Four first-half goals from St Joseph’s College ended St Columba’s, Stranorlar’s hopes of glory in the FAI Schools Minor Boys National Cup final this afternoon.
St Columba’s College 2 St Joseph’s Patrician College 4
‘The Bish’ scored four in a 27-minute spell to extinguish the St Columba’s dream.
St Columba’s had started well with Jamie Murray striking them into the lead after just four minutes.
But St Joseph’s were level two minutes later when Liam Melody netted after Rory O’Brien and Gary Higgins created the opening.
A wonderful effort from Melody put the Galway men ahead and captain Higgins added a third from a free-kick.
Luke O’Gorman twisted the knife further with a fabulous attempt to the roof of the net and it was all over bar the shouting.
Callum Gillen bagged one for St Columba’s in the 46th minute, but it was too little too late.