St. Paul’s go for glory in special year

The St Paul's High School under 14 Gaelic Football squad who are in the Ulster U14 Vocational Schools final at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh, next week.INLM09-210.
The St Paul's High School under 14 Gaelic Football squad who are in the Ulster U14 Vocational Schools final at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh, next week.INLM09-210.

ST. PAUL’S Junior High School are hoping to end a 12 year wait since they last won the Under-14 Vocational Schools Cup.

The Lurgan boys are through to the final and they will face Abbey Vocational School. Donegal on Tuesday, March 5 at Enniskillen with an 11.00am start.

Lifting the trophy for only the third time would be a great achievement in the school’s 50th anniversary year.

St. Paul’s last on in 2001 although they did reach the final in 2010 only to be pipped by St. Mary’s, Warrenpoint.

Captain Barry McCambridge and his team are confident they can go all the way and produced good performances to reach the final. In the first match they saw off the challenge of St Mark’s Warrenpoint 4-12 to 2-08 while in the semi-final they defeated Dean McGurk College, Carrickmore 4-15 to 3-14.

They have a very strong half back line of Eoin McCluskey, Sean McAlinden and Paul Mulholland while the scoring threat will come from Conor Turbitt and Shea Geraghty.

Famous past pupils include Pat McGibbon, Neil Lennon, Marc Wilson and Stefan Campbell while the current Aghagallon team that had such a successful summer was well populated with former pupils including Peter Tallon, David McAlernan, Ciaran Lavery and Dessie Marshall to name a few.