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Banbridge captain Johnny McKee has sights on two trophies in five days

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In it to win it: Banbridge Academy meet Wallace High (left) in the Burney Cup schoolboy hockey decider for what is their third major clash this season

In it to win it: Banbridge Academy meet Wallace High (left) in the Burney Cup schoolboy hockey decider for what is their third major clash this season

In it to win it: Wallace High take on Banbridge this afternoon at Lisnagarvey in the Burney Cup schoolboy hockey decider

In it to win it: Wallace High take on Banbridge this afternoon at Lisnagarvey in the Burney Cup schoolboy hockey decider

In it to win it: Banbridge Academy meet Wallace High (left) in the Burney Cup schoolboy hockey decider for what is their third major clash this season

Banbridge Academy captain Johnny McKee is keeping his fingers crossed that the next five days will see him land two more medals for his growing collection.

First up is this afternoon's Sinton's At The Bridge Burney Cup final against Wallace High at Lisnagarvey (2.30pm) in what is a repeat of December's McCullough Cup final and last season's Burney Cup decider.

And then it's down to UCD in Dublin over the weekend with the town's senior club as Bann take on Pembroke Wanderers in Saturday's Irish Senior Cup semi-final and hopefully Sunday's final against either Cork C of I or Railway Union.

Naturally McKee sat out Banbridge's Ulster Premier League game at Annadale last night, so as to avoid injury and tiredness.

But he's ready to lead out the Academy this afternoon as they bid to make it a McCullough Cup and Burney double this season and at the same time gain revenge for the penalty shoot-out defeat against Wallace in last year's Burney decider.

"Fingers crossed that we can win," said Johnny.

"We've no injury problems and I thought we showed great character in winning the McCullough final back in December.

"We dominated a lot of that game and went 2-0 ahead but they came back at us late on and it was a tense finish.

"Regards the Irish Senior Cup with Banbridge, I thought last weekend's win over Three Rock set down a great marker.

"If we play as well again, there's no reason we can't bring the cup home."

Johnny's younger sister Katie won the Player of the Match award at the schoolgirls' equivalent of the Burney, the Belfast Telegraph Senior Cup, but he's not in the least worried about emulating her.

"You don't think about individual awards when you go out on the pitch," he said.

"The main thing is to play well, the team to play well, and ensure you get your hands on the trophy at the end. Anything else is a bonus."

McKee is unquestionably the Academy's stand-out player, although Sam Farson, Robert Scott, David Armstrong and Jake Rowe are other potential matchwinners, while goalkeeper Luke Roleston is one of the best custodians at this age level.

But Wallace aren't going to be a pushover and have their own stand-out player in skipper Sean Murray.

Sean also features regularly with Lisnagarvey's senior team under the watchful eye of coach Errol Lutton who looks after both Garvey and Wallace's interests.

Sean sees the meeting of Ulster schoolboy hockey's 'Big Two' as a decider, with each having won once this season.

"We beat them in the Irish Schools' Championship semi-finals in October and then they beat us in the McCullough Cup final in December, so this is round three, the decider," he said.

"It's a massive occasion for us, and particularly for me and four others who complete our studies at Wallace this year. We want to go out on a high!"

Sean admits Wallace had a scare in the semi-finals where they finally edged through 6-5 against Regent House but the players know the reason why.

"We had built up a 5-1 lead and were coasting but took the foot off the accelerator," he recalls.

"But credit to Regent, they seized the opportunity and came back at us.

"The lesson for us is that we can't afford to relax," he added.

This is the 96th year of the Burney Cup but there's a reasonable chance it could end up like last season ... with a penalty shoot-out to decide where the trophy goes.

COOKSTOWN High won the Richardson Cup 4-0 against Campbell College while Banbridge Academy II won the Dowdall Cup 2-0 against Sullivan Upper II.

Burney Cup Final: Banbridge Ac v Wallace HS, Lisnagarvey, 2.30 pm

Belfast Telegraph