Enjoy the summer holidays and stay safe.

Soccer Update.

This first half of term ended on a good note for soccer in Wilson's Hospital School.

The  U19 Senior B Girls Squad have progressed to the Semi-Final of the competition. The girls overcame a gritty St Kevin's CC Clondalkin team 6 -1. The girls will meet the winners of Sacred Heart Tullamore Vs Mount Temple Dublin.

Soccer coach Mr Liam Boggs also experienced the agony of defeat. St. Mary's, Killester put 6 past the Wilson's defence to record a 6 - 1 win and put the U17 Girls out of the Umbro Minor Cup

The U19 Boys also were easily overcome by a a very strong St Paul's, Monasterevin squad. A 7 - 1 defeat left the boys out of the Umbro Senior B Boys Cup and pinning their hopes on a West Leinster League race.

The U17 Boys were also overwhelmed 9 -0 by former Junior Leinster champions Salesian College, Celbridge.

Wilson's Hospital School played all the games on the all-weather pitch at The Mall in Longford town and thus were not hit by the recent heavy rain.

After Half-term our promising First Form Squad travel to Rochfortbridge in the First Year Cup. Our Boys and Girls will also defend their Westmeath Futsal Champions status in the Westmeath qualifiers in Streete on Friday 11th November.


Sports & Extra Curricular Activcities 24th - 28th October 2011

Monday 24th October.

Soccer. The Junior boys soccer team play at home against Leinster Champions, Selesians, Celebridge in a Cup game. The stronger opposition got the better of the Wilson's team. Team captain, Opeyemi had a good game.

Wednesday 26th October.

Hockey. The Minor A & Minor B and Junior B teams played games in the  Meath & District League fixture away against Skerries. The Junior  B team game up against a stronger opposition, and despite some good play, lost the match with a score of 4 - 0. The Minor B team is made up mostly of first year pupils and this was their first match. They showed great enthusiam but unfortunately lost by 1 - 0. It was a very close match. Pride of place goes to the Minor A team who won their match with good periods of play throughout. Both goals were scored by Rachel. All three teams and Miss Whyte and Miss Hyde enjoyed the trip to a sunny, if cold Skerries.

Soccer. The U17 Girls Team were in Cup action against St Mary's, Killester. Unfortunately, they put 6 past the Wilson's defence to record a 6 - 1 win and put the Wilson's girls out of the Umbro Minor Cup

Rugby. The Senior and Junior and U14 boys teams are in action away against Blackrock. The Juniors had a good win. The Seniors played well but the opposition proved to be the stronger squad on the day. The U14 game was called off.

Thursday 27th October.

Soccer. The Senior Girls Team had a Cup match against St. Kevins CC, Clondalkin today. The Under 19 Senior B Girls Squad have progressed to the Semi-Final of the competition. They overcame a gritty St Kevin's team 6 -1. The girls will meet the winners of Sacred Heart Tullamore Vs Mount Temple Dublin.

Table Tennis. The return leg of the table tennis matches against Keenagh tp be held in Wilson's tonight has been postponed.


Sports & Extra Curricular Activities 17th - 23rd October 2011

As training continues regularly, lots of competitive activities will also be on this week including Rugby, soccer, table tennis, hockey and equestrain events. Good luck to all the players and their coaches.

Wednesday 19th October.

Soccer. The Senior Boys played at home in the Senior 'B' Cup against a much stronger, fitter team from Monasterevan. Lots of training required! The score at half time was 3 - 0 but in the second half, Monasterevan pulled away.

Rugby. The U14 Boys team had a friendly match against Blackrock today. They won the game with great work from Stephen scoring tries and converting too. ian and Andrew tackled well. Andrew played well. Good scores from MJ. James led the team for this match. The final score of this tight game was 19 - 12 to Wilson's won by a late try.

Table Tennis. Every year the table tennis teams take part in a table tennis league. The first competitive game is tonight away against Kenagh.  Adam, Patrick, Sergio and Jamie played for the school. Their coach, Mr Mahony was looking forward to the event which is usually a very tight encounter. Wilson's won overall by a set. Patrick and Sergio won both of their matches with Adam and Jamie also playing very well. Congratulations to the team and coach. They are looking forward to the matches next week.

Friday 21st October.

Hockey. The Senior A and Senior B teams and the Junior A team played Skerries at home in their first Meath & District League matches. First up were the Senior A team who won 3-0 with goals from Nicola, Clara and Jill. The Juniors were next who were not so lucky with the final score of 2 - 0 to Skerries. Aileen and Amy had good games. The team was captained today by Jade. The Senior B team had a very tight game with good play from several players including Lynsay and Niamh. Their final score was a nil all draw.

Sunday 23rd October.

Equestrian Event. Three Wilson's equestrian teams were representing the school in the Inter-Schools Event held at Mullingar Equestrian Centre. There were two Novice teams and one Open Team. The Wilson's Gold Team was made up of Avril, Alan, Megan and Jennifer. On the Wilson's Blue Team were Nina, Sofie and Blathnaid. They came fourth overall in a huge competition between 28 teams. The Wilson's Preston Open Team included Philippa, Sarah Jane, Shonagh and Hazel. Shonagh and Sarah both had lovely clear rounds. There were 32 teams in this competition. All the Wilson's competitiors had a most enjoyable event, despite the awful weather. The riders and lots of their parents, families and friends gave each other great support throughout the day.

Chef d'Equip, Shonagh organised the event for the Wilson's teams. They are already looking forward to future events after Christmas when more of the keen equestrians will be available to represent Wilson's on school teams.

There is an album of photos (from Hoofprints.ie) in the Our Photo Gallery section of this website.




Leinster Rugby Representative.

Congratulations to Darren who has been playing with the Leinster Schools Section 'A' Rugby Team.

The path to playing on the Leinster Schools Rugby team takes skill and commitment from the players. Darren started this process in April 2011 when the North Leinster schools held their first trials in Navan. The next step was a trial for twenty four lads from North Leinster who played their counterparts from the South Leinster schools in a match held in Blackrock. This was one of three trials held by the Leinster coaches to select players for the Summer Training Panel. Darren successfully made it through all of these trials which was a great achievement in itself.

Over the summer months, Darren attended eleven training sessions, held in Dublin every second Wednesday. Each of these sessions was also trials as the number on the panel was carefully reduced from forty five to twenty four. Training games during this period included matches against the Leinster Youths, the Old Wesley U21 team and Gonzaga College Senior Cup Team.

When the school year started, practises were moved to Sunday mornings in Dublin. There were four of these training sessions before the Inter-Provincial games took place. In this competition, the Leinster Schools team plays the Munster Schools team for the Weafer Cup. The competition was re-named by the IRFU to acknowledge the work done by the late Joe Weafer of Wilson’s Hospital School for schools rugby, especially in Leinster. With this link to the school, it is an added honour for our players involved with the Leinster side.

The first leg of this Inter Provincial series was played on September 28th in Musgrave Park, Cork. Despite Leinster scoring first, Munster was stronger on the day taking the game. The return match was on October 5th in Donnybrook, Dublin, with Munster again claiming the victory and therefore being awarded the Weafer Cup.

Whilst training with the Leinster School Rugby, Darren also maintained his full commitment to his local GAA club in Killucan and Raharney at both Minor and Senior level. He was playing with the Westmeath Minor County Team for the early part of the season until the team's run in the competition ended.

The school is proud of Darren’s successes and wish him continued good luck with his sports.



Sports & Extra Curricular Activities 10th -15th October 2011

Monday 10th October.

Basketball. The boys U19 basketball team had their first away game of the season today against St Paul's of Raheny. They were very nervous at the outset of the game and didn't really get their momentum going. There was some good passages of play from Alejandro and Charlton. The coach, Ipi, will be working on their defence strategies and their communications during play before their next competitive match.

Thursday 13th October.

Rugby. Continuing their pre-competition training, the Senior Boys played a game against St. Mel's in Longford. It was an experimental side and all players got a run as Wilson's achieved a good win. Rueben and Stuart had good games. Of particular note was Christian, who came on a sub and made quite an impact. Well done to all the players and their coaches. Concentration will be needed against a stronger opposition.