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Andrew's begin defence with Wesley tester

Andrew's begin defence with Wesley tester

December 9, 2009 | 1,134 views | Comments (4)

Reigning champions St Andrew’s and Wesley College will meet in the tie of the round following the draw for the senior schoolgirl’s cup made this week. The pair played out a thrilling 4-3 fixture a fortnight ago with the Booterstown school, inspired by Niamh Atcheler eventually taking the spoils. Andrew’s all but secured their place […]

Leinster schoolgirls development programmes

Leinster schoolgirls development programmes

December 2, 2009 | 243 views | Comments (2)

As part of Leinster Schoolgirl’s development, young enthusiastic coaches are required to help out youth hockey development programmes planned for early in 2010. These initiatives are an excellent opportunity to further your own coaching credentials within the Leinster branch. Code of Ethics Courses, including sections on child protection, are a mandatory requirement and it is […]

Premier race for semi-finals hots up

Premier race for semi-finals hots up

December 2, 2009 | 1,236 views | Comments (4)

Senior Schoolgirl’s Premier League – Week six round-up With the winter pause to come into effect after one more series of senior school’s Premier League games, the contenders are beginning to make their way to the forefront in both nine team pools. Pool B is set up for an epic finish with as many as […]

Wesley take senior honours over St Andrews

Wesley take senior honours over St Andrews

December 1, 2009 | 274 views | Comments (7)

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 […]

O'Reilly strikes late for Sutton: School's results

O'Reilly strikes late for Sutton: School's results

November 19, 2009 | 311 views | Comments (14)

Leinster Schoolboy’s Senior A league: Sutton Park 1 (Eoin O’Reilly) Kilkenny College 0 Eoin O’Reilly’s short corner rebound six minutes from time earned Sutton Park all the points as they struck late to beat Kilkenny 1-0 in a high quality Senior A school’s league tie on Wednesday. The win adds to their recent 2-2 draw […]

Kilkenny, Sutton and Temple set to challenge school's hierarchy

Kilkenny, Sutton and Temple set to challenge school's hierarchy

November 12, 2009 | 243 views | Comments (10)

Tightly contested early stages of the Leinster schoolboy’s senior league suggest that while St Andrew’s and Wesley are still the teams to beat, they will be pushed all the way by the chasing trio of Kilkenny, Sutton Park and Mount Temple. Sutton have already nicked a draw from Andrew’s and held All-Ireland champions Wesley – […]

Leinster well represented in national underage panels

Leinster well represented in national underage panels

November 6, 2009 | 1,336 views | Comments (3)

The training panels for the remaining Irish underage squads have been announced as squads begin to be assembled ahead of European action at U-16 level in 2010 and an international fixture schedule for the U-18s next summer. To get the the selection ball rolling at U-18 level, 11 Leinster players were invited to last week’s […]

Chadwick's silver goal strikes gold for Wesley

Chadwick's silver goal strikes gold for Wesley

October 23, 2009 | 452 views | Comments (24)

All-Ireland Schoolboy’s Hockey Championships final: Wesley College 3 (Peter English, Rob Burke, Luke Chadwick) Wallace HS 2 (Stephen Hunter 2) after silver-goal extra-time. Luke Chadwick was the silver-goal hero as Wesley College claimed their third All-Ireland Schoolboy’s Championship crown of the decade as they edge out Wallace HS 3-2 in extra-time. The YM midfielder snapped […]

Wesley to face Wallace in All-Ireland final

Wesley to face Wallace in All-Ireland final

October 23, 2009 | 259 views | Comments (10)

Wesley got the better of Banbridge Academy in this morning’s semi-final to reach the deciding match of the All-Ireland Schoolboy’s Championships for the ninth time. They won 3-1 and will face Wallace HS who beat Ashton 4-1. The Ballinteer school produced one of the all-time performances in the competition as the game at times resembled […]

Wesley and Mt Sackville tie at top of Group A

Wesley and Mt Sackville tie at top of Group A

October 23, 2009 | 1,097 views | Leave a comment

Senior School’s Premier League: Week four results Section A Wesley College 2-2 Mount Sackville The clash of two teams with a 100pc record lived up to expectations, as the lead exchanged hands and both sides came away with their unbeaten record intact. After a scoreless first half, Wesley took the lead when Niamh Sweeney broke […]

Wesley cruise into semi-finals

Wesley cruise into semi-finals

October 22, 2009 | 270 views | Comments (5)

Wesley became the first confirmed semi-finalist of the All-Ireland schoolboy’s as they got the better of Sullivan Upper 5-1 to round out an impressive opening series of Group D games. Kyle Good (right) and Peter English brought their respective goal totals up to sixth as both players scored twice while Shane Madeley was also on […]

Good's four set up Sullivan skirmish

Good's four set up Sullivan skirmish

October 22, 2009 | 221 views | Comments (6)

Wesley and Sullivan Upper set up a direct battle for the one semi-final place in Group D as they both picked up wins in their ties against Sutton Park and Raphoe’s Royal and Prior this morning. Kyle Good struck four times in Wesley’s 8-0 win over Sutton, while Peter English netted one to bring his […]

Wesley and Andrews get off to All-Ireland flyer

Wesley and Andrews get off to All-Ireland flyer

October 21, 2009 | 233 views | Comments (4)

Peter English’s (right) hat-trick gave Wesley the perfect start to the All-Ireland Schoolboy’s as they beat Donegal’s Raphoe 5-1 at Roughfort this afternoon. The Railway Union man was on target three times while Alan White and Conor Motyer also got on the scoresheet. St Andrew’s, meanwhile, took a major step forward in the pursuit of […]

All-Ireland School's schedule and Irish U-16 panel named

All-Ireland School's schedule and Irish U-16 panel named

October 20, 2009 | 303 views | Comments (10)

The All-Ireland Schools competition gets underway tomorrow afternoon in four venues across Belfast with the undoubted highlight of day one being St Andrew’s tussle with Cookstown at 3pm at Campbell College’s pitch two. Wesley begin their campaign against Raphoe at the Roughfort venue with Kyle Good available after the back injury which kept him out of […]

Wesley continue winning ways as Gerards drop first points

Wesley continue winning ways as Gerards drop first points

October 15, 2009 | 1,590 views | Comments (5)

Leinster Schoolgirls Premier League Section A Week Three results: Mount Temple 1-3 Wesley Wesley continue their 100pc record after three rounds of the Premier League  while Mount Temple will rue missed opportunities early on against the section A front-runners.  Twice they created one-on-one chances but on both occasions they could not convert.  Hannah Honner put […]

Cookstown and Andrews set for re-match

Cookstown and Andrews set for re-match

October 13, 2009 | 227 views | Comments (39)

Cookstown and St Andrew’s are set to renew rivalries at Campbell College next week as the pair were once agin drawn in the same group for the All-Ireland Schools competition. The two schools were the major winners last year with Cookstown taking the John Waring ‘Super Sixes’ title while Andrew’s overcame the Co Tyrone school […]

Mt Sackville, Wesley and Andrews lead the way

Mt Sackville, Wesley and Andrews lead the way

September 30, 2009 | 927 views | Comments (2)

Section A Our Lady’ Terenure 1-5 Wesley College Wesley College made it two wins from two with a comfortable victory over Our Lady’s, Terenure. A single goal from Hannah Honner separated the sides at the break. Wesley extended their lead courtesy of strikes from Anna-May Whelan and Sarah Robinson. Terenure managed to pull a goal […]

Leinster Schoolboy leagues announced

Leinster Schoolboy leagues announced

September 23, 2009 | 381 views | Comments (9)

With the first series of schoolboy’s hockey fixtures getting underway this week, the Leinster school’s have released the divisions for 2009/10 and the format each respective league will take. Senior A involves the five All-Ireland qualifiers playing on a home and away basis. Senior B sees each team play each other once with the top […]

News in brief: Schools qualifier cancelled

News in brief: Schools qualifier cancelled

September 16, 2009 | 213 views | Leave a comment

* The schooboy’s All-Ireland qualifiers, scheduled for this afternoon, have been cancelled after High School and Dundalk pulled out of the competition. The upshot means that Mount Temple and Sutton Park qualify for the tournament proper which takes place on October 22-24. They join Wesley, St Andrew’s and Kilkenny who had pre-qualified. * Hockey players […]

AIQ raises curtain on schoolboy’s season

AIQ raises curtain on schoolboy’s season

September 7, 2009 | 251 views | Leave a comment

The boy’s schools hockey competitions get underway next week with the curtain-raiser for the 2009/10 season coming in the form of the All-Ireland Schools qualifier. Wesley, St Andrews and Kilkenny have already pre-qualified for the tournament by virtue of last year’s league results with Leinster, leaving two places up for grabs in the main event […]