Colasti na Dubhais ( an amalgamation team from schools in Belfast who currently do not participate in A hurling to form the Divis squad) participated in the Mc Namee Cup. This allows players to experience A grade schools hurling with an aim to develop their skills and provide an opportunity to continue hurling. The team have had coaching sessions every Tuesday evening ( over 20 players ) in September allowing players an opportunity to get to know each other . Representing Naomh Eanna was Oisin Quinn, Ronan Eager, Pearse Rodgers and Dara Maguire.
Dubhais were drawn with Cross and Passion College Ballycastle, St Mary’s CBS Belfast and Our Lady and St Pats Knock. Dubhais did not qualify for quarter finals but played well in their games with some close finishes, the players enjoyed the opportunity to play at this level. The county is very thankful to the schools and teachers for their assistance: the parents were very supportive and to Simon Mc Crory and Antion Mc Caffrey for their coaching with the panel.
The players were from the following clubs Ardoyne, Brid Og , Davitts , Gort na Mona, Lamh Dhearg . Loch Mor , O Donnells , Sarsfields , St Endas, St Galls, St Johns and St Pauls . Hopefully in future years more players from Naomh Eanna will get involved as this panel develops. In 2016/17 Dubhais will participate in Mageean Cup (Yr 14) , Gallagher Cup (yr10) and The Forresters Cup (Yr 12) , all A grade competitions.