Destination: County Finals

On Tuesday 27th March, ten girls and ten boys travelled to Crossmaglen to take part in the South Armagh section of the Malachy McGeeney Cup for large schools.  

Malachy McGeeney, as many of our school community will remember, was a former teacher and Principal of St. Peter’s.  He worked hard to promote Gaelic games in Primary Schools throughout Armagh.

On what should have been a glorious Spring day, the boys and girls along with Mr McParland, Miss Murphy and Mrs Matthews, found themselves battling the elements in the cold, wind and rain.

St. Patrick’s, Crossmaglen played host to St. Mary’s, Mullaghbawn, Cloughoghe, St. Malachy’s, Camlough and St. Joseph’s, Bessbrook.  The competition was extremely high and the boys found their opposition of Mullaghbawn and then Cloughogue very tough, and despite their best efforts they were unable to see off their opponents.The day belonged to the girls, however, and they showcased skills and tactics that had been well practised each Tuesday at training. At the end of the group matches, the girls from Cloughogue and Cloughreagh were level on points and a playoff match was required to settle a winner. St. Peter’s girls rushed to an early lead and never looked back, adding some terrific scores to keep a comfortable margin between the two teams.  At the final whistle and to their delight, the girls realised that they had made it to play in the county semi-finals, which will take place in the Athletic Grounds in Armagh.Well done to both teams for their effort and skill in representing St. Peter’s at the competition.Training for both girls and boys will continue into the third term and will begin again on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th April, after the Easter Holidays.

Are you in P6 or P7?

Have you been thinking about joining the school team?

If interested, speak to Mr McParland, Miss Murphy or Mrs Matthews.

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