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27 November 2016

Sports Roundup Friday 25th November 2016


Inters v Terenure
Newbridge College Inter A's were in action at home this week against a big Terenure side.

These two teams had already met this year in a game that was very much made up of two halves, with Terenure scoring 19 points in the first half and only 5 in the second while Newbridge scored all 40 of their 40 in the second half.  Newbridge dominated this game from the start and throughout. Newbridge raced into a 12 point lead in the first 10 minutes. At times Newbridge could have been more clinical with their chances. The half time whistle had to be blown early (on 24 minutes) because of an Terenure injury. Newbridge held a 19 - 0 lead.  With two bad injuries in the first 8 minutes of the second half the game had to be blown-up early.  The final score read Newbridge College 19 Terenure College 7.
Scorers for Newbridge were Ben Watson, Fintan O Malley and Sam Prendergast with 1 try and 2 conversations. It was an excellent team performance so it wouldn't be fair to highlight any individuals.

Ellers v St Munchin’s College, Limerick
The Eller As travelled to Limerick to take on Munchins on Wednesday last. The bus journey did the Newbridge side no favours and they we're very slow to get themselves into the game. The home side took full advantage, racking up three scores inside the first 10 minutes. The visitors eventually found their feet and created two great chances, but the final pass failed to go to hand on both occasions. Instead it was the Limerick side who stretched their advantage after a series of one out runners punched holes in the Newbridge defence. The visitors started the second half brightly and got on the scoresheet when Calum Corcoran raced away from halfway to score. The teams then traded scores with Munchins hitting back before Corcoran notched his second. The home team had the final say, scoring an intercept try on the stroke of full time. St Munchins 30 - 10 Newbridge

Our Eller B's took on Munchins of Limerick, physically they looked the bigger but didn't turn that physicality into points as Newbridge worked hard to retain possession in the opposition half and eventually a great break by Mark Young secured the first points of the game. Newbridge soaked up the pressure and were the better attacking threat and this showed with great runs but Patrick Gaire and mark young. Just before half time mark young took off on another run and left it 15-0 at half time.  In the second half Newbridge continued to pile on the pressure and also deal well with anything Munchin’s could throw at them.  As the pressure mounted great carries from Cael Chambers.  James Greene kept Munchin’s on the back foot and Mark Young got in for another try with Jack Donovan converting.  To finish it off Cormac O'Neill touched down in the corner to leave it 27-0 at full time.

Junior B vs Clongowes
The Junior Bs faced a tough test in Clongowes this week where they came up against a very well drilled Clongowes outfit. It was the first game in four weeks for our side and although we gave as good as we got in the opening period we were under pressure and leaked an early try after 5 mins. After this score we came into the game and produced some good passages of play until an unlucky bounce of the ball saw the opposition capitalise and run in a try from halfway. Two further scores were to come for the home team before halftime. Despite a battling performance in the second half we were unable to score and became tired in defence where we shipped three more scores. With the final score reading 38-0 it was one of those games where the scoreline did not accurately reflect the differences in the teams contesting the game.
With many new combinations tried, and everyone getting game-time it was a day where the result was never going to be the most important aspect. The teamwork and discipline displayed was a definite positive to take from this game and bring forward to next week. Notable performers on the day were Andrew McGinley, Luke o Neill, Conor Ennis and Chris Hart.


Our Minor B's met Lorreto Dalkey for a more balanced clash of ability this week.  Equal possession percentages made for a more exciting watch!  Newbridge started strong and created more scoring opportunities.  Captain Aisling Kearns slotting away the one and only goal of the game apart from a disallowed Dalkey shot.  Caoimhe Stopes and Kate Donovan worked well as a duo mopping up any dangerous attacks.  Newbridge lost their shape in the second half and were saved by our 1st year goalie Bronagh who kept her composure and pulled off two fab saves.  Final score 1 nil to Newbridge.


Results for Sunday the 20th in Warrington Equestrian Centre.

Both Novice Teams got into the jump off on Sunday and after a super competition Newbridge College Black, Lucy Ross, Max Ross, Niamh Behan and Ella Kelly won with Newbridge College White, Ivanna Dempsey, Emma Brady, Lola Gabor Sweeney and Laura Kavanagh came 3rd and also won the best turned out competiton.

In the Novice Individual Competition : Max Ross came 1st with Lucy Ross coming 3rd.
In the Open Competiton: The team of Caragh Sweeney, Lucy Ross, Leah Heffernan, & Anna Kelly came 3rd after a very quick jump off.  This team also won best turned out.  
In the Open Individual Competiton: Caragh Sweeney came 2nd with Leah Heffernan 6th.

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