Corn Uí Mhuirí final on Saturday at 2pm in Mallow

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Dan O'Brien Captain St Brendan's College Senior Team with team management Hugh Rudden, Arthur Fitzgerald and Gary McGarth. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Dan O’Brien Captain St Brendan’s College Senior Team with team management Hugh Rudden, Arthur Fitzgerald and Gary McGarth.
Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Mark and Clare Scally of The Malton presenting a set off jerseys to Dan O'Brien Captain St Brendan's Senior team and team members Billy Courtney, Niall O'Donoghue and Mark Hartnett with Sean Coiffey Principal and teacher Michael Leahy at The Malton, Killarney on Tuesday.

Mark and Clare Scally of The Malton presenting a set off jerseys to Dan O’Brien Captain St Brendan’s Senior team and team members Billy Courtney, Niall O’Donoghue and Mark Hartnett with Sean Coiffey Principal and teacher Michael Leahy at The Malton, Killarney on Tuesday.

DSCF7196Is cúis mhór bhróid is áthais dom peileadoirí na scoile bheith páirteach i gcluiche ceannais Chorn Uí Mhuirí arís.

As principal of St. Brendan’s College, I am delighted that our Senior football panel has once more reached the ultimate pedestal of Munster Colleges Gaelic football.

Our school has a proud tradition in education and its relationships with Gaelic Games extends to the foundation of the GAA.

Sport offers an excellent expression of the values of participation, community and commitment that are so important in the formation of our young people.  Nowhere in our society is this more eloquently expressed than in colleges football.  The students, staff, parents and the broader community of the school are united in support of this team.

I am extremely thankful to all our staff who promote the extracurricular programme of the school and especially to our teachers Garry McGrath, Hugh Rudden and Arthur Fitzgerald for the time and expertise they so willingly invest in our senior football squad.

I am also conscious of the sacrifices made by players and parents to facilitate reaching this standard of performance. Whether starting, or a member of the panel, the students of this team have put in tremendous effort this year.

I also salute the involvement of the High School Clonmel in this historic final. As with St. Brendan’s, this team has shown its qualities in reaching the final, especially in its defeat of St. Francis, Rochestown in the semi-final.

It is my hope that the game will exhibit all of the qualities inherent in the traditions of both schools and of our wonderful Gaelic code.

Looking forward to a great final on Saturday at 2pm in Mallow.

Sean Coffey, Principal.

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