U16.5 Munster Championship Hurling
Ardscoil na mara 0-12 Douglas Community College 1-08
Ardscoil na Mara ran out victors in a tight and tense game today in U16.5 Munster Championship in Bushy Park , Dungarvan. On a wet and windy day the team managed to overcome the challenge and progress into the next round. Both teams shared the first two scores in the opening minutes with Cian Rellis landing the first two for ASnM. With the wind at our backs we had built up a 0-6 to 0-2 lead at the half. Conor Burns was unlucky not to raise a green flag forcing a good save from the Douglas keeper. With the start of the second half Douglas landed four unanswered points to bring the game back level within 10 mins . Eventually the defense got to terms with
the pressure with Philip Lavery and Oisin Jennings clearing a lot of ball. Douglas scored a goal to put them two
up but our lads responded with three. Dillon Dunphy made a significant impact coming off the bench and scoring
two points from play. The last 10 mins saw the teams exchange scores again with the last and winning score of the game coming two minutes from time. Ardscoil will pay in the next round of the championship on the 4th of
Line up : Jack Richardson , Ryan Coughlan, Philip Lavery , Oisin Jennings, Conor Phelan, Eoghan Dunphy , Lee Mackey, Cian Rellis (Captian) Luke Hurley, Thomas Breen, Shane Doyle,Feidhlin Jennings ,Joe Barry, Conor Burns, Frankie Gillane
Bench: Dillon Dunphy, Sean Evans, Jack Brennan, Stephen Pollard, Oisin Keating, Milo Cox, Josh Flynn, Adam Butler, Jack Kelly, Jack Furlong
Substitutions: Dillon Dunphy for Joe Barry
Here are the under 14 girls tennis players, runners up in the Munster championship after tight matches. The team is composed of Alice Finnegan, Ava Fanning, Kerry Batan, Ava Dineen. Well done to them for reaching the final!
The under 14 boys were runners up in this year Munster final in cork on may 17th. They did their best against a very strong cork side. The team is composed of Avery Coryell, Patrick Reynolds, Stephen Pollard and Rory Mc Conville.
The Ardscoil na Mara Golf Championship was held in Tramore Golf Club recently and the large entry enjoyed a sunny afternoon and an excellent course. Aaron Cashin played superb golf to take the Senior title with a magnificent score of 3 under par 69. First year student Joe Manning underlined his potential as he took the Junior honours while Kaydi Keegan was the winner of the girls competition. Walker Cup selector Michael Burns presented the prizes to the winners at a ceremony in the school.
Well done to the Ardscoil na Mara climbing team who came 4th at yesterdays schools climbing comp at Awesome Walls Dublin.
Jessie McCarthy, Tierna Hartery, Scott Widger and Tom Breen
Our senior girls soccer team recently became southern league champions. The team had been unbeaten in the league this year and we travelled to Cahir full of optimism. Our opponents Coláiste Dún Iascaigh had also been unbeaten. The match had reached the midway point through the second half before Saoirse O'Brien broke the deadlock. Cahir equalised within minutes before centre back and captain fantastic Sadie Mai Rowe fired home to restore our advantage. Cahir continued to push for an equaliser to bring the game to extra time. Our victory was sealed with a fantastic goal by Chloe Spillane in the dying moments. It was a well-earned victory and a fitting end for the our sixth years who played their last game for Ardscoil na Mara. Well done ladies! Athletics Congratulations to Shane, Mark, James and Jamie winning gold 4x100m relay. 15 ½ Boy’s Gaelic football team Ardscoil na Mara under 15 ½ Boy’s Gaelic football team who were unlucky to lose the county final to De La Salle on a score line of 1-8 to 1-6.
Well done to Hanifah Busairi in 6th year Ardscoil na Mara who won two silver medals in the East Munster Athletics championships and qualified for the Munster championships. Fantastic achievement.Athletics Well done to the athletes from Ardscoil na Mara who travelled to the County Athletics Championships on Wednesday 26th of April Medal winners on the day were as follows: Minor Sam McGrath 100m bronze Geoff Thomas 100m silver Mia Crawford 800m silver Sam McGrath, Geoff Thomas, Luke McCarthy, Callum Hurley 4 x 100m relay silver Callum Hurley 800m gold Inter/Senior Jamie Stone High Jump Bronze Shane Cawley Shot, Discus Gold James Murphy Long, Triple jump Gold
On Thursday 27th April, we hosted teams from around the country in our All Ireland play off basketball competition. After winning the South East final a few weeks ago, the boys were on a high coming into the tournament. Unfortunately they came up against the eventual winners Kinsale in the first match of the day and Kinsale proved to be way to strong for us. Next up was Gaelcholaiste, Tralee. There was only one point between the teams going into the last quarter and everything to play for but Tralee pulled away slowly in the last quarter. With nothing to lose in the last match, Tramore lifted their game and played their heart out to win by 6 points against St. Declan's, Cabra. They have improved hugely since joining the school this year and throughout their campaign and they show massive potential for the future. Well done boys.
On Thursday 9th, Tipperary hurler, Noel McGrath visited to school as our Sky Sports Living for Sports mentor. He spent the day with our project group working in skills that they can get from sport and use in everyday life.
The under 19 tennis team from Ardscoil na Mara Tramore were crowned Munster champions last Wednesday in rushbrooke after beating a very strong De La Salle side. From left to right, Conor Reynolds , his brother Liam Reynolds, Tom Carney and captain Morgan Lohan. The four boys played outstanding tennis through the 5 games. They are a credit to the school and we are very proud of their achievement. Well done boys!
The tennis season is now in full swing. Before midterm, our under 14 boys team in shield won against PBC Cork, five nil in great atmosphere. Our team was composed of Cian Egerton , Joe Hawkes, Jake Smith and Matthew Murray.
The under 14 boys in the cup won against CBS Carrick on suir, also five nil. Our team is composed of Patrick Reynolds, Avery Coryell, Stephen Pollard and Rory Mc Conville. The boys all displayed great skills.
Our under 14 girls in the shield were defeated by a strong side from the Ursuline Waterford. Our team on the day was composed of Karen Hegarty, Clare White, Lauren Finlay and Jenny Carey.
Ahead of us is now the under 19 boys Munster final in rushbrook. We wish the boys the very best of luck in what promises to be tough games against a strong De La Salle side.Girl's Basketball
Our 2nd Year girl's basketball team have remained unbeaten in the South East league, with a strong 20 point win over Borris, Carlow.
Our 1st Year A team came up against strong opposition in Borris. It was all square after the first quarter but Borris opened up a gap in the second quarter that they found too hard to close. The last pool will take place the week after midterm.
U14 A Hurling, Ardscoil vs Kilmacthomas
Ardscoil na Mara 2-6 Kilmacthomas 1-3
This was Ardscoil na Maras first game of the county championship. The conditions were cold and very windy.
Ardscoil started very strong and went into an early lead from two pointed frees taken by Darragh Crowe. Milo Cox scored the only goal of the first half. The score at half time was 1- 4 to 0-1 in Ardscoils favour.
Ardscoil, playing against the breeze were under a lot more pressure in the second half. They defended very well throughout and went on to win the game 2-6 to 1-3.
Ardscoil Na Mara team
Kevin Cullinane, Oisin Jennings, Tom Breen, Ben Willmott, Tom Barry, Eoghan Power,Dean Larkin, Ryan Coughlan, Darragh Crowe, Thomas Murray, Feidhlim Jennings, Milo Cox, Conor Burns, Daragh Clune.
Substitutes: James Fitzpatrick for Ben willmott, Finnian McCarthy for Darragh Clune
Well done to the athletes who ran in the East Munster cross country athletics in WIT last Friday and qualified for the Munster championships which will be held in Cork on February 16th.
Callum Hurley 1st in minor boys.
Heather O'Connor 6th in junior girls.
Jake Bagge and Ethan Hurley 8th and 16th in inter boys.
Conor Shiels 3rd in senior boys.
Ardscoil na Mara 1st Year boys basketball team have made it three wins out of three, with wins over Cahir and Clonmel this week. They have one more group game and are looking to top their group in that. Next week sees our unbeaten 2nd Year girls team and our 1st Year A team travel to Borris for their next group game.
1st Year Boys Basketball
Well done to the 1st Year Boys Basketball Team on the 14/8 win against CBS Kilkenny
Squash Munster Championships
Our students with their trophies after exceptional performances recently in the Squash Munster Championships:
Roisin Kirwan Winner Girls U15, Jordan Scholtz Winner Girls U17, James Hayden Runner Up Boys U13,
Mr. Cawley Principal, Owen Murphy Runner Up Boys U17, Eoghan Dunphy Winner Boys U15.
January has been a busy month for our soccer teams.
Our senior team had a comprehensive victory in the southern league against St. Declan's, Kilmacthomas. We had a convincing victory on a scoreline of 5-0 with goals from Freya Roche, Sally Kelly, Hannah Grimes and a brace from Chloe Spillane.
Next, our minor team travelled to Thurles for the Munster Cup quarter final. Unfortunately Presentation Thurles were too strong for us on the day.
Finally, our junior team beat Comeragh College 5-1 in the southern league. Our scores came from Sophie Wheatly, Tobi Siloko and a fantastic hat-trick from Chloe Spillane.
Very well done to all!
County Schools Cross Country
All athletes who travelled to Dungarvan for the County Schools Cross Country ran very well and all finished strongly.
The medal winners were:
Callum Hurley: 1st minor boy Conor Shiels: 2nd senior boy Jake Bagge: 3rd inter boy Inter boys team: Jake Bagge, Adam Power, Ethan Hurley, Luis Byrne and Rahim Sharif
(More photographs in Gallery)
Girls Senior Soccer
There was a great win for our senior girls team today against Cahir Community College in the Southern League. We beat strong opposition by two goals to one. Our scorers today were Abbie Robinson and Zara Breslin with Sally Kelly giving a player of the game performance.
Well done to the under 19 boys who qualified for the Munster final against CBS Cork, last Thursday. Our two single players Morgan and Conor won in straight sets, while Liam and Tom battled it out with great team spirit. Best of luck in the final!
Congratulations to our Volleyball team runners up in the All Ireland final. Fantastic achievement! Well done to all involved.
On Friday last no fewer than 50 students from Ard Scoil na Mara along with their coaches Mr Hatton and Ms Wall travelled to Lismore to compete in the County Badminton Championships. Considering the fact that badminton is a relatively new sport in the school, Ard Scoil accounted very well for themselves - bringing home 12 trophies in total.Volleyball Just qualified for our 1st All Ireland Final. Two tough but fantastic wins. UCD next Thursday. Well done girls! Under 16 boys and girls basketball Hard luck to our Under 16 boys and girls basketball teams who both lost their South East semi finals to Cashel and Bridgetown respectively. The boys was a very tight affair with Tramore losing out by a heartbreaking two points. Well done to both teams for reaching this far.
Well done to all involved.
Tennis News Great start for the under 19 boys in Tennis who beat Cashel 5-0 before mid-term. It is looking promising this year. Our 3 sixth years students are Morgan Lohan, Connor Reynolds, Mark O'Sullivan and Liam Reynolds in TY. Their next match will be against Cork. We wish them the best of luck. First year Girls Soccer - Futsal Ardscoil na Mara first year girls soccer team did very well this week, finishing second in the Waterford Futsal competition. Girls Senior Soccer Great game by Senior Girls agains Christ the King in Cork, lost by 1 goal. Well done to all involved.
Well done to Ardscoil na Maras U 14 A Team who did fantastic in the Waterford schools gaelic football where they Beat
Dungarvan CBS 3-16 to 3-4 on Thursday .
Well done to all involved.
The Ardscoil Na Mara girls rugby team traveled to Tipperary last Wednesday to take on Rockwell in the IRFU GX7s series. The first game ended with a 7-4 win to Rockwell. They played the second Rockwell team and had a fantastic victory. The score of the second game was 9-4 to Ardscoil. The girls were delighted with the result.
Our Under 16 and Under 19 girls basketball teams made it two out of two wins in the South East league this week with victories over Waterpark.
The Under 16s had a tight game until the last quarter where they stepped up their game to win by 14. Enid Dumevi subbed up from the 2nd Year team to top score for the team and she was on fire in the last quarter to take the game home.
Next up was the under 19 team who played their heart out on defense to build up a very strong lead. Leah Barry controlled the game at point guard and Sarah Smith and Hannah Grimes led on the score board.Senior Hurling Ardscoil na Mara 3.7 Kilmacthomas 0.14
Ardscoil na Mara 2.20 St Pauls 1.15 (After Extra Time)Basketball Under 16 and 19 Our Under 16 and Under 19 girl's basketball teams got off to a winning start in the South East league against Abbey Community College. The Under 16s had a comprehensive victory with a scoreline of 42-8. Emily Cronin led in rebounds, with Barbara Severec top scoring for the team. The Under 19s was a much tighter affair, with the girls clawing back from being 8-0 down in the first few minutes to win by 8 in the end. Hannah Grimes and Eabha Cox topped the scoreboard, with the team defence leading them to victory. Under 19: Beat Abbey Community College 28-20 Top Scorers: Eabha Cox, Hannah Grimes Under 16: Beat Abbey Community College 42-8 Top Scorers : Barbara Severec, Tobi Siloko