Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Ard Mhacha Indoor Blitz

On a cold and icy morning, the girls from St. Peter’s, Cloughreagh, met up with their counterparts from St. Malachy’s, Camlough and St. Joseph and St. James’s, Poyntzpass, to take part in this year’s regional heats of the Allianz Indoor Football at Silverbridge Football Club. 

Throughout the morning, the girls’ teams put on an impressive show of skill, dedication and talent – a credit to their schools and respective clubs.

In one courageous tackle, our very own Sinead took a nasty bump to the eye and found herself (reluctantly) on the sidelines for the rest of the game.  Luckily for Sinead, her teammates found a way to cheer her up and took a ‘sore eye’ group photo to remember the day!

Those on the sidelines witnessed skilful tactics, competitive battles and some fearless tackles.  Despite a close contest, it was the girls from Camlough who emerged victorious and qualified for the County Finals Stage – a most deserving result!

One highlight of the day had to be when the St. Peter’s girls found a photograph of a very famous, talented and some might say ‘legendary’ arm.  We wonder who that might have been?

————————————————————————————————– A week later, it was the boys’ turn to show what they could do. Cloughreagh, Camlough and Poyntzpass were joined by Clonalig, Cloughoge and St. Jospeh’s, Bessbrook.

The six teams were split into two groups, both of which saw some high scoring and free flowing football. When the dust had settled, St. Malachy’s and St. Jospeh & St. James’s topped their group and met in the final. The boys from Camlough weren’t going to let their girls get the better of them, and their determination saw off a hard working and talented group of footballers from Poyntzpass.

We wish the St. Malachy’s girls and boys all the very best when they play in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol County Finals at the beginning of March!

Our attention now turns to the outdoor competitions and blitzes that are scheduled for the Spring and Summer terms.

Training continues on Tuesdays for P6/P7 girls and on Wednesdays for P6/P7 boys.

 

3 comments

So impressed with our talented children who always give their best. We are very proud of you!!!

by Mrs S Burns on February 13, 2019 at 11:17 pm #

Fantastic football, fantastic photos and fantastic friends !

by John Campbell on February 14, 2019 at 9:52 pm #

Super morning out, some great football and skills on display, as always. Well done to all involved.

by Nicola Matthews on March 2, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

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