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Glorious Glór na Mara Are Champs

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Balbriggan post-primary school, Colaiste Glór na Mara, now only four years in existence picked up its first ever football title when their first year boys were crowned Tom Quinlan plate winners last November.

As the celebrations quietened down and the dust settled on that historic achievement, many schools would have been content with that. Not so the boys of Glór na Mara.

Earlier this month saw the school claim their second footballing crown this year as they overcame St. Tiernans, Dundrum in Abbotstown in the Juvenile Section 2 football final.

Eight of the victorious first year team were added to the under 14 panel at the start of the competition in late November. Having topped the group and navigated their way through the quarter and semi-finals comfortably, all roads led to the Leinster GAA campus in Abbotstown.

Right from the throw in the tone was set for a ferocious first quarter which was played at blistering pace and saw both sides struggling to assert themselves on the scoreboard. However, as the second-half progressed, the Balbriggan boys imposed themselves on the game.

In the end it was Glór na Mara who proved to be the strongest and emerged victorious on an impressive scoreline of 3-12 to 1-6.