Taine steals the show in Academy triumph

Omagh Academy celebrate winning the Medallion Trophy

Omagh Academy celebrate winning the Medallion Trophy

Omagh Academy……22
Strabane Academy….0

INSPIRATIONAL skipper Taine Lagan stole the show as Omagh Academy triumphed in the all-Tyrone derby against neighbours Strabane at the Armstrong Field, Dungannon to capture the Medallion Trophy on Saturday morning.


The talented Omagh scrum-half produced a virtuoso display in grabbing all his side’s points with four tries and a conversion against a spirited Strabane team that had defeated Lurgan College 8-6 to reach the showpiece decider at the Royal School Dungannon venue.

Reaching a first ever final had been a major achievement for Niall McDonnell’s young charges and winning the competition outright was always likely to be a bridge too far against opponents who hadn’t conceded a single score in defeating Cambridge House 39-0 and putting 46 points on Portadown College.

Granted Strabane offered stiff resistance particularly in the trenches however on the day they were second best and had no answer to the lethal Lagan.


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