Tuesday 5th November
Basketball. The Senior boys won their match today 25-20 They were playing an away fixture in Mountmellick.
Wednesday 6th November,
Hockey. The Senior A Girls Hockey team won their match 2-0 against St. Joseph’s, Cluny . The girls played strongly throughout the match. In the first ten minutes, Eunice sent in a lovely ball to Emily who then scored. The game was very back and forth on the pitch but the girls in defence remained strong and Alex always managed to get the ball up the pitch whenever we got a free.
In the second half the game was very equal. Aramide played excellently and scored a goal after bringing the ball to the goals while being chased after. The girls played excellently for the first competitive match on our new hockey pitch. Well done!!
The Junior Girls played Mount Sackville. The Wilson’s hockey girls set the pace of the game from the start. Within ten minutes we were 1-0 up , a ball from midfield by Rose to Ameera on the right wing. Ameera made a great chase down to keep the ball in to pass to Sarah in the D to connect with a great goal.
The back line played very tactically with super marking. Brianna was completely dependable when any ball entered the back line . The Midfields worked hard feeding ball into the forwards. Another goal came for the Wilson’s girls as Aoibhin held the centre and passed into forwards where Sarah connected again for a second goal. Mount Sackville continued to try and get a goal but Ealga kept her cool in goals and kept her line clear.
A super game and the girls were commended by the Mount Sackville coach on their team work and spatial awareness.
Rugby. Wilson’s 1st year boys rugby team travelled to Maynooth University on Wednesday to play Salesian College of Cellbridge. The game started at a rip roaring pace, which led to Darren catching the ball on his own ten metre line and running the length to dot down for the team’s first score. Darren soon added another with a scintillating run to which David converted. The opposition then settled into the tie and replied with a well-worked score down the left hand touchline by their illusive number 8. Both sides fought tirelessly at ruck time, none more so than Callum, George and Fintan. This hard work paved the way for another try by Darren. Salesian’s continued to battle hard and worked another score through their back line finishing in the opposite corner of the pitch. This was converted and the score was 19-14 at the interval.
After the break, Wilson’s continued to apply pressure on the Salesian’s try line. John worked really well at ruck time and spread the ball really well at scrum half, Ignacio (Team Captain) looked menacing every time he had the ball and Yaw was very destructive with ball in hand. Killian handled the pack and back line very well and had great control at all times. Wilson’s won a penalty late on in the game, Callum quick tapped the ball, ran through several defenders and squared it to Josh. Josh showed a clean pair of heels and evaded the full back to score Wilson’s fourth try of the game. David split the posts once again for the conversion. Off the resulting kick off, Harry, Sean, Alex and Bligh interlinked really well to release George, who batted his way around to the wing. George then showed some real attacking prowess and scored another try for the side. Darren decided to jump in on the act once more and scored his fourth of the day. David tapped over the extras. Salesian’s battled on and scored three tries in the second half. The final score was 38-31.
This was a brilliant game to watch, and the students really enjoyed playing on the pristine pitch and top class facilities Maynooth University had to offer.
Hockey. The Senior A Girls Hockey team won their match 2-0 against St. Josephs Cluny . The girls played strongly throughout the match. In the first ten minutes, Eunice sent in a lovely ball to Emily who then scored. The game was very back and forth on the pitch but the girls in defence remained strong and Alex always managed to get the ball up the pitch whenever we got a free. In the second half the game was very equal. Aramide played excellently and scored a goal after bringing the ball to the goals while being chased after. The girls played excellently for the first competitive match on our new hockey pitch. Well done girls!!
Thursday 7th November.
8 students from Forms 2 and 3 travelled to UCD Belfield Campus for the second round of the UCD Junior School Debates. The motions were “This House Regrets the Rise of Reality TV” and “This House Would Ban Animal Testing”.
Sarah and Andrea, from Form 3, placed 2nd in their set of schools, their highest achievement to date. Competition was intense, with teams from a mix of private and public schools across the country in the various groups. Charlotte and Oisin from Form 2, and Caoimhe, Aimee, Kitty and Roisin from Form 3, also received good feedback from judges.
Round 3 will be on Thursday 17 November.