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Close encounter expected in Markey Cup final

Donegal minor Brendan McCole was a key player in Abbey Vocational Schools semi-final win

Donegal minor Brendan McCole was a key player in Abbey Vocational Schools semi-final win

Markey Cup final

Fermanagh Schools v Abbey Vocationals schools

Wednesday March 9, Garvaghey, 7pm

The final pits two teams who know how to battle to win, as they both had difficult games to reach the decider.

Abbey Vocational Schools needed a late burst of scoring in their semi-final to see off Cavan’s Bailieboro Community School.

They hit 1-3 in the final ten minutes to seal a 2-10 to 1-8 victory.

Jack Keaney was their key scorer, hitting 1-5 in a hard-fought encounter.

Daniel Gallagher was another important player for the Abbey, as he scored 1-1 from corner forward. Both those players will have big part’s to play in the final.

The Fermanagh side is an amalgamation of nine schools in the Erne County.

They beat Donegal side St Columba Glenties in the semi-final, 0-14 to 0-11.

Jason Flanagan was their top scorer with 0-5. Paul Og O’Reilly scored 0-3, in what was a star performance.

 

 

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