St Patrick’s capture INSPORTS Primary Schools Kingston and St Andrew division Netball title

By Sports Desk December 06, 2023
INSPORTS’ Acting Executive Director Major Desmon Brown (right) poses with members of the winning St Patrick’s Primary School team after they defeated Mona Heights 13-5 to win the INSPORTS Primary Schools Netball Kingston and St Andrew Division. INSPORTS’ Acting Executive Director Major Desmon Brown (right) poses with members of the winning St Patrick’s Primary School team after they defeated Mona Heights 13-5 to win the INSPORTS Primary Schools Netball Kingston and St Andrew Division. Contributed

St Patrick’s were crowned INSPORTS Primary Schools Netball champion of the Kingston and St Andrew division, as they defeated Mona Heights Primary 13-5 in the final at the Stadium Courts on Tuesday.

In the third-placed playoff, Half-Way-Tree got the better of Clan Carthy Primary 5-2 as the top two teams advanced to the all-island tournament. Earlier, St Patrick’s defeated Half-Way-Tree 13-5 and Mona Heights beat Clan Carthy 12-7 in the semi-finals.

St Patrick’s are the defending all-island champion and winning coach Lecia Walters, said it was a difficult game despite the scoreline.

“The girls really had to dig in. The game was a bit challenging, but we pulled through,” said Walters.

“Well onto the all-island finals and we will just go back to training, fix the things that need fixing and prepare ourselves. Every year the girls look forward to this INSPORTS competition as it gives them a chance to showcase their talents,” she added.

Meanwhile, Mona’s coach Maureen Murray said she believed her girls were a little bit nervous.

“You know experience goes a long way so we will just come back for the next one -- the all-island,” Murray noted.  

“We didn’t settle until the last quarter and shooting wins games and the girls weren’t getting the ball into the circle so we will have to go and work on that,” she added.

Meanwhile, in St Catherine, played at the Ministry of Education in Old Harbour, Bridgeport and Naggo Head advanced to the final set to be played on Friday. Bridgeport defeated McAuley 13-6 while Naggo Head had a hard-fought 7-5 win over Spring Gardens.

Over in Trelawny, First Hill All-Age beat Kinloss Primary 10-0 and Clark’s Town beat Brampton Primary 11-3. In Portland, Buff Bay Primary whipped Port Antonio Primary 14-1.

There were two games in Manchester as McIntosh Primary beat Hatfield Primary 8-4 and Ramble Primary defeated McIntosh Primary who were playing a rescheduled game 3-1.

In St Elizabeth, Santa Cruz beat Holland 7-4; Carisbrook defeated Barbary Hall 16-11, Black River beat Middle Quarters 10-1 and Brompton whipped Burnt Savannah 19-0. While over in Westmoreland, Savanna-La-Mar Primary trounced Little London 13-0. In Hanover, Pell River edged Kendal Primary 2-1, while Green Island whipped Maryland Primary 25-0.

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