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.
Sutton Park enjoyed their best ever opening day in the All-Ireland schoolboy’s championships as they got the better of Bandon GS in Campbell College 5-3; Wesley and St Andrew’s also win on day one
St Andrew’s will hope the form they have shown in the Whiteside Trophy to date will transfer onto the national stage as they look to once again be one of the major contenders for the All-Ireland Schoolboy’s championships.
Mount Temple and Sutton Park claimed the last two remaining Leinster qualifying berths for the All-Ireland Schoolboy’s championships on Wednesday afternoon, joining Wesley, St Andrew’s and St Columba’s
Seven teams will play off in a one-day shoot-out for the final two All-Ireland schoolboy’s championship places on Wednesday, September 26 as the Leinster schedule was released this week
Wesley bounced back from losing the Junior A Cup Final recently to Alexandra College on sudden death penalties to pick up the other major Junior girl’s schools title
The Schoolboy’s Senior Cup title swapped hands back to St Andrew’s as they got the better of Wesley on penalty strokes after a thrilling 3-3 draw in normal time; Sutton won a first ever Minor title while St Columba’s are Senior Trophy winners
Wesley’s ability to counter with speed and accuracy kept them ahead for the duration of a rather one-sided Leister Junior Schoolboys Cup final at Grange Road.
A dominant first-half performance laid the platform for St Andrew’s to claim the Leinster U-13 Schoolboys Cup at a sun-drenched Grange Road.
Luke Madeley’s winner four minutes from time continued Wesley’s incredible run in the Leinster schoolboy’s Senior A league, making it ten titles since 2000, as they edged out perennial rivals St Andrew’s 3-2.
The busy school’s hockey season saw St Andrew’s gain a modicum of revenge over Wesley in the Senior Schoolgirl’s Premier semi-final; Kilkenny will play St Columba’s in the boy’s Senior Trophy
St Andrew’s took the first two major schoolboy’s hockey titles of the year as their Junior and U-13 sides took their respective ‘A’ league titles this afternoon while Mount Temple and High School picked up ‘B’ silverware.
The dates have been announced for the Leinster schoolboy’s league finals with February 29 and March 7 named before the cup finals are played off on March 14 and 21 across a number of schools in the province
Banbridge Academy became just the third school to retain the All-Ireland Schoolboy’s crown in its 30 year history as Owen Magee grabbed a winner 14 minutes from time to deny Ulster rivals Cookstown in Garryduff.
Wesley and St Andrew’s returned to the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships as they got the wins they needed against Ashton and Friends, respectively.