Nearly 200 students battled it out in an exciting day of football at the St. Patrick’s Grammar School pitches recently - with 2 worthy teams receiving silverware on the day. Abbey Grammar School, Newry, claimed the senior title defeating an unlucky St. Patrick’s, Armagh side. St. Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon, beat a strong St. Ronan’s, Lurgan, side in the shield final.
The successful event was highly competitive and the feedback from the participating schools was excellent – many hoping it could become an annual event.
The blitz was organised and run by a group of A-level Sports Science and Active Leisure Industry students, from St. Patrick’s Grammar School, as part of their A2 coursework under the watchful eye of Mr Matthew McGleenan, Head of Physical Education at the Armagh school. Mr McGleenan praised his students for their hard work and dedication in preparation for the event and their co-ordination of the games on the day. On behalf of the A-level students, Mr McGleenan thanked all the teachers and Year 8 students for their involvement and participation in the event.
The A-level students gave a special mention to the event sponsors; GAA store for their sponsorship that helped fund for catering and equipment and a final special word of thanks to the school staff and cooks for all their work in catering for the school teachers and event organisers.
- A St. Ronan's forward kicks the ball over the bar.
- A Year 8 from Abbey Grammar School, Newry, competes with a St Paul’s, Bessbrook, player for the ball.
- Cup winners: Abbey Grammar School, Newry.
- Shield winners: St Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon.