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BB serves up a volleyball spectacular!

Twenty teams representing ten Companies of the Coleraine and District Battalion recently took part in the Boys’ Brigade Annual Volleyball Competition. All three courts of St. Patrick’s Hall in Coleraine were a hive of activity as boys demonstrated their “spiking and volleying” skills against each other. The event was organised by Ivan Morrison (Battalion Recreation Convener) and John McFadden (Tournament Official) and was played off in two age groups.

The Junior tournament produced some excellent play from the beginners with 1st Coleraine, 2nd Coleraine, 1st Kilrea and 1st Macosquin all qualifying for the knock-out semi-final stage. The holders 1st Coleraine firstly overpowered 1st Kilrea in the semis and then went on to retain their title after coming from behind to beat local rivals 2nd Coleraine by two sets to one.

Senior Winners - 1st Portrush A

Junior Winners - 1st Coleraine

The Senior tournament was a more competitive contest and a marvel to watch. After ten hard fought league fixtures, 2nd Coleraine, 1st Kilrea and two teams from 1st Portrush made it through to the semi-final. 1st Portrush “A” team, who have successfully competed at Northern Ireland District level, eased past their “B” team and 1st Kilrea to make it a hat-trick of wins over recent years.

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