Tuesday 15th January
Rugby. The U14 Boys have a match against Longford RFC this evening at home.
Wednesday 16th January
Soccer. The Boys Team will play an away fixture against St. Fintan's, Sutton this afternoon.
Rugby. The Junior Boys have a match against St. Paul's.
The Senior Boys Rugby team travelled to Donnybrook on Wednesday afternoon to take on Temple Carrig in the Quarter final of the Vinnie Murray Cup.
The opening exchanges were dominated by TC and the led 10-0 after 15 minutes. A well taken penalty and try had Wilson's on the back foot. Temple Carrig breached the Wilson's line again with five minutes remaining in the half. A good response was needed and came almost immediately through David. He blocked down the TC number 10 as he attempted to exit their 22 and managed to gather the ball and dot down under the posts. 17-7 was the score at half time.
The second half was an exciting affair with both teams trading scores. TC added a try and a penalty but further Wilson's scores from Barry and Conor (both from 5m malls), left the score 25-19 with 5 minutes to go.
Unfortunately, the final score of the game came from Temple Carrig making the score 32-19. The SCT can hold their heads high after what was one of their best performances of the year to date. It would be unfair to single out players for special mention as all players who took the field in a blue jersey played their hearts out. Thank you to all the supporters who made a difference for the team.
Full credit to Temple Carrig on their win and best of luck to them in the Semi final v CUS.
Hockey. The Minor A girls team had a rough, physical game against The Royal School, Cavan. There was blood, sweat and tears as the players put in everything into the match and showed a good competitive spirit. They were determined to show the Cavan girls they wouldn't go down easy. Alice in a high sweeper position and ElleAnna in midfield played very well. Whenever the ball got far enough forward Ameera had some impressive runs up the left wing. The two goals were scored in the first half and after a good half time talk they didn't let in another for the rest of the game. It was a sad 0-2 loss as there some great chances on goal and all the girls played their best.
The Junior girls played a very good first half where only one goal was let in. Led by team captain, Ruth, the energy and confidence was high from the start, but a few substitutions for minor injuries which came all at once unsettled the team and the first goal went in. After half time they switched sides and the sun came out across the pitch and was quite blinding for the Wilson's girls. About fifteen minutes in, a very strong Cavan forward managed to put the ball across the goal line twice in the space of 2 minutes, which gave the opposition a surge of energy. There was a lot of effort put in by our team and it was good to see our grit skills coming into action. The back line put in a very strong performance fending them off but it was not to be our day.
Every cloud has a silver lining and today the first years did the job. In a day filled with defeats, the Minor B girls rose up and defeated The Royal School, Cavan in the final hockey game of the day. It was impressive to see that such a young team had good skills with the ball. There was a clear team spirit and friendship within the players which brought them together during the match. Players such as Ella, Anna and Leah (the team captain) out-skilled the Cavan players through the game and also helped the ball get up to Chinazo who scored the first and only goal of the day. It was an excellent game to watch and it even inspired the Wilsons players and supporters to start chanting and supporting the team till the end.
The Seniors were also in action.