The various activities have been taking place all week as usual including Craft Club who have been producing autumn wreaths to decorate the school doors.
There are also lots of competitive games being played on Wednesday.
Soccer: The Senior Boys team played Templemichael College at home. With a strong starting eleven that hadn't played a competitive match in over two years, we started well pressing the defending team any chance we got. The first goal unfortunately was an own goal. Templemichael College capitalised on this and scored an additional 2 goals to bring it to 3-0 coming to the end of the first half. WHS picked themselves up after this and got a good goal in the last few minutes of first half with the assist coming from Divine and the finish from Stephen in the bottom left corner.
In the second half a motivated WHS came out and immediately took control of the game. Stephen scored a second goal. Not long later, James played a ball through to Stephen who stepped inside and slotted it in the near post to get his hat-trick. The match became tense after this as Templemichael College scored a goal to take the lead 4-3. Luckily Eduardo scored a beauty from the corner flag to make it a 4-4 draw. The game became very open and competitive and in the last play WHS got a corner that was crossed in beautifully to our No.9 Stephen to score which made it a 5-4 win to WHS. Man of the Match was Stephen following his four goals.
Rugby: The Form 1 boys and Junior Boys (with some TY students) played Athlone Community College away. Form 2 boys hosted Mullingar RFC u15s
The First Years played four 10 a side games. They did very well with two wins, a draw and a loss. Man of the Match for the Blue team was Tom, while Liam achieved that honour for the Gold team. Having missed last weeks game against The High School, it was great to see Aaron, Chudi, Izaac, Kasper, Tom and William play their first games for the school.
The Juniors managed a 26-19 win with tries from Callum (3) and George. Man of the Match Killian added three conversions. There were strong performances in the pack from Yaw, Leke and Shay while Josh and Jake did very well in the backs with a greasy wet ball.
The Form 2 boys were playing at home under lights against Mullingar RFC. Mullingar were the better side throughout and fully deserved their 52-44 win. To the boys credit, they never gave up and after a tough twenty minute period early in the second half they replied with the last few tries of the game. Man of the Match Shane helped himself to four tries while Cian, Francisco and Ethan also dotted down during the course of the game. It was particularly enjoyable to welcome so many parents to the game last night to watch what was the first home game for each of these boys.
Hockey: The Senior A Girls team played Our Lady's Terenure away and came up against a stronger team. The final score was 0-5. It was the first competitive match in the Leinster leagueand the team fought hard against a well drilled and experienced Dublin side of Our Ladies Terenure. Following 2 early goals and a half time score of (4 – 0), the Senior As kept working well as team throughout. Their positive attitude and great communication during the 2nd half yielded 3 attacking short corner chances. The defence ran by team captain Lucy worked tirelessly and they only conceded one goal in the 2nd half. The final score was (5 – 0) but the team improved immensely through out the game and are relishing their next challenge.
The Senior B Girls team were playing St Columba's College at home and finished with a well deserved 1-1 draw. The game started off very well, with a strong back line with excellent saves from Sarah C centre back. Lauren P lead the middle of the pitch with serious help from the girls on both wings leading all balls down to our super forwards, we were a little under pressure in the first half. Unfortunately the ball slipped down the other end and St Columbus got their first score. Half time came and we had a very positive team talk, the girls went back out with great spirit. With a great push from the forwards, the ball was knocked over the goal line and brought the game to a draw score. A very well done to all girls who started and got subbed on yesterday. Special mention to Ella M for stepping into the goals, Ella gave it her all and for that deserved player of the match.
The Junior Girls team played The High School at home. Unfortunately, they were well beaten by a much stronger team. However, this match gave them an indication of the standard of Cup hockey.
The Minor A Team 2 were also playing St Columba's College at home and achieved the only win of the day with a final score of 4-1.