Josh Largo Elis finally received his Ulster Schools’ All Star award this week - ten months after being named in the 2019 team.

The Covid-19 situation meant that the annual awards ceremony had to be postponed and it was only this week that the player got his hands on the trophy.

The Irvinestown clubman, who made his Ulster Senior Football Championship debut for Fermanagh in the defeat to Down last week, was selected at right half back in the team.

“We are delighted that Josh was able to eventually receive his award and no-one is more deserving of it than Josh. He has been an outstanding servant to St. Michael’s College during his seven years in the place.

“Not only is he a wonderful footballer but he has a great personality and he is very ambitious and his attitude is why I can seem him going very far in the game,” said St. Michael’s MacRory Cup coach Dom Corrigan, who was also impressed with his display against the Mournemen.

“I’m delighted now to see him push on seamlessly into the Fermanagh county senior squad and that just shows the mark of his talent, that he could go into the senior team and play a vital role very impressively last Sunday in the first round of the Ulster Championship.

“He is one of the few players who is still at college and playing senior inter-county championship football, I think he is the only one doing it this year and that is a marvellous achievement for him,” he added.

Largo Elis was one of three of the 2018 St. Michael’s Hogan Cup winners who lined out on Sunday and Corrigan expects more of that successful side to join them in the year ahead.

“There is three or four them already in there and there is probably another three or four of them coming in fairly soon and that is so important.

“We are a small county, the resources are small so we must always ensure that all our quality is utilised.

“I’m delighted to see the lads in there on Sunday - Luke, Sean and Josh - performing so well and I look forward to seeing them and more in the next number of years representing their county with distinction just as they have in the college.”

This year’s MacRory Cup has been delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis but thee plan is for a straight knockout competition.

We got word from Ulster Schools’ last week that it will be an open draw for the MacRory Cup and it will be straight knockout. The draw will be made at the end of November and the first knockout games are scheduled for the second week of January. There are no second bites so it is different but we are just delighted that the competition is going ahead,” said Dom.