St Columba’s salvaged a late draw against Ashton in what looks the most well matched All-Ireland schoolboys championships group; Wesley, St Andrew’s and Mount Temple all won on a decent day for Leinster sides
The charge for the Tasmanian Shield begins in earnest on Wednesday morning with 16 schools from around the island battle it out to be All-Ireland Schoolboy champions for 2013
Reigning All-Ireland schoolboys champions St Andrew’s have been drawn to face Ulster sides Friends and Campbell College in the group stages of the 2013 edition of the 16-team event.
St Columba’s and Newpark complete Leinster’s line-up for the 2013 All-Ireland Schoolboy’s championships as both grabbed dramatic late winners to aid their qualification cause.
Newpark have made an early show of strength in the Leinster schoolboy’s senior league as they picked off an eye-catching draw against Wesley before seeing off St Kilian’s; plus full schoolboy cup draws for 2013/14
Seventy-nine league teams from 17 secondary schools have been entered across the Leinster schoolboy’s leagues for the 2013/14 season from U-13 up to senior league level.
St Andrew’s closed out the schoolboy season last Thursday in Lisnagarvey by landing their tenth of a possible 11 A titles, including the two All-Ireland crowns on offer when their U-14 side claimed the John Waring Cup.
High School closed out a hugely impressive year on the schoolboy front just before the Easter break when they won the Leinster Senior Trophy title with a tight 1-0 win over Kilkenny College.
Another year, another cracking Leinster Senior Schoolboys Cup final between Wesley and St Andrew’s as extra time was required for a third successive year; Andrew’s minor success lead to school’s cup clean sweep
Ben Walker’s delightful diving deflection carried St Andrew’s to a fourth successive Leinster schoolboy’s U-13 cup victory as they saw off perennial rivals Wesley College 2-1 in Grange Road.
Having annexed three of the four schoolboy hockey A level league competitions, St Andrew’s set about marking their dominance on the cup side of things, claiming the Junior title in controlled fashion at Grange Road.
St Andrew’s College ended a 15-year wait for a Senior A League title in style with a convincing victory over Wesley College, ending Wesley’s decade of dominance in the competition.
St Kilian’s DSD completed one of the most memorable week’s in the school’s hockey history as they annexed three titles this week to go with the boy’s U-13 B title won last week.
St Andrew’s, Mount Temple and St Kilian’s claimed silverware from the first series of four league finals last week as the Junior and U-13 age groups enjoyed their Leinster schoolboy’s finals days
Just one league semi-final berth remains to be filled in the Leinster schoolboy’s competitions as all competitions reach fever pitch after the half-term break.
High School’s boys carried on the momentum of their girls’ side as they became the first side to reach the semi-final stage of the Leinster Senior Trophy last week when they got the best of a nine-goal thriller against Mount Temple.
Leinster’s U-18s will look to mainly to the All-Ireland Schoolboy’s winning St Andrew’s side at this year’s interprovincials as eight of that team make up Gareth Borland’s panel.
St Andrew’s claimed their third All-Ireland Schoolboys championship as their experience proved too much for a young Wesley side in the competition’s final in Lisnagarvey.
Wesley produced an incredible second half comeback to set up an All-Ireland Schoolboys Championship final showdown with St Andrew’s at Lisnagarvey this morning.
Sutton Park came within a few moments of ending Banbridge Academy’s reign as All-Ireland Schoolboy champions but were denied a semi-final berth where they would have joined St Andrews, Wesley and Ashton.