Once again the 8th year girls hockey team was successful at the Grosvenor 11-a-side, bringing the trophy home for the third time in the last four years.
The team progressed through the tournament without losing a single game. Six matches were played in total with the Killicomaine girls winning four and drawing two.
Killicomaine V Friends
The first game, probably the toughest, was against Friends but despite the pressure on the Friends' goalkeeper the Killicomaine team were unfortunate not to take full points with the match ending in a scoreless draw.
Killicomaine V Larne G.S.
Killicomaine beat Larne 3-0 with Amy Campbell scoring twice and Sarah Smith getting another.
Killicomaine V Down H.S.
Killicomaine beat Down High 2-1 with goals coming from Molly Gordon and Nadia Millar
Killicomaine V Kilkeel H.S.
Killicomaine won against Kilkeel by 1-0 when Nadia Millar scored the only goal. This was the last match in their section.
SEMI-FINAL: Killicomaine V Grosvenor G.S.
Having won their section the team went on to meet Grosvenor G.S. in the semi-final. A strong Killicomaine defence kept their goal intact and the lively forwards kept the pressure on up front bringing off a number of saves from the Grosvenor keeper. Goals came from Molly Gordon and Amy Campbell and Killicomaine emerged victorious, the final score being 2-0.
FINAL: Killicomaine V Sullivan Upper
The final was against Sullivan Upper, winners of the previous day's semi-final. Our team kept the pressure on the opposition goal and on numerous occasions were unlucky not to take the lead. A breakthrough finally came after Nadia Millar send a strong pass from the 25 yard line to the circle where Amy Campbell made a first time connection to send the ball rocketing into the back of the net.
Sullivan, with fresher legs (having played their section and semi-final the previous day) pressurised the Killicomaine defence. They were awarded a penalty corner just on full-time and unfortunately were able to penetrate a tired, exhausted defence. This resulted in both teams sharing the trophy.