Gripping action in Munster Futsal Finals

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Gripping action in Munster Futsal Finals

The FAI First Year Boys & Girls Post Primary Schools Munster Futsal Finals took place on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Waterford IT Arena.
21st Nov 2019

In the boys division, there were six schools battling it out for glory with St. Francis College, Rochestown, Mount Sion CBS, Crescent College Comprehensive, Borrisokane Community College, St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland and St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Spanish Point all in contention for the provincial title.

The first fixture between St. Francis College vs Mount Sion CBS proved decisive in the overall table.

To show how tight the overall section was, it was St. Francis College that edged it tie 1-0with the goal coming in the final seconds of the contest, much to the joy and celebration of the Cork players and staff.

The Waterford side, Mount Sion CBS then won each of their next four fixtures and went from strength to strength as the day went on to eventually finish runners up in a highly entertaining and close contest.

The winners, St. Francis College played some fantastic futsal throughout the day and were eventually crowned Munster Champions registering four wins and a draw in their five fixtures.

Similarly, the girls schools that qualified for the provincial decider were St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Spanish Point, St. Angela’s Ursuline, St. Mary’s High School, Cork, Thomond Community College, Presentation Secondary School, Thurles and St. Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School, Killarney

There was some great futsal displayed from a number of the qualifiers.  

Presentation Secondary School, Thurles got off to a great start by winning their first three games, but St. Brigid’s of Killarney were determined to keep the pressure on as they only lost the one game themselves. However, that was crucially against Presentation Secondary School, Thurles. 

The Thurles side kept their composure to take the title on their head to head with St. Brigid’s as they were level on 12 points apiece.

St. Francis College, Rochestown and Presentation Secondary School, Thurles will progress to the National Finals which will take place in Waterford IT Sports Arena on December 5.

Provincial Finals:
Leinster Girls                      November 12                      National Basketball Arena, Tallaght
Leinster Boys                     November 13                      National Basketball Arena, Tallaght
Ulster                                   November 13                      AURA Leisure Centre, Letterkenny
Munster                              November 19                      Waterford IT Sports Arena
Connacht                             November 20                     IT Sligo 

National Final:                   December 5                        Waterford IT Sports Arena