AVIVA HEALTH FAI Primary School Longford 5 a side Finals 2014
City Calling Stadium Wednesday April 9th
A record number of teams entered the AVIVA HEALTH FAI schools Longford 5-a- side competition this year. Competition was keen in all sections with last year’s finalists Fermoyle (Boy’s A Cup) and Stonepark (Girl’s A Cup) making a welcome return to home soil albeit with different squads of players. The round robin format applied in all sections and the after 14 teams participated in the girl’s A cup Stonepark (with victories over Drumlish B, Melview Hawks and Colehill) and Melview Eagles (with victories over Fermoyle, Abbeylara and Colmcille) qualified for the final; In the girl’s B Cup five teams from Edgeworthstown, Ballymahon and Newtownforbes competed with Scoil Mhuire Newtownforbes emerged undefeated.
In the boy’s A cup five teams from Abbeylara ,Cloontagh, Fermoyle and Kenagh participated. This was a very hard fought contest with Kenagh eventually winning on goal difference. The boy’s B cup was as competitive as ever with 24 teams participating. Following the round robin format Ballymahon, Killoe, Melview and Stonepark qualified for the semi-finals. Both games were close in the first half, however in the first semi- final Melviewled 2 1 at the break and took control in the second half to win 5 1. The second semi-final was nail biting with Killoe taking an early lead, Stonepark equalized just before half time, in the second half Killoe looked stronger at the beginning and scored a second. Stonepark fought back and went on to win 3-2 with their keeper pulling off a string of great saves.
Well done to all who participated. We look forward to seeing everyone back in action next time!
Longford Winners & Runners-Up in each section:
Boys A Cup Winners: St. Dominic’s, Kenagh Runner’s up: Fermoyle
Boys B Cup Winners: Melview N.S. Runner’s up: Stonepark
Boys C Cup Winners: Killoe Runner’s up: Ballymahon
Girls A Cup Winners: Melview Runner’s up: Stonepark
Girls B Cup Winners: Scoil Mhuire Newtownforbes Runner’s up: St. Mary’s Edgeworthstown
Mark Connors Longford Town FC under 19 manager greeted the finalists and presented awards to winners on what was a very exciting day for all involved!
Winners in each section will represent Longford in the North Leinster finals in the MDL Grounds, Navan on May 6th.
Report courtesy Carmel Browne Longford Co-ordinator