Tesco All Ireland Senior Schools Finals Take Place this Saturday

Tesco All Ireland Senior Schools Finals Take Place this Saturday

The Tesco Senior All Ireland Post Primary Schools finals take place this Saturday in Longford and Limerick.

The Senior A and B finals take place as a double header at Pearse Park, Longford with the Senior C final taking place as a stand alone game at Croagh in Limerick.

St Leos (Carlow), the 2007 All Ireland champions, are again challenging for honours in the Senior A final and face Loretto Grammar School (Omagh), who make their first appearance in the final of the top grade competition.

In the Senior B final, Mount St Michael (Claremorris) take on St Patrick’s Academy (Dungannon). This is the first time either school has made it to an All Ireland final. The Senior B final throws-in at 1.45pm with the Senior A final getting under way at 3.00pm.

The Senior C title will be contested by Mercy Heights (Skibbereen) and Scoil Mhuire (Strokestown). The Senior C final throws in at 2.00pm.

Helen O’Rourke, CEO of Ladies Football, said, “The Tesco All Ireland Post Primary Schools finals will be a showcase of the talent and vibrancy of Ladies Football. A lot of the top players in the country started out in the schools game and the success of these competitions feeds into the clubs and county set up. Tesco have provided excellent support to the Schools competitions in their first year as sponsor and we look forward to building on this success in the future.”

Kenny Jacobs, Marketing Director, Tesco Ireland, commented, “Tesco would like to wish all of the teams in this year’s Tesco All Ireland Post Primary Schools finals the very best of luck on Saturday. We are delighted to be associated with this highly prestigious competition which showcases an amazing array of talent for the future of Ladies Football.”


Tesco All Ireland Post Primary Senior A Final:
St Leos (Carlow) v Loreto Grammar School (Omagh – Tyrone)
Pearse Park, Longford 3.30pm (PJ Rabbitte)
Tesco All Ireland Post Primary Senior B Final:
Mount St Michael (Claremorris – Co Mayo) v St Patrick’s Academy (Dungannon – Tyrone)
Pearse Park, Longford 1.45pm (P Kehoe)

Tesco All Ireland Post Primary Senior C Final:
Mercy Heights (Skibbereen – Cork) v Scoil Mhuire (Strokestown – Roscommon)
Croagh, Limerick, 2.00pm (S Joy)

Notes to Editors:
Ladies Gaelic Football
Ø Ladies Football is the largest female team participation sport in the country with over 135,000 registered ladies footballers in the country. There are a Ladies Football 1000 clubs
Ø Ladies Football has affiliated leagues in North & South America, the UK, Australia, Asia, and across mainland Europe.
Ø Ladies Football sponsors include: TG4, Bord Gáis Energy, Tesco, Lucozade Sport & O’Neills Sport

Ø Tesco is Ireland’s leading retailer.
Ø The company employs 12,500 staff in 119 stores throughout the country
Ø Each year Tesco buys €2 billion worth of Irish food and drink products. €655m of these purchases are exported to Tesco stores around the world making Tesco a bigger export destination for Irish food and drink than France, Germany or the US.
Ø Tesco sponsor the Ladies Football All Ireland Club Championships and Club Person of the Year Awards
Ø The 2010 Tesco for Schools and Clubs scheme has just launched and will run until May 9th. The scheme provides schools and clubs throughout Ireland the opportunity to collect vouchers in Tesco’s 119 stores and exchange these for IT, sports, creative, educational and environmental equipment. Since 1998 over €15 million worth of equipment has been donated to almost 3000 schools and clubs in Ireland.

For More Information:
Helen O’Rourke, CEO, Ladies Gaelic Football: TEL: 01 836 3156
David O’Síocháin, Pembroke Communications TEL: 087 936 2440 / 01 649 6322
Seamus Banim, Tesco Ireland, TEL: 086 600 1149


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