Jake nabs the winner as Dromore HS lift the Shield

The Dromore HS U14 side show off their trophy.
The Dromore HS U14 side show off their trophy.

Dromore High School Under 14s’ quest for silverware was a successful one as they came away from the South Down U14 Shield as Champions.

The annual tournament saw six local schools travel to Dromore to join A and B teams from the hosts in competing for the trophy.

Comfortable group wins against Kilkeel HS, New-Bridge IC & the school’s own ‘B’ team saw Dromore A pitted against St Patrick’s College (Banbridge) in the semis.

A good performance produced a 3-0 win to reach the final – Joshua Harvey grabbing a superb hat-trick with Jake Corbett also amongst the goals in the group stages.

A surprise semi-final win on penalties saw New-Bridge defeat holders Banbridge Academy.

In the final, New-Bridge IC proved a much tougher proposition than the one that faced Dromore in the group match. A very tight match saw the tie level after normal time. Although Dromore enjoyed more possession, the two teams were well-matched.

As the match drifted towards the dreaded penalty shoot-out, Jake Corbett sealed the win, as Dromore lifted the trophy for the first time.

DROMORE HIGH SCHOOL SQUAD: - Dean Dillon, Cameron Beacom-Hurle, Tyler Bain, Ben Cushnie, Jake Corbett, Jacob Collins, Cameron Owens, Jared Rushe, Ben Hanna, Joshua Harvey, Daniel Harper, Jacob McKeown, Jamie Gregg, Craig McCarthy, Miguel Ferreira, Lee Bailie (capt).