Monday 5th November.
Hockey. The Senior Girls team were to have a match against Castlepollard CC this afternoon but it was cancelled.
Tuesday 6th November.
Rugby. The Senior Boys team hosted Mullingar under 18s as preparations continue for next weeks opening round of the Cup v St Patrick’s Classical School Navan.
Wilson’s started slowly and paid the price when Mullingar’s first real attack resulted in a try in the corner from their left wing. Wilson’s began to find their rhythm after this and added the next 3 tries. The first a well worked trick play which resulted in Conor going over the try line untouched. Conor added his second moments later after a lively pick from the back of the scrum. He was aided towards the line by his flankers Alex and David who were both outstanding throughout.
Sam who was playing outhalf (in the absence of injured regular outhalves Ben and Evan) was next to get on the score sheet. An outstanding length of the field effort leaving several would be tacklers in his wake. Half time 19-7.
Wilson’s added three more tries in the second half. Conor capped off a fine performance with a 3rd try. Alex also got on the scoresheet along with Oisin (making his first senior start of the season). Sam added 3 conversations to leave the final score 36-7
Several substitutes were introduced in the second half and added value to an overall dominant display. Dillion, Jack & Micheal in particular did well upon their introductions. The Seniors now turn their attention towards the first round of the cup next Wednesday. The game is in Multyfarnham and kicks off at 2pm.
Wednesday 7th November.
Hockey. The Junior Girls team had a match against Loreto, Balbriggan today. Wilson’s had an unlucky start where Loreto Balbriggan managed to get into our D frequently in the first half. Unfortunately five goals were scored during the first half. Our goalie stopped many shots and kept us in the game, but the opposition's relentless attack on the rebounds led to goals.
In the second half the Wilson’s team came back with an unpredicted energy which let them push up the pitch and get into the opposition's D where they were awarded two short corners over the second half. Alas no goals were scored but the strong defence in the second half let Wilson’s hold the respectable score of 0-5 at full time. This team has been improving with every game and hopes a difficult Leinster competition will make them ready for the upcoming Meath & District League.
Rugby. Wilson’s First Year Boys Rugby Team travelled to Dublin on Wednesday afternoon to take on De La Salle, Churchtown. Joel got us off with a fine try with his first carry. His hard running caused De La Salle problems all afternoon. Sam was next on the score sheet with a well taken try after good build up play from Finn and Mark. Michael and Joel added further tries before a late response from De La Salle left the half time score 26-14.
The second half was similar to the first with Wilson’s getting off the mark through Joel who went on to finish the game with five tries. De La Salle did respond with two tries of their own but Wilson’s finished strongest with two more tries from Sam and one from Michael. Michael converted six conversations in total.
The platform for this very good win was laid by some fine work from the forwards, in particular Finn, Charlie and Mark who worked tirelessly throughout. In the backs Elliott marshalled his forwards which created space for James, William and Jude to constantly threaten the Salle defence. The final score was 62-24 in favour of Wilson’s. Finn was crowned Man of the Match after a fantastic showing up front. Honourable mentions for James and Charlie. Next week the First Years host Mt Temple at home.
The Junior Boys Rugby team also travelled to De La Salle. In what was a well contested game, a young Junior team lost by 42 points to 17. In the first half Wilson’s payed the price for a slow start and conceded three early tries. To their credit they regrouped and scored the last try of the half through Marco leaving the score 21-5. The second half was a much closer affair with Wilson’s making De La Salle work much harder for their scores. Wilson’s added two tries of their own in the second half. A second for Marco and one from Alvaro at the end leaving the final score 42-17.
The pick of the forwards were Eddie, Reuben and Matthew while Tom and Jorge were impressive in the backs. The Juniors now turn their attention to St Mary’s Drogheda who they host on Monday in the first round of the Cup. Kick off 12.30.