TWO DONEGAL hockey players were toasting success yesterday as Banbridge retained the Millar McCall Wylie Kirk Cup.
Manorcunningham’s Alexander Tinney and Convoy’s Luke Witherow played key roles as Banbridge defeated their old foes Lisnagarvey 3-2 at Stormont.
Three goals in a ten-minute spell – two from Josh Moffett and another by Johnny McKee – sent the Bann on their way to a 23rd title.
Although Andy Williamson and Daniel Nelson pulled goals back for ‘Garvey, Banbridge held on with Tinney making a lat block from a Williamson effort.
Tinney and Witherow cut their teeth at Raphoe Hockey Club before signing for top Premier League side Banbridge in the summer of 2017.
Last December, they defeated Lisnagarvey 4-1 in the Kirk Cup final.
It has been a big year for the Donegal duo. In the summer, they represented Ireland at the Under-21 European Tournament in the Czech Republic while Witherow got a call-up to train with the Irish senior squad in October.Tags: