Leinster Junior Cup
Hard luck to the JCT XV who lost 15-8 against Presentation College Bray in the last 16 of the Leinster School Cup last week. With a superb defensive display in the first half, the score was 3-3 at half-time, with a single penalty kicked by captain and out-half, Daniel Campbell. Two breakaway scores from Pres made the score 15-3 before Jamie Walsh crossed over the line from close range with just over 10 minutes to go. Unfortunately, it was not to be.
This squad deserve tremendous credit for reaching this stage of the competition after a lot of hard work from players and coaches which commenced in March 2018. They have set a standard and marker for future Wesley JCT sides to follow. We wish Pres all the best in the quarter-finals.
Irish Hockey Selections
There was great news during the week for a number of our players who have been selected for their respective Irish teams to play England over half term in Lilleshall.
Ireland U-16’s: Adam Galbraith, Ben Ryder, Craig Mackay
Ireland U-18’s: Josh Greaney
Ireland U-18’s: Emma Paul.
Congratulations to the five selected and we wish them good luck over half term.
The 3rd XV got their East Coast League campaign off to a fantastic start with a 41-7 at home to CUS. Well done to Matthias Hjelseth who scored three tries in this game and to Alex Bucheli who scored twice. Nathan Columb added a further score and Alex Devenay kicked 11 points in total.
Despite a narrow defeat, the 15 A XV had an encouraging performance at home to CBC Monkstown. Well done to Gordon Bernon who scored twice in that match.
There were a number of matches going on last week, both home and away. The big one on the card was the Senior Boys who played St. Andrew’s in the League Semi-Final on Wednesday. The boys produced a great performance in a nail-biting meeting of the two rivals. With quality goals being scored by both sides taking it to 2-2 at full time, it came down to extra-time. The first half remained scoreless, but with one minute left in extra-time, Wesley scored, securing their place in the League final. Well done to all the team on an outstanding performance and we wish them all the best in the final which takes place in St. Columba’s on Wednesday at 3pm against The High School.
The U-13 A’s won 7-3 in the first round of their Cup against The High School. A great team performance brought them back from 1-0 down to 5-1 up at half time. Sam Chapman, Theo Marcoux, Peter Montgomery and Ed Collins all had superb games, with Jamie Byrne, Montgomery and Collins getting on the scoresheet.
The Minor D’s drew 2-2 with The High School in their league. A very strong first half saw us go up 2-0, with both goals scored by Glory Daniel-Ochonma. Unfortunately, we lost a bit of momentum in the second half, conceding twice to equalise.
The Minor A’s beat Mount Sackville in the league on Saturday 4-0, with goals for Mikayla Power, Ella Power and Grace O’Donoghue.
The Minor B’s unfortunately lost against Mount Anville. They got on the score board first, but within one minute we had equalised. Mount Anville slotted away another to go into the break 2-1. With a win or draw needed to progress in the league, the girls created chances, hitting the post twice and with two balls rolling across the face of the goal. Despite their hard work, it wasn’t their day, finishing 4-1.
The First Year A’s won their Cup match last week 3-0 against St. Teresians and will progress to the next round. The A1’s also won their league match on Saturday against Loreto Beaufort 4-0. Tanya Plunkett helped to secure the win with a second half hat-trick. The A2’s won 3-2 from 2-0 down against Loreto Dalkey, showing a bit of grit and determination. Ruth Keoghan scored the winner. The B1’s won 3-1 against Loreto Dalkey. A strong first half containing three goals won us the game. We did well to hold them out in the second half. The B2’s also won 2-1 against Loreto Beaufort, with a good performance all round. The C1’s won comfortably against a 10 a side Foxrock team, with a great team effort.