Cookstown High School Sports trip

Cookstown High School pupils outside Old Trafford beside the Holy Trinity of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law

Cookstown High School pupils outside Old Trafford beside the Holy Trinity of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law

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TWENTY nine Cookstown High School Year 9 and 10 pupils have recently returned from a highly successful football / rugby tour to Manchester.

This action packed tour started with two football matches against Stranraer Academy which were lost narrowly. Friday night saw the boys watch Sale Sharks v Saracens in an Aviva Premiership rugby match.

Saturday was a highlight with the boys travelling to Bolton to watch the Wanderers play Blackburn in the Premiership. This match had added significance as it was the first Bolton game since Fabrice Muamba’s collapse at White Hart Lane the week before. The atmosphere in the Reebok stadium was electric.

Sunday saw the boy’s tour Old Trafford football ground before the boys returned there on Monday night to watch Man Utd narrowly beat Fulham 1-0 in the Premiership.

On Monday morning, the boys travelled to Crewe to play matches against Sir William Stanier Community School – where the PE teacher is ex Cookstown High pupil Neil McGuckin. The boys won one match and drew the other.

This was a highly successful and enjoyable tour and the boys, who were accompanied by teachers Mr Kerr and Mr Hogg, had the trip of a lifetime