ST Mary’s outstanding success in the All Ireland colleges Senior Football ‘A’ final was hailed as another triumph for Edenderry by its town councillors.
Elated Edenderry councillors congratulated the team on their success with Cathaoirleach Cllr Jim Murrin, the first to extend congratulations.
“It is the first time in 92 years that a school in Offaly have won it. It is great to see it. It is another lift for Edenderry. It was one of the best displays of football I have seen in a long time and I believe they put in an awful lot of effort.”
Cllr Finian O’Neill concurred with Cllr Murrin’s sentiments and complimented the team for “being a great bunch of lads”.
Cllr Patricia Brady said it was great to “see such determination” and noted the skills shown on the day.
Cllr Fergus McDonnell believed that it was a “fantastic achievement” for any school. “It has set the bar very high,” he added. Cllr Mary Breen also congratulated the team while Cllr Noel Cribbin believed that the Town Council should do something to mark the school’s achievement.
Cllr Declan Leddin concurred with his fellow councillors and said that the achievement was ‘great for the town in terms of the publicity and the feel good factor in the town’.
*** Also find inside this week’s ‘Offaly Express’ a free souvenir poster marking St Mary’s historic achievement.