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The Y9 soccer team, winners of the 2018 Coleraine & District League, with coach Mr P. Byrne - View Full Size Image
The Y9 soccer team, winners of the 2018 Coleraine & District League, with coach Mr P. Byrne
26/04/2018 VICTORY FOR LORETO YEAR 9 TEAM IN COLERAINE & DISTRICT LEAGUE

The Year 9 Soccer Team from Loreto College Coleraine has won the Coleraine & District League title on Friday 20th April – the second consecutive league title for the boys in this year group.

In the final, the team defeated Cookstown High School 3-1, with the match taking place at the Joey Dunlop Centre.  Loreto had already defeated Cookstown 2-1 earlier in the competition, scoring a valuable away win.

In the Final, the Loreto team started well, with Jamie Martin scoring within five minutes from the penalty spot.  Five minutes later, Tochi Jide-Ojo got on the end of a cross from Patrick Kelly and scored brilliantly with his left foot from 12 yards.  Cookstown scored just before half time.  In the second half, both teams had good chances but each keeper made excellent saves.  Peter Wells in goal for Loreto made two amazing saves to keep Loreto in front.  In the final minute of the game, Jamie Martin scored a fantastic free kick from 25 yards.

The team members were congratulated by their coach, Mr Paul Byrne, who commented that this was an excellent performance by all members of the team, sustaining their success from their Year 8 win.  The team and Mr Byrne were congratulated on this wonderful achievement by Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College.