Academy celebrate successful season

Academy Hockey's seven leavers, A Bennington, S Green, P McKnight, A Megaw, M Adair, L Glover and C Large were presented with a token of appreciation.
Academy Hockey's seven leavers, A Bennington, S Green, P McKnight, A Megaw, M Adair, L Glover and C Large were presented with a token of appreciation.

Banbridge Academy Boys Hockey celebrated the end of the hugely successful season at their awards night, hosted by first team sponsors Sinton’s at the Bridge.

They ended the term with both the Irish Schools’ and Burney Cup titles - and that was just the first team.

Banbridge Academy Irish Schools' winning captains Lee Tumilty, Stephen Forbes, Hugh McShane, Owen Magee and Andrew Bennington hand over commemorative plaques to the Chair of the Board of Governers Mr Mark Orr (right). Also included are Principal Robin McLaughlin (left) and coach Mark Cordner.

Banbridge Academy Irish Schools' winning captains Lee Tumilty, Stephen Forbes, Hugh McShane, Owen Magee and Andrew Bennington hand over commemorative plaques to the Chair of the Board of Governers Mr Mark Orr (right). Also included are Principal Robin McLaughlin (left) and coach Mark Cordner.

Jake Rowe was deservedly named the senior team’s Player of the Season - not least for his hat-trick in the Irish final.

Charlie Norris was the first team’s most improved while Jake Rowe also bagged the Senior Hotshot award.

SECOND XI

POTS: Matthew Graham

Some of the award winners show off their prizes.

Some of the award winners show off their prizes.

IMPROVED: Alex Wilkins

U15

POTS: Ryan Simms

IMPROVES: Harry Farson

U14

POTS: Ross Stewart

IMPROVED: Alex Jordan

U13

POTS: Edward Rowe

IMPROVED: Chris Curry

U12

POTS: Jordan Nummy

IMPROVED: Cameron McCombe

The Oxford Cup, donated by Mr Jess and Mr Malden in 2010, was awarded to Louis and Charlie Rowe (U12&13 Team).

The Mid Ulster Award for Outstanding effort in a final was awarded to Lewis Groves (U13 Bannister Final Performance).

The Junior Hotshot Award went to Edward Rowe (U13&U15)

A total of £212.50 was raised by the players/staff donations for CLIC Sargent and the Heads and Tails Game (Sponsored by Total Hockey) was won by Orin Shimmons (U15).