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Ballyclare Primary School

Ballyclare PS WIN Regional Hockey Tournament!

7th Mar 2018

On Tuesday 6th March, for the first time, two girls’ teams from Ballyclare PS went to compete in the McCloy Cup qualifier at Belfast HS.

Both teams played incredibly well and our school is so proud of both teams.

Our B team played four group games, drawing one game 1-1 (goal by Katie Agnew) and losing the other three games very marginally. Most of the girls in this team had never played a match before and did themselves and the school so proud!

Our A team won their four group games 5-1, 4-0, 3-0 and 3-0. Grace Cowden scored 7 goals, Ellie Andrews scored 4 goals and Erin Cochrane, Leah Morrison and Edee Rankin all scored 1 goal. This meant the girls made it into the quarter finals and had to play against Mossley.

This was a really tight match, with the ball going end to end. Grace Cowden scored the only winning goal, putting the girls through it the semi final against Templepatrick. This was another extremely tough match, where the girls spent most of their time defending. Makenna Bell played an absolute blinder in nets and managed to keep a clean sheet, with Grace Cowden again scoring the winning goal with our only chance of the game.

This meant the girls were in the final against Fairview PS and they payed their best hockey of the day, winning the final 5-0. Goals came from Ellie Andrew, Hayley Rolston, Leah Morrison and Grace Cowden scored 2, taking her total for the day into double figures! 

Our A team will now play in the McCloy Cup Finals Day where they will compete against the best teams in the province. We are so proud of both the teams who represented our school so well!


B Team

Makenna Bell

Eva Cowan

Beth Proctor

Jessica Kirk

Lucy Thompson

Rachel Simpson

Caitlin Hill

Katie Agnew

Emma Charlton

Sarah Akanji


A Team

Makenna Bell

Erin Cochrane

Leah Morrison

Grace Cowden

Neeve Irvine

Hayley Rolston

Ellie Andrews

Sarah Doherty

Edee Rankin