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27 September 2013

Sports Roundup 27th September

TOP STORY
Over the past month a number of our students represented Leinster in the U19 and U18 Inter-provincial competitions.

We would like to congratulate them all on their involvement with the provincial sides.  At U19 level Mark Sutton, Jonathan Phelan, Hugh O’Donnell and Tom Brady were all part of the squad and all saw action during the campaign which saw them just lose out to Ulster for the title.  Cormac Nugent also represented Connacht in the same competition.  At U18 level, Jimmy O’Brien started all of the inter-pro games at outhalf while Jake Howlett and Tom Treacy were also part of the squad who won the series this year.  Matt O’Connor and Niall Delahunt were also part of the extended squad which trained throughout the summer. Finally, well done to our U17’s players who were also selected for the summer training programme.  They were Tim Murphy, Oisin Kelly, Tom O’Neill and Gavin Burke.

RUGBY
Junior League: Junior 1st 13 St Gerard’s Bray 17
Our Junior’s travelled to Bray for their first league match of the season and unfortunately were turned over by St Gerard’s.  They will hope to bounce back from this when they face C.B.C. Monkstown at home next Wednesday.

St Gerard’s Bray 26 Junior B 21
St Gerard’s Bray hosted Newbridge College Junior B on Wednesday last. A dense fog made for testing conditions but both teams served up a cracker. Gerard’s were in control for most of the first half with the only Newbridge try of the half coming against the run of play on 15 minutes. Matthew Carter crossed the line and Liam Callanan converted. This left the half time score Newbridge College 7 – Gerard’s 19. Newbridge stuck to the task in the second half and never let the heads drop.  Gerard’s scored first and this was to be their last score. Newbridge got the upper hand and Guillermo and Andrew McLoughlin ran in two tries before the end of the game. Final Score Newbridge College 21 – Gerard’s 26. There were many fine performances on the day from Dylan Johnson, Matt Carter, Guillermo, Enda Dowling, Paschal Thompson and Sean Lowen. Newbridge lost Simon Hore and Kevin Dolly to injury during the game and we wish them a speedy recovery.  

SCT 45 St Mary’s 32
The Seniors had a tough run out on Wednesday against St. Mary’s. The score line at the end read 45-32 in favour of the Kildare boys.  The score doesn't reflect the story of the game where it was something of a Jekyll and Hyde performance from the Newbridge side.  With tries in the first half from Jimmy O’Brien, Conor Doyle and Joe D’Arcy, Newbridge were in the driving seat with the concession of two penalties the only scores Mary’s put on the board.  However the second half saw a much improved Mary’s performance but also some mistakes by Newbridge which led to a few nervous moments near the end.  There were good tries from Cormac Nugent and another fine finish from Conor Doyle.  Overall it was a useful run out before the more serious business of the League starts against St. Andrew’s next week.  Best for the College on the day were Brian Larkin, Connor Johnson, Conor Doyle and Cormac Nugent in the pack and Mark Sutton, Jimmy O’Brien, Jake Howlett and Niall Delahunt in the backs.

Senior 2nd’s 14 St Mary’s 62
The Senior 2nd’s found the going extremely tough against a strong St Mary’s team.  Although in the opening exchanges it looked as though this would be an even contest.  This wasn’t to be the case as some very clinical play saw St Mary’s lead 36 nil at the break.  Newbridge played extremely well for the third quarter of the game, scoring unanswered tries through Justin Deane and Stephen Rigney but we couldn’t stop the flow of tries in the final part of the game.  There were some good performances from Jack Lawlor up front and Mark Delaney and Matthew Stapleton in the backs.  

Other Results: Junior B 21 St Gerard’s 26; Inter A 7 St Mary’s 32; Inter B 11 St Mary’s 33; Inter C 10 St Mary’s 29; Eller Blitz v Gonzaga: Won 21 Drew 2 Lost 11

HOCKEY
Senior 1sts Vs Teresians 0-2
An unlucky result for the seniors today but the score did not reflect how well the girls played.The first half started off slow for the Newbridge girls with Teresians slotting an early goal into the back of the net but Newbridge kept their heads up and defended many  attacks the opposition attempted, Sarah Henry’s strong wall of defence and Aoife Fennell’s  goalie skills were a force to be reckoned with. Louise scully and Caoimhe murphy tried to open gaps and succeeded on many occasions in the midfield but Teresians  defence were also very strong .
The second Half started strong and the girls kept attacking breaking in on the teresians, Saoirse Lavelle Walsh and Louise Scully had some great shots in the right direction and a couple of set ups that couldn’t be forgotten about , but their defenders were strong too.It was an unfortunate result but the teams future in the league  still looks bright.
Other Results: Jnr C v Wolstans  2 - 4 (goals scored by Roisin Kearns); Snr 2nd /3rd selection v Wolstans 0-0.

SOCCER
Our Senior soccer team started their season with a friendly against the P.B.S. and the game ended 1:1, Conor Delahunty getting the Newbridge goal.  We face the same opposition later in the season in the league but next up is a Leinster Cup match against Colaiste Confey of Leixlip next week.  We wish the boys the very best of luck in that game.

EQUESTRIAN
Congratulations to the Novice Equestrian team of Rachel Ross, Ciara Harris, Clodagh Finlay and Hannah Rasmussen who came 2nd in their first competition on Saturday in Boswell Equestrian Centre.  They rode very well and had to compete in a jump off for their placing.


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