Ballybay Community College make All-Ireland Final

Ballybay Community College booked their place in the Post Primary Schools Al-Ireland final with a 1-08 to 1-06 victory over Gaeilscoil Chuimsitheach Chiaran of Galway.

The Semi-final of the Masita Rice Cup took place in Clooneen Roscommon this afternoon.

The match was played in terrible weather conditions with a gale force wind.

A well-worked point finished by Aaron Hamilton at the start of added time was Ballybay’s second point of the second half.

That score lifted the siege that their defence was under and stretched their lead to three points.

Joe Ó Giobúin scored for the Galway side two minutes later, but Ballybay, who had claimed a first Danske Bank O’Doherty Cup on Tuesday stayed the course for the win.

Ballybay led 1-06 to two points at half-time with the aid of the strong breeze.

Joel Wilson got Ballybay’s goal in the 20th minute.

Ballybay game-managed the second half and defended astutely to come away with a two points win.

Ballybay manager Kieron Byrne caught up with Sean McCaffrey after the game.

On Tuesday, Ballybay Community college claimed the Ulster U19 schools title with a convincing 3-16 to 2-09 win over St Aidan’s Comprehensive from Cavan in St Tiernach’s park Clones.

Ballybay will play the All-Ireland final on March 23rd. The Monaghan sides opponents will be Boherbue Comprehensive School. Boherbue from Mallow in Cork who defeated Coláiste na hInse from Bettystown Co Meath by 2-11 to 0-7.

Ballybay CC : S Black, E McPhillips, C Corrigan, T McPhilips, D McElearney, E Duffy, J Hughes (0-1), J Wilson (1-0), S Slevin, A Mulligan (0-3, 0-2 frees), P Quinn, J Duffy, M Coyle (0-1), D Dempsey (0-1), D McCann (0-1)Sub : A Hamilton (0-1) for D Dempsey (56)