The school hurling team played the semi final of the Wicklow competition on Friday against De La Salle, Wicklow. Despite cold wet conditions that were hard to play in the team fought hard in the first half and were ahead at half time, leading 1-4 to 5 points. With some great displays from Daniel Kelly, Domonic Broughan, Eoin Brazil and Harry Stevenson, St Brendan’s held off the strong opposition and won 3-9 to 2-6. Scorers were Peter O’Reilly (2-2), Hugh Douglas (0-7) and Adam Connors (1-0). Good luck to Mr. Kenny and all the team in the final against Colaiste Bride, Carnew.
UNDER 16 SEMI-FINAL
St. Brendan’s are now through to the final of the Wicklow-Wexford League thanks to a brilliant victory last Wednesday. The team needed extra time, then penalties to get past Gorey in this semi-final. Despite controlling much of the match, the Bray side could only scrap a 1-1 draw against Gorey. Brendan’s fell behind in the 2nd half from a Gorey free kick, but levelled the score 2 minutes later when Barry Kinsella scored a penalty after a clumsy Gorey challenge on left winger Conway. After extra time, five confident penalties swept Brendan’s into another soccer final against Kilcoole.
Three of our students entered a charity competition at Gonzaga at the weekend and did the school proud. Lucas Nowicki finished on a great score of four out of six, James Malone finished on a respectable two but it was Iain Collins who had an outstanding day and won the tournament outright. The school chess club continue in their winning ways this year.