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Drama as three Ulster Schools titles up for decision

On Tuesday, three Ulster school’s titles were up for decision with St. Conor’s and St. Joseph’s claiming provincial crowns while the Rafferty Cup Final remained tied even after extra time.

St. Conor’s, Clady/Kilrea ensured that the Gerry Brown would reside in the Oakleaf county for another year as they overcame a fine footballing side in Magh Ene, Bundoran.

In the end, the Derry school ran out 7-5 to 1-5 winners with centre forward Oisin Casey turning in a man of the match performance with a personal haul of 3-2.

St. Joseph’s of Coalisland claimed the McDevitt cup in a fiercely competitive contest against Loretto of Milford.

Tradition dictates that clashes between Tyrone and Donegal opposition are close fought encounters and this was no different with the East Tyrone school winning by the minimum on a scoreline of 3-10 to 3-9.

The Rafferty Cup final pitted St. Pius’ X, Magherafelt and Dean Maguirc College, Carrickmore against each other.

After extra time the two sides remained deadlocked at twelve points apiece. To their credit, Ulster Schools broke from their finish on the day policy in the interest of player welfare to grant these two sets of warriors a second bite.

The replay of the Rafferty Cup is scheduled for December 22nd with a venue yet to be decided.

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