Our senior soccer team headed to Midleton last Thursday, April 11th for the second round of the FAI 5 a side national competition.
Over 150 schools entered the Cork qualifiers, with 48 in our section, the ‘big’ schools section.
We kicked off with a game against St Columba’s Douglas. We played very well and went ahead through a great goal from Deckie Fitzgerald, however conceded in the last minute and drew 1-1. Our second game was against Beaumont Boys who we beat 5-0. Ryan O’Leary and Deckie Fitzgerald scored one each, with Christopher Harrington scoring a hat-trick. We then drew 2-2 with Ovens, with Samuel Okoye and Robert O’Leary shining. Our penultimate game was against Youghal, who we beat 2-0. Deckie Fitzgerald and Charlie Twomey got on the scoresheet. We now had 10 points and went into our final game against Scoil Nioclás, who had 11 points, needing a win to qualify for the Cork finals. We won 3-0 to top the group. Bobby Kelleher was magnificent in defence throughout and our brilliant goalkeeper Ronan Canavan has now played 9 games and conceded only 7 goals.