath’s St. Michael’s finding their form early on. Goals from Oisin Devlin (6), Cian Lee (1), Luke Walsh Byrne (1), Paraic Costelloe (1) and Aaron Lynch (1) could not be equalled by the Donegal outfit as Aaron McDaid and Matthew Mulhalland netted for Scoil Iosagain.

 St. Michael’s produced another wonderful performance to take the points off St. Columba’s. Oisin Devlin (1), Luke Walsh Byrne (1) and Aaron Lynch (2) added to their goal tally while Rory Doyle (1) and Jaze Kabia (1) registered for Cork.

 St. Patrick’s of Castlebar claimed a 3-2 result against the Ulster side Scoil Iosagain. Dylan Felle (1), Liam Whyte (1) and Jason Haigh (1) were the goal scorers for Mayo as Aaron McDaid (1) and Matthew Doherty (1) got on the score sheet for Donegal.

 The penultimate game in this section produced a wonderful display from St. Columba’s against a tired Scoil Iosagain. Evan Donlon (1), Conor Russell (1), Joe O’Connell (1) and a hat-trick from Rory Doyle were even to see of the Buncrana boys.The last game saw St. Michael’s claim two valuable points as they came out 5-4 victors over a gallant Castlebar outfit. A hat-trick from Oisin Devlin and goals from Luke Walsh Byrne and Luke Mahon outclassed the hat-trick from Liam Whyte and Brian Walsh (1) to take top spot.It was fitting that Oisin Devlin was named as Player of the Tournament following an excellent outing for the Trim youngster.

Report courtesy Diane Fay www.fais.ie

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St.Michael’s Boys NS Trim win Leinster Title of Aviva Health FAI Schools 5 -a-side‏‏

Aviva Health FAI Primary School 5's - Leinster Finals
There was great excitement at the MDL grounds in Navan when St.Michael’s Boys National School in Trim were crowned Leinster Champions in The Aviva Health FAI  Primary Schools 5 -a-side. The Trim school,managed by Eoin Joyce  won all three games in the Section C for large schools ,firstly against Wexford team Kennedy Park by 4-1,then against St.Joseph’s Kilcock(Kildare) again by 4-1 and finally beating Dublin Champions,Holy Child Larkhill by 5-0 with a huge local support adding greatly to the electric atmosphere on the day.
 
St. Michael’s now advance to the All-Ireland Finals to be played at the Aviva Stadium for the very first time on Sat 25th May.Trim will be hoping to emulate the success of Athboy NS who won National honours last year and the St.Michael’s team from 1996 which also won the All-Ireland and included current Hibernian player,Timmy Clancy.
 
Such is the talent in the St.Michael’s team that  several of the squad have already attracted cross-channel interest with players due to go on trial this month with Dundee Utd ! Keeper Conor Hallinan was outstanding in each one of the three games but particularly in the first two,when he pulled off several crucial saves against Kennedy Park  and also against St.Joseph’s Kilcock. Top goalscorers on the day were strikers Oisín Devlin, Aaron Lynch & Cian Lee who showed telepathic understanding at times with Devlin being described by many as player of the tourament on the day! Midfielder Luke Walsh Byrne was another to impress as he provided most of the assists on the day while defenders Paraic Costello and Luke Mahon were solid throughout and thwarted the skillful Kilcock side at crucial times in the second game. Dylan Farrell was an excellent impact sub as he was outstanding in all three games.
 
The Leinster Cup was presented by Aviva Health,Executive Sales Director,Alan Kavanagh from Navan,and by Ireland U-19 central midfielder,Kealan Dillon an ex-Athboy Community School player
ST.MICHAEL’S TRIM .1.Conor Hallinan 2.Paraic Costello 3.Luke Mahon 4.Luke Walsh Byrne 5. Oisín Devlin 6.Aaron Lynch7. Cian Lee 8.Dylan Farrell
 

Ardee school win Leinster Title for Louth

 
 
Team Celebrations
It’s a long time since any Louth team has won a Leinster title in any sport! But that’s exactly what Monastery National School, Ardee did yesterday by winning the Leinster Under 13 FAI Five a side soccer competition. Monastery NS entered the Leinster Finals at the MDL grounds Navan as Louth and North Leinster Champions. They faced the Dublin (St. Dominic’s NS, Tallaght), Mid Leinster (Newbridge Educate Together NS, Kildare) and South Leinster (Gaelscoil an Inbhir Mhóir, Arklow, Wicklow) champions.

In the first game they faced St Dominic’s NS, Tallaght and went into an early lead thanks to long range shot from Liam Jackson. A few minutes later his brother Tom Jackson added a second goal. Jonathan Commins scored two more and Liam Jackson added another. Substitute Eddie Quan Ooi bagged another goal leaving a final score of 6 – 1 for Monastery NS. Darragh Mc Coy and Evan Mc Kenna made excellent contributions when they came on as substitutes in the second half. 

Monastery NS now faced their toughest opposition in the South Leinster Champions, Gaelscoil Arklow, Wicklow. From the kick off Jonathan Commins charged down the right wing and smashed a shot into the net.  In goals Gavin Kirk made four outstanding saves as Arklow piled on the pressure.  Liam Jackson and Dónal McKenny defended intensely and kept the Arklow strikers under wraps. Then Dónal McKenny broke from defence and volleyed a shot to the net. Arklow pulled two goals back but two more goals from Jonathan Commins and another from Dónal Mc Kenny made it 5 -2 to Monastery NS at the final whistle.

The third and final game was against Mid Leinster Champions, Newbridge Educate Together, Kildare. Monastery NS needed one more win to secure their place in the all Ireland Finals. They started slowly but overcame Newbridge in a tough physical game by 5 goals to 1. Tom Jackson scored two great goals as did Jonathan Commins. And Liam Jackson who had defended brilliantly all day also scored a goal. To the relief of all the final whistle went and Monastery NS had secured another valuable win. Three games and three wins for the Louth lads saw them crowned Leinster U13 FAI 5 a side soccer champions. They now play in the Leinster colours against the Munster, Connaught and Ulster Champions for the All Ireland title!

The Monastery NS Team was Gavin Kirk, Dónal McKenny (Co-Captain), Liam Jackson (Co-Captain), Tom Jackson, Jonathan Commins, Eddie Bing Quan Ooi, Evan McKenna and Darragh McCoy. Managers Mr Jim Mc Gee and Ms Leanna Cusack now look forward to the All Ireland Finals at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, May 25th.Leinster Champs Ardee

 
 
 
 
 

 

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RESULTS Leinster Finals of Aviva Health FAI Schools 5-a-side

Congratulations to the five winning schools on winning Leinster titles at the MDL in Navan to-day. Winners advance to the All-Ireland Finals on Sat 25th May at The Aviva Stadium in Dublin . Pics to follow.

SECTION A GIRLS  

WINNERS STONEPARK (LONGFORD ) 

 RUNNERS-UP DURROW (OFFALY) 

SECTION A BOYS  

WINNERS  FERMOYLE (LONGFORD)     

  RUNNERS-UP BLACKWATER (WEXFORD)

 SECTION B BOYS  

WINNERS MONASTERY  ARDEE (LOUTH

RUNNERS-UP GAELSCOIL AN INBHIR MHÓIR (WICKLOW)

SECTION B GIRLS  

WINNERS SCOIL MOCHUA (KILDARE)

RUNNERS-UP   ST.FIACC’S (CARLOW)

SECTION C BOYS   

WINNERS ST.MICHAEL’S TRIM (MEATH)

 RUNNERS-UP ST.JOSEPH’S KILCOCK (KILDARE)

Reminder -Directions to the MDL grounds for Leinster Finals 16th May 2013

2001Action from the  first ever game on the All-Weather between St.Oliver's Navan and Bohermeen

Here are the directions to MDL Grounds:

From Dublin: From  M50 in Dublin Take Exit 6 for M3 (Castleknock /Cavan/ Navan). One Toll on M3 (€1.40). Continue as far as EXIT 7(SKRYNE/JOHNSTOWN).

After exiting motorway turn right at top of hill and follow signs for JOHNSTOWN. Continue straight on for 2/3 miles. You will see high traffic lights after Welcome to Navan sign. Take first left after you cross bridge immediately after lights. (You see Willows Chinese Restaurant as you turn).Take second right up the hill and continue out the country until you come to T Junction. Take left. . MDL has red-brick pilllars on left off a short slip road.Look out for FAI Primary Schools 5s sign

From Trim: Take Road for Navan. Continue on this road for 5/6 miles . You will see yellow & green FAI SCHOOLS MEATH sign on left. Slow down after you cross over new bridge (above M3). Look out for small MDL sign on left .MDL grounds are on right side.

St.Francis Xavier girls from Castleknock win Dublin title in Section B Girls

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SFX Girls pictured with coach Ms Meehan

Saint Francis Xavier Senior National School recently entered the Avivia Health FAI primary school 5 a side. This blitz competition took place on Tuesday the 16th of April in Irishtown stadium.

The eight girls representing the school were Rachel Brennan, Eimear Griffin, Amy Leggett, Hannah O Brien, Aoife Douglas, Sophie Browne, Allanah Gavin (Captain) and Clara Deshoulier. They were coached by Ms. Meehan and Ms Carmel Geraghty. The girls won their group outright-winning their first four matches. They then moved onto the quarter finals and triumphed there with a great show from Rachel Brennan. The semi-final certainly brought some drama, ending up in sudden death penalties with Aoife Douglas finding the back of the net to clench victory. We went onto to win the final 1-0 with a fantastic goal from Alannah.

This is the first ever girls soccer team representing Xaviers and they really have made a great impression! The team now go forward to contest the Leinster title in Navan on Thursday 16th of May.

Well done girls, we are very proud!

Thank you to the parents who provided transport on the day and the FAI referees and organisers who made the day so enjoyable for the girls.

Report courtesy Ms Meehan

Kennedy Park (Wexford) win Section C Boys at South Leinster Finals

 Kennedy Park (Wexford) South Leinster WinnersIn the first round we went to Enniscorthy. We played Kennedy Park B and both Scoil Mhuire A and B. We won all of our matches but the toughest game of them all was against Scoil Mhuire A. We were delighted when we won because we knew lots of the boys on the other team.

 In the next round we travelled to Arklow. We played five games in total. We won our first game but then drew our next two. It wasn’t looking good with two games to go. Our teacher then told us that we had to win our next game against Carlow or we were gone. Carlow were undefeated at this stage so we were all a little nervous.

 The game was tough and was 0-0 in the last minute. One of us asked the referee how long was left, “Twenty- five seconds”, was the reply. Then the ball came into play and somehow we got a goal. We were all delighted.

After the game we were told that if we won our final game we would go through to the next round. We started well against the C.B.S and had a 3-0 lead. But soon it was 3-2. We managed to hold on and win 4-2. We were so happy. We fought hard and deserved to go through.  

Report courtesy Shane O’Leary

 

Fermoyle (Longford) through to Leinsters for second successive year

Fermoyle NS
 
This year Fermoyle won the Longford F.A.I Schools 5 A side competition for the third successive year . To qualify for the final at City Calling stadium in Longford we defeated Cloontagh N.S , Clondra N.S , and Kenagh N.S . The final pairing was Fermoyle N.S versus Kenagh N.S . Eventually we defeated Kenagh by five goals to one to qualify for the North Leinster Competition at the MDL Grounds in Navan Co Meath . After three matches we were tired but elated to emerge victorious and qualify for the Leinster Finals for the second successive year .