Westport girls claim national title

Champions: The Sacred Heart School, Westport, team are presented with the trophy by Republic of Ireland Intentional Rachel Graham at FAI All-Ireland Post Primary Schools First Year Futsal finals. Photo: Sportsfile.

Champions: The Sacred Heart School, Westport, team are presented with the trophy by Republic of Ireland Intentional Rachel Graham at FAI All-Ireland Post Primary Schools First Year Futsal finals. Photo: Sportsfile.

The curtain finally came down on the FAI Post Primary Schools First Year Futsal finals on Wednesday last (December 4 ) in Franciscan College, Gormanston. The girls from Sacred Heart School in Westport put in some awesome performances throughout the day to claim their respective titles in fine style. This year’s format saw the participating schools play 15 minute games with schools playing each other twice, resulting in a total of six games each. Thus ensuring that top of the leader board status would guarantee the prestigious title. Some pulsating ties ensued as it was all to play for in the opening battles The girls’ section had a clear cut winner with the Westport girls proving decisive in front of goal. Seamas MacEachmharcaigh’s crew won all six games, scored 17 goals, and only conceded three times to claim top spot on the leader board with 12 points generated.

The Westport girls beat Loreto Kilkenny 2-1 in their first game, before going to then see off Scoil Mhuire 2-1, then Loreto Fermoy 1-0, and Loreto Kilkenny 3-0. In their penultimate game they beat Scoil Mhuire again 4-1, and in their final game they really put hammer down and put five past Loreto Fermoy to run out 5-0.

Sacred Heart School, Westport, Mayo: Clodagh Campion, Leah Moran, Kate Scahill, Aoife Lavelle, Kate Chambers, Grace Brown-Moran, Elisha Gannon, Rachel Baynes, Emma Hastings Teacher: Seamas Mac Eachmharcaigh.

 

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