A Brilliant Experience at the Colleges and Universities Futsal Competition for the Boys from LyIT S

 The Boys from Killybegs School of Tourism did themselves proud on Monday 1st Decemberas they set a milestone by entering a Third level Colleges Soccer Competition, at the Regional Futsal Finals held at Sligo Institute of Technology. 

First up, Killybegs School of Tourism played Athlone Institute of Technology where the score was all level until the very last kick of the game, when Athlone Institute snatched a late winner Little did the boys know that the Athlone team would reach the tournament final later that day. 

Next up, Killybegs School of Tourism faced GMIT (Mayo Campus). GMIT went 1 up but the Killybegs boys levelled the affair 4 minutes later with a goal by team captain – Redmond (Red) Doherty.  But again the Killybegs boys would be denied any points as a winning shot from the GMIT striker found the net in the dying minutes. 

The Killybegs boys could have been forgiven for thinking that their luck wasn’t in that day. However, instead they went about their 3rd game against GMIT (Galway Campus) in a manner adamant to see out the full game effectively, and this time, that was the case. Third time lucky one might think – but it was no such thing as the boys from Killybegs fought a very competitive GMIT ( Gawlay campus) side to the bitter end where a brave-heart goal from Falcarragh man James Coll clinched the LyIT School of Tourism boys their first ever victory. 

Sligo Institute of Technology were the School of Tourism boys last opponents of the day. Sligo themselves, had entered two very good sides - one of which were undefeated and admired all day for their flamboyant Brazilian style soccer which saw them easily tallying up 4 or 5 goals in games earlier in the day. The Killybegs boys wisely played defensive counter-attacking style football to try to deal with what they witnessed earlier and the game finished up with a respectable score line of 3 – 1 to the Sligo boys 

All in all, the boys from the LyIT School of Tourism had a brilliant experience and in doing so, did themselves, the School of Tourism and everyone proud…….Well done Boys.


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