|Under 12’s||NI U12 Cup||Mr D Dickson||Sept – Dec|
|F&W Gamble Cup||Mr D Dickson||November 2019|
|Under 13’s||NI U13 Cup||Mr D Dickson||Mar – May|
|F&W Year 9 Cup||Mr D Dickson||May 2020|
|Under 14’s||NI U14 Cup||Mr D Dickson||Sept – Mar|
|Under 16’s||NI U16 Cup||Mr D Dickson||Sept – Dec|
|Under 18’s||NI U18 Cup||Mr D Dickson||Sept – Dec|
Note – U14 NI Cup Final, UK Championships and all U13 competitions postponed due to Corona virus
Fixtures & Results
|Omagh CBS||3||Trinity College||1|
4th Round (Last 16)
|St Joesph’s, Derry||2||Omagh CBS||1|
NI School’s Cup 3rd Round
Omagh CBS 3 – 1 Trinity College, Belfast
Omagh CBS U12’s followed up their Gamble Cup success by firing themselves into the hat for the last 16 of the NI School’s Cup after a tense 3 – 1 win over Trinity College at Omagh Leisure Centre last Thursday.
The CBS started the match brightly, taking the game to their opponents and could have found themselves two goals up in the first ten minutes with carbon copy attacks as Harley Patton drove down the left side and sent two tantalising crosses along the six yard box and twice the onrushing Cillian McCrory was only millimetres away from finding the back of the net. The CBS did find themselves a goal up after fifteen minutes as excellent play in the midfield by Eoin McEvoy released Patton and he made no mistake as he surged into the penalty box and fired a low shot into the bottom corner. This seemed to wake Trinity College up and they began to push for an equaliser. It duly came after twenty minutes as poor defending from a free-kick allowed their midfielder a tap in at the back post leaving the scores level at half-time.
The CBS boys found themselves pinned back for the opening ten minutes of the second half as the sheer physical size of their opponents started to cause problems. Ronan McSorley in goals for the CBS was assured in everything he did giving confidence to the backline of Liam McGuigan, Sean Harley, Senan Doyle and Frankie O’Goan, who stood firm in the face of intense pressure. The midfield duo of Conor Gormley and Turlough Collins defended resolutely and did everything they could to gain a foothold in the middle of the park. Slowly the CBS came back into the game with the introduction of Emmett Patton giving them some extra bite. The CBS managed to take the lead against the run of play as a swift counter-attack was started by the tireless work of frontman Mark Kennedy and rounded off by Harley Patton with an excellent finish. The goal seemed to rattle Trinity College and the CBS regained a measure of control in the game, although both sides continued to create half-chances. The CBS finished the game with four minutes remaining as good work by Kennedy and Harley Patton allowed McCrory to tap in at the back post to send the CBS into the last 16 of the competition.
NI School’s Cup 4th Round
St Joseph’s, Derry 2 – 1 Omagh CBS U12’s
The CBS year 8’s were looking to join the U18s and U14s in the quarter finals when they took on St Joseph’s Boys, Derry but it wasn’t to be as they fell to a narrow defeat. There was little between the two sides in what was a scrappy game as neither side were able to get a foot on the ball and retain possession. St Joseph’s went ahead after fifteen minutes with the first clear opening of the game but the CBS boys battled back and equalised through a Harley Patton strike just before half-time. Patton picked the ball up outside the box, beat his marker and drilled a low shot into the bottom corner to leave his team on level terms. The second half became even more scrappy as both teams cancelled each other out and it was going to take a slice of luck for either team to find a winner. That luck fell to St Joseph’s with five minutes remaining when a deflected cross dropped to the home attacker and after his strike hit his own player it fell to another St Joseph’s attacker and this time he made no mistake. The Omagh boys looked to find an equaliser and camped themselves in St Joseph’s half for the final five minutes but were only able to trouble the home goalkeeper with a couple of tame shots. The disappointment for the CBS boys was obvious at the final whistle but they can take heart from their performances this year and will have gained great experience.
Fermanagh & Western Gamble Cup
CBS win Gamble Cup
The Gamble Cup, organised by the F&W School’s FA and hosted this year by Castlederg High School, took place on Tuesday past. In all, 15 teams entered the tournament and some fantastic football was on display on the day.
It proved to be a very tight competition with little separating the top teams. The CBS sent two teams to Castlederg in search of the trophy and Team B were very unlucky not to progress to the semi-final stage as they lost out on goal difference after 6 group games. Of those 6 games the CBS boys won 3, drew 2 and lost only once giving an excellent account of themselves in the process.
Team A, meanwhile, started the competition with a 2-1 win over Fivemiletown College and that proved to be the only goal they conceded throughout the entire tournament. The CBS went unbeaten in a very strong group, winning 5 and drawing 2, to top the group and progress to the semi-finals. There, they met a strong and resolute St Aidan’s High School and the CBS made it to the final with a hard fought 1-0 win.
Omagh CBS and Castlederg High School faced off in the final and it was an extremely evenly matched game with both teams playing an exciting brand of attacking football. Both goalkeepers deserve special mention for their performances in the final, keeping their teams in the game with a string of excellent saves. No winner could be decided after normal time and the teams took to the field for extra-time. The CBS edged themselves in front early in extra-time with a Mark Kennedy goal and Harley Patton finished the game in the dying seconds, smashing the ball into the net, to ensure the CBS lifted the trophy for the second year in a row.
NI U13 Cup
All U13 competitions cancelled due to Corona Virus
NI U14 Cup
Fixtures & Results
|Omagh CBS||3||St Colm’s, Twinbrook||0|
|St Ronan’s, Lurgan||3||Omagh CBS||3 (Won 5-4 pens)|
|St Brigid’s, Derry||0||Omagh CBS||5|
|Lurgan Junior High||1||Omagh CBS||1 (Won 4-3 pens)|
|Omagh CBS||St Mary’s CBGS|
Postponed due to Corona Virus
NI Cup 4th Round
St Ronan’s, Lurgan 3 – 3 Omagh CBS (U14’s) (CBS win 5-4 on penalties)
The CBS U14 team travelled to Lurgan to take on a strong St Ronan’s team and had to do it the hard way as they were held to a 3-3 draw and faced the lottery of a penalty shoot-out. The Omagh boys held their nerve in the end to qualify for the quarter finals.
The CBS started the first half a little cagey and St Ronan’s were showing why they were highly rated in this competition, fashioning a couple of early half chances. The CBS grew into the game and soon began to trouble the St Ronan’’s rearguard with Kelly and Donnelly feeding off the tireless work of Dillon and Daly in the middle of the park. It was Donnelly who opened the scoring on the twenty minute mark after good work from Dillon give him time on the edge of the box to cut inside and fire into the bottom corner. St Ronan’s responded to the setback and began looking to get behind the CBS backline of Teague, Farry, Chism and McCrory but they dealt impressively with the threat and relieved the pressure. Donnelly increased the CBS lead as he picked the ball up twenty five yards out, turned and fired a low drive which just sneaked through the home goalkeepers legs and found its way over the line to leave the CBS two goals to the good at half-time.
The second half was a different game as St Ronan’s changed shape and looked to attack the Omagh side, and their intent was clear within the first few minutes of the half as they won a succession of corners. The CBS were defending well but Daly, Dillon and McAleer were finding it difficult to get a foot on the ball allowing St Ronan’s a period of sustained pressure. The Lurgan team thought they had pulled a goal back but it was ruled out for offside and in a rare CBS attack Broderick latched onto an excellent ball from McAleer only to see his left footed strike hit the outside of the upright. With fifteen minutes to go St Ronan’s reduced the deficit through a disputed penalty and it was not long before they got themselves level, through a wind assisted free-kick from thirty five yards that deceived Colton in the CBS goal and flew high into the net.
The equaliser actually had a positive impact on the CBS as they looked to take the game to St Ronan’s like they had done in the first half and they were rewarded with ten minutes left on the clock as Kelly fired in a half volley to put the Omagh side in the lead once more. As the clock ticked down the CBS were reasonably in control of the game but with thirty seconds to go a deflected shot fell to a St Ronans attacker at the back post and he made no mistake despite loud calls for offside. Having led twice the Omagh boys had to pick themselves up as the game went to extra-time.
During extra-time the CBS again held the upper hand without creating any clear-cut chances and the game found its way to a penalty shoot-out which the Omagh men won 5-4 to secure their place in the quarter-finals.
NI Cup Quarter-Final
St Brigid’s 0 – 5 Omagh CBS
The CBS U14’s fired themselves into the semi-finals of the School’s Cup last week with an entertaining 5-0 win against St Brigid’s at the Brandywell Stadium. The scoreline would suggest otherwise, but this was anything but easy for the Omagh men and they had to put in a solid performance to come away with the win against a dangerous St Brigid’s side.
At a blustery Brandywell Stadium the opening exchanges were fairly even, with both teams getting used to the big pitch and settling into their surroundings. It took around 15 minutes for the first real sight of goal for either side as Charlie Donnelly tried his luck from distance, flashing his shot narrowly over the bar. The CBS settled well after this and Paudi Dillon and Callum Daly began to gain control in the middle of the park alongside Reece McAleer, and Donnelly and Tom Pap-Gavin were causing problems through the middle. Having said that, St Brigid’s were always dangerous on the counter, and their left winger, in particular, was proving to be a threat every time he got the ball, but he was marshalled superbly well by Oisin Teague and Nathan Farry. As the half wore on the CBS were more controlled in possession and were looking more threatening going forward and they were rewarded on 25 minutes. Donnelly picked up a pinpoint pass from Farry on the right side of the box and weaved his way past two defenders before firing a low drive inside the near post to give the CBS a deserved lead. For the remainder of the half the Omagh men were in control but were unable to add to their lead.
St Brigid’s made some tactical changes at half-time and in the opening ten minutes of the second half the CBS found themselves under pressure as St Brigid’s created some good chances. Their best chances fell to their frontman who blazed over when well placed inside the penalty box and saw a second effort well saved by Aidan Colton, before the rebound fell to another St Brigid’s player and this time it was well blocked by Farry. The CBS weathered the storm and soon adapted to the new tactical approach from St Brigid’s and started to exert some authority on the second half. Farry and Dillon Chism were in control at the back and Charlie McCrory was looking assured in possession and showing some nice touches going forward. The CBS found themselves two goals to the good fifteen minutes in as Donnelly was played through by Dillon and the frontman made no mistake as he calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner. From this point the Omagh side never looked back as they grew in confidence as Sean Broderick saw a shot saved, but they were further ahead four minutes later when Pap-Gavin fired a shot from the edge of the area which deceived the home netminder and found its way into the net. Twenty-five minutes into the second half the game was over as a contest as Donnelly picked the ball up and drove towards the penalty box before curling an unstoppable effort into the top corner from the edge of the area to complete his hattrick. The Omagh men weren’t finished there as Pap-Gavin slotted home Ben Kelly’s cross after an excellent team move to add some gloss to the scoreline.
All in all, a good performance for the CBS against a strong St Brigid’s side and a place in the last four as the boys now look forward to the draw for the semi-finals of this year’s School’s Cup.
NI Cup Semi-Final
Omagh CBS fire themselves into School’s Cup Final!!
Omagh CBS 1 – 1 Lurgan Junior High (Omagh CBS win 4-3 on pens)
Omagh CBS U14 Soccer team fired themselves into the NI School’s Cup final for the second year in a row as they defeated Lurgan Junior High in a tense semi-final in Dungannon last week. The two sides couldn’t be separated during normal time and the match was decided by way of a penalty shoot-out, with the CBS holding their nerve to make it through to the showpiece occasion.
The two sides met at the quarter-final stage in 2018 with Lurgan running out 1-0 winners and went on to win the competition so this was always going to be a tough test for the CBS. If there were any nerves, the Omagh side were not showing them in the early stages as they started strongly and could have been a couple of goals to the good in the opening ten minutes as Charlie Donnelly and Tom Papakyriacou-Gavin drew fine saves from the Lurgan goalkeeper. This set the pattern for the first half as Lurgan found it difficult to gain a foothold as Callum Daly and Paudi Dillon controlled the midfield, allowing the CBS to retain possession and search for the opener. During the first half the CBS created a number of chances but were unable to break the deadlock as Donnelly was twice foiled by the fingertips of the Lurgan goalkeeper and Dillon and Sean Broderick both saw shots saved when well placed. Charlie McCrory, who was in excellent form all afternoon, and Reece McAleer, fired in some dangerous set-pieces but no one was able to take advantage and somehow the game remained level heading into half-time.
As the second half got underway the CBS looked determined to find the opener and pinned Lurgan in their own half for large spells, but their opponents defended superbly. The CBS defence had to remain on their toes as Lurgan were always a threat on the counter-attack but Nathan Farry, Dillon Chism and Oisin Teague kept their concentration and were alert to any danger. Goalkeeper Aidan Colton did have to make one excellent save as a speculative effort from 25 yards was heading for the roof of the net but otherwise had a quiet second half. The CBS continued to probe but with Lurgan now camped in their own half, space was increasingly hard to find. The Omagh side remained patient and moved the ball well but found it difficult to fashion any clear openings as the game drifted towards extra-time.
At this stage the game had a penalty shootout written all over it as Lurgan defended superbly and the CBS looked to have run out of ideas but the Omagh men had not given up and towards the end of the first period of extra time a CBS corner fell to Farry who took one touch, swivelled and unleashed an unstoppable volley into the roof of the net. That looked to be game over but credit to Lurgan they fought back and were rewarded in the dying seconds as a free-kick was met at the back post by their winger to level the tie and take the game to the dreaded penalty kicks.
After dominating for the majority of the game the CBS and their supporters would have been forgiven for thinking this wasn’t going to be their day but the boys showed immense character to triumph in the shootout. Colton was the hero, saving no less than three penalties, while McCrory, Donnelly, Daly and Farry converted theirs to send the Omagh support into raptures as the CBS progressed to the final.
A massive congratulation to the CBS boys, but they will know the hard work begins again if they want to retain the trophy they won last year. They will now face fellow CBS school St Mary’s, Belfast, in the final with the date and venue to be confirmed.
NI Cup Final
Omagh CBS v St Mary’s CBGS
Date – TBC
NI U16 Cup
Fixtures & Results
|Omagh CBS||8||St Kevin’s||0|
4th Round (Last 16)
|Omagh CBS||1||Ballyclare Secondary||4|
NI U18 Cup
Fixtures & Results
|St Patrick’s, Downpatrick||3||Omagh CBS||3 (Won 4-3 on pens)|
4th Round (Last 16)
|Omagh CBS||7||De La Salle||0|
|NRC, Coleraine||2||Omagh CBS||0|
NI Cup 4th Round
Omagh CBS 7 – 0 De La Salle
The CBS U18 squad lined up against last years runners-up, De La Salle, in the last 16 at Youth Sport and despite the look of the final scoreline, faced a tough test. In the opening ten minutes De La Salle dominated possession and the CBS had goalkeeper Adam Groogan to thank for producing an important save when De La Salle’s pacy frontman broke through on the left-hand side and found himself one on one with the CBS keeper. The CBS began to settle after that and started to press the visitors, forcing mistakes, which allowed the home team to get a grip on possession. The CBS found themselves a goal to the good after twenty minutes when a corner was half cleared and Finn Grimes fired a volley into the far corner. The Omagh side continued to squeeze their opponents and were playing some excellent football and it was no surprise when they increased their lead as Niall Bowes fired a half volley past the visiting goalkeeper from the edge of the box to lead 2-0 at half time.
De La Salle flew out of the blocks in the second half but the CBS defence of Burns, Brian Campbell, McAnea and Ethan Campbell, who were excellent throughout, stood up to the test and continued to show composure on the ball allowing Luke Devlin and Miller time and space to feed frontmen Northern and Shea Devlin. The CBS looked dangerous every time they broke forward and Shea Devlin made no mistake as he was set free on the right and this was swiftly followed by a fourth from Luke Devlin as he weaved his way into the box before rounding the keeper and slotting home. At this stage the game was over as a contest as De La Salle dropped their heads and the CBS were ruthless in adding more goals. Shea Devlin scored his second and Northern got his name on the scoresheet before Shea Devlin completed his hattrick.
Overall an excellent performance from the CBS as they look forward to the draw for the quarter finals in the New Year.