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Boys Hockey – McCullough Cup Winners


Congratulations to the 1st XI boys hockey team on winning the McCullough Cup for the first time in the school’s history. 

55th McCullough Cup Final – Wallace High School v Sullivan Upper School Wednesday 9 December 2015

Match Report:  Sullivan headed to Lisnagarvey to play Wallace High School on a showery blustery day. In what was thought to be a tight match it started off with two teams trying to work each other out.  Sullivan had a few chances with the Wallace keeper making a few good saves.  Sullivan took the lead with a goal from John Matchett. Callum Carson scored soon after.  Wallace were awarded a penalty stroke and this was converted by Andrew O’Hare.

Half-time Sullivan 2 – Wallace 1

Wallace came out fighting in the second half and equalised through Matthew Nelson.  But with the Wallace keeper,James Ritchie, in great form, he was keeping the Sullivan attack at bay.  John Matchett scored again to give Sullivan the lead. Wallace were again awarded a penalty stroke, Andrew O’Hare stepped up to convert it. With the match closing in on extra time, Wallace attacker, Jacob Herman, was one on one with Sullivan keeper, Max McCone, who brought a great save and the ball was cleared.  With 20 seconds to go John Matchett scored to complete his hat-trick and seal the win for Sullivan.

Final score Sullivan 4 ( J Matchett 3 and C Carson) – Wallace 3 (A O’Hare 2 and M Nelson)

As well as winning the trophy for the first time in its 55 year history, John Matchett won player of the match and Callum Robson player of the tournament.  Sullivan were also the only team to win all their matches in the tournament. (Goals for – 48, Goals against – 5).

1st XI Boys Hockey McCullough Cup Final

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