The generation game

Mother and daughter line out together in Coleraine Thirds' win

The generation game

Mother and daughter Alice and Annie McGill who played for Coleraine Thirds at the weekend.

By Damian Mullan


By Damian Mullan


IT'S always a special occasion, in any sport, when a parent gets to play a competitive game with a child.

That was the case last Saturday for Coleraine Ladies Hockey Club's Alice McGill when she lined out alongside daughter Annie for the club's Third XI.

To cap a memorable day, the pair helped the Sandel Lodge side to a 2-0 win over opponents Bangor Seconds.

It was one of a hat-trick of victories on the day for Coleraine as the club's First XI marked their return to Senior One with a thumping 5-0 win over Bangor.

And to complete the treble, Coleraine Seconds defeated neighbours Ballymoney 3-0.

All the club's teams are expected back in action this weekend.

Meanwhile, it was a winning return to the Joey Dunlop Centre for Ballymoney First XI who got the better of visitors Lurgan in the Ulster Premier League.

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