In another successful year for Foyle College, Year 10 pupils Nicole Moloney and Hannah Wasson were placed 1st and 3rd, respectively, in the senior section of the Dr McCabe Public Speaking competition at Lisneal College, beating tough competition from entrants who represented 8 other post-primary schools.
Both girls presented on the topic 'Lift It and Lock It' and the adjudicators were extremely complimentary in their feedback.
Well done to all who participated!
In this Medallion Trophy final played at Rainey Endowed Foyle held the upper hand in the first half leading 10 - 0 at half time. A try by Andrew Hawthorne following quick lineout ball was converted by Keelin Coyle. A further penalty by Coyle before half time left the score 10 - 0.
Early pressure by Cambridge House in the second half resulted in an unconverted try. At 10 - 5 Foyle again stretched their lead to 8 points through a Coyle penalty. Back came Cambridge House again through strong running by their forwards resulted in a try under the posts which was converted to leave the scoreline tight at 13 - 12. Another period of pressure by Foyle lead to a penalty converted by Coyle again to leave the scoreline at 16 - 12 going into the final 10 minutes. Cambridge House piled the pressure on in the final minutes of the game and a try saving tackle by Ben Galbraith when a try looked inevitable saved the day. Cambridge House were penalised at the resulting scrum and it was left to Keelin Coyle to put the ball into touch and the game was over with Foyle running out narrow winners by 16 -12.
The match was played in perfect conditions in front of a large crowd. Both teams are to be commended for their fair play and total commitment.