Sports & Extra Curricular Activities 21st - 25th November 2011
Monday 21st November.
Rugby. The Junior Cup Team played in the first round of the Leinster Cup competition today against Sandford Park. They started well running at the opposition with all their strength and good pace. They scored two tries in the first 15 minutes, the first from Stephen and the second from Monjola. Wilson's team captain John went off with a serious shoulder injury but the team rallied and continued to put up a strong display. Sandford Park came back towards the end of the match but Wilson's managed to hold them winning the match 12 - 6.
Soccer. The Boys U15 team are on a roll with their latest win. Daniel lead the boys to a 7 - 1 win over Ard Scoil Phadraig, Granard. Goals from man of the match Tobi (5) and a single goal from Jose "Pepe" and Junior put the team in line for a possible Final play off. It all depends on the forthcoming game against Castlepollard CS on Friday (to be comfirmed).
Table Tennis. The Wilson's teams were playing against Longford tonight in the third of their league matches. Patrick, Adam, Sergio and Diego were the winning team. It was an enjoyable fixture and a competitive match with a final score of 21 - 18.
Tuesday 22nd November.
Soccer. The first year Boys Futsal team who are the current Westmeath champions played in the Leinster final today. The Wilson's squad were strengthened from last season and definitely improvements were made from last year’s position. They played a series of games winning two of them, which unfortunately was not enough to win outright. Diego was wonderful in the group games. His dominance outfield was superb and even better when he replaced the injured goal keeper Charles.
Wednesday 23rd Nov.
Rugby. The Senior Cup team started their campaign today agianst East Glendalough School. It was a very tight game which went right to the last kick which, luckily for Wilson's went wide leaving the score at 22 - 21 in Wilson's favour. Ricardo scored two tries and Andrew also scored a try. Rueben kicked 7 points. Well done to the whole squad and their coaches.
Hockey. The Senior A and Minor A and B hockey teams all played against Mercy, Navan today. The Minor A team were unlucky to lose with a final score of 1 -0. Anna had a particularly good game. The Minor B team which is made mostly of First years held the opposition to a 1 - 1 draw. Nina was really strong in defense. The Seniors met a very strong team with a final score of 2 - 0. Wilson's were the dominant team throughout with especially good play from Jill. Mercy scored one form a short corner and their only other visit to the Wilson's D also achieved a goal. This is the first match that Wilson's Senior A team has lost in three years so it was a hard blow for the team but it has left the players all the more determined to up their game in the next round of the competition.
Table Tennis. The players took on Rathowen in tonights games. It was a very close call with a final score of 19 - 16. Rathowen won the match but Wilson's look forward to the return fixture to work on agragate scores.
Thursday 24th November.
Soccer. The Senior Girls Team had a match away in the FAI Schools Schools League Division 2 Group A against Loreto, Swords this evening. It was a good match for them with a 3 - 1 win. Goals were from Lauren, Megan and Clara.
It is a sign of the times that the Senior Girls League Squad from Wilson’s Hospital School played under floodlights for the first time. The Wilson’s girls went to Dublin with a depleted squad because this game was played after school and Leaving Certificate pupils are taking their studies very seriously. What followed was a credit to sport. The help Loreto Swords offered when a WHS player went down with a leg cramp was very much appreciated and a game with no fouls or free-kicks is unusual in most football matches, at any level.
Loreto opted to play against the strong wind in the first half. Wilson’s had most of the possession but it took twenty minutes before Lauren put the Multyfarnham girls ahead. This settled the Multyfarnham girls’ nerves.
After the half-time restart Loreto were much more in control playing with the wind and rain behind them. Wilson’s keeper Jessica pulled off a fine save from a strong Swords shot. Later the Loreto captain used her skill and judgement to score a perfect goal. TY student Aisling was a very lively presence on the field. Third Year Megan buried the ball and gave WHS the lead.
In the final minute Laura moved up from midfield and got a low cross in from the right to Clara’s foot. Midfielder Clara struck her first ever WHS goal and finished the match Wilson’s Hospital School 3 - Loreto Swords 1.
Wilson’s back four of Emilie, Alice (Captain) Shannen (Vice-Capt) and Davina are always difficult to beat and new girl Ellen made a strong impact in her Senior League debut.
WHS Senior Girl’s Squad: Jessica, Emilie, Alice, Shannen, Davina, Clara, Tara F, Laura, Lynsey, Lauren, Megan, Tara McD, Aisling, Ellen. Kit etc Jillian & Leanne
Friday 25th Nov.
Soccer. The Senior boys were playing a league match against Granard today and won 6 - 2. Well done!
Boys’ football has finally found some traction in Wilson's Hospital School. The Senior Boys Squad recorded their first victory in two seasons when they travelled to Granard. A good mix of Fourth to Sixth Form boys ground out a 6 - 4 win over Ard Scoil Phadraig in Co. Longford.
Coach Liam Boggs was delighted with the performance. This was the first game of the West Leinster Senior Boys League Division 2. Mr P Nolan was the referee.
Fifth former Andy Evans was named Best Player for WHS. (His sister Alice captains the WHS Senior Girls Squad.) The next Boys fixture will be an interesting encounter. On Tuesday 6th December the Minor/Under 15 Boys and the Senior Boys both travel to The Mall in Longford town. .
They play back to back against teams from new League entrants Castlepollard CC.
For the Under 15s Squad this is a Must-Win encounter. It will be their final game of the League but a solid win will probably put them into a Final Play-off against Colaiste na Sionna from Banagher, County Offaly. After two disappointing years this would be a reward for all the hard work that goes into boys’ football in WHS.