Monday 27 March 2017

In brief: Pinder magic seals triumph

Hockey

A Late piece of magic from Gillian Pinder sent St Andrew's on their way to a 2-0 triumph over Alexandra College in the Leinster Senior Schoolgirls Cup final yesterday.

The favourites were put under the cosh in the first half at Grange Road, with midfielder Deirdre Duke in commanding form for Alex.

Andrew's grew into the game after the interval, but it took a trademark piece of solo brilliance from Pinder to break the deadlock seven minutes from time. Pinder's mazy run took her slaloming through the Alex defence, and she produced a clinical finish worthy of the run.

Alex tried to respond, but Andrew's wrapped the game up when Sarah Woodroofe burst through to score.

St Andrew's -- T Ellis, N Atchelar, LStephens, V Taaffe, L Pinder, H Sarratt, C Wakins (capt), G Pinder, S Woodroofe, S Marshall, H Meredith, H Kinsman, S Kavanagh, A Spain, L Gray, L Moran.

Alexandra College -- L Porter, L Lenehan (capt), N Gray, D Duke, E Batty, A Burke, L Gibney, E Evans. S McDemott, S Gibbons, S Mulkerrin, G Mulkerrin, E Hinkson, H McDermott, K Lenehan, R Traynor.



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Lewis Hamilton has announced that his father Anthony will no longer manage his career in F1.

The McLaren driver said that the pair had decided that it would be "a positive step" for his father to be "just my dad" again.

"He's got a lot of work on his hands and he's done his job," Hamilton said. "Our goal was always to get into F1 and be world champion and I couldn't have done it without him."

Irish women's 400m record-holder Joanne Cuddihy will run her first race in more than a year at the Melbourne Track Classic tomorrow night, WRITES TOM O'RIORDAN.

The Kilkenny woman is returning from a break from the sport, during which she completed her medical studies.

Also in action in Melbourne tomorrow is Mary Cullen who runs in the 5,000m, her first serious outdoor track race for almost two years.

Dubliner Eoin Morgan made an imperious unbeaten 110 yesterday to drag England to a victory over Bangladesh that gives the tourists an unassailable 2-0 advantage in the one-day series.

Chasing a target of 261, England were 68-3 when Morgan came in, and then collapsed to 229-8, but the former Ireland star's brilliant 104-ball innings saw them home.

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