Sports & Extra Curricular Events 30th January - 5th February 2012
Monday 30th January.
Public Speaking. Paddy, Roisin and Jennifer represented Wilson's in the regional final of the Mental Health public speaking competition. All the participants spoke on the topic: "The pathways to mental ill health are well sign-posted. We need new directions for positive mental health". the Wilson's team put in a terrific performance, but were narrowly beaten.
Soccer. The Senior Boys team played a league match against Mullingar and were comprehensively beaten 4 - 0.
Hockey. There were home matches today against The Royal School, Cavan. the Minor B team were vistorious with a 2 - 0 win. Goals were scored by both Jordan and Yvonne. Emma had to go off injured. Beth had a great game Well done to the whole squad and their coach, Miss Whyte. The Minor A team were also in action in a really close game which finished a well justified 0 - 0 reflecting how evenly matched the teams were. From Wilson's Anna had a great match. Also playing were the Senior B squad who had a good 2 - 0 win. It was also nice to see Mr Lindsay in Wilson's again.
Tuesday 31st January.
Soccer. The Senior Girls squad set off to Monaghan Town FC's grounds today knowing that they had a serious encounter ahead of them. They faced Mulroy College from Milford, County Donegal, in the Girls Senior B Cup All Ireland Semi Final (Leinster winners v Ulster winners). The Cup season this far had been eventful for the Wilson's squad. The winning of the Leinster Cup last Friday was very sweet for coach Liam Boggs, manager Gavan Kierans and the girls.
For a game being played in Ireland in January the conditions were perfect. Both sides were well matched for most of the game. However the Multy girls gave away a "soft" goal mid-way through the first half. Injuries also took a toll on a lot of the squad. Some carried injuries from the final: one key midfielder had to come off when an old injury struck.
Mulroy had an edge in play overall. Wilson's had some chances but never quite made a breakthrough up front. The game was finally decided in the last thirty seconds when Mulroy got space in the Wilson's box and took their chance. The game finished Mulroy College 2 Wilson's Hospital School 0.
The Wilson's girls were, as always, gracious in defeat and spoke favourably afterwards about how nice and decent the Donegal team were. It was a huge achievement for the Wilson's team to get so far in such a short space of time. This was the first full season in charge for Team Boggs/Kierans. Also encouragement can be drawn from the quality of play from younger players on today's squad. Kristina in goals pulled off some fine saves and will grow with experience. Darielle is a serious defender with a quality throw. Emilie and Laura were especially impressive today and overall the future looks good for Girls football. Captain Alice, vice-captain Shannen, defender Davina, injured mid-fielder Clara plus Jill and Chloe will all complete the Leaving Cert this summer but quality players in all years are already coming on and will make Wilson's an even more serious prospect in the coming years.
Wednesday 1st February.
Athletics. Well done to all the athletes who took part in the Leinster Cross Country event today in DCU in very cold, but bright and dry conditions. Two pupils qualified for the finals, Victoria and Adeola. Congratulations to all the participants.
Rugby. The 1st Year Squad and the 2nd Year squad both had matches away today against The King's Hospital School. The second year team won but the first years were not so lucky. Both teams fininshed with the same score of 21 - 10.
Thursday 2nd February.
Debating. The final round of the Concern debates was to be hosted by Wilson's this evening at 8.00p.m. when Wilson's and Eureka, Kells will debate the motion "President Obama is good for Africa". Representing Wilson's will be Catherine (team captain), Roisin, Jennifer and Patrick. However, the debate has been postponed for one week.
Friday 3rd February.
Soccer. The 1st Year Girls team had a league match against Eureka, Kells at 11.00a.m. This Kells school have a great reputation in the world of school girls soccer, so the Wilson's girls went out courageously. They put up a great show but the game ended 5 - 2 with the two Wilson's goals from Adeola and Zoe. Chidinma in goals kept the score down with some very good saves. Adeola was named player of the match.
Sunday 5th February.
Equestrian Events. Good luck to the two equestrian teams who will take part in the Open Class of the Secondary Schools Event to be held at Mullingar Equestrian Centre. The teams are Sofie, Philippa and Alex and also Sarah Jane, Hazel, Blathnaid and Shonagh (who is also the Chef d'Equipe for the teams)..