Mixed emotions for Cross & Passion
Thursday, 16 February 2017
WELL-PAID professional footballers would baulk at the idea of playing three tough games in six days but that was exactly the challenge facing the young camogs from Cross & Passion College during the week.
The Ballycastle girls drew with St. Pat's Maghera in the final of the GAAstore.com Corn Uan Uladh competition before eventually getting the better of their old rivals in Tuesday's replay at Dunsilly.
Four days later the newly crowned Ulster champions were forced to make the arduous journey south to Tipperary to take on Ursuline Thurles, in the event a game too far for the school.
The Tipperary school defeated Cross & Passion 0-8 to 4-5 but the visitors did their school and county proud.
The hosts, whose goalkeeper proved the difference in the teams, led 2-4 to 0-4 at the break with Roisin McCormick getting all four Ballycastle points.
Charley McCarry and Caoimhe Wright scored early second half points but a much needed goal failed to materialise as every attempt was brilliantly stopped by the Urusline net minder.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymoney Chronicle.
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