Bank of Ireland FAI Schools National Cup Final Girls Winners 2014/15
Senior Cup: Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill, Galway
Senior ‘B’ Cup: St. Peter’s Community School, Passage West, Cork
Junior Cup: Meanscoil Muire gan Smal, Convent of Mercy, Roscommon
Minor Cup: Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill, Galway
First Year Cup: Athlone Community College
They had to do it the hard way but Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill retained their Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Senior Cup title in dramatic fashion against a determined Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny on a wet and windy day in Mullingar Athletic FC on Thursday, February 26. The game ended 2-2 after extra time and the Galway girls edged out 4-3 on penalties in a pulsating conclusion to the Senior Cup.
ST. PETER’S COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Passage West, Corkrecorded a historic victory over last year’s All Ireland Champions, Mulroy College, Milford with a remarkable 3-1 victory in the AUL Complex on Wednesday, February 4 to claim the Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Senior ‘B’ Girls All Ireland Cup title.
A capacity crowd at Killavilla United enjoyed a thrilling encounter between Convent of Mercy, Roscommon and Coláiste na Trócaire, Limerick as a solitary goal from youngster Gráinne Whyte on 26 minutes was the difference between these two sides as the Convent of Mercy secured the Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Junior Girls All Ireland Cup title on Wednesday, March 4.
The Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Minor Girls All Ireland Cup Final took place on Wednesday, April 29 in the impressive surrounds of Athlone Town FC. Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill won 2-1 in extra time to secure their second All Ireland title in recent months, having secured the Senior Cup already. They overcame last year’s runners up Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise in an excellent Cup Final.
The Bank of Ireland FAI Schools First Year Girls All Ireland Cup Final took place on Wednesday, May 20 in Ballinasloe FC. Athlone Community College defeated Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill 2-1 in a very entertaining game which was attended by over 250 students with an electric atmosphere throughout the game. This was Taylor’s Hill third All Ireland appearance this season but Athlone secured the bragging rights on this occasion.
Bank of Ireland FAI Schools National Cup Final Boys Winners 2014/15
Dr. Tony O’Neill Senior Cup: Coláiste Éanna CBS, Rathfarnham
John Murphy Senior ‘B’ Cup: St. Peter’s Community School, Passage West
Tom Ticher Junior Cup: St. Joseph’s College, Galway
Minor Cup: Calasanctius College, Oranmore
First Year Cup: St. Benildus College, Stillorgan
First Year ‘B’ Cup: O’Connell School, North Richmond Street
Coláiste Éanna CBS, Rathfarnham captured the Dr. Tony O’Neill Senior Cup for the first time in the Schools history with a penalties shoot out against St. Joseph’s College, Galway on Wednesday, March 11 in Athlone IT. The game ended 3-3 after extra time with Rathfarnham winning out 4-3 on pens.
St. Peter’s Community School, Passage West recorded a historic victory following their defeat of Our Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet 4-3 in a pulsating tie which took the game to extra time in Mullingar Athletic FC on Wednesday, February 11.The rebels win means that the proud Passage West School pulled off a remarkable double with both the boys and the girls capturing the elusive Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Senior ‘B’ All Ireland titles within the space of 7 days! A remarkable achievement for their teacher and gentleman Finbar Loftus
Another penalty shoot-out determined the Tom Ticher Junior Cup Final winners as it ended scoreless between Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig and St. Joseph’s College, Galway in Pike Rovers FC, Limerick on Thursday, March 19. The Galway School won out 4-3 on penalties to retain their title.
The Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Minor Boys All Ireland Cup Final took place on Wednesday, April 22 in Pike Rovers FC. Calasanctius College, Oranmore defeated Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Cahir 4-2 in extra time in a fantastic final which was attended by over 300 students. The Oranmore School will now represent FAI Schools as National winners in the annual Allen McKinstry Cup which will take place in Belfast from May 21 to 23. The National Cup winners from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will participate in this three day tournament
Allen McKinstry Cup
Calasanctius College, Oranmore captured the Allen McKinstry Cup on May 24 in the Billy Neill Centre, Belfast following this annual three day tournament. Galway defeated Our Lady & St. Patrick’s College, Knock, NI 6-0 in their opening game. They continued their winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Barnfield West Academy, England. The final saw a 1-1 draw against Braidhurst High School, Scotland but Oranmore held their nerve to capture the title on penalties. Thanks to Fergus McDaid, who attended as Head of Delegation for the tournament.
The Bank of Ireland FAI Schools First Year Boys All Ireland Cup Final took place on Wednesday, May 13 in Monaghan United FC, Gortakeegan as Captain Harry McEvoy scored the winner for St. Benildus College, Stillorgan against a much fancied St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny (1-0).
The Bank of Ireland FAI Schools First Year ‘B’ Boys All Ireland Cup Final took place on Wednesday, May 6 in Athlone IT (All Weather). Tullamore Town FC was not playable due to the weather. O’Connell School, North Richmond St, D1 came from 2-0 down with 7 minutes of normal time remaining, to score twice in quick succession to bring the game to extra time. Troy Parrott (Capt) scored his hat-trick and O’Connell’s third in the second period of extra time to win 3-2 against a very skilful Seamount College, Kinvara. This was the first year of the ‘B’ Cup competition which caters for small schools; 50 or less boys enrolled in first year.