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20 October 2008

Sports Update 20th October

Congrats to Minor A team who beat St Maryís of Naas 5-1. 

Goals scored by Roisin Flynn, Phoebe Jennings & Roisin Burns.  Great performance by all team members! 
Other result: Junior C v St. Josephís Cluney 0-3. 
Commiserations to the Minor B Hockey Team who lost 1-4 to Mount Anville.  All the girls played extremely well and showed great determination throughout the game.  Outstanding performances fro Kate Walsh, Maedbh Conlan and Shauna Howard.

Our Juniorís traveled to Bird Avenue to take on C.U.S. in their third league match.  With one win and one loss so far this was a crucial game for us.  Unfortunately we started poorly and were 14:0 down with only 10 minutes on the clock.  We then took control of the game but failed to turn our territorial advantage into points.  Time after time the Dublin school were penalized for various infringements and time after time we decided against kicking the points, feeling that we were getting closer and closer to crossing for the try.  This is something that will have to change to future matches so that we ensure that we stay in touch of our opponents on the scoreboard. 
We again started the second half well and were rewarded when Phil Oí Neill crossed for a great team score.  This looked to have finally got the point across that team rugby was the way forward.  However this turned out not to be the case as we imploded from the resulting kick off.  We decided to try to run from our own line and even though numerous players had the opportunity to clear our lines, we eventually lost the ball and C.U.S. crossed for a try to end the game as a contest.  The final score was 29:7 in what was a disappointing display from a group of players who individually have great ability.  We potentially could be a great side if we can learn to play more as a team so itíll be some tough days of training ahead.  But make no mistake, this team could still achieve great things this season.

Following the disappointing loss to Clongowes last week (17-12), the Inter Aís were adamant to get back to their winning ways. The opposition this week was St. Pats of Navan. In the early stages of the match, Newbridge dominated the game and looked quite comfortable, converting possession to scores and at one stage were leading 17 -0. Tries coming from Ed Wynne and Jack Coghlan Murray. The boys from Navan then came into the game putting a lot of pressure on the home side at the breakdown. They got 2 unanswered tries. In the second half the game was quite balanced overall and it wasnít until the last ten minutes that Newbridge were able to break down the Pats defense. A try from captain Ivan Briody and another from Jack Coghlan Murray left the final score at 27-17.

The Inter Bís also took on St. Pats of Navan in the college grounds.  It was a good day for rugby and both teams gave it their all.  Pats scored first after both teams had sustained pressure inside the opposing 22.  It wasnít long before Newbridge got the bit between their teeth and by half time the score read 7-5 Newbridge.  The second half was again like the first tough and physical however we managed to put 3 tries on the score board this time.  Scorers: Tries David Wall X2, John Ennis and Ronan Mc Donald. It was a good team performance with Eugene Price, Eoghan Murphy, Brian Mooney, David Wall, Mark Winters, Luke Tai and Sean Healy giving fine displays  

Other results: Senior League Senior 1st 22 C.U.S. 20; Senior 2nd 24 Marian College 1st 7; Junior B 12 C.U.S. 24; Inter A 27 St. Patís Navan 10; Inter B 22 St. Patís Navan 10.

Well done to our U19 Boys soccer team who beat Clane CS by 5 goals to 2 in the midlands league.  This means that so far we have one win and one draw to our credit with one league match to play against Prosperous next week.  Another good performance would see us through to the semi finalís of the competition.

Hard luck to the U19 girls team who found Blessington far too strong in their second league match.  Unfortunately, this loss means that we are out of this yearís competition.  Special word of thanks to captain Dee Keane for all her assistance in running the team this year.

Well done to the girls U16 team who had an impressive win over  St Josephs of Granard last week with a score of 32-12.  They now are the winners of their Midland League Pool and will play in the Quarter Finals in Nov.


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