Wesley College Dublin

Sports Update

Rugby

The SCT XV produced a marvellous performance to win 12-22 away to St Mary's College in the quarter-final of the Senior Plate competition. Well done to Luke Fitzpatrick who scored twice and Peter Costello who added an additional score to bring home a well-deserved victory. The team now look forward to hosting St Gerard's School in the semi-final of the competition next week.

Hard luck to the 3rd XV to lost narrowly 26-19 to Gonzaga in their final game in the East Coast League, narrowly missing out on qualification to the semi-finals of the competition. Well done to Khafu Momoh, Idanesi Momoh and Adam Evans who were our try scorers in this game.

A massive congratulations to the JCT XV who produced a courageous performance to win 0-5 away to CBC Monkstown in the semi-final of the Junior Plate. A breakaway score from outside centre Jamie Crooks settled the difference between the two teams. The squad now march on the meet St Mary's College in the final of the competition next week.

The rugby season ended on a winning note for both the U-14 A and U-15 A XV’s. Both teams were in action against Down High School, a touring team from Ulster. The U15 A XV won 31-7. Cain Mitchell-Doyle had a particularly impressive performance with three scores in addition to further tries from Jonny Cazzini and James Cassidy. Jonny Cazzini capped a man of the match performance with a further three conversions.

The U-14 A XV ended the the season with their thirteenth consecutive win of the season with a 26-12 against Down High School. Well done to Ed Collins who twice and to Milo Campbell who added an additional score. The score of the day came who centre Daniel Isaacson, who executed an outstanding team score assisted by Finn O’Neil. Rugby at its finest!

Girls Hockey

Congratulations to a remarkable team of girls who beat Mt Anville in the Final of the Minor A league. Wesley were up against a really strong Mt Anville team and had to cope with a lot of pressure in the opening half and went into the break 0-0. Wesley came out a completely different team in the second half and showed their true form, with continuous attacks leading to many scoring opportunities. The defence and midfield showed excellent composure throughout, dealing with any Mt Anville attacks. The game was 0-0 at full time and went into 1v1s.

Wesley looked the superior team, putting away all 4 of their 1v1s, with Hannah McKeena in goal working tirelessly to stop them converting their chances. The final score was 4-2 to Wesley, a very sweet and long-awaited victory. Congratulations to Roisin Scanlon and her team and to Mr Codd their coach.

Boys Hockey

Congratulations to the U-13 A’s who beat Newpark 5-0 in the cup Semi-Final. They went on to meet St Andrews but unfortunately lost 2-1 to final having gone 1-0 up. Congratulations to the team for their success this season.

Well done to the U-14 A’s who beat St Andrews 2-1 in the Cup Quarter Final. They then beat Mt Temple 4-0 and will now face The High School next Wednesday in the final. As Cup finalists they have also progressed to the All-Ireland finals in April.

Commiserations to the U-14 C’s who lost to East Glendalough on 1v1s in the semi-final of their League. The Junior C’s also lost out to East Glendalough in the Semi-Final of their League, finishing 4-2. Well done to both teams on their commitment and performance this season.

Congratulations to the Junior A’s came out victorious over St. Andrew’s in the Cup Final. Despite Andrew’s taking the lead in the first half, Wesley remained the more dominant out-field, with continued pressure paying off to equalise in the second half, thanks to a short corner drag by Adam Walker. Walker also scored the second goal, taking the lead for Wesley. A great performance by the team, showing resilience and impressive team play. Well done to the team and we wish them luck against the same opposition in the league final next Friday.