Ulster Hockey celebrates interpro double

Published Monday, 10 February 2014
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The Ulster Hockey under 21 men and women's teams enjoyed double success at the interprovincial championships in Dublin over the weekend.

Ulster Hockey celebrates interpro double
The victorious men's and women's sides celebrate their achievement. (© Andrew McKibbin)

Both sides lifted their respective titles after three successive victories in the tournament at Three Rock Rovers.

The women's team were formidable throughout the tournament scoring 16 goals and conceding none.

They started the competition with intent recording an 8-0 victory over Connacht in their opening game.

Lucy McKee, who plays for English club Clifton, grabbed a hat-trick in the game.

The men were not given as easy a ride in their opener, coming from 2-1 down to win 4-2 against Munster.

On the second day, the women's team continued their high scoring with a formidable 6-0 victory over Munster.

While Banbridge's Owen Magee was the difference for the men in their hard-fought 1-0 victory over Leinster.

In their finals both teams put in accomplished performances to lift the trophies.

A double from Ulster's Chloe Brown dashed Leinster's chances of interprovincial success to seal a 2-0 win.

And the men put in a strong performance to defeat the Ireland under 18 boys to seal a 5-0 win to cap of a perfect record in the tournament for both squads with three wins from three.

This week sees Ireland, England, Scotland and the U21 World Champions Germany come to Ulster for the U21 International Tournament at Mossley Hockey Club.

© UTV News
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james bell in banbridge wrote (351 days ago):
Congratulations to these gifted hockey players Grateful for your photo.
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