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Winners of the Ulster Colleges' B 7-a-side tournament

A team from Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, won through to the All-Ireland final of the annual seven-a-side camogie tournament last week.

The Mid-Ulster Arena played host to the Ulster Colleges’ annual 7 a-side camogie tournament where schools from all over the North competed against each other for the opportunity to compete in the All-Ireland competition to be held in Dublin in October.

Adapting to the nature of seven a-side games and strong cross-field winds challenged the most able of players. However, the competition served up many exciting and enjoyable games; none more so than the B final between Loreto College, Coleraine and St. Louise’s, Belfast. With each half only lasting ten minutes, players had to maximise their possession and produce results quickly. After half time, with only a goal separating the two teams, (Loreto 3-0, St. Louise’s 2-0)and with strong gales playing havoc with opportunities that would otherwise have been points, Loreto raised their performance and scored a further 2-03 to ensure victory for the Bannsiders. The final whistle was greeted with much delight, with Loreto having earned the title of Ulster Colleges’ B 7-aside Winners 2010.

Loreto College now go forward with the Ulster College’s A Winners, St. Mary’s, Magherafelt to represent the North; fine ambassadors indeed! The team members are: Therese Corrigan, Brónagh McKinney, Eilís McNamee, Rosanna McAleese, Nicole O’Neill, Kristen Ingram, Maeve Lofthouse, Megan Kerr, Claire Tracey, Danielle Ferris.

Mr Brian Lenehan, Principal of Loreto College, paid tribute to the team members and their coach, Bean Ui Mhainain, for their dedication in training and their excellent performance on the day, and wished them well on behalf of all the staff and students of the College for their All-Ireland fixture next month.