Girls Soccer – Junior and Senior Southern League Champions!
Our junior girls soccer team are southern league champions! Following on from the success of the senior team earlier in the week we welcomed Cobh to Tramore for the junior final. It was a very exciting game throughout. Cobh scored first despite Ardscoil na Mara having a couple of good chances early on. Captain Freya Roche equalised in the second half. There were few chances for either team after that and the match went to extra time. The game was heading for a penalty shootout when Fiona O’Kane scored a fantastic goal to win the final. It was another fantastic display from Ardscoil na Mara. Well done girls.
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!
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 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:
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
Jamie Stone High Jump Bronze
Shane Cawley Shot, Discus Gold
James Murphy Long, Triple jump Gold
January has been a busy month for our soccer teams.
Conor Shiels: 2nd senior boy
Jake Bagge: 3rd inter boy
Inter boys team: Jake Bagge, Adam Power, Ethan Hurley, Luis Byrne and Rahim Sharif
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.
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.
1st Year Soccer Team A who won the Waterford Finals and qualified for the FAI Schools Munster final.
Well done to Boys team B team who participated in Waterford Futsal Finals in WIT.
Congrats to our camogie team. A great victory over Kilmallock final result: 7-11 to 2-3! Well done girls
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.
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.
Ardscoil na Mara 3.7 Kilmacthomas 0.14
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