Never mind the final result (a respectable 3-1 loss to Our Lady’s Grove)…. never mind the fact that the girls, during the half-time talk, looked like they were awaiting their turn with the guillotine… never mind that the swish new St. Conleth’s ‘skorts’ will not be in till next week… this was still one of the proudest days in St. Conleth’s sporting history! Ms. Springer and Ms. Leary’s U16 Hockey players gave it their all in their full pitch debut (at UCD), in a proper match and against a team from a higher division, and they scored a historic first hockey goal for St. Conleth’s: Elizabeth Counihane charged through the midfield, retrieved the ball and crossed it to Eva Stylianides, who buried it in the back of the net. Everyone gave it their all, with Julia Huckfeldt shadowing the opponent’s best player and Eliza Flynn logging the most milage on the pitch. Overall, a great start to this first official season for St. Conleth’s hockey!