TIPP ‘MINDER’ ON REBELS DAY OF GLORY
St Fanahan’s College, Mitchelstown secondary student Jack English has just won an All Ireland for Cork – despite being from Tipperary. The Ballyporeen pupil was goalkeeper for the successful rebel county team that won the All Ireland vocational schools football final in Dr Cullen Park, Carlow last weekend.
The comprehensive 2-11 to 0-7 win over Monaghan in the final meant that Jack only conceded 2 goals in the entire championship, having also prevented Galway from finding the net in the semi-final.
St Fanahan’s deputy principal Noel Sheehan says the school is proud of what Jack has accomplished.
“Many of the vocational schools would be based in West Cork,” Mr Sheehan told The Avondhu, “so for anyone from this area to make the team, and then perform so well, is a huge achievement".
Net minder Jack says he is happy to win a medal, and now hopes that his great performances will win him a place in the Tipperary minor team for this year’s championship.
Friday 7th March 6:52pm