Ulster sides made an impressive start to the Crowne Plaza all-Ireland Schoolboy Hockey Championship in Belfast on Wednesday with their only losses being suffered in local derbies.
Troy Chambers and Oliver Kidd both netted hat-tricks on day one of the tournament which continues on Thursday and concludes on Friday with the semi-finals and final. Chambers’ treble helped Wallace High to a 5-0 win over seven-times champions RBAI in which Adam and Ben Clarke were also on target.
Kidd, meanwhile, also hit three goals as Wallace’s Lisburn rivals defeated Methodist College 4-1.
Banbridge Academy, who were the last Ulster winners in 2014, were 2-0 winners over Bangor Grammar with goals from Eddie Rowe and Harry Lockhart while Sullivan Upper beat Regent House 3-2.
Banbridge 2 (Rowe, Lockhart) Bangor 0
Sullivan 3 (Hart, Erskine, Willis) Regent House 2 (Bell, Tweedie)
RBAI 0 Wallace 5 (T Chambers 3, B Clarke, A Clarke)
MCB 1 (Campton) Friends 4 (Kidd 3, Connor)
High School 5 (Jennings, Empey 2, Wright, Breen) Newpark 4 (Ramsay, Rankin, Adams, Fahy)
Wesley 5 (O’Grady 2, Ryder, Burns, Marriott) Kilkenny 2 (Neill, McClure)
St Andrew’s 2 (Pullen 2) Ashton 0
Newtown 3 (B Johnson 2, S Johnson) Villiers 2
Malone Playing Fields:
09:45 Newpark School v Sullivan Upper
09:45 Villiers v Friends
11:15 Bangor GS v Wesley College
11:15 Kilkenny College v Banbridge Academy
14:00 Friends v Newtown
14:00 Newpark School v Regent House
15:30 Banbridge Academy v Wesley College
15:30 St Andrew’s College v Wallace HS
09:45 Newtown v MCB
11:15 Wallace HS v Ashton School
14:00 MCB v Villiers
15:30 Bangor GS v Kilkenny College;
09:45 Regent House v The High School
11:15 RBAI v St Andrew’s College
14:00 The High School v Sullivan Upper
15:30 RBAI v Ashton School.