Schoolgirls Hockey

Ursulines Opening Double Munster Senior ‘A’ League

Ursulines Opening Double

Munster Senior ‘A’ League

Ursuline Convent, Thurles 6

Colaiste Laurel Hill, Limerick 0

What a wonderful start to the new season for Ursuline Hockey - comprehensive wins for the School’s two flag bearing sides, the Senior A’s coached by Sandra Hedigan and the Junior A side coached by Eimear Cregan. The former, the less stressful, as the points were in the bag very early on while Eimear had to wait until the last minute of play.

Three minutes after the start of the Senior game, Antonia McGrath pounced on a saving rebound by the Colaiste keeper to kick start the “half dozen”. The fast tempo of the game set by the Ursulines had the visitors in total disarray, so much so that Antonia struck again in the 10th minute.

By the 20th minute, the homesters had three on the board after the determined run of Kate Crotty into the circle provided further punishment for Colaiste, as Paula Farrel made it 3-0 at the break. The fast restart by Ursulines had Colaiste on the back foot once more. Becky Danaher, ideally placed towards the right of the goals for a ball coming from the left steered in number four after five minutes play.

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