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Sports & Extra Curricular Events 28th May - 1st June 2012

The focus this week is on school exams for Forms 1, 2, 4 and 5 and classes and study continuing for Forms 3 and 6.

 

However, the U15 Boys Cricket Team reached the final of their cricket competition to be played on Friday. Sports Day will also take place on Friday, the last day of term.

 

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U17 Girls Soccer team in Leinster Final.

It is a sign of the quality of the season enjoyed by the management team for football in Wilson’s Hospital School that they were disappointed with the performance from their side last Friday in Leixlip. The Junior Under 17 girls’ side took on Caritas College Dublin in the Final of the Leinster League Division 2.

 

The Multyfarnham side went into the encounter with a number of young players bolstering the older members of the side. However the recent loss of striker Lauren and defender Aisling through injury and illness told in the end.

 

It could have been so different. A goal from Rachel from a set-piece in the first few minutes seemed like a dream start for the Wilson’s girls. A header from Jillian had the Westmeath side starting to look comfortable. Caritas College fought back and exposed weaknesses in the Wilson’s defence. By half-time the sides were level.

 

The second half went Wilson’s way, at first. A second goal from Jillian settled the Multyfarnham side. Megan, in her final appearance for WHS, also managed to grab a goal to put Wilson’s 4 -2 ahead.

 

However, heat, defensive errors and a robust Caritas side took it’s toll. When centre back Darielle was taken off with a head injury the normally solid Wilson’s defence fell into disarray. Caritas pulled 2 goals back during goal mouth scrambles and Extra Time loomed. No more goals were scored and a penalty shoot-out was needed to settle the game.

 

First Year girls Chloe and Beth both easily converted their spot-kick in a confident manner. But with two other WHS penalties failing to find the target the spoils fell to Caritas College as they knocked home their first four penalties.

 

Reflecting afterwards, coach Liam Boggs and manager Gavan Kierans felt that the younger players in the squad proved their mettle and did exactly what was asked of them. However some soul searching about commitment is likely to take place in Multyfarnham. “This prize was within our grasp, twice. However problems in our midfield and defence can only be fixed by taking a more serious approach to the game” manager Gavan Kierans said afterwards. “It’s been a very good, very long season. If we want to avoid this happening again we need to keep our squads playing and training regularly”. The final score was Caritas College 4 Wilson’s Hospital School 4 (aet). Caritas won 4 – 2 on penalties.

 

It was a very exciting match and end to what has been an excellent season of the various soccer teams in Wilson’s.

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Sports & Extra Curricular Events 21st - 25th May 2012

Monday 21st May.

 

Badminton. The 2nd Year Boys had a May Badminton Blitz competition this evening. Jamie won the competition in a close game with Andrew. Ian came third narrowly beating John.

 

Tuesday 22nd May.

 

Badminton. The 2nd Year Girls blitz was on this evening. This competition was won by Favour with Alison in a close second. Kristina was in third position.

 

Cricket. The 1st year boys had a home match today. They played well winning the match. Stuart and Sam batted well and there was good fielding by several players. This qualifies the team for the semi-final of the Cup to be played early next week against Willow Park School.

 

 

Wednesday 23rd May.

 

Cricket. The Junior Boys were to be in action today but the opposition called off the match.

 

Musical Drama. Ms Lindsay's group of musicians, singers and dancers repeated the show that they put on earlier in the year for pupils and friends who did not see it first time around. It was an equally enjoyable evening's entertainment. Well done to all concerned

 

 

Friday 25th May.

 

Soccer. Congratulations to the U17 Girls played a Leinster Final today in blistering heat at Leixlip at 11.00a.m. Unfortunately they lost the match on penalties which is an indication of the closeness of these two teams. More details to follow.

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Minor Girls Soccer Team in League Final.

The Minor Under 15 Girls have now finished a long football season and can hold their heads high. Having first played St Killian's DS in March the girls knew this game was going to be tough. In the last encounter St Killian's won the Quarter Final game in the Minor Cup,

 

This re-match was to decide the Leinster Minor U15 League. The Wilson's girls did everything possible to produce a result in this game. However it was not to be.
An early WHS error was quickly punished by the Dublin side. Killian's kept the Multy side under pressure and were 2 goals up at half-time.

 

Wilson's were settled in the second half and came close to scoring which could have turned the game around. However in the dying minutes of the game St Kilian's showed their quality with 2 fine goals.

 

The match finished St Killian's DS 4 Wilson's Hospital School 0

 

Captain Darielle, keeper Kristina, midfielders Anna, Rachel and Chloe all had good games but, as usual at this level, it was a spirited team effort from the squad. Coach Liam Boggs was more than happy with the effort. He noted that the side gave everything they had. He felt that was as much as could be expected. The upset shown by the girls at the Final whistle was a credit to the girls. Although some injuries were picked up it is hoped that Darielle and Anna will recover and be available or Under 17 selection for next week's final against Caritas College, Ballyfermot.

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Conan qualifies for the RDS Equestrian Events.

Congratulations to Conan who has qualified for the RDS equestrian events during the summer. The first qualifier competition took place in Cavan Equestrian Centre in the 4th May. There were 91 to jump in the six to seven year old section of which only 6 would qualify. Conan on Jack The Lad were one of only 24 clears in the first round.

 

With Jack The Lad second last to go in the second round after only 4 clears, a clear and or a fast four-faults would be enough to qualify. Conan and Jack The Lad had the first fence down but then speeded up and ended the round with a time of 33.98. This fast time and only four faults earned them a qualifying place to go to the RDS. It’s a great achievement – well done and good luck!

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