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RAINEY ENDOWED v BANBRIDGE ACADEMY: Historic first Senior Schoolgirls’ Cup win for Rainey

Rainey Endowed lifted the Ulster Senior Schoolgirls’ Cup for the first time after a dramatic 3-1 penalty shootout win over holders Banbridge Academy which followed a 1-1 draw after extra time at Stormont.

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Julian Dale scored for Ireland and against England

HOCKEY: Ireland men fall to defeat against England

England secured their first win at the Azlan Shah Cup with a 4-1 victory over Ireland in Malaysia.

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The Cup holders, Banbridge Academy

Banbridge Academy v Rainey Endowed: Schoolgirls all set for hockey’s Senior Cup Final

Rainey Endowed coach Carolyn Burns has already savoured one notable success along side her daughter Alex and the pair will be hoping to celebrate another today when holders Banbridge Academy provide the opposition in the Ulster Senior schoolgirls cup final at Stormont on Wednesday (2pm).

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Banbridge Academy

SCHOOLS’ HOCKEY: Banbridge Academy bid to retain senior title

Having finally got their hands on the Ulster Senior Schoolgirls Shield last year, Banbridge Academy will look to hold on to it when they meet Rainey Endowed School in Wednesday’s final at Stormont, Belfast (2PM).

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Banbridge Academy's Katie McKee.

Banbridge Academy and Rainey through to ULster Senior Schoolgirls Cup final

Holders Banbridge Academy are safely through to the Ulster Senior Schoolgirls’ Cup final after Katie McKee proved to be captain fantastic in a 2-0 semi-final win over Sullivan Upper at Stormont.

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Mandatory Credit: Rowland White PressEye'Men's Hockey: Irish Senior Cup'Teams: Banbridge (red) v Cork C of I (blue)'Venue: Havelock Park, Banbridge'Date: 21st January 2017'Caption: Jamie Wright attacking for Banbridge

HOCKEY: Bann come so close

Banbridge almost pulled off a remarkable comeback in Dublin in the latest round of EY League matches.

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Banbridge goalscorer Paula Haugh.

HOCKEY: Banbridge Ladies hold off Ulster Elks for great win

Banbridge Ladies 2, Ulster Elks 1

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Philip Brown's brought a late share of the spoils for Banbridge at Cork C of I.

EY HOCKEY: Shock first defeat for Lisnagarvey

Lisnagarvey suffered a shock first defeat of their EY Hockey League campaign as Glenanne enjoyed a dream weekend as the only side in the top half of the table to win.

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Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty

HOCKEY: Preparation not ideal for Europe, says Banbridge coach Tumilty

Banbridge were unable to produce the heroics of 12 months ago as they fell to slightly inflated 6-0 and 6-2 defeats to WKS Grunwald Poznan and Racing Club de Bruxelles over the weekend in Barcelona.

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Banbridge drew against Belgian side Royal Leopold last year in the Euro Hockey League after beating French club Saint Germain to top their group

HOCKEY: Banbridge aiming for repeat of Euro League high

Banbridge head out to Barcelona this weekend, hoping to match their incredible exploits from 12 months ago as they look to progress from Round One of the Euro Hockey League once again.

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Pictured at the Hockey Ireland EY Hockey League Launch at the Giants Causeway are ''(left to right): Shane O'Donoghue of Glenanne, James Lorimer of Lisnagarvey, Gillian Pinder of Pembroke Wanderers and Chloe Brown of Ards.

EY Hockey League ready for big opening weekend

The third edition of the EY Hockey League (EYHL) gets off to a belated start this weekend as the elite men’s and women’s competition look to hit the ground running.

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Johnny McKee

HOCKEY: Ireland men still harbour World Cup final qualification dreams

Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals are still within reach in spite of losing 2-1 to Spain yesterday in a World League 3 quarter-final.

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Ireland's Shane O'Donoghue

MEN’S HOCKEY: Ireland to face Spain in quarter-finals

Ireland will play Spain in the Hockey World League 3 quarter-finals after a 2-0 defeat by Germany on Monday left them third in Pool B.

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Ireland's Shane O'Donoghue celebrates scoring with teammates

HOCKEY: Ireland secure quarter-final spot with win over Egypt

IRELAND 2 EGYPT 1

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Banbridge have already sealed an EY Hockey League and Irish Senior Cup double this season. 'Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye

HOCKEY: Champions Trophy would be a ‘bonus’ for Banbridge

While their season isn’t yet over, it’s a case of job done for Banbridge Hockey Club.

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Celebrations begin as Banbridge are crowned EY Hockey League Champions. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye

HOCKEY: Banbridge crowned as Ireland’s ‘best’

Banbridge’s Irish Hockey double surpasses the four-trophy haul of the 14/15 season.

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Matthew Allister. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

HOCKEY: Penalty pain for Banbridge in Holland

Banbridge’s debut appearance in the last 16 of the Euro Hockey League ended in penalty shoot-out pain against Racing Club de France.

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Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty. Pic: PressEye

HOCKEY: Banbridge coach fumes over fixture ‘shambles’

Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty is fuming at the fixture ‘shambles’ which has overshadowed the build-up to this week’s European game.

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Hockey clubs across Ulster are experiencing difficulties in finding umpires, leading to points deductions and even one potential relegation. Photograph: Rowland White / PressEye

HOCKEY: Ulster facing up to an ‘umpire crisis’

Ulster Hockey is in the midst of an ‘umpire crisis’.

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