On Wednesday 6th March, the boys’ hockey team went to KJHS to compete in the NI Qualifiers. The boys started with a hard match against Bocombra PS and unfortunately came away with a defeat. However, this match proved to be a blip and the boys went on to win the rest of the matches in their group, beating Armstrong 1-0, Hart Memorial 5-0 and Edenderry 5-0! This meant that the boys qualified for the semi-finals!
In the semi-final we played a very strong Seagoe side. The boys played exceptional hockey throughout and created numerous chances to take the lead. The match was nearly over when Alfie Speer popped up to score a late winner to win the match 1-0 and send us through to the final!
In the final the boys came up against Bocombra again. This time we put up a much better fight and came away with a narrow 1-0 defeat. Special mention must go to our goalkeeper, Charlie Gault, who played unbelievably well in the final and was rightly awarded man of the match!
By finishing second, the boys qualified for the NI Finals on the 8th April. This is possibly the first time a boys’ team from King’s Park has qualified for the NI Finals!! A massive achievement from all the boys who all played incredibly well and can be proud of their performances!
Team: Charlie Gault, Oliver Bingham, Peter McClughan, Jack Cowan, Harry Kerr, Daniel McClughan, Alfie Speer and Aaron Kinkead