Jamie’s speechless after netting Cup final winner

Jamie Wright wheels away in jubilation after his extra-time effort smashed past the Cork C of I stopper.
Jamie Wright wheels away in jubilation after his extra-time effort smashed past the Cork C of I stopper.

It’s one of the biggest moments in the history of Banbridge Hockey Club and it was a goal befitting of the occasion.

Jamie Wright’s first time shot whizzed past the in-form Cork C of I keeper to deliver a winning silver-goal for Bann in Sunday’s final.

And the man himself found it all hard to take in.

He said: “It was an unbelievable feeling to get the winning goal. I can’t even describe it. I was just speechless when I saw the ball hitting
the net.

“It came from a crash ball into Johnny McKee. He did well to touch it on into the circle and I swung on it and it happened to go into the net.

“I can’t believe it. It’s been such a brilliant first season at Banbridge.

“Cork pushed us all the way. It was a tough game and very tight at the end but we got the win.”

Wright joined the club last summer along with ex-Portadown team-mate Neil Gilmore and the pair have been a key part of Bann’s successes.

Gilmore netted in the semi-final rout to set up the decider and Wright is hoping the duo can now help their side to a clean sweep.

He said: “This is the one everyone wanted to win but the IHL is still very important to us. We’ll go into another semi-final against Pembroke with a lot of confidence.”