Pegasus and Banbridge win Irish Hockey League finals

Ross McCandless
Ross McCandless scored both goals for Banbridge against Lisnagarvey

Pegasus and Banbridge won their respective Irish Hockey League finals to secure a clean sweep of the major trophies for Ulster sides this season.

Pegasus beat Hermes 4-1 in the women's final, Suzanne Beaney scoring a hat-trick and Kate McConnell also netting, Sinead McCarthy scoring for Hermes.

Banbridge beat Lisnagarvey 3-1 after a penalty shootout in the men's decider.

The match had ended 2-2 with Ross McCandless scoring twice for Banbridge and Timmy Cockram twice for 'Garvey.

McCandless had given Banbridge the lead from a penalty corner in the 19th minute but Timmy Cockram replied on 55 minutes.

McCandless restored the lead in the 64th minute and then Cockram equalised five minutes later.

In the women's final Pegasus led 2-0 at half-time through Beaney and McConnell.

Beaney added two further goals in the second half to take her season's tally to 57 while McCarthy found the net for Hermes, who were also beaten by Pegasus in the recent Irish Senior Cup final.

Cookstown had won the men's Irish Senior Cup final.

Pegasus' success will go some way to making up for the loss of their Ulster Premier League title to Ballymoney on Thursday night.

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