Tuesday 26th February.
Hockey. The weather was on the Senior A girls hockey team’s side today as the sun was beaming and we were also cheered on by some amazing supporters as we took on St Raphaela’s in the semi-final of our Leinster competition.
Our defence started off very strong from the whistle with Alex, Hazel and Ellen blocking almost every ball and pushing it forward. The girls were very unlucky to concede two goals in the first half despite their amazing team spirit and never losing hope.
After a quick talk from the coaching team at half time, the girls came back fighting and never lost hope with Avril and Roisín showing amazing captaining skills encouraging the girls along the way whilst also showing great skill on the pitch. The team sadly conceded another one goal in the second half but they kept fighting to the end and never lost hope. The final score was 3-0 to St.Raphaela’s
The girls should be very proud of their effort today and how well they played for the season and for getting all the way to a Leinster semi-final. The squad still have one more chance to bring back some silverware to Wilson's with their Meath and District League final against Dundalk Grammar School in a few weeks time. Many congratulations to the squad and their coaching team on this great achievement.
Wednesday 27th February.
Hockey. The Minor A girls team, the Minor B girls team and Junior girls team will all be in action today. The Minor A are playing Dundalk Grammar at home and the Juniors are playing Loreto Mullingar in an away fixture.
The Minor B girls team had an amazing performance against Dundalk Grammar School on a warm spring day at home in Multyfarnham. The girls started off really strong from the first whistle with the forwards and mids not letting any balls past them down to the backline. Star performances were had in attack from Anna, Chizi, Leah and Áine. As the first half rolled on into the eigth minute, Leah made a run up the wing, Chizi continued the ball on nicely to Áine whose amazing shot finished in the back of the net.
After a motivational team talk from the coaching team at half time the girls came back even stronger. A substitution switching the goal keeper, Charlotte, out for a forward position showed only some of the versatility of these players. The girls kept the pressure on the Dundalk half. The girls were unlucky to score another goal despite having three on target, but still blocked every Dundalk ball that even threatened to come their way. It was a triumphant end to the day with the final score of the match being 1-0 to the Wilson’s girls. They should all be very proud of their performance today and throughout the whole season.
Soccer. The Senior Boys team played their last competitive game of the 2018/19 season. Unfortunately it didn’t end on a high as we were well beaten by Ashbourne CS 9-0.
However it should be noted that we only travelled with eleven outfield players and no recognizable goalkeeper. Ashbourne had the luxury of bringing on five fresh outfield players as the teams tired due to unseasonably warm conditions (17c). WHS were 4-0 down after 20 minutes and it stayed this way til half time. The strain showed in the second half and the last few tiring minutes allowed Ashbourne to put a gloss on a very fine performance by them.
Man of the Match was Santos for a never say die attitude and a special mention for Divine from second year who put in a sterling performance.
Rugby. The Senior boys rugby team made it four wins from four in the Forester Cup today, beating old rivals St Columba’s College at home.
For large periods of this game St Columba’s made life very difficult for Wilson’s who led a slender 10-3 at half time. First half tries came from Conor and a length of the field job from Alex.
In the final fifteen minutes Wilson’s pulled away with Conor, Alex (2), Denians and the score of the game coming from Harry made the win comfortable in the end.
Nathan, Alex and David were to the fore up front while Owen, Thomas and Ben were the pick of a lively backline. Barry gets the nod for Man of the Match after an all-action display in the front row.
Thursday 28th February.
Basketball. The Junior boys team will be in action in Tullamore today.
Friday 1st March.
Rugby. On Friday afternoon the 1st & 2nd Year boys team hosted The Marist Athlone in two games. 22 first years took the field and were aided by 8 second years in order to field two teams at the one time.
The Blue Team
The Blue team played on the Rugby pitch. At half time the score was 19-14 in favour of Wilson’s. The second half was a more one sided affair with WHS cruising to a 44-14 win.
Izaac, Mateo and Sam were the pick of the forwards while Tom, Elliott and Michael caused the Marist lots of problem in the backs.
The Gold Team
The Gold team played on the Soccer pitch and cruised to a 46-0 victory in a one sided affair. Tries on the afternoon came from William (2), Kwaku (2), Scott, Jamie (his first try for the school) and Matt.
Matt did a super job as team captain and constantly led by example. Rodrigo, Fintan and Charlie worked very hard up front while Kwaku, Samuel and William were very good in the backs.