There was more sporting success this term, with our cricketers reaching three league finals and plenty of individual success for our young athletes too.
The Senior Boys’ Cricket XI took on CUS in the Leinster League final a few weeks ago; it was the first time since 2012 that they reached this point in the competition and SCC last won in 1976. Sadly, they lost out to a strong CUS team who scored 191-7 off 40 overs, with Isaac Dijkstra taking three wickets during SCC’s innings. Isaac, along with his brother Sebastian and Harry St. Leger were selected for the Leinster Schoolboys’ Cricket Development XI who took on the MCC last week. The Form I girls and the Senior Girls’ 2nds both reached their respective finals but sadly missed out on the trophy. The Form I girls were defeated by just 9 runs against a strong Kings Hospital team while the Senior 2nds(pictured above) lost out to a strong Rathdown side in their final.
In athletics, there was success for our young athletes at the East Leinster and Leinster championships in recent weeks. David Cron (triple jump) and Gabriel Murphy (3km walk) took gold at the East Leinsters, came in the top three in Leinster and will now compete in the national finals, which begin today in Tullamore.
Well done to Georgia Goodbody who became Waszp Irish Female National Champion having fought off stiff competition in the Waszp National Championships (the Waszp is a single-handed hydrofoiling yacht that rises out of the water reaching speeds of 28 knots).
In equestrian news, congratulations to Amber Cotton who came second in the Poneys de Grand Prix Fontainebleau in France recently. Also, the best of luck to Oleana Cowen and Daniel Moran, representing Ireland in an international eventing tournament in Millstreet Cork; the event kicked off yesterday.
The album below contains a selection of sports photos from right throughout the year – it’s been a bumper year for Columban sport.