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Historic double for St Mary’s

Winning captains Adamh Patton and Aoibheann McGinley

Winning captains Adamh Patton and Aoibheann McGinley

 
SAINT Mary’s Primary School have a lot to celebrate after their boys and girls won their respective categories in the Spring Into Fustal national finals last Monday and Tuesday at the Lagan Valley Leisure Centre, in what was a historic double victory for the school.
 
The boys of St Mary’s Primary School returned home first as NI Futsal champions on Monday.
 
Having qualified as outright winners of the Omagh region, the team travelled to take on the other region winners in a boys final day. The boys topped the group section and in the semi-final defeated Good Shepherd PS (Belfast) 4-0 with goals from Brendan Lynch (2), Josh McDermott and Adam Vauhan ensured they ran out 4-0 winners.
 
The final saw the boys having to face Hollybush again to decide the overall winner. It was a very evenly matched game and finished 1-1, with Brandon Lynch scoring for St Mary’s.  It was Ronan Ward however who proved the hero for St Mary’s after saving two penalties which allowed Adamh Patton to slot home the winning penalty.
 
Just 24 hours later the girls completed a historic double. Having won their regional qualifier in Omagh the girls arrived in Lisburn to face the other regional winners on grand final day. The girls finished joint top of their group and found a way past Christ the Redeemer PS (Belfast) in the semis thanks to a hat-trick by Aoibheann McGinley and a Clarah Quigg goal.
 
The final saw St Mary’s up against the only team to defeat them in the tournament, Ballykeel.
 
The North Tyrone girls got off to a great start with early goals from Aoibheann and Clarah. Ballykeel pulled a goal back to set up a intriguing second half but again Aoibheann made sure of a result by scoring the final goal in a 3-1 victory. 
 
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