Swimming has started for the season! It takes place in the afternoons when the weather is suitable.
There were two cricket matches on Wednesday. The First Year Girls played Mount Anville away. The inexperienced Wilson's Hospital School team unfortunately lost to a very competitive Mount Anville team. Saege (the captain) opted to field first and thentire team tried bowling. With great overs from Cáit, Kate and Amy, the Mount Anville batters were under pressure. Doreen held her own as the wicket keeper and was a safe pair of hands through out. However, a few dropped balls from the fielders allowed the opposition to sneak runs. It was then Wilson's turn to bat and facing pace bowlers they struggled. However the partnership of Saadat and Aoife started to rack up runs. With notable running by Lexi and Laoise the Wilson's team couldn't catch the Mount Anville total.
Meanwhile, in a high spirited and encouraging match at home, Wilson's Girls Junior 2nd Team were narrowly defeated by Dundalk Grammar. With a team containing many debutants, Wilson's won the toss and chose to bat first with Adrianna, Amalia, and Saoirse all batting well but with Laura W especially shining, falling just short of a boundary, all on their maiden innings. The top order Batswomen really led the charge with Lana and Ella Mae putting nervy Dundalk bowlers under pressure, Wilsons finished with 68 runs. Then to Dundalk's batting, which was noticeably improved from their fielding. Sarah W, overall captain and first-choice bowler, put the opposition under pressure with a fine bowling display - described as ferocious by the opposition coach - and well a oiled outfield. Victoria O caught two balls with Lana, Laura and Adrianna all taking Wickets too. The real star was Ella Mae who as wicket keeper, took three wickets in two overs. Alas it was all for naught, the middle Dundalk batting pair bringing in 31 runs from three overs - including a 4 and two clear 6s - bringing their total to 82 and handing them the slimmest of victories.
Form 1 Boys were in action on Friday against Clongowes Wood College. They managed to complete the cricket fixture in very difficult conditions on Friday, 20th May. The rain was heavy so the match was played on the hockey pitch due to the wet underfoot conditions. After a poor start when wickets fell without many runs scored, the lower order managed to recover to be all out for 62 runs. Improving conditions made batting easier, as Clongowes chased their target with ease. Notable efforts included Aran and Rowan, though all tried their best.