CAVAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS FAI FUTSAL TOURNAMENT
Breifne College Cavan played host to the annual FAI Post Primary Schools Futsal tournament on Wednesday 12th November. 1st Year students from six schools in Cavan competed on the day to represent their county in the Ulster Finals. Futsal is indoor football played with 5 players on each team.
In the boys section there was 2 groups of 3 teams. Breifne (A), The Royal and Bawnboy competed in group A while Breifne (B), St. Pat’s and Cootehill in group B. The opening game kicked off at 10am with the Royal College beating Bawnboy by a score line of 4:2. St. Pat’s were too strong for Breifne (B) in the next fixture and had a comfortable win. Breifne (A) and the Royal battled it out next with the Royal coming out on top by 5 goals to 3 in close entertaining match. St. Aidan’s, Cootehill had a tough test in their opening game against St. Pat’s and lost out by 4:2. Breifne (A) scored 4 unanswered goals against Bawnboy in the next match. The final group game saw Cootehill beat Breifne (B) by a score line of 4:0. The top team from each group progressed to the final. St. Pat’s would play the Royal for a chance to represent Cavan in the Ulster Finals. St. Pat’s started the stronger of the two sides and with Oisin Brady in top form they lead 2:0 at half time. St. Pat’s looked to have the game wrapped up when they got a third early in the second half. The Royal threatened a comeback by scoring twice in the space of a minute but it wasn’t enough and St. Pat’s won by 4:2 in the end.
St. Pat’s Cavan boys Futsal winning squad
Breifne College, Baileborough and Cootehill competed in the girls section. The top 2 teams of the group would compete in the final. The first game saw Breifne beat Cootehill by 4 goals to nil. Baileborough and Cootehill played out the only goalless draw of the competition in the next fixture. In the final group fixture, Breifne beat Baileborough by a single goal. Both teams would meet again in the final. Baileborough turned things around against Breifne in an exciting final and came out victors by a score line of 2:1.
Baileborough Community School girls Futsal winners
The event was organised and overseen on the day by Tom Mohan, FAI Development Officer Cavan and assistant Stephen McSherry.
St. Pat’s (boys) and Baileborough (girls) will represent Cavan in the Ulster FAI Schools Futsal competition in Letterkenny on Tuesday 25th November.
Royal College Futsal finalists Breifne girls Futsal runner-ups