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Sports & Extra-Curricular Activities Round Up 28th - 4th March 2011

Friday 4th March.

Music. Congratulations to the School Choir, Dancers and Musicians who took part in the All-Ireland Final of the Light Entertainment Festival 2011 in Macroom, Co. Cork tonight. They had a great experience and come back to the school with trophies for Best Drummers (Ivan and Mark) and Joint Runners-Up overall. Great achievements for everyone involved and their Director, Miss Heslin. More details are available in the Latest News section.

Thursday 3rd March.

Rugby. Wilson's Hospital Win their first League Match against Balbriggan C.C.

On a fine Spring afternoon Wilson’s First Year boy’s rugby team took on Balbriggan Community College in their ever first competitive rugby match played in excellent conditions at Multyfarnham. This was their first match in the North Leinster’s U14’s development league that Wilson's Hospital School have taken part in, and what a success it was for this young team.

Wilson's kicked off and from the kick off Balbriggan scored a try to leave them seven points up after only three minutes of play. From the restart Wilson's  gained possession and from the ruck the ball was passed to Stephan who put in an excellent  cross kick for Daniel to pick up the ball and score a great try in the corner, but Stephan failed to convert  the try for the extra two points. At this stage Wilson's were struggling, so some positional changes were made as Balbriggan's  back line were much bigger and stronger, so we brought on Mervyn at No8 moved Stephan to centre Ian to out half, and what a huge difference this made to the balance of the team.

Wilson's were under pressure at this stage, but just before half time they increased the tempo of their game, with all the team working hard together, with Andrew, Ross, Andrew their captain leading by example, who motivated his forwards and as a result, Andrew went over for two tries and Daniel scored his second try, to leave the half time score Wilson's 24 points, Balbriggan 21 points. With this match hanging in the balance Wilson's knew they had to keep the tempo up in the second half, if they were going to win, so it was game on.

From the kick off by Balbriggan, Andrew fielded the ball and made a terrific run down the touch line, but was finally tackled inside the Balbriggan twenty two, from the ensuing ruck Wilson's won the ball and scored a good try. As the game progressed it was obvious that all the hard training was going to pay off, as Balbriggan were starting to wilt, so Wilson's capitalised on this with some fine rucking and support play, and went on to score two more tries.

Ian playing at out half controlled the game well, and made a great break only to be tackled just short of the line. Then with only a few minutes to full time James intercepted a pass by the Balbriggan scrum half to score, and leave the match out of reach for the visiting team. This was an excellent performance by all the team, with Mervyn really doing some great defensive tackling, ably assisted by Stephan, Matthew, and Robert. The final score was 45 – 26 to Wilson’s Hospital School.

Wednesday 2nd March.

Hockey. The girl's Minor B team played their latest round of the Meath & District League today at home against Drogheda Grammar School and had a resounding win with a huge number of goals. It was a spirited game with promise being show by the attackers. There was great defensive play shown by Cari and Clair. Darielle was also strong in defence until she had to go off with a hand injury. On this beautiful afternoon, player of the match was surely Anna who scored no less than 6 goals! Alison added another goal and Jennifer completed the game with a further two goals. Well done to the whole team!

Rugby. The Junior Boys team were in action today away against Belvedere in the After-Christmas League. They had a convincing win with a final score of 47 - 7. There were tries from Mark, Matthew, Nathan and Neville. Matthew also got two conversions. Jamie made a very good run. Mark played a great game. The scrums were very good with John as prop. Jamil also had a good game starting as prop. A good game alround for the team.

Soccer. The U19 Boys Soccer Team played away against Blackrock. They game up against a much stronger team but did not lose focus. There were goals from Glenn and Sean. Wilson's didn't use the chances they got to score more often. Sean was unlucky with some of his attempts on goal. Ivor had a good enough game as he played in goals for the first time. There was good play too from Andrew. More training is required for the team to achieve it's potential. The game ended 7 - 2 to the opposition. Meanwhile, the U18 Girls team had a Leinster League competition away against Dundalk. This was a tightly fought game which ended 3 - 2 against Wilson's. The goals came from Jill and Lauren. Laura had a strong game with Leanne defending the goal well as Dundalk took shots at her from all directions. This tight game was good practise for their next game against Eureka, Kells.

Tuesday 1st March.

Badminton. The U14 Girls Badminton who are Westmeath Cjampions, played in the Leinster Schools Competition today at Baldoyle. The standard was very high, and while the girl's didn't win they all enjoyed the competition and gained valuable experience of playing at this level. Congratulations to Alison, Zoe , Aline, Carmen and sub. Christina and all the other members of the team.

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