Holy Trinity into MacLarnon Cup Semi Final!

MacLarnon Cup Q/Final – Holy Trinity College 1-13 St Patrick’s Downpatrick 0-11.

An early goal from Kyran Robinson set up a brilliant performance as Holy Trinity MacLarnon Cup squad progressed to the Semi Finals with a superb 1-13 to 0-11 win over St Patrick’s Downpatrick. In a hard hitting contest at Moortown it was the boys in Green and Black that played the better football, with excellent performances from Shane Murphy, Mark Devlin and Oran Mulgrew catching the eye in what was a great all round team display. The boys will play OLSP Knock in the Semi Final on Thursday night at a venue to be confirmed.


A great day at Cumann na mBunscoil Thír Eoghain Indoor Heat 1.

Well done to all our feeder Primary School pupils who recently took part in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscoil Thír Eoghain Indoor competition! A big Congrats to Holy Trinity PS on winning Heat 1 at Cookstown Leisure Centre. It was an action packed day of Football, with Mr O’Boyle and Mr Bradley catching up with many of the stars who will wear the Green and Black in the future!

Rafferty Cup Success for Holy Trinity!

Holy Trinity Rafferty Cup squad secured the schools second Ulster School’s football title in five days when they were worthy 2-12 to 1-7 winners over St.Patricks Keady in the Danske Bank Rafferty Cup final at St.Pauls in Lurgan on Friday evening.

The brilliant Year 12 team managed by Mr Canavan and Mr McKeever led 0-9 to 0-2 at the break with Tiarnan Mackle, Shea Quinn, Mark Devlin and Thomas Mackle among their points. On the restart the Armagh lads closed the gap to three points thanks to efforts from Eoin Grimley, Joe Sheridan and Louis Hughes.

Holy Trinity looked to be on the rack at that stage but crucially full forward Tiarnan Mackle fired in a goal and they never looked back. Five minutes later Jamie Coleman found the net again and while Grimley got a goal in the closing stages for Keady they had left themselves with too much to do. It was a superb team display from the winners with Devlin and Quinn finishing with 0-9 between them. Well done to everyone involved with the squad on a great success. 

Holy Trinity : O McCrory, J Muldoon, C Mulgrew, J Monaghan, N Connolly, T Mackle (0-1), P Quinn, O Mulgrew (0-1), M Devlin (0-5, 2f), S Moore, E O’Neill, J Duffy, S Quinn (0-4), T Mackle (1-1), S Gallagher. Subs: J Coleman (1-0) for Gallagher, A Dorman for Quinn, J Bloomer for Monaghan

Year 8s win Oisin McGrath Ulster title.


Holy Trinity, Cookstown 3-09-2-02 St. Mary’s CBGS

Holy Trinity secured their second Oisin McGrath title in three years with an emphatic performance against a determined St Marys Belfast at Ardboe today.

Holy Trinity were in the ascendancy from the outset and with four minutes on the clock, captain and corner-forward Michael McElhatton burst onto a loose ball on the deck and had the composure to fire past Conor Corr in the St. Mary’s goals and give the Cookstown men a dream start to the decider.

Successive points followed courtesy of Liam Lawn and Eoghan Canavan struck a magnificent point under pressure to give Holy Trinity a 1-03-0-00 lead after 11 minutes.Fionn Jemfrey almost responded for St. Mary’s midway through the first-half, but his high ball into the area from a free caused panic in the Holy Trinity defence and eventually came to nothing.

Instead it was the Cookstown school who added a further two-points to their tally, Michael McElhatton picked out Eoghan Canavan for the half-forwards second point of the afternoon, before McElhatton himself converted a free to make it 1-05-0-00.

With four minutes of the first-half remaining St.Mary’s conjured up a vital score to give them some hope at the break, Declan Carr picked up possession midway inside the Holy Trinity half and his through ball found Dara Cunningham whose strike on the turn found the corner of the net and gave Odhran McMurray no chance as Holt Trinity’s lead was cut to five at the interval, 1-05-1-00.

St. Mary’s sought a few early scores at the beginning of the second period and despite having the better of the early exchanges it was Holy Trinity who increased their lead through a Michael McElhatton free. Deja vu struck four minutes into the second-half as Micheael McElhatton found the net, the corner-forward chased a loose ball out wide and his angled shot sailed over Corr and into the net to make it 2-06-1-00 and score his second goal of the afternoon in the process.McElhatton converted his third free of the afternoon in the aftermath before St. Mary’s CBGS substitute Oisin Casey struck a reply for the Glen Road Side.Ten minutes into the second-half the game was ended as  contest, Holy Trinity wing-half back Dara McNally let fly with a high shot midway inside the St.Mary’s half and Corr stood no chance as he could only fumble the ball into the net as Cookstown led 3-07-1-01.

St. Mary’s CBGS were playing for pride and with less than ten minutes remaining Fionn Jemfrey stood over a converted free than dipped into the net past Odhran McMurray to make it 3-07-2-01.Wing-half forward Caoimhin Rainey followed Jemfrey’s goal with a point which was to be the Glen Road sides final score of the game, Holy Trinity weren’t quite finished however as Shay McCann successfully converted a free before Eoghan Canavan drove the ball over the bar for the final score of the afternoon as Holy Trinity ran out convincing 3-09-2-02 winners to lift the Oisin McGrath Shield for the second time, having lost last year’s final to St. Pats, Armagh.


Holy Trinity: O McMurray, C Doris, P Quinn, C Hawker, D McNally (1-00), R Park, T McNally, O Hagan, C Heagney, J Quinn, E Canavan (0-03), S McCann (0-01f), L Lawn (0-02), R McGurk, M McElhatton (2-03,0-03f).

Tomás wins All Star Award!

Congratulations to Tomás Carney who won an Ulster Colleges All Star Award on Monday. Tomás attended the trials in Cookstown and Belfast in recent weeks and was chosen for the Centre Half Forward position on the team. He was presented with the prestigious award at a ceremony in Belfast on Monday afternoon. Tomás was captain of the MacLarnon Cup squad this year and played a massive part in the school reaching the final last season. He has also enjoyed great success with his club Derrylaughan and with Tyrone in recent years. He has become the fourth Holy Trinity player to win the coveted award since the school joined Ulster Colleges four years ago.  You can watch some of his highlights in the video below. Well done Tomás

Best of luck to Pomeroy & Rock!

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Everyone at Holy Trinity College would like to wish Pomeroy Plunkett’s and St Patrick’s Rock the very best of luck in their respective Ulster Finals this weekend. Both teams are back boned by many past and present Holy Trinity pupils. Mr O’Donnell is also part of the Pomeroy management team and sports placement teacher Mr McGeary is also a member of the squad. Best of luck to all involved on Sunday.

Double header wins over St Louis!


HTC into Oisin McGrath Final!

Well done to our Year 10 (Loch an Iuir) and Year 8 (Oisin McGrath) squads who both defeated St Louis Ballymena, in a double header at Loup on Tuesday. The Year 8 Oisin McGrath squad are back in the Oisin McGrath Shield Final after a brilliant 3-5 to 2-3 victory over the Antrim men. The boys will be hoping to secure back to back titles when they face a repeat of last year’s final against St Patrick’s College, Armagh. Shea Tracey was top marksman for the first year squad, finishing with 1-3, and goals from Jack Martin and Rian Smith as well as points from Karol McGuigan set the HTC boys on the path to the final. There were strong performances in defence, with Luke Cullen, Conan Devlin and Keegan Hampsey outstanding on the day. The final against St Pats, Armagh will take place next week.

Loch an Iuir boys march on!

Holy Trinity Loch an Iuir (Year 10) squad also faced St Louis Ballymena and came away with a 7-9 to 3-6 victory to reach the Semi Final.  After a poor start Holy Trinity began to settle into the game. First half goals from Caolan Mulgrew and Shea Moore really helped Holy Trinity make the most of a strong first half wind. Ulcan Mc Crory and Niall Connolly were great in defence and had some great attacks forward. The team went in at half time nine points up but had to play against a strong breeze for the second half. The second half began with two St Louis goals and the pressure was building. Sean Gallagher and Shea Quinn scored excellent points against the wind to increase the margin in favour of HTC.  A great finish from Shea Loughran saw the boys hold on for a hard earned victory. The Loch an Iuir squad will now meet Patrician Carrickmacross in the semi- final in two weeks’ time.