Monday 13th December.
Hockey: Our Girls Minor A Team 1 played a home match against Mount Temple today. With high spirits, they took to the pitch and played a strong half with a number of chances on goals that unfortunately didn't turn into a score. A good chat at half time encouraged the girls and they took back to the field with even greater enthusiasm.
Within minutes into the second half, a short corner was called and with a fantastic push, a goal was scored by Eabha O'M giving Wilson's a much needed boost. Riding on the high of scoring the first goal, our girls pushed again and through a great bit of teamwork and a good run, a second goal was quickly followed from Grace B. Although a minor slip, despite a strong defence, that allowed Mount Temple to score, the girls held onto their lead and kept the ball away from their opponents. Although there were a few more chances at goals, they didn't turn into anything and the game ended 2-1 to Wilson's.
The girls played a wonderful game of hockey with special mention to our two goal-scorers and the strong defence line but player of the match is Hannah H for constantly fighting for the ball and never dropping her head throughout the match, holding a strong place in the midfield line. Well done to the girls for another win and looking forward to seeing what they're capable of in the New Year.
Wednesday 14th December.
Basketball. The u19 Boys team played in a semi final today against Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach. It wasn't to be Wilson's game, but it was a great experience playoing in the Natioanl Basketball Arena. The following report is from Ms Beirne.
Isn’t it amazing how sports bring people together, not just to compete but to share special moments regardless of the result. Such was the mutual respect displayed on and off the court in the National Basketball Arena. This was a day for the U19 Boys, many in their final year with us. It was a big occasion and nerves were inevitable. The Competitions Officer Paul Dempsey spoke afterwards of the respect of the players and the quality of the game and the 3 pointer which was the game changer.
The following is a message received from the coach of the winning team and epitomises this wonderful semi-final day……..the Wilson’s spirit is obviously shared by GCC……you should all be really proud of yourselves. How lovely to see them chatting together after the game. Best of luck to Diarmuid and the lads from GCC in the final!
Rugby. We had 2 games in Multyfarnham today with the juniors kicking off proceedings against a strong St Pats Navan side. Triesfrom James, Kevin and Javier were not quite enough as Navan ran out winners 19.15. In theforwards Kevin, Shay andFintan were superb while Josh, Xavier and Jack were the pick of the backs.
The 2nd years were up next taking on Sandford Park. They raced into an early lead with 1st half tries from Shane (2), Ike, Mark G (2) and William. The 2nd half was a much more even affair with both teams adding one score. Ours coming from Cian who had caused Sandford problems all day. Oliver had a great game with the kinking tee adding 4 conversions. Final score 43.7.
Ethan, Hughie and George carried well up front and got though loads of work while Oliver, Dydren and Marc D caused havoc in the backs.
On Tuesday afternoon our 1st years (and some 2nd years) played out an in-house game to wrap up their rugby for the calendar year. It was wonderful to watch the progress these youngsters have made in only a few months. A highly entertaining game ended 33.29 to the “Blue Team”. Well done boys.
Thursday 16th December.
The First Year Boys’ hockey team had their second match of the season when Wesley College visited the school. A very good match was played between the two teams, with Wesley winning by 3-0. So many of the players played to a high standard, but special mention would need to be made to mark the efforts of Isaac, Matthew and Joseph, the last two having made their debuts for the school along with William and Caspar. Well done to all involved.
The Senior A Girls’ hockey team were in action in the Leinster Plate competition, where they were given a very difficult tie against Wesley College, judged by others as one of the two strongest sides in Leinster. Despite the best efforts of all the players, a heavy defeat ensued. Congratulations to all the girls on their efforts, but particular congratulations to Lauren, Sarah, Niamh, Irene and Alejandra who made their Senior A debuts today.