Nagle Cup goes through the school gates of St John the Baptist

March 14, 2024

Triumphant Ryan Lee Flynn carries the Nagle Cup through the school gates of St John the Baptist

Danske Bank Nagle Cup? Final

?? St John the Baptist, Portadown – 4:12
?? Lismore – 3:9


A VERY proud and ecstatic Ryan Lee Flynn brought the Danske Bank Nagle Cup back to St John the Baptist, Portadown for the first time in the school’s history.

The Portadown-based students beat Lismore on Wednesday at An Spórtlann at Coláiste Feirste on a score line off 4-12 to 3-8.

A hat-trick of goals from Daire McAreavey saw St John the Baptist Portadown collect the coveted silverware.

The Portadown side got on top in the opening half and led by 3-6 to 1-6 at the break with two goals from McAreavey and the other from Brendan Ferreira while Liam Stevenson bagged the Lismore goal.

McAreavey and Ferreira accounted for all but a point of their team’s total, although there was significant input from Sean Hamill and Aodhán Walsh.

In the final few minutes, Portadown introduced Ryan Lee Flynn, another player who is on his way back from injury, and he helped his team over the line.

Published in The Irish News March 14, 2024