St Michael’s defender Josh Largo Elis has been selected in this year’s Ulster Schools’ All Star team.

The Irvinestown St Molaise player impressed during the trial process that has taken place in recent weeks and secured the right half back berth on the team.

Largo Elis was a key component of the St Michael’s side that won both the MacRory Cup and the Hogan Cup in 2019 and he has been in fine form again during the current campaign.

The player was happy with how he performed during the trials.

“I was happy enough. I won a lot of ball but it was still difficult against quality opposition, the likes of Ethan Doherty, John McGovern and Danny Fullerton. It was a difficult task against them.”

St Michael’s now meet the winners of St Ronan’s Lurgan and Holy Trinity Cookstown in a play off at the start of February and while Largo Elis is delighted to have made the All Star team, he is more concerned about the immediate task at hand is trying to progress to the quarter-finals of this year’s competition.

“It’s a great feeling to be chosen but all I have to worry about now is the playoff between either Lurgan or Cookstown on February 1,” he added.

Largo Elis felt that more of his team-mates could have made the cut but says that winning silverware will more than make up for that.

“There is good quality in the team here and it was very unlucky for the lads not to get one but I’m sure they won’t mind if we a win a MacRory or Hogan this year, and that is what the main focus is now.”