Dromore girls secure silver in style at Ulster Hockey Under 13 Finals Day

Dromore Ladies Juniors were the Silver winners at the Ulster Hockey Union Under 13 Finals Day.

Dromore Ladies Juniors were the Silver winners at the Ulster Hockey Union Under 13 Finals Day.

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Dromore Ladies Juniors secured a superb silver medal when they went to the Ulster Hockey Union Under 13 Finals Day at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club.

Thirty-six Under 13 girls’ teams met to play off for the cup and plate in their age section.

Katie McDonald.

Katie McDonald.

The girls play in their regional tournaments every Sunday throughout the season, culminating in all the clubs coming together for Finals Day.

Dromore’s group consisted of Knock, Ulster Elks, Pegasus, Armagh.

They had a strong start against Knock winning 1-0, with Tara Kelly coming on to score.

Next was Elks and Dromore finished two goals ahead with Tara Kelly scoring again and Thea Wilson.

Goal scorer Tara Kelly.

Goal scorer Tara Kelly.

They faced Pegasus who held them to a scoreless draw. Now well in their stride, they faced Armagh with Katie McDonald taking the game to a 1-0 win.

Dromore proceeded through to the next stage leading their group and having conceded no goals.

Next they faced Grosvenor who gained a goal but Dromore won strongly 3-1, with goals again from Tara Kelly, Thea Wilson and Katie McDonald.

Next up was Ballynahinch who earlier had played in a dramatic penalty runs play off. Dromore won 2-0 with goals from Tara Kelly and Ella Brown.

Thea Wilson.

Thea Wilson.

The girls were through to the semi finals against Bangor, Dromore won 1-0 with a goal by Thea Wilson and proceeded to the final.

A dramatic final ensued with Dromore meeting strong side Portadown and Dromore defender Hannah Buchanan going off early to an injury from a high ball with Portadown a goal up.

The game recommenced with Portadown going on to win 3-0. Congratulations to Portadown for winning overall and well done to Dromore for taking home the silver medal in a day of excellent hockey and superb competition.

Well done to Dromore’s goalie Lucy and Lara Wilson, Thea Wilson, Hannah Buchanan, Katie McDonald, Katie Dougan, Emer Melville, Ella Brown, Felicity, Tara Kelly and Zara Greenfield.

As always thank you to Dromore’s supportive parents and the Dromore’s team of dedicated coaches led by Jonny Mc Bride.