High School secured their place in the semi-finals of the Leinster schoolgirls senior Premier League with a 5-2 victory over Rathdown in their all-or-nothing tie on a dark midweek afternoon with temperatures below freezing.
Orla Minogue proved a brick wall in the Loreto Dalkey goal to break Alexandra College’s winning run in the Leinster schoolgirls senior premier league Section A; all the highlights from the recent Leinster schoolgirl’s Premier league and Junior Cup draw
Work has commenced on the sand-dressed astroturf pitch at Sion Hill in Blackrock as the school look forward to building their new multi sports facility at Sion Hill.
Sandford Park played their first ever girls hockey fixtures last week when they took on John Scottus in games at form one and two level.
St Andrew’s became just the second school to win the All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships three times in-a-row – and the first since Newry in 1984 – when they beat Wallace HS 3-1 in Garryduff.
St Andrew’s will meet Wallace in the final of the All-Ireland Schoolboys Tournament in Garryduff at 2.30pm following their respective 2-1 wins over Ashton and Banbridge Academy.
St Andrew’s, Wallace HS, Banbridge and Ashton will contest the All-Ireland Schoolboy Championships semi-finals after they battled their way through their respective groups with Mount Temple, Wesley and Sutton Park just missing out.
Bandon produced the comeback of the day when they came from 2-0 down to beat Portadown 4-2 in west Cork on day one of the All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships.
The All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships get underway in Cork on Wednesday with St Andrew’s the team to beat after two hugely impressive years of success both in Leinster and the national stage.
St Gerard’s shaded a thriller against High School last week to ensure they have the sole 100pc record in Section B of the Senior Schoolgirls Premier League.
Alexandra College made it two wins from two in the Schoolgirls Premier League, Section A as they produced an excellent performance to see off Mount Sackville 5-1.
Wesley College face a really tough group in the All-Ireland Schoolboys draw as they were paired with four-time champions Banbridge Academy, five time winners RBAI as well as Midleton College.
St Columba’s and Mount Temple have completed the Leinster line-up for the All-Ireland Schoolboys championships as they both qualified from Wednesday’s playoffs.
Loreto Beaufort picked up the big win of the first week of the Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Premier League, seeing off last year’s cup finalists Rathdown 3-0.
Holy Child, Killiney have moved up to the Leinster Schoolgirls Premier League for the 2014/15 season following the release of the groups for the preliminary phase of the competition.
St Columba’s and Mount Temple will host the qualifiers for the All-Ireland Schoolboy competition on September 24 with the winner of the two respective groups joining the pre-qualified St Andrews, Wesley and Sutton Park at the main event.
St Andrew’s made it three John Waring titles in four years in its U-14 format as they swept to five wins from five in Lisnagarvey on Wednesday afternoon, finishing seven points clear of Cookstown HS.
St Andrew’s closed out a clean sweep of the schoolboys cup titles for a second successive year, inflicting a first defeat of the season on St Columba’s juniors who had been riding high off the back of their A league win three days prior to this final.
Lurgan College earned their third Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls title in four years as they completed the two-day competition with a perfect four wins from four, seeing off the challenges of Crescent Comprehensive and St Andrew’s.
St Andrew’s will hope to complete the perfect year with yet another unique accolade from a year laden with first-time achievements. Both their senior boys and girls completed the league and cup double this year and they will be aiming to add the Kate Russell to their list