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Sports & Extra-Curricular Activities Round-Up 15th - 20th May 2011

Thursday 19th May.

Rugby. The U15 Boys team finished up their league with a rugby blitz between the two top schools in the league today - St. Patricks Classical School, Navan and Wilson's Hospital School. Three games were played between all the players of both squads and in the end the schools were equal and shared the trophy. This team has had an excellent season. Congratulations to the players and their coach, Arthur Dempsey. More details soon.

Sunday 15th May.

Athletics. 14 students from Wilson's Hospital School took part in the Westmeath Juvenile Athletics Championship and came away with a very successful 18 medals. Victoria won three gold in 100m, Long Jump and Shot Putt. Mervyn took four medals in 100m, Long Jump, 800m and Shot Putt. Stephanie also took three medals gold, silver and bronze in U13 Ball Throw, Long Jump and Shot Putt. Mukaile took a gold in Shot Putt and a silver in 600m. Kristina took 2 - gold in Long Jump and bronze in Shot Putt. Becky and Hilary took medals in U15 and U14 Shot Putt. Last but not least, Davon and Zac took gold and silver in the U16 Shot Putt. Well done to everyone concerned and their coach Andy McKeon.


Sports & Extra-Curricular Activities Round-Up 8th - 13th May 2011.

Wednesday 11th May.

Rugby. Barry, Darren, Daniel, Arthur, Andrew and Conor took part in Leinster Section 'A' Schools rugby trials on two occasions this week. They all enjoyed the experience. Congratulations to Darren and Daniel who have been selected to train with the Leinster Section 'A' schools team during the summer.

Soccer. The Senior Boys' team played their last game of the season away aginst St. Michael's, Dublin. The game was played in UCD. It ended 4 - 1 to St. Michael's with the Wilson's goal coming from Ivan.

Cricket. The U14 boys and the 1st Year girls were in action today. The U14 boys were playing Sandford Park in a Leinster League match. They bowled first with some really good efforts from Craig and Mark. All of the Wilson's players batted well. Craig also batted well getting a six and Jamie got the top score of 22 runs. The 1st Year girls played their league game against The King's Hospital School. It was a very pleasant match during which both umpires coached the teams as they played. The Wilson's girls bowled first. They all did good jobs of bowling with very few wides. The fielding was mixed, but there was one good catch and a run out. When Wilson's went in to bat, they achieved a few fours which is very good for such young players. Cristina had a good game as wicket keeper and Cari batted very well. The team need to work on the speed of their bowling and they need tighter fielding. Neither team were successful on the day but both enjoyed their matches and learned new skills.

Sunday 8th May.

Congratulations to Wenceslas who won the Under 16 Solo Singing competition in the Navan Choral Festival 2011. He got an excellent mark of 95%. He is a bass singer and sang two pieces for the competition - Shemamdeah (a traditional American anthem) and then Olsis und Osiris (a piece by Mozart in German). The judges gave him some very favourable comments including his excellent diction and feeling and said that he has a future in singing. At the gala event in the evening, while everyone was waiting for the judges to announce the overall winner of the Choir of the Year, Wenceslas was asked to sing in front of the entire audience acapella! This is a huge achievement for this young singer. Well done!



Sports & Extra-Curricular Activities Round-Up 3rd - 6th May 2011

Friday 6th May.

Cricket. The 1st Year Boy's team fixture against St. Andrew's College was cancelled.

Athletics. Today the U15 and U16 athletes were in competition in Santry. Although not all were successful, they learnt a great deal from the experience and Victoria, Mervyn, Jennifer and Lochlainn came back to Wilson's with medals. Zachary and Davon also did very well in their events.

Wednesday 4th May.


The girl’s soccer season drew to a close for this year with  a brave performance from the Senior Girls squad. The U18 Squad took on Holy Family CS, Rathcoole at home in the Semi-Final play-offs of the Under 18 League. Rathcoole were a physically imposing team as befits an Under 18 Competition. The Wilson's minnows fielded a team that had many players from the Under 14 Cup Squad.

Thus it was to be expected that Rathcoole reached the half-way mark with four goals under their belt. Rathcoole added a further 2 in the second half to finish the match six - nil. Nonetheless, the parents that attended the game could not but be impressed by the spirit and bravery of this very youthful Wilson's squad.

This was the second Wilson's game played without 3 key defenders. Yet, goalie Leanne and a back four of Davina, Alice, Laura and Emilie fought for possession at all times. Ashling, as a sub for Emilie also had a super game. In mid-field Clara was very much improved. Gunda was her usual reliable self. Sharlene improved as the game progressed. Lynsey played her heart out and continued to perform in spite of cramp and injury.

Megan, as a sub, was a real trooper and made life difficult for the Rathcoole defence. The upfront duo of Lauren and Jillian had a very respectable game against a superior side. Lauren was especially unlucky at some moments in front of goal. Jessica was unused as a sub keeper but will have learned from the overall experience.

After the match Mr Shannon from Rathcoole congratulated the spirited and sporting performance of the Wilson's girls’ team. He recognised the eight players that were still eligible for the Under 14 Cup Squad and thus recognised that this team will be a serious force in the future seasons.

Afterwards Mr Kierans and Mr Boggs expressed their gratitude and praised the quality performance the girls produced. At all times all the girls’ teams from First Form to Sixth Form behaved themselves and tried their best.

This has been a most successful season in so many ways. The First Form Girls are reigning Westmeath Futsal Champions. The Under 18s are Senior B Cup Runner-ups. The Under 18s and Under 16s both qualified out of their Group stages. All of this occurred by playing many games. As the squads played more games they improved rapidly. So the future of Girls football looks very bright for the next 3 years, at least.

Many thanks to Mr Kierans who supplied match accounts for this website all season.

Cricket. Three junior cricket teams represented Wilson's Hospital School this afternoon. The U13 boys' team had a Leinster fixture against Clongowes. the team captained by Craig had an enjoyable and close match. Wilson's bated first and got 43 runs in the 12 over match. Clongowes went in then and won the game with one wicket to spare. It was a real team effort from Wilson's with Richard a strong wicketkeeper and some really good fielding including a catch from Andrew.

The U14 boy's team played a Leinster league match away against Sandford Park School at Merrion. The Wilson's team went in to bat first with team captain Bryan and Jamie up first. They were followed by Stephen and then John. As the overs passed Wilson's were gradually increasing their runs to 45. However, Sandford were much stronger when they came in to bat. Bryan continued to play well as wicket keeper and there was some good fielding from the team. Sandford won the match but it will prepare the Wilson's team to face the next team in the series.

The 1st year girls played Muckross Park College. Wilson's were unlucky against a stronger opposing team but enjoyed their experience nonetheless.

Tuesday 3rd May.

Soccer.  U16 Girls Soccer Leinster Quarter Final.


Caritas College 2-2 Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham (After extra time, Caritas won 5-3 on penalties)

Wilson's Hospital School were the visitors to Dublin 12 for this anticipated encounter. However both sides seemed rusty on this first day of the final school term. Wilson's made a dream start. Megan latched onto  Jillian's cross to slot home in the first few minutes. It was a great start for the Wilson's girls. However, WHS failed to build on this early advantage. Both teams were unlucky throughout the game. Caritas College kept pushing forward and were rewarded with an equaliser 2 minutes from time by Chloe. The game needed to be decided so extra time of 2 x 10 minutes was chosen.

In extra time Wilson's again took advantage when Lauren finally found her form and hit the target. Caritas' Ciara managed a second Caritas equaliser just before the end of extra time during a goalmouth tussle.

Penalties are usually a tense way of deciding a match. Both teams were matched at 3 each. Lynsey, Lauren and Jillian all struck good goals but Caritas converted their their final two.
Captain Cheryl will lead Caritas College on to the Semi Final play-off as the game ended 5 - 3 on penalties.
Overall it was a very sporting encounter in warm sunny conditions. Apart from the Caritas goal scorers Michelle and Jessica also impressed. Emilie, Megan, Laura and First Year sub Darielle were best for Wilson's Hospital School.



Sports & Extra Curricular Activities Round-Up 11th - 15th April 2011

Friday 15th April.

Soccer.  Leinster League Girls U18 Quarter Finals.      Portmarnock CS 1 - Wilson’s Hospital School 3

Following an unfortunate discipline incident the Multyfarnham girls made the trek to Portmarnock with three key defenders on a three match ban. Nonetheless in a sign of the depth of quality available to acting coaches Liam Boggs and Gavan Kierans, the Wilson’s girls were able to field a squad that was “All Killer, No Filler”. The Wilson’s Hospital squad even had the luxury of a substitute goalkeeper.

In perfect conditions Portmarnock CS got off to a fine start. They struck the crossbar in the first minutes of the game. This was enough to waken up the Wilson’s girls. By half-time the teams were still finely balanced at nil-all.

Portmarnock certainly had as many chances as the Wilson’s girls. They must surely have thought they would go ahead when they beat the Wilson’s keeper in a goalmouth tussle only for the most composed of defenders, Third Year’s Laura, to calmly clear from the goal-line.

Wilson’s got stuck in straight after the restart.  Jillian playing at Right Forward slotted home a fine goal. 15 minutes later Lauren (Left Forward) made up for some early misses by breaking through to put Wilson’s 2 up. In the 60th minute Second Form dynamo Megan G came on for Clara in Left Midfield. This freshened up the Wilson’s attack. Megan was unlucky not to be on the scorecard when she hit the crossbar.
With ten minutes to go Portmarnock were rewarded for their overall effort. 1st Year student Sarah Boyle fired a high long shot toward Leanne in the Wilson’s goals. The hard dry pitch surface ensured a high bounce which slipped over the advancing Leanne’s reach.

Defender Davina suffered a painful hip injury and was replaced by Fifth Former Megan with 14 minutes to go. Wilson’s held on under sustained Portmarnock attack. With two minutes of injury time played Jillian broke through on the right hand side of the penalty box and booked a place for the Wilson’s girls in the Semi Finals with a beautifully finished goal. The game ended Portmarnock 1 Wilson’s Hospital School 3
Best for Portmarnock were goal scorer Sarah Boyle, Lyndsey Loftus, Shauna Cummins and Kim White. Especially good for the Wilson’s squad were defenders Davina , Laura , mid-fielder Gunda and young super – sub Megan.

Wilson’s Hospital School play Holy Family, Rathcoole at home at 2 pm, Wednesday 4th May in the semi-final.

Thursday 14th April.

Rugby. The Junior Boys' Team was in a Leinster Section 'A' League Final today against St. Patrick's Classical School, Navan. The score ended 17 - 17. The game was very tight throughout. This team reached the final of the Division 2 League last week and the semi final of the Section 'A' Shield the previous week. Both were very competitive games which Wilson's unfortunately lost. So it great to see them rally at the end of this game to secure the draw. They were 10 up in the first twenty minutes with a good try from MJ which was converted by Matthew. There was a penalty scored by Matthew just before half time. When the game restarted Navan game out and got a number of scores leaving Wilson's with a lot to do towards the end of the game. Neville scored a great try. Joe and Lochlainn had very steady games throughout. Wilson's had a good scrummage all day and won the ball against the head on a Navan scrum which ultimately resulted in a score which levelled the game. Unfortunately there will not be a replay so late in the season so the teams will share the title and the trophy. Congratulations to all the players on the squad and coaches Fred and Frances Butler.

Wednesday 13th April.

Boy's Soccer. The U18 Boy's Soccer Team were in action today against Belvedere College. The team played very well as a group. The final score was 7 - 5 to Belvedere and one of those goals was scored by Abdullah who was asked to play for the opposition who were short players! Wilson's goals came from Emeka and Sean. Mark scored an amazing goal from within his own half! The team are looking forward to the final game of their competition to be played just after the Easter holidays.

Athletics. The North Leinster athletics competition got under way today for minors and juniors and some intermediates. Wilson's Hospital School had a very successful meet including Hanna who got a silver medal in the U14 discus. Aline came second in the U14 hurdles and shot putt while Mark also got a silver medal in shot putt. Mark and Arianna both came 4th in their javelin competitions. Victoria and Mervyn came first and won gold medals in their U16 and U15 100m competitions respectively. Mr MacEoin is looking forward to the next athletics meeting already.


Sports & Extra Curricular Activities Round-Up 4th - 8th April 2011

Wednesday 6th April.

Rugby. The U14 boy's team were in action today in the next round of their league. They had a great day. They played Athboy CC at home in Wilson's and the final score was 46 - 19 to Wilson's. By half time Wilson's had scored eight tries! the coach cleared the bench and everyone got a run. There was good play from outhalf Stephen who converted three of the tries. Daniel scored three of the tries and MJ another two. Athboy came out strongly when the game restarted scoring three tries. Wilson's got a final try in the last minute of the game. This team are in impressive form as they storm their way through the league. Another well deserved win for the boys and their coach Mr Dempsey!

Tuesday 5th April.

Rugby. The Junior Boy's team were involved in a Leinster Final today against Blackrock College. It was a very tight match throughout with both schools playing hard to win. MJ scored a good try for Wilson's when he took his chance following a mistake by Blackrock. It was converted by Matthew. The forwards continued to work hard. Lochlainn and Nathan were excellent in defence. The sides were level at 7 - 7 when the half time whistle blew. Blackrock came back very strongly in the second half. Wilson's tried hard with good running of the ball from Jamie and John. Ben also had a very steady game. The final score of 15 - 7 to Blackrock does not do justice to the tightness of this game. The Wilson's team are even more determined to win the other final that they will contest next week against St. Pat's, Navan. Congratulations to the team and their coaches on such a successful season which sees this young team in two league finals.