St Columbs College, Derry who defeated St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny in the McLarnan Cup at Sigarsons Park, Strabane.
Up until then, however, the respective sports clubs in the city and in Inishowen were in full flight and the 'Journal' photographers were on hand to capture some memorable moments.
Trojans and Oxford United provided the opposition for the Derry & District Youth Under-14 squad in challenge games which were part of their preparation for the upcoming 'Paradise' and Foyle Cup tournaments.
There was Schools Cup action between Foyle and Campbell College with the Derry school losing 22-20.
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Institute's Ryan Coyle celebrates after putting the ball past Knockbreda keeper, Johhny Williamson.
St Canice's U16 team also won their League Cup at only their third attempt in Gaelic Football while Ballyliffin Golf Club were awarded the Club of the Year award.
Check out our pictures and keep an eye out for some familiar faces.
Prizewinners pictured at the annual presentation night of Muff GAA held at the Redcastle Hotel and Country Club with guest, Monsignor Joseph Donnelly.
Prizewinners pictured at the annual prizegiving night of Muff GAA at the Redcastle Hotel.
Paul McCloskey, St Canice's A.B.C, the new Ulster Senior light-welterweight champion and winner of Best Boxer award at Ulster Hall.
Mr Cecil Doherty, manager, Ballyliffin GC, presenting the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association Club of the Year award to Dave Cawley, captain.
A group representing the Derry Journal at a charity football tournament.
St. Patrick’s Athletic, manager, Pat Dolan, helps Jim O’Donnell, Derry City Development Committee, with the half-time draw.
Institute's Ryan Semple, skillfully keeps possesion from Knockbreda's Shane Brennan at Drumahoe
Cockhill Celtic forward Paul McKinney holds the ball as Kildrum Tigers defender Packie Coll prepares to challenge during the Knockalla Cup tie. Kildrum won 1-0.
St Canice's u16 team who won their League Cup at only their third attempt.
Action from the Schools Cup tie between Foyle and Campbell College. The Belfast school secured a 22-20 victory.
A grounded Johnny McBride passes the ball into the path of the on running Dermot Dougan as Derry and Donegal drew in a challenge match at Celtic Park.
Prizewinners from the North West Triathlon Club annual prizegiving ceremony.
A cross section of the attendance at St Brigid's Amateur Boxing Club's annual tournament in the Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin.
Mary McCauley, centre, shows off her skills as this group of martial artists show off their awards.
St Canice's GAC Under-10 players who received awards at the club's presentation evening.
The Ballyliffin Golf Club Committee celebrate being named the Club of the Year 2001.
The Derry Senior Hurling team pictured ahead of their Allianz National Hurling League clash with Tipperary at Emmet Park, Slaughtneil.
Action from Derry's challenge match at Celtic Park against Donegal in a game which gave fringe players the chance to stake a claim for a National League place.
Derry City groundsman Colm Curran locks the gates of the Brandywell Stadium following the cancellation of City’s home fixture against UCD due to the foot & mouth outbreak