The 1st Year A hockey squad faced Sligo Grammar at Athlone Sports Centre on Tuesday, February 25th. The girls braved the wintery weather conditions to play some great hockey. Aoife Purtill, Grace Costello and Lola Serrano controlled everything in midfield. Aoife struck a wonderful ball to the stick of Éabha Brett, who in turn found Ella Brady, allowing her to round the goalie, scoring skilfully. Riona Cunningham had a quiet time in goal, but did not allow herself to become complacent as she made a great save to keep the Bower ahead. Hannah Heneghan and Orlaith Farrell were terrific in defence, playing very high and keeping the ball in the Grammar half. The scoreline ended 1-0 to the Bower. The whole squad has put in fantastic effort in training and it is great to see this pay off on the pitch.

1st Year Hockey A Squad: Aoife Purtill, Róisín Nally, Riona Cunningham, Ella Brady, Hannah Heneghan, Grace Costello, Orlaith Farrell, Emma Sammon, Leah Tiernan, Jayne Meares, Éabha Brett, Lola Serrano.