2018 – A Story… Ulster & All Ireland Champions!

The Story of 2018 – Morning Assembly Video. All Ireland Champions.



All Ireland Champions!




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.


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


Holy Trinity win MacLarnon Cup!


Holy Trinity Cookstown 2-8 St.Eunan’s Letterkenny 0-13

Holy Trinity made history on Friday night when an extra time win brought the MacLarnon Cup back to the college for the first time ever. There were lots of standout players in Friday night’s Mac Larnon Cup Final replay but this was a victory built on teamwork and a never say die spirit which won a pulsating contest.

The superb Shane O’Donnell opened the scoring in the 2nd minute following a forty metre run but Holy Trinity levelled matters through a Tiarnan Quinn free. Eoin Gallagher then edged Holy Trinity in front before they struck for an 8th minute goal.

A long delivery in from Mark McKearney saw full forward Tiernan Mackle get in behind his marker and he finished in style to the bottom left hand corner of the net. The Cookstown lads though were to just add another point in the remainder of the half as St.Eunan’s fought back.

O’Donnell got his second point but moments later Mackle should have had another goal at the other end of the field when he was unselfishly picked out by Pauric Lagan but he failed to make a good connection and keeper Eoin O’Boyle easily dealt with it.

Oisin Purdy laid the ball out for Cormac Finn to split the posts but that was cancelled out by a second score from the boot of Quinn. St.Eunan’s though finished the half on top and after midfielder Shane Doherty had left the minimum between the sides that man O’Donnell popped up with his fourth of the half to leave it all square at 1-3 to 0-6.

In the second half both sides were reduced to fourteen men when Tiarnan McNamee and Conor O’Donnell were both red carded. A Tiarnan Quinn penalty looked to have put the Cookstown lads in the driving seat as they led by three with seven minutes to go.

To their credit St.Eunan’s dug deep with man of the match O’Donnell on target again before the same player converted two frees to force extra time, 2-6 to 0-12.

Both sides visibly tired in extra time but there was still no shortage of drama. The outstanding O’Donnell got the only score of the first period of extra time, his 9th of the game, to give his side a narrow lead.

Holy Trinity full forward, one of a number of players who was reintroduced, levelled matters early in the second half of extra time. It looked like ending in a draw again but Mulgrew got the crucial score to win his school a first MacLarnon title that sends them through to the All Ireland semi final next Wednesday.

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

St.Eunan’s Letterkenny: E O’Boyle, R Hillferty, A Gallagher, S McDaid, P McEniff, B Diver, J Kelly, S Doherty (0-1), T Toye, S O’Donnell (0-9, 2f), PJ McBrearty, S McDevitt, C O’Donnell (0-2, 1 “45”, 1f, O Purdy, C Finn (0-1). Subs: K Tobin for Toye, P Tobin for McDevitt, O Cassidy for Doherty (black card), B Alcorn for Hillferty, M McFadden for McDaid

Holy Trinity beat St Eunan’s in closely-fought MacLarnon Cup replay https://bbc.in/2pF5QJZ

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MacLarnon Final ends in Stalemate!


Holy Trinity must do it all again after the MacLarnon Final ended in a draw against Letterkenny on Monday.

The St Eunan’s ribbons looked destined to be placed on the coveted MacLarnon trophy when their sharpshooter Conor O’Donnell found himself with only Conor Loane to beat yet somehow the agile custodian managed to beat out his thunderbolt drive.

It was perhaps poetic justice, too, given that the course of the game had ebbed and flowed with St Eunan’s the better side in the first half – although without this being fully reflected on the scoreboard – while Holy Trinity found their feet after the break.

St Eunan’s lost no time in drawing first blood, either. Scarcely four minutes had elapsed when Shane O’Donnell’s shot came back off the post into the welcoming arms of centre-half-back Brian Diver, who promptly despatched the ball to the Cookstown net.

With St Eunan’s dominant at midfield where Padraig McGettigan proved a powerhouse, their attack was liberally supplied with possession but could only muster points from Conor O’Donnell and Shane McDermott that helped take them into a hollow 1-4 to 1-2 interval lead.

That superiority looked set to be cemented, however, when Conor O’Donnell swept in their second goal to put them clear at 2-5 to 1-3 but Holy Trinity had no intention of lobbing in the towel.

With Eoin Gallagher and Pauric Lagan making their presence felt, they drove forward in waves with the former joining Mark Devlin, Mark McKearney and Mackle in landing points.

The match was then deadlocked at 2-5 to 1-8 and after Conor O’Donnell and substitute Conor Quinn traded points, the former was presented with the chance to seal the game but opted to go for a goal only to be thwarted superbly by  Conor Loane.

The game will be replayed on Friday night at 7:30pm at Celtic Park.

St Eunan’s Letterkenny: E O’Boyle; C O’Kane, A Gallagher, S McDaid; P McEniff, B Diver 1-0, J Kelly; S Doherty, P McGettigan; S O’Donnell 0-1, P J McBrearty, S McDevitt 0-2 (2f); C O’Donnell 1-3 (1f), O Purdy, C Finn. Subs: A Grant for McDevitt (43), R Hillferty for O’Kane (52), O Cassidy for Finn (56).

Holy Trinity Cookstown: C Loane; D Canavan, Tarlach Quinn, T McNamee; O Mulgrew 0-1, C Donnelly, M McKearney 0-1; E Gallagher 0-1, P Lagan 0-1; K Robinson, Thomas Mackle, S Murphy; Tiarnan Quinn 0-2 (1f) , Tiernan Mackle 1-1, M Devlin 0-1. Subs: E Devlin for Thomas Mackle (h/t), A Moore for Robinson (39), C Quinn 0-1 for Tiernan Mackle (56).

Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry).

Watch the full game below.

Year 9s into Quarter Finals as Year 11s get off to a Great Start!


Year 9s Into Quarter Finals.

Another big win for our Corn Colmcille (Year 9s) today. It finished 9-11 to 0-7 v Carrickmacross. The boys are now into the quarter finals.

Year 11s off to a Great Start!

Well done to our Treanor Cup (Yr11) squad who had a one point win over Letterkenny earlier today. The boys were six points down with 12 minutes to go but finished up HTC 2-11 v 3-7 St Eunans.

MacLarnon Cup Preview Day

The MacLarnon Cup Preview Day took place in school earlier this morning. We would like to thank our sponsors Steelweld Fabrications and Dominic Crilly. We also had Dankse Bank as visitors along with Kevin Kelly and his teamtalkmag team. We will have pics and video from the event on our school GAA Blog over the next few days. A big thanks to our sponsors Steelweld for all their suppport in what has been a very successful season so far. A winning Partnership! Check out the video below.


Holy Trinity back in MacLarnon Final!

All roads lead to Armagh for the Green and Black Army – Mr Forker.

Holy Trinity  qualified for the Danske Bank MacLarnon Cup final at the expense of Our Lady’s and St Patrick’s Knock, with a brilliant team display at Lurgan yesterday.

Knock controlled the opening quarter but a 0-2 to 0-1 lead was scant reward for their endeavours, Niall Grimley and Liam O’Keefe their point scorers. Then in the 16th minute a speculative shot from Holy Trinity full forward Tiernan Mackle sailed all the way to the net and the boys never looked back.

Mark Devlin and Tiarnan Quinn tagged on points before Shane Murphy coolly slotted home a penalty after Mackle had been fouled.

Kyran Robinson and Grimley both traded points as the winners led 2-4 to 0-3 at the break, Oran Mulgrew unlucky not to add a third goal when his low drive struck the left hand post.

Wing half-back Caolan Cunningham opened the second half scoring for Knock and in the 34th minute they were unlucky not to get a goal when Matt McAreavy’s well struck shot narrowly missed the top left hand corner of the net.

Two minutes later and Holy Trinity had a tight grip on proceedings when centre half back Conor Donnelly fired to the net. Devlin kicked a point and Mackle punched one over as Holy Trinity began to turn the screw.

In the 41st minute Mackle found Eunan Devlin inside the box and as the centre half forward tried to get his shot away he was fouled and Paul Faloon immediately pointed to the spot, Murphy once again making no mistake with his finish past keeper Sean McCaffrey.

It was all Holy Trinity at this stage and moments later substitute Thomas Mackle smashed an unstoppable shot to the roof of the net. McAreavy had Knock’s last point of the game but it was Cookstown’s day with Devlin completing the scoring.

Holy Trinity will now play St Eunan’s Letterkenny in the decider on March 19th in what should be a cracking encounter at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh.

Holy Trinity Cookstown: C Loane, D Canavan, T Quinn, T McNamee, O Mulgrew, C Donnelly (1-0), M McKearney, E Gallagher, P Lagan, K Robinson (0-1), E Devlin, S Murphy (2-1), T Quinn (0-1), Tiernan Mackle (1-1), M Devlin (0-3).

Subs: A Moore for Devlin, C Quinn for Robinson, C McGarrity for Murphy, Thomas Mackle (1-0) for Lagan, S Bradley for Gallagher, T Dorris for Mackle