After a summer of Olympic glory for the country at both the Summer Games and also the Paralympics,
everyone was itching to get up and running in our extra-curricular programme once again. But firstly we must congratulate past pupil Helen Kearney on her wonderful achievements in the Paralympics. Helen has who a silver and two bronze medals for her country in the Equestrian dressage competitions and we are all extremely proud and delighted for her.
Over the school year, we will try to keep you up to date with all the goings on of our many teams across all of our sporting activities. If you are involved in any way and would like to see some piece of news appear in these pages, please e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to include everything that we recieve.
The Senior rugby 1sts got their season underway on Wednesday with the visit of Kilkenny. The College got off to a great start in this annual season opener with Niall Delahunt touching down on 3 minutes following a great jinking run. Mark Sutton failed to add the extras. This was followed by some very positive play from the College and some good defense from Kilkenny, however, the College would only get one more score in the half….but what a score! Delahunt caught a Kilkenny clearing kick inside his own half, ran at the kick-chasers, stepped 4 black and red jerseys and when finally tackled offloaded the ball to his left. Running a great supporting line, Ivan Briody collected the pass, rounded the right wing and on to touch down under the posts on 17 minutes. Sutton turned five into seven. Kilkenny brought the half to a close with a penalty to leave it 12-3 at the break. The second half saw some solid play from the College but again they were made work very hard for their scores. On 62 minutes the College came within metres of the visitor’s line. From the resulting ruck, Cormac Nugent picked and crashed over with Oisin McKnight and Brian Mooney giving a helping hand. Kilkenny were not without their opportunities or territory throughout the game and finally got some reward on 66 minutes with an unconverted try. But it was the College who had the last word. Some very good work by the forwards and strong running by the backs finished with Patrick Kyne forcing his way over the line. As Jack Coghlan-Murray’s conversion dropped short the final whistle went and the College had a 24-8 victory. Special mention goes to Conor Doyle and Oisin McKnight.
Our U16’s travelled to Kilkenny for the first match of the season and recorded a facile 59 points to 10 win. All of our points came in the first 23 mins with Jake Howlett bagging three tries, Jimmy O’Brien getting two, and there was one a piece for Jack Murphy, Mark Delaney, Brian Larkin and Will McDonald. O’Brien also kicked five conversions, while Ciaran Callan converted two. We mixed things up a little after the break and the game turned into quite a good contest. Others to impress on the day were Paul Condon in the second row and Liam Farrell who played at first centre.
Other Results: Senior 2nd’s 10 Kilkenny 20; Junior A 42 Kilkenny 10; Junior B 12 Kilkenny 43; Eller Blitz v Kilkenny Won 23, Drew 2 Lost 0.
Congratulations to Eoin Hyland 2nd Year, who won the John K Young Sponsored Golf Competition at the Curragh Golf Club on August 8th last, with a score of 41 points. He also came 2nd in the Captain’s Prize at the Curragh Golf Club on August 22nd.