HOCKEY: ‘Maturing’ Banbridge squad is stronger than ever says boss

Banbridge Hockey Club’s men’s first-team squad is stronger than ever.

Wallace High captain and Ards player Jane Kilpatrick (right).

HOCKEY: Ards team-mates square off in Ulster Senior Cup semis

Ards team-mates Jane Kilpatrick and Alana Doyle will be in opposing camps on Wednesday when Wallace High tackle Royal School Armagh in the semi-finals of the Ulster Senior Cup at Lisnagarvey (2.30pm).

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Lucky McKee scored twice in Ards Irish Indoor semi-final and added another in the decider. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

HOCKEY: Lucy and Kerri help Ards to Irish Indoor crown

Two local girls were the goal-scoring heros for Ards as they claimed the Irish Indoor crown for the sixth year in a row.

Ben Cosgrove in action for Banbridge Academy in the 2013 Burney Cup final. Pic: Presseye.

Former Banbridge player called up to Scotland squad

Banbridge Academy are no strangers to churning out international hockey stars but former pupil Ben Cosgrove has broke the mould.

Dane Ward netted a hat-trick for Banbridge on Saturday. INBL38-217EB

HOCKEY: Ward shoots down UCD in Bann’s super six

Dane Ward netted three goals on Saturday as Banbridge smashed UCD 6-2 in the EY League at Bellfield.

Jake Rowe netted Bann's two goals from short corners. Pics: Rowland White / Presseye

HOCKEY: Jake fights the frustration to fire Academy to victory

Banbridge Academy hero Jake Rowe had to use all his experience to guide his side to McCullough Cup success.

The victorious Banbridge team celebrates winning the McCullough Cup for the eighth time.

HOCKEY: Jake Rowe brace fires Babridge Academy to McCullough Cup success

Jake Rowe hit both the goals, including a late winner, as Banbridge Academy lifted the McCullough Cup for the eighth time after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Royal & Prior at Comber Road.

Neil Gilmore is back at Banbridge. INBL1545-247PB

HOCKEY: Gilmore returns as Bann prepare for cup opener

Neil Gilmore is back at Banbridge Hockey Club.

Banbridge Captain Gail McConnell. INBL1610-227EB

HOCKEY: Banbridge Ladies step into Senior Cup in historic double

Banbridge HC ladies are set to take another huge step into the unknown this weekend.

Academy's Jake Rowe was the hero again. INBL1607-215PB

HOCKEY: Rowe hat-trick fires Academy through to McCullough decider

Jake Rowe scored a hat-trick to send Banbridge Academy through to the final of the McCullough Cup on Wednesday.

Jamie Wright. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Wright seals seat on plane to Spain

Portadown-born Jamie Wright will fly out to Spain on Sunday for his first taste of life with Ireland’s senior hockey squad.

Banbridge Head Coach Mark Tumilty. Pic: Presseye

HOCKEY: Bann out to beat their bogey team

Banbridge are out to defeat their bogey team and remain top of the EY Hockey League table on Saturday afternoon.

Banbridge have been handed a favourable draw in the KO16. Pic: FRANK UIJLENBROEK

Bann’s Euro tie ‘winnable’ says boss

Banbridge Hockey Club have a chance of a European quarter-final.

Jamie Wright. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

HOCKEY: Ireland off to Spain for pre-festive fixtures

Ireland will send a squad featuring both youth and experience for the two-match series against Spain.

Lisnagarvey's  Sean Murray and Banbridge's Peter Brown in action on Sunday. Pic: Presseye.

HOCKEY: Bell sends Bann top and ends Garvey’s unbeaten run

Banbridge goal-scoring hero Matthew Bell says his side ‘can’t underestimate’ the step they took this weekend.

Instonians Chris Kirk on the attack during thier EY Irish Hickey League draw with Glenanne at: Shaw's Bridge
 on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Rowland White PressEye)

EY HOCKEY: Banbridge steal march on Top Four rivals

Banbridge stole a march on their EYHL rivals with a 2-0 success at Pembroke Wanderers as the rest of the top four all dropped points on Saturday.

Double goal-scorer Kyle Marshall celebrates after the final whistle. PICS: FRANK UIJLENBROEK / WORLD SPORT PICS

HOCKEY: ‘I’ve doubled my tally now’ says Bann hero Marshall

In sport, as in life, timing is everything.

Matthew Bell put in two top performances for Banbridge HC over the weekend.  Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

HOCKEY: ‘We did it for the club’ says Banbridge’s Bell

Banbridge star Matthew Bell says the team’s qualification for KO16 is a big thank-you to their club.

Fraser Mills celebrates Saturdays 2-0 victory over Saint Germain HC. Pic: Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics

HOCKEY: Euro victory is Bann’s ‘highest point’

Banbridge Hockey Club’s achievement at the weekend is up there with the greatest in their history.

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