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Rainey Endowed Crowned U14 All Ireland Champions!!

01 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Rainey Endowed have been crowned all-Ireland junior (Under-14) champions after beating Loreto Kilkenny 2-1 in a hard-fought final. 

The Magherafelt side won their first group match after coming from being 1-0 down against Connacht champions Salerno to win 3-2 on the full-time whistle, Gabi Scott scoring two and Ulster U-16 forward Ellie Stewart the other.

The girls then played host team Kilkenny College in another close game before again winning 3-2 with goals from Aimee McClure, Grace Fullerton and Ellie Stewart.

As the group winners the girls then faced Loreto Kilkenny in the final. Rainey started very well and an Aimee McClure pass saw Ellie Stewart roof the first goal high into the net leaving the keeper with no chance. 

The second goal was scored by McClure after some great team play. But Kilkenny came back strongly and scored just on the whistle of half time.  

The second-half saw a very close game played out by both teams but with no more goals Rainey were crowned champions.

The Junior girls have made school history taking this first all-Ireland title after the senior girls achieved bronze in the Kate Russell earlier this year after beting Banbridge Academy to lift the Belfast Telegraph Senior Cup for the first time.

Huge congratulations to all the Rainey girls on this fantastic achievement and Judith Quigley the coach, the support coaching staff, parents and many generous sponsors from the local community.