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All Ireland Hockey Tournament 2022

Salerno hosted the 2022 Kate Russell All Ireland Hockey Tournament on the 24th and 25th March in Dangan. We were blessed with superb Galway weather, great supporters, and a very high standard of hockey from the top schools in Connacht, Ulster, Leinster, South-East, and Munster. It was a fantastic tournament that went ‘right to the wire’ as the winner was decided in the very last game of the two-day event. 

In the opening match of the tournament, Salerno drew against Kilkenny College (1-1). They came back with ‘fire in their bellies’ and won their second match of the day vs. Crescent College Limerick (2-0).

The following day, Salerno drew against Killiney College, Dublin in what was a very close game (2-2). At this point, Salerno were in contention for 1st place with the competition coming down to the final game as a decider – Salerno vs. Methodist College, Belfast. It was a nail-biting final game showcasing top class hockey from both teams. The final result was 2-2 with Methodist College winning the tournament on points difference. Although Salerno narrowly missed out on gold, they put in a stellar performance throughout the tournament which saw them achieve silver medals. 

Congratulations to all the team, their coach, Gerry Heaney and all who contributed to making the event so successful.