Donegal schools are flying high in Ulster second level schools’competitions.
St Eunan’s College and Colaisti Inis Eoghain - an amalgamation of the five second level schools in Inishowen senior teams - have qualified for the semi-finals of the Ulster Colleges’ McLarnon Cup.
Colaisti na Carraige (Carrick VS) and St Columba’s Comprehensive, Glenties are through to the last four in the Markey Cup, Ulster VS Schools senior championship. And the success does not end there. PCC, Falcarragh are preparing for the Arthur’s Cup (U-16 A) football championship semi-final and Colaisti na Carraige’s U-14 footballers are due to play St Joseph’s, Enniskillen in the McDevitt Cup quarter-final.
Donegal schools are also holding their own in Ulster Schools’ U-16 B competitions. Both Magh Ene, Bundoran and Crana College, Buncrana are awaiting to play Ulster semi-finals.
St Eunan’s edged past St Columb’s in Celtic Park on Friday night, in their McLarnon quarter-final meeting. Colaisti Inis Eoghain, without county ace Darach O’Connor (injured), eased past Red High School, Downpatrick, by three points to qualify for their first McLarnon Cup semi-final.
The last four in the McLarnon Cup are St Eunan’s, Colaisti Inis Eoghain, St Malachy’s, Belfast and Carrickmacross. Meanwhile, Colaisti Na Carraige turned on the style in their Markey Cup quarter-final victory over St Malachy’s, Castlewellan. Colaisti Na Carraige won 6-12 to 1-5 to book a semi-final meeting with Largy College, Clones. St Columba’s play Virginia College, in the other Markey semi-final. Dates and venues are expected this week.