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Saturday 29 Apr 2017
Fifth successive schools cup win for Holy Cross

This year’s girls’ schools’ senior cup final pitted Holy Cross (Strabane) against St. Louise’s (Belfast). 

St Louise’s started brighter and had a goal ruled out for offside on 15 minutes and hit the post on 22 minutes.

The Belfast school finally got their breakthrough on 30 minutes through a long-range strike from Cara Mervyn.

Holy Cross equalised on 35 minutes after a well-worked short corner saw Teegan Lynch round a defender and slot home.

The Strabane school then went ahead on 39 minutes through a header from Laura McCurdy.

Holy Cross managed the second half well and were rewarded with a third goal on 78 minutes when Teegan Lynch’s freekick fell to Billy Jay McMenamin, who slotted home from inside the box.

The 3-1 win secured a fifth successive senior cup victory for Holy Cross.