St.Clare's Comprehensive First Year boys took part in a Futsal competition in Drumshanbo on Wednesday the 26th of October. St.Clare's faced Drumshanbo V.S A team, Drumshanbo V.S B team, Mohill C.S and Carrigallen V.S.
St.Clare's came into this competition with some star player's including Cathal Og O'Connell, Patrick Montgomery, Alan Kavanagh and Barry McNulty. St.Clare's faced Drumshanbo A team in their first match as they came out winners but by a very narrow margin on the end of a 1-0 scoreline as Drumshanbo pushed them. This match only seemed to be a warm up for St.Clare's as they then went and showed everyone what there really made of. St.Clare's then faced Mohill C.S and they came out 3-0 winners as they started to gain confidence.
Next up they faced Drumshanbo B team. At this stage St.Clare's were taking no prisoners as they went and beat Drumshanbo B team 8-0 with Patrick Montgomery impressing by scoring 4 goals. They then tried to swap players around as they faced a struggling Carrigallen side and they won this game 4-0. Drumshanbo A team, Mohill and St.Clare's seemed to be the strongest sides in it as Drumshanbo B team and Carrigallen were very weak and found it hard to dominate any matches. They then advanced into the final where they went on to face the same Drumshanbo A team which they struggled against in the first match. In first few minutes of this game Cathol Og O'Connell went on a lovely run to beat the whole Drumshanbo team and to slide the ball past the goalkeeper. Patrick Montgomery also grabbed himself another goal as he went in as top scorer.
Alan Kavanagh then came on off the bench to score 2 lovely goals and at this stage St.Clare's knew they had it won. St.Clare's girls also went off to Drumshanbo and played the same matches as the boys, St.Clare's girls were missing a few players including Muireann Devaney but were still not doubted as they went on to lose their first match to drumshanbo B team but weren’t long winning games as Erin Somers went on a scoring spree and won them their other 3 games against Mohill, Drumshanbo B team, and Carrigallen. They also advanced to the final where they faced a strong Drumshanbo A team which they lost to in their first match but weren't doubted this time as they beat them 2-1 and shocked a lot of people. Congratulations to the first year Boys and Girls and to their coaches and teacher, Shane Walsh, Jack Kelly, Jack O'Connell, Harry Galgey and the girl’s coaches Dearbhla Rooney and Kodi O'Mahony and their teacher Shane Ward. St.Clare's boys and girls now head to Sligo IT next month as they represent Leitrim in the Connacht’s and they face the winning sides from Galway, Roscommon, Sligo and Mayo. Best of luck to them.