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Cheers as Lurgan girls lift Belfast Telegraph Senior Schools' Hockey Cup again

BY CLAIRE WILLIAMSON

Defending champions Lurgan College were jumping for joy yesterday after winning the Belfast Telegraph Senior Schools' Hockey Cup.

It was Lurgan's fourth final in consecutive years and after a tough and extended contest they defeated Rainey Endowed in the final at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club.

Lurgan kept their eye firmly on the prize throughout the tense match where the only goal in the coveted final was scored by player-of-the-match Julie Morrow in the fifth minute of the first half of extra-time.

While Lurgan dominated for most of the game they were kept out by a strong Rainey defence.

But it was Lurgan who eventually came through to win the trophy for the third time since 2011 and they will again represent Ulster in the All-Ireland finals.

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