Hockey

Hockey

Leaders:

Mrs A McCollum, Mrs J McElhinney (P6/7)
Mrs S Williamson, Mrs J Peacocke (P5)

Terms One + Two Thursday    3.00 – 3.55 pm

Hockey is offered to all girls in Primary 5, 6 and 7.  In Waringstown Primary School it is our aim that through teaching the skills of hockey, all girls will gain in ability, enjoyment and in self-confidence.

Hockey in the Primary School Section throughout Northern Ireland is played in 6 a-side teams. Each year Waringstown Primary School produce an A and a B team.  These two teams enjoy taking part in friendly games against local primary schools, the school team also annually participates in the Mid Ulster League and enjoys notable success within this. A prestigious tournament is held annually in Northern Ireland to find the most successful Hockey team.  This is a very popular and challenging competition in which Waringstown Primary School had been crowned as Champions in the Year 2001, 2008 and in 2009.

We prepare our hockey girls from Primary 5 with skill, ability and a good knowledge of hockey so as they are confident to carry this on when they enter into their post primary education.


Northern Ireland Hockey Finals

On Wednesday 18 April the hockey team travelled to Stormont for the NI Hockey Finals. 

The girls played superbly as a team, winning their first two matches easily with results of 5-0 and 6-0 respectively.  Their next match was against a tough team from Friends.  The girls fought hard and came away with a win of 3-0.

They played Towerhill and Victoria to complete the section, winning 2-0 in both matches.  These final results placed them top of their table and automatically through to the Cup Section.  To qualify to the Semi Final the girls had to play Maine and Bush Primary.  Again a superb effort was given by all, winning both matches 2-0. 

It was a nerve wrecking Semi Final as the girls were up against a very strong team from Armstrong.  Although we scored an early goal against Armstrong, they then came back with an equaliser.  The match remained tense until the very last minute when Armstrong managed a second goal!  Armstrong automatically qualified to the final and eventually won the Cup.  The overall standard of Hockey from the girls was outstanding, they could not have given any more in terms of effort and were a credit to Waringstown Primary School.

Hockey League Tournament Success

The ‘A Team’ and ‘B Team’ recently headed to Banbridge High School to play in the League Tournament. 

The A Team’s first match was against Cookstown and they had a convincing 6-0 win. Their next match was against Edenderry Banbridge, it was a tough match with both sides playing exceptional hockey. After a hard fought battle the final score was 1-1. There were more matches to be played against Abercorn and Dromore . The team played with grit and determination, ending up with another win and a draw.  This meant the team finished top of their table with Edenderry, which meant they had qualified into the ‘Super League’ group. An amazing achievement.

The B Team had two great matches against Dromore and Edenderry. They played brilliantly as a team, considering this was their first League Tournament.

Congratulations to all the girls who played in both teams.  Take a look through our gallery to see how the girls got on: