Newry 1st 4-0 North Down 1sts

Newry hosted 2nd placed North Down in their penultimate game of the season. A win would see Newry win the league having remind unbeaten this season so far. Newry with a great home support dominated the early exchanges and really had North pinned back but could not find a way through.  It only seemed a matter of time before the league leaders scored though which they duely did when John Taylor fired home a low drag flick into the bottom right corner.  Newry continued to dominate and it was Robert Irwin who got their second before half time with a poachers tap in. It was 2-0 at the break but the game was along way from being over as in their previous game North had trailed Portadown by 2 goals at half time but came back to win 4-2.

Newry started the 2nd as they did the first with most of the possession and after a well worked short corner routine Colin McKight made it 3 and effectively crowned Newry as Senior 1 champions. There was still time for a forth when Robert Irwin forced and OG to make it 4 and the third time Newry had defeated North this season.


Team: R.Hanlon, n.mcknight, d.england, n.davenport, c.henning, c.mcknight, j.taylor, k.mccombe, a.gilmer, r.irwin, r.nummy, n.liggett, k.mcwilliams, j.gregg

It has been 17 longs years since Newry last won a trophy at 1st level and this season has proven to be a great one for the club.  The great results on the pitch has reflects the tireless work behind the scenes by coaches Robbie Taylor and Alan Mcgaffin and captain Colin Henning. Also the hard training has paid off for the team like no other season. Newry now hold the league title and Linden Cup trophy showing a great attitude on the pitch even with the club having a hard time off field.

Newry Olympic Hockey Club would like to thank the whole team for their great season so far which is not yet over with the Irish Hockey Trophy still to play for in bringing back premier league hockey to the club.

Thank you to all the supporters who have followed the team during the league campaign. Newry Olympic Hockey Club Senior 1 League Champions 2013/14.

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