Welcome back to another season of news, reviews and results for all of the sporting teams in Newbridge College. This year we also plan to have all our sporting news available on the school website (http://www.newbridge-college.ie) which is currently being revamped so make sure to keep up to date either online or in these pages. This will also help us to announce last minute cancellations and changes to Cup matches in the new year.
Well all of our students have just about settled back in to school life now and after a few quiet weeks of preparation, most of our teams were in action last week as the season well and truly underway.
Our SCT travelled to C.U.S. for their first game of the season and it was vital that we hit the ground running from the off as this was also our first Leinster League match. We had been let down a week earlier when another school cancelled a friendly which left us with no game before the league started. Unfortunately this did have an effect on our performance as we looked rusty at times and couldn’t really get going against an organised yet average opponent. We went down by 13 points to 3 and now must bounce back immediately when we host Kilkenny College in the College this Wednesday.
Our JCT hosted C.U.S. in the College and managed to avenge the senior result as they recorded big wins in both the A and the B games. The A’s racked up 47 points as they were far too strong for the Dublin school while the B’s were even more convincing winners, chalking up an 84:0 win. Well done lads, a great start to the League campaign and
The U16’s started their season with what looked like a tough tie away to Gonzaga College in the TY League. However we started very well and Sam Coughlin-Murray put us 5:0 up after some great team play. Conor Browne then knocked over an easy 3-pointer before Coughlin-Murray made it 13:0 with a fine effort from inside his own half. At this stage we were well on top, and Marcus Duke added another great try before half time when he broke clear from half way. Rob O’ Connor got through some great work in his first game at open side while Gary Burns was rock solid in his defensive duties at fullback. 22:0 at halftime. The second half brought more of the same with Coughlin-Murray finishing off his hat-trick while Adrian Dunne also crossed. Others to impress on the day were James Tracy, David Moynihan and Jake O’ Connor. The final score was 34:0. An away win is always welcome and this one really gets our season up and running while it also helped to put our some of our weaknesses which we can now focus on at training. Next up is Kilkenny College at home this Wednesday.
Inter A 19 Rockwell College 32; Inter A 10 Rockwell College 35
Eller A 14 St Mary’s A 7; Eller B 12 St Mary’s B 15; Eller C 7 St Mary’s C 14; Eller D 0 St Mary’s D 32.