Randalstown 1st XI travelled to Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon for an early match against Lisnagarvey and emerged 2-1 winners.
The game started 20 minutes late due to a no show mix up from the umpires meant both coaches had to step in to fulfil this role instead.
Midway through the half Randalstown took a lead from their own hit out. A lovely through ball from Fiona Lee found Erin Getty high up the pitch who drove through the Garvey defence and swept the ball under the goalkeeper.
At half time, there was a change in umpire personnel with the Ulster representatives having arrived to officiate.
The second half was more open than the first. Both teams had good scoring opportunities but didn’t capitalise on them.
With under 10minutes to play Garvey managed to sneak an equaliser. Deflated by the boost in the Garvey team after the goal and the mass support from the crowd, Town knew they didn’t deserve to draw let alone lose the game.
Incensed by the goal, the Town players pressed forward again looking for another goal and were rewarded for their persistence when they won a short corner. The strike from Zoe Wilson was deflected into the goals off a Garvey stick for Town to take the lead.
Randalstown II 1, Ballymoney II 0: Overall there was not much between the two sides but Randalstown were rewarded for their efforts by securing the only goal of the game in the first half.
Randalstown II 0, Lisnagarvey II 2: After a brilliant win against away to Cork in the previous round of the Irish Junior Cup, the 2nd XI travelled to Lisnagarvey in the hope of progressing to the next round.
It was Lisnagarvey who broke the deadlock in the first half, with the ball tapped across the line from a penalty corner.
Lisnagarvey then scored a second goal from open play in the second half.
Pegasus U-15 Performance 2, Randalstown U-15 Perfroamce 2 (Randalstown won 2-1 on strokes): Pegasus started this cup tie strongly and scored in the fourth minute. Town fought back but failed to convert their chances until Charlotte Stacy netted a penalty corner rebound.
Town went into the break a goal down when they failed to clear a Pegasus corner. Shortly into the second half, an Emma Gawley pass found Charlotte Stacy free again to even the score.
Extra time failed to separate the two teams and it was on to penalty strokes. Ellie Kyle became the hero of the day saving two strokes and so Randalstown progress to the quarter finals.
Randalstown had 2 U11 teams playing at Mossley Hockey Club on Sunday.
The A team played Larne, Mossley, Carrick and Rainey, and had 2 wins, 1 draw and a defeat. The B team also played Mossley, Carrick and Rainey and they too had 2 wins, a draw and a defeat.
The U13s also had 2 teams playing.
However a lot of the U13s were unavailable and 5 of the U11 team stayed on to play for the U13 B team. The girls did not lose any of their 4 games - excellent result for this young team. The A team won 2, drew 1 and lost 1.
Randalstown Hockey Club hosted a Quiz at Massereene Golf Club on Saturday night.
The evening was very well attended with close to 100 people there. Quiz master Kathryn Mark had set another testing quiz with a mixture of subjects for all abilities and ages. It was a very enjoyable evening.
Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to Kathryn for setting and hosting the quiz and to Massereene Golf Club for use of their facilities.