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Schools Football Tournament

On Friday 15th May, St Michael’s played a schools soccer tournament at the Ulidia playing fields.  Eight teams competed in a tough competition.
We won our first game 10-0 against Holy Rosary. In our second game against Holy Trinity, we came through as 3-2 winners.  In our final game of the group we beat St Peter’s 3-0 and qualified for the semi-finals.
We were drawn to play St Bernard’s in the semi-final.  We took the lead within five minutes thanks to a wonder strike from Jack.  However, in the final few agonizing moments St Bernard’s scored an equalizer.  The game finished 1-1 and needed to be settled by a penalty shootout, St Bernard’s snatched a 3-2 victory and headed off to the final (in which they were victors).
In the third/fourth place playoff St Michael’s faced Holy Trinity. We emerged victorious with a 2-0 win to settle in third place for the tournament.
Well done to all the boys who took part: Tom, Jack, Conor, Emmet, Jarlath, Rory, Finn, Matt, Sean,  Rory & Emmet.
By Sean

On Friday 15th May St Michael’s went to a football tournament at Ulidia playing fields.  Eleven players went to the tournament, Emmet, Tom, Jack, Rory, Emmet, Jarlath, Matt, Finn, Conor, Sean and Rory.
Our first match was against Holy Rosary ‘B’, we won 11-0.  After St Michael’s went to play Holy Trinity where we won 3-2.  Then we went to play our third and final match in group ‘B’ against St Peters ‘B’, we won 7-0.
After winning all our group ‘B’ games we were through to the semi-finals where we were drawn to play against St Bernard’s. The match was 15 minutes long, and at full time the score was 2-2 and the match went to penalties. Our three penalty takers were Emmet, Emmet and Rory, St Michael’s scored two of their penalties but St Bernard’s scored all three of theirs and progressed through to the final.
We played a match for third place which we won. Thank you for the lovely experience.
By Emmet