‘We are Premier League!’

Banbridge Ladies celebrate their promotion from Senior One.
Banbridge Ladies celebrate their promotion from Senior One.

Banbridge Hockey Club Ladies Firsts are the Senior One champions.

They sealed the title with a 1-0 win away to Cookstown on Wednesday evening and also confirmed their promotion to the Premier Division for the first time in their history.

Thumbs up for scorer Elayne Brown, who netted the historic goal!

Thumbs up for scorer Elayne Brown, who netted the historic goal!

Elayne Brown netted the all-important winner just before half-time from a rebound after her initial effort from a short corner had been well saved.

Bann had earlier missed a short corner on a nervy evening as they held onto their lead to seal the title with three games to spare.

For more on the historic promotion, make sure you see next week’s LEADER.

Coach Robin Madeley was a happy man at full-time!

Coach Robin Madeley was a happy man at full-time!