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05 February 2018

Sports Roundup Friday 7th February 2018

TOP STORY
Leinster Senior Cup -  Newbridge SCT 36 Pres Bray 0
The Senior Cup Team kicked off their 2018 Cup campaign on Wednesday against Pres., Bray in Donnybrook. With only 2 points between the teams in the League Quarter Final a close game was expected.

Newbridge piled the early pressure and were rewarded with a try from Luke Maloney. Karmon Fitzgerald broke the Pres line for another 10 minutes later, which Maloney converted. The Wicklow side lifted their game and some good play along with a high penalty count from the College saw them build pressure but not convert it to points. Then with 3 left in the half captain Cian Prendegast broke the line and ran in from 22 out. Maloney converted to set the Braysiders a big target for the second half at 19-0.
The second half saw the College keep the pressure on and forced a penalty which Maloney duly converted. Newbridge were controlling the game at this stage and looked to put the game to bed when Donal Conroy blocked a kick 30 metres out and Fitzgerald picked up the ball and ran in unopposed under the posts. Maloney added the extras. With the clock showing only minute left Newbridge appeared to show they had kept the best until last. An attack that covered much of the Pres half saw a real team try scored by Robert Scully in the corner and brilliantly converted by Maloney. Soon after the referee blew for full time and a 36-0 win for the College. All eyes are on Friday's draw now and then to the Junior cup Team's first round match on Tuesday.

HOCKEY

Junior B’s top their group
Our Junior B’s met Temple Carrig at home this week. We knew that this would be our biggest challenge to win the group as there were on level points but we were ahead on goal difference.  Newbridge dominated at the start but were met with a feisty determined opposition which was a lot more challenging than previous outings.  Text book attack down the right allowed Jasmine and Sophie to run the baseline and deliver a perfect cross for Leah Ross who pulled the trigger just at the right time. 1 nil lead at half time. The second half was an equal battle. Carly Killian dominated in midfield with help from her two centre backs Caoimhe and Kate.  Our second goal came soon after from Aisling Kearns (always a certainty to get her name of the scoreboard).  Next step 1/4 final of league.... tough opponents to come!!

Minor B’s v Foxrock
The Minor B’s welcomed Foxrock to the school for a top of the group play off. Winner goes straight through to the league 1/4 finals and consolation prize of group runner up.  The game as would be expected started off with both sides taking time to settle . Foxrock settled first and drove forward creating a few opportunities but Molly Mc Govern in goal kept us in the match with a couple of great saves. The defence of Aoife Ryan, Laoise Gillman, Elle Murphy and Una Corrigan all held strong. Against the run of play Newbridge drove forward and scored thanks to Emer White just what they needed going into half time.  This turn around followed the girls into the 2nd half and they grew stronger and stronger linking together supporting each other creating many chances our mid field of Erin Kelly,Emer White and Ella Gannon working tirelessly. They got their just reward with another goal.. Emer White passed a lovely ball through to Niamh Behan who used her skill to beat a player and make a pass to Erin who put the ball away 2- 0 and that was the final result. A Fantastic group of girls who have worked hard and deserve great credit..bring on the Quarter finals..
Team: Molly Mc Govern, Elle Murphy, Una Corrigan, Laoise Gillman, Aoife Ryan, Ruth Kenny, Erin Kelly, Emer White, Ella Gannon, Niamh Behan, Grace O'Shaughnessy,Ciara Finn, Neasa O' Donnell , Ciara Ryan.

Other Results: 1st Yrs 0 Beaufort 1; 1st Yr C 0 Temple Carrig 4; 1st Yr D 3 Templecarrig 2.

EQUESTRIAN

Newbridge Equestrian teams took 4th  and 6th place at Tipperary Equestrian Centre on Sunday the 28th of January.  4th  place was awarded to Rachel Ross, Lucy Ross, Ivanna Dempsey and Andrew Carroll with 6th place going to Caragh Sweeney, Niamh Flinter, Max Ross and Niamh Behan.  Lucy Ross took 4th place in the Open Individual competition.

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