Mc Keever Sports Schools Competition Update

  Date : 11/02/2011 14:09

In spite of the time lost due to inclement weather before Christmas, the schools competitions are currently reaching the final stages.

In the Senior A competition the semi finalists are St Catherine’s Armagh v St Joseph’s Donaghmore and Loreto Omagh v St Louis Monaghan.

In the Senior B, Assumption Ballynahinch will Play Dean Maguirc from Carrickmore in the last quarter final on 24th February and the winners of this game will meet Loreto Letterkenny in the semi final. The other semi final pairing is St Genevieve’s Belfast and St Mary’s Magherafelt

In the Senior C Loreto Milford awaits the result of the quarter final between Rathmore Belfast and Holy Cross Strabane to learn who they will meet in the Ulster semi final. St Louis Carrickmacross and Our Lady’s Newry have already earned their semi final places.

In the U16A competition, St Patrick’s Academy, last year’s All Ireland winners, will meet the runners up from group 1 in the semi final while Mount Lourdes will meet the winners of Group 1

In the U16B competition the semi finalists are now known with Assumption Ballynahinch preparing to meet Moville in the first semi final while Our Lady’s Newry will face Dean Maguirc from Carrickmore.

In the U16C competition there are a number of matches still to be played in the group stages and it is likely that some of these will be declared void as the quarter finals are due to be played at the end of the month and the semi finals are scheduled for 11th March.  Rosses Community College are the only school to have qualified for the semi finals.

 In the U16D competition St Paul’s Kilrea have reached the quarter finals as have St Mary’s Limavady and Deele College Raphoe. The latter two could not be separated in the group stages and it was decided that they should both go through to the quarter finals. It is possible that there will be some matches in this competition declared void if the end of the month deadline is passed. 

24ú Feabhra 2010 - Ulster Schools

St Genevieve's recently welcomed some news from Ulster Fixtures secretary Mary Keegan that they are still in the under 16 competition. Unknown to teachers and pupils the top 2 teams from each group qualify for the latter stages of the competition and as St Genevieve's were placed second they now have another chance to progress to the final. They now await news of their opponents and date of this fixture. Good luck girls!!!

1ú Mí na Nollaig 2009 - Ulster Schools

All Ireland U-16 finalists 2009 St Genevieve's made a shock exit in the early rounds of the competition by failing to qualify for the Ulster final. St Paul's Bessbrook came out victorious as both teams had to endure tough extreme weather conditions. St Genevieve's hope their U-19 squad do better or the school will have little silverware to display this year.

5ú Aibrean 2009 - Pat the Baker All Ireland Schools  Final

St Genevieve's bid for All Ireland success ended in disappointment. The West Belfast school traveled to Newbridge, Kildare with over 500 pupils and teachers also making the journey. The girls got off to a great start taking the first point in the opening minute, but this was to be their only score of the half as previous winners St Joseph's dominated mid field as Kerry senior player Lorraine Scanlon controlled and dictated the play. Whilst a disappointing end for St Genevieve's hope can be taken from the fact that the majority of the panel do have another 2-3 years at this level.

Victory for St Genevieve's

St. Genevieve’s became the first ever Belfast school to reach a ladies All Ireland final as they seen off Calasanctius College, Oranmore 4-7 to 3-5 in the U16C semi final. The Ulster winners led at the break 2-4 to 0-4, the goals coming from Siobhan Bell. Early in the second half the Galway side reduced the lead to just two points and was then awarded a penalty. Lauren Gray in the Genevieve goal saved the spot kick and her side then pushed on for a famous victory. Bell completed her hat-trick while center forward Kirsty McGuinness was the other goal scorer.