Inspired Holy Trinity lift Vocational crown

Holy Trinity claimed their second All-Ireland Vocational Schools SAFC title, exacting revenge on champions Gallen, who beat them in last year’s semi-final.

Kieran McGeary and John Loughran took the scoring honours with 1-5 and 1-3 respectively but the Cookstown lads dominated all over the pitch.

After a tight opening quarter, the winners took charge and though Aaron O’Donoghue scored two brilliant points for Gallen, McGeary’s 28th-minute goal gave Holy Trinity a 1-10 to 0-6 lead at half-time.

Peter Canavan’s charges continued to control proceedings after the resumption, restricting their opponents to a point. Loughran added a fortuitous goal after 45 minutes. Gallen played the last seven minutes with 14 men after Liam Fox got a second yellow.

Scorers for Holy Trinity: K McGeary 1-5; J Loughran 1-3; J McGahan 0-3(fs); D McNulty 0-2; M Cassidy, A Devlin, D McClure, F Burns, B Potter 0-1.

Scorers for Gallen CS: A McDonagh, J Maher 0-2 each; E Lowry, L Fox, B Grehan 0-1.

HOLY TRINITY: A McKenna; C Coney, R Mullan, N McWilliams; E Coyle, C McAleer, M Cassidy; A Devlin, D McNulty; D McClure, J Loughran, A Armstrong; K McGeary, J McGahan, D Magee.

Subs: F Burns for Coney (23); M Hughes for Coney (23); M Mills for McWilliams (50); B Potter for McClure (50).

GALLEN CS: D Buckley; J Egan, J Nally, S O’Rourke; S Wren, D Corbett, R Delaney; L Fox, G Cahill; M Butler, J Maher, B Grehan; A McDonagh, C Kenny, E Lowry.

Sub: D Hogan for Butler (50); C Brazil for Delaney (50); B Gilligan for O’Rourke (54); P Cosgrove for Kenny (55); E Hennessy for Egan (57)

Referee: D O’Mahony (Tipperary).

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

More in this Section

Diarmuid Murphy on keepers turning into distributors

David Hickey: ‘If any team goes toe-to-toe with this Dublin team, they will lose’

Frank Browne: ‘I knew when I went into the room, I knew her soul was gone’

Saoirse Noonan Q&A: ‘Every day there is something on. I love it. I hate being at a loose end’


Breaking Stories

Airtricity League round-up: Dundalk and Cork City return to winning ways

Rory McIlroy 'excited' by solid 69 as he recovers from ankle injury

Colm Cooper returns to Kerry side for Dublin revenge mission

Stefan Johansen switches from Celtic to Fulham

Lifestyle

Nicky Siano talks about the birth of dance music in New York after Stonewall

School days can be great, but a lot can depend on getting the right teachers

Ask Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for years

There’s something about marriage: The Tinder generation settles down

More From The Irish Examiner