East Glendalough School
As we finish off the half term the TY’s have been as busy as ever. The car restoration crew finally wrestled the engine and gear box out of our Spitfire. It is now ready to go to the paint shop to be stripped.
The set group have almost finished painting the flats for the play. Its an incredible effort and the girls together with Ms Cody have done an amazing job.
The pool life guard training group were successful in attaining their latest water safety certs and are no well on there way to national accreditation.
The Transition year YSI class are taking part in a public debate on Tuesday, March 1, between CCM and DCW at 7.30 p.m. in Dominican College Wicklow. The motion is ‘This house believes that the EU should be doing more to help those affected by the war in Syria.
Our first year B team played their first league match against St Mary’s HFC and although we played extremely well the opposition was the stronger side on the day. Thank you to the Captain Maria Lorita and also to Karen Nevin for umpiring.
Congratulations to Derek Crammond, Hana Blake, Dara Owens and Ailbhe Flynn, who competed in the Leinster Schools Championship on Tuesday last. All athletes ran brilliantly on the day and our three senior girls came second in their relay race. The girls will compete in the all-Ireland Championships later this year.
A first/second year selection overcame Sanford park 26-10 on a very sticky pitch. Tries from Nicky Flood, Howard Noonan and Adam Neil secured the victory. The back row of Neil, Moelders and the inspired Max Richards were a constant thorn in the opposition’s side.
At half back Peter Schmit and Nicky Flood controlled affairs really well. The centres of Chris Mitchell and Ben Hudson formed an impenetrable wall in defence and caused havoc when they ran from deep. At full back Tom Flood was always keen to look for a gap ably supported by Barra Cullen.
The tight five laid the foundations for this victory, with Howard Noonan constantly running off Schmit making yards every time. In the second, he was helped by Billy Ferns and the dogged determination of Jake Law and Toby Mody.
Off the bench Jonathan Collins and Edward Stephenson made a valuable contributions with Alex Wilding embarking on a few lung busting runs. This team will form the back bone of next year’s JCT so the signs are encouraging.