Victory sends Loreto into Northern Ireland Finals

The Senior Netball team from Loreto College Coleraine scored a brilliant victory in the North Eastern Education and Library Board Netball final on Monday 4 February.

Loreto College faced Magherafelt High School in the NEELB final, which was played at the Antrim Forum. Magherafelt had previously defeated Loreto 23-18, earlier in the season, and the match was hard-fought and nerve-wracking right until the end. Loreto won by a margin of just one goal; a goal which was scored by Nicole O’Neill in the final seconds of extra time.

The Loreto team is now through to the Northern Ireland finals – a huge achievement for this dedicated, determined and enthusiastic group, captained by Year 14 student Cristin O’Kane.

The team and their coach, Mrs Maureen McCullough, were congratulated on this tremendous achievement by Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, on behalf of all the staff and students of the school.