Junior Cup Final
Kilkenny College were celebrating last week in a double win over local opposition Loreto.
The Junior Girls played in a very competitive game for which both sides must take credit.
The Freshford Road girls started strongly and there was nothing between the two sides at the end of a scoreless first half.
Loreto brought a lot of pressure to bear on the Kilkenny College girls in the second half.
A very slick counter attack down the right side of the pitch gave Dwena Bradley a chance which she duly converted.
For the remainder of the game Loreto put a huge amount of pressure on the Kilkenny College girls, but the Castlecomer Road girls were resolute in defence.
Loreto did everything but score and full credit must go to the Kilkenny College girls for defending as well as they did.
Nine short corners were defended and Kilkenny College ‘keeper Rachel Fitzpatrick was in top form.
The final whistle was warmly welcomed by the College girls as the score finished 1-0 to Kilkenny College.
The curtain raiser was the Form 1 League final play-off. After two end to end halves the sides could not be separated and the game had to be decided by strokes.
Molly Mcloughlin did well for the Kilkenny College girls in goal and following a goal from Sarah Wilson it then came to Lilly Cooke to secure the win which she did with a strong stroke to the bottom left corner.
The Senior Boys hockey squad retained the Southeast Cup in a very close encounter against Newtown School of Waterford.
As was the case last year the game ended as a draw 3-3 with Max Neill scoring a hat-trick.
Drama then followed as it went to strokes. Newtown had a chance to win the game but ‘keeper Ian O’Keeffe kept the College side in it.
Sudden death followed with Kilkenny College winning by the smallest of margins in a very open end to end game.
Captain Aaron Empey happily accepted The Johnson Cup for Kilkenny College for the second year in succession.