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Sport & Extra Curricular Events 2nd - 8th March 2020

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Wednesday 4th March

Rugby. Unfortunately the Junior Boys Rugby team were beaten in their League Final today. There are details and pictures elsewhere on this website and on the school's Facebook page. We are proud of the team for reaching the final of this competition.

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Form 1 Boys Rugby. St.Patrick's Classical School, Navan travelled to Wilson's  for a stellar game of rugby. St. Pats had beaten Wilson's in Navan RFC before the turn of the year, which was the sides first loss of the rugby calendar.

The game kicked off and Wilsons hit the front with excellent tries from Brian and Callum, along with three brilliant solo efforts by Josh. The visitors replied late on in the break with three of their own, which left Wilson's up by two at the break.

Navan bounced back immediately after halftime and scored three unanswered tries. With minutes remaining, Wilson's sprung to life and reached sixth gear. George, Jake and Yaw all scored brilliant tries in this period to finish off the contest. It was a great team performance, and the group were delighted to win after loosing out to the same side earlier in the year. Callum, Jack W, Josh and Jake all had notable performances. Brian M won the man of the match award for his brilliant tackling, ferocious running and for scoring some wonderful tries.

The group would also like to thank Mr.Dunne's brother and team mates Conor Dunne and Shayne Fleming from Tullamore RFC for coming down to lend some knowledge and advice to the team during this bruising encounter.

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Soccer. Wilson’s boys team played their final competitive match of the season. Unfortunately it didn’t finish too well as a very strong Blackrock came away with an 8-1 victory.

Trailing 6-0 at halftime, once again the boys showed great fight to the final whistle with Jesse scoring a fine solo effort in the second half. The score could indeed have been worse were it not for a galant display by Andres in goal. The boys came out stronger in the second half and started to put better pressure on the opposition with Emmanuel, Javier and Henry defending well to contain the relentless Blackrock attack.
Man of the Match was Jesse.

Athletics. Wilson’s set of with a 24-strong team for the Leinster Orienteering Championships in the Hell Fire Woods in Rathfarnham, Dublin. The sun was shining and everyone was in high spirits.

There was a huge turnout at the event with both primary and post primary schools’ Championship Titles up for grabs. There was a great air of excitement and camaraderie as our athletes waited in anticipation having not yet been privy to their course maps.

The conditions were perfect and the views met with everyone’s approval. The Hell Fire Course proved a fitting venue for the championships testing the navigation skills of all involved. Our athletes tackled it with enthusiasm and energy, rising to the challenge of the big occasion. All performed true to form and the results proved very positive.

We had seven girls participating and the First Years nailed this competition. The Veronica and Victoria did it again with Veronica finishing in first and Victoria in third. Hot on their heels were Sarah in fourth, Libby in fifth and Abby in seventh. We had two more in the girl’s competition and they continued their winning streak with Katharina finishing first in TY and Clemence second in the 5th-6th Year Girls.

Wilson’s had a team of seventeen boys. The First Years were not going to let the side down and finished admirably with Patrick in sixth, Jack in seventh and Gordon in eighth. Well done also to Dineth. In the 2nd-3rd Year Boys Izaak finished in sixth followed closely by his teammates Aaron, Jules and Jack. Noah finished 3rd in the TY competition followed by Freddie in fourth, Wasswa in fifth and Kato in sixth.

Our first entrant home for the 5th-6th Year Boys was Craig who finished in a very impressive time to clinch second place. He was followed sometime later by Ben, Dominic, Nicholas and Noah who were placed third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Congratulations to all participants who displayed great strength of character and utter determination as they persevered on this challenging course.

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Thursday 5th March.

Rugby. It was the turn of our girls to take centre stage as they competed with four other Midland schools for a place in the finals in Donnybrook in late March. 

The standard was very high in both the senior and junior sections. Schools from Edenderry, Kilbeggan, Tullamore and Birr competed with us with most of the girls having played for clubs under 16 or 18s teams. 
 
Our junior girls won their group and will go on to compete in the finals in Donnybrook. This is the first time girls from our school will join the top table of girls' rugby in Leinster. Wins over Kilbeggan and Birr and a draw with Edenderry meant they went unbeaten for the day. 
 
The Senior girls battled hard but unfortunately lost out narrowly to Tullamore, Birr and Edenderry. They did beat Kilbeggan 4-3 with a length of the field try from Jenny being the standout moment of the game. Sadly they didn’t make it through to Donnybrook but all the same gave a fine account of themselves! 
 
It was great to see Ms Butler come along and support the girls. She has put in a lot of work with these girls and along with Mr Hales deserves all the credit in getting the girls to this stage.
 
The finals are on Thursday 12th of March in Donnybrook. Wilson’s Juniors will compete with another nine schools from all around Leinster for top honours. Well done girls and keep up the good work!

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Friday 6th March

Hockey. The Junior Girls Team played in a Leinster quarter final today but met a stronger team. 

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