On Tuesday the 11th of June Scoil Eoin Junior Boys’ Gaelic team reached the final of the Fingal League in
Vincent’s were the opposing team. Two students from our class were
on the team.
There was great excitement around Scoil Eoin. Some classes made buntings and they were hanging up in the link corridors. Some of the children had their faces painted. The parents made plaited wristbands in the team colours. We had three buses one for the team and two for the fans who was coming to cheer the team on.
Before the match we were all waiting on the steps beside the pitch. We were feeling a bit nervous because all our supporters were cheering and we didn’t want to let them down.
Ten minutes into the match Scoil Eoin went ahead with a point but St.Vincents came straight back and scored a point back. Then Scoil Eoin scored two more points but St.Vincents came straight back and got two points back. At half time it was St.Vincents 0-03 and Scoil Eoin 0-03. When the second half started Scoil Eoin started to play better football. Ten minutes into the second half Scoil Eoin scored 2 goals and 3 points and then St.Vincents scored a point back but it wasn’t enough to win.
The final score was St.Vincents 0-04 Scoil Eoin 2-06.
We were very excited that we had won and we ran over to our supporters in the stand and skidded before them. It was the first ever time the Junior Boys GAA team has ever won the Junior Fingal Schools League.