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08 October 2016

Sports Roundup Friday 7th October 2016


Leinster Senior League SCT v Castleknock
The Senior 1sts opened their League campaign with a trip to Castleknock on Wednesday.

An early missed penalty by Luke Maloney was followed by one kicked by the home side. The College grew into the game and some great forwards work was topped off with a try from Paddy Ryan. A breakout 5 metres from the College try line minutes later saw Daniel O'Connor make an 80 metre run and score under the posts. A Maloney made it 12-3 at the break.
The second half saw the College take the lion share of possession but it would be the home side who were more clinical. Three unconverted tries, the third with just minutes to go as the College pushed for a winner, saw them run out 18-12 winners.

The Senior Seconds were in Castleknock too. Tries from Daragh Ryan, Louis Younge and Cillian McCarthy along with a penalty and conversion from Dan Caulfield saw the Seconds run out 20-10 winners.

Leinster Junior League JCT v Castleknock
The Juniors travelled to Castleknock for their first game of this year's Leinster League and got the perfect start when Donal Conroy finished off some great interplay. We scored a second try after a superb break by a Cormac King got us close to the line and then great hands saw Marcus Kiely score in the corner. Castleknock grew into the game for the remainder of the half and were definitely winning the breakaway area although Conor McGroary was giving as good as he got.

We sprung to life at the start of the second half scoring tries through McGroary from close range and then Conroy scored from inside our half. both were converted for a 26:0 lead. You would have forgiven Castleknock for throwing in the towel at this stage but to their credit they came storming back into the game. Their excellent work at the breakdown began to bear fruit as they forced turnovers and spread the ball very effectively. Then we had a player yellow carded for a penalty close to our line, and in the following 5 mins 'Knock scored twice... 26:12 and game on. Momentum is a very powerful force in rugby and soon it was 26:17 with 10 mins to play. We made a few changes and refocused on playing the last 10 mins as if the game was 0:0.
We put an excellent set of phases together and Michael Somers finished off another fine team try. Cahill converted and we closed out the end of the game 33:17. Others to shine for Newbridge in what was in the end a fine away league win were Peter Leavy and Jamie Gaire.

Inters v Belvedere
The Inter teams played Belvedere College A,B and C games on Wednesday last. The A's followed up their win against Clongowes last week with another good performance and victory against one of the big names in schools rugby. They won with tries from Cathal Brophy(x2), Zia Ahmed and the impressive James Sheedy. There were other strong performances from Zia Ahmed, Tiago Dennehy and Andrew Rynne. Next up is another big name in Terenure.

Newbridge College Inter B's hosted Belvedere College in their third game of the season. For all but 10 minutes in the second half Newbridge dominated in every element of this game. Newbridge were both strong and aggressive in defence.
Their productive attack was built on a quick recycling game with plenty of offloading in the tackle.
Newbridge ran in 5 tries in the first half and 4 in the second courtesy of Max Breen (2), Conaill Brinkley, Eoin Creehan, Chris Leech, Lorcan Hyland, Fintan O' Malley and David Heffernan (2). Sam Prendergast converted 8 out of the 9 tries to leave the final score reading 61 - 12 to Newbridge College. It would be unfair to mention any individual player as this was such a good team performance.
We'll done boys, roll on Terenure next week!

The Inter C went down 27-12 to Belvedere college. They got off to a great start with an early try from Donal Whelan but some missed tackles were to let them down. They finished strong with a try and conversion from the very impressive Chris Nason. Other players that stood out on the day were Fintan O'Malley, Jamie Scanlon and Oscar Mower.

Ellers v Belvedere
The Eller As travelled to Belvedere for their first away match of the season on Wednesday last. We raced into an early lead through quick tries from Harry Farrell and Pierce Fata. The Newbridge backs were well on top and looked dangerous every time the ball was moved wide. Further tries from Calum Corcoran and a second from Farrell stretched the lead into a commanding one. The home side hit back courtesy of a length of the pitch effort from their winger. Corcoran got his second just before half time after some excellent ball retention from the visitors. The second half continued in a similar fashion with Kieran Kelly, Peter Hamilton, Robbie Dillon and Sam Fitzgibbon getting on the scoresheet. Dillon's try was the pick of the bunch as the ball travelled through a number of sets of hands before Zack Zebedee sniped down the short side and sent the full back over with a lovely inside pass.  Final score Belvedere 7 - 53 Newbridge

Newbridge started well with an early try from Cael Chanders driving over the line which was superbly converted by Mark King. Newbridge continued their dominance scoring again through Mark Young in the corner. Belvo brought it back to within a try when they got in the corner. However newbridge in the second half converted their dominance with a string of tries from Sam Mulrooney with excellent running.  Other tires by Ethan Travers  With an excellent conversion by Tom Coleman. Newbridge led 29-5 and belvo got 2 break away tries to bring it back to 29-15 but newbridge had the main share of the ball throughout the game and deserved the win.

The Eller blacks had a great 1st away win of the season against belvedere. The first half was a very tight affair with both sides battling hard for possession. Diarmuid Corcoran showed great pace and strength following great back play to score Newbridge's first two tries to leave a half time score of 10-10. Belvo started the better in the second half and were leading 15-10 with 10 minutes to go. The C blacks then showed their determination and following sustained pressure in the Belvo 22 Daniel McMullen scored under the post. Following great work at ruck time by Dan McMullen and Tommy Whelan, Ronan Conroy made a great break and beat 3 tacklers to get the winning score. He duly converted to leave a final score of 24-15.

Other Results: Junior B 17 Castleknock 43; Eller White 5 Belvedere 35


Results for Show jumping Teams
The Novice Team of Max Ross, Ella Kelly, Charlie ODwyer and Kate Maloney came 2nd after a very exciting jump off.  Lucy Ross when on to take 2nd in the Individuals with Max Ross 4th.  
The Open Team of Emily O Brien, Caragh Sweeney, Conor Cassidy and Leah Ross came 4th in the Open competition with Niamh Flinter taking 4th in the Open Individuals.  The open team of Sophie Carroll, Leah Heffernan, Niamh Flinter and Rachel Ross took best turned out.

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