Final Day Round-Up
HERBIE SHARMAN SEMI-FINALS
For the four semi-finalists of this subsidiary competition, it was a chance to win some consolation prize silverware. These were the four teams that came second in their respective groups.
WESLEY COLLEGE 3-3 ST. ANDREW’S COLLEGE
(ST. ANDREWS WIN 3-1 IN SHOOT OUT)
Group 1 runner-up Wesley College ended up facing Dublin rivals, and Group 2 runner-up St. Andrew’s in their semi-final which ended up 3-3 at full-time. St. Andrew’s College ran out 3-1 winners in the subsequent shoot-out.
BANBRIDGE ACADEMY 4-1 FRIENDS SCHOOL
It was an all-Ulster clash in the other semi-final. Last season’s Tasmanian Shield winners Banbridge who finished runner-up in Group 3, taking on Friends School who were runner-up in Group 4. Banbridge won this game convincingly by 4-1.
HERBIE SHARMAN TROPHY FINALS
BANBRIDGE ACADEMY 1-1 ST. ANDREWS
(BANBRIDGE WIN 3-2 IN SHOOT OUT)
Banbridge Academy eventually won this title in a shoot-out to add more silverware to a very full trophy cabinet in their school. The 2022 Tasmanian Shield winners found themselves in the subsidiary final against Leinster’s St. Andrews in the Herbie Sharman Trophy Final. Josh Brownlee gave Banbridge Academy the lead after 5 minutes. St. Andrew’s equalised in the 31st minute through Zach Silverman and there was no further scoring. Banbridge Academy won the shoot-out 3-2 against a St. Andrew’s side who needed a shoot-out to get past their opponents in the semi-finals.
TASMANIAN SHIELD SEMI-FINALS
BANGOR 2-3 WALLACE HIGH SCHOOL
The first semi-final was played between the winners of Group 1 Ulster school Bangor against fellow Ulster School Wallace High School who had been the winners of Group 2. Wallace advanced to the final after a 5-goal thriller in their semi-final winning through by 3-2.
NEWTOWN SCHOOL 2 – 1 RBAI
Group 3 was awarded to Newtown School who were level on points with last season’s winners Banbridge Academy, on goals scored and they qualified for the semi-final of the Tasmanian Shield the principal prize on offer for these championships. The Munster side were drawn against Ulster’s RBAI who were the Group 4 winners. Newtown School secure their place in the final thanks to a 2-1 in their semifinal against RBAI.
TASMANIAN SHIELD FINAL
WALLACE HIGH SCHOOL 1-1 NEWTOWN SCHOOL
(WALLACE WIN 4-3 IN SHOOT OUTS)
This was the battle of the two victorious semi-finalists from this morning’s action Ulster’s High School and Newtown School from Waterford. Daniel Murray gave Wallace the lead in the 13th minute. Ryan Williams equalised for Newtown in the 34th minute. There was no further scoring and it finished 1-1 at the end of normal time. This meant it would be decided on shoot-outs. When it came to the shoot outs Wallace had a 100% record. But Newtown went first. Newtown scored through Ryan Williams, Peio Garate and Hayden Jones. But William McInerney and Toby Edmondson were unsuccessful with their shoot out efforts. Wallace scored through Harvey Begg, Oliver Tumilty , Max Spence, and Luke Dennison Wallace wins the shootout 4-3 and the Tasmanian Shield remains in Ulster for another year.
WALLACE HIGH SCHOOL: Matthew McLearnon, Ellis Shanks, Harvey Begg, William McMullan, Max Spence (C), Charlie Banks, Max Turner, Milo Thompson, Daniel Murray, Luke Dennison, Oliver Tumilty SUBS USED:– Rueben Illenotuna (16 mins), Ant Spence (17 mins), Fionn Thompson (20 mins).
NEWTOWN SCHOOL: Ronan Van Der Veen, Harry Earl, Harry O’Brien, Alfie O’Shea, Toby Edmondson, Peio Garate, Shay Kennedy, Hayden Jones, Ryan Williams, Oisin Gavin, William McInerney SUB USED:– Robert Jephson (10 mins).