After a hugely-exciting and hard-fought final, St. Mary’s PS Teemore missed out on capturing the division 3 boys league title by the narrowest of margins against St. Ninnidh’s Primary School, Derrylin, in the Cumann na mBunscol finals.
The Teemore boys missed out by a narrow one-point victory, following the third period of extra time. After the conclusion of normal time, the full score was Derrylin 4 goals-3points to Teemore 4 goals-3points. A very tight and intense match with great sporting skill from both teams. The first round of extra time of three minutes each half, resulted in one point for each team. A further second round of extra time resulted in Teemore 2 goals, Derrylin 1 goal and 3 points. With both teams in close contention for the trophy, officials decided on a ‘next score wins’ period. Unfortunately for Teemore, Derrylin scored a point in the first two minutes of the game. Scores for St. Mary’s came from Eoin Mc Caffrey, Adam Mc Caffrey and Brandon Beattie.
What an enterprising display all around, with fantastic skill and talent demonstrated by both sides. Unfortunately, Teemore were unlucky at the end. But the boys from St. Mary’s can hold their heads up high, with their skill, determination, team spirit and pride in their school and home place, very much in evidence. In the days prior to the game, these local Knockninny parish friends (and rivals!) wished each other well for a fair and sporting game, and there is no doubt that the future of Gaelic football in South West Fermanagh is bright, as evidenced by those fortunate enough to witness this hugely-enthralling spectacle, gifted to us by the young footballers of Teemore and Derrylin!
Jason Hughes, Oisin Donohoe, Conor Mc Cusker, Sean Maguire,Eoin Mc Caffrey,Adam McCaffrey,Cahir Drumm,Brandon Beattie,Seanni Owens,Eoin Rice,Lorcan Fitzpatrick,Vincent Cox,Caleb Bryson, Emmett Maguire