Scoil Bhríde of Lackagh created a unique piece of history in the parish when they became the first national school in the parish to win the schools hurling and football titles in the same year. It was a special time for Lackagh children, teachers and parents as they recorded two successful county title wins in a week.
For Lackagh school this is the sixth national school’s title since turning the millennium, having won five hurling titles and one football title. To win the second hurling title in succession as well as the football is a special tribute to principal Michael Lydon, and his staff who carry out such wonderful work within the school. From the outset the Lackagh team started magnificently against a Cappantaggle team that refused to give in. Lackagh were far more constructive in attack and Tomas Quirke and Barry Callanan added points before the break to send Lackagh into a 2–4 to 1–1 half time lead.
Lark Conneely kicked a third goal for Lackagh at the start of the second half and although Cappataggle replied with a brace of points, the Lackagh side always held the advantage. In the end Lackagh had captured their second schools hurling title in succession, defeating Cappataggle by 4–5 to 1–3.
The victorious Lackagh school team were: Dylan Buckley, Ronan McDonagh, Jason Reilly, Conor Finnerty, Conor Fahy, Cian O’Connor, Karl Conneely (1–0), Sean Lyons (0–1), Aaron O’Shaughnessy, Matthew Lyons (2–2), Sean O’Hanlon, Barry Callanan (1–1), Thomas Quirke (0–1).
Subs: Adam Kearney, Ruairi Gallagher, Robert Moran, Daniel Knoop, Conor Burke, Jonathan Flynn, Mark McGrath.