Local girls shine in netball tournament

Dromore Netball squad with Coaches Claire Ogle, Linzi Bradford, Deborah McQuillan and Rebecca Rooney �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1513-264EB
Dromore Netball squad with Coaches Claire Ogle, Linzi Bradford, Deborah McQuillan and Rebecca Rooney �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1513-264EB

Every year four local clubs - Banbridge, Downpatrick, Dromore and Rathfriland organise a Mini Netball tournament for their primary school-aged members.

Dromore Netball Club were this year’s hosts and the event took place in Dromore Community Centre.

Banbridge Coaches Lynn Wilson, Cathy Buchanan and Alanna Kerr with the Banbridge squad �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1513-265EB

Banbridge Coaches Lynn Wilson, Cathy Buchanan and Alanna Kerr with the Banbridge squad �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1513-265EB

There was a great turn out, with over 90 girls attending from the four clubs and lots of parents to support their sporting stars.

There were two sections. Section One was made up of teams from primary 4/5/6 and Section Two was for primary 6/7.

There were five teams in each section. The matches took place throughout the day, and there was such a high standard of netball played by all the girls.

There were a total of 20 eight minute matches played, which meant the teams played each team in their sections.

The Rathfriland Teams who played in Dromore Netball Clubs' Primary Tournament with Coach Cara Malcolmson �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1513-263EB

The Rathfriland Teams who played in Dromore Netball Clubs' Primary Tournament with Coach Cara Malcolmson �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1513-263EB

After some very close matches, the winners of Section One were Downpatrick and the Section Two champions were Banbridge.

Each club was given the task of selecting one girl from another club who stood out as their Player of The Tournament. The winners were Banbridge’s Elli Funnel, Downpatrick’s Niamh Murray and Dromore’s Kayla Hooke.

The clubs would like to thank all the parents of Dromore Minis for their support on. They also sent a big thanks to Chris and McDonald’s Mace in Dromore for sponsoring bottles of water and snacks for all the girls on the day.

The Down squad with Coaches Oonagh Rowden, Jennifer Bell and Rebecca Carberry �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1513-266EB

The Down squad with Coaches Oonagh Rowden, Jennifer Bell and Rebecca Carberry �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1513-266EB

Players of the Tournament, Banbridge's Elli Funnel, Downpatrick's Niamh Murray and Dromore's Kayla Hooke. show off their awards.

Players of the Tournament, Banbridge's Elli Funnel, Downpatrick's Niamh Murray and Dromore's Kayla Hooke. show off their awards.

The Dromore girls show off their certificates.

The Dromore girls show off their certificates.

The Dromore Hearts won the affections of the supporters.

The Dromore Hearts won the affections of the supporters.

The dromore Stars shone in the annual tournament.

The dromore Stars shone in the annual tournament.