The Rice and Hamill Cups

(Peil / Football)

Mr Collie Bell, Ryan Cunningham (Captain) and Caoimhín de Búrca

The blitz to compete for The Rice Cup was held in a sun-soaked Casement Park on Wednesday, 23rd May 2012. The participating schools were Edmund Rice Primary (Pim St.), St. Aidan’s CB Primary, St. Colmcille’s Primary (Omagh), St. Colman’s Primary (Newry) and Armagh CB Primary.

St. Colman’s Abbey Primary defeated Armagh Christian Brothers Primary and ended the dominance of Armagh Primary.

Foireann Naomh Colmáin

Celebrating the 250th birthday of Edmund Rice, Executive Officer of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust, Caoimhín de Búrca,  was on hand to see a fine display of Gaelic football before handing over the much coveted cup to the winners. In the competition for present and past Christian Brother schools, St Colman’s Abbey, Newry, bridged a gap of eighteen years since their last victory in the cup. The final between Armagh CBS and the Abbey was a master class in skills. The turning point came early in the first half when a well struck penalty was saved. The Newry Gaels came forward picking off points. There was never more than a point in the match. Jubilant Mr Collie Bell was on hand to help the boys celebrate a fine victory over their neighbours.


(Iomáint / Hurling)

Armagh did not go home empty handed in the Br Hamill Cup,

the Armagh boys

got back to winning ways

when they recorded a great win against

Edmund Rice Primary in the final.