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27 November 2015

Sports Roundup Friday 27th November 2015

JCT 10 Gonzaga College 10
Junior A's travelled to Gonzaga College this week to face - off against them in the Junior Leinster League Quarter Final. 

In the 1st 10 minutes Gonzaga really stamped their home advantage on the game. Aided by a strong breeze and a slopped pitch Gonzaga put Newbridge under massive pressure but the Newbridge boys showed superb will and determination to hold them out.  Newbridge, now settled were awarded a line-out on the half way line. A lovely ball off the top released the backline and they stormed up the pitch to open the scoring. Dan O’ Connor touched down and Ethan Lyons kicked the bonus.  The remainder of the half was a tight affair with both sides creating chances.  Gonzaga did kick a penalty in the 25th minute to leave the halftime score Newbridge 7 Gonzaga 3.
The second half saw Newbridge as the dominant team creating plenty of chances.  Gonzaga’s defence was very impressive and after 2 missed penalties from Newbridge, Gonzaga fought their way into Newbridge’s 22 for the 1st time in the half.  With 2 of Newbridge’s players on the ground a gap appeared and Gonzaga converted.  Now with 10 minutes remaining and 3 points down Newbridge had to go after the score they so deserved.  After some great team pressure and ball retention Newbridge were awarded a penalty 35 meters out and Jack Doyle converted.  The game finished 10 – 10 so they will have to it all over again next week in Newbridge.  It would be unfair to mention any individual players that stood out as this was a superb Newbridge team performance

Inter A 44 Temple Carrig
The Inter As beat Temple Carrig 44-12 in a match that was closer than the scoreline shows. Some earlt tries from Harry Jago-Byrne and Cormac King set the pace but Newbridge also had to battle hard in defence with Daniel Flanagan making making a brilliant last ditch try saving tackle. Newnridge pressure continued in the second half with further tries from Donal Conroy, Andrew Mcginley and Chris Hart with his first ever try for Newbridge sealing the game.

Inter B 66 Temple Carrig 5
The Inter Bs continued their impressive form of late with a 66-5 victory over Temple Carrig. In an all round great squad performance Patrick Moxom stood out with a 4 try haul. Leo Seddon also impressed with an impressive try and making numerous breaks.

Eller A 10 - 5 St Munchins
The Eller As played host to a physically imposing St. Munchins team on Wednesday last. The game was a scrappy affair in the opening stages, with neither team able to string together enough phases to bother the opposition defence. The home side broke the deadlock when Luke Gorman found some space out wide, beat his man with a strong fend and then had the pace to finish in the corner. The advantage was almost doubled shortly afterwards when Diarmuid Mangan put Conor Halpenny away down the blindside off a scrum, but the scrum half was tackled into touch inches short of the line. Newbridge were well on top at this stage, but failed to capitalise on all their possession and territory as the final pass went awry on a number of occasions. Instead it was Munchins who hit back on the stroke of half time when they put together multiple phases to travel almost the length of the pitch and score. The second half followed much the same pattern, with the hosts enjoying most of the ball. Hugh Prendergast and Daniel Silke Fetherston both looked very lively with ball in hand but the Limerick side showed good resolve in defence to keep their line intact. The breakthrough finally came when Andrew Rynne made a fine break up the middle and offloaded to Adam Conneely who finished expertly.

Eller Black/White's lost 17-12 to a good Munchin's side.  Newbridge tries were scored by Oscar Mower and Christopher Leech. It was a great game with both teams showing a lot of determination and hunger. The Munchin's pack were just too strong in the end and Newbridge couldn't close the gap.

Other Results: U16 A 7 Belvedere 7; Junior B 0 Gonzaga 10;

Minor B 2 Mount temple Clontarf 0
On Wednesday the Minor B team travelled to Clontarf and were delighted to come away with a 2-0 victory Geri Flood scored the first goal with a great solo up the pitch and a cracker of a shot after only one minute of play.  The girls took great confidence from the early score and Aisling Elliott (in her first ever match for the College) controlled the match with an outstanding display at sweeper.
In midfield Saidbh Sutton, Kate Buckley and Jenny Dillon all worked hard and together with Geri gave the Clontarf girls a very hard time.  The College continued to attack hard out in the wide channels and were rewarded with a second goal about midway through the second half.   Having won a short corner, the girls decided to run one of their more unusual short corners and Saidbh Sutton’s shot was turned in effectively by Jenny Dillon.  A great win for the College and player of the match was shared between Saidbh Sutton and Aisling Elliott.

1st Years v temple Carrig
2 first year teams went to Greystones on Wednesday to play 8v8 in Temple Carraig secondary school. Both teams were put under pressure from early on and conceded goals, but with more focus and better team work they found their feet. Rowena Breen in goal for Team 2 did really well and the second half was a good contest. For team 1, Caoimhe Stopes and Sinead Healion, worked tirelessly, defended and led the attack but in the end to no avail, they were up against  very good opposition who ran out comfortable winners. Both teams will have learned a lot from the experience and look forward to playing 11-side games in the New Year.

Other Results: Senior 2nds 0 Holy Faith Clontarf 0; Junior A 1 Muckross 5; Minor C 0 Temple Carrig 0;

4 Newbridge Showjumping teams competed at the weekend in Killossery, Co. Dublin.  Each team only had 3 so there was no room for error.  Despite this the Open Team of Caoimhe Sweeney, Amy Carroll, Nika Carey and Daniel Fitzgerald took 2nd place after our good friends in Wesley College who took 1st place.  The 2nd open team of Caragh, Daniel Fitzgerald and Rachel Ross took 6th place.

Caragh Sweeney won the Open individuals with Amy taking 4th place.

In the Novice teams :  the team of Niamh Flinter, Emma Brady, and Leah Ross took 2nd place with our 2nd team of Sophie Carroll, Leah Heffernan and Ivanna Dempsey taking 4th .  Niamh Flinter came 4th and Ivanna Dempsey came 2nd in the novice individual competition

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