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10 November 2017

Sports Roundup Friday 10th November 2017


Leinster Senior League v Kings Hospital
The Senior 1sts travelled to King's Hospital for the next round of the league. A wet day led to a high number of handling errors and a broken game.

A dominant College side had the lion share of possession but a Jack Banahan try which was converted by Luke Maloney was their only first half reward.  The second half saw the College continue to control the game but failed to break through the KH defence. A Moloney penalty pushed the College 10 ahead and this is how it stayed for the rest of the game.  Notable mentions go to Thomas Grant and Karmon Fitzgerald.

The Senior 2nds took on King's Hospital too and a tight first half saw them lead 19-7 at halftime. As the game wore on the College started to find more holes in the KH defence and they were helped by the host's out half, who lead well, going off with a shoulder dislocation. Late tries saw them push to a 48-7 win.  Notable mentions go to Zack O'Reilly, Geoff McNelis, Jack Hannon and John Shanahan.

Inters v CBC Monkstown
The Inters hosted CBC Monstown on Wednesday in Rosetown, home to Newbridge RFC.  Many thanks to the club for making their facilities available to us for these games.  The A game was an even affair with both sides battling through the phases in both attack and defence with one exception each… both teams possessed genuine speed on their wings. Three times, Monkstown freed their right winger who ran clear to score three tries.  In reply, our own speedy winger scored once, scrumhalf Zack Zebedee jinked through a gap to score and then James Green scored from close range. Mark Byrne kicked one conversion which saw the game level at 17:17 at the break.

The Dublin school lost their potent winger to  injury early in the second half and while the continued to build phases, they were now unable to finish off their plays. Crofton scored a second long range try to see us take the lead, before Max Barry scored after great pressure on the Monkstown line.  With the final play of the game, Harry Farrell picked from the base of a scrum 5m metres from our own line and ran clear to score at the other end! Byrne kicked the conversion for a 34:17 win. Best of the day were Conor McCormack, Mark Byrne and captain Mark Young.

Inter B's played CBC Monkstown in Rosetown this week on a cold wet afternoon. It was a keenly contested affair throughout with CBC coming away with a win on a scoreline of 29-19. Best for Newbridge on the day were Tom Moloney and Ryan Healy. Although the result didn't go the way of the home side the performance was very pleasing with much better organisation and work-rate.

Eller B v Castleknock
The Eller B's had a very hard fought victory 5-0 over Castleknock. The conditions on the day meant that this was always going to be a low scoring game and the decisive score came from Conor Manifold just before half time. Despite the conditions both teams played some excellent rugby and if it wasn't for some excellent defending and many last ditch tackles this game would have produced more scores. Daniel Walsh and Ralph Warren were solid in the pack for Newbridge while John Collins and Conor Troy kept the backline moving on a difficult day for ball handling.  

Other Results: Junior A 34 Kings Hospital 21; Eller A 5 Castleknock 0; Eller Black 33 Castleknock 17; Eller White 20 Castleknock 15.

The showjumping team of Caragh Sweeney, Leah Heffernan, Niamh Flinter and Max Ross came 2nd in the Open Teams competition yesterday in Wexford Equestrian Centre.
In the Open Individual Competition Niamh Flinter came 1st with Max Ross 2nd and Leah Heffernan 3rd.
The Novice team of Aoife Harrington, Kate Malloney, and Lola Gabor Sweeney came 6th in the Novice Competition.

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