Killicomaine Junior High School won the inaugural Under 14 High Schools’ Shield at Queens University playing fields, defeating Dromore High School in a fast paced competitive match. This year, the competition has taken a new format, moving away from a one-day ‘blitz’ style tournament, to 50-minute group stage matches, semi-finals and a final played on a finals day.
Killicomaine and Dromore both had large bands of vociferous supporters and this added to the sense of occasion.
Dromore started strongly and scored two well-worked and executed tries to lead 10-0. Killicomaine responded and in the last play of the first half, when Ben Lewis broke through the Dromore defence to score under the posts, which was converted by Toby Gribben. This left the half-time score at 7-10.
Killicomaine dominated the second half and despite Dromore fighting hard, ran out 34-15 winners to bring the shield back to Portadown.
“The Killicomaine U14 have worked extremely hard over the last three years and the Shield success is a great reflection of the commitment the boys have shown” said a very pleased coach, Mr Jamie Kirk.
Published on Tuesday 27 March 2018