Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The FAI Post Primary Schools First Year Boys & Girls Connacht Finals will take place this Thursday, November 17 at IT Sligo as proceedings get underway at 12 noon.
The competition caters for boys and girls in first year which delivers a quality fast paced action packed game focusing on skill, speed and technique.
Futsal is an indoor version of association football. It is played between two teams of five players, one of whom is the goalkeeper, and up to seven substitutes per team. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used.
Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regulation football. The rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.
Schools from Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim and Galway will do battle to be crowned 2016 Futsal Champions as 120 students take to the courts.
There is one school that has dual representation with St. Clare’s Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton lining out in both the boys and girls division.
Some notably schools will make a return including previous Provincial winners, St. Joseph’s College, Galway (the Bish) in the boys section and Davitt College, Castlebar in the girls.
For further information on the event please contact the Provincial Co-ordinator John Russell on 083 168 5062
The Connacht winners will progress to the National Finals which take place in Waterford IT Sports Arena on December 8. We wish all participating schools the very best of luck.
List of participating Schools:
Galway (Boys) St. Joseph’s College (the Bish)
Galway (Girls) Claregalway College
Leitrim (Boys) St. Clare’s Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton
Leitrim (Girls) St. Clare’s Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton
Mayo (Boys) St. Louis Community School, Kiltimagh
Mayo (Girls) Davitt College, Castlebar
Roscommon (Boys) Abbey Community College
Roscommon (Girls) Mercy Convent
Sligo (Boys) Summerhill College
Sligo (Girls) St. Attracta’s Community School, Tubbercurry
POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS FUTSAL DATES
Ulster: Tuesday, November 15 AURA Leisure Centre, Letterkenny
Connacht: Thursday, November 17 IT Sligo
Munster: Tuesday, November 22 Waterford IT Sports Arena
Leinster: Wednesday, November 23 Gormanston College, Meath
National Final: Thursday, December 8 Waterford IT Sports Arena
2015 NATIONAL FINALS ROLL OF HONOUR:
Post Primary Schools – Girls
WINNERS: Scoil Mhuire SS, Buncrana, Donegal (ULSTER)
RUNNERS UP: Coláiste Dún Íascaigh, Cahir, Tipperary (MUNSTER)
THIRD: Ursuline College, Sligo (CONNACHT)
FOURTH: Malahide Community School, Dublin (LEINSTER)
Post Primary Schools - Boys
WINNERS: St. Patrick’s College, Cavan (ULSTER)
RUNNERS UP: Dublin Oak Academy, Bray, Wicklow (LEINSTER)
THIRD: Ashton School, Cork (MUNSTER)
FOURTH: Coláiste Mhuire, Ballymote, Sligo (CONNACHT)