BALLA Secondary School have captured the Connacht Colleges GAA First Years title.
They defeated St Bridget's, Loughrea, in today's final at Corofin by 2-9 to 2-3.
A very balanced Balla team had a shaky start when Loughrea got a goal in the opening minutes.
The central Mayo side missed a number of scoring opportunities until Josh Mahon got the first score, a fine goal.
Balla continued to battle hard, getting another Mahon goal prior to half time to give them a narrow lead of 2-1 to Loughrea's 1-2.
Balla dominated the second half and showed some lovely displays of football throughout.
Balla scorers: Josh Mahon (2-4) Aidan McHale (0-4) and Shane Nally (0-1).