Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sandford claim inaugural development title

Given the competition was first proposed by Sandford Park's previous head of hockey, Tim Barwise, it was only fitting that they should pick up the inaugural Developing School's title at Grange Road.

They came out on top of St Mark's CS 3-0, showing an edge in experience in the final showdown. The Ranelagh school opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Patrick Carey squeezed the ball past Carl Crosbie.

Eliot Simons got the second before half-time, finishing tidily after being set through one-on-one. St Mark's, though, did create a couple of clear-cut chances, the best of which fell to Christopher Delmar but his shot hit the outside of the post.

But Darragh Herlihy completed the scoring midway into the second half to seal victory. Mark's had a few late forays into the Sandford circle, the pick of them seeing Luke Forrester denied by a sprawling Stephen Lavery, but to no avail and Sandford had their first hockey silverware since claiming the senior league in 2000.


Anonymous said...

Great organisation for this cup, well done to all involved and super work Stevie covering hockey at all levels.

Anonymous said...

Sandford Park Senoir Hockey team:
Calum Paterson
Ryan McStay
Brian Doherty
Taki Akei Fugta
Hugh Lavery
Daragh Lee
Sam Iredale
Andrew Collings
George Dagg
Benjamin Epstein
Jeff O'Donghue
Elliot Simmons
Daragh Herligh
Patrick Carey
Dan Thornton
Conrad Jones
Emmet Lawlor
Roland Cottle

Anonymous said...

Steve, by the way who would have been Man Of The Match today?

Anonymous said...

well done to sandford yesterday
but remember one thing that was alot if not all of sandfords senoir team while that is only st marks under 16 team so next year will be a better one and i am sure they are not a devopment school with a drag flicker and watchin the way they played

Anonymous said...

Great history at the school for hockey, you only have to walk the halls to see photos of a baby-fat Simon Kershaw, Gary Ryan with hair, both Findlaters (nutters), current Irish Captain Ronan Gormley, Turloch O'Siochain's thousand yard stare, and Trevor Dagg's manic grin.

Hope, with that bit of luck you need for a small school, they can get the pride in the jersey back.

Congrats all.

Go on the Park.

Anonymous said...

Sandford are going to loose alot of key players next year such as Benjamin Epstein Calum Paterson
Ryan McStay and Sam Iredale.

That said there is some promising young talent in the likes of George Dagg (2nd Year), Hugh Lavery (1st Year Conrad Jones (2nd Year).

This will make the development cup very interesting indeed.

Well done Sandford!!

Anonymous said...

Could you put up some more photos thanks steve

Hugh Lavery said...

Looking at this years later 3 im laughing as me Hugh Lavery is called Stephen Lavery my brother in 5th year at the time. Wondering is this cause i was in first year and maybe to young to legally play?