In pictures: Banbridge Academy and Rainey blast their way to Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup final
Sullivan Upper 0-2 Banbridge Academy / Rainey Endowed 2-0 Friends School
Holders Banbridge Academy are through to the final of the Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup, where they will meet Rainey Endowed.
Bann were convincing 2-0 victors over old rivals Sullivan Upper before Rainey repeated that scoreline in their success over Friends. Have a lot at all the pictures in the gallery above.
Captain Katie McKee and Nadia Benallal were the Academy scorers while Lauren Mulholland and Andrea Hegarty later netted for Rainey.
The final will be played on Wednesday, March 7 at Playball, Stormont.
The Academy beat their Holywood adversaries at the same stage last season, on route to their first victory in the historic tournament.
And they will have a chance to retain their crown in this season's decider after Katie McKee again led them to victory. She scored amidst an inspiring display in last season's success and opened the scoring again this time round.
It was a fine conversion from a penalty corner, twirling her way past an on-rushing defender before despatching the finish.
Goal!! 🥅— Ulster Hockey (@UlsterHockey) February 21, 2018
Banbridge open the scoring in the 21st minute through a PC. Neat spin at the top and finish coming from Katie McKee 🏑
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Bann could and perhaps should have doubled the scores before the break but made amends for missed opportunities soon after the restart when Nadia Benallal ghosted her way past her marker before beating Sullivan keeper Beattie.
Meanwhile, Rainey didn't carry quite as much swagger as Bann in their semi-final success but ruthless finishing saw them through.
It was a more even game than the first semi-final but Rainey poked their noses in front 13 minutes in, Lauren Mulholland finishing well. And as Friends squandered any chances they created, Andrea Hegarty stretched to poke a finish beyond the on-rushing goalkeeper to double the lead in the second period and send Rainey into the decider.
Semi-finals as they happened:
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