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t Josephs College, Coalisland

Oisin McGrath Shield Final

2nd Dec 2016

Oisin McGrath Shield Final

St Joseph’s, Coalisland 5-6 De la Salle College Belfast 4-4

Shea Hamilton was the St Joseph’s hero as the Coalisland school collected the Oisin McGrath Shield after an excellent with De la Salle College, Belfast at MUSA at the weekend.

Young Hamilton netted four times as St Joseph’s eventually managed to gain the upper hand over a very well organized and determined De La Salle side.

An early goal from Ryan Nelis seemed to settle the St.Joseph’s lads but De la Salle hit back with two goals inside a minute from Caolan Donnelly and Ahmed Soda.

However, within three minutes, Hamilton netted the first of his four goals and St Joseph’s finished the half strongly to lead at half time on a scoreline of 2-4 to 2-3.

Two further Hamilton strikes in the third quarter put St Joseph’s into a six points’ lead.

Tiernan Munce hit back for De la Salle only for Hamilton to find the net again for St Joseph’s fifth goal with six minutes remaining.

The Coalisland boys however were forced to defend in numbers as De la Salle camped out in their half during those final minutes and goalkeeper Ronan Coney was called upon several times to keep his side ahead.