Carndonagh Community School took receipt of the Dr Tony O’Neill Cup at Home Farm this afternoon after seeing off Coláiste Chiaráin to win the FAI Schools Senior National Cup final.
Carndonagh Community School 2 Coláiste Chiaráin, Athlone 0
Corey McBride and Conor O’Donnell hit the goals for Martin Cavanagh’s team as they took receipt of Schools football’s biggest prize.
The goals came in either half of a game dominated by the Inishowen students.
McBride was in superb form in the early exchanges as he terrorised the Coláiste Chiaráin rearguard.
Jack Doherty came close to opening the scoring for Carn but, just before the blow of the half-time whistle, they edged in front.
McBride broke the stalemate as he fired past Michael Hanley from close range.
Doherty was inches from doubling the lead 20 minutes from the end as the lively attacker was denied by the crossbar.
But, just two minutes later, O’Donnell did managed to extend the Carn advantage as he beat replacement goalkeeper Jamie Keogh.
Carndonagh Community School: Daniel Houghton, Lee McLaughlin, Finn McClure, Jake Harkin, Ciara Doherty, Oisin Hession, Conor O’Donnell (Lorcan Bradley 90), Kieran Farren (Pearse McCarron 90), Mikey Friel (Luke Rudden 54), Corey McBride (Brendan Doherty 86), Jack Doherty (Cade Cooke (80).
Coláiste Chiaráin: Michael Hanley (Jamie Keogh 50), Jayden Tumulty, Dylan Dumner, Paul McManus, Adam Harney (Robert Hardiman 8), Sean Ryan (Alan Freeburne 66), Alex Francis, Reece Morgan (Darren Duff 70), Luke Kelly, Callum O’Brien, Ruairi Lenehan (Neil Macken 54).