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Highlight for High School as seniors advance to cup final

HIGH SCHOOL seniors advanced to the final of the Claudia Tierney Cup as they got the better of Loreto Dalkey, running out 3-0 winners.

The Rathgar school took the lead within the first two minutes. Irish U16 Ailish Long intercepted a Dalkey hit-out. Her shot deflected off a defender's stick into the air and Long was on hand to finish.

The second goal came from a break down the right when Dalkey goalkeeper Orla Minogue, who impressed throughout, initially saved, but the rebound fell kindly to Julienne Stewart who finished neatly.

High School closed out the tie with their third goal early in the second half when Ellie Conheady made a break down the left and finished nicely. From there, the side never looked back and showed their composure to see out the win.

Elsewhere, St Andrew's earned the first Senior Schoolgirls' Premier League final berth when they beat Alexandra College 2-1.

At Junior Premier level Muckross Park will top Section A following three wins and a draw from their four games, confirming their passage to the semi-finals. St Gerard's need a point from their game against Wesley to advance to the quarter-final stages but a loss could open the door for Loreto Foxrock to nab the space instead.

RESULTS – Senior Schoolgirls' Premier League, semi-final: St Andrew's 2 Alexandra College 1.

Claudia Tierney Cup semi-final: High School 3 (A Long, J Stewart, E Conheady) Loreto Dalkey 0.

Junior Premier League – Section A: Muckross 2 St Gerard's 1; Loreto Beaufort 0 Wesley College 0.

Section B: High School 1 Holy Child Killiney 4; King's Hospital 1 Alexandra College 0. Section C: Loreto Dalkey 0 Mount Sackville 2.


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