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Kilian's strike for three more titles

St Kilian's DSD, Clonskeagh completed one of the most memorable weeks in the school's hockey history as they annexed three titles this week to go with the boys' U13 B title won last week.

It was an especially big moment for their senior girls' team which, just a year after winning their first title at Senior 3 level, stepped up two divisions to break yet more new ground.

They claimed Senior One with a narrow victory over Mount Temple as captain Sadhbh Hoban-Logan created the only goal of the game.

The crucial moment came early in the second half when Hermes starlet Hoban-Logan smashed across a delicious cross that hit a defender's stick to redirect into the goal. Kilian's survived a late scare to take the Senior One league title at their first attempt. Both teams deserve great credit for providing a thrilling game with the outcome unsure up to the final whistle.

Two days later, Kilian's were toasting the retention of the Senior B boys' title as well as the Minor B crown.

At senior level, the first title was won in extra-time, a 2-1 success over Sutton Park. Roger Gonzalez's drag-flick put the Clonskea school ahead in the first half but a Sutton corner-goal meant extra-time.

Gonzalez again did the trick with a high drag into the top-left corner 30 seconds before the end of the first additional period and, despite huge pressure, they survived Sutton's late onslaught to hand coach Kenny Carroll and his crew the silverware.

It was slightly more comfortable at minor level as the side, captained by Robbie O'Leary, had a convincing 4-0 win over Sutton Park in the Minor B final at St Andrews.

From the start, St Kilian's went on the attack and scored after six minutes when right wing Sasha Kuechenmeister finished a passing move and Cillian Bourke drilled home a short corner to put St Kilian's 2-0 up in the 22nd minute. Dan Raymond made it three and they closed out the win with a great team move.