The North Dublin Knights produced a series of excellent performances at the inaugural PSi UK indoor hockey tournament which took place in Southampton.
The Knights travelled over with an Under-13 and Under-15 girls team, comprised of players from Boyne Hockey Club, Portrane, Pemroke, Weston and Dublin North and were led by coach Gareth Myburgh.
The Knights, who were awarded most successful team at the Irish PSi showcase event in June, were looking to emulate their success by competing against teams from Cantebury, Southampton, London and Edinburgh.
There were a number of junior internationals from England and Scotland taking part in the event and the quality of hockey on display was of a very high standard.
The Under-15 Knights battled hard during the group stage and were ultimately beaten in the bronze medal match by the Canterbury Cavaliers. They were unlucky to concede three penalty strokes, one of which one was superbly saved by goalkeeper Jessica Magee who had a superb tournament.
The Under-13s topped the table at the end of the group stage and went on to win gold after dominating the London Lancers in the final. Alicia Coffey was deservedly awarded the player of the tournament and special mention also went to Cara Donnelly who was the team’s top goal scorer.
A very successful weekend with loads of goals scored, a gold medal, a player of the tournament and plenty new friends made!
PSi indoor hockey has been running for the last two years in Ireland and there are teams located all over the country. If you would like to be part of this exciting format of the game, please go to www.psihockey.ie.