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10 October 2014

Sports Roundup Friday 9th October 2014

Sports Roundup Friday 9th October 2014

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SCT 31 The Kings Hospital 1
Our Senior team entertained Kings Hospital in the College last Wednesday in what was a very open game. 

We started very well and having squandered two early chances, Tim Murphy crossed for the opening score, Colm Doyle converted.  Soon afterwards, Jake Howlett crossed for a second before Rob Buckley slipped a tackle to break the whitewash for the third time.  Doyle converted for a 19:0 and we are flying.  Our defensive discipline was outstanding with Jordan Duggan and Connor Johnson putting in some big hits where necessary.  In attack, Howlett made some excellent breaks which we probably should have turned into even more scores but our support play was found wanting at times.
In the second half, we failed to find the same fluency and while Buckley scored his second and our fourth try of the game, it came in between two Kings Hospital tries.  Both of these could have been prevented as we were comfortable in defence for the majority of the game but our systems broke down on two occasions.  24:14. We did finish the game on a high and when Doyle broke from the back of a ruck, he offloaded to Howlett who was on hand to score under the posts for our fifth and final try.  Others to impress on the day were Mark Delaney and Brian Larkin who was making his welcome return to the team after injury.  This makes it two wins from two in the league and we now face Roscrea away next week which should provide a much sterner test.  

RUGBY
Newbridge 50 – Wesley 0
The Newbridge Junior A squad turned in a great performance on Wednesday to comfortably sweep aside Wesley College. Greg O Neill was the star of the show running in a hat-trick of tries on the day. The back were given lots of room out wide with some dominant forward play from the Newbridge pack as they continually sucked in Wesley defenders. Nathan Mullen and captain Thomas Grant carried some excellent early ball with the former being rewarded for a first half try. Newbridge made plenty of changes at the break which effected the tempo of the game early in the second half. Once subs Jack Doyle, Jack Banahan and Rob Scully found their stride the Newbridge dominance continued to the whistle. The boys will be out again next Wednesday in an away match to St Gerrard’s Bray.

Inters v Belvedere
The Inters went to Belvedere on Wednesday and both A's and B's lost by one converted try in entertaining and tough encounters.  The A's lost 24-17 with try's coming from Ro Burns (2) and Ryan Mullins.  Despite being down some key players through injury Newbridge really put it up to a big, powerful Belvedere pack.  Players that stood out for Newbridge were Jack Ryan, Finn O Brien and Micheal O Connor in the pack and Daniel Caulfield, Ryan Mullins and David Higgins in the backs.
The B's lost to a last minute try in what was a pulsating game which ebbed and flowed throughout. Try's came From Daire Timmons, Aaron McNeilis, Fionn Walsh and Jack O Connor.  Best for Newbridge on the day were Timmons, James Hughes and Victor Gillen in the pack and Oisin Halpin, Aaron McNeilis and Jamie Clyne in the backs.
Newbridge Inter C ' s suffered a heavy defeat to a very strong and physical Belvedere side this week.  Belvedere chose to play down the hill in the first half.  Although Newbridge created some very good chances it was Belvo that took their chances running in 8 tries and converting 5.  The game finished 50 - 0

Other Results: Junior A 50 Wesley 0; Senior 2nds 17 Kings Hospital 33; U16 A 17 St Gerards 24; Eller Blitz A/B: Won 3 Drew 2 Lost 1   Eller Blitz Black/White: Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 4

HOCKEY

Junior 1sts 2 Mount Temple 1
Newbridge girls welcomed Mount Temple to their Home Turf this week and were hoping to notch up a 2nd league win.  This game started very tentatively with both sides trying to put their stamp on the game.  Newbridge were first to score with a lovely ball through from Rachel Mc Mullen to Jenny Kelly who skilled the Mount Temple sweeper and laid off the ball to Rachel again who buried it in the back of the net.  A goal up at half time but the College knew they could not ease up with Mount Temple having a few scoring chances but our goalkeeper Caroline Kane kept us ahead with some critical clearances.  Half way through the second half Newbridge got a short corner and Kate Hannon struck the ball sweetly and scored a second for the College.  Newbridge still had to work for everything with all credit to Mount Temple who scored a goal in the dying minutes.  The girls meet Mount Sackville in their next league encounter and will also have a Junior Cup second round game before the mid term break this draw has yet to take place.

Other Results: Minor B 3 Santa Sabena     1;Senior 1 0 Our Lady’s 1; Senior 2 0 Our Lady’s 4.

ATHLETICS
The results of last week’s Knockbeg College Race are as follows. The Newbridge College teams presently hold the following positions:
Minor Girls - Division 2 - 7th
Junior Girls - Division 1 - 2nd
Inter Girls - Division 1 - 1st
Senior Girls - Division 1- A Team 3rd, B Team 5th.
Minor Boys - A Team Division 1 - 3rd, B Team Division 3 - 4th
Junior Boys - Division 3 - 5th
Inter Boys - Division 1 - 4th
Senior Boys - Division 2 - 2nd.
Congratulations to all

EQUESTRIAN
Another great weekend for the Novice team of Caragh Sweeney, Anna Kelly, Daniel Fitzgerald and Sarah Buckley who came 3rd on Sunday in Warrington EC, Kilkenny.  Caragh Sweeney went on to take 1st in the Novice individuals with Anna Kelly hot on her heals taking 2nd.  Daniel Fitzgerald came 1st in the open Individuals with 2nd place taken by Jack Ross. Great for the Newbridge riders to take 1st and 2nd in both competitons.


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