St. Brigid’s Primary School girls’ hockey team have won Ulster Hockey’s Northern Girls’ Regional Qualifier tournament at Limavady Grammar School.
In their very first competition the girls emerged from their qualifying group, of established hockey schools, undefeated and without conceding a goal. During all five group games the standard of hockey was of the highest quality.
As group winners, the girls faced Damhead PS who were runners up in the other group. A convincing display of quick and accurate passing, plus an eye for goal saw the girls through to a final against DH Christie PS. The final score of 3 v 0 was well earned and the girls’ performance was praised by Ulster Hockey and the managers of all the other competing teams. The girls now go on to represent the district as champions in Ulster Hockey’s NI Championship at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club on Wednesday 2 April. The standard of hockey at the next level will be very high but the girls can look forward to the finals knowing that they have seven wins behind them, no defeats and no goals conceded.
Mr Malachy Conlon (Principal) said: “This is a very special group of skilful and determined girls. The school has an excellent relationship with Ballymoney Hockey Club and together we have been able to combine our hockey girls with girls who have a camogie background. We are so proud of them and delighted too for Diane Kirgan and Ballymoney Hockey Club who have worked away with the school for the past three years. Sport is a big part of our school life and my staff are absolutely committed. Ulster Hockey’s Final Day will be a big event for the whole school and we wish everyone of the girls the best of luck.”