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01 February 2010

Sports Roundup February 1st

Commiserations to our Junior A Hockey team on their defeat to Kings Hospital in the replay of the first round of the Cup. 

The team played superbly and the match went to penalties where they narrowly lost in sudden death penalty flicks.  Player of the match Emily Higgins and goalie Ciara Conaty.

The Senior Seconds got back to playing after the extended Christmas break with a trip to Terenure.  Proceedings got under way with a great start from the College.  A near-miss for a try from captain Ben O’Connor just 90 seconds in was followed by a try on 4 minutes coming from a Ronan O’Neachtain cross-field kick.  The ball was collected and grounded by O’Connor.  This was followed just 2 minutes later with a well worked try from Cathal Maguire.  Maguire failed to convert either try leaving it 10 nil with just 7 minutes on the clock.  A more focused defense from Terenure saw no more scoring until the 22nd minute.  With Ciaran O’Neachtain picking from the base of the scrum, Cormac Dillon was on hand to collect the ball from the resulting ruck and score a five pointer.  He followed this up with an intercept and ran in from 20 metres out to add five more.  This try was converted by Maguire.  It would stay 22 nil until after the break.

A tougher start to the second half saw the hosts put together some good attempts but failing to put points on the board.  The fifteen minutes at the start of the second half saw two tries, both from the College.  O’Connor crossed for five from a well-worked back move and John Jennings, after some juggling, scored from behind a scrum.  Neither were converted.  On 63 minutes Terenure finally got some reward for their efforts with a try to make the score 32-5 to the College.  However, the last word would go to the College.  Maguire scored his second with a snipping run from a solid scrum with just minutes left.  This was converted by O’Connor to leave it 39-5 at the finish.   A notable mention must also go to Dan Tinsley.

Other Results: Sen.2 16 Roscrea 0; Sen.4 17 Belvedere 5; Jun. A 10 St.Michael’s 19; Jun. B 37 Clongowes 7; Inter A 7 Blackrock 20; Inter B 3 Blackrock 29; Inter C 0 Blackrock 52; Eller A 17 King’s Hospital 22; Eller B 27 King’s Hospital 19; Eller C 25 King’s Hospital 17.

Congratulations to the Senior 1st team on finishing top if their great in the League beating st. Killians on a score line of 5-1. Great all round performance by all, however special mention to Sarah Kyne who was awarded player of the match
Hard luck to the Snr 2nds on loosing in the qualifiers to a very strong Mount Anville.  Overall a great team performance.

Congratulations to Claire Healion on wining bronze at the DCU race yesterday. The Minor girls were placed second in the teams – Claire Healion, Katie Berney, Hannah Quinn, Sarah Kearin, Aoife Ruttledge, Kerri Dwyer. Well done to all athletes!

Congratulations to Alyssa O'Neill who WON the latest show jumping league individual competition hosted by Rockwell College on Sunday. Congratulations also to Ashley O'Sullivan, Donal Delahunt and Una Delahunt who all qualified for the individual jump off round and finished in the top 10. Over 40 competed.  Congratulations to our novice show jumping team, Sadhbh Springate, Hayley Banahan and Hannah Quinn who finished 6th in the novice league competition in Swords on Sunday. Sadhbh also came 5th in the novice individual competition.

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