Dublin Post Primary Schools Futsal Finals take place next week
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Following the completion of ten regional qualifiers in the First Year futsal programme, the schools have now been whittled down to the top ten in the County.
It promises to be an exciting and fun filled conclusion to this year’s opening rounds with the boys division divided into two groups of five with the top team in each group playing off in the grand finale.
Group I will comprise of St. John’s College, Ballyfermot, Larkin Community College, New Cross College, Finglas, Coláiste Éanna and Synge Street CBS.
Group II will see Coláiste Cois Life, Coolmine Community School, Malahide Community School, Woodbrook College and Ballinteer Community School all do battle.
Last season’s winners Clonkeen College, Blackrock are out of contention so it will be all to play for as proceedings get underway in the impressive surrounds of the National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown on Wednesday, November 8 with a 10.30am kick off scheduled.
The girl’s qualifiers will take place a day later, on Thursday, November 9 at the same venue which will see a similar two divisions in operation.
Group I will consist of Kylemore College, Mount Carmel Secondary School, St. Mary’s Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin, Stratford College, Rathgar and one other to be confirmed on November 7 from the Inner City/Dublin 7 region.
Group II will have Lucan Community College, Blakestown Community School, St. Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle, Loreto Abbey, Dalkey and Ballinteer Community School all paired.
Ballyfermot’s Caritas College claimed the title twelve months previously but it will be a new school that will take home the crown this time out!
Ballinteer Community School are the only school qualified in both the boys and girls section which is a wonderful achievement for the School. Teacher Chris Doyle will have his hands full with outings on both Wednesday and Thursday and no doubt will be hoping for double success for his First Year students.
Anticipation is mounting for the 240 players that will compete over the two days. One qualifier from each of the boys and girls event will be lucky enough to qualify for the Leinster Futsal Finals which are scheduled for Tuesday, November 21 (Girls) and Wednesday, November 22 (Boys) in the National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown.
We wish all participating teams the very best of luck.
LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
Boys | Coolmine Community School
Girls | Blakestown Community School
North East Inner City | Dublin 7 Lower Qualifiers
Boys | Larkin Community College
Girls | Mount Carmel Secondary School
Inchicore | Ballyfermot Qualifiers
Boys | St. John’s College
Girls | Kylemore College
Dublin South Inner City | Crumlin Qualifiers
Boys | Synge Street CBS
Girls | Qualifiers on November 7
Clondalkin | Lucan Qualifiers
Boys | Coláiste Cois Life
Girls | Lucan Community College
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Qualifiers #1
Boys | Ballinteer Community School
Girls | Ballinteer Community School
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Qualifiers #2
Boys | Woodbrook College
Girls | Loreto Abbey, Dalkey
Finglas| Ballymun | Darndale | Kilbarrack Qualifiers
Boys | New Cross College, Finglas
Girls | St. Mary’s Holy Faith SS, Glasnevin
Tallaght | Templeogue | Rathfarnham Qualifiers
Boys | Coláiste Eanna
Girls | Stratford College
Fingal | Malahide | Portmarnock | Swords Qualifiers
Boys | Malahide Community School
Girls | St. Mary’s SS, Baldoyle
POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS FUTSAL DATES
Ulster November 14 AURA Leisure Centre, Letterkenny
Connacht November 15 IT Sligo
Munster November 23 Waterford IT Sports Arena
Leinster November 21 National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown (Girls)
Leinster November 22 National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown (Boys)
National Final: December 5 Waterford IT Sports Arena