Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh win Rebel Óg monthly award

The Rebel Óg monthly award winners for April are Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh for their Simcox Cup win.
The Bishopstown school retained their title in dramatic fashion against Clonakilty Community College.
The sides were level as the game went into injury time but they hit 1-1 without reply to win the title for the second successive season.
The celebrations from the victorious camp showed how much it meant to them as they claimed back-to-back titles for the first time since the early 1990s.
After a close tussle all through it was 1-9 apiece after 57 minutes.
A brilliant point from Gary Holland in the first minute of injury-time was followed a minute later by a Kevin Murphy goal as Spioraid Naoimh finished strong to claim the trophy again.
Michael O’Mahony, chairperson of Rebel Óg congratulated the winners on retaining the cup.
He said that it was not easy to win a competition like the Simcox Cup for two years in a row and it was something they should be very proud of.
He also wished all students the best of luck in their upcoming exams and wished them well after that in the minor and other championships they are playing in.
Mick Evans, chairperson of the judging panel also congratulated Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh on their win and said that secondary school football was vital for the development of the game.
He added that competitive secondary school games helped to provide quality players for Cork and as importantly for club sides.
Mick said he believed that college football needs to continue go grow and flourish for the sake of the game in Cork.