Schools hockey round-up: Wesley College and Midleton take provincial titles

Goals from Conor Walsh and Mark Smyth earn Wesley a first title since 2015

Wesley College won the Leinster Schoolboys Senior Cup for the first time since 2015 as first-half goals from Conor Walsh and Mark Smyth saw them get the best of King's Hospital 2-0 at Grange Road.

Both goals came in the second quarter with Walsh – younger brother of Irish international Daragh – applied a great finish before Smyth deflected into the top corner for the second.

King’s Hos, though, will look to bounce back in next week’s All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships where they meet Bandon Grammar in the semi-finals; Banbridge Academy play Midleton in the other semi.

High School ‘B’, meanwhile, took the Senior Trophy crown with a 1-0 victory over St Andrew’s in their decider.

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In Munster, Bandon won their senior boys cup title with Sam Dale the inspiration. He scored twice in the first half against Midleton en route to a 3-0 final victory with Evan Cullinane getting the extra insurance goal in the second half.

Results

Leinster Schoolboys Senior Cup final: Wesley College 2 (C Walsh, M Smyth) King's Hospital 0

Munster Schoolboys Cup final: Bandon Grammar 3 (S Dale 2, E Cullinane) Midleton College 0 

Leinster Schoolboys Senior Trophy final: High School B 1 St Andrew's B 0

Leinster Schoolboys Minor Cup final: St Andrew's 2 Wesley College 2, Wesley win shoot-out