Hockey men beaten in final

Ballymena Hockey Club’s men’s First XI’s hopes of Sussex Regiment Trophy glory ended in gallant failure on New Year’s Day.

Friday, 2nd January 2015, 9:25 am
Ballymena's Matt O'Neill takes evasive action as Cliftonville's Dale Curragh clears the ball during Thursday's Sussex Regiment Cup final at Deramore. Picture: Press Eye.

The Braidmen’s status as underdogs was borne out as they lost 4-0 to Cliftonville in the decider at Deramore, despite an outstanding performance from goalkeepr James Birrell.

See this week’s paper for more coverage from the final.