Thursday 19 October 2017

Brightest GAA future stars clash the ash in thrilling finals

Kate O’Connor of Scoil Bhride GNS, Palmerstown, is tackled by Marya Shalabi of Griffith Barracks Multi-Denominational School, Dublin, during the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Finals at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo: David Maher, Sportsfile
Kate O’Connor of Scoil Bhride GNS, Palmerstown, is tackled by Marya Shalabi of Griffith Barracks Multi-Denominational School, Dublin, during the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Finals at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo: David Maher, Sportsfile

Daire Walsh

There were highs and some heartbreak at Croke Park as the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol finals continued at GAA HQ.

A total of 15 games took place yesterday between various primary schools from across Dublin.

While all of them were thrilling, it was the 'clash of ash' between Griffith Barracks Multi-Denominational School, Dublin, and Scoil Bride GNS that proved one of the most compulsive.

Supporters cheered as players, including Kate O'Connor and Marya Shalabi, sprinted around the pitch.

Griffith Barracks were to come out victorious with a score of 4-5, to Scoil Bhride's 0-4.

Traditionally associated as one of the founding pillars of Catholic Ireland, GAA sports are popular in many multi-denominational schools.

Irish Independent

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