HOCKEY: Captain Fantastic crowns Banbridge Academy as Irish champions

Banbridge Academy were crowned all-Ireland schoolgirl hockey champions for the first time when they crushed a gallant Ursuline Convent Thurles side 6-2 in the final game of the Kate Russell Cup tournament at Havelock Park.

Little did Ben Cosgrove  (right) know back in 2014 that this would be his last game in green and Lee Morton (left) was to be his Scottish team-mate at this weeks World League Two. Pic: Rowland White / Presseye

HOCKEY: No divided loyalties for Ulster’s blue eyed boy at World League Two

Back in 2014, Ireland Under 21s saw off Scotland to clinch gold in the European Junior Championships II.

Fergus Gibson netted the goal that sent Sullivan Upper into the Burney Cup final, to be played next week. Pic: Presseye

HOCKEY: Semi-final thrills set up Burney Cup final with a difference

Sullivan Upper and Wallace High School will meet in the a Burney Cup final with a difference next week.

Orla Thompson becomes the first Banbridge Academy captain to get her hands on the Ulster Senior Schoolgirls' Cup. Pics: Presseye.

HOCKEY: Memory is motivation for Banbridge Academy’s history-maker Orla

Last week’s cup success enabled the Banbridge Academy captain to lay some demons to rest.

Ben Cosgrove in action for Banbridge Academy. Pic: Presseye

HOCKEY: Ulsterman makes Scotland cut for World League Two

A former Banbridge Academy student has made the final Scotland squad for World League Two.

The celebrations begin as Banbridge Academy finally win the Ulster Senior Schoolgirls' Cup for the first time. Pic: Rowland White / PressEye

HOCKEY: Banbridge Academy star McKee’s relief at Ulster success

For Banbridge Academy’s hat-trick hero, there was a touch of relief about last week’s Ulster Senior Schoolgirls’ success.

Banbridge's Johnny McKee has made the final cut. Pic: Presseye.

HOCKEY: Lisnagarvey and Banbridge make up half of Ireland’s WL2 squad

Ulster based players make up half of the Ireland squad for World League Two.

Banbridge Academy celebrate their Ulster Senior Schoolgirls' Cup success after a 4-0 win over Wallace High in the final

HOCKEY: Banbridge Academy lift Ulster Senior Schoolgirls’ Cup with win over Wallace High


Banbridge Academy team

SCHOOLS HOCKEY: Banbridge Academy get expert advice before Senior Cup Final

Banbridge Academy have been able to call upon Ireland stars Eugene Magee and Matthew Bell to help them prepare for Wednesday’s afternoon’s Senior Cup final against Wallace High School at Lisnagarvey (2pm).

Eugene Magee. Pic by INPHO.

HOCKEY: Six Banbridge men called into Irish training panel

Banbridge Hockey Club have five players included in Ireland’s 24-strong training panel for World League Two.

Eugene Magee. Pic by INPHO.

HOCKEY: Uncapped pair set for Ireland’s World League panel

Banbridge-born Luke Madeley and Annadale’s Callum Robson have been included as two uncapped players in Ireland’s 24-strong training panel for the World League programme.

Matthew Bell (second right) accepts the plaudits after one of his two goals against Corinthians. Photograph by Declan Roughan

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.

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