Ards and Annadale win hockey finals

Tamara MacLeod starred for Ards Ladies in the Ulster Shield Final triumph over Pegasus

Ards clinched their first Ulster Ladies Shield triumph in 50 years as Annadale surprised Lisnagarvey in the men's Kirk Cup Boxing Day final.

Veteran Tamara MacLeod inspired Ards ladies to a 3-1 win over Pegasus as she scored her team's second goal and also set up Sara Alexander's decisive goal.

Caroline Adams had put Ards into the lead with Stephanie Quinn levelling.

Timmy Cockram put Lisnagarvey ahead in the Kirk Cup final with James Cox's equaliser leading to penalty strokes.

Annadale keeper Johnny Moore had made a series of outstanding saves in normal time and he then stopped Jonny Bell and James Larmour efforts in the shoot-out

Pegasus had won the women's trophy on 24 previous occasions while Ards were playing in their first final for 48 years.

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