Banbridge and St Andrew’s were the penalty kings in Ballinteer this morning, both needing strokes to end the run of Wesley and Midleton, respectively, in a dramatic pair of semi-finals at the All-Ireland School’s Championships
Wesley will face Banbridge on Friday morning in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland Schoolboy’s Championships after the pair emerged from their pools unscathed today. St Andrew’s also progressed after a titanic tussle with Friends and face surprise package Midleton
Mixed fortunes for Leinster’s five entrants in the All-Ireland qualifiers as Wesley and St Andrew’s get off to a winning start but Kilkenny were denied by a single goal while Sutton and Newpark faced stiff, northern opposition
Leinster’s All-Ireland schoolboy championships’ hopefuls have been handed interesting draws for next week’s tournament which runs from October 22 to 24 in Wesley and St Columba’s College.
Sutton Park picked up their first ever senior result against Wesley but came within a couple of minutes of securing all three points in their Pool 2 tie. Jonathon Roberts was the hero, rescuing the draw on the Howth Peninsula with a penalty corner rebound.
Newpark qualified for their first All-Ireland schoolboy championship’s finals in over a decade as an incredible comeback against St Columba’s and a lively 5-2 win over Mount Temple saw them into the main event.
The Hook and School Sports’ section of the Evening Herald will once again be covering the girl’s and boy’s hockey competitions throughout the coming season. Submissions of results, fixtures and match reports will be gratefully received at email@example.com.
Dundalk Grammar school enjoyed a week to savour as they claimed the Senior B, Junior B (left) and Minor B (right) school’s hockey titles this week with Mount Temple taking home the U-13 B title. It proved to be the biggest haul in a single year for the school, raising thoughts that they may step […]
John Waring All-Ireland Schoolboy’s Championship Final Wesley 1 (Shane Madeley) St Andrew’s 0Revenge proved a dish served piping hot for Wesley as Shane Madeley scored the vital goal to hand the Ballinteer school the John Waring All-Ireland Schoolboy Championship just a fortnight after a relinquishing the Leinster Senior Cup by the same scoreline. The Irish […]
Leinster Schoolboys Senior Cup Final: St Andrew’s 1 (David Watkins) Wesley 0 St Andrew’s threw out the form book as David Watkins snatched a brilliant winner seven minutes from time to end Wesley’s five year reign as Leinster School’s Senior Cup champions. Given the pressure, the winger did superbly to hold his nerve as all […]
The intriguing battle for the fourth automatic IHL place continues apace in midweek as Monkstown have their chance this evening to break into the top four for the first time in a couple of months. They face a Railway Union side with plenty to play for, hoping to avoid any potential relegation play-off that comes […]
St Andrew’s and Wesley are through to the Leinster Schoolboy’s Senior Cup final as they comfortably negotiated their semi-finals, putting an end to the odyssey’s of High School and Kilkenny, respectively this afternoon. Andrew’s raced into a 3-0 lead against High School, scoring three counter-attack goals from Sam Spence, Fiachra Maher and David Watkins as […]
Senior Trophy: Kilkenny College 2 (Eamon Walshe, Matthew Moore) High School 2 (Shane O’Donoghue), Kilkenny won 5-4 on penalty strokes Eamon Walshe struck the vital blow for Kilkenny as they claimed their first senior hockey title since 2002, settling an epic Senior Trophy final at Grange Road on the seventh round of penalty strokes. High […]
High School and Kilkenny became the inaugural Leinster School’s Senior Trophy finalists this week as they saw off the challenge of Sutton Park and St Columba’s, respectively, and reach the last four of the Senior Cup into the bargain. High School will travel to face St Andrew’s in that competition after they survived Sutton Park’s […]
Wesley’s boys remain on course for a senior clean-sweep as they completed a perfect series of matches in the Leinster Senior school’s A league, beating St Andrew’s 4-2 last week, following up a comfortable win over Mount Temple a couple of days earlier. The triumph adds to the school’s U-14 success in the league already […]
Leinster Schoolboy’s Senior Trophy, quarter-finals John Scottus 0 Kilkenny College 3 (Eddie Healy, Jeremy Duncan, Eamann Walsh); High School 5 Mount Temple 5; High School won 4-3 on strokes; St Columba’s 2 (Ross Canning 2) Dundalk GS 0 aet Kilkenny, High School and St Columba’s advanced to the semi-finals of the Senior School’s Trophy this week […]
Leinster Schoolboy’s Senior Trophy – first round Mount Temple 2 (Kevin Mullins, Adam Merry) King’s Hospital 1 (Johan Livonius) after extra time Adam Merry’s extra-time rebound secured Mount Temple’s place in the quarter-finals of the Leinster school’s Senior Trophy, edging out King’s Hospital in a pulsating tie on the Malahide Road last Friday. He struck […]
Leinster Schoolboy Senior Trophy Kilkenny College 4 (Eamonn Walsh, Howard McDonnell, Eoin Finnegan, Jeremy Duncan) Newpark Comprehensive 2(Kevin Maguire, Eric Gardener) Kilkenny College advanced into the quarter finals of the Leinster Schools Senior Trophy with a 4-2 victory over Blackrock’s Newpark CS. Kilkenny took the lead inside two minutes from a short corner, Jeremy Duncan’s […]
Wesley moved into a rock-solid position at the top of the Leinster Senior A schoolboy league as they proved too strong for Mount Temple and Kilkenny this week. Tom Samuel fired in twice against Temple last week while there were goals for Alan White, Shane Madeley, Andrew Malcolm, Andy Roberts and a first senior strike […]
Wesley’s seniors held on for victory in the first of potentially four ties with Leinster rivals St Andrew’s in this school’s season but the All-Ireland champions were made to work much harder than previously anticipated. St Andrew’s had yet to see their full potential with several injuries robbing them of a consistent line-up. Irish U-18 […]