17 October 2023
Sports Roundup 13th October
Leinster Senior League v Pres Bray
The Senior 1st team
continued their League this Wednesday when they hosted Pres., Bray. Lee
Fitzpatrick got the score board rolling as he crossed for the first
score following a rolling maul. This sparked a barrage from the College that the Wicklow men struggled to deal with. Sam Browne crossed soon after and tries from Dan Cox, Rory Allen, Paddy Martin and a hat-trick from Todd Lawlor, combined with 7 conversions from Paddy Taylor, saw the College into a 54 - 0 lead at the break.
The second half saw the College continue to dominate both the possession and territory percentages despite an improved half for the visitors. Allen bagged his second and this was followed by Josh Montgomery, Dara Cosgrave and Rory Taylor all crossing the whitewash. P Taylor converted the first three to make it a round 80 for the College. P Taylor would finish the game with stats of 11 from 13 from the boot as he brought the game to an end when he converted his own try to leave it 87-0 at the final whistle.
Special mentions go to Conor Hanly and Todd Lawlor.
Leinster Junior League v Pres Bray
Our Juniors travelled to Pres Bray for their second league fixture and ran out easy winners by 54 points to 5. We welcomed back Luke Kelly from injury and he helped himself to 3 tries, while Giles Healy, Max Rainbow, Peter Murphy, Johnny Martin and captain Eoghan Hearne also scored tries. Tadhg Murphy added 7 conversions out of 8 in a great kicking display. Congratulations to our two second years that made their debuts today, Saul Brewster and Josh D’Alton who both played very well today. Next up is another away trip to Temple Carrig in two weeks time.
Senior 1st 87 0 Pres., Bray
Senior/TY 66 0 Pres., Bray
Junior A 54 5 Pres., Bray
Inter A 32 17 Gonzaga
Inter B 5 7 Gonzaga
Inter C 7 5 Gonzaga
Eller A 29 14 Roscrea
Eller Black 25 25 Eller Red
Minor A v Mount Sackville
Newbridge Minor A’s made the trip to Mount Sackville on Tuesday for a friendly match in preparation for their upcoming league games. In a scrappy opening quarter, neither team created too many opportunities as the ball got stuck in congestion for much of the quarter. The second quarter showed some improvement with Newbridge linking together some nice passages of play. One in particular saw Libby Merrins slide a pass through to Isabelle Walsh who took it in her stride and was fouled as she bore down on goal to earn a short corner. Into the second half, some strong defensive work from Georgia MyersCough, Ruth Farrell and Oonagh O’Donnell in particular saw large spells of pressure on the Mount Sackville goal. From one such spell, Isobel Kelly found space in the circle to slot the ball past the Mount Sackville goalkeeper to put Newbridge ahead. The final quarter continued in the same pattern with Newbridge continuing to put some nice moves together. From a free hit at the top of the Newbridge circle, Laoise McDaid found Zoe Hogan in midfield. She in turn found Grace Kelly on the right sideline who carried and delivered a pass to Sarah Kelly in the Mount Sackville circle, who clinically found a defenders foot to earn Newbridge another short corner opportunity. At the other end, Aobha O’Flaherty remained alert and made a number of good saves from Mount Sackville counter attacks as the game finished in a 1-0 win for Newbridge.
1st Years v Sutton Park
Two teams of first year players faced off against Sutton Park on Tuesday. We played a series of 10 minute matches with everyone getting lots of minutes on the pitch and lots of touches. Newbridge were on top throughout and worked hard to help each other to be organised defensively resulting in a lot of turnovers high up the pitch with Siofra Donagh, Grace Joyce and Naomi Deasy winning a lot of ball. This resulted in good opportunities for Newbridge to open the scoring but the Sutton Park goalkeeper was in good form, making numerous saves. Newbridge had the ball in the net on one occasion via Mia Lennon but it was ruled out having hit a Newbridge foot in the circle. At the other end, Grace Kennedy made her goalkeeping debut and pulled off a fantastic save to deny Sutton Park a goal on a rare breakaway counter attack as the game finished 0-0.
Minor A 1 Mount Sackville 0
Senior 2 1 Temple Carraig 0
The boys U-17 team got their league campaign off to a successful start with a 3-2 win against St. Farnan's. Despite having the bull of the possession Newbridge found themselves down by 2 inside the first 20 minutes after two deflected goals. This didn't deter the team and they rallied with 2 goals from Dylan Hand before half time to bring it back to a draw. The second half continued in a similar patter with Newbridge owning the ball without getting the goal until Killian Hannon got a deserved goal to give Newbridge a 3-2 victory. Harry Jones and Conor McBrien linked up excellently throughout.