FAI Schools

  • FAI Schools Minor B Girls National Cup Semi-Final 
    Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny 3-2 St Patrick's College Lacken Cross AET 

  • St Joseph's Secondary School in Foxford are involved in two national cup semi-finals tomorrow ( Tuesday).

    In the FAI Schools First Year B Girls National Cup semi-final , St Joseph's are taking on Mulroy College of Milford in Monaghan United grounds - that game gets underway since 12.30

    St Joseph's secondary school Foxford are also involved in the First Year B Boys National Cup semi-final against Falcarragh - that kicks off at the same location in Monaghan at 2.30.


  • Bank of Ireland FAI Schools National Senior B Cup Final 
    Grennan College, Thomastown 3-1 St Brendan's College Belmullet 

  • FAI Schools Senior B Girls National Cup Semi-Final

    Midleton College 3-1 St. Patrick's College, Lacken Cross

  • St. Patrick’s College Lacken Cross narrowly lost out to Killina of Tullamore in the U17’s FAI Schools Junior 'B' Girls National Cup Final yesterday.

    The North Mayo school battled hard but were defeated in the end 2-1.

  • Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Minor B National Cup Semi-Final 
    St Mary's SS Newport 1-0 St Patrick's College Lacken Cross

  • This Friday will see 68 of the top players in Irish schools line out for the FAI Schools Under-15 Girls' Interprovincial Tournament.

    A number of Mayo players are involved for Connacht, including Amy Mahon of St Joseph's Community College, Charlestown,

    Alison Long & Sarah Costello of St Patrick's College, Lacken Cross,

    and Sorcha McCarney of the Sacred Heart school in Westport.

    The matches will be played over the course of this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    The interprovincial series will be the first step in the process of selecting the FAI Schools International Development Squad of 18 players who will compete in the Bob Docherty Cup.




  • FAi Schools 1st Year B Boys National Cup Semi-Final 
    St Joseph's Foxford 2-0 Falcarragh 

    FAI Schools 1st Year B Girls National Cup Semi-Final 
    Mulroy College 2-1 St Joseph's Foxford 

  • FAI Schools John Murphy Boys Cup Final 
    St Joseph's Foxford 3-2 Grennan College 
    Conor Flynn, Caolan Hopkins and Lorcan Towey with the goals for Foxford

  • FAI Schools Junior National B Girls Final 

    St Patrick's Lacken Cross 3-1 Ard Scoil Chiaran Naofa Clara

    Scorers for Lacken Cross: Ailbhe McHale 1; Alva  Munnelly 1; Deirbhle McHale 1;

    St PATRICK’S COLLEGE, LACKEN CROSS made up for last season’s bitter disappointment by defeating newcomers Ard Scoil Chiaráin Naofa of Clara in a pulsating tie in the AUL Complex yesterday.

    The Killala outfit managed by teacher Stephen Lacken made an apprehensive return to the Clonshaugh venue where they were beaten finalists in the Minor ‘B’ Cup Final twelve months previous as they fell foul to St. Mary’s Secondary School, Newport that day.

    However it was scenes of jubilation for the Connacht and now National Cup Champions when the final whistle went following 70 minutes of action packed football.

    The teams tested each other from the outset with Lacken Cross hitting the woodwork twice in each half as well as scorned opportunities from both sides.

    Captain Ellie Fitzpatrick, Ciara Guilfoyle and Robyn Bracken were impressive for the Offaly school who came agonisingly close to Ciara Murphy’s goalmouth on several occasions.

    Ailbhe McHale finally broke the deadlock six minutes from the interval with a superb effort to deceive netminder Hannah Cronin

    This was cancelled out three minutes into the second period as Ciara Guilfoyle outsmarted the Saints defence to slot home the equaliser.

    A tense encounter by two equally matched teams ensured a nail-biting conclusion to events. A light reprieve for Lacken Cross as the inform Alva Munnelly connected well to an Aoife Kearney free-kick which found its way to the back of the net.

    An injury to Captain Fitzpatrick saw her withdraw from proceedings with a quarter of an hour still to play, a massive blow for the Leinster stars. This coincided with St. Patrick’s College third goal as substitute Deirbhle McHale nicked in to ensure the silverware for the Mayo side, 3-1.

    The Clara girls can take huge credit for their Cup campaign endeavours this season with James Duffin at the helm but it was the experienced Lacken Cross that won out in the end.

    St. Patrick’s College will enjoy the celebrations this evening but their focus will shift to the Minor ‘B’ Cup run as they attempt to defend their Bank of Ireland title. The 2017 Champions will face Manorhamilton’s St. Clare’s Comprehensive School next week.

    Bank of Ireland Player of the Match |Alva Munnelly (St. Patrick’s College) was awarded the accolade following a memorable performance for the Lacken Cross crew.

    ARD SCOIL CHIARÁIN NAOFA, CLARA |Hannah Cronin, Áine Bracken, Rebecca Larkin, Shannon Wynne, Rachel Bracken, Ciara Monaghan, Kate Fitzpatrick, Robyn Bracken, Ciara Guilfoyle, Ellie Fitzpatrick (Captain) (Niamh Rooney, 54) Eve Kelly

    SUBS NOT USED | Niamh McKeon, Ciara Dolan, Jemma McGuinness, Zelda Utangec, Katie Healy, Anna Stewart, Marie VonAss, Birte Neff

    TEACHERS |James Duffin, Jason Kiernan

    StPATRICK’S COLLEGE, LACKEN CROSS, | Ciara Louise Murphy (Captain), Rachel Brudenall, Ciara McHale, Sarah Costello, Aoife Kearney, Anna Heffernan (Deirbhle McHale, 26), Laura Bilbow, Ailbhe McHale, Majella O’Boyle, Alison Langdon Long, Alva Munnelly

    SUBS NOT USED| Karen Higgins, Caoimhe Grier, Ciara Adams, Keeva McDonnell, Alice Gilvarry, Grace Munnelly, Chloe Walsh

    TEACHER | Stephen Lacken

    COACHES | David Munnelly, Emma Munnelly, Cliodhna Fitzmaurice


  • FAI Schools Minor B Girls Connacht Cup Final 
    St Patrick's College Lacken Cross 2-1 St Joseph's Secondary School Foxford 

  • St. Joseph’s secondary school Foxford have lost out to Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair by 3 goals to 2 after extra time in the FAI Schools John Murphy National Cup Final.

    The Foxford School looked set to win back to back titles when they went 2-1 ahead in the first period of extra-time through captain Liam Durkan.

    However, the Donegal outfit fought back with two goals to be crowned Champions.

  • St. Joseph's of Foxford booked their place in the FAI Schools John Murphy Senior B National Cup final yesterday after victory Scoil Mhuire, Buttevant.

    Evan Reape and Conor Flynn got the goals for the Foxford school.

    St. Joseph’s will claim back-to-back national titles if they defeat Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair in the final on Wednesday, February 5th.

  • St. Joseph’s Secondary School Foxford are involved in an FAI Schools John Murphy Senior B National Cup Semi-Final.

    The Foxford pupils will face Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair at 1pm in Sligo.