Holy Trinity Cookstown Vs Cnoc Mhuire Granard – 2013 GAA All Ireland Vocational Schools Final

On Saturday, I travelled down to Croke Park for the Masita All-Ireland vocational schools and colleges finals. First game that was up was the vocational schools final between Tyrone’s Holy Trinity Cookstown and Cnoc Mhuire, Granard. Holy Trinity were hoping to repeat last year’s All-Ireland success with a back to back win for Peter Canavan and Adrian O’Donnell’s side.

Holy Trinity got off to a lucky start after a fortunate goal but Cnoc Mhuire soon struck back with a similar fortunate goal of their own. The Tyrone boys were guilty on several occasions of poor passing and free kick taking resulting in Granard taking a lead and even after their midfielder was sent off in the opening half, they couldn’t use it to their advantage going in at half time trailing 2-07 to 1-04.

A more spirited Cookstown side came out in the second half and after a few changes from the bench, they gradually started pulling back the deficit. After another fortunate goal for Holy Trinity, points from Daryl Mc Gee, James Mc Gahan and Damian Woods really sent the game down to the wire as full time approached but it was too little too late for the Trinity when a high tackle in injury time resulted in them also being reduced to 14 men and then the full time whistle sounded.

Full time score; Holy Trinity Cookstown 2-12 Cnoc Mhuire Granard 2-13

Hard luck to them, I’m sure they won’t be far away from reaching the same stage in 2014.

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Joint manager of Holy Trinity Cookstown, Peter Canavan.

Joint manager of Holy Trinity Cookstown, Peter Canavan.

 

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Cnoc Mhuire strike goal.

Cnoc Mhuire strike goal.

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The famous Croke Park sign was there on Saturday.

The famous Croke Park sign was there on Saturday.

 

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Heartbreak at the final whistle for Holy Trinity.

Heartbreak at the final whistle for Holy Trinity.

 

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The team look on during the presentation.

The team look on during the presentation.

 

 

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