b'104HOCKEY - GIRLSSenior 1st XISenior 2nd XISenior 3rd XIIt was a season of serious highs and lows for theThe Senior B team began the season slowly, withAll the girls on the Senior 3rd XI this year were senior girls teams who played hockey at a level notseveral losses in friendlies and one in the first Leaguemotivated, skilled and committed. We had a variety of seen for a while in the school, but struggled to findgame of the season. However, good performancesplayers from 4th, 5th and 6th year but thankfully we any consistency. arrived as the team started to gel, as they finishedall got along and were great friends by the end of the Top sides like St Andrews were swept aside (anjoint second in their Leinster group, thoughseason!amazing 7-0) win but then the team would struggleunfortunately losing their play-off. We started off the year very well with a win against against teams Andrews has beaten. The senior Bs would also participate in the NorthsideTemple Carrig and a draw against Teresians. The talent was certainly there. Irish underageLeague to great success, winning three out of the fourUnfortunately, we were narrowly beaten by Wesley internationals Annabelle Sweetnam and Isabellamatches they played. However, the arrival of COVID-19College and Newbridge College in October. However, Dunlop were supplemented by a fine cohort of 6thresulting in school closures around the country,we kept our heads up to secure a 3-0 win against years in captains Hannah Adams and Ami Pretorius,meant the team were not able to continue theirSt Andrews just before Christmas. When the new forwards Vicky Abimbola and Ruth Watson. strong show of form. year rolled around, we achieved two successful wins This season would be the last time six 6th yearsagainst Holy Child Killiney and Maryfield College. The positive influence of Germans Rike Nehring andwould represent their school, and all of them took fullUnfortunately, with some of the hockey Leagues Charlotte Lindner was a welcome addition as bothadvantage of it. Playing 15 matches from Septemberbeing cut short, we didnt manage to reach any finals, provided excellent contributions. to March, the team competed well in all of them, withbut we ended the season on a high with a 3-0 win Kate Ormsby and Phoebe Nicholson will continuemultiple standout performances. against Manor House School.to improve and next year looks exciting as thereGrace Odunlami captained the side well, whileOverall, it was a very enjoyable hockey season. We were a number of 3rd and 4th years on the squad,defending the centre of the pitch superbly with Emilyall bonded very well as a team and didnt let any including the dynamic Hannah Moriarty who lookedQuinn. Rebecca Moore was a rock in central midfield,defeats discourage us. We always played with skill and outstanding despite still being in 3rd year. while Alice Cole and Sinead Walsh caused problemsdetermination, which is reflected in our successful Towards the end of the season 2nd year goalkeeperup front.match results.Glory Uzomufema broke into the squad adding moreDespite the ups and downs, it was down to theI want to thank all the girls on the Senior 3rd XI for promise for the future. perseverance and resilience of the players thatmaking this year as enjoyable as it was. I also want to A team that had struggled to score in the previousenabled us to have a successful season. As the 6thespecially thank our coach Dot Rolston for helping us season found the net 39 times this year under theyears arrive at university next year, I hope that theyto improve and always making us smile. This season guidance of Irish Internationals Peter Caruth and Mscontinue to play hockey. wouldnt have been possible without her! I wish all the Salter. The future looks bright. girls the best next year and I hope the next hockey Peter Caruth Adrian Quinn season is even more successful!by Student Ingrid Duggan'