PCC, Falcarragh are entering uncharted waters this Saturday when they face Good Counsel from Wexford, in the All-Ireland U-16 Schools/Colleges football semi-final.
The game is in Iniskeen, Monaghan, thow-in 1.30 pm and is a first outing on the national stage for the first time Arthurs Cup champions.
PCC defeated St Mark’s, Warrenpoint in the Ulster final just over two weeks ago to win the Ulster U-16 Schools’ (Arthurs’ Cup) for the very first time. Stephen Doohan’s side were also the first Donegal winners of the competition.
“It is all new territory for us. But we are looking forward to it though we also accept that we face something of a daunting task against the Leinster champions, Good Counsel,” said Stephen Doohan, the PCC manager.
“Good Counsel beat St Pat’s, Navan, 4-10 to 2-8, in the Leinster final last week. The game went to extra time with Good Counsel scoring two goals in the extra-time to win handy enough.
“They are a big school and have a great tradition and Leinster is big province with a large number of big schools and is a very competitive championship.
“But we are going to go out and give it our best shot; we have come through a competitive Ulster championship with our last two games against Claudy and St Mark’s and we are hoping those two games will stand to us.”
Sharpshooter and leading scorer Michael Langan will once again spearhead the attack at full-forward while Jason McGee and Daniel Devlin will man the midfield berths and Jamie Hunter at full-back and Christopher Cannon at centre half-back will anchor the defence.
PCC team and squad: Dean McColgan, Noel Sweeney, Jamie Hunter, Ciaran McFadden; Michéal O Maolchiaran,Christopher Cannon, Denis Coll; Jason McGee, Daniel Devlin; Michael Fitzgerald, Ciaran McGinley, Lee McColgan; Shane Langan, Michael Langan, Dylan Doherty; Dylan Harkin, Aaron Carton, Jamie McGee, Colin McFadden, Patrick Darcy, Patrick Doohan, Jonathon Harkin,Liam Kelly.AA