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Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol football memories from 2011

This week’s Cumann na mBunscol memories piece looks back on the action from the football finals in 2011.

As always the football competitions were played in the autumn, culminating in a couple of hectic days action in O’Moore Park.

As always there was plenty of stars of the future on display with the girls Division 1 final between Emo and The Heath, which Emo won narrowly, seeing Emma Lawlor and Erone Fitzpatrick come up against each other.

They’d go on to play many times on the same team with the fine Scoil Chríost Rí teams in Portlaoise as well as in the blue and white of Laois.

In the boys Division 1 final, Emo and St Paul’s Portlaoise played out a thrilling draw before Emo won the replay after an equally good game the following week. Padraig Kirwan scored 1-5 for Emo in the replay with Conor McKenna hitting 2-3 for St Paul’s.

In the Division 2 girls final, future Laois senior player Eva Galving top scored with eight points as Portarlington got the better of Ballyadams while St Fiacc’s of Graiguecullen won the boys Division 2 final as they beat Ballyroan.

Kate Whelan and Arianna Mezzapelle scored three goals each as Ballyroan beat Sacred Heart of Portlaoise in the Division 3 girls final while Rory Doyle go three goals and Niall Dunne got seven points for Rath as beat Derrylamogue in the boys Division 3 final.

Also on that Rath team was Sean O’Flynn who is now on the Laois senior team as well as Alan Kinsella and Matthew Byron who have played with the Laois U-20s in recent seasons.

Current Laois senior hurler James Keyes was on the Raheen team that beat Ballyadams in the Division 4 final while the Graiguecullen girls made it a double for St Fiacc’s as they beat Clough.

There was also wins for Derrylamogue, Shanahoe and Clonaghadoo in the girls finals while Killanure, Clonaghadoo, Paddock and Knock claimed success in the other boys finals.

Maggie O’Toole struck an amazing 6-4 for the Shanahoe girls as they got the better of a Paddock side that Odile Fitzpatrick scored five goals.

Evan Hunt was the star for Clonaghadoo boys with 1-9 while Anna Mangan’s four goals for the girls ensured the school had double reason to celebrate.

You can check out the results in full below as well as a selection of quality photos from Alf Harvey.

  • Division 1 Boys – St Paul’s Portlaoise 6-3 Emo 4-9
  • Division 1 Girls – Emo 4-2 The Heath 3-4
  • Division 2 Boys – St Fiacc’s Graiguecullen 4-6 Ballyroan 1-7
  • Division 2 Girls – Portarlington 1-11 Ballyadams 1-5
  • Division 3 Boys – Rath 6-11 Derrylamogue 1-2
  • Division 3 Girls – Ballyroan 6-4 Sacred Heart Portlaoise 3-2
  • Division 4 Boys – Raheen 5-6 Ballyadams 4-8
  • Division 4 Girls – St Fiacc’s Graiguecullen 7-7 Clough 5-6
  • Division 5 Boys – Knock 8-7 Rosenallis 8-4
  • Division 5 Girls – Derrylamogue 1-8 Killeen 1-1
  • Division 6 Boys – Paddock 5-12 Gaelscoil Phortlaoise 4-3
  • Division 6 Girls – Shanahoe 9-6 Paddock 9-1
  • Division 7 Boys – Clonaghadoo 5-11 Wolfhill 1-4
  • Division 7 Girls – Clonaghadoo 7-5 Castlecuffe 7-1
  • Division 8 Boys – Killanure 5-6 Mayo 2-1

Knock NS celebrate after winning the Division 5 Boys final.
Shanahoe celebrate after winning the Division 6 Girls final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Raheen celebrate after winning the Boys Division 4 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Raheen celebrate after winning the Boys Division 4 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Clonaghadoo who defeated Wolfhill in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Wolfhill who lost to Clonaghadoo in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Roisin Murphy, Ruth Delaney, Ciara Flannery, Bron‡ Maguire, Scoil Bhrode, Mountrath selling programmes at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Rath who defeated Derrylamogue in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Derrylamogue who lost to Rath in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Castlecuffe who lost to Clonaghadoo in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Clonaghadoo who defeated Castlecuffe in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Clonaghadoo celebrate after winning the Boys Division 7 final at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Killanure who defeated Mayo in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Mayo who lost to Killanure in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Derrylamogue who defeated Killeen in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Killeen who lost to Derrylamogue in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Ballyroan GNS who defeated Sacred Heart in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Sacred Heart who played Ballyroan in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Graiguecullen who defeated Clough at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Clough who lost to Graiguecullen at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Derrylamogue celebrate after winning the Division 5 Girls final at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Ballyroan BNS who lost to Graiguecullen at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Graiguecullen who defeated Ballyroan at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Graiguecullen girls celebrate at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Emo who drew with St. Paul’s in the Division 1 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
St. Paul’s who drew ith Emo in the Division 1 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
St. Paul’s in the Division 1 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Ben Croke, Cavan Phelan and Aaron Middleton, Mountrath BNS looking after the programmes at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Emo who defeated The Heath in the Division 1 Girls final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Supporting The Heath Girls.

Gael Scoil Phortlaoise who lost to Paddock in the Division 6 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Portarlington who defeated Ballyadams in the Division 2 Girls final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Paddock who defeated Gael Scoil Phortlaoise in the Division 6 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Ballyadams who lost to Portarlington in the Division 2 Girls final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Emo girls celebrate their win at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Portarlington celebrate after winning the Girls Division 2 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Knock who defeated Rosenallis after extra time in the Division 5 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Rosenallis who lost to Knock after extra time in the Division 5 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Paddock celebrate their win in the Boys Division 6 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Shanahoe who defeated Paddock in the Girls Division 6 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Paddock who lost to Shanahoe in the Girls Division 6 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Raheen who defeated Ballyadams in the Boys Division 4 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Ballyadams who lost to Raheen in the Boys Division 4 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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