Kells & Trim Qualify for Post Primary Leinster Futsal Finals

Meath Post Primary School Futsal Events

Meath Secondary Schools Futsal

The inaugural FAI Meath Schools Futsal competition continued on Thursday (6 Nov) and Friday (7 Nov) with the Secondary Schools section:

The Girls competition took place in Scoil Mhuire, Trim on Thursday and the Boys competition took place on Friday in the Boyne Community School, Trim:

The event was organized by FAI Meath Development Officer – Mark Scanlon:

Girls Section

The Girls tournament consisted of six schools – Scoil Mhuire (Trim), St: Peters College (Dunboyne), St: Olivers (Oldcastle), St: Josephs Mercy (Navan), Eureka Secondary School (Kells) and Beaufort College (Navan) and for a lot of the girls it was the first time they participating in a structured soccer event:

Two schools (Scoil Mhuire and St: Peters) had two teams and the competition consisted of 2 groups of 4 teams:

Group A was won by Eureka and Scoil Mhuire finished runner/up as both schools advanced to the semi/finals, Beaufort and St: Peters 2nds went through to the playoffs:

Group B was won by St: Josephs Mercy who were joined in the semi/finals by St: Oliver’s who finished in 2nd place:

St: Peters and Scoil Mhuire 2nds qualified for the playoffs:

St: Peters 2nds won the 7th/8th place playoff 3/2 against Scoil Mhuire 2nds and the 5th/6th place playoff was won by Beaufort who beat St: Peters 3/1:

The semi/finals saw Eureka defeat St: Oliver’s by 6/2 and St: Joseph’s Mercy overcame Scoil Mhuire by 2/1 on penalties:

The final was an exciting affair and Eureka took a 2 goal lead before St: Josephs Mercy pulled a goal back to ensure a tense finale but Eureka held on to claim the title of Meath Champions and the opportunity to represent their county in the Leinster finals:

Winners /  Eureka Secondary School pictured with their coach Fr: David Brennan and FAI Development Officers Mark Scanlon and Mick Neville

Eureka Kells


Runners Up: St: Joseph's Mercy 

St Josephs Mercy


Boys Section

The Boys tournament was hit with some late withdrawals but that certainly didn’t affect the excitement and quality of the event:

Four schools each brought 2 teams who were again divided into two groups of four:

 The competing schools were – Beaufort College (Navan), St: Oliver’s (Oldcastle), Boyne Community School (Trim) and St: Peters College (Dunboyne):

After the group stages were completed Boyne 2nds defeated Beaufort 2nds 7/0 in the 7th/8th place playoff and Oldcastle 2nds grabbed 5th place with a 2/1 win over Dunboyne 2nds in the 5th/6th place playoff:

Beaufort put up a superb display in the first semi/final and overcame St: Peters by 4/1:

In the second semi/final Boyne C:S: scored a 5/1 victory over St: Oliver’s:

The final began very evenly and both teams had chances before Boyne scored 3 goals inside 2 minutes to take a commanding lead:

In the closing stages Boyne scored a 4th and Beaufort hit back with a late consolation but the game finished 4/1 and Boyne C:S: were crowned Meath Champions and will join Eureka Girls in the Leinster finals next February:

Winners – Boyne C:S: pictured with their teacher Mr: Byran Barry

Boyne CS


Runners Up: Beaufort College

Beaufort College




All in all the four day competition saw a total of 68 games and over 200 goals scored across 3  venues:

FAI Meath Development Officer Mark Scanlon stated,

the tournament has been a tremendous success and to see so many schools both Primary and Secondary taking part shows that there is a great future for Futsal in the county:

I want to say a special thank you to all the boys and girls who competed and their schools and teachers for their co/operation over the past few weeks:

I also want to thank Trim GAA, Scoil Mhuire and Boyne Community School for providing the venues for the tournament:

Hopefully next year the event can grow even bigger and more schools will be given the chance to compete:

Lastly I would like to wish the best of luck to St: Mary’s - Trim (Girls Primary Winners), O’Growney N:S: - Athboy (Boys Primary Winners), Eureka Secondary School - Kells (Girls Secondary Winners) and Boyne Community School – Trim (Boys Secondary Winners) in the Leinster finals”:

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