09 September 2016
Sports Roundup Friday 9th August 2016
RUGBYSCT 5 Glenstal Abbey 17
The Seniors headed to Murroe in Limerick this week to take on GlenstalThe early stages were dominated by the physically bigger Glenstal team but as the game went on the College grew into it. Although both sides showed some good play, they would only have a missed penalty each in scoring attempts to leave it nil all at the break.
The second half saw more of the same tight game until a couple forced subs came soon after a couple of unforced subs for the College. These changes gave the hosts the chance to sneak though for the opening try. They followed up soon with a second and a mountain was rising in front the College. But with their Provincial players missing and a number of non-starters due to injury, the College battled hard and were rewarded when Louis Younge broke from a tap penalty and ran 45 metres to dot down in the corner.
A good performance saw the team leaving with a 17-5 defeat.
JCT 63 Glenstal 12
The Juniors also travelled to Glenstal for this week's game and after a very physical start, we took the lead when John Shanahan spotted a gap in the defence and duly exploited the opportunity to score a fine try which he also converted. Glenstal hit back with a fine 1st phase try, admittedly in the presence of some poor defending on our part. Soon Glenstal were in the lead when they broke clear again for another quality try and looked in control, although aided by a strong breeze. However, we regrouped and Donal Conroy finished off a great period of possession, Shanahan converted for a 14:12 half time lead.
In the second half, we played the conditions very well, choosing the right time to kick and then chasing hard to put pressure on Glenstal. Within 5 minutes Conor McGroary had scored twice from close in, Shanahan had converted both and the score was 28:12. This ended the game as a contest and while the hosts made plenty of changes, further tries from Michael Somers, Jack O'Connor (2), Geoff McNelis and another from Shanahan, we recorded a fine 63:12 win. Sam Cahill took over goal kicking and converted 4 out of 4 while Shanahan finished with 5 from 5, one which was way out on the sideline.
Others to impress on the day were Chris Hart and Dan Silke-Fetherstone.Inters v Castleknock
Newbridge College Inter A's hosted Castleknock College this week. The first half saw Newbridge really struggle to get any hold on the game. Castleknock's large pack and pacey backline crossed four times without reply leaving the half time score 24 - 0 to Castleknock. The second half was like watching a completely different game, with a massive improvement in both Newbridge's defence and attack. Newbridge dominated possession and territory. Zia Ahmed finally opened Newbridge's account in the 46th minute with a try. Ben Watson added a second two minutes later. Castleknock got a fourth shortly before Tiego Dennehy got his first and Newbridge's third. Two of these tries were converted by Sam Prendergast. The game finished with a try to Castleknock to leave the final score reading Newbridge 19 Castleknock 36.
Newbridge College Inter B team get their season off on the right foot against a very strong Castleknock outfit. Newbridge had a great start when Aaron Kraus scored a try on two minutes following some excellent forward play. However the lead was short lived as Castleknock had a try and conversion of their own inside ten minutes. Both teams again traded scores on seventeen and twenty minutes before Niall Majury finished off the first half scoring with a try on twenty three minutes to leave the half time score Newbridge College 15 Castleknock 12. Newbridge piled on the pressure early in the second half and were rewarded fort heir efforts when James Sheedy scored two unanswered tries and Cathal Brophy successfully converted the second. Castleknock never gave up and got a try back with eight minutes left. On the last play of the game Newbridge finished with a try from Conall Brinkley to leave the final score Newbridge College 32 Castleknock 19. Best on the day were; Eoin Crehan, James Sheedy and Cathal Brophy
The Inter C's had their first outing of the season against Castleknock on Wednesday and won the game in comprehensive fashion, 55-20. It was a try fest from the first minute with some excellent open rugby played by both teams throughout. Best for Newbridge on the day were Christopher Leech, John Henry, Oscar Mower, Patrick Treacy, captain Gary Maguire and Charlie Connell, who played his first game in the black and white jersey.
The Eller division
played Roscrea in a 10 a side blitz and won 9 and lost 1 game on the day.