Newbridge make senior breakthrough with Plate title

Newbridge College made a major breakthrough as they landed the Leinster Senior Plate title, beating away the challenge of Loreto Dalkey 3-1 at Grange Road in the final.

The coaching team has helped provide the inspiration with Gavin Groves, Nick Dee and Keith Kenning – a trio of All-Ireland winners – running the rule over the side.

Goalscorers in the final were Jenny Kelly, Aoife Fitzgerald and Kate Grant while goalkeeper Aoife Glennon – a second year student – made a series of impressive saves to make sure there was no nervous end to the game.

Elsewhere, King’s Hospital won the Minor Premier league for the first time in 25 years as Georgie Connolly-Carew scored the only goal of the game against Loreto Foxrock.

The sides were locked at 0-0 at the break before Connolly-Carew netted 10 minutes into the second half.

Mount Anville claimed the Minor Cup crown, beating Alexandra College 3-1 with captain India Cotter netting twice. It means that the Goatstown school claimed a junior-minor double, boding well for a sustained push for the senior equivalent in a couple of years time.

In the plate at the same level, King’s Hospital prevailed 1-0 against Mount Sackville with Tilly Walsh grabbing the all-important goal.

St Andrew’s denied Mount Anville a Junior double as they won a league final of high drama. Julie Ringrose gave Mount Anville an early lead only for Alex Orr to level things up at 1-1.

Andrew’s went in front via Hannah Byrne before Grace Keane sent the game to a shoot-out, ending a tie of cracking skills and drama. The Booterstown outfit prevailed 4-3 in the shoot-out.

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