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Finals' Day 2019: Garvaghey

5th Jun 2019

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol

Tyrone Finals Day 2019


  Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain held their eagerly awaited showcase event of 2019 when the ‘Outdoor County Football Finals’ took place on Wednesday 5 June in the magnificent grounds of the Garvaghey complex.

20+ school teams from across Tyrone who had qualified from their respective sections for this highlight day in the Primary School sporting calendar. A total of 6 prestigious county titles were up for grabs.

Once again, as we had witnessed throughout the season, the level of skill displayed by our pupils was of the highest quality. This is testament to the sterling work being done in our Tyrone Primary Schools by teachers working in conjunction with local club and Co. Board coaches. Maith sibh go léir!  

Smiles, coupled with graciousness and good-manners, were evident when the prize-giving ceremony took place at the end of each of our competitions.

The Cup-winning schools on the day were as follows:

IGGY JONES CUP:                                Drumduff P.S.

Runners-Up:                                             Drumlish P.S.

THADDY TURBITT CUP:                    St. Ronan’s P.S. Recarson

Runners-Up:                                             Sacred Heart P.S. Rock

CUMANN NA mBUNSCOL CUP:      Roan St. Patrick’s P.S. Eglish

Runners-Up:                                             St. Mary’s P.S. Ballygawley

LADIES’ SHIELD:                                 St. Colmcille’s P.S. Carrickmore

Runners-Up:                                             St. Teresa’s P.S. Loughmacrory

LADIES’ CUP:                                        Roan St. Patrick’s P.S. Eglish

Runners-Up:                                             Gaelscoil Eoghain, Cookstown

ALLIANZ CUP:                                      St. Teresa’s P.S. Loughmacrory

Runners-Up:                                             St. Colmcille’s P.S. Carrickmore

 Congratulations to all our competitors today and during the 15 heats. You really are a credit to your schools, families and clubs.

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain wishes to thank a number of people for their assistance throughout the year:

Our Tyrone Co. Board for their ongoing support. We thank Mickey Kerr (Chair) and Benny Hurl (Coaching & Games Committee) for their invaluable input into our association, especially as they support us at all times.

Tyrone PRO, Eugene McConnell; Teamtalk website operatives (Noel, Damian, Brendan and Kevin) and local newspaper editors do great work in helping promote our activities throughout the year. We are indebted to you for your kindness.

The staff of Garvaghey, Brian Laverty (GDM), Orla O’Neill and Anne-Marie, are thanked for their considerable help on the day and all year. The same applies to our dedicated county coaches. Master Joe Canavan did a fantastic job taking team photographs all day.

A word of gratitude to our county referees Sean McCartan, Marty Devlin and Brian McGinn for their expert officiating. Special thanks to our county’s teachers and principals for supporting our games throughout the year and, of course, to the stars of the show - our girls and boys who participated so willingly and demonstrated such tremendous skill levels at all stages.

A final word of thanks is reserved for the hard-working officers and committee of Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain: Brian McGurk (Chairperson); Eddie Doris (Rúnaí & PRO); Niall McQuaid (Coaching & Games); Mickey Quinn (Treasurer), Pat McGivern (Ulster Rep) and County Rep Emmet O’ Neill.

Damian Kelly (Tyrone committee) played a blinder.

Lastly, none of this would be possible without the generous, ongoing sponsorship of Allianz. We really appreciate your continued support of our national games at grassroots level.

Therefore, after the upcoming Tyrone Cup (4 biggest Tyrone schools) and the annual Tyrone CnmB v Armagh CnmB ‘friendly’, a very successful 2019 series of activities will have come to an end, and we look forward to our summer break.

Ádh mór agus go raibh maith agaibh. Tír Eoghain abú!