Sullivan Upper 1st XI faced three games to qualify for the semi final of the All Ireland competition.
Sullivan faced Regent House in the opening match and took the lead early on. They dominated the first half and Regent had to defend for most of it. This was then followed by two other goals to make the halftime score 3-0.
Whether it was complacency or Regent fighting back but the second half was completely different Regent took the game to Sullivan and scored 2 goals.
Fulltime Sullivan 3 (D Erskine, I Hart & M Willis) – Regent House 2
A different Sullivan team turned up for the second game. This was against Dublin school, Newpark. In a very competitive first half it was end to end play with both teams playing well. Newpark took the lead half way through the first half, but Sullivan stuck back immediately with another goal from Djay Erskine.
The game moved into the second half an Sullivan had slightly more control and scored a second goal. Newpark pushed and pushed for an equaliser, but this didn’t come.
Fulltime Sullivan 2 (D Erskine & M Willis – Newpark 1
This match, as well as a qualifier was the group final, as both Sullivan and High School, Dublin could qualify for the semi final. Again it was a game of two halves. Sullivan the stronger in the first when they scored two goals.
When the teams came out for the second half everyone new High School, would go all out, as they only needed a draw to qualify on goal difference. They scored the two goals needed.
The Sullivan boys were very disappointed as they were so close to a first semi-final place for the school. They finished the group undefeated and on the same points as High School, Dublin, with only one goal difference.
Fulltime Sullivan 2 (P Rose & S Anderson) – High School, Dublin 2
The squad were: M Morris, H Morris, P Crookshanks, M Willis, J McNeill, N Keown, I Hart, H Dunlop, S Anderson, T McClintock, M Trimble, D Girvin, P Rose, D Erskine, C Matthews & C Smith