Boys Hockey 1st XI – Qualify for Irish Schools Competition
Sullivan was in a group with Cookstown High School, Royal and Prior School and Grosvenor Grammar, the top qualifying team would automatically progress to the finals in Dublin from the 22nd – 24th October. The runners up would go into a playoff against the second team in the other group.
Cookstown High School
Our opening match was at Civil Service against Cookstown. In a very tight match we fought hard and scraped away with a win. We took the lead but Cookstown equalised with a penalty stroke but we finally got the win we deserved with a well finished goal near the end.
Sullivan won 2 – 1 – scorers C Carson and R Hancock
Royal & Prior School
We had to make the long journey to Raphoe for our second match against Raphoe. After the results from the previous week, we had to beat Royal & Prior to ensure that we had the opportunity to win the group. We knew it was going to be hard as it usually is after the journey to Raphoe so it was a great result to win 3-2.
Sullivan won 3 – 2 – scorers J Matchett, P McDonnell and F Gibson
In our final match a draw would be enough to win the group. We went to Grosvenor with Cork in the back of our minds and we just wanted to get the game played to know if we were going. We played well and came out with a convincing win.
Sullivan won 5-1 – Scorers C Robson (2), F Gibson (2) and J Matchett