There still might be an all-Donegal McLarnon Cup final as the semi-final draw kept St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, and Coláistí Inis Eoghain apart.
Neil Gordon’s St Eunan’s side, who won the competition in both 2000 and 2007, have been paired with St Malachy’s from Belfast in the last four following their 0-11 to 1-6 win over St Columb’s, Derry, in Celtic Park last Friday night.
The Inishowen amalgamation booked their tickets to the last four when they out-scored St Patrick’s from Downpatrick 2-9 to 2-6 in Garvahey last week. The semi-finals are expected to be played in a fortnight’s time.
Coláiste na Carraige are participating in the semi-finals of the Ulster U-18 Markey Cup. Noel Ward’s side hammered the well-fancied St Malachy’s, Castlewellan, Co Down 6-12 to 2-5 last Wednesday and will face Largy College from Monaghan on Tuesday, February 25.
St Columba’s Comprehensive School from Glenties will have to wait and see who their next opponents will be as it will be Thursday, February 29, before Virginia Vocational School from Cavan lock horns with St Mary’s High School, Warrenpoint, Co Down. St Columba’s progressed to the last four after winning 1-13 to 0-6 against East Tyrone at the Donegal Centre of Excellence in Convoy.
In the U-16 Arthurs Cup, Pobascoil Chloich Cheannfhaola won 6-11 to 1-4 last Tuesday against St Joseph’s from Enniskillen in Garvahey. The Falcarragh school, who are under the guise of Stephen Doohan, are in action this week, Thursday, at Celtic Park against St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s College at 12 noon.
St Paul’s from Lurgan were comfortably overturned on Monday last 6-7 to 0-1 by the Claudy team, who had Glenswilly forward Ethan Sweeney in excellent form having scored five goals and a point.
The Corn Cuchulainn, which is the Ulster U-16B, saw Magh Ene from Bundoran get past St Patrick’s College, Ballymena.