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