On February 25th, two teams from St. Corban's competed in the Kildare finals of the SPAR FAI Primary 5s, an annual 5-a-side soccer competition organised by FAI Schools. One of our teams narrowly missed out on winning their group. Our other team won all of their games, including a tense penalty shoot-out in the semi-final, and were crowned champions of Kildare in the large schools section.
This team went forward to represent our school and county at the Mid-Leinster finals in Portlaoise on April 13th. Here they came up against the Kilkenny and Offaly champions. The boys performed excellently, winning both games (3-2 and 3-0) to progress to the Leinster finals which will take place in Navan on April 28th. Our goalscorers on the day were Matthew (2), Brandon, Cian and Jack and one own-goal was scored in our favour.
Very well done to both teams, and best of luck to our A team in Navan.
St. Corban's B Team: Sam Blackburne, Niall Murray, Liam Marshall, Elliot Beirne, Jack Sheridan, Jack McKevitt, Daniel Lenehan, Dylan Murtagh.
St. Corban's A Team: Daniel Glancy, Andrew Osborne, Matthew McCarrick, Brandon Leonard, Robert Fitzgerald, Daire Guerin, Jack Rodgers, Cian Richardson.
Our A team with their medals after their Mid-Leinster success.
Well done to the sixth class boys who represented Kildare in the recent Mid Leinster finals of the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s competition. Having come through the county finals in Kilcullen the boys again represented themselves, our school and our county proudly. They finished as runners-up in Mid Leinster, only narrowly missing out on progression to the Leinster Finals. Congratulations to Edenderry who made it through.
We left the school at 9:30 and the tournament stared at 10:00.
The B team played first but they lost their first match. Unfortunately the B team lost all of their games in a very tough group.
The A team played their first game against Maynooth BNS and we won 2-0. We then played St Joseph's BNS and won 4-0. Then we played Scoil Phadraig Naofa and won 4-2. We got out of our group into the semi final where we won 2-1 against Patrician Primary. Then in the final we played Athy and won 1-0.
This means that we are through to the Mid-Leinster finals in April. Well done to everyone involved.
Article by John M.
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