The Philip McKenna Memorial DCU 7s
The 2015 Philip McKenna Memorial DCU 7's cchools blitz took place last week in the DCU sports grounds. A total of 14 schools from three provinces took part, including teams from Donegal, Meath, Wexford and Kildare.
The schools battled it out in the earlier part of the day, with Coláiste Eoin and St. Pat’s of Navan, Marist Athlone, St. Benilidus and St. Eunan’s of Letterkenny, Holy Trinity Cookstown Tyrone, St. Peter’s Wexford and Patrician Secondary School Newbridge all qualifying for the quarter finals.
The semi-finals saw Marist Athlone beat St. Benilidus of Letterkenny, while Holy Trinity Cookstown Tyrone came out on top and booked a place in the final after getting the better of St. Peter’s Wexford.
In an outstanding game of football it was Marist Athlone who claimed this year’s title in their first ever appearance at the DCU 7’s. Brian Stack was named the player of the tournament.
In the shield finals, Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge, got the better of Largy College Clones from Monaghan, in what was a very close game that could have gone either way. Knockbeg College Carlow, who had two teams in the event, played each other in the plate final.