Ulster schoolboys secure gold medals

Ulster schoolboys struck Gold at the Sainsbury’s Schools Games in Sheffield, when they trounced tournament favourites England 5-0.

Ulster were always on the front foot, after Andrew O’Hare and Calum Robson gave them a first half lead.

The goals flowed in as Ben Wallace grabbed two and Robson nabbed a second one.

This was a superb performance from Ulster’s young guns, with Kyle Marshall putting in an excellent captain’s performance.

Instonians debutant, James Dowling notched up a hat-trick in their emphatic 9-1 win against Newry in the Kirk Cup.

Dowling transferred from Lisnagravey during the summer and he couldn’t have wished for a better start.

Stephen Kelso grabbed a brace with Stuart McNeice, William Robinson, Matthew Millar and Ryan Millar all netting. David Hogg score Newry’s consolation goal.

Portadown stunned last season’s Senior One champions, South Antrim as they ran out comfortable 4-1 winners.

McKenzie Bennet was the top scorer with two and Gregory Croft and Adam Stevenson sharing the spoils.

Kilkeel also opened their Kirk account with a win, this time seeing off North Down 4-2.

James Hall notched up a treble in Campbellians 7-0 win over Armagh in the Linden Cup.

And Antrim hit double digits as they trounced PSNI 10-1, Dave Mailey the top scorer with a hat-trick.

And Bangor cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win at Cliftonville, Ryan Burgess grabbing two of the goals.