Alexandra College picked up another pair of major schoolgirl’s titles earlier this week as they annexed the Senior Premier League title in stunning fashion on Tuesday, adding to Monday’s Junior Cup win.
A hectic week saw eight schoolgirl’s finals decided at Grange Road, coming to a climax on Friday afternoon with a high quality Senior Plate showdown between Muckross Park and Loreto Abbey Dalkey.
Jack Spain’s strike two minutes from time handed Sutton Park their first ever senior schoolboy’s hockey title as they claimed the Senior Trophy in dramatic fashion at Belfield, besting St Columba’s 3-2.
A Jordan Larmour-inspired St Andrew’s were deserved 4-1 winners of the U-13 schoolboy’s title as their three-goal first half blitz powered them to glory.
Wesley won back the Junior Cup after a brief hiatus, claiming their third crown in four years at this level with a comprehensive display over Kilkenny who competed early on before the Ballinteer school’s quality came to bear
The first series of Leinster Schoolboy cup finals will take place on Wednesday with the Senior Trophy seeing St Columba’s and Sutton Park battling it out for the title, now in its second year; the junior and U-13 finals will also be contested
Hannah McDermott showed sublime nerve in the heat of battle to win the Leinster schoolgirl’s senior cup title back in dramatic, silver-goal fashion for Alexandra College for the first time since 2007, their sixth title in all.
St Andrew’s remain on course to win the schoolgirl’s senior cup title but will again face Alexandra College in the decider following wins over Wesley and Mount Anville, respectively.
The top four from the Leinster schoolgirl’s senior premier league showed their class to advance last Saturday to the semi-finals of the Senior Cup but the tightness of their battles showed the competitiveness at the top level.
Harry Spain’s corner double handed Sutton Park a place in the final of the Leinster Schoolboy’s Senior Trophy final, ending High School’s interest in the competition and will meet St Columba’s in the final
St Columba’s advanced to the final of the Schoolboy’s Senior Trophy following a 6-2 victory over last year’s champions Kilkenny. Here’s Marcus Blake’s report from the game
Alexandra College and St Andrew’s will contest the Senior Schoolgirl’s Premier league final following their semi-finals last Saturday as Wesley pushed Alex all the way while Andrew’s got the better of Mount Anville
High School moved into a promising position to claim the fourth Leinster schoolgirl’s Premier League semi-final place as the results of last week’s fixtures worked out in their favour.
Wesley’s juniors produced a big performance from a tie littered with talking points as they beat St Andrew’s in the first round of the cup. Plenty of league and cup games were played this week, too, with all results included.
Jenny Maguire showed nerves of steel to stroke Mount Anville into the semi-finals of the Senior Schoolgirl’s Premier League, netting a penalty four minutes from time of an epic battle with Wesley in Goatstown on Wednesday afternoon.
Alexandra College won their tiebreaking Section B tie with Loreto, Beaufort this afternoon to confirm their passage – along with St Andrew’s – to the playoffs of the Senior Schoolgirl Premier League on Monday afternoon.
Holy Child, Killiney picked up their first win of the Senior Premier League campaign with a goal in each half at their Military Road home. Meanwhile, the second round draw for the Senior Cup was released
School’s hockey returned for the new year with plenty of fixtures for the boy’s and girl’s; Alex and Mount Anville tied to bring Section B of the Premier League to the wire while St Columba’s boys were U-13 cup round two winners
The Junior Cup has thrown up a thrilling first round tie as perennial favourites Wesley and St Andrew’s have been pitted against each other, following the release of the Leinster Schoolboy’s Cups.
In between December’s freezing conditions and snow storms, High School managed to take their place in the second round of the Schoolgirl’s Senior Cup when they claimed a thrilling penalties win over Loreto Dalkey.