Tuesday, November 22, 2016
St. Francis College, Rochestown and Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare were crowned Munster Futsal Champions following their emphatic displays on the courts in Waterford IT Sports Arena this afternoon (November 22).
There were 6 schools in contention as games got underway this morning with St. Caimin’s CS, Shannon (Clare), St. Francis College, Rochestown (Cork), Intermediate School, Killorglin (Kerry), Scoil Mhuire agus Ide, Newcastle West (Limerick), St. Mary’s SS, Newport (Tipperary) and Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore (Waterford) all in the mix.
St. Francis College, Rochestown opened their account with a solid 2-0 victory over Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore with Adrien Thibaut securing the brace for the Cork side.
Their second outing saw them defeat St. Caimin’s CS, Shannon on the same score-line with Adrien Thibaut and Jay Clarke getting on the scoresheet.
Their third game resulted in another 2-0 win, this time over Intermediate School, Killorglin and that man again Adrien Thibaut converted twice for his school. The Killorglin lads would finish in runners up spot following an excellent run during the day’s events.
The penultimate game saw St. Francis College overcome Scoil Mhuire agus Ide, Luimneach 3-1 with goals coming from Adrien Thibaut, Barry McCarthy and Jay Clarke.
Their final game in the division was against Tipperary Champions, St. Mary’s SS, Newport. They produced a wonderful display to come out 4-1 winners as Cian O’Flaherty and Ryan O’Driscoll both netted twice.
There were also six schools contesting the girls division this afternoon with St. Joseph’s SS, Spanish Point (Clare), Midleton College (Cork), Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare (Kerry), Thomond Community College (Limerick), Nenagh College (Tipperary) and St. Augustine College, Dungarvan (Waterford) all lining out for the Munster finale.
The Kerry outfit, Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine (Kenmare Secondary School) were in impressive form for the outset. The girls defeated Nenagh College 3-1 in their opener.
The same score-line resulted in full points against St. Augustine’s College, Dungarvan in their second match.
Kenmare then defeated Midleton College, Cork on the same 3-1 score-line to set them up well in the final two games of the day.
St. Joseph’s SS, Spanish Point were their penultimate opponents as a nervy finish to the game saw the Kingdom advance by a solidary goal, 1-0.
The scoring boots were back on for the final game in this section as they overcame Thomond Community College 2-0 to take the title in convincing fashion, 5 wins from 5. Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine will be ones to watch out for as the girls notched up 12 fantastic goals, only conceding three.
The runners up in the girls section were Midleton College, Cork who had an exceptional performance throughout the day with 3 wins, 1 draw and one defeat (to eventual Champions, Kenmare) under their belts
St. Francis College, Rochestown and Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare will now 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.
WINNER St. Francis College, Rochestown, Cork (BOYS) Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare, Kerry (GIRLS)
RUNNER UP Intermediate School, Killorglin, Kerry (BOYS) Midleton College, Cork (GIRLS)
List of participating Schools:
BOYS | St. Caimin’s Community School, Shannon, Clare
GIRLS | St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Spanish Point, Clare
BOYS | St. Francis College, Rochestown, Cork
GIRLS | Midleton College, Cork
BOYS | Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare, Kerry
GIRLS | Intermediate School, Killorglin, Kerry
BOYS | Scoil Mhuire agus Íde, Newcastle West, Limerick
GIRLS | Thomond Community College, Limerick
BOYS | St. Mary’s Secondary School, Newport, Tipperary
GIRLS | Nenagh College, Tipperary
BOYS | Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore, Waterford
GIRLS | St. Augustine’s College, Dungarvan, Waterford
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)
What is Futsal | 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.