Sixteen of Ireland’s leading schools will lock horns this week as the 2016 edition of the Subway All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships come to Dublin for the 35th edition of the competition which gets underway on Wednesday, October 26.
Mount Temple and Newpark qualified for the All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships from the Leinster qualifying rounds, both winning on their respective home turf.
The Leinster schoolboys committee have confirmed the line-ups for the 2016/17 league and cup seasons ahead with a significant increase in teams taking part, jumping from 76 to 92 registered teams
The High School claimed one of their biggest sporting titles last week as they landed the All-Ireland John Waring Under-14 schoolboy’s title.
Greg Arrowsmith’s drag-flick three minutes from time saw St Andrew’s deny High School their first ever Leinster Schoolboys Junior Cup title; Wesley claimed the Under-13 Cup title ahead of Andrew’s
St Andrew’s senior A boys retained the Whiteside Trophy last week as the competition underwent a major twist at the very last.
King’s Hospital claimed their first boys hockey title in many years yesterday when they claimed the Minor B league title, seeing off Newpark 3-1 in the final.
St Andrew’s claimed the Junior A schooboys league title on Wednesday afternoon after they won a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Wesley College in Booterstown.
Newpark’s junior boys reached the B league final as they swept to a 3-0 win over Saint Andrew’s last Friday. In a lively, well-contested game from the start, the Blackrock outfit got on the front foot early on, leaving Andrew’s to defend deep for long periods.
Mark Samuel’s quality finish earned Wesley the Leinster boys Senior A league, getting the better of St Andrew’s at Newpark this afternoon after a ding-dong battle.
The Leinster schoolboys competition hit top gear in the coming weeks with the early Easter holidays meaning there will be a wealth of fixtures in quick succession for the top performers.
Jake Rowe’s last second winner saw Banbridge win back the Subway All-Ireland Schoolboys Championship title in dramatic fashion as Shaw’s Bridge, firing home a pin-point drag-flick to see off Wesley 3-2.
Wesley College ended St Andrew’s long reign as Subway All-Ireland Schoolboys champions in dramatic fashion as they prevailed on penalty strokes after an epic 3-3 encounter in normal time; setting up a final date with Banbridge
St Andrew’s, Wesley, Banbridge Academy and Bandon will contest the Subway All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships semi-finals following a dramatic second day of competition in Belfast.
St Andrew’s College’s bid for four All-Ireland Schoolboys’ titles in succession is set for a huge challenge as they were drawn against Lisburn side Wallace HS in the initial group phase of the competition.
Mount Temple eased through the qualification process to the All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships with a pair of comfortable victories over Kilkenny and Newpark while St Columba’s struck late to win through from their group featuring Sutton Park and King’s Hospital
St Andrew’s claimed their third senior title of the 2014/15 schoolboys season as they shaded the league final at Whitechurch Park on Wednesday, beating Wesley 2-1 in silver goal extra time; High School qualify for All-Irelands; Columba’s win Senior B
High School claimed the Leinster schoolboys Under-13 A league title on Wednesday as they got the better of Wesley on penalty strokes in their final at Danum.
The Leinster Schoolboys hockey season is building to an exciting crescendo with plenty of competitions beating the frozen weather conditions to move a number of sides within a couple of wins of glory.
Leinster’s U-18 boys claimed the interprovincial championships for the fourth successive year courtesy of their 2-0 win over Ulster this evening at Grange Road; at Under-16 level, the roles were reversed with Ulster winning the tie on goal difference