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British Isles Cup
Competition Date 22/05/2024
The 2024 Allan McKinstry Cup is being held in Cardiff 23 - 25 May 2024.  Matches are being played at Cardiff University Sports Fields and fixtures scheduled as follows;

Thursday 23 May
Whitchurch 1 (9) St Francis  1 (10)
Y Strade 0 Redden Court  3
Shenfield 2 Lurgan  1

Friday 24 May
Y Strade 3 Shenfield  4
Redden Court 0 St Francis  1
Whitchurch 2 Lurgan  1

Saturday 25 May
Whitchurch 3 Y Stade 1
Reddon Court 0 Lurgan 5
St Francis 2 Shenfield 0

The U14 Girls competition for the Rod Houston Cup took place at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Shropshire from Monday 2 Oct - Wednesday 4 Oct 2023.  Schools taking part were; South Hunsley High School, Hull,  Presentation College, Athenry, Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny and Caerleon Comprehensive School, Newport, Gwent.

Results were:
Mon 2 Oct
1600      South Hunsley 2 Loreto 0
1715      Presentation 2 Caerleon 0

Tue 3 Oct
1000      Loreto 1 (3) Caerleon 1 (1)
1115      Presentation 1 South Hunsley 0

Wed 4 Oct
1030      Presentation 2 Loreto 0
1030      South Hunsley 4 Caerleon 1

Final positions;

Final positions 2023
  P W D L Pts
Presentation Coll. 3     3 0 0 9
South Hunsley 3 2 0 1 6
Loreto Kilkenny 3 0 1 2 2*
Caerleon Newport 3 0 1 2 1

*  bonus point for winning penalty shoot out..

The Allen Mckinstry Cup for U14 Champion boys teams from British Isles and Republic of Ireland Schools associations will be back in 2023, after the enforced covid absence.  This year it is being staged by the Football Association of Irish Schools in the historic town of Athlone.

The 2023 competition is on 21st, 22nd and 23rd May and the following fixtures and ko times are confirned;

Sunday 21 May
Republic 'B'   v  Scotland            ko 4:00pm  Athlone Town FC
Republic 'A'   v   Wales               ko 4:00pm  Institute of Technology
England v Northern Ireland        ko  6:00pm  Athlone Town FC

Monday 22 May 
Republic 'A' v Northern Ireland   ko 10:30am  Athlone Town FC
England v Republic 'B'               ko  10:30am  Institute of Technology
Scotland v Wales                      ko  12:30pm  Athlone Town FC

After the first two sets of games the league table will be composed and the teams in 1st and 2nd places will play off in the final.  The remaining four teams will be allocated to play a team which they have previously not met.

Points are awarded as follows;
Three for a win
Two for winning a tied game after a penalty shoo out
One for drawing a game and losing the penalty shoot out
No points are awarded for a loss in normal time.

Best of luck to all teams.

Match reports;
Courtesy of Diane Fay, FAIS.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Roundup Match Day One

The Bish, Galway & St. Columb’s Derry in the driving seat

The SAFIB Allen McKinstry Cup kicked off in Athlone this afternoon with a blistering pace as three competitive games were witnessed.
In the driving seat after the first day of action is St. Joseph’s Patrician College, Galway (the Bish) and St. Columb’s College, Derry with two narrow victories under their belts.
The other outing saw local outfit Marist College draw one apiece with Scottish heavyweights St. Ninian’s. The Athlone crew managed a bonus point when they won the penalty shoot-out 5-3.

St. Joseph’s Patrician College, Galway 2-1 Ysgol Greenhill Tenby
Ishan Jhurry (57) Daniel Sangondele (60+3) Ethan Lewis (26)

A really enthralling game between the Irish Champions ‘the Bish’ and Welsh titans Ysgol Greenhill School, Tenby in TUS, Athlone opened the proceedings on Match Day One.
It had all the markings of a draw in the latter stages of the game but a moment of brilliance saw the Irish lads win out.
It was all Galway in the opening quarter as Aaron Hayat and Dara McGauran tested the Welsh keeper Jesse Craig.
McGauren even had the ball in the back of the net but it was chalked off for an off-side.
The game sprung to life four minutes from the break when Ethan LEWIS smashed in a worldie from 25 yards out to give the Welsh side a slender lead at the interval.
It took St. Joseph’s the latter stages to mount a response when Ishan JHURRY netted a blinder from inside the box to level proceedings with three minutes of normal time remaining.
Rob Grealish thought the game was destined for penalties so he brought on sub keeper Patrick O’Connell for the impressive Aaron Hestor in the dying minutes of the game. The change wasn’t required as moments later, the winner was scored.
Daniel SANGONDELE burst through the Welsh defence to finish neatly past the Welsh netminder on his second time of asking with three minutes of added time played.
Unfortunately for the Welsh they couldn’t mount a comeback despite their best efforts in the intervening period of injury time.
Rob Grealish’s squad net the full three points on offer in a high tempo performance.

Marist College, Athlone 1-1 St. Ninian’s High School, Giffnock (Marist won 5-3 on pens for bonus pt)
Dylan Dennehy (55) Rory Kelly (20)
The other fixture of the afternoon saw local side Marist College, Athlone face off against an impressive St. Ninian’s in Athlone Town AFC.
It turned out to be a ferocious affair with seven yellow cards brandished in all as well as a red for the Scottish scholars.
Martin Grogan’s lads came from behind to level proceedings with five minutes remaining as Dylan DENNEHY cancelled out Rory KELLY’S first half effort to bring the game to penalties.

Again it was the Irish that kept their heads to see out a bonus point allocation as they won the shoot-out 5-3 in the end. The leave with two points out of a possible three on offer. St. Ninian’s get off the mark with their one point allocated for a draw.

St. Columb’s College, Derry 2-0 South Hunsley School
Zhai Glackin (15), Shane Gillespie (52)

The later kick-off time saw Derry Champions St. Columb’s College net a brace to see off their English counterparts South Hunsley School in Athlone Town AFC.
Another hotly contested fixture which saw a number of yellow cards awarded as well as a red late on for South Hunsley, which saw them down to ten men for the latter stages of the contest.
The Northern Ireland institute got on the scoresheet midway through the first half when Zhai GLACKIN snuck in his effort at the left post in a congested penalty area to give the Saints the early advantage.
With a minute remaining in the first half, Derry’s Yoann Prigent latched off a blistering strike that was just wide of the mark while down the other end of the pitch, England’s Nathan Cunningham had a fabulous shot sail just over the upright.
The Derry tally was doubled eight minutes from time when the talented Shane GILLESPIE popped up to strike a wonderful goal with an excellent through ball from the industrious Yoann Prigent.
South Hunsley were unlucky not to convert some of the chances created late on but the Derry defence was well marshalled to see them keep a clean sheet.
The Saints with three points in the bag following the opening encounter.

Roundup Match Day Two

St. Joseph’s Patrician College face St. Ninian’s High School in title race

Another exciting conclusion to the penultimate round of fixtures for the six teams involved as there were three nail-biting wins from this morning’s SAFIB Allen McKinstry Cup proceedings.
Eoin GACQUIN was the match day hero for St. Joseph’s Patrician College, Galway (the Bish) as they defeated Northern Ireland Champions St. Columb’s College, Derry by a solitary goal in a cracking game in Athlone Town AFC.
While at the same time in TUS, Athlone, local lads Marist College went down 2-0 to English starlets South Hunsley School.
The later kick-off in Athlone Town AFC saw Scottish outfit St. Ninian’s overcoming the challenge of Welsh dragons Ysgol Greenhill School, Tenby in the other fixture of the afternoon to set up tomorrow morning’s pairings.
So it will be St. Joseph’s entertaining St. Ninian’s in the top of the table clash at 11.30am in Athlone Town AFC. Can last season’s Irish Champions finally claim their name on the trophy with their third appearance in this competition over the years or will it be the 2017 SAFIB Allen McKinstry Cup stars that add to their collection. It should make for an epic ending to this season’s campaign.
Elsewhere, South Hunsley School will face off against their Welsh counterparts at 9.30am in Athlone Town AFC and Marist College, Athlone will take on Derry students St. Columb’s College to conclude their series endeavours.

St. Joseph’s Patrician College, Galway 1-0 St. Columb’s College, Derry
Eoin Gacquin (52)

Another ferocious battle ensued in Athlone Town AFC this morning with St. Joseph’s hitting the winner eight minutes from time as Eoin Gacquin slotted home.


Marist College, Athlone 0-2 South Hunsley School, Melton
Joshua Henderson (30+1), Henry Edwards (52)

English side South Hunsley School were down to 10 men for the last few minutes of the game but grinded out a tough win against Martin Grogan’s side at TUS Athlone this morning.
Joshua HENDERSON chipped in for the opening goal just before the interval while Lewis Blanchard had a gilt-edged opportunity to double their tally four minutes into the restart but his effort went wide of the mark.
Henry EDWARDS made it 2-0 with eight minutes remaining as he smashed in an excellent goal for the visitors.


Ysgol Greenhill School Tenby 0-2 St. Ninian’s High School, Giffnock
John Joe Leddy (12), Connor Sweeney (53)

Two goals on either side of half-time was enough for Jordon Lough’s side to advance to the top of the table clash tomorrow morning as they overcame a hardworking Greenhill’s challenge.
The opening goal came twelve minutes in when John Joe LEDDY grabbed a lovely goal with a neat finish past Ewan Philips.
Ethan McGillvray could have doubled their advantage shortly after but his two quick attempts were denied, the first saved brilliantly by Philips while his second effort sailed over the crossbar.
A piece of magic for St. Ninian’s second as Connor SWEENEY lobbed the keeper from the edge of the box to finish lovely for that crucial two goal cushion with seven minutes remaining.
Unfortunately for Evans’ side they couldn’t penetrate the Scottish goal and left the Midlands venue disappointed.

Roundup Match Day Three

Scottish outfit St. Ninian’s High School claim SAFIB Allen McKinstry Cup

ST. NINIAN’S HIGH SCHOOL, GIFFNOCK were crowned SAFIB Allen McKinstry Cup Champions for 2023 following a solidary goal courtesy of Luke O’DONNELL in Athlone Town AFC this afternoon.
Unfortunately despite St. Joseph’s Patrician College’s best efforts they couldn’t break down the Scottish defence as O’Donnell’s strike on 24 minutes was enough to see the Scottish Champions win out.
The other fixtures saw Derry stars St. Columb’s win 3-1 against Marist College and South Hunsley School were victories on the same score-line against their Welsh opponents.
A really enjoyable experience for the six teams involved in this season’s tournament.

The stand-out moments were the two goals that the Welsh crew Ysgol Greenhill School notched up with Ethan LEWIS converting a rocket on Sunday evening in TUS while Logan HALL’s sensational goal from a corner was the talking point in Athlone Town earlier this morning.


Ysgol Greenhill School Tenby 1-3 South Hunsley School, Melton
Logan Hall (30) Lewis Blanchard (7, 10, 21)

A first half hat-trick courtesy of Lewis BLANCHARD was enough to see the English stars claim the spoils in the final fixture of their three day campaign.

Ysgol Greenhill scholar Logan HALL scored a screamer from a corner kick just before the interval to give his team a fighting chance in the second half but the English lads were able to see out the game for another big win in Athlone Town AFC this morning.


Marist College, Athlone 1-3 St. Columb’s College, Derry
Diarmuid O’Higgins (16) Yoann Prigent (21), Zhai Glackin (22), Louis Chambers (56)

Derry crew St. Columb’s College finished out their campaign with another impressive display leaving TUS Athlone on a high as they saw off Marist College, Athlone this morning
The Northern Ireland Champions had the ball in the net after just three minutes but Yoann Prigent’s goal was disallowed for an off-side.
The lively Thomas Egan had to be at full stretch to deny St. Columb’s pupil Emmet Morrison four minutes later.
Egan again came to his teams rescue when he stopped a Zhai Glackin effort with 12 minutes on the clock.
Athlone struck against the run of play mid-way through the half when Captain Conor Casey played a well weighted pass to Diarmuid O’HIGGINS who smashed the top corner for a well worked goal.
St. Columb’s managed to grab the equaliser five minutes later when Call Tabb played a delightful ball into the path of the onrushing Yoann PRIGENT who had a slick finish at the far post.
The Derry goal tally was doubled sixty seconds later when Zhai GLACKIN calmly slotted home from close range leaving it 2-1 at the break.
The visitors converted their third four minutes from time when Louis CHAMBERS curled in an unbelievable strike from outside the box.
The hardworking Diarmuid O’Higgins came close to bringing it to within one but he was denied by the Derry netminder Jake Henry in the latter stages of the contest.


St. Joseph’s Patrician College, Galway 0-1 St. Ninian’s High School, Giffnock
Luke O’Donnell (24)

The top of the table clash saw Galway side St. Joseph’s Patrician College face off against Scotland’s St. Ninian’s High School in Athlone Town AFC this afternoon.
The Connacht students set up defensively against a technically superior side in a titanic battle.
The breakthrough moment of the first half was Luke O’DONNELL’s goal six minutes from the interval. This was the decisive factor in a highly entertaining finale.
Daniel Sangondele was the target man for the Bish but the youngster failed to capitalise on a few opportunities in the second half.
John Joe Leddy and Captain Rocco Di Giacomo were outstanding for Jordan Lough’s men as they held out for the title win.

St. Ninian’s were crowned Champions back in 2017 and lost out in the final a year later to fellow Glaswegians Holyrood Secondary School.
A second title for the Scottish Champions this afternoon in the Midlands venue. It was well deserved following their performances over the three days.
The only team to make an impact against them was Marist College who drew one apiece in their opening encounter on Sunday evening with Martin Grogan’s students clinching a bonus point when they won the resulting penalty shoot-out.
However the Scottish bounced back in fine style the following morning to record a two-nil victory over Ysgol Greenhill School with Leddy and Sweeney grabbing the vital goals.

The 2018 Alan McKinstry competition for U14 boys Champion schools from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will be played at Toryglen, Glasgow, on 25 - 27 May 2018. The first two days matches will be;
Day 1, 1600hrs
Scotland A v Wales, Scotland B v Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland v England
Day 2, 1000hrs
Scotland A v Northern Ireland, Scotland B v England and Wales v Republic of Ireland.
Points are awarded 3 for a win and 1 for a draw
Day 3, 1000hrs
The top two teams will play off on day 3 with the remaining teams playing opponents not previously met.

Day 1
St Ninian's 1  Ysgol Plasmawr 0

Holyrood 0 (4) St Joseph's 0 (3)

St Thomas More 1 (5) Christian Brothers 1 (3)

The first day of the 2018 Allen McKinstry brought some very close and highly contested matches.  Local tean St Ninian's High were the only team to gain all of three points in their game with a close 1-0 victory over visiting Welsh side Ysgol Plasmawr.  Luke McCormick was the player to secure the match winning goal.
On pitch 2 the other Scottish representatives, Hollyrood, battled a tense goalless draw against the visiting RoI boys from St Joseph's College College, Galway.  In the penalty shoot out for the extra bonus point the visitors came out on top 4-3.
The final game between Christian Brothers School (NI) and St Thomas More School (ENG) was a keenly contested affair.  There could have been seven goals in the first half but both goal keepers were on top form.  St Thomas More took the lead in the 5th minute of the second half  with a close range effort from Bradley Bates which looked to have won the game until Conor Bradley finished off a neat move to level the scores with three minutes remaining.  Tom Andrews in the STM goal made a great save facing his second penalty which won his side the bonus point.  Further great games are expected on Saturday.

Allen McKinstry Day 1
  p w d l f a pts b
St Ninian's 1 1 0 0 1 0 3  
St Thomas More 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1
Holyrood 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
St Joseph's 1 0 1 0 0 0 1  
Christian Brothers 1 0 1 0 1 1 1  
Ysgol Plasmawr 1 0 0 1 0 1 0  

Day 2

St Ninian's High 3  Christian Brothers 1

Holyrood 7 St Thomas More 2

Ysgol Plasmawr 1  St Joseph's College 3

St Ninians continued their strong showing with a good performance against a determined Christian Brothers side recording a secure 3-1 victory to take them into the first place playoff tomorrow.  Their opponents will be their Scottish counterparts Holyrood who came out of the blocks with a vengence to take a 4 goal lead against St Thomas More in only 11 minutes.  STM fought bravely and showed great spirit but were short of luck in this uphill battle which finally ended 7-2.
The final game involving Ysgol Plasmawr and St Josephs was an enthrawling encounter with St Josephs finally emerging as the victors by 3 goals to 1.

Allen McKinstry after day 2
  p w d l f a pts b
St Ninian's 2 2 0 0 4 1 6  
Holyrood 2 1 1 0 7 2 4 1
St Joseph's 2 1 1 0 3 1 4  
St Thomas More 2 0 1 1 3 8 1 1
Christian Brothers 2 0 1 1 2 4 1  
Ysgol Plasmawr 2 0 0 2 1 4 0  

The final day scores were;
St Ninian's 0 Holyrood 2
St Thomas More 0 St Joseph's 5
Christian Brothers 0 Ysgol Plasmawr 4
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The 2017 Allen McKinstry Cupwas played in Swansea, South Wales 19 - 21 May 2017 and hosted by the Welsh Schools' FA.

Friday 19 May

Castell Alun 0  OLSPECK 1
St Ninians 2 Olchfa 0
Thomas Telford 0 (8)  St Brendan's 0 (7)

Saturday 20 May

Thomas Telford 7  Castell Alun 0
St Ninian's 2  St Brendan's 1
Olchfa 1  OLSPCK  3

League table 2017
  P W D L F A Pts BP
St Ninians 2 2 0 0 4 1 6 0
OLSPCK 2 2 0 0 4 1 6 0
Thomas Telford 2 1 1 0 7 0 4 1
St Brendan's 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 0
Olchfa 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 0
Castell Alun 2 0 0 2 0 8 0 0

Final results for 2017
St Ninian's (Scot) 3 OLSPCK (NI) 0
Thomas Telford (Eng) 5 St Brendan's (RoI) 2
Olchfa (W) 3 Castell Alun (W) 0


Allen McKinstry 2017
Swansea University complex, 19-21 May.

Castell Alun School (Wales)
Olchfa School (Wales)
St Brendan’s College (Republic of Ireland)
St Ninian’s School (Scotland)
Our Lady and St Patrick’s College (N. Ireland)
Thomas Telford (England)

The hosts this season, Welsh Schools’ FA, had worked tirelessly to ensure that all would be well for the travelling U14 teams from around the British Isles. Teams arrived on time on Friday with the Northern Ireland contingent doing particularly well after taking a rather circuitous route via Stranraer which saw them visiting every competing country, with the exception of the Republic, on their way to Wales! Frankie obviously thought he was the Olympic torch.

The first round games were all very close with goals being in short supply OLSPCK overcame Castell Alun with a goal in added time, St Ninian’s beat Olchfa 2-0 and Thomas Telford battled out a 0-0 draw with St Brendan’s before winning the penalty shootout 8-7. Some very tired bodies made for a peaceful night at the hotel.
Saturday morning and the overcast skies promised a wet experience which proved to be very light and not too awkward. The goals flowed with Thomas Telford scoring seven without reply against a Castell Alun squad minus their regular goalkeeper but the Welsh lads showed great resilience and fought to the end. St Ninian’s won a very closely contested game against St Brendan’s 2-1 which left the format of the final day’s fixtures awaiting the result of the final game between Olchfa and OLSPCK. With the score at 1-1 and despite being on top for much of the game Olchfa could not find the net, hitting the bar and post on three occasions. OLSPCK staged a classic smash and grab scoring two late goals, the second a one touch lob after their goalkeeper’s long clearance, which saw them go into the 1st/2nd place play-off game against St Ninian’s.

The sun decided to show its face on Sunday and the stage was set for three good games. Olchfa and Castell Alun finished with a 3-0 victory to the local side. Thomas Telford cemented their place as top scorers hitting five against St Brendan’s who managed two in reply whilst St Ninian’s secured a solid 3-0 victory against OLSPK to claim first place.

Overall this was a first class tournament played in a good spirit. The playing facilities were excellent and were only a short distance from the hotel. The Village Hotel in Swansea proved to be superb hosts and fulfilled our needs completely. The organisation of the Welsh Schools’ FA was outstanding and they can rightly be very proud of their efforts. Well done to all.

21. v. 17


The 2016 Allen McKinstry Cup was played in Dublin 20-22 May 2016.  The six teams taking part were;
St Kierans College, Kilkenny
Belfast Boys Model School
Doglas Community School, Cork
Chepstow School
Samuel Whitbread Academy and
Dublin Oak Academy

Sadly, this year there is no representation from Scotland.

Fridays fixtures are;
St Kierans College v Belfast Boys Model School

This was a very closely fought game in which both teams showed their complementary footballing skills.  St Kierans's were playing with confidence and pushing the ball around well when a mistimed back pass left goalkeeper Stephen Barron exposed and his hasty clearance rebounded from the challenging Josh McAteer into the net in the 5th minute.  St Kieran's continued to probe but their efforts, whilst causing a few scares in the Belfast goalmouth, went unrewarded.  The Belfast no nonsense defence ensured that they maintained the advantage as the referee blew for half time.  The second half saw the Kilkenny boys continue with their attacking style and the dangerous Ciaran Brennan was only kept at bay by some resolute defending by Shane Mullen and Jonny Welsh.  St Kieran's were finally succesful when George Murphy met a free kick from the left and headed home in the 54th minute.  Both teams gave their all in the remaining five minutes but the defences held on and the game went into penalties where St Kieran's gained the extra point available 3-1.

Douglas Community School v Chepstow School

A highly entertaining contest between Douglas Community School and Chepstow School finished all square with the Douglas boys edging out their Welsh opponents in the penalty shoot out .The early exchanges saw the impressive Adam O Reilly prompt Douglas into attempting to breach the Chepstow rearguard particularly on the flanks where Andrew Greaney and Destiny Okonkwo were a constant threat.The solid composed Matteo Goddard ensured that the Welsh goal stayed intact,limiting Douglas to long range shots which were dealt with comfortably by Welsh goalkeeper Josh Goodwin Williams .Indeed the Welsh champions had a goal disallowed for offside after 14 minutes signalling a growing threat which saw them take a deserved lead in the 20th minute. A long range effort by Keegan Evered Hall was deflected by a Douglas defender,wrongfooting Andrew Cotter to give Chepstow a lead which they maintained until half time .The second half saw Chepstow attempt to build on their growing confidence . A mazy run by Harry Pinchard resulted in a rash challenge in the penalty area , end result a penalty. A poorly struck effort by Pinchard was easily saved by Cotter . This sparked a renewed confidence in Douglas and a headed equaliser by Ben Lucey levelled proceedings.Both teams had opportunities to win the tie but time ran out and the ensuing penalty shoot out saw Douglas emerge winners 3-2 .

Samuel Whitbread Academy v Oak Academy

This game started well with both teams trying to entertain the rain soaked spectators with some excellent flowing football.  Chances, however, were few and far between and it was not until the 35th minute that Sam Beckwith unlocked the Oak defence with a delicate chip which Jamie Parker was able to latch on to and volley home.  The lead was short lived as Oak took advantage of a break in the Whitbread concentration and Gerardo Mena was at hand to crack home a shot from 25 yards just two minutes later.  Both teams sensed they had a chance of victory and it was Oak who snatched the initiative when Mena was in the right place again to tap home a well directed cross from Jorge Bueno.  Two wet and tired teams left the pitch on the final whistle but both could be proud of their eforts.

Saturday's fixtures are;

St Kierans College 5 Samuel Whitbread Academy 0
Samuel Whitbread found themselves two goals down after 10 minutes after an uncharacteristic sluggish start.  St Kieran's were in fine form and pressing high causing chaos in the opposition defence.  James Ryan opened the scoring on 7 minutes when he slotted home following a quick free kick and was followed two minutes later when Conner Kelly fired one in following a weak corner clearance.  Two substitutions seemed to fire up the English lads who were holding their own until Padraic Moylan tapped home following good approach play down the left flank.  At half time the referee, who had been causing some confusion amongst the Whitbread players, was persuaded to wear a different coloured shirt to the English lads!  The second half was keenly contested but a further goal from Ciaran Brennan was followed late on by a high bouncing ball dropping into the net following a goalmouth melee to give St Kieran's a 5 goal winning margin.

Douglas Community College 5 Oak Academy 1

Belfast Boys' Model School 5 Chepstow 2
Belfast opened the scoring in the sixth minute through Kyle Wilgaus who curled a stunner into the top right corner. The Irish lads went further ahead from the spot in the 16th minute through Spencer Beattie who narrowly squeezed the ball past 'keeper Josh Goodwin-Williams.  In the 27th minute Beattie added to his tally after being put through, he then went on to complete his hat-trick on the stroke of half time with a fine effort from 30yds.  Chepstow rallied and pulled a goal back through Ollie Herbert who rifled one home from distance.  In the last five minutes Matteo Goddard reduced the arrears when he slotted home from outside of the box but on the final whistle Reece Gillespie finished the scoring with a fifth goal for Belfast.

Sunday games;
Chepstow School 0 Samuel Whitbread 0

Dublin Oak Academy 2 Belfast Boys' Modern School 0

Douglas Community School 0 St Kieran's College 4

The 2015 Allen McKinstry British Isles Cup is to be held in at the Billy Neill Soccer Centre in Belfast on 21 - 23 May.  This eagerly awaited individual schools competition is the final SAFIB competition of the season and is always keenly contested.

Competing Teams –

The teams competing in The Allen McKinstry Cup in association with Inspiresport are
1. England Champions - Barnfield West Academy
2. Northern Ireland Champions - St. Columb’s College, Derry
3. Republic of Ireland Champions - Calasanctius College, Oranmore
4. Scotland Champions - Braidhurst High, Motherwell
5. Wales Champions - St. Telio’s, Cardiff
6. Northern Ireland Representative - Our Lady & St. Patrick's College Knock (OLSPCK)

Three points are awarded for a win, 1 for a draw but after a drawn game teams take penalties to secure one extra bonus point.  Any goals scored in the penalty shoot out do not count in the for and against league statistics.

Thursday 21st
St Columbs 1(5)  Barnfield West 1 (3)
OLSP  0  Calasanctius College 6
Braidhurst High 3  St Teilo's 0

League after Day 1
Calasanctius 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 3
Braidhurst 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 3
St Columb's 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 2
Barnfield  West 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
St Teilo's 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0
OLSP 1 0 0 1 0 6 0 0

Friday fixtures-
St Columb's 2  St Teilo's 1
OLSP  1  Braidhurst 4
Barnfield West 0  Calasanctius 3

League positions after day 2
Calasanctius 2 2 0 0 9 0 0 6
Braidhurst 2 2 0 0 6 0 0 6
St Columb's 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
Barnfield West 2 0 1 1 1 4 0 1
St Teilo's 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 0
OLSP 2 0 0 2 1 10 0 0

Saturday Matches for final places;

1/2 place play off  Calasanctius 1 (4)  Braidhurst 1 (3) after pens
3/4 place play off  St Columb's 0 Barnfield West  2
5/6 place play off  St Teilo's 5  Our Lady and St Patricks  2

Final placings;

1.    Calasanctius (ROI)
2.    Braidhurst (Scot)
3.    Barnfield West (Eng)
4.    St Columb's (N.I)
5.    St Teilo's (Wal)
6.    Our Lady and St Patricks (N.I)

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