Our Year 11 Treanor Cup Squad brought another Ulster title back to Holy Trinity on Tuesday, with a brilliant performance and victory over St Paul’s Bessbrook. Going into the game missing a number of key players due to injury and illness, the Holy Trinity boys showed great resilience and determination to bring the Treanor Cup back to the school for the very first time, against all the odds.
The Armagh lads struck for a 19th minute goal from full forward Andrew Cunningham to put them two points in front. They didn’t score for the rest of the half however as Shea Lawn banged in a goal to go along with five points to leave Holy Trinity 1-6 to 1-2 in front at the short whistle, Odhran Nugent having opened the account.
A Lawn free increased that advantage on the resumption before Bessbrook hit back. Cunningham, Piaras Woods and Patrick McVerry all had points with Cookstown’s sole response coming from wing half back Jack Martin. With less than ten minutes to go Bessbrook midfielder Fergal O’Brien levelled matters and things looked good for them at that stage. Holy Trinity though dug deep with an inspirational point from midfielder and team Captain Blaine Ryan before substitute Matthew Donaghy hit the insurance score deep into injury time as it finished 1-10 to 1-8.
Holy Trinity : O Devlin, J Hamilton, C Lavery, S McNamee, C Loughran, C Devlin, J Martin (0-1), B Ryan (0-1), O O’Driscoll, C McElduff, S Lawn (1-6, 3F), P Lynch, O Nugent (0-1), S McAleer, R Devlin. Subs: M Ward for R Devlin, M Donaghy (0-1) for Nugent, M Conlon for McAleer
Holy Trinity D’Alton Cup squad were defeated in the Semi Finals yesterday by St Patrick’s Cavan. It was a tough game for the boys as they had already played a quarter final on Monday that went to extra time. They fought hard but it was not enough on the day. This was the boys first year in Ulster Colleges ‘A’ Football, it was a great achievement for them reaching the Semi Finals, having defeated Abbey CBS, St Pats Armagh and St Michael’s Enniskillen along the way. Well done to all involved.
A goal from Callan Devlin set our Year 11 Treanor cup squad on the path to the Ulster Final after a hard fought win over Carrickmacross. The boys showed great desire and determination to win a close contest. The squad will contest the Final next week against the winners of Bessbrooke and Keady. A massive well done to all involved.
Well done to our Year 9 Boys who have reached the Dalton Cup Quarter finals after wins over Abbey CBS Newry and a 4-11 to 1-11 won over St Pats Armagh. The Quarter Final against St Michael’s Enniskillen will take place next Monday.
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.
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.
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 look back at a night of Music, Awards and special guests.
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.