Hockey Teams Fire First Salvos!

The revolution continues.  And this is no long, drawn-out insurgency in the hills.  This is Castro riding into Havana, with all guns blazing!  Yes, a couple of years ago we went fully co-educational. And yes, we allowed them to play their rather darling girls’ sports, encouraging them with the politest patter of patrimony…. but we did not expect them to take over the gym and the pitches and hog the headlines!   Coaches Helen Speller, Elaine Leary and Chloe Stanley must be beside themselves with joy (and HOS Gav Maguire, too, of course!) as both the Minor and Senior teams started their seasons with stunning success at Alexandra College on Saturday.  The Minors (1st + 2nd Years) battled manfully to a 0-0 draw, in their first match on a full-sized pitch, with Sasha and Katya leading the charge.  And the Seniors, in the first-ever official St. Conleth’s Senior Hockey match, won a thriller 3-2, with Eve (twice!)  and Vanshika rippling the nets and Georgia proving a stalwart in defence and Eva immense between the sticks.  So, rugby boys and basketball boyz, it is over to you!