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03 March 2010

Sports Roundup March 1

TOP STORY
Hard luck to our Junior Cup team who lost the quarter final of the Leinster Junior Cup to a fine Terenure College side. 

When facing one of the top Dublin schools in this competition, you need two things to happen: Them to have an off day and everything to go right for you and unfortunately neither of these happened.  We battled well throughout, refusing to give up the fight and were rewarded with a consolation try that definitely took the plaudits for try of the game.  Matthew Madigan raced clear from inside his own half to score his under the posts and then knock over the conversion.  The discipline of our boys had also to be admired and they were a credit to the school thoughout.  Final score Newbridge 7 Terenure 46.

Other Results: Sen 4 7 St Mary’s 17; Jun B 10 King’s Hospital 5; Inter A 68 Pres.Bray 5; Eller A 5 CBC 10; Eller B 27 CBC 0; Eller C 27 CBC 27-17.

HOCKEY
Congratulations to the senior 1st team on their tremendous victory over the Teresian School on a scoreline of 4-3. It was an amazing game with great skill shown from both sides. The girls played with great aggression and desire. WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!
The League final will take place in Three Rock Rovers on Granges Road on Thursday 4th of March. Time to be confirmed.

ATHLETICS
Congratulations to Claire Healion on winning a bronze at the Leinster Cross Country yesterday. Mike Healion was placed 13th and Rachael Smyth was 10th. These athletes now go on to the All Irelands in Cork on 13th March. Good luck to all!!

EQUESTRIAN
Congratulations to our competitors at the latest Interschools show jumping competition held in Wicklow on saturday the 27th february. They all jumped double clear rounds and our teams finished in 2nd and 4th place in the team competitions after the jump off round.. Competing on the day werre Alyssa O'Neill leanne O'Sullivan Ashley o'Sullivan and Carolyn Harty, Holly Hannigan, Clare Manning, Emily Beere Roisin McCarthy and Brid Conlan. Alyssa won the individual competition and was also 4th and Leanne came 6th.  Well done to all

Congratulations to the team that represented the College in Galway on the 14th February.  The team was one of only 3 teams to qualify for the jump off round. The team members were Carolyn Harty, Clare Manning and Una and Donal Delahunt. The team came 2nd overall. In the individual competition Carolyn came 2nd, Clare came 4th and Donal came 6th. Well done to all.
For the 2nd year running Alyssa O’Neill has been nominated by the Evening Herald as a school sports’ star of the week! This is for her performance to date on behalf of the College in the Individual Showjumping League competitions.

CANOEING
Congratulations to Newbridge College Canoe Club who raced in Celbridge on 20th February.   Kate Dillon who won gold in the girls over 15’s 8km race.  Zack O’Rourke and Conal Murphy won gold in the 5km race for pairs in the Open Canadian Class over 15’s and also congrats to the other 8 paddlers from the club, 5 of whom took part in their 1st race.  All finished the course.



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