Wesley College Dublin

Sports Update

Badminton

Congratulations also to the boys U-19A and B teams who took part in the DBS League Finals last week. The B's, consisting of Jack Ryan (Captain), Viv Zhao, Colm Du and Sean Purser were beaten by a strong Sandford Park A side. The A’s had a fantastic win against Terenure College in a very tight match which they won by only 7 points on their last doubles match. The winning team are Matthew Teo (Captain), Fernando Moreno, Harry Boland and Pascal Raos. Wesley have not won the U-19A trophy since 2007, so a fabulous achievement. The success of both teams and the U-16 boys and girls still to play in their semi-finals, is down to their dedication to training despite having to travel for the past couple of years.

Both U-19A and B teams now qualify for the Leinster Schools Finals day on Thursday the 24th of January in Baldoyle, we wish them all the best.

Commiserations to our U-16A boys team who lost their DBS Semi Final on Wednesday to a very strong Gormanstown College team.

Best of Luck to U-16A girls, consisting of Soyoka Boyce, Ciara Ryan, Abbey Cox and Lydia Stanley and to our U-16B boys of Liam Mc Quaid, Ben Maher, Matthew Harvey and Jude Clarke who will all play in the DBS semi finals this Wednesday the 23rd of January against St Joseph of Cluny and Blackrock College respectively.

Athletics

We had a very successful cross-country outing in DCU last Tuesday. The boys first-year team won the Gold team prize. Jamie Byrne came in first and Harry Goolding came 3rd overall. There were also excellent performances from Killian O’Brien who came 5th and Niall Gleeson 9th. Well done also to the first-year girls’ team who ran very well on the day. David Bosch came 3rd overall in his race and Faye Dervan came 1st in the girls intermediate, claiming the big wins from the school. Well done also to Grace Dervan.

Yesterday,  the Wesley Cross Country team had a successful outing in Rathdrum in the East Leinsters. There was a great performance from both the minor girls A and B teams. A massive well done also to Lauren Mackey who ran very well in the Junior Girls race. The minor boys won their competition with Jamie Byrne 1st, Harry Goolding 3rd, Antoinne Roquette 5th, Killian O Brien 6th, Niall Gleeson 7th and Ferdia Spain finishing as their anchor-man. Well done to the boys for bringing home the trophy. 


A huge well done to Faye Dervan who won the Intermediate race and to Grace Dervan, Holly Micklen and Alannah Doherty for bring home the bronze in the Girls Senior race. Grace came 3rd overall.  There was also great performances from the boys junior A and B teams with Adam Nunan finishing 9th in his race. The boys intermediate team also ran very well with David Bosch finishing 10th in that team.

Well done to all the athletes that performed very well and did the school proud.

Boys Rugby

The SCT XV played their final fixture prior to their Leinster Schools Cup last 16 tie by playing Glenstal Abbey, the 2018 Munster Schools Cup Winners. The team showed tremendous character to win 19-17. Both scores in this game came from Sam Illo and the decisive conversion was kicked by winger, Zach McMullin.

The U-15 A XV lost away 41-19 to a strong Blackrock College side. Well done to Gordon Bernon who scored two tries in that game and to Cian Mitchell-Doyle who also crossed over for five points.

The U-14 A XV won 45-0 at home to St. Fintan’s. Special mention must be awarded to man of the match Ryan Price who scored two tries. Further tries were also scored by Aaron Wallace, Milo Campbell, Ferdia Spain, Sam McMullin and Flynn Murphy. It was also a successful day of the tee with Peter Montgomery kicking four conversions with Daniel Jones adding a further two points

Hard luck to the U15 A XV who lost 24-7 away to CUS on Saturday. Well done to Mateo Rico who scored in that game.

Girls Hockey

Last weekend, the Senior 2’s drew 1-1 against Our Lady's Terenure Senior 1 team. They produced a much better second half performance, with a goal from Kimi Le Rougetel Menzies. The Senior 3’s unfortunately lost to Our Lady's Terenure in a friendly.

On Wednesday, we had a number of successes across our teams. Well done to the Senior 2’s who beat Newbridge 2-0 in their league. Goals from Darine McCabe and Anna Lew.

The Junior A’s beat The High School 4-0 in a friendly, with a very good team performance. Siuin Woods scored a hat-trick and Abigail Walsh scoring an excellent reverse stick goal.

Hard luck to the Junior B’s who lost to Alex 2-0 in the league and drew 1-1 to Mt Sackville.

The Junior C’s had an excellent win against Loreto Dalkey, 3-0, in their last league game with Aimee Campbell scoring a hat-trick. We wish them good luck in their league playoff against Temple Carrig on Wednesday.

The Minor A’s had two good wins against Alex and The High School, while the Minor B’s beat St. Gerard’s in their league. A great performance by the team with four goals from Molly Fitzpatrick, the rest from Alex Gordon, Alex Colbert and Elena. The first year B1’s lost 5-4 to Andrews in a close game, while the C1’s won 2-1.

It was a great weekend for girls hockey, winning all league and cup matches

Well done to the Senior 4’s who beat St. Joseph’s Cluny 1-0 in their League. Brilliant goal from Laura Johnston, with Julie Aphancieff stepping up from the Juniors to play in goal.

Best of luck to the Senior 1’s as they play The High School in the cup semi-final this Wednesday.

Well done to the Junior A’s who beat St. Andrew’s 3-0 in the league. A fantastic team performance with a well worked team goal after 10 minutes, with Siuin Woods putting it in the goal. The second came soon after with Abigail Walsh scoring a great reverse stick goal, for the second time this week. The second half saw the third goal being scored by Sinead O'Grady with her brilliant drag flick from a short corner. Well done to Aisling Breslin, who was player of the match. That result sees the girls into the semi-final of the league. The Junior B’s beat the U-13 B boys 2-0, a good competitive game for both sides.

Congratulations to the Minor A’s who beat St. Andrew’s on 1v1s in the Minor Cup. Another great result from the minors who worked extremely hard to get themselves back into the game after a slow start. It was 0-0 after full time. Hannagh McKenna pulled off some great saves in 1v1s and Grace O'Donoghue, Emma Montgomery and Robyn Burke scored to win. Captain Rosin Scanlon and Holly Hempenstall had super games in defence. Well done to all the team

The Minor C’s won 3-0 against Foxrock in the league. The girls played a brilliant game, keeping the pressure from start to finish. Three of the goals came from Clara Griffin, with great work in defence by Lucy Coleman and Ciara Walsh

The first years played Mt Sackville, with three wins and a draw. The A’s won 2-1 (goals from Annabel Squires and Tanya Plunkett). The A2’s won 3-1 (goals from SJ Cooke and Amy Macken). The B1’s drew 0-0 and the B2’s won 2-0 (goals from Nicole and Heidi

Boys Hockey

In their final group league match the Junior A’s beat St. Killian’s to top their group. The boys kept a clean sheet and will now progress to the Semi-final. Congratulations to all involved.

The U-14 A’s beat Sutton Park 3-1 in the league, in a good game, that they fought hard to win, while the U-14 B’s lost to St Columba’s in a friendly.

The Senior 1sts beat Sutton Park in their league with a clean sheet and they maintain their 100% record in their group.

Cycling

Congratulations to Lara Gillespie who defended her Irish Elite Cyclecross title in style at the National Cyclocross Championships at Fota House, Co. Cork the weekend before last. The race was a tight affair throughout but Lara’s experience and strength in the sprint saw her clinch gold to claim yet another national victory. A superb achievement, well done.

She also competed in the World Cup in France over the weekend in the Women’s Elite group.