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02 Oct 2022

Donegal schools learn MacRory Cup and MacLarnon Cup draws

The draws were conducted this week with St Eunan's College entering the MacRory Cup again and three Donegal schools - Loreto Community School, Milford, Abbey Vocational School and St Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties - in the MacLarnon Cup.

St Eunan's College lose out to Macartan's in final MacRory Cup game

St Eunan's College squad before a MacRory Cup game last year.

Four Donegal schools have learned their respective fates in the Ulster Colleges competitions.

St Eunan’s College are once again in Danske Bank MacRory Cup action this year while Loreto Community School, Milford, Abbey Vocational School and St Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties taking part in the MacLarnon Cup.

In the 2021/22 MacRory Cup, St Eunan’s College lost out in the group phase to Holy Trinity, Cookstown; St Mary’s, Magherafelt and St Macartans College, Monaghan.

This time around, St Eunan’s have been drawn in Section A alongside St Patrick’s, Cavan; Omagh CBS and St Michael’s Enniskillen.

The three Donegal schools in the MacLarnon Cup have been kept apart in the draw.

Loreto Community School, Milford are in Section A with St Louis, Ballymena; Rathmore, Belfast and St Patrick’s, Downpatrick

Section B sees Abbey Vocational School go up against St Paul’s, Bessbrook; St Joseph’s, Donaghmore and St Pius X, Magherafelt.

St Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties face opposition from St Mary’s CBS, Belfast; Our Lady & St Patrick’s Knock; and Aquinas, Belfast in Section C.

Ulster Schools GAA Chairperson Jimmy Smyth said: “There will be thousands of students across Ulster eagerly awaiting the opportunity to pull on their school jersey, some for the first time. Our competitions continue to grow from strength to strength, and we are indebted to the work of our school teachers and principals, and our sponsors Danske Bank, all of whom who make this possible.”

Organisers will release the fixtures in the coming weeks.

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