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McKee siblings are taking aiming for more Armagh glory


Sister act: Lucy (left) and Katie McKee

Sister act: Lucy (left) and Katie McKee

Sister act: Lucy (left) and Katie McKee

Lucy McKee and her younger sister Katie have more silverware in their sights after joining forces to help Armagh lift the Senior Cup for the first time last weekend.

It was the first time the two siblings had played together as Katie was only eligible to play senior hockey after turning 15 a few months ago.

Her older sister was on a flying visit back home from her studies at Bristol University and she hit both the goals as Armagh beat Dungannon 2-0 in the cup final at Havelock Park.

Lucy was on English Premier League side Clifton's books until recently and she now lines out for her university - not that the commitment is much less.

"We train five times a week and play midweek and at weekends in a league that is just one step below the Conference," said the Ireland U21 striker.

"So hopefully we can win our division and go up to the next level which is quite a high standard and just one promotion away from the Premier League.

"I played a couple of matches for Clifton against Reading and Buckingham earlier in the season but my studies had to come first as I am doing Law and it's quite an intensive course.

"But hopefully, if I stay in England, I will be able to play in the Premier League at some stage in the future and my aim is still to play senior international hockey."

Katie meanwhile will be hoping to add a Senior One winners medal to her collection later in the season as Armagh remain title favourites.

They continue their bid for a league and cup double on Saturday when they entertain Victorians at Ardmore.

But the Ireland U16 panellist also has her eyes on Belfast Telegraph Senior Cup glory with Banbridge Academy with a quarter-final clash with Ballymena looming.

Belfast Telegraph