A Review Of the Sporting Year 2013-2014

Sports overview 2013-2014


Camogie Teacher in charge Miss S Hughes

The school reached their first Ulster colleges final this year losing out in the under 16 decider prior to the Halloween break.  This squad have a real chance of success next year as many are still available at this age group.

The under 14 squad unfortunately went out at the group stages however the school are now competing well at both age groups in the sport of camogie.


Ladies Gaelic

Year 8 squad teacher in charge Mr A Gallagher and Mr S Turner

This squad excelled themselves to reach the Mid Ulster final and showed great promise for next years under 14 competition.Gaelic4

Under 14 Ladies Gaelic Teacher in charge Mr A Gallagher and Mr S Turner

The under 14 ladies went out at the group stages this year  despite running the other teams to the wire losing out by the bare minimum both games.


Under 16 ladies Gaelic teacher in charge Mr D O’Donnell and Miss J Mc larnen

The under 16 squad exited this competition in the early rounds losing to the eventual winners in a match that the Donaghmore girls where competitive for the vast majority of the game.


Netball teacher in charge Miss J Mc Laren

The netball squads at year 8 to 11 all competed in their respective area blitz this year and at times produced some outstanding play.


Cross country Teacher in charge Mr D Gallagher and Miss J mc Laren

Full squads in years 8 to 10 travelled to the District cross country championships in Irvinestown.  Pride of place in this discipline went to year 9 students Aoife Murray who excelled in the muddy conditions to qualify for the Ulster finals. This is a massive area for potential development next year as many of our students performed well above expectations.


Boys Gaelic

Year 8 boys Teacher in charge   Mr D Gallagher

The year 8 boys became the first team in the schools history to win their Ulster colleges championship as they came from behind in the final to the JM Murphy cup by a single point having won all five of their previous games in the run up to the final.year 8 gaa winners

Year 9 boys Gaelic Mr D Gallagher

The year 9 boys played a huge amount of games this season winning seven out of the eight games played and really setting themselves up for a great run in next years under 14 championships. This ground work will help enormously in their efforts to avenge this year’s championship final defeat.

Year 10 boy’s teacher in charge Mr D Gallagher and Mr P Quinn

This squad reached the major pre Christmas final only to lose out having played some excellent football   in the group and semi final phases. It really was a case of nerves getting the better of the boys as some uncharacteristic mistakes saw the title slip away. They did however take out some big names on route to securing their final place.

Year 11 Boys Gaelic teacher in charge Mr D Gallagher

This group blitzed through their group games winning all three before losing out in the semi final in a game the boys should have won having dominated most of the first half. A serious inability to take their chances resulted in a four point defeat to St Brigids Armagh.

Year 12 Gaelic Teacher in charge Mr P Corrigan

The year 12 squad exited this year’s championship at the first hurdle having a torrid time against a good Ballyshannon team. However this is a very young squad and most will be available again next year.

Nolan cup squad years 13 /14 Teacher in charge Mr D Gallagher and Mr P Quinn

This squad entered the competition as defending champions and went through the group with ease winning all three games. The quarter final saw a facile win against St Patrick’s Lisburn before losing out in the semi final to eventual winners St Josephs Crossmaglen.


Hurling Teacher in charge Miss S Hughes

The school fielded in two Ulster colleges age groups this year reaching the final group phase in the under 16 competition where the very inexperienced nature of the squad was found wanting against the much physically bigger opposition. This squad will all return to this competition next year and hopes would be high of a positiveresult. The under 14 squad had a difficult build up period and this was reflected in this years competition.hurling 1

The year 8 boys finished the year on a high as they won the schools  first Tyrone schools County hurling championship winning three out of four group games before winning the final in commanding fashion.


Soccer teacher in charge Mr A Gallagher/Mr D Gallagher

This year the south Tyrone soccer blitz did not run so a number of in house soccer leagues where played out and ran during lunch time for the entire key stage three years groups. The year 8 boys and girls teams both took part in an inter school collaboration soccer competition where the girls where beat in the final and the boys reached the semi finals.


Sports day once again the sun shone on sports day and after a long day’s competition and some one hundred and twelve events the winners where presented with their medals by Tyrone Gaelic star Mr N Morgan.


This year the school ran a number of sporting enrichment programmes organised by Mr A Gallagher and Mr D Gallagher. These where namely the ever popular Zumba programme Rugby for boys and Soccer for girls. All of these where a great success and it is hoped they will return next year.


Sky sports sporting stars programme teacher in charge Mr A Gallagher.

This programme was a roaring success with Sky sports ambassador Paralympics gold medallist Mr Michael Mc Killop mentoring a select group of athletes over a six week period on various aspects of life style management.

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Golf Teacher in charge Mr D O Donnell

The golf team entered the Darren Clarke golf league this year and won both their league games in convincing manner. It is hoped the link with Dungannon golf club can be re-established next year and the talent base developed.