Thursday, October 24, 2019
ST. LOUIS SECONDARY SCHOOL, MONAGHAN TOWN (Girls) & PATRICIAN HIGH SCHOOL, CARRICKMACROSS (Boys) secured top spot at the FAI Post Primary School First Year Boys and Girls Monaghan Futsal Finals in the Phoenix Centre, Carrickmacross on Tuesday last (October 22).
Record numbers participated in this year’s programme with some exciting contests in the group stages. Both defending Champions Coláiste Oiriall and St. Louis SS, Carrickmacross relinquished their titles.
St. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan claimed the girls title for the first time defeating their namesake St. Louis of Carrickmacross.
The Carrick side were reigning Champions so this was a shock outing for the team. The drama unfolded with in a penalty shootout amidst great scenes of fan-fair and excitement.
In a surprise development to proceedings, both teams missed all three penalties, with sudden death deciding the outcome as the crew from Monaghan town secured the honours.
Carrickmacross outfit, Patrician High School snatched the boys title, defeating Largy College, Clones in the Final after impressive performances throughout. Monaghan star Dessie Mone was calling the shots from the sideline but unfortunately for the Clontribet stalwart he couldn’t turn the result in their favour.
Francis Matthews’s side will relish the opportunity to showcase their superb futsal skills in the Ulster decider as they prepare to compete against the best in Cavan, Donegal and Inishowen. The teams will have plenty of time to gear up for the provincial stages as the event is scheduled for November 13 in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny
LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS | Castleblaney College, Patrician High School, Carrickmacross, St. Louis Secondary School, Carrickmacross, Inver College, Carrickmacross, Coláiste Oiriall, Largy College, Clones, St. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan Town