St Canice’s U12 Tournament a success…..

St Canice’s Annual U12 Tournament brought the U12 season to a close for our players in the best way possible as our A & B teams took home both trophies!

A schedule of 16 games ran across our two great pitches as the players from St Canice’s battled against competitors from Buncrana, Galbally & Strabane.

There was no-one to compete with St Canice’s B Team – they won their group comfortably with maximum points, scoring 9 goals and 23 points in the process.  The final pitted them against Galbally – after a slow start by the local lads they eventually found their rhythm and cruised to a 4-06 to 0-01 victory.  This team’s success owes much to the U10’s who made up 2/3 of this team – well done to all.

Galbally edged out Dungiven as A Section group winners, the teams separated only by scoring difference, but with the top two making the final it was a repeat of the B Final.  Galbally had beaten St Canice’s narrowly in the group stages so possibly went to the final as slight favourites.  A very low-scoring game saw St Canice’s come from a point down at half-time to win the game 0-04 to 0-03.  A real battling performance by both teams – whilst Galbally will probably rue a couple of missed chances in the second half, nobody could deny that St Canice’s were deserving winners.

The tournament was a great success – the fact that both teams won was the icing on the cake.


  • to everyone who gave up their time to help out on the day
  • to Derry County Board for providing some referees
  • to those who prepared the food, and to the ladies who managed the catering
  • to the three visiting teams for making the effort to travel, and
  • to all the players who played the games in a competitive yet fair manner.