Junior A’s V’s Kings Hospital. The Quarter Final of the league got off to a flying start
for the home side and within the first 10 minutes of the game transferred their dominance on the pitch onto the scoreboard. Tries from Ruairi Cleary, Jake Howlett and James Healy (converted by Ciaran Callan) put the score at 17 to nil. Following this impressive passage of play, the Newbridge side took the foot off the gas completely and allowed Kings Hospital possession and territory which by half time they had converted to points (a penalty and a try) Half Time 17 – 8. Play continued in the same fashion for most of the second half with neither sides really looking like scoring. Newbridge were strong at set piece and Oisin Larkin did very well to get the ball in at lineout time with a strong wind blowing into him on most occasions. It wasn’t until the final 10 minutes that Newbridge showed their earlier form and got another 3 tries, two from Jake Howlett and one from Paul Quinn-Fay. Good in the pack on the day were Luke Menton, Paul Condon and Tom O’Neill when he came on. Mark Delaney controlled the pack well and delivered good ball to captain Jimmy O’Brien. Final score: 32 – 8.
Eller B 29 St Munchin’s B 34. St. Munchin’s started well scoring 19 points in as many minutes. Newbridge played themselves into the game and by half time were behind by two scores. After the break Newbridge played fantastic rugby bringing them to a 10 point lead 29 -19. St. Munchin’s responded with 3 tries to pip Newbridge by a single try. Andrew Collins, Hugh Leavy, Cian Dunne and Patrick Ryan played outstandingly well for Newbridge.
Other Results: U16 A 7 St. Michael's 5; Eller A 36 St. Munchin's12; Eller C 5 St. Munchin's 10; Eller D 0 St. Munchin's 35.
Newbridge College Senior 1 Hockey team played their final match of pool games today versus Jesus and Mary College from Goatstown. Having won their last two games they hoped to finish on a high note and so qualify for the play offs with the winner and runner up teams from the other sections. However this was not to be. After 10 minutes in a lapse of concentration by all defenders the ball slipped into the goal giving the visitors an early lead.
Unfortunately for the College this lead was increased a short time later and the score at half time was 2 nil. They went back into the second half determined to assert themselves. This they did and the play for the last 30 minutes was more competitive but the college did not manage to capitalise on their ventures into their attacking circle. The visitors scored 3 goals in the second half to leave the tally 5 to nil at the final whistle. There is no doubt the team from Dublin were fitter faster and more skilled but the 5 nil defeat for the College was a disappointing result.
Other Result: Minor A 4 Santa Sabina 0
Hard luck to our U17 Boys soccer team who lost 3:0 to the P.B.S. on Wednesday in the Midlands League Division 1.
Well done to Newbridge U16 Badminton team (Rory Flynn, Michael Jordan, Conor Tutty Bardon, Joe O’Hara) who beat St. Mac Daras yesterday in a great competition in Terenure Badminton Centre, Dublin. Rory Flynn and Michael Jordan were very strong winning all their games.