Katie’s a class above the rest in Schools’ Cup final

Banbridge are on a thrilling run of form, picking up six consecutive All Ireland League victories.  INBL1508-226PB Pic: Rowland White / Presseye.
Banbridge are on a thrilling run of form, picking up six consecutive All Ireland League victories. INBL1508-226PB Pic: Rowland White / Presseye.

Despite what was a disappointing defeat in the Ulster Schoolgirls’ Cup final, Banbridge midfielder Katie McKee didn’t leave empty-handed.

She was named as the Player of the Match, out-shining all of her victorious counter-parts in a superb individual display at Comber Road.

She was pulling all the strings in Bann’s attack, creating several chances for team-mates and even going close to getting on the score-sheet herself.

And now Katie is already turning her attentions to another assault on the historic trophy next year.

“I am only 15 as are several of the other girls in the squad so there is always next year and, hopefully, the experience will stand us in good stead,” she said.

Coach Neil Madeley was delighted with his star girl’s display.

“Katie tried her heart out,” he said.

“She was one of the players who were cutting through the oppositions defence.

“She’s a great prospect and showed some fantastic pieces of skill during the game. On another day, she’d have taken a couple of opportunities that just went narrowly wide of the target.

“She had a really great game and was well worthy of the award.”

“They had a few good players too but Megan McKenna defended very well against Zara (Malseed), who could only score through a set-play goal.”