Defending champions Carndonagh Community School are heading back to the FAI Schools Dr Tony O’Neill Senior National Cup Final after a stunning comeback to beat St Louis of Kiltimagh 4-3 at the Showgrounds in Sligo.
Carndonagh were slow out of the blocks as the Mayo men hit the front early and lead 3-0 by the 24th minute.
The Inishowen school launched the comeback with a spectacular strike from Corey McBride six minutes before the break.
Four minutes into the second half and the deficit was reduced to a single goal as Luke Rudden headed home from a Jack Doherty cross.
Rudden and Lee McLaughlin came close to equalising but it took a Kieran Farren penalty in the 85th minute to tie up the game.
With extra time looming and one minute remaining, Carn found the net for a fourth time, another classy strike from distance, this time from Fionn McClure, to win the game and send them back to another senior final.
It will be a third senior final appearance in four seasons for Carndonagh and this time around they will play the winners of Thursday semi final between Midleton CBS of Cork and Wexford CBS.