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History-makers to bar-setters: Incredible weekend of sporting achievement across borough

It’s been an incredible weekend of sport across the borough with success after success rolling in across a variety of disciplines.

Armagh City FC U16s kicked off an excellent start to the weekend after becoming the highest placed UK or Ireland team at international youth football tournament, the Football Cup Barcelona.

It was the young side’s first time entering the competition, which was held in the Salous and Cambrils areas, in South Barcelona.

The U16s got off to a great start on day one, finishing the day undefeated before progressing into the semi-finals on day two.

After a 2-0 defeat to a ‘very strong Icelandic side’ Thor Akureyri, the club competed against Spanish team, CEF Bosc de Tosca for 3rd place.

Whilst the team lost out in their final match against CEF Bosc de Tosca, they were nonetheless delighted to bring a cup home after securing 4th place overall.

Then over to the Kingspan Stadium where Banbridge Ladies RFC, made history by not only competing in their first ever female cup competition – the Suzanne Fleming Cup – but progressed on to win the whole thing in a 21-10 win against formidable opponent, Clogher Valley.

The history-making trend continued as Armagh Ladies GFC, claimed their first National League title in beating reigning champions Kerry in the Division One National League Final at Croke Park yesterday afternoon on a scoreline of 2-12 to 2-09.

A tremendous end to a fantastic league campaign — now it’s eyes on an All-Ireland later in the summer!

A fantastic effort by all teams over the weekend who each individually took the time to thank coaches, managers and players for their hard work and dedication.

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