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06 March 2012

Sports Roundup March 2

Congrats to our Senior Cup team on winning the Vinny Murray Cup on Wednesday with a 20 points to 13 win over St Andrew’s in Templeville Road.

This was the first time that we have won this competition since its commencement in 2003 so very well done to all involved.

The Juniors faced St Mary's College in the Junior Cup quarter finals on Thursday after a long wait since their first game against Roscrea.  Training during that period had gone well but there is no replacement for the real thing and the lads were raring to go come kick off time.  The early exchanges were ferocious with both teams trying to grab the upper hand.  We were guilty of a few silly penalties early on which meant we had to defend in our 22 on three separate occasions.  Thankfully we managed to keep our line in tact with Tom O'Neill, Paul Condon and Oisin Larkin in great tackling form.  When we did get into scoring range, we retained the ball well but we still gave away a few unnecessary penalties.  However, off a lineout we split Mary's wide open and outhalf Jimmy O'Brien ran clear to score a great try.  Gavin Burke knocked over the conversion for a 7:0 lead.  Just before half time we doubled our lead when good backline defence saw us turn over the ball on halfway.  We kept the ball alive and Jake Howlett finished off with a try in the corner.  Burke drained the conversion which was on his wrong side and from way out on the touchline.  Halftime 14:0 to Newbridge
The second half was a different game with St Mary's using the wind advantage very well.  We were pinned back in our own 22 and were finding it very difficult to get out.  Ciaran Callan was immense in his ball carrying while our back three of Burke,  Ruairi Cleary and James Healy were excellent under the high ball.  We conceeded a try midway through the half which brought the score to 14:5, and then with 5 to go it was game on when St Mary's broke clear from their own 22 to score a great try which they converted for 14:12.  While we conceeded two tries we still felt like the game was ours for the taking and we went on the offensive to keep the ball away from our line.  Finally after a St Mary's knock on, we kicked the ball out of play for what was overall a derserved victory.  We now face Terenure College in the Junior Cup semi-final on Thursday 15th March in Donnybrook at 3pm.

Newbridge College Senior 4th’s showed great effort and commitment against a much bigger and stronger Colongowes side, refusing to give up until the final whisle. Although the final score was 36 – 15 in favour of Clongowes, all the Newbridge players did themselves and their school proud with their never die attitudes and tireless work ethic. 

Other results: Senior 1st 20 St. Andrew’s 13, Junior B 41 DLS Churchtown 5.

1st year boys - Congratulations to the 1st year boys basketball team who had a convincing victory again Nenagh CBS 42 points to 6.

Congratulations to the show jumping team who came 2nd at the Interschools Competition in Crossmaglen on Saturday February 18th.  The team members were Aoife Murphy, Hannah Sutton, Karen Casey and Alannah Murphy.  Alannah was also 2nd in the Individual competition.
Congratulations to the show jumping team which came 3rd at the Interschools league competition in Wicklow on saturday 25th February. The team members were Gillian Wall, Allannah Murphy, Lauren Heffernana and Emma O'Callaghan. Congratulations also to Aoife Murphy, Maedhbh Brassill and Megan Flanagan who were 2nd, 3rd and 6th in the individual competition.

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