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29 January 2016

Sports Roundup Friday 29th January 2016

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SCT 0 Belvedere College 34
We start this week by commiserating with our senior rugby team who exited the Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup on Wednesday when they were well beaten by a strong Belvedere College team. 

We left feeling a little frustrated that we didn’t perform to our absolute best on the day as unnecessary errors were made to prove very costly.  We would like to wish Belvedere all the very best for the remainder of the competition, they have an excellent side together this year as they look to go one step further than last year where they were beaten finalists.  We would also like to thank all of our supporter who travelled in massive numbers to watch the game on Wednesday; the support for the team throughout the game was amazing.

Next up is the Junior’s who face Gorey CS in the last 16 of the Leinster Schools’ Junior Cup.  Having come through to the main draw for the first time, this is a very strong Gorey side.  This game takes place in Seapoint RFC on Tuesday 2nd February at 3pm so we hope our loyal band of supporters will assemble once again!

ATHLETICS

South Leinster Cross Country Championships
A bitingly cold wind and one of the toughest courses experienced in recent years greeted the competitors in the South Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships hosted by Heywood Community College in Laois last Wednesday.  The small numbers who spurned the rival attraction of Donnybrook at least had the consolation of some good results and a number of qualifiers for the Leinster Championships next month.

The course dictated that only the strongest would get through, so it was to the credit of the diminutive Libby Carthy that she fought her way into a qualifying position in the under 14 age group, finishing in a creditable 13th place from the 100+ field.

College's under 15 Girls ran superbly to gain team Bronze in their event. Sinead Healion continues to show improvement as she worked her way through the field in the 1500m event to lead the team home in 12th, excellent back-up came from Sophie Carroll and Saidhbh Quinn in 16th and 18th positions, but perhaps the bravest run of the day came from Dervla Leahy who fought illness and a poor start to finish in the top quarter of the field - with 4 to score on the team she could not afford to drop out.

Kate Nurse's ability is such that we tend to take good results for granted, and she duly produced a top drawer performance in the under 17 3000m race to finish in 7th place on a course that definitely did not suit her light frame. On a day when grinding out a result was the way, Kate focused on what she had to do and duly ground out a qualifying position.

Finally a word for a young man in his first Championship event. The Senior Boys 6000m field was littered with Junior and under age Internationals, but Eoghain Briody slogged it out and, while not troubling the medalists, saw out the race which saw nearly a quarter of the field quitting exhausted.

Newbridge College Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland Tel: +353 45 487200 Fax: +353 45 487234 Email: info@newbridge-college.ie