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Hinkson on double as Alexandra retain title

Alexandra College retained the Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup with an emphatic 4-1 final victory over Wesley College at Grange Road yesterday afternoon.

It took the Milltown outfit scarcely a minute to get up and running as youth Olympian Emily Beatty slid in to put them on track and while general play was relatively even, their class up front was the dividing line between the sides.

Indeed, it was a similar story in their semi-final in which they ran up a 6-1 win over High School, despite carving out the same number of shots over the hour.

It was 2-0 in the 26th minute when Erika Hinkson scored the first of two corner goals. Her second came a few minutes after the break from the third phase of a string of penalty corners.

Irish U-16 Anna Roopnarinesingh added a fourth on the counter before Niamh Sweeney finished off a penalty corner move to give Wesley a consolation two minutes from time.

Alexandra now go into the Kate Russell All-Ireland championship, where they will face Munster champions Bandon GS, Connacht's Colaiste Iognaid and hosts Ballyclare HS. The Ulster side look to be Alexandra's main opposition, having taken over the Ulster mantle from Lurgan High School.

Earlier in the day, Loreto Foxrock won the U-14 'A' cup final with a 1-0 win over Mount Anville.

Irish Independent