The Under 14 footballers travelled to Ballynahinch for the second time this year to play in the quarter final of the NI Schools Plate. ERGS were drawn against a strong St Colmans outfit. ERGS previously beat St Colmans 3-2 in the first round of the NI Schools Cup.
The game had it all! Goals (plenty of them), last ditch tackles, and goal line clearances! ERGS started the game strongly and went into a 3 goal lead. This remained the scoreline at half time. St Colmans came out in the second half and pushed all the way. With 10 minutes to go the score was 4-3 to ERGS. A goal line scramble in the ERGS goalmouth lasted 30 seconds with Ethan Kavanagh making a vital clearance off the line. ERGS showed great grit and determination to come through the onslaught! The ever dangerous Adam Cathcart (a thorn in St Colmans side) scored 2 goals in the last 5 minutes to seal victory! ERGS ran out 6-3 winners.