St. Clare’s Comprehensive School recently won the FAI Schools Leitrim Post Primary 1st Year Futsal boys and girls indoor soccer competitions in Drumshanbo.
The St. Clare’s boys’ defeated Drumshanbo Vocational School by a 5-0 margin in their county final while the St. Clare’s girls also overcame Drumshanbo VS on a 1-0 score line in their county decider.
St. Clare’s will now represent Leitrim in both the Connacht boys and girls Futsal finals, which will be played at Sligo IT on Thursday, November 17. The Leitrim finals in Drumshanbo were organised and run by Damon Kearney, the FAI/Leitrim County Council Development Officer.
Both the boys and girls competitions had one group of 5 teams. Each team played each other once, resulting in a total of four games per team, and the top two in the group advanced to the final from where the winner was crowned the Leitrim champion.
A total of 120 players from Leitrim’s second level schools participated.
The members of the St. Clare’s boys winning team were Barry McNulty, Eanna Clancy, Matthew Connolly, Cathal O’Connell, Patrick Montgomery, Gabriel Gilbride, Dylan McDermott, Shane Conlon, Alan Kavanagh, Ruairí Power, Tarrach Ó’Snodaigh and Gearóid O’Hagan.
The members of the St. Clare’s girls winning team were Erin Sommers, Éilís Victorino, Helen Verachtert, Aisling Cullen, Caitlin O’Carroll and Megan Beattie.