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29 September 2017

Sports Roundup Friday September 2017

Senior 2nds v St Michael’s
The Senior 2nd XV headed to leafy Ailsbury Road this week for a game against St. Michael's. 

The conditions were going to test everyone as for the second Wednesday in a row persistent rain was the order of the day.  A tight first half saw the hosts take a ten point lead into the break with the score 15-5.  Tom Rynne coordinated the College defense well, Jack Banahan carried hard and Ruairi Finan and Ethan Lyons both tactically kicked well.  Ryan Leahy put huge pressure on the Dublin side in the lineout stealing three lineouts and forcing a number of overthrows.  The College came close to scoring 10 minutes into the second half but knocked on close to the line.  But as the game wore on the physicality of the St. Michael's side told and scores late on saw them run out 34-5 winners.  The game saw a number of positives but also a number of work-ons for the side.  Other notable mentions for Zack O'Reilly and Cormac Stopes.

Inters v Clongowes

Our Inters hosted Clongowes in two games on Wednesday.  In the A game, we were up against a very strong Clongwowes team who had plenty of danger and strength throughout their side. In truth, they bossed the first half and led 32 nil at the break but not primarily down to being the stronger side. We didn’t show the same level of hard work and commitment that our vistitors did throughout the 30 mins. In the second half, we showed much more of what is expected from a Newbridge College team and scored three tries.  The stand out players on a difficult day were Paddy Stapleton, Fionn Ennis and Cael Chanders.

Other Results:
Junior C 33 St Michael’s 50; Inter B 10 Clongowes 32.


Senior 2nds 4 Kilkenny 0
Really strong performance overall today. Solid in attack and defence. A number of circle penetrations in the first half but only yielded one goal before half time. The girls were a lot more clinical in the second half and scored a couple of excellent team goals.

Other Results: Senior 3rds 1 Kilkenny 3; 1st Yr A 3 Wesley 7; 1st Yr B 5 Wesley 3; Four other 1st Yr Teams v Wesley: 3:1, 2:4, 0:3, 3:0.

Congratulations to the athletes on some fine performances on Day 1 of the Cross Country League yesterday. Results are as follows: Kate Nurse 1st U.19, U.17 girls - Sinead Healion 10th, Jodi Flanagan 16th, Sophie Carroll 18th and Roisin O' Conor 20th. Peter Hamilton 6th U17, U. 15's Hugh Hamilton 13th, Eddie Mulrooney 19th, Cormac O'Neill 21st and Ethan Travers 23rd. Well done to all the other athletes who were also well placed.
Reminder to all athletes that the in house Cross Country League takes place tomorrow evening on the pitches. All are welcome.

Newbridge College hosted its own show in Coilog Equestrian Centre on Sunday the 24th of September.

3rd: Open Teams: Anna Kelly, Niamh Behan, Conor Cassidy, Alanna Kelly,
5th: Open Teams: Max Ross, Lucy Ross, Rachel Ross, Leah Ross
1st:  Open Individual : Niamh Flinter  2nd: Caragh Sweeney
Leah Heffernan took a qualifying spot for the 1.10cms final in Mullingar.

3rd:  Novice Teams: Lauren Doyle, Ciara Harris, Sophie O'Neill, Andrew Carroll
6th:  Novice Teams: Kate Moloney, Jodie Zebedee, Aoife Keane, Niamh Flinter.
6th:  Novice Individual: Jodi Zebede

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