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15 April 2016

Sports Roundup Friday 15th April 2016

Sports Roundup Friday 15th April 2016

Dominican Tournament 2016

Santa Sabina hosted this year’s annual meeting of the Dominican schools and it was another very enjoyable day for all concerned. 

(Photo: Hockey Squad 2016)

Our squads assembled early on Friday morning to load up for the trip to Swords.  
In the hockey tournament, we did extremely well, winning all their games in the group stages before beating Taylor’s Hill in the semi final to reach the final.  And in the final, they were neck and neck throughout and the winners had to be decided by penalty flicks.  Unfortunately, it would prove one step too far for the girls who just missed out on victory.
In the soccer event, once again our girls showed great determination and commitment.  In the group stages, we won twice and drew twice also without conceding a single goal.  This set up a semi final, in which we were very unlucky to lose 1 nil.  Well done to all the girls who took part.
Finally, a young and brave panel of eight 2nd year girls competed in the basketball competiton which kicked off against Griffith Ave. The Newbridge side threw themselves into the game and despite a heavy defeat they secured some impressive scores from Therese Gallagher and Ellie Henry.  Their second meeting was against Cabra. Again the young Newbridge students bravely faced their leggy opponents. This time Rose Donohue gave a delightful display of her scoring ability.   The third and final encounter was against Ballyfermot and at this point the Newbridge side were well ready to nail their first victory. Therese Gallagher played a blinder, scoring yet another basket after the opposition grabbed the lead within the final two minutes of the game. Victory to this young team was well deserved.   Santa Sabina were overall victors of this exciting tournament.
Newbridge College Team: Victoria Chanders, Anna Young, Ciara O Beirne, Ellie Henry, Therese Gallagher, Ivana Dempsey, Rose Donohue, Caoimhe Brinkley.


Congratulations to Louis Young and Rebecca Travers on winning best overall male and female at Sports Day yesterday. There were some impressive performances on the track and in field events. Athletes are encouarged to attend training as much as possible in the next few weeks in the run up to the South Leinsters.

The following students won the individual field events:
High Jump: Ewan Morrin 1st, Elliott Davis 2nd
Javelin: U.14 Megan Ferguson 1st, Mikaela Burke 2nd, Luca Borgonova 1st, Stephen Moreau 2nd, MIchael Somers 3rd, U.15 Michael O Connell 1st, Rob Murphy 2nd and Aidan Bolger 3rd, U.17 Bailey O Rourke 1st, Morgan Hurley O Dwyer 2nd and Alex Buckley 3rd.
Shot:U.14 Luca Borgonova 1st, Harry Young 2nd, Oisin Doyle 3rd, U.15 Jack O Connell 1st, Aidan Purcell 2nd and Michael Somers 3rd, Mikaela Burke 1st, Anna Younge 2nd and Eva Matthews 3rd. U.16 A. Buckley 1st, Michael O Conor 2nd, Zac O Reilly 3rd, Clodagah Rea 1st, U.17 Bailey O Rourke 1st, Niall Stapleton 2nd and Ewan Morrin 3rd.

Also well done to Ben Caulfield’s “Dream Team” who won this year’s Senior Mixed Tag Rugby Competition.  Thanks to all the teachers and students who helped out in any way in the running of the events on the day!


Congratulations to the following students who all competed in the Leinster Indoor Athletics Championships recently.

George Lowen won gold in the U16 800m while Kate Nurse also won gold in the U17 1500m. Kate also won a silver in the U17 800m.
Kevin Kyne won silver in the U18 60m and was also 4th in the U18 200m.
Aimeé McGrath won silver in the Junior (U23) 800m and also bronze in the U18 400m.
Evin Magee won bronze in the U18 60m Hurdles while Keela Magee was 4th in the U16 60m Hurdles.

Following on from these achievements, some of these fantastic athletes went forward to the All-Ireland Indoor Athletics Championships shortly afterwards.

Congratulations to Luke Morris who won silver in the U18 80m. Kate Nurse won bronze in the U17 1500m and was also 5th in the U17 800m.
Evin Magee was 4th in the U18 60m Hurdles while Aimeé McGrath finished 7th in both the 400m and 800m both at U18 level.


Interschools Hunter Trials Championships in Ballon - Saturday 12th March
Our Open team of Amy Carroll, Emily O'Brien and Peter Dillon came 6th in the Hunter Trials.  With 68 teams in the competition and over half of these teams eliminated this was a super result for the riders. 

Interschools Showjumping competition - Coilog Sunday 20th March - Hosted by Ardscoil na Trionoide.

Clean sweep by Newbridge College with 3 teams achieving clear rounds and gettin into the jump off. 2 Newbridge College Teams and 1 Welsey team.  Niamh Flinter and leah Ross rode in the jump off for the White team with Leah Heffernan and Caragh Sweeney riding for the Black team against the local riders Pippa and Abby Durham of Welsey.  The black team had a combined score of 61.53 seconds with a  clear sore and ultimately winning for the College team of Caragh Sweeney, Caoimhe Sweeney, Amy Carroll and Leah Heffernan with 2nd place going to the White team of Sophie Carroll,  Leah Ross, Niamh Flinter and Cian Springate who unfortunately had one down in a score of 66.88.  The Wesley team took 3rd place with 8 faults in a time of 63.66.
Leah Heffernan took 5th place with Caragh Sweeney taking 6th in the Open Individual Competition.

In the Novice ring the Newbridge College team of Kate Maloney, Lola Gabor, Lauren Doyle and Ciara Harris took 4th place. This was Lola and Lauren's first time to ride for the school so congratulations to the team. 

Interschools Showjumping Competition - Galway Equestrian Centre 2nd April
With a 4am start onlythe one team of Caoimhe Sweeney, Rachel Ross, Leah Heffernan and Leah Ross headed across to the West of Ireland on Saturday the 2nd.  Well worth the journey as the team took 3rd place in the open competition.  Rachel Ross won the individual open competition with Leah Heffernan taking 4th place.

We also wish to congratulate Sophie Carroll, one of our 1st year riders for making it onto the International Pony Club Tetratlon Team representing Ireland at Irish Pony Club events during the summer. She will be competing at four disciplines, Showjumping, Running, Shooting and Swimming.

Showjumping Results - Sunday 10th May - Raheen Na Gun - Kilkenny

With the final only one week away we fielded 3 Open teams in Kilkenny on Sunday.  The rain never stopped all day with jumping collapsing in the wind.  However, despite this we had a brilliant day with Newbridge Teams 1st and 2nd .  The Black Team of Caoimhe Sweeney, Caragh Sweeney, Amy Carroll and Daniel Fitzgerald came 1st with Daniel and Caragh's jumpoff scores the fastest on the day.  The White Team of  Sophie Carroll, Leah Heffernan, Rachel Ross and Leah Ross came 2nd with Rachel and Leah riding the jump off.  
Daniel went on to place 1st and 2nd in both the Open Individual Competition and the 1.10 mts with Rachel Ross taking 5th in the Open Individual while Nika Carey took the last 1.10cms qualifing place for the final next weekend in Mullingar Equestrian Centre. 
The Novice team of Kate Maloney, Laruen Doyle and Ciara Harris were 4th in the Novice teams with Ciara having a super round on her new horse. Super lead up to the Final next weekend.  

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