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.

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.

Banbridge goalscorer Paula Haugh.

HOCKEY: Banbridge Ladies hold off Ulster Elks for great win

Banbridge Ladies 2, Ulster Elks 1

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ireland's Shane O'Donoghue celebrates scoring with teammates

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

Eugene Magee netted in both of Banbridge's games at the weekend. Photograph by Declan Roughan

HOCKEY: Bann tied at the top as title chase goes to the wire

Banbridge’s quest for an Irish Hockey double is going down to the final day.

Banbridges Academy celebrate after winning the All Ireland Championships. Pic: PressEye

HOCKEY: Captain Fantastic crowns Banbridge Academy as Irish champions

Banbridge Academy were crowned all-Ireland schoolgirl hockey champions for the first time when they crushed a gallant Ursuline Convent Thurles side 6-2 in the final game of the Kate Russell Cup tournament at Havelock Park.

Little did Ben Cosgrove  (right) know back in 2014 that this would be his last game in green and Lee Morton (left) was to be his Scottish team-mate at this week's World League Two. Pic: Rowland White / Presseye

HOCKEY: No divided loyalties for Ulster’s blue eyed boy at World League Two

Back in 2014, Ireland Under 21s saw off Scotland to clinch gold in the European Junior Championships II.

Fergus Gibson netted the goal that sent Sullivan Upper into the Burney Cup final, to be played next week. Pic: Presseye

HOCKEY: Semi-final thrills set up Burney Cup final with a difference

Sullivan Upper and Wallace High School will meet in the a Burney Cup final with a difference next week.

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