Irish Rugby Selection
Well done to current 6th year and SCT player Sam Illo on his selection for the Ireland Under 18 Clubs and Schools training squad this week ahead of their match against England Under 18 Clubs and Schools over the Easter break.
Hard luck to the SCT XV who lost 15-17 at home to St Gerard's School in the semi-final of the Senior Plate. Tries in this match came from Sam Illo and Luke Fitzpatrick in addition to a conversation and penalty from scrum-half, Jack Atkinson.
Hard luck also to the JCT who lost the Junior Plate Final last week. The boys played some fantastic rugby and were unlucky not to come away with more. They should be very proud of themselves after a competitive and very enjoyable season.
Commiserations to the Senior 1st XI who lost 1-0 on Wednesday to High School in the Cup Final. Having gone 1-0 down midway through the 1st half against the run of play, Wesley searched for an equaliser. Unfortunately, despite a number of good chances, we were unable to find that elusive goal and High School held on for their first Senior Cup. Well done to Captain Ben O’Grady and all the team for representing the school so well throughout the season. We wish them all luck in the Trophy final next week.
Congratulations to the U-14’s who prevailed 2-1 against the same opposition, in their Cup final. Captain Connor Walsh opened the scoring with a sublime drag flick. High School equalised right at the end of the first half despite a good initial save from Daniel Warman-Spain. Gordon Bernon scored, what ultimately proved to be the winner about 10 minutes from time, which he finished emphatically. A great finish to their wonderful season, well done to all the team and coaching staff.
Commiserations to the Junior A’s who lost to St Andrews in their League Final on 1v1s after the game had finished 3-3 after extra time. The team will be disappointed to have lost but should be commended on their commitment and performances this year.
Congratulations to all First year girls hockey teams who have all done really well in their own leagues this year. Three teams qualified for the group finals. The B1’s beat Holy Child Killiney in the semi-final on Saturday morning and then had to play Loreto Beaufort in the final. The match was very close and after an exciting scoreless draw, went to 1 v 1s which Beaufort won. A disappointment for the B1’s but a very hard-working and hugely improved team who will have many more successes in their years to come. The A1’s beat St Andrews and Kings Hospital on their way to the final in which they drew 1-1, another very close encounter between two good teams. Wesley clinched the title following a 1 v 1 competition with Tanya Plunkett, Ally Boucher and Annabel Squires popping converting their chances in the goal and Lucy Bond making a crucial save. Well done to both of the teams for a great season and we wish the C2’s good luck in their group final next year.