Alexandra College beat the weather last Thursday to sneak in a fourth win of their Leinster Schoolgirl’s Premier League campaign, staying right in the mix for a semi-final place.
The Senior schoolgirl’s Premier League reaches critical mass this week with a series of key matches in the semi-final shake-up.
The preseason favourites for the Senior Schoolgirl’s Premier League continue to confirm their status as Mount Anville, Old Alex and St Andrew’s picked up big wins in the last round of fixtures to keep their perfect records in tact.
Gareth Borland’s Leinster U-16 boy’s will have a new look about them at next week’s interprovincials, to be held in Newpark, as just four players are available for a second year with the panel.
Josh Moffett’s classy hat-trick led Banbridge Academy to the All-Ireland Schoolboy’s hockey championship title in Ballinteer, bringing the Tasmanian shield back to Co Down for the first time since 2006.
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.
Both Sarah Scott and Justin Sherriff have seen a large turnover in players for their respective U-16 and U-18 interprovincial Leinster squads who are in action all weekend at Alexandra College
After two rounds of the Senior Premier League, some of the front-runners are beginning to show their hand as last year’s cup finalists Mount Anville and St Andrew’s recorded their second wins of the season.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Railway Union’s ladies, the Watkins family and Glenanne were the big winners at last night’s Irish Hockey Awards, held in the Burlington Hotel with nearly 400 people in attendance, including former world super-bantamweight champion boxer Bernard Dunne, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport Mary Hanafin and compered by RTE’s Darragh Maloney. Brother and sister Gareth […]
Irish U-18 coach Andy Smyth and manager Chris McCandless have from their posts with immediate effect this week following a stand-off with the IHA over funding and their views on the long-term good of the sport. But the IHA have quickly denied to the Hook and BBC Radio Ulster that any Junior Age Group team […]
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 […]
Kate Russell All-Ireland School’s Championship Final St Andrew’s 3 (Harriet Kinsman, Niamh Atcheler, Sarah Woodroofe) Colaiste Iognaid 1 (Tara Melvin) St Andrew’s ended a decade’s wait for the Kate Russell title as they produced a composed second half performance to claim their maiden win in the competition, ending Colaiste Iognaid’s reign as champions with a […]
St Andrew’s produced an incredible comeback to fight their way into the Kate Russell All-Ireland School’s Championship final, recovering from a three goal deficit to tie with Royal School, Armagh in Galway today. Laura Pinder hit home a short corner on the final hooter to level the game 3-3 and advance ahead of the Ulster […]