T.U. Dublin make it two in a row in SSI Mixed Hockey League

This year all four semi-finalists travelled to the Dublin venue for the semi-finals and there was some fantastic hockey played in the three games. In the first semi-final there was a huge scare for Technological University of Dublin as they were behind on two occasions against University of Galway. However, the Dublin side recovered and came through an exciting contest 5-3.

The second semi-final pitted University of Limerick against Queens University Belfast and while the game itself did not produce the same number of goals there was plenty of excitement and nerves at the end as the game went to penalty shuttles. University of Limerick advanced 3-2 after the shoot out drama.

Technological University Dublin were very strong in the final however and hit six goals in a 6-2 win over University of Limerick who to be fair also never gave up and pushed the winners right from first whistle to last.

This was the second year of the new Student Sport Ireland Mixed Hockey League with 8 teams participating with the focus on participation and giving students the opportunity to play hockey outside of their home clubs while attending college and university.

Technological University of Dublin – Ross Clarke, Mark Duggan, Richard O’Connor, Cameron Slade, Rory Treacy, Troy Butler, Harry McCarthy, Jake Nourse, Aimee Woolly, Ella Kelly, Vicky Ronaldson, Willow Bardin, Annabelle Sweetman, Pia Simmons, Rachel Ladd, Harrison Jones.

University of Limerick – Nina Cjesielski, Ciara Lindsay, Cara Fitzpatrick, Eva Fitzpatrick, Orna Woodrow, Jack Purdue, Alex McQuaid, Ben Livingston, Jason Cosgrove, Cathal Heffernan, Ben Sheahan, Stephen Quinn.