The camogie team from St John’s Primary School Kingsisland received a hero’s return despite last-minute heartbreak in a thrilling Ulster Final of the Cumann na mBunscol tournament in Magherafelt Sports Arena on Wednesday.
Philip O’Neill, Principal of St John’s, which holds the Tyrone Champions title, said everyone at school and in the local community was very proud of the girls’ efforts.
“They were on course to clinch a final appearance only to lose a goal in the dying seconds”, said Mr O’Neill. “As the game entered a period of extra time the Kingsisland girls bombarded the Antrim goal with shot after shot. Unfortunately a quick break away led to a conceded goal and the end of the Kingsisland girls’ hopes of landing the Ulster title but we are so very proud of them all.”
Mr O’Neill also paid tribute to the commitment and dedication of the girls’ coaches, Miss Fionnuala Hagan and Mr Adrian O’Neill.