10 November 2013
Sports Roundup 8th November
Senior League SCT 24 CBC Monkstown 7
The Senior 1st beat CBC Monkstown 24-7 on Wednesday, securing the much needed bonus try with the last play of the game.
It was a tough encounter with conditions deteriorating as the game progressed. Newbridge got off to the ideal start with a try in the opening two minutes from second row Tom Treacy. This was followed by two quick tries from wing Mark Delaney, finishing off a fine back move from an attacking scrum, and another try from Conor Doyle after some excellent work from flanker Matt O Connor. However for the rest of the first half CBC were pressing for a reply but the Newbridge defence stood up to everything thrown at them. They threatened to undo a lot of the good work with some indiscipline at the break down but they held out until ten minutes from time , when Newbridge were a man down and CBC got in under the posts. This was it scoring wise until the last play of the game. With Newbridge deciding to go for broke from a scrum just outside their own 22, the half backs, Jimmy O Brien and Mark Sutton combined up the blindside to put the returning captain Tom Brady in for a fine try. It was no more than Newbridge deserved and it’s on now to top of the table clash with Roscrea next Wednesday.
Eller A 5 Pres Bray 38
The Eller As made the journey to Pres Bray on Wednesday last. The wet and windy conditions made it an ideal day to keep the ball tight, which favoured the home side's pack who dwarfed their Newbridge opponents. We started the game well and built a number of phases right from the kick off to move deep into Bray territory. With just two minutes on the clock Ro Burns broke from the base of a scrum and drove to within a few metres of the line before offloading to Jack Doyle who dived over. The home side were stung into action and dominated possession and territory for the remainder of the half. Initially, Newbridge defended well and repelled a series of pick and drives from the Bray pack to retain the lead. However, three quickfire tries in the six minutes before half time swung the game sharply in the hosts' favour. Another try in the first few minutes of the second half left the Newbridge challenge dead and buried. Two more tries from the rampaging Bray back row left the full time score at Pres Bray 38 - 5 Newbridge
Eller B 30 Pres Bray 0
The Eller B team had a good win against Presentation Bray. Conditions were not favourable however this did not affect the quality of Newbridge's play. Tries in the first half from Aaron o Hora, Jamie Clyne, Finn O Brien and Daragh Mangan left the score 20 - 0 at the break. Newbridge kept up the pressure in the second half and tries from Alex Buckley and Fionn Murphy resulted in a final score of 30 - 0. Best for Newbridge were Jamie Clyne, Jake Zabadee and Sean Murphy.
Other Results: Inter A 25 Kilkenny 15; Inter B 15 Kilkenny 21.
Newbridge Minor As beat Loretto Beaufort 6-3.
Scorers: hat trick Jenny Kelly, Rachel Mc Mullen, Kate Hannon and Emily O'Brien. Super team performance well done to the whole squad and their coach Kai Gahan.
KIldare Cross Country Championship results are as follows: U.14 girls A team- 1st, U.15 girls A team- 2nd, U.17 girls A team - 2nd, U19 girls A team 1st, B team 2nd, C team 3rd.
Congratulations to all!
The results of Day 2 of the Three County Cross Country League are posted on the door of FR6.
Minor Girls A Team - 1st place
Junior Girls A Team - 1st place
Junior Girls B team - Division 2 - 2nd place Inter Girls A team - 3rd place (only 1 point behind 2nd placed team) Senior Girls A team - joint 2nd.
The third and final day of the League is Tuesday next, the 19th November. This will be held in St Laurence O Tooles in Carlow. This event is a Cross Country relay event with 800m run by each member of the team. Our medal positions are very close and it will all come down to this final day. A special effort must be made by all athletes on this day.
Reminder to all that badminton takes place in the Gym on Mondays and Thursdays. Students from all years are welcome to attend whether you have played before or not. We hope to enter teams for the Kildare League at U19, U16 and U14 levels if possible, so if you are interested come along on Monday and/or Thursday and sign up