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Sports & Extra Curricular Activities 28th Nov. - 2nd December 2011

Monday 28th November.

Rugby. The Junior Cup Team were in action in round two against Templogue. The whole team played well despite the absence of the team captain, John who was injured last week. It was a spirited performance against a stronger opposition. Wilson's scored two tries - one each for Matthew and Franco. In the second half the team also played well.

Debating. The Concern Debates continue tonight with this round being against Scoil Mhure, Trim. Wilson's team of Paddy, Catherine, Roisin and Jennifer proposed the motion that "Africa's growing population is hindering it's development". They gave excellent performances and everyone was very surprised when Scoil Mhuire were announced as the winners.

Tuesday 29th Nov.

Soccer. The Girls U17 team were to play Beaufort College, Navan today but this match was postponed due to the bad weather.

Wednesday 30th Nov.

Rugby. The Senior Cup Team were to be in action today but their game has been postponed unilt next Monday, 5th December. The U14 First Year team had a game against Navan Rugby Club under lights in Navan this evening. The weather was awful!

Hockey. The Senior B and Junior teams played against Swords this afternoon in an away fixture. The Seniors had a great game winning 7 - 1. The Juniors were not so lucky but only lost by 1 - 0.

Thursday 1st December.

Table Tennis. The return fixture against Rathowen was hosted by Wilson's tonight when Patrick, Adam, Sergio and Ahmed tried to gain back last weeks loss to win the overall fixture. It was a very tight competition but Wilson's didn't fulfill their hopes losing by the tightest of margins.

Friday 2nd December.

Soccer. The U17 girls team played the match that was postponed earlier in the week against Beaufort College, Navan. They had a terrific game which they won 7 - 1.

Wilson's made the journey from Westmeath to the Beaufort College, Navan pitch with a good mix of youth and experience for this match, the first Girls Under 17 League encounter.

Beaufort started off well with their first attack but goalie Jessica was ready. The first 10 minutes were tight with both teams trying to settle into the game. The breakthrough came when Wilson's captain, Lauren, got around the Beaufort defence to start off a fantastic individual display. From that point on Wilson's took full advantage with Lauren scoring 5 goals in the first half!

Players from Beaufort College worked hard for the entire game and their efforts were rewarded with a goal in the second half. Their keeper made some very good saves during the game. The tough wintry conditions may have slowed the pace of the game in the second half. However second year players Rachel and Anna can be pleased with their Under 17 debut as they both added to the Wilson's goal tally. The final score was Navan Beaufort 1 - Wilson's Hospital School 7.


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.


WHS win a " Free Sports Gear for Schools" competition.

Ms Pratt entered her hockey team into this competition organised by Elverys and the Daily Mail after reading a notice at the Mullingar Elverys store.

Only 200 schools in Ireland qualified and then they had to collect 350 daily vouchers from the Daily Mail newspaper within a specified time.

With the help of some students, staff and Elverys, we managed to submit our vouchers and got the good news that we were successful in winning a full kit in Wilson’s famous blue and gold colours. The Junior A team this year have the honour of debuting the kit. Thank you to all who helped to fulfil this worthwhile achievement.

Wilson’s have entered two Junior hockey teams into the Meath and District League this year. This is the first time in many years that we have enough players to submit two teams. This is a great credit to the popularity of hockey in the school. Nearly all third year girls play this sport. We were also on a waiting list to enter an U16 team into the Leinster League but unfortunately did not qualify in the end. Onwards and upwards girls!



Sports & Extra Curricular Activities 14th - 18th November 2011

Tuesday 15th November.

Soccer. The Junior Boys team played against Mullingar Community College today. It was a good game with Wilson's winning 3 - 0. Daniel was Man of The Match.

Wednesday 16th Nov.

Hockey. The Senior A team were playing against Newbridge at home. This was the first Wilson's team to play in Leinster competitions for about 10 years so they were wished huge good luck. They had a great game, winning 5-1. More details to follow.

Rugby. The Senior Team were playing away against Castleknock. Thye had a much better game than some of their recent matches, with the final score of 5-0 to Castleknock. This was good preparation for the first round of the Cup Competition which is next Wednesday against East Glendalough School. The Junior Team were also playing. Their opposition was St. Mel's of Longford and Wilson's were the stronger team.

Thursday 17th Nov.

Science Quiz. Two teams took part in the Irish Science Teachers Association annual science quiz as part of National Science Week. It was held in Athlone IT. This washosted by the Midlands branch in this area. Representing Wilson's were Moyna, Clara and Torben (who just missed out in qualification by one point finishing a very respectable fourth) and Vicky, Ify and Shannon.

Friday 18th Nov.

Soccer. The U15 Boys team had a game against Banagher today. Banagher turned out to be the better team on the day.

Badminton. Wilson's hosted an U14 badminton tournament today in the Weafer Hall against Moate Community College. The Wilsons girls had a great win of 15 games to 7. The girls team included Emma, Jessica, Maria, Marta, Dawn, Ariana, Tara, Stephanie, Jennifer, Heather, nLiz, Amparo, Hilary, Lizzie, Victoria and Sophie. Well done!

The boys team also showed potential by winnig 13 games to 7. We had strong displays from Ian, Jamie, Andrew, Juhn, Andrew, Alex and good support from Santiago, Joe, Kevin and Morgan. Well done to all!

Wilson's hopes that these players will continue to improve their game and their coach Andy Mac Eoin hopes they can get to the Leinster Badminton finals next term.

Table Tennis. Wilson's hosted a table tennis tournament this evening at 7.00p.m. Players from Wilson's, Keenagh, Longford, Rathowen and Street took part. Well done to all involved including new pupil to Wilson's, Yousef who played very skillfully!



Sports & Extra Curricular Activities 7th - 11th November 2011

Tuesday 8th November.

Debating. The first round of the Concern Debates involving the team from Wilson's Hospital School took place against Mercy, Ballymahon this evening. The motion was "Irish Youth are doing their fair share to end poverty and hunger in the Third World". The adjudicator said that there was only two points between both teams, but in the end Ballymahon won 2 - 1. Representing Wilson's were Paddy, Patrick, Catherine and Roisin.

Wednesday 9th November.

Athletics. The school athletes were in competition today in Blackrock. They all had very credible performances especially Mervyn and Adeola.

Rugby. The First and Second Squad had a home fixtures against Glenstal. They played two games with Wilson's winning on aggregate. The Senior Cup Team were playing in the west against Sligo Grammar School. This opposition proved to be very strong. Wilson's were slow to get started but had some good runs of play during the game. Unfortunately they did not manage to achieve any scores from play.

Table Tennis. The return leg of the games against Keenagh took place today. Adam, Paddy, Sergio and Diego represented the school. Wilson's won the competition.

Thursday 10th Nov.


The First Year Boys Cup Team played Rochfortbridge in an away fixture. The opposition proved to be very strong but the Wilson's team enjoyed the experience.

Public Speaking.

The Soroptimists organise competitions in Public Speaking for Girls. Catherine and Lorraine represented Wilson's in the local round this evening. The top two speakers (out of about 25) will go forward to the regional competition. Lorraine speake on Civil Rights and the Status of Women while Catherine's topic was Investing in Women in the Smart Economy. Each speaker spoke for 4 to 6 minutes. The girls represented the school very well and enjoyed the variety of talks from the other speaker

Friday 11th Nov.


The First Year Girls and Boys defended their title of Westmeath Futsal Champions in this years tournament played in Street. First form teams from Wilson's Hospital School took part in the Westmeath Futsal playoff on Friday 11th November. Futsal is the FIFA approved version of 5-a-side indoor football. The school were the reigning champions from 2010.

Congratulations to the strong boys squad who retained the county title and will represent Westmeath in the Leinster Final on 22 November in Gormanston College, County Meath. The Boys Squad was Charles, Diego, Joseph, Kasopefoluwa, Matheus, Nathanael, Richard, Ruadhan, Stuart, Tapiwa and Ryan. The boys photo includes coach Liam Boggs and manager Gavan Kierans

The girls put up a spirited showing in the competition. A draw against the Group winners, Castlepollard Community College, was a good result. An injury to key defender Zara saw the girls well beaten by a feisty Mullingar CC team. The Girls Squad was Chidinma, Chloe, Emma, Kerrie, Laoise, Laura, Nina,Rasika, Roselyn, Sophie,and Zara.