The victorious Balla Secondary School squad

Balla Secondary School lift provincial title

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).