Our Sports Department were delighted to welcome over 120 boys and girls from six local primary schools to participate in the inaugural Gaelic Football competition over two action-packed days during the spring term.
The boys’ competition was held on Thursday 29th March with the girls’ event taking-place on Thursday 24th May.
After 5 competitive rounds in the boys’ competition, Saint Peter’s and Saint Patrick’s primary schools topped the group, earning them the opportunity to compete in the final.
Saint Peter’s led for most of the final but right at the death Saint Patrick’s snatched a late goal to win by one single point. Heartbreak for Saint Peter’s but absolute delight for the boys from Saint Peter’s.
The girls’ competition was held on Thursday 24th May. Similar to their boys, Saint Patrick’s girls went through their group unbeaten to contest the final against Saint Mary’s of Eltham.
Saint Mary’s dominated the game from start to finish but the girls of St Patrick’s refused to throw in the towel and fought hard right-up to the final whistle. A fantastic advert for girls’ sport!
Thank you to the staff and parents from all of our partner primary schools for supporting both the boys’ and girls’ competitions.
The excellent summer weather on both days contributed to two wonderful afternoons of sport. The level of skill displayed was very pleasing and bodes well for the future of Gaelic football at St Paul’s Academy.
Gaelic football club continues every Saturday at Saint Paul’s Academy throughout the summer term from 9:15am to 11:30am. Coaching is free of charge and both boys and girls are welcome from the ages of 9 to 12.