Sports & Extra Curricular Events 16th - 22nd April 2012
All sports ans extra curricular activities re-commence this week.
Wednesday 18th April.
Cricket. The competitive season was to start today with a league match for the Junior Boy's Team. However, the match was cancelled!
Rugby. The First and Second Years boys played a blitz in Mullingar which they won. Well done!
Athletics. 23 athletes from Wilson's took part in the Meath Schools Competition in Navan. Victoria won gold in the U27 100m while Mervyn won silver at U17 100m. Adeole took bronze in the U15 80m. Ahanna took gold in U17 shot. Other successes in shot included Roselyn, Daniel, Mukaila, Ross and Heather. The next outing for the Athletes is Wed. 2nd May at Santry.
Thursday 19th April.
Soccer. Congratulations to the Minor girls who played the U15 Leinster League Div 2 Quarter Final play-off. For the third time this season the Wilson's Hospital School girls took on a team from St Oliver's CC Drogheda. Wilson's won a Senior league game in Gainstown and a First Year League game in Drogheda but, as the footballing cliche goes, there are no easy games at this level. Nonetheless it was a strong wlson's squad that travelled to Drogheda on Thursday 19th April.
A good start saw Favour get her first Wilson's goal when she broke through on the left of the penalty box and slipped a goal in after five minutes. Rachel broke through and hit the crossbar with a cracker of a shot from the edge of the box. Beth volleyed in a top quality goal as half-time approached to leave the Wilson's girls in a good position.
The second half almost turned into a disaster. A foul on an attacking Drogheda girl saw Oliver's pull a goal back. A direct free kick from about twenty yards out was strong and high. Keeper Kristina got a hand to the shot and pushed it onto the crossbar but the strike had enough power to cross the goal-line. When a Wilson's defender later sought to protect herself from a shot and was deemed to handle the ball the resulting penalty was always likely to be converted. Drogheda made no mistake with a wide, low hard strike. This balanced the match at two all as the final whistle approached.
A penalty shoot-out is always difficult for teams but it looked likely as both sides fought for the first ten minutes of extra time. Wilson's hit the post and it looked like it was not going to be the Multy girls day as the final ten minutes tipped off. However Rachel had other ideas. A dazzling run from the half-way line saw her beat a number of Drogheda defender before firmly planting the ball in the Oliver's goal. Chloe got injured with a minute to go. However she recovered from a kick in the chest to take advantage of a breaking ball outside the box. She struck first time and volleyed home her first ever Wilson's goal. Both sides were now spared Ordeal By Penalty as the referee blew for Full Time.
It was a top quality hard fought match but Wilson's were the better side overall on the day. They were also the better entertainers as Favour lead her team mates in a celebratory sing-song on the side-line! This was a new first for the Multy Machine but it was a deserved win.
Squad - Kristina,Hilary, Sophie, Darielle (captain) Aileen, Anna,Beth, Rachel, Chloe, Zoe, Favour. Subs:Heather for Hilary, Alison for Zoe, Claire, Martha,Megan, Suzie, keeper #2.
Loreto Crumlin will host Wilson's Hospital School in the Semi Final of the Leinster Minor League Div 2 play-offs.
Friday 20th April.
Junk Kouture. Congratulations to Ampara and Victoria who qualified for the final of this competition at the regional event in Athlone last month. This competition, co-ordinated by Miss Byrne, is to create an outfit from recycleable "junk". There is a photo of the girls' dress in the News section of this website. Congratulations for getting this far in the competition.
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April.
Equestrian. The National Interschool’s Competition was held this year in Mullingar Equestrian Centre on the weekend of the 21st/22nd April 2012. Huge prizes were on offer for the best team. Travelling expenses to Hickstead for three people and their horses was the main prize. Teams from all over Ireland came to take up the challenge, including Wilson’s Hospital School. The school did not have enough points amassed throughout the year to take the prize but competed for fun and a great day out.
The Open Team consisted of Conan, Sofie, Avril and Shonagh. This was a new combination for Wilson’s. Winning no major prize, the team came out with only four faults. Avril was jumping her first 90cm-1m course. Conan got a brilliant double clear. The team were delighted with their results at the end of that competition.
Not only was the competition a team event but the weekend held other events. Representing the school we had Jenny and Avril compete in the Jumpcross. The girls had to show skill and control to complete this show jumping and cross country course. Both girls did very well. Then on Sunday Shonagh competed in the Grand Prix Individual and was delighted to finish with only four faults in such a top level competition.
The Wilson’s competitors all used the new numnahs and looked very well. Congratulations to them all and to Chef d’Equip for the team, Shonagh, for organising the participants. Thanks to everyone who supported the event in any way for Wilson’s.