TOP STORYEQUESTRIAN - ANOTHER CLEAN SWEEP FOR EQUESTRIAN TEAMSATURDAY 3rd Oct - One Day Event Championships held in Kilossery
Win at the One Day Event Championships Team Event with Amy Carroll, Cian Springate, Peter Dillon and Alanna Kelly. Cian Springate also won the Open Individual Competiton.
SUNDAY 4th Oct – Show Jumping League held in Warrington E.C. hosted by Kilkenny College
Newbridge College won all 4 Events on the day to the complete shock of the Host School as this has never been done before in the history of the competition.
Novice Team Competition started the day with Sophie Carroll, Leah Heffernan, Niamh Flinter, and Leah Ross representing the college. There were 18 teams and with all 4 of our riders getting clears in both arenas we went into the jump off along with 3 other teams. Leah Ross and Leah Heffernan went into the jump off and were the only team with two clears and a very fast time proving unbeatable again this week and winning the compeition.
Sophie Carroll then went on to win the novice individual competition with leah Ross coming 3rd and Niamh Flinter coming 5th.
We had two teams in the Open Team Compeition , White Team: Caragh Sweeney, Amy Carroll, Daniel Fitzgerald and Sarah Behan, Black Team: Caoimhe Sweeney, Hanna Begley, Emily O'Brien, and Rachel Ross. The technical track in the indoor arena proved too difficult for most of the 24 teams with only 6 proceeding to the jump off including both Newbridge Teams. With some very brave riding by our 4 riders Daniel, Caragh, Hanna and Rachel, keeping all the poles up, the White team of Caragh, Amy, Daniel and Sarah won the prestigious White Cup by a matter of seconds over the 2nd Newbridge Team. Fantastic result. Newbridge 1st and 2nd.
Daniel Fitzgerald went on to the win the Open Individual with Caragh Sweeney taking 4th place which meant a clean sweep by Newbridge College again this week.
SCT 15 Wesley College 3
JCT 45 Wesley 0
The Juniors continued with another league win on the road to Wesley this week.
Newbridge played up the hill and into a wind in the first half but still demonstrated complete control in this fixture from start to finish.
Captain Rob Scully opened the scoring for Newbridge in the eighth minute with a well worked pack try and this was converted by Jack Doyle. Roe Burns got Newbridge’s second in the corner five minutes later. Oisin Halpin's try was by far the try of the game. Newbridge won their own line-out inside their 22. Harry Quirke took a great line off Jack Doyle and made a great break. The ball was moved wide quickly off the ruck that formed. The forwards quickly sealed and the ball was popped to Oisin halpin around the corner who ran 30 metres to touch down. Jack Doyle converted. Ethan Lyons secured the bonus point for Newbridge before half time with a well finished try under the posts. Jack Doyle converted.
Newbridge picked up where they left off after the break and ran in three more tries courtesy of Sam Cahill, Dan O' Connor and Harry Quirke. Ethan Lyons converted one and John Shanahan converted another. Players that stood out for Newbridge were Oisin Halpin, Mark Moynihan, Rob Scully, Jack Doyle, Harry Quirke and Sam Cahill.
Other Results: Senior 2nds 12 Wesley 7; U16’s 45 Pres Bray 5; Junior A 45 Wesley 0; Inter A 14 Belvedere 24; Inter B 7 Belvedere 21; Inter C 10 Belvedere 45.
Eller Blitz v Belvedere Played 10, won 7 lost 3.
The Juniors made the journey up to Mount Anville to play their second league game. Unfortunately it was a loss for the Newbridge side 5-0. Mount Anville opened the scoring with a score from a hit across the base line and sweeped it in at the post. Newbridge then had a few opportunities but couldn't turn into scores. Mount Anville pressed hard which led to their second goal from play. Newbridge received a few short corners but once again couldn't convert. Mount Anville finished the half with a short corner goal which was swept from the top of the D.
Newbridge heads were starting to drop. During the second half Mount Anville scored two more goals, one from play and one from a short corner. Once again the Newbridge girls did receive opportunities but unfortunately couldn't score. The match finished 5-0 to Mount Anville. The girls tried their best but unfortunately they couldn't get the result they wanted. Not a great way to start the league but the girls will push harder and try their best for better results as they're a very strong team with great capability.
Minor A v Mount Anvolle
Bad day at the races for Minor A's losing out to Mount Anville with a 3 nil defeat. Newbridge seemed nervous as this was their first away game. They didn't settle early as they've done in previous games. Back to the drawing board today to prepare for next game!