Wesley College Dublin

Sports Update

Interprovincial Hockey

Well done to our students who represented Leinster at the weekend in Belfast. The U-16’s, including Kameron Moran, Andrew Fox, Josh Gill, Mark Smyth and Conor Walsh, had a good win against Munster on the last day, with Andrew scoring the equaliser to take it to 1 v 1’s. Well done to Ulster who won the competition overall. 

The U-18’s, including Adam Galbraith, Craig Mackay, Fionn Marriott, Tom Power, Ben Ryder and Adam Walker, despite beating Munster in a shoot-out after a thrilling 4-4 draw, were defeated by a strong Munster side on the final day. Munster took the title for the first time in many years.

Best of luck to all the girls representing in the upcoming Interprovincial tournament in Cork. The U-16’s are Siuin Woods and Mikayla Power, while Holly Micklem, Emma Paul and LIndsay Power will represent the U-18’s.

Boys Hockey

The U-14’s beat Sullivan thanks to Sam Chapman keeping us in the game in the first half. Louis McSweeney nicked a goal. Captain Peter Montgomery scored 2, with the game ending 3-2. The Junior A’s lost out 2-1 to Campbell, when they travelled to Belfast also.

Rugby

Well done to the U-14’s who had their first 10's blitz of the season at home to St Fintan's High School on Wednesday. The squad won the blitz overall by four games to two marking an excellent start to the season.

The U-15 A and B XV's travelled to Greystones RFC to take on Temple Carrig. The A's drew 10-10. Harry Goolding was the try scorer in that match with out-half Peter Montgomery adding a conversion and penalty. The B's lost 38-19. Well done to Evan Byrne who scored twice, alongside an additional score from Adam Brownell. Further points were added from the tee with one conversion a piece for Oliver Morris and Louis McSweeney.

The JCT XV responded well after defeat last week to draw 24-24 at home to CBC Monkstown. Well done to Milo Campbell who scored twice. Further tries were added from Cian Mitchell-Doyle and Jonny Cazzini, who also kicked two conversions.

After victory in the Graham Cup on Saturday, the SCT picked up a 17-35 away win against CBC Monkstown. A special mention must be awarded to Luke Fitzpatrick who scored three tries in addition to further scores from Oisin Spain and Jack Atkinson. Jack Atkinson added another 10 points from the tee, slotting all five conversions.

The U-14’s travelled to Terenure College on Saturday for their second 10-a-side blitz of the season. In a superb performance, the squad won the blitz by fourteen games to one. Well done to all the players involved. The squad now look forward to their final 10's tournament of the season against St Andrew's College on Wednesday before moving into the 15-a-side game.

Hard luck to the Senior Development XV who lost 31-21 to St Columba's College 1st XV on Saturday. The Wesley scores came from Ryan Jones, Jamie Crooks and Jamie Walsh. Further points were added from the tee with Jamie Fish and Jamie Crooks slotting one and two conversions respectively.

The squad now look forward to a trip to Belfast next Saturday to take on the Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI).

Girls Hockey

The Senior 1’s, 2’s and 4’s all had scoreless draws against Friends and Loreto Foxrock. The Junior A’s beat Friends 2-0, with good team goals finished off by Tara Galbraith and Lauren Parks while the Junior B’s won 1-0 against The High School thanks to Alicia Osborne slotting away a goal from a short corner. The Minor A’s and B’s had convincing wins against The High School, 7-0 and 2-0 respectively. The First years all did very well in their blitz against High School.

The girls were in action again on Saturday, with four First year teams lined out on a beautiful sunny morning to take on our near neighbours Loreto Beaufort in a series of 8 a side matches. There was great competition between the two schools in all the games.

The Swordfish won both their games against Beaufort the first game 1-0 with a beautiful goal from Sadhbh, swept hard and in the corner following some lovely build up play through Lea Cullen and Cara Sexton in midfield. This team then beat the second Beaufort team 2-0 with a great team goal finished off well by Grace Mc Donnell and the second scored by Aoife Burke.

They defended as a team very well with Keeva Pedlow, Katie Sidebottom, Isabella Mc Clean and Mia Keane rotating during the two games and working well together.

The Sharks played two games back to back and won one and drew one game. Poppi Taylor in defence made several great interceptions and found lovely sweeping passes through to midfield or down the line to her forwards. Evie Fanning and Emily Coughlan also defended well over the two games. Anna Horan and Laura Scott were busy all day playing between midfield and up front and with Erika McStay connected on several occasions making great attacks into the Beaufort circle. Nicole Finn and Aine Walsh also worked tirelessly in defence for their team with Aine saving a ball off the line.

Well done to the Senior 1’s won had a good win against Loreto Beaufort 2-1, Sophie Wall scoring both goals. The Senior 2’s had a great win against Loreto Dalkey 4-1, with Anna Lew playing outstanding throughout, scoring all 4 goals. Hard luck to the Senior 3’s who just lost out 2-1 to Loreto Dalkey.

The Junior A’s had a convincing win against Loreto Beaufort 6-0, with all the fourth yeas on the team getting on the score board. The Junior C’s had a good game but Loreto Dalkey came away with a 3-1 win.