Emily Kealy wrote her name in Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup folklore as she whipped home a penalty stroke five minutes from time to earn Loreto Beaufort their first title in a dozen years at Belfield.
The Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup final is hoping to attract a wider audience by moving to a Sunday date rather than its usual midweek spot as Newpark Comprehensive face Loreto Beaufort at Belfield (1.45pm).
Loreto Kilkenny ended city rivals Kilkenny College’s reign as South East champions with a super win, earning them a place in the Kate Russell All-Ireland Schools championships.
Loreto Beaufort and Newpark Comprehensive provide an intriguing Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup final duo with both seeking a first title in quite some time after they both snuck through via a shoot-out at Grange Road.
Wesley retained the Leinster schoolboys senior A league as they got the best of a late flurry of goals at Whitechurch Park, getting the best of St Andrew’s College 2-1 in Wednesday’s final.
St Andrew’s will meet Wesley in the Leinster Schoolboys Senior A league final next Wednesday following contrasting wins in Friday’s semi-finals; Andrew’s B meet Kilian’s in the Senior B final
Newbridge College, Muckross Park, Newpark and Loreto Beaufort will contest the Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup semi-finals following their quarter-final victories in the week before Christmas.
The final eight for the Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup were confirmed with Alexandra College’s 5-0 win over King’s Hospital this afternoon completing the line-up.
The Leinster Schoolboys hockey Leagues are entering the business end of the pool stages with high-quality match-ups already looking likely in both the A and B league playoffs.
Muckross Park produced a superb team performance to retain the Leinster Schoolgirls Junior Cup with goals from Ava Maleady, Darcy Gallagher, Charlotte Walsh and Sarah Rooney all on the mark at Belfield.
Muckross Park will meet Mount Anville in the Leinster Schoolgirls Junior Cup final at 2pm (Belfield) after they fought through dramatic semi-finals against Teresians and Mount Sackville, respectively.
Newbridge College completed the Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup second round line-up on Friday afternoon as they got the better of St Kilian’s DSD 2-0.
The High School completed their decade-long journey from schools’ hockey obscurity to the top of the boys’ pile as they produced a remarkable comeback to land the Tasmanian Shield.
With half-term closing in, the Leinster Senior Premier League is hitting top speed with a couple of new faces like St Columba’s and Newpark coming into view with challenges for playoff places.
King’s Hospital will contest their first All-Ireland Schoolboys semi-final since 1997, lining out in the first ever all-Leinster final four.
Some of the early contenders for the All-Ireland Schoolboys Championship title emerged from a competitive day one around Dublin.
The All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships hits Dublin this week as 16 of the best schools teams from around the island battle it out for the Tasmanian Shield and the newly introduced Herbie Sharman Perpetual Shield.
St Andrew’s and Wesley drew a high quality Leinster Senior A league tie as both look set to be contenders for a semi-final berth from Section B of the competition.
Newpark Comprehensive and King’s Hospital qualified for the All-Ireland Schools following Wednesday’s qualifiers, joining Wesley, St Andrew’s and High School.
Ursuline Thurles were the last team standing as they survived five rounds of a sudden death shoot-out to beat Mount Mercy in the So Hockey Munster Schoolgirls Junior A Cup final while Midleton won the boys final for the first time in eight years.