East Cork Post Primary Schools football Semi Finals

After many good games we were down to the last 4 teams for our Sem Finals. In our first Semi Final on May 13th we had Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, Youghal play Carrigtwohill Community College in Carrigtwohill. Referee on the day was Joseph Coppinger who oversaw proceedings. Pobalscoil went on to win that and claim the first place in our Final for the James Colbert Memorial Cup. 


Our second Semi Final saw both Midleton schools Midleton CBS and St Colmans Community College play each other on 21st May in Midleton CBS and here Paudie Kearney was the official in the middle of the pitch. Midleton CBS ran out winners here after a tough game of football which saw St Colmans leading at the break.

Well done to both schools for reaching the finals which is taking place on Friday 24th May in Castlemartyr at 11am for the James Colbert Memorial Cup.


On Friday 17th May in Carrigtwohill we held our first Final for the Shield between Carrignafoy Community College Cobh and Glanmire Community College. The Shield, sponsored by Rebel Og was presented to the winners by footballer and All Ireland winning manager from Aghada, Conor Counihan. 

The game itself was officiated under the watchful eye of Midleton referee Niall O’Neill who kept the game flowing.  Sadly this was not to be Carrignafoys day as Glanmire were the stronger team on the day and they ran out winners after the full time whistle was blown. 

It was great to see the schools reach the finals after playing in their respective groups. 


At the start of the year six Post Primary School accepted the invitation from local GDA Shane Supple to take part in this tournament and they were

  • Midleton CBS
  •  Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, Youghal 
  • Glanmire Community School
  • Carrigtwohill Community College 
  • St Colmans College, Midleton 
  • Carrignafoy Community College, Cobh.

Path to the finals

Group 1 
Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Youghal V Midleton CBS
Midleton CBS V Glanmire Community College
Glanmire Community College V Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Youghal

Group 2 
Carrigtwohill Community College V St Colmans College Midleton
St Colmans College Midleton V Carrignafoy Community College Cobh
Carrignafoy Community College Cobh V Carrigtwohill Community College

Rebel Og Shield Final
Carrignafoy Community College Cobh v Glanmire Community College

Colbert Cup Semi Finals
Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Youghal v Carrigtwohill Community College 
Midleton CBS v St Colmans College Midleton

Colbert Cup Final
Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Youghal v Midleton CBS

Colbert Cup Final
Friday 24th May 2019 in Castlemartyr GAA Pitch at 11am