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St Pats wins a thriller in touch finals

CLOSE CONTEST: The St Patrick’s School boys’ A touch football side won their division in a thrilling final at the All Schools Championships in Brisbane at the weekend.
CLOSE CONTEST: The St Patrick’s School boys’ A touch football side won their division in a thrilling final at the All Schools Championships in Brisbane at the weekend. Contributed

IN A thrilling final, the St Patrick's School boys' A side took victory in their touch football final at the All Schools Championships at the weekend.

The two-day championships were held in Brisbane as three school teams joined more than 140 teams from around Queensland competing in three division-boys, girls and mixed.

"The final was against Birkdale State School with St Patrick's winning 5-3 in an enthralling encounter," principal Max Martin said.

"The All Schools Queensland Touch Championships is open to all primary schools in Queensland and this year there were 50 teams in the boy's division. I was extremely proud of all our children. Their sportsperson-ship was excellent."

The boy's A side, coached by Cameron Upton, got off to an indifferent start on Saturday, Mr Martin said, although they hit their straps on the Sunday and played good touch football.

"They won their quarter final against St Thomas Moore Catholic School Brisbane 10-1 and the semi final 10-2 against Our Lady of Angels Gold Coast," he said. "Most valuable player was Aaron Moore who the week previously was a part of the Queensland team that won the National Primary School Titles in Brisbane. Most improved was Paddy O'Regan."

The girls' team, under coach Daria Wills, made the final 16 and were beaten 5-1 by the eventual winners of the girl's championships, Coorparoo State School.

THE most valuable player for the girls was Mikaela Graves and Louise Millar was named the most improved. The boy's B side also made the final 16 in the plate division.

"They played Narangba and were defeated 6-5 in a very exciting game," Mr Martin said.

"The highlight of their carnival were great tries by John Finua and Rory Sullivan."

Harry Wills was named the most valuable player and Lachlan Cheesman was most improved player.


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