Gripping action in Munster Futsal Finals
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.
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