Monday 3rd December
Basketball. The Girls team are playing a Midlands League semi-final today against Piper's Hill CC.
Tuesday 4th December
Rugby. The Senior Girls Rugby team travelled to Longford to play Longford U18’s girls team. This was our first game playing a 15’s format as the school games are all 7 aside. Our forward pack put in huge tackles against a bigger stronger Longford pack keeping them shy of the line on many occasions.
Some fantastic turnovers and smart play from Sarah, Carolyn and Isabel resulted in a scrum which led to the game’s first try. A series of excellently timed passing from Emma, Jenna and Ellen who gave Martha the ball in a bit of space which resulted in a 50m run to score a try for Wilson’s. Unfortunately we failed to convert.
Longford forwards kept the pressure on and after 35mins of rugby their work finally paid off and they scored a well worked forwards try. Wilson’s almost cancelled this out near the end of the second third thanks to the work of Martha, Lara and Avril but we were held up just short of the try line.
The last section of the game took its toll on the girls. Jenna was unfortunate to get a cramp and the kind nature of the Wilson’s girls resulted in them forgetting about the game for a moment allowing Longford to score an easy try. Longford scored a second try shortly after the restart leaving the score 17-5. A massive team effort and burst of energy for the last few minutes got us into the Longford 22 and after some magic from our backs and some individual talent from Ellen, we scored the last try of the game. The final scored was 17-10 to Longford. The girls’ spirits remained high after the final whistle as they were treated to goodies in the club house curtesy of the Longford players parents. Thank you to Longford RFC and all involved for a wonderful game and occasion.
Wednesday 5th December.
Rugby. The Junior Boys Team and the 1st Year Boys Team both were to have matches against St. Columba's College today but they were postponed.
The Senior Boys Rugby team lost out narrowly to a strong Roscommon CBS side in their final friendly before the quarter final of the cup. Roscommon boasted five Connacht youth representative youth players and have their eyes firmly set on the Connacht senior cup after Christmas. It was always going to be a tough test.
With three regulars missing from the pack it allowed Harry, Mark and Joe to start and all three impressed from the off. At half time Roscommon Led 12-10. Wilson's points came through a try from David and a conversion and penalty from Sam.
The second half was very competitive and WHS took the lead from a try through Alex (who had another exceptional game in the loose). Roscommon added three late tries in the final quarter to add gloss to the scoreline but overall this was a great test for our Senior side.
In the pack Mark, Barry and Conor were excellent while Sam, Harry and Ben (upon his introduction) had fine games. Next Wednesday we take on St Paul's in the Quarter final of the cup. Time and venue to be finalised.
Orienteering. The school was well represented at the Leinster Schools' Orienteering in Corkagh Park, Dublin.
Thursday 6th December.
Basketball. The Girls team will travel to Thurles to play for third place in the Midlands League.