All Star Award for Tiarnan Quinn!

A massive well done to Holy Trinity pupil Tiarnan Quinn on winning an Ulster Colleges All Star Award. Tiarnan becomes the fifth pupil from our school to win the coveted award since we joined Ulster Schools Football. The Coalisland Na Fianna man won the No 15 position having attended trials in the last few weeks. He will travel to Belfast tomorrow to collect the award.

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Holy Trinity march on in Oisin McGrath!

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Holy Trinity marched on to the Semi Final of the Oisin McGrath Shield with a hard fought win against an impressive Red High Downpatrick on Wednesday. The match was played in a gale force wind in Lurgan and it was HTC who would play with the strong wind in the first half. Holy Trinity made this advantage count with two early goals from Canice Cullen. Also on song for HTC was Aaron Quinn up front who won every ball that came his direction. Red High battled the strong wind and did register a goal after 10 minutes. This made it 2-0 to 1-1. Chormaic Gallagher made a great save for HTC which would have put Red High in the lead had they scored. For the rest of the first half Holy Trinity dominated with more goals from Canice Cullen, Aaron Quinn and Callum McCreesh. The half time score was 8-2 to 1-4 to HTC. Although this score looked very one sided, Red High were to play with the strong wind the second half. Ten minutes into the second half Red High had registered 1-7 from play to leave the game in the balance. Despite the Red High pressure Holy Trinity did got another two crucial goals, in the second half, which made all the difference. HTC stayed defensively strong with some great work from Conor Devlin and James Robinson. The Final score finished 10-5 to 4-12. Next up is the semi final v Our Ladys, Knock to be played next week.

 

Historic first win in MacRory Cup!

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Holy Trinity College got their first ever MacRory Cup campaign off to a successful start, with an historic win over St Patrick’s Cavan at a windswept Armagh on Tuesday afternoon. The men in Green in Black got off to a flyer, keeping their Cavan opponents scoreless for the opening twenty eight minutes as they made the best of a strong wind. Scores from Mark Devlin (0-03), Pauric Lagan (0-02) Eunan Devlin (0-1) and Nathan Connolly (0-01) put them in the driving seat at half time, but it was a goal from Tiernan Quinn in the second half that secured a final victory on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-7.  Well done to all players and management on a great start to the campaign. Next up is St Macartans Monaghan next week.

A Night of Celebration!

What a Night at Glenavon Hotel on Monday 11th June. Holy Trinity Celebrated in style with five Ulster School’s titles on display alongside special guests such as GAA President John Horan and our Tyrone rose of Tralee Ellen Campbell. It was a great night of entertainment with music provided by the Holy Trinity music department and our pupils. Thank to everyone involved in what was a special evening for our School and local community.

Ulster Double for Year 8 Boys!


Holy Trinity Year 8 squad secured their second Ulster title of the year when they won the Ulster Colleges McQuillan Cup title at Woodlands Belfast on Friday. With the Oisin McGrath title won earlier in the year the boys entered the tournament as favourites and hard fought wins over St Mary’s Belfast, St Louis Ballymena and St Paul’s Bessbrooke brought them into a rematch decider against St Mary’s CBS.
A first half goal from Eoin Canavan and points from Ruairi McGurk, Odhran Hagan and and team captain Michael McElhatton secured a 1-8 to 0-5 victory. It proved to be a squad effort throughout the day, as the team played four thirty minute games, back to back in warm conditions, with every squad player contributing to the games throughout. It was left to Michael McElhatton to lift his second cup of the year and finish off a great season for the boys.

A Night of Glitter and Gold!

A Night of Glitter and Gold!

It promises to be a night of Glitter and Gold as we celebrate our Ulster and All Ireland Champions at Glenavon Hotel on Monday June 11th. In ‘A Night of Celebration’ we will celebrate the success of our Year 8 Oisin McGrath winners, our Year 12 Rafferty Cup Champions as well as our McLarnon and All Ireland winning squad. Tickets for the big night are on sale now and players can purchase them from Mr O’Donnell.

 

All Ireland Champions!

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Holy Trinity won a first ever Paddy Drummond Cup title when they eased to victory over St Nathy’s College at Croke Park yesterday afternoon.
Holy Trinity Cookstown dominated throughout with the ten point winning margin in no way flattering them. They led by seven points at the break and they would have been out of sight but for the fact that St Nathy’s keeper Alan Davey pulled off three top class saves.
Eunan Devlin opened the scoring and by the 11th minute Holy Trinity had six points on the board with Mark Devlin and Tiernan Quinn among their scorers. Davey then denied both Mark Devlin and Eunan Devlin and it took until the 28th minute for St Nathy’s to open their account from a James O’Hara free.
By that stage five of Holy Trinity’s forwards had registered with Tiernan Mackle and team Captain Shane Murphy also on target and while O’Hara knocked over another free it was Holy Trinity who led 0-9 to 0-2 at the break.
There was no let up from the winners on the re-start with Tiernan Quinn, Murphy and Mark Devlin all tagging on points. Kuba Callaghan and Oisin Philips had points for St Nathy’s but it was purely academic at that stage.
The Tyrone school played some superb football to rack up a big tally and while Callaghan got a late goal for the Connaught champions it was only a consolation score at that stage.

Holy Trinity Cookstown: C Loane, P Quinn, T Quinn (0-1, 1f), T McNamee, O Mulgrew, C Donnelly, M McKearney, E Gallagher (0-1), P Lagan, K Robinson, E Devlin (0-1), S Murphy (0-3,), T Quinn (0-7, 5f), Tiernan Mackle (0-1), M Devlin (0-5, 3f).
Subs: C Quinn for E Devlin, A Moore for Mackle, S McKenna for P Quinn, D Canavan for Robinson, Thomas Mackle for Donnelly

St Nathy’s College: A Davey, M Dillon, D Casey, B O’Hanlon, S O’Hara, J Lunt, B Molloy (0-1), D McBrien, J Doory, O Hester, J O’Hara (0-2, 2f), L Connor, O Philips (0-1, 1f), K Philips, K Callaghan (1-2, 2f).
Subs: L Hester for Dillon, M Coyle for O’Hara, M Finan for O Hester, A Dillon for K Philips, C Groarke for Connor, D McHugh for O’Hanlon

Referee: J Bermingham, Cork.

Watch the Full Game Below.

Captain Shane Murphy interview after the All Ireland Final.

Croke Park here we come!

All roads lead to Croke Park this Saturday for the All Ireland Post Primary Schools Finals.

A proud tradition that started twenty years ago and continues to this day.

Watch the Teamtalkmag All Ireland Preview show featuring Mr O’Hagan and Mr Forker below.

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Holy Trinity Cookstown 4-11 Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine 2-8

Holy Trinity Cookstown are through to the All Ireland Paddy Drummond Cup final after an amazing comeback saw them overpower Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine in a cracking encounter at Abbottstown on Wednesday afternoon.

The Kerry lads completely dominated the opening quarter to establish a 2-5 to 0-1 lead and there looked as though there would only be one outcome. Daniel Casey got their first goal and a penalty from Dylan O’Connor put them in the driving seat.

Holy Trinity though rolled up their sleeves to play some fantastic football. Mark Devlin, Tarlach Quinn and Pauric Lagan all hit quality points while full forward Tiernan Mackle palmed in a goal. It was all Holy Trinity at this stage and Tiernan Quinn levelled matters with a superb goal.

It was 2-6 each at the break and Donal O’Sullivan and substitute Tom Murnane edged the Kerry lads two in front. They failed to score again though as Holy Trinity assumed complete control. Devlin took his personal haul to 0-6 with Oran Mulgrew and Sean McKenna getting goals as they eased through to the decider.

Holy Trinity Cookstown: C Loane, S McKenna (1-0), T Quinn (0-2), Patrick Quinn, O Mulgrew (1-0), C Donnelly, M McKearney, E Gallagher (0-1), P Lagan (0-1), K Robinson, E Devlin, S Murphy, T Quinn (1-1, 1F), Tiernan Mackle (1-0), M Devlin (0-6, 2F). Subs: Thomas Mackle for Devlin, Paul Quinn for Robinson, C Quinn for Tiernan Mackle, A Moore for Lagan