Our U14 Hockey Squad made history and became winners of the U14 High School Cup on Friday 24th April 2015 for the third successive year.
2015 has been a great year for Ballyclare Secondary School’s U14 Hockey Squad, whose players possess a drive to achieve an outstanding work ethic and attitude. Couple these qualities with sublime skill and ability and you get a very cohesive team that work together with two coaches Miss Bothwell and Miss Miniss.
The squad’s first challenge was against Castlederg where they secured a pleasing victory of 2-0. This attained the girls a position in the Semi Final when they came up against Dromore who proved to be a strong opposition. Despite this, the girls battled through and came away with a very convincing 4-1 success. Slemish College were Ballyclare’s final opponents in the cup and proved to be the most challenging yet. In the face of this, the girls played some outstanding penetrating hockey and scored their first goal from a short corner in the second minute of the first half. This score was too close for comfort so the girls went out into the second half with more determination to score again. They applied constructive criticism given at half time to their play and communicated better as a team; this further improved the level of their play and enabled the girls to secure their second goal from another short corner in the remaining 10 minutes of the second half.
This is the third consecutive year in a row Ballyclare Secondary has retained the title of U14 Northern Ireland High School Cup champions which is an outstanding achievement.
Robyn McConnell (vice-captain)
Megan Crone (captain)