Final quarter strikes earn Junior Cup success for High School
Kate Hunter-Hanley and Rachel Delaney fired final quarter goals to earn High School the first major schoolgirls’ title of the year at Grange Road yesterday, getting the better of Holy Child, Killiney in the Leinster Junior Cup final.
It earned the Rathgar side a modicum of revenge for their penalty strokes loss to the same opposition two years ago at minor level.
Hunter-Hanley broke the deadlock, racing on to Molly Whelan’s deft through ball before taking her time to slot home.
And the victory was complete when Saoirse O’Donoghue laid up for Delaney to sweep home a sweetly worked penalty corner move.
HIGH SCHOOL: A Carragher, R Delaney, G Ó Marcaigh, L Barlow, K Hunter-Hanley, A Long, A Byrne, E Canning, L Power, E McCullough, S O’Donoghue, H Moloney, M Jennings, R Keating, M Whelan.
HOLY CHILD, KILLINEY: J Appleby, A Russell, L Bisgood, J Cleary, M Owens, J Deane, N McGann, A Deane, R Meaney, E Casey, S Ní Nualláin, E Mathews, A O’Shea, A Kinsella, C Keogh, T Murphy