College, Clounagh and Craigavon pupils set for Plate ties

Portadown College can boast a proud tradition on the hockey field - including a past trip to the All-Ireland finals in Cork.
Portadown College can boast a proud tradition on the hockey field - including a past trip to the All-Ireland finals in Cork.

Pupils from the area will line out this month across three schools in girls’ Plate fixtures on January 30.

The Senior Schools’ Plate second-round draw will include Portadown College at home to either Royal School Dungannon or Hunterhouse College.

The winners can progress into the quarter-finals (February 13), semi-finals (March 5) and final (March 12).

Portadown College seconds’ Plate derby date against Craigavon Senior High School will take place in advance of the quarter-finals (February 13), semi-finals (March 5) and final (March 12).

In the Junior Schools’ Plate, Clounagh Junior High School must visit Belfast High School.

The latter knockout dates are: quarter-finals (February 13), semi-finals (March 5) and final (March 12).

Applications are also welcome for the Northern Ireland Primary School Mini-Hockey Championships.

The Ulster Hockey-organised tournament will featured 18 regional qualifying events before finals at Lisnagarvey in April.

Brownlow Leisure Centre is set to host Mid-Ulster sessions for girls (Tuesday, March 15) and boys (Wednesday, March 16) from 1-3.30 each day at the cost of £15 per team.:

The deadline for registration and payment is Monday, February 22. Visit the Ulster Hockey website for forms.