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Posted on 22nd March 2022 | News

St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt has won the MacRory Cup for the second time in the school’s history.  The team defeated Holy Trinity College, Cookstown in the final at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh on Sunday 13 February 2022.  The game marked the fifth appearance of a St. Mary’s team in the final of the competition with the school previously reaching this stage in 1996, 2003, 2017 and 2018.  Commenting on the team’s success, Mr Dunlop, Principal, said: “St. Mary’s is incredibly proud of our players and their management team.  I commend them for their commitment to an intense training schedule and for the drive, discipline, determination and skill which have characterised them throughout the competition.  


I wish to offer my thanks to each member of the team for their contribution to the campaign and to their families for the support they provided along the way.  Our gratitude must also be extended to the local business community for the very generous sponsorship we received. I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the management team – Mr Kevin Brady, Mr John McElholm and Mr Ronan Devlin – for their expert and dedicated influence on the team’s success.  Finally, I want to acknowledge the work of Danske Bank and the Ulster Schools’ GAA in organising, promoting and supporting this prestigious sporting competition.” 

Paying tribute to Holy Trinity College, Mr Dunlop said: “We knew that there was no guarantee of success as St. Mary’s took on Holy Trinity College, a team which had given an impressive account of themselves throughout the competition and earned their place in the final.  We thank the team, their management and coaches for their part in a great sporting occasion.” 

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