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Irish Schoolboys final: Banbridge Academy 0-1 Newtown School

Newtown School get their hands on the Tasmanian Trophy for the first time.
Newtown School get their hands on the Tasmanian Trophy for the first time.

Banbridge Academy suffered defeat in a tense Irish Schoolboys' final at Shaw's Bridge on Friday afternoon.

Waterford's Newtown School claimed their first ever All Ireland title with a narrow 1-0 victory, Isaac Johnson netting the winning goal after a short-corner variation with the last action of the first half.

Bann had been dominated in the first half, after Edward Rowe put an early short corner narrowly wide.

In the second period, Bann had the lion's share of possession and poured pressure on the opposition defence but Newtown, led by winning goal-scorer Isaac's older brother and captain Ben, soaked everything up.

They could even have added a second goal ate on, Ben Johnson seeing a short corner fly just past the top corner.

There was Hockey Ireland Schoolboys final heartache for Banbridge Academy this afternoon as Isaac Johnson struck to hand Newtown School Waterford their first ever All Ireland title! 👏🏻👏🏻 Sport

Posted by Belfast Telegraph Sport on Friday, October 26, 2018

That was all after Banbridge's dramatic semi-final success on Friday morning.

Bann leave it late to win semi-final

The Academy beat St Andrew's College in Friday morning's semi-final to tee up a decider against Newtown School, Waterford at Shaw's Bridge.

Bann had produced some late heroics to set up penalties against seven-times winners St Andrew's, eventually seeing out a 3-1 shoot-out success.

The final Ulster side left in the competition had required a last gasp penalty corner conversion to reach the shoot-out, having trailed 2-1 in the closing seconds of normal time.

In the other semi-final, Newtown edged out High School, Dublin 4-3.

Here's the final as it happened:


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