The Cummann na mBunscol blitz took place this morning in glorious sunshine at Fr O’Hara park.
Four girls teams took part including Tavaneena, Cloonlyn and Charlestown national schools.
Both St Attractas'(Charlestown) and Cloonlyn made it to the final, where both teams had to set aside their Sarsfields’ allegiances with St Attrachtas’ narrowly coming out on top.
In the boys group, six schools were involved: St Attractas’, Tavaneena, Kilkelly, Taverane, Cloonlyn and Barnacogue.
The Tavaneena boys gave a good account of themselves, but its was St Attractas’ and Cloonlyn who progressed to the final.
This proved to be a gripping game as both sides were evenly matched troughout. Conor Gavaghan was is scoring form in attack while Conor McArdle and Kasper Gawalkiewicz were well marshalled by Cloonlyns’ Michael Marren and Kevin McCormick in midfield. Kilian Hanley-Marren, Daniel Harrington and Ryan Maye let little by them in the Cloonlyn defense and their Charlestown counterparts Oran Duffy, Gavin Honeyman and Michael Honeyman were equally stingy.
At the end of normal time all was level, but the St Attractas’ boys pulled away in the first period of extra time. Cloonlyn would not give up easily, but in the end Charlestown had fresh faces to call on from the bench, and this proved the difference.
Both sets of teachers can be very proud of their teams performances and along with Tavaneena, there is a lot of footballing talent in the Sarsfield pipeline.
St Attractas’ boys and girls can look forward to the next round against Carracastle and Kilmovee respectivly.