WESLEY survived a second-half High School onslaught to claim their first Senior Premier League title in Grange Road yesterday, clinging on to a narrow 2-1 victory, writes STEPHEN FINDLATER.
Leinster Prem League girls' hockey final
Wesley 2 High School 1
All the goals came in a hectic opening 19 minutes as Emily Reid and Saoirse O'Donoghue exchanged goals before Rachel Coleman potted what proved the winner. But it scarcely told the tale of a real backs-to-the-wall second-half performance as the Rathgar school created a series of gilt-edged chances while Wesley keeper Carolyn Crampton was immense between the posts.
SCORERS - Wesley College: E Reid, R Coleman. High School: S O'Donoghue.
Wesley College - C Crampton, H McKay, M Berber, L Haughton, R Allen, A Kinlan, C Samuel, E Reid, R Esmonde, S Foudy, J van der Flier, R Coleman, S Quill, L Hunt, K Armitage, K Telford.
High School - L McCann, Z Reichantal, E McCullough, K Barlow, L Rankin, S Fox, A Long, E Conheady, H Carrim, L Barlow, S O'Donoghue, J Long, E Murphy, J Stewart, S McManus.