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28 November 2014

Sports Roundup Friday 28th November 2014

Sports Roundup Friday 28th November 2014

SCT into Leinster League Semi-Final

Senior 1st 6 Kilkenny College 0
Well done to our senior rugby team who have advanced to the semi final stages of this year’s Leinster League with a hard fought 6:0 win over a talented Kilkenny College team. 

Played in heavy fog, this was a game that was decided at close quarters as these two teams battled for good field position and then tried to take advantage of it.  In the opening half, we had plenty of good field position and Colm Doyle converted one of two penalty attempts to give us a slender advantage at the break.  It was a similar scene in the second half with Doyle adding another penalty for a 6:0 lead.  Throughout the game, we got ourselves into good positions only to conceded needless penalties which gave Kilkenny a chance to clear their lines and recover.  In saying that we fought bravely as a team and in a game that was very start stop, we had excellent performances from Connor Johnson and Brian Larkin at lineout time and Jimmy O’Brien and Ruairi Cleary in the backline who dictated our play very well.  The semi-final takes place in Donnybrook at 2pm next Wednesday against Wesley College.  This should be a great game as we seek revenge for a league defeat only three weeks ago.

Newbridge 26 St Fintan’s 7
Newbridge College Inter's travelled to Sutton in Dublin to take on St. Fintans this week.
Newbridge were very much the superior side on the day with their own errors being their most costly opposition.  Ryan Leahy had Newbridge in front after 5 minutes with a well taken forward's try covered by Ethan Lyons. St.Fintans hit back 15 minutes later with a try and conversion of their own.  The second half saw a massive improvement for Newbridge in both structure and effort.  Daniel O Connor crossed five minutes in and Ethan converted.
Sean Murphy found his way over 8 minutes later after sustained pressure.  Daniel O Connor went over for his second six minutes later and this was converted by Ethan yet again.
The game was blown up six minutes early with Newbridge running out 26 - 7 winners
Players that stood out were Bill Kavanagh, Ryan Leahy, substitutes Ro Burns and James Huges in the forwards and David Higgins and Ethan Lyons and Daniel O Connor in the backs.

St Munchins 15 - 5 Eller A
The Eller As travelled to Limerick to take on a physically imposing St Munchins side. Newbridge started the game brightly and dominated possession and territory right from the off. Good carrying from Conor Mc Groary and Paddy O Flaherty brought play into right up to the Munchins line but the visitors just seemed unable to put the finishing touches to any chances created. Eventually Mc Groary managed to scramble over the line but his effort was ruled to be held up. The hosts opened the scoring on the stroke of half time when they capitalised on their first visit into Newbridge territory. A loose kick gifted the home winger possession and he raced through to score. The Limerick side stretched their lead shortly after the break when they kicked a penalty from straight in front on the 22m line. The visitors continued to dominate possession and territory but still could not string a scoring move together. Instead Munchins put the game beyond doubt when their centre intercepted a pass midfield and scored under the posts. Newbridge continued to try hard and eventually got their reward when Sam Cahill put Mc Groary over. They immediately went in search of a second and strung numerous phases together which took them from deep inside their own half to a few meters short of the line. Paddy O Flaherty drove over from close range but the try was ruled out for an offside infringement. The resulting penalty was kicked dead to bring the match to a close.
Final score

Other Results: U16A 13 Belvedere 22; Senior 4th 17 Belvedere 19; Junior A 10 Clongowes 26; Junior B 6 Clongowes 55; Eller B 33 St Munchins 0; Eller C 20 St Munchins 25

Results: Junior A 4 Mount Sackville 2; Junior 3rds 1 Loretto Foxrock 1; Minor 2nds 0 Loretto Foxrock 1; !st Year Blitz v Villers Played 24, won 8, drew 8, lost 8!!

Show Jumping Competition Saturday 22nd November - Killossery Lodge Equestrian Centre:
Novice Team:  1st Place:  Emma Brady, Sarah Buckley, Nessa Fitzgerald, and Alannah Kelly.
Novice Individual: 1st Place Alannah Kelly
Open Team: 2nd Place:  Jack Ross, Luke Heffernan, Amy Carroll and Emily O’Brien

Hard luck to our Junior team who lost their opening league match 3:2 to St Pauls of Monasterevan on Tuesday.  

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