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10 April 2008

Latest Sports News

A round up of all the latest sports news and events from the college.


Congratulations to the 2nd Year Girls Basketball Team who WON the Midland Regional Final yesterday beating Templemore by 38-7.  These girls will go on to play in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals Playoff Apr 24th and 25th.  The team consists of Aoife Bergin (capt), Aoife Keane, Amy Walsh, Heather Meagher, Emma-Jane Vaughan, Jessica & Clara Berney, Melissa Lyons, Rebecca O’Sullivan, Laura Murphy, Jill Mc Ternan and Delphine Cordonnier.  They put on an incredible display of basketball being played at the highest level.


Commiserations to our U16 Boys soccer team who lost the final of the U16 Midlands League to Clane C.S. on Tuesday.  In a great game, normal time failed to separate the sides with both sides managing a goal a piece.  In extra time, we lost Paddy Ormsby to what looked a very harsh red card and this was the turning point.  The Clane boys upped the pace of the game and eventually made the break through that our lads didn’t have an answer to.  Hard luck to all of the boys who have had a great season in this competition.


Athletics training will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays (1.20-2.20) and Thursdays (3.50-4.50). Throwing coaching will be held every Wednesday from now on! All are welcome.  Meet your coach on the bridge.  All events will be catered for - 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, high jump, long jump, throwing events, hurdles, relays.  Any queries see Ms Dierdre O’ Callaghan.  All other weeks training will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you intend to partake in the competition you must attend training.


Over the Easter weekend two members of Newbridge College Canoe Club successfully completed the 60th Devizes to Westminister International Canoe Marathon. Day one of the race began at Devizes Wharf and concluded in Newbury, a total distance of 34 miles. Day two saw the team paddle from Newbury to Marlow, a distance of 36 miles. This was the most demanding of days due to the adverse weather conditions that were experienced.

Biting cold wind, sleet, snow, plummeting temperatures and tidal conditions on the Thames certainly made this a race of endurance.

After successfully enduring this horrendous test of skill and stamina, the next day saw the team paddle 38 miles, from Marlow to Teddington. On the morning of Easter Monday at 5.30am the team set off for their final 17 mile paddle on the River Thames. After 2 hours and 14 minutes the team from Newbridge College Canoe Club crossed the finish line at Westminister.

Tired, hungry, sore and mentally exhausted Suzanne Lawlor and Eileen O'Connor achieved their goal - to complete the 125 mile DW race in under 30 hours.

There official time was 25 hours 11 minutes and 36 seconds.  This placed them 67th in the overall standings and 10th in the Ladies sub class.

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