Leinster Glory for St. Paul’s!!
With all four of the St. Paul’s teams qualifying for the Leinster Olympic Handball semi-finals, there was great excitement in the build up to the big day. The Leinster finals were played in Gormonston College on Monday, 8th May. We would like to bring you a report of what was a very special day for St. Paul’s.
The U-11 girls’ team played the first semi-final against Corduff NS. They won 4-2 and made it into the Leinster Finals. The U-11 boys’ team played against Corduff also and won convincingly on a final score-line of 6-2. The U13 girls’ team played Rush NS and won a close game, showing great heart and skill. The U-13 boys’ team defeated St Peter’s, Phibsboro in a tense semi-final and qualified for the finals. This meant that all of the four St. Paul’s teams had made it to the Leinster finals. We waited nervously for the finals to start.
The U11 girls’ team faced Skyrne in the final. After playing very well, they narrowly lost on a final score-line of 3-2, but came second in all of Leinster. The U11 boys’ team played Rush NS in their final. They dominated Rush and won 3-1, claiming the Leinster title. The U13 girls’ team played against Yellow Furze. After playing excellent handball, they were narrowly defeated by Yellow Furze. The U13 boys faced Skyrne in the final. After playing their hearts out, they were defeated by a very strong Skryne side.
After the completion of the finals, all our teams were presented with their medals and the U11 boys celebrated after receiving their Leinster championship shield. We would like to thank all the teachers who coached us throughout the year. It was a fantastic year! We are already looking forward to next year’s competition. Go St. Paul’s!
Seán Twyford & Erin Leeson (Rm 16)