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Sports & Extra Curricular Activities Round-Up 21st - 25th March 2011

Friday 25th March.

Hockey.

Congratulations to the Senior A Girl's Hockey Team who are

Meath & District League Champions 2011.

Wilson’s Hospital School played the final of the Girls’ Senior A Meath & District League on Friday 25th of March against St. Joseph’s Convent of Mercy, Navan - a game in which the Westmeath school emerged victorious. It was a sweet victory for the Wilson’s team who had lost last years final to the same opposite.

The game was scheduled for a half past ten start in Navan and with boisterous home support Mercy started the game much stronger than the Multyfarnham school. Some great defending from Wilson’s captain, Phidelma and Irene prevented the Meath school from taking an early lead. Eventually Wilson’s got a foot on the game, with Gunda controlling the game from midfield and Jill a constant threat up front. The remainder of the half was a nip and tuck affair with some excellent hockey from both teams. Half time arrived which allowed both teams to catch their breaths and take on some liquids on what was a very hot morning.

The second half continued in the same manner as the first with Jill going closest for Wilson’s and keeper Emily keeping them in the game at the back. Full time arrived with the deadlock unbroken and the dreaded extra time. Good impact from subs, Sarah, Vicky and Jessica allowed Wilson’s to take the lead on the stroke of half time in extra time. After some excellent work from Clara down the left wing the ball arrived at Jill stick in the centre of the circle. A low and powerful shot was too much for the Mercy keeper and the ball rattled the back board of the goal. Wilson’s held out for the rest of the match thanks to some excellent defending from Davina.

The team would like to thank Mr. Dick Forrest for umpiring the game, their team coach Mark Condell and they look forward to defending their champion’s title next season.

Girl's Soccer. The Wilson's Hospital School Girls U14 squad played the final official fixture of the season in perfect conditions today. Eureka Kells made the trek to Multyfarnham and gave a lesson in footballing ability. Eureka scored in the first few minutes and added a second goal shortly afterwards. Eureka proved to be very skilled indeed but Wilson's also had some fine chances too. However, Wilson's failed to make a breakthrough.

In fairness to the Wilson's girls, they, as always, kept fighting and were rewarded in the second half. Aline will be returning to Spain so this may be her final appearance in the Gold and Blue colours. She celebrated by scoring Wilson's two goals. The second goal was especially classy. She broke away towards the goal and struck a convincing lob into the top of the Eureka net. The game was played in a very friendly atmosphere and finished WHS 2 Eureka 7.

The most consistent player throughout the game was Jenny. The other very positive aspect to the game was the large squad of 19. All of the girls got a chance to play at some stage which gives us a good base to build on for next year. The Wilson's Hospital School squad was Kristina, Darielle, Aileen, Cari, Megan (Capt), Aline, Jenny, Alison, Anna, Rachel, Zoe, Pilar, Carmen, Cecillia, Hanna, Alanna, Jennifer, Claire and Samia.
Kit & Assistance - Ella, Anna and Isabelle.

Rugby. The Junior Boys played their semi-final today against Ashbourne. They started well but unfortunately ran out of steam in the second half. The final score was 26 - 22 to the opposition. More details to follow.

Wednesday 23rd March.

Rugby. The Junior Boys played today in a league match against Castleknock College and had a a steady win. The team played well in the first half but the slowed down in the second while the oppposition improved their game with a try. Wilson's Lochlainn scored a try and then Neville also scored a try which was converted by Matthew. Nathan went off injured but is expected to recover fully by the next match. Joe had a great game. The semi-final will be played tomorrow, Friday away against Ashbourne CS.

Tuesday 22nd March.

Hockey. The girl's teams were in Meath & District league competition today against the Royal School, Cavan. The Senior B team started well and two goals were scored by Karla and Megan. Caoimhe made her debut on the team. Avril and Laura had good games. The opposition fought back and the ultimate score was 3- 2 to Cavan. It was nice to see Mr Lindsay umpiring the game! The Minor B held the opposition to a nil all draw. Wilson's had plenty of attempts at goal, but unfortunately, none were successful. They Minor A team had another exciting matech which ended in Wilson's favour 4 - 0 with a steady game form the team and goals from Kate, Megan, Aline and Ella. The forwards had a particularly good game working as a unit.

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