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Loreto’s Y8 captain is congratulated on the Coleraine and District League win by Mr P Byrne - View Full Size Image
Loreto’s Y8 captain is congratulated on the Coleraine and District League win by Mr P Byrne
The Y8 soccer team, winner of the 2016 Coleraine and District League Cup - View Full Size Image
The Y8 soccer team, winner of the 2016 Coleraine and District League Cup
02/12/2016 YEAR 8 SOCCER TITLE FOR LORETO TEAM

The Year 8 soccer team from Loreto College Coleraine emerged victorious in the final of the annual Coleraine and District League on 1st December, defeating Cookstown High School 4-0 in a fixture played in the Joey Dunlop Centre, Ballymoney.

En route to the final, the boys had faced opposition from a variety of local teams, and held an undefeated record throughout the season. The final saw them score a stylish victory over a very good Cookstown High School team.  Loreto went into the game as firm favourites but a great defensive effort by Cookstown kept the game scoreless, despite the efforts of Tochi Jide-Ojo, Peter Passmore and the superb Patrick Kelly.  Ten minutes from half-time the deadlock was broken, when the impressive Jaime Martin scored a terrific goal from the edge of the box.  Many of the Cookstown attacks were extinguished by the collective efforts of Peter McCool, Jaime Martin, Donal Heaney and Pearse McNally, which left Loreto's talented goalkeeper Peter Wells with a quiet game.  The first half finished 1-0 to Loreto but it could have been a lot more if it hadn't been for the lightning reactions of the Cookstown goalkeeper.  The second half began as the first half had ended, with Loreto instantly applying pressure on the defence of Cookstown.  The relentless pressure was rewarded when Adam Mullan lobbed the keeper from the edge of the box.  Loreto then struck again shortly after when Conor Lundy smashed the ball into the Cookstown goal after some excellent work by Emmet McMorrough and Peter McCool on the wing.  With five minutes to go, the icing on the cake was applied when top scorer Tochi Jide-Ojo netted ensuring that captain Patrick Kelly would be taking the cup back to Loreto.  Loreto’s scorers were Jaime Martin, Adam Mullan, Conor Lundy, Tochi Jide-Ojo.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, praised the team and their coaches, teachers Mr Eddie McCloskey and Mr Paul Byrne, on their dedication and excellent play throughout the tournament and especially in the final.