St Colman's justified their favourites' tag in this MacRory Cup play-off but St Ciaran's Ballygawley pushed them all the way.
The Tyrone school were on top early but St Colman's produced a blistering response, before Mark McConnell banged in a goal and the sides were level at the break.
In the second-half Jack Haughey and Pearse Og McCrickard scored goals within three minutes. The Tyrone lads hit back with a Jody McGlone goal. With time almost up, Mark Kavanagh hit a 20m free to the net. However, a Haughey free levelled it before he hit another brace to win it.
Scorers - St Colman's Newry: J Haughey 1-9 (4f), P McCrickard 1-3, P O'Hagan, C Gilmore 0-2 each, O O'Neill 0-1.
St Ciaran's Ballygawley: M Kavanagh 1-5 (3f), P McAnenly , J McGlone (1f), M McConnell 1-1 each, C Morris 0-1.
St Colman's Newry – J Heaney; J Brown, O Donnelly, C Gordon; P O'Hagan, R McQuaid, L McGreevy; F Aiken, O O'Neill; P McCrickard, J Haughey, J Morgan; C Gilmore, P Keating, B Doyle. Subs: S Hanna for Gilmore, C Brown for Keating, G McElroy for Aiken.
St Ciaran's Ballygawley – C McAnenly; C Shields, C Boyle, N Breen; N Kelly, C Morris, B McSorley; R O'Neill, E McGarrity; C Monaghan, M McConnell, R McAnespie; P McAnenly, M Kavanagh, J McGlone. Subs: S Mulgrew for Monaghan, J Woods for Mulgrew, C Kelly for Morris, C Morris for McAnenly, S Mulgrew for McGarrity
Ref – M McNally, Monaghan