The Brendan Keogh Youth League hosted a very successful Girls’ Primary School tournament at the Ball Range on Saturday with 11 teams participating over the two age groups.

This was the league’s first all girls competition and was split into two sections; P4/P5 and P6/P7.

In the P6/P7 section there were competing teams from Ballinamallard United, Beragh Swifts, Enniskillen Rangers, Lisbellaw United, Strathroy Harps and Irvinestown Wanderers.

And in the P4/P5 group teams from Ballinamallard United, Enniskillen Rangers, Lisbellaw United, Strathroy Harps and Irvinestown Wanderers competed for the honours.

The tournament, which was very well ran, was played on a league format with the sides playing each other once and the team who were top of the league after those games had been completed were the champions.

In the older section it was Ballinamallard United who took the plaudits with the Mallards going through the section unbeaten to finish in top spot.

It was all very tight in the P4/P5 competition with three teams finishing tied on 10 points after the five games but it was Strathroy Harps who were declared as champions on goal difference.

Organiser Davy Robinson said that the day was a big success.

“It was a great success. Everybody enjoyed it and the standard of football was excellent,” he said. “The BKYL want to enhance girls football and this was their first all girls competition and there was nothing between the teams.”

And Robinson explains that it is hoped that more of these competitions will be held in the future.

“We would hope to run more of these blitzes in the future and hopefully there will be even more clubs taking part.

“Long terms the BKYL would like to have a Girls League and hopefully that is what we can work towards over the next 18 months or two years,” he said.