Leinster Junior League JCT v Pres Bray
The Juniors travelled to Pres Bray for their latest league match. Pres started the game very well but our defence stood strong.
We missed a penalty attempt but from the restart Donal Conroy broke through a gap and ran clear to score a fine try. John Shanahan got a quick double to stretch the lead to 17:0. However, Pres fought back well and after a line break they scored in the corner. They also added a penalty soon afterwards so it was 17:8 at halftime.
In the second half, Shanahan was at it again scoring from long range and converting for a 24:8 lead. The try of the game came next when a backline move in our own half saw us break clear, three phases later Cormac King scored in the corner. This ended the game as a contest and we scored three further tries through Conroy and Shanahan with two to bring his personal haul to five on the day! A complete no-brainer decision on man of the match for Shanahan in a fine 48:8 win.
Senior Seconds v Clongowes
The Senior Seconds headed to Clane to take on Clongowes in a friendly this week. A slow start saw them fall behind to a penalty and two tries, one of which was converted. Larry Kelly grabbed 5 points for the College following some very positive team play but Clongowes finished the half with two converted tries to go 29-5 up at the break.
The second half started much brighter for the College and tries from Enda Dowling, Greg O'Neill and Johnnie Deane, all of which were converted by Dan Caulfield, drew them to within 3 points. At this stage the game was highly competitive and could have gone either way. However, it was the hosts who would finish better and a converted try with minutes remaining saw them safe. A penalty in the dying minutes simply rubber stamped it and Clongowes ran out 39-26 winners in a highly entertaining fixture. Special mention goes to Conor Lowen and Ciarán Joyce.
Inter B v CBC Monkstown A
Last Wednesday saw Newbridge College Inter B squad entertain CBC Monkstown A squad in what were perfect playing conditions. Newbridge got off to a blistering start with tries from both flankers Chris Leech and Aran Kraus inside the opening ten minutes. Both sides played some fantastic attacking rugby and CBC were rewarded with three tries in the final ten minutes of the half. The second half took the same pattern as the first with Newbridge storming out of the blocks. Tries from Cathal Brophy, Chris Leech, Max Breen and Brian Murphy helped over turn a fourteen point deficit at half time to a twelve point advantage with five minutes left. Newbridge suffered a blow as an unfortunate injury to Chris Leech prematurely ended his game with minutes left on the clock. This handed the momentum back to CBC and two converted tries in the dying minutes left the final score Newbridge College 36 – CBC Monkstown 38. Best on the day were; Eoin Crehan, Hugh Prendergast and Fintan O’ Malley. Newbridge travel away to Kilkenny for their next fixture.
Other Results: TY A 32 Terenure 22
Newbridge Senior C v Mount Sackville
Our Senior C team is made up of 6th years and 5th years and Becky Troy is their captain. They are a committed group of girls who train regularly and the 6th years have a great bond and wanted to spend their final year playing together. Today’s win was thoroughly deserved and they could have won by more ....Aveen Treacy got the winning goal beating two players and burying her shot. It was so well deserved as she had a few shots during the game which came close and I don’t think anyone would argue she was player of the match. Mari Downing played in goal and took off a great save near the end of the match to give the girls the three points. This leaves the team in a nice position 5 out of 6 points after two games.. onwards and upwards...😊
Other Results: Senior B 0 Loretto Dalkey 4; Minor 1 Kings Hos 0
Results from competition at Barnadown EC, Gorey and hosted by Colaiste Bhride Carnew on 15th October.
6th in the Open Team Competition: Leah Heffernan, Anna Kelly, Sophie Carroll and Nika Carey. This team also won best turned out.
2nd in the Novice Team Competiton: Lucy Ross, Ella Kelly, Niamh Behan, Max Ross
2nd in the Novice Individual: Lucy Ross.
The Open Team of Leah Heffernan, Nika Carey, Anna Kelly and Niamh Flinter took 2nd place after a brilliant jump off in the Open Competiton held in Mullingar Equestrian on the 9th of October. Caragh Sweeney went on to the win the Individual Open Competiton with Leah Heffernan in 5th. Nika Carey took 4th in the 1.10cms competion.
Both Novice teams were brilliant taking 1st and 2nd place.
The team of Lucy Ross, Max Ross, Niamh Behan and Laura Kavanagh took 1st while 2nd went to Ivanna Dempsey, Emma Brady, Lola Gabor Sweeney and Aoife Keane.
Niamh Behan then took 2nd in the Individual Novice with Lola taking 4th and Laura Kavanagh 7th.Max Ross took 1st place in the Individual 90cms competition.
Great day for Newbridge with high placings in all competitions on the day.