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23 October 2015

Sports Roundup Friday 23rd November

RUGBY
Eller A v CBC Monkstown
The Eller As wrapped up their first half term of Newbridge College rugby with a convincing win over CBC Monkstown.

Some excellent handling from the Newbridge backs in the opening stages created the space for wingers Adam Conneely and Daniel Silke Fetherston to notch 3 early tries between them. Not to be outdone, the away pack came storming into the game and some strong close in carrying resulted in tries from Luke Dunleavy and James Sheedy. Conneely rounded off the first half scoring with an excellent finish out wide. The opening stages of the second period continued in the same vain with Luke Gorman powering past his man to score. Monkstown hit back immediately with two quickfire tries courtesy of their flying winger. The away side reasserted their dominance when Sam Prendergast chipped through for Conneely to grab his hat trick. Gorman then grabbed his second when his power and pace took him over the line after pouncing on a loose ball out wide. The final try of the game was arguably the pick of the bunch. Good defensive pressure from Eoin Mc Connon forced a loose pass from the Monkstown outhalf.  Prendegast picked off the intercept and weaved his way past a number of attempted tackles before offloading to David Marshall who beat the last of the cover to score under the posts. Final score Monkstown 14 - Newbridge 68

Other Results: U16 A 57 St Gerard’s 19; Inter B 67 CBC Monkstown 10; Eller A 38 CBC Monkstown 0; Eller Black 21 CBC Monkstown 7; Eller White 47 CBC Monkstown 3.

HOCKEY
Newbridge Junior B v Santa Sabina Sutton
Newbridge made the long journey to Sutton knowing that it was a pivotal game in their league campaign.  It was a composed start from the team, with the back four of Aoife Ryan, Alyssa Flood,  Rebecca Casey and Maedbh Breen varying their hit outs and passing the ball successfully around the backs to switch the play. (Mr. Falvey was delighted to see training ground moves finally being put into practice).  This in turn opened up the pitch and allowed the midfield time and space on the ball to regularly pick the forwards with quality passes. Grace Sinnott for the fourth game in a row opened the scoring with a well taken goal. Santa Sabina responded well to level it when the Newbridge defense parted like the red sea and Susie Treacy was left helpless and exposed on goal. (the coach mood had turned!)  
A renewed sense of focus was found in the 2nd half with Emily Blake linking up well with Aisling O’Beirne and Isobel Scesy on numerous occasions. The drive and passion that this team have displayed all season came to the fore and the clock ticked by and an excellent run and finish from Ellen Ayrest sealed a valuable three point win.

The Junior C team played a great match today the 21st of October which resulted in a draw against Our Lady's Terenure. Newbridge girls dominated the first half with Hannah Rasmussen scoring a superb goal just before half time. Terenure came back into the game and equalised midway through the second half. Both teams went close to scoring after that but the game ended 1-1 which was a fair result. Aisling O' Beirne midfield, Meg Downes defence and Nell England in goal played an excellent game for Newbridge.                                             

First year A and B took on Kings Hospital on Wednesday at home. The As were up against a very strong side but held their own until a hard cross from the  KH right wing was deflected into the goal. The girls put on lots of pressure but the KH defence held steady to leave the score at 0-1
The B team started extremely well and great finishing from Jasmine Maddock had them 3-0 up  at half time, the girls kept up the pressure to the end and finished 5-0 ahead.
It was a very encouraging afternoon for the girls and augurs well for the 11v11 matches which commence after Christmas.

Other Results: 1st Yr C 0 Loretto Beaufort 3; 1st Yr D 3 Loretto Beaufort 5; Junior A 2 Kings Hospital 0; Minor C 1 Mount Sackville 2.

EQUESTRIAN
The Open Team of   Amy Carroll, Rachel Ross, Daniel Fitzgerald and Alanna Kelly took 3rd place after a very fast jump off ridden by Alanna Kelly and Rachel Ross.  They had the fastest time but unfortunately had one down.  Great result on the day.

Amy Carroll took 4th place in the open Individual derby

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