Enjoy the summer holidays and stay safe.

Wednesday 28th March.

Rugby. The First Year Boys squad had a match against Edenderry today which they won 44 - 22. More details to follow.

Soccer.  The soccer season drew to a close in baking hot conditions for the Wilson's First Form girls squad. At stake was a semi-final place in the League play-offs. The girls were "at home" to Scoil Chriost Ri from County Laois and it would be fair to say that the Laois' girls ability in the first half was a revelation.They were certainly 'king' of the game today.

It was obvious from early on that the normally robust wilson's defence were in trouble. Yvonne, making her goal keeping debut, kept a clean sheet for some time. Once SCR got started they unleashed a five goal volley that Wilson's were unable to respond to.

Changes in the Wilson's camp saw Suzie keep a clean sheet in the second half although there were some near misses. The defence under Sophie settled down. Beth in mid-field showed great promise and skill but she needed more skilled support than was available from the Wilson's girls. With the weather unusually hot and sunny the pace of the match flagged. WHS didnt trouble the Scoil Chriost Ri goal keeper and the match finished 5 - 0 to SCR.

The game was played in a very sporting atmosphere from both sides and Wilson's Hospital School can take consolation that they really tried their best in this, their first season entered in the First Year Girls Cup and League. With some of the squad showing great maturity and ability these girls will also make an impact with the Under 15 squad when they play their own Quarter Final in Drogheda in April.

Thursday 29th March.

Hockey. The Finals of the Meath & District League were played today. Both the Senior A and the Senior B team were involved which is a great achievment in itself. Congratulations to both teams on such a successful season.

 

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The games were played at Skerries Community Centre in really hot temperatures. The Senior A team played first against St Joseph's Convent of Mercy, Navan and despite fantastic efforts in a really close game with both teams competing tightly, the opposition managed to get a goal and this was enough to win the match. It was the same for the Senior B team who played a really tight match against the Dominican Convent, Cabra. This game also sadly ended 1 - 0 against them.

 

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Performers. Well done to the pupils who have been practising singing, dancing and acting in short sketches from a selection of musicals with Ms J Lyndsay. They put on a very enjoyable performance this evening in the Concert Hall. It is great to see this type of extra-curricular activity taking place in the school giving an extra dimension and outlet to the musical and acting talent of the pupils.

 

 

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Sports & Extra Curricular Events 20th - 23rd March 2012

Tuesday 21st March.

Soccer. The U15 girls had a league match away against Eureka, Kells. Despite a close game Wilson's lost this match to a stronger team with a score of 2 - 0. This means that this Wilson's team is now through to the quarter final v St Olivers, Drogheda.

Wednesday 22nd March.

Rugby. The First year squad and a combined Junior/Senior squad had matches away today against Mount Temple. Both teams were victorious with the First year squad winning 27 - 0.

Soccer. The Senior Girls Team had their quarter final match today. After a wonderfull run of success, it just didn't happen on the day with a final score of 2 - 0.

A goal in each half was enough to see St Mary's College Naas into the Semi Final of the Umbro FAI Schools Senior Girls League Division 2. The Kildare team travelled to Gainstown with some advantages. The largest school left in the competition confers certain advantages. However the Wilson's girls have shown great form all season. Sadly this form deserted the Multy machine.
 
St Mary's were always the better side on the day with enough first time touches to keep the Wilson's defence under pressure from the start. St Mary's got their reward when a number of Wilson's players failed to clear a loose ball in the penalty area. Grace pounced with a fine shot to send the Kildare side one up at half time. When Hayley headed home in the second half it ended the Senior season for the Wilson's team. Subs Darielle and Aisling brough a spark to the Wilson's side but they were unable to claw their way back into the game. 
 
St Mary's manager James Langton suggested that there were only a few kick either way in the game but the Wilson's management team of Gavan Kierans and Liam Boggs, whilst reflecting on the best Season ever for a Wilson's Hospital School Senior Girls squad yet, must rue the fact that a possible Cup/League "Double" chance was squandered.
 
On a positive note this was the first of four League Quarter Finals that WHS teams have qualified for. The next fixture for a Wilson's team sees an improving First Year Girls team take on Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise, in the First Year League Quarter Final on Wednesday 28th March. Kick-off at Gainstown is set for 11.00. The Minor U15 Girls play St Oliver's CC Drogheda in their Quarter Final after the Easter break. The draw for the Junior Under 17 Quarter Finals has yet to be made.

The Senior Boys were also in action. They had a very exciting game with good play throughout and were unlucky to lose in the end 5 - 3 Mount Temple Comprehensive travelled to Gainstown to take on the Wilson's Hospital School Senior Boys squad in the second fixture of the Millenium League. This was a hard fought game with both sides trying all the way to the final whistle. It also showed improving form from the WHS boys. Opie and Mark kept the Multyfarnham side in contention. At half time the score stood at 3 2. A quick goal for the Dublin side put more pressure on Wilson's early in the second half. Jesse came on for captain Ivan . In a partnership upfront with Glen he struck home a quality goal to keep Wilson's in the game. However Mount Temple had a bit more in the tank and put the game beyond doubt with their fifth goal.

 
This was the last home game of the league for the Wilson's boys. The next fixture has yet to be confirmed but will take place after the Easter break in Dublin.

 

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Sports & Extra Curricular Events 12th - 16th March 2012

Monday 12th March.

Soccer. The U17 Boys played a league match against Clara today. Clara were the better team on the day winning 5 - 2 with both of Wilson's goals from Jesse.

Table Tennis. The Wilson's team had the next round of their league matches against Longford this evening. They had some great games and were overall winners. Congratulations to Adam, Sergio, Ahmed and Sam.

Tuesday 13th March.

Soccer. The Minor Girls had a league match today against Beaufort College, Navan. The final score was 4 - 0 to Wilson's. The first goal was an easy one for Rachel and then she followed up with a lovely second goal. Beth added to the tally with a fine goal to send the team in 3 - 0 at half time. All of the First Years on the squad got to play in this game. The last goal was scored by Rose. Navan had some chances but failed to deliver the scores.

Wednesday 14th March.

Soccer. The Senior Boys were in action today against Blackrock. They were beaten by a stronger team but played a solid game.

Rugby. The 1st years and also the 2nd year teams both had league matches today against Moyne played in Longford Rugby Club.

The 1st years had a good match with tries from Sam, Ruadhan and Paddy but the final score was 20 - 15 in favour of Moyne.

The 2nd years knew this was going to be a hard match. However, they put it up to the opposition right from the start and lived the Moyne's half for the first fifteen minutes. Mervyn started the game with a run right down the right wing. He ran well throughout the game. Unfortunately, Wilson's let the other team in for two soft tryies. Andrew M also made some outstanding runs in the game. Mervyn got the ball from the back of the scrum and ran through for a try. Up front Ross, Richard and Andrew P had to work hard against the oppositions strong front line. Matthew made some good tackles in the game.

In the second half Andrew F ran well, broke the line and scored a good try. Daniel made some good passes to out half James who also had a good game. Alan played well inthe centre while Stephen made some great tackles and some very strong kicks to add to the Wilson's scores. To finish the match number eight, Andrew F took the ball from the back of the scrum and passed it to Andrew M who ran for the line, passing it to Ian who scored a good try to finish the match with a score of 27 - 24.

Thursday 15th March.

Soccer. The 1st year girls had a league match against Drogheda which they won 4 - 1.

The First Form Girls squad made the long trek by motorway to Drogheda on Thursday 15th March to take on St Olivers CC in the last Group Stage game of the First Year Girls League. Having lost earlier to Eureka Kells a Win or Draw would put the Wilson's girls into the Play-offs.
St Olivers regularly have girls and boys as Irish Internationals at all levels but this did not faze the Multy Machine!
It was obvious from early on that the girls had learned a lot in both their training and in their Cup defeat to Loreto Bray.
Wilson's were organised and impressive from the start.

Manager Gavan Kierans learned also from the Bray defeat. Sophie was appointed Captain in central defence. This allowed Beth to wreak havoc in mid-field.

An early goal from Clare was followed by goals from Adeola and Rose. With a 3 - 0 lead at half-time WHS were able to relax a little and move players on and off the pitch. With a full squad of 16 all the gilrs got a game.

St Olivers were always determined and had some dangerous players. Wilson's often pushed too far forward in attack but a back four of Lorna, Sophie, Zara and Chloe ensured that 'keeper Suzie rarely had much to do in goals. The lone Drogheda goal was won from a fine corner and a defensive scramble but the Wilson's squad still had enough fight to let Adeola nip in her second goal. This was a squad effort but Chloe on the left back was superb, Beth in midfield made many of the best Wilson's chances and Yvonne turned out to be quite a find on the left midfield.

The game finished St Olivers CC 1, WHS 4

This was a fine result for the girls and the coaching team of Liam Boggs and Gavan Kierans.
They have now got all four of their Girls Squads into the Quarter Final play-offs of their competitions in the first year of entering the four different levels (Senior, Junior, Minor and First Year)

Assistants on the day were FAI -trained TY girls Laura and Ellen.
The squad was made-up of Adeola, Beth, Blossom, Chidinma, Chloe, Clare, Emma, Jeri, Lorna, Rasika, Roselyn, Ruth, Sophie, Suzie, Zara and Yvonne.

Hockey. A large group of Wilson's hockey players travelled to UCD, Belfield to support the Irish Men's hockey team as they played Chile in their latest game in a qualifier tournament for the Olympic Games later this summer. It was a great experience for the Wilson's pupils and their coaches Mrs Pratt-Sweeney, Ms Whyte, Ms Hyde and Mr Condell.

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Senior Rugby Team in League Final.

Wilson’s Hospital School's Senior Rugby Team played Naas CBS in the Leinster Section ‘A’ League Final at North Kildare Rugby Club last Thursday, 8th March. The early exchanges were very hotly contested with the play moving from one end of the pitch to the other. A number of fine breaks resulted in both Andrew and Fernando being tackled just short of the try line. Naas executed a well worked move in the back line which resulted in a good try which they did not succeed in converting leaving the score 5 – 0 at half time.

After half-term Naas exerted some good pressure through their bigger forwards which resulted in a try for their centre in the corner. This was converted leaving the score 12 – 0 to Naas.

This was followed by a sustained period of pressure from the Wilson’s team which resulted in a 22 drop out for Naas. This was fielded cleanly by Matthew and he coasted through the Naas defence to score a fine try which was converted by Rueben. The Wilson’s fight back was ignited.

Wilson’s continued to apply a lot of pressure on the Naas line and team captain, Darren crossed the try line but was unlucky as the grounding of the ball was judged to be a double movement. Soon after this Wilson’s were unfortunate to see Jack go down with an injury. This resulted in the game being moved to an adjoining pitch. The team and coaches and everyone in Wilson’s wishes Jack well in his recovery.

It was difficult to resume the same level of drive when the game recommenced. Wilson’s continued to battle hard but the game slipped away as time ran out and Naas kicked another penalty. The final score was 15 – 7. Congratulations to the squad and their coaches and managers on their achievements this season.

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Sports & Extra Curricular Events 5th - 10th March 2012

Monday 5th March.

Badminton. The U16 Leinster Championships were on in Baldoyle today. Wilson's teams qualified for this competition when they became Westmeath Champions in a recent competition. They played well in the first rounds today but didn't progress through the second round.

Wednesday 7th March.

Soccer. The Minor Cup quarter final was on today against St Kilians. Rachel had a fabulous goal but the final score was 5 - 1 against Wilson's.

Hockey. The Seniors were have a game against Tullamore this afternoon but it was cancelled.

Thursday 8th March.

Rugby. The Senior Boys Rugby Team played Naas CBS in the league final today at North Kildare. It was an exciting match but despite galant efforts Naas were winners on the day There is a more detailed account in the March section of this site.

Soccer. The U17 boys were to have a match against Clara but it is postponed until Monday next.

Friday 9th March.

Soccer. Wilson's Senior Girls are confirmed winners of the FAI Schools Girls Senior League Division 2 Group A. The team played St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda today at Mullingar AFC, Gainstown. This is an all-weather pitch where soccer teams from Wilson's do a lot of their training.

A goal on twenty minutes from Lauren and a fine volley to the top left corner from Laura on sixty minutes was enough to see the Wilson's top their group stage of the FAI Schools Leinster League. St Oliver's Community College were always dangerous on the break but Wilson's have an experienced back four at this stage and they dealt with any problems. The game ended 2 - 0 to Wilson's.

The next game will be a home fixture against the much larger St Mary's College, Naas in the League Quarter Final playoff.

Saturday 10th March.

Cricket. Wilson's Hospital School wishes good luck to Sam who will be playing with cricket with Pembroke in an U13 tournament. This tournament will be played in London at Lords the "home of cricket". Sam and the team have been practising hard all season especially during the summer months. At this stage practices are held in Pembroke once a week. Good luck to them all.

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