Second Year Hockey

Second Year Hockey

2nd year Hockey

The return of 2nd year hockey after the extended mid term break proved a tough return for us. High school Rathgar were our opponents for the match which  proved a great challenge. Congratulations to Tara McCabe who was chosen by her peers as the team captain for the season prior to the whistle. The game was fast paced right from the whistle and Rathgar took a quick lead.  We battled hard and had a number of opportunities resulting in some shots which were just wide of the goal.  The backs – Cliodhna McGrath, Sarah Hanlon and Aine Rooney were put under pressure with some penalty corners and worked hard and successfully alongside goalkeeper Tara McCabe to defend them. Just before the half time whistle, some creative play from the mid field led to a superb goal by Rose Roy.

The half time whistle brought some well needed rest and some changes.  Another goal by Rathgar set the tone for the second half. And although the second half again provided St Mary’s with some goal scoring opportunities from Mai Perkins and Rose Roy, however, luck wasn’t with us and we were unable to get a score on the board.  We battled hard but were unfortunate that Rathgar got two quick goals to cement their lead.

Congratulations to Amy Alcock and Aoife Grace for making there hockey debut – we look forward to lots more games in the future. Congratulations to Athlea Faye who was chosen as Dame of the Game by the team.