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Football

Gaelic Football at Moyne College

Moyne College has a long and proud history of Gaelic Football in the school. Coaching is provided by both members of staff and Connacht GAA development coaches. Teams are entered in both junior and senior Connacht competitions.

First year blitz’s are also organised throughout the school calender. Female students are encouraged to take part in all sessions and girls teams are entered in their respective competitions.

Moyne College has three past All Star winners in Liam Machale, Kevin McStay and Jimmy Brown. Currently we have a student who has the honour of representing the county in both codes Football and Hurling. Bryan Peoples plays U-16 for Mayo in Football and Hurling and in 2014 was the recipient of the Gaelic Football Player of the year.

The schools GAA pitch is currently under development and should be ready in the coming year. It will comprise of a brand new full size pitch anddressings rooms.

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Gaelic Football - O'Haire Cup Semi-Final

The Moyne College Junvenille Team advanced to the Final of the O'Haire Cup D Final after a comprehensive victory over Colaiste Pobla Acla last Friday played in Westport GAA Club. This is the first time that Moyne have reached the final stage of the competition and did so in emphatic style. From the Throw-In of the first half Moyne scored their first point and it was clear that Achill were struggling with the kickouts which were resulting in more pressure from the Moyne Forwards. Lorcan Conlon of Bonniconlon was leading the charge from the half-forward line and punished the poor Achill kickout and every opportunity. Achill did get down the other side of the pitch and it was clear that when they did they would be dangerous. The goals came firstly by Moyne Full-Forward Martin-Joe Maughan and quickly followed up by Craig Brock. Achill did pull a goal back midway through the first half when a long range shot deceived the keeper and fell high and into the back of the net. The half time score seen Moyen College lead by 6 points which they were good value for.

The second half started similar to the first with Moyne College winning the Throw-In and scoring directly from that. The Moyne College defence was getting stronger with each minute with Patrick Humber and James Morrell commanding their half back line. Michael Lawrence and Chris Walsh took a commanding hold of the middle third of the pitch while Lorcan Conlon led the attack from the half-forward line. The scores came quicker and easier for the Moyne College boys and they ran out comfortable winners in the end.

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