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27 January 2017

Sports Roundup Friday 27th January 2017

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Our Juniors made the trip to Donnybrook on Monday to face Kilkenny College in the final of this year's Leinster Schools Junior League.

With both teams boasting an unbeaten record going into the final, it was always going to be a hotly contested game and so it proved to be.

RUGBY
Senior 2nds 10 St Michael’s College 31
The Senior Seconds played the first of their two group stage matches in their League on Wednesday as they hosted St. Michael's.  The game was hotly contested, despite the disruption of a very strong cross wind, and was a very physical encounter.  The first half saw both teams attack well, defend well and take some good scoring opportunities.  The visitors scored first but a sniping run from the base of a ruck saw Jack Doyle cross to tie the game.  St. Michael's hit back with a converted try.  The College attacked from their own half and a break from Cian Murphy saw him manufacture the score of the day as he held the St. Michael's defense and put Con Creedon in for a five pointer.  Doyle dragged the conversion wide.  The to and fro continued and with a minute to go in the half the Dublin side crossed again to leave it 19-10 to the visitors at the break.

The second half saw both sides continue in the same mind with some bruising hits, some quality defending and some positive attacking.  But it would be the D4 side who would have the spoils as they crossed two more times, converting one to run out 31-10 winners.  The College had opportunities to score but a combination of good defense and some unforced errors saw them come up short of the line each time.  A disappointing result but if the positives to the College's play today continue they have every chance of progressing beyond the group.

Inters v Gonzaga
Newbridge College Inter A’s were in action again this week, hosting the familiar green colour of Gonzaga College. Over the last three years Gonzaga have once again found their great form at junior level.
Gonzaga chose to play with the strong wind in the first half, but it was Newbridge College that dominated in every facet of the game. Gonzaga put massive emphases on poaching and counter rucking at the breakdown but as well as turning over some ball they conceded a lot of penalties in the process. Newbridge went in at half time two points to the good at 7 – 5 but should have had at least two more tries in the bank.
With the wind and the momentum in the second half Newbridge converted their dominance and ran in five unanswered tries and kicked two more conversions. It was an extremely good performance by Newbridge with the final score line reading Newbridge College 36 Gonzaga College 5.
Tries were scored by Brian Murphy, Luke Gorman (2), Hugh Prendergast, Adam Connelly and Conaill Brinkley with Sam Prendergast adding 3 conversions. Players that stood out for Newbridge College were Luke Gorman, James Sheedy (C), Eoin McConnon, Hugh Prendergast, Andrew Rynne, Adam Coneelly and Conaill Brinkley.

Other Results:  Junior B 12 Kilkenny 23; Inter B 39 Gonzaga 31; Inter C 19 Gonzaga 29.

HOCKEY

Results:
Junior 4    1    0    Loretto Beaufort
1st Yr A    0    0    Loretto Beaufort
1st Yr B    1    2    Loretto Beaufort
1st Yr D    2    1    Loretto Beaufort
Jnr Prem    2    0    High School
Snr Prem    2    3    High School

SOCCER
Hard luck to our Junior Boys soccer team who were beaten in the league quarter final yesterday.  Our scorers on the day were Tom Hamilton and Dan Madaghjian who scored a hat trick.

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