Dooish NS just lose out in Spar FAI Schools final

Disappointment too for Woodland NS and Scoil Mhuire Caiseal

Diarmaid Doherty


Diarmaid Doherty


Dooish NS just lose out in Spar FAI Schools final

31 May 2017; Andrew Murray of Dooish NS, in action at the Aviva.

Dooish National School just missed out in winning the Spar FAI Primary Schools national final after a thrilling day's action at the Aviva Stadium.

The Ballybofey school's boys team finished second in Section B after losing out in the group decider when they were beaten 2-1 by Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.

Both teams had won their opening two group games so the title came down to their meeting this afternoon. 

Earlier in the day, Dooish had beaten Scoil an Athar Tadhg, Cork 3-2 and St. Peter's NS, Dromiskin, Co. Louth 5-4.

There was disappointment for Donegal's other two schools. Woodland NS Letterkenny played in Section C of the girls competition and lost their opening two games. However, they finished off their day in style, defeating Scoil Nioclais of Cork 6-0.

Scoil Mhuire Caiseal girls from Fanad were in Section A but lost all three of their group games against very strong opposition.