Saturday 10th August:
The Class of 2009 organised a visit to the school as part of their 10 year re-union event. Despite the pouring rain, they met at the front steps and had a guided tour followed by refreshments with Mr Thomas Parke who was their Year Head. It was great to see them back.
Saturday 17th August:
On Saturday the 17th of August WHS Old Boys took on Mullingar RFC at Shay Murtagh Park in the annual Winckworth Memorial game. This is always a highly competitive fixture and this year it was no different. Wilson’s eventually winning narrowly 28-22.
Wilson’s played with a strong breeze on their back in the first half and made the most of it with a well taken try by right wing Stephen Hyde who looked dangerous all evening. Good handling by Arthur Brabazon and Stephen Gill in the build up.
Scrum half Arthur Brabazon scored the next after some build up by the forwards. Barry Stuart, Rob Wakefield and Justin Forde carried hard, creating space for the lively 9 to score under the posts.
Mullingar finished the half the stronger scoring a penalty try after several 5 metre scores went to ground. Half time 14-7.
Wilson’s got on the scoreboard early in the second half with Centre Phillip Gardiner touching down. Mullingar got back in the game and scored the next 3 tries (one from Alan Brabazon who had played the first half for Wilson’s) to go ahead 22-21.
Wilson’s had the final say in the with the last play of the game. Scrumhalf Colin Draper with a quick tap penalty caught the Mullingar defense cold and scored under the posts. Stephen Gill added his 4th conversion of the afternoon to leave the score 28-22.
In the forwards William Ashmore, Andrew Payton and Alex Kenny were to the fore throughout while the Brabazon’s, Sam Murphy and Stephen Gill were excellent throughout. Ruadhan McDonnell was presented with the ‘Andrew Claxton Man of the Match Award’ after a typical all action display from the loose forward.
Massive thanks to the 33 players who togged out and played. Mike Tormey & Phil Gardiner were the oldest to take the pitch having left the school in 2006 while 6 of the class of 2019 also played their part as well.
Saturday 21st September:
Wilson's Hospital School is celebrating 50 years of female students! Back in 1969, the first girls arrived through our doors as Preston School in Navan merged with Wilson’s.
A special Ladies Luncheon took place at the Mullingar Park Hotel https://www.mullingarparkhotel.com/ on Saturday 21st September.
It was great to see many past pupils, staff, teachers, mothers, aunties, friends and neighbours celebrate with us. Your support is greatly appreciated.
All proceeds went towards completing our new Astro sports pitch.