A DUMBARTON school has achieved football success across two different age groups.

Our Lady and St Patrick's High School lifted the Glasgow Schools' Football Association (GSFA) U13's League Cup and were also crowned Senior Division champions last week.

The U13 side defeated Holyrood Secondary 5-4 at New Western Park in Renfrew in a thrilling encounter.

Two goals from Chey McEnroe, strikes from Kian Cumming and Kyle McKechnie, and a finish from Aaron Johnstone pushed the Dumbarton school on to victory.

And the success continued when the sixth-year side lifted the Senior Division title.

They ran out 4-1 winners against Bearsden Academy at New Tinto Park in Govan.

A hat-trick from Oliver Cairns and a long-distance strike from Gabriel Holloway sealed the win for the team.

Matthew Gallagher, a physics teacher at the school and co-manager of both sides, explained how proud he is of those in the team.

"I take the younger team alongside Kevin Carr [chemistry teacher] and the senior side along with Craig Sutherland [maths teacher]," he said.

"Both competitions are set up as local divisions. If you win your division then you go into a play-off system against other schools in Glasgow.

"The original divisions involve six games. It is almost like the National Hockey League (NHL).

"Both teams have done phenomenally well."

Matthew, who has been teaching at the school since 2017, also explained the important skills the children can learn through playing football.

"It is good for their teamwork skills and for growing as part of the community," he continued.

"Playing for the school team is good for the kids' self-esteem as well as their mental and physical health.

"I enjoy coaching because you get to see the kids in a different light and it is enjoyable.

"It is important to promote exercise among young people.

"It is also great that the boys get to represent their schools."

Our Lady and St Patrick's could also be set for more footballing success when the U13 side contest the Scottish Plate final on Thursday, May 30.