Report : Under 14 Hockey Report

The U14 Hockey team have had an extremely busy and successful season. During the season RSD have played against various schools such as Down High, Royal School Armagh and Omagh Academy.

The girls have only lost 4 matches the entire season. This is an amazing achievement in itself. Well done to all.

The girls won the first round of the school cup in October beating Dalriada 3-0, they then progressed into the second round beating Limavady 3-0. Unfortunately after a very competitive game the girls were knocked out in the third round of the cup losing against Banbridge Academy 4-1.

The girls then played Victoria College in the quarter final of the Junior Shield in January  and won 2-1. Goals from Evie Girvan and Beth Robinson. Following this win the girls progressed into the semi-final playing against Royal and Prior, winning 3-0. Two goals from Evie and one from Beth. This comfortable win booked them a place into the final of the U14 Junior Shield. The girls played an amazing game of hockey and beat Wallace High School 3-0 to be Junior Shield Winners!  Wallace had previously beaten the girls earlier in the season which made this achievement particularly special. Evie Girvan scored two goals and Abi Neill scored one.

The girls are to be congratulated on their outstanding achievement this year. Not only winning the shield but also on their work ethic. All girls have worked extremely hard all season, showing up to all training sessions and giving 100%. Their hard work has most definitely paid of.

Special mention to the three Year 9 girls who have stepped up and joined the U14 team during the cup and shield matches-Evie Girvan, Abi Neill and Beth Robinson.

The whole team has been captained by Soraia Monterio who kept everyone organised and motivated!

Evie Girvan was top goal scorer scoring 11 goals for the U14s.

Thanks to everyone involved including Paul Kerr, Sam Cuddy and Diane Robb for umpiring and supporting.

The U14 B Team have also played various schools throughout the season including Wellington College, Killicomaine Junior High School, Wallace High and Strathearn. The girls have demonstrated excellent team work and commitment. They won three out of their four matches. Well done to all.

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