Friday, October 23, 2009

Wesley to face Wallace in All-Ireland final

Wesley got the better of Banbridge Academy in this morning's semi-final to reach the deciding match of the All-Ireland Schoolboy's Championships for the ninth time. They won 3-1 and will face Wallace HS who beat Ashton 4-1.

The Ballinteer school produced one of the all-time performances in the competition as the game at times resembled a senior division one game given the array of talent on display.

Shane Madeley scored against his father's alma mater with a reverse-stick effort at the top of the circle before Alan White added a Jamie Dwyer-esque baseline pop over Andrew Mooney's head for 2-0.

Stephen Dowds cracked in a drag-flick to pull one back but Peter English returned the favour to make it 3-1 at half-time of a spectacular affair. No further goals followed for Wesley to take their place in the final.

Wallace, meanwhile, were indebted to Matthew Murphy's hat-trick as they scored four times for the fourth game in succession. He made it 2-0 before Ashton got one back early in the second half but a superb run and score from the 25 from Murphy and Peter MacDonnell's strike made it 4-1.

Elsewhere, Mount Temple finished their week on a high when they beat Raphoe 5-2 in the friendly series of fixtures which always accompanies finals day with 13-year-old Kevin Mullins scoring his first senior goal.

St Andrew's also finished with a win as they beat Campbell College for their second win of the week. With five players missing the tournament through injury, coach Ivan Ovington was pleased with how his young side responded to the challenges thrown at them.
Results: Ashton 1 Wallace HS 4 (Matthew Murphy 3, Peter MacDonnell); Banbridge Academy 1 (Stephen Dowds) Wesley College 3 (Shane Madeley, Alan White, Peter English)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kevin Mullins at only 13 years old looked class this Week for Mount Temple....

murph said...

ANY NEWS ON OUTCOME OF FINAL

murph said...

DOES THE FACT THAT NO RESULT IS UP MEAN THAT WALLACE HAVE WON.OR ARE YOU JUST BUSY!

Stephen Findlater said...

Apologies for slow update, no internet pitchside and Campbell's security settings prevented me posting from a school computer! Wesley won 3-2 on silver goal, full update to follow.

Anonymous said...

Kevin mullins will be unbelievable when he is older, he is only 13 like!!

Elliot said...

Fantastic goal Kev!! You should be hitting those shorts every time!!

Anonymous said...

Mullins was best player in tournament for Mount Temple!! And at only 13, he Is gonna be class!

Ian said...

Very impatient Murph. But well done Wesley. Waiting for Smasher to return home to get a full update.

Anonymous said...

Give the guy a chance Murph.....

BGS Supporter said...

Getting seriously pissed off with lack of patience from some people. Findo made the effort to get up to Belfast to see the game, match reports don't just appear out of thin air five minutes after the whistle.

We are very lucky to have the three hockey blogs and the lads are doing it in their spare time - if u need updates that fast just go to the games yourself! Anyway, well done Wesley, nice for them to come back and win it after losing so late on last year. Hopefully Bandon will come back stronger next time, ye pushed Bann hard beys, well done!