Mercy Ballymahon Secondary School senior football squad pictured with their mentors Ger O'Gara (left) and Joe McCormack.
After beating Moyne Community School in the previous round before the Christmas break, Mercy Ballymahon Secondary School advanced a stage further in the Leinster Schools Senior ‘C’ Football Championship.
Mercy Ballymahon Secondary School . . . 1-15
St Oliver’s, Oldcastle (Meath) . . . . . . . . 1-6
Producing a tremendous second half performance, Ballymahon SS stormed to a comprehensive nine points victory over Meath opponents St Oliver’s Oldcastle at the St Loman's GAA grounds, Mullingar on Thursday.
Full-forward Luke Gunning scored the crucial goal while other attackers Oran Kenny and the particularly impressive Dylan Farrell accounted for the bulk of the points.
Mercy Ballymahon are now through to the North Leinster Final, scheduled for Saturday 27 January.
One of the Ballymahon SS mentors is Killoe clubman Joe McCormack with fellow teacher Ger O’Gara also part of the management team.
MERCY BALLYMAHON SS: Eanna McGrath; Ronan Keane, Matthew Gunning, Killian Flood; Shane Mahon, Dylan Rushe, Jason Coughlan; Sean Donohoe, Cronan Flood; Rory Howlin, Dylan Farrell, Sam Maxwell; Jamie Bermingham, Luke Gunning, Oran Kenny.
Subs used:- Cian Belton and Conall McKiernan.