Sports Week in St Mel’s

Sports Week at St Mel’s College
Gaelic Football
The week started very positively from the bounce of the fine win by the U-14 team v Marist College Athlone and the 1st Years built on this with a clean sweep of titles in the Longford Schools blitzes held on Wednesday. Here the A and the B teams were successful in winning the competitions and bringing back both trophies to St Mel’s .Well done to the panel members and their coaches Mr Quinn and Mr Garvey.
The U-16 team came up against a very strong Mullingar CBS team in the League and were convincingly beaten in the end.The final game in the group is against Moate CS next week.
The senior team are busy preparing for the senior championship v St Aidens away and the team will be boosted by the return of Darragh o Connell and Euan Finneran for what will be a winner takes all game.

Soccer
The U-15 team were well beaten by a very strong St Joseph’s Rochfortbridge team in Mullingar and the senior team after a defeat in controversial circumstances in Birr last week travel to Athlone to take on Athlone CC where a win is required to keep the League hopes alive.
The 1st year team represented the County in the Leinster Finals in the National Sports Centre in Dublin last week and were very close in all the games played.

Rugby
The junior team travelled to Trim to play Boyne CC in the 1st round of the cup and a fine Eoghan Smith penalty gave the team a narrow but deserved 13-10 win. The senior team were at home to Swords Community School in the first round of the cup and they ran out easy winners running in 6 tries in the process.Well done to all panel members and our coach Steve coy Jnr.

Hurling
The 1st year hurling panel continue to train after their fine win v Marist, Athlone last week. The team will play Beaufort college Navan in the next round

Basketball
Mr McWeeneys senior team had a very exciting win over Patrician College , Newbridge in the 1/4 final of the Midland League at home. The team took a firm grip early on with some fine 3 pointers and at half time were in complete control. Newbridge came fighting back in the third quarter and the game was finally balanced going into the last few minutes. At this stage the team showed real character and won in the end by 3 points. The team now travel to Portlaoise on Monday to play the local CBS in the semi final.