O’Hare nets four as Wallace go through to final

Andrew O'Hare netted four goals to fire Wallace into the final.
Andrew O'Hare netted four goals to fire Wallace into the final.

Andrew O’Hare netted four as Wallace High School secured their spot in the McCullough Cup final.

They did it on Wednesday with a thrilling 6-3 success over old rivals Banbridge Academy.

Bann are the recently crowned All Ireland Champions but Wallace had them on the back foot, two up within 18 minutes.

O’Hare netted the first with an impressive drag past goalkeeper Luke Roleston.

Ben Nelson was left with a more simple finished and made no mistake, tapping in at the back post.

That score remained until half-time and Wallace knew they had one foot in the final.

Bann started the second half strongly and soon got back in the game.

Wallace stopper James Ritchie saved well from a Jake Rowe drag but Bann soon won a second and there was no stopping Rowe this time.

They were within one for only three minutes as O’Hare soon restored the two goal lead with a low finish under the diving keeper

And his hat-trick was complete on 48 as he put the finishing touches to a tremendous run and square ball by Matthew Nelson.

After Kyle Marshall netted Bann’s second from another penalty corner, Wallace won a stroke and guess who? Andrew O’Hare converted.

Jacob Hermon touched home Wallace’s sixth before Marshall netted for Bann to complete the scoring at 6-3.

Meanwhile, Friends were beaten by Sullivan Upper in the other semi-final.