21 Nov 2013
On Friday 15th November , the Junior hockey team travelled to Rockwell Secondary School to play their first league match against St.Annes, Tipperary town.
It was clear from the start that this match would be an intense battle as both sides showed a great level of skill. Orla Gaughran displayed a great performance acting as sweeper which provided crucial in the end of this close match. Caroline Cotter, Finnuala Hoctor and Ellen Butler secured the back line clearing dangerous offensive balls from our goalie Shauna Hewitt. Beth Fitzpatrick, Aisling Deely and Aisling Walsh played great hockey , acting defensively and offensively. Plenty of shots by Aisling Whelan, Sarah Hayes and Evrena Everard were either saved or put wide. Finally, just before half-time Evrena Everard flicked the ball in St.Annes net to give Loreto a 1-0 advantage just before half-time.
The second half was just what Loreto expected, very tough! The girls fought hard until the end and Aisling Deely was unlucky not to get her name on the scoresheet when her goal shot was just about denied.
All in all the match was a great sucess with a great team performace. On standby was Leanne Prout, Olivia Padjczenko, Annie Crotter ( replaced Sarah Hayes) and Siabh Madigan who were ready for action.
by Evrena Everard, T.Y.