Coláiste Pobail Setanta

Setanta Sports Review Volume 2

A run down of all the sporting action in our college in the last few weeks
16-December-19
Setanta Sports Review Volume 2

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U-17 Boys Soccer - Colaiste Pobail Setanta v Leixlip

Setanta played a league game against Leixlip secondary school. They started the game strongly with some good passes and played the ball well. Then Setanta got a free kick just outside the box. Darragh O’Gorman took the free kick and made a good effort but the Leixlip keeper made a good save. Later in the first half Setanta had a corner and played a quick ball out to Darragh and with his left foot made a powerful shot right in the top corner. Setanta’s defence did well to keep the opposition out in the first half. Half Time (Setanta 1-0 Leixlip). Early in the second half Leixlip got a free kick and scored. It was now 1-1. Then disaster struck and within 5 minutes Leixlip had scored again. Setanta tried hard but couldn’t find another goal. The game finished 2-1 to Leixlip. Hard luck to all players and managers Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Ludden.

Man of the match: Darragh O’ Gorman

By: Cillian O’Sullivan Rang Sadhbh

U17 Boys Soccer

Coláiste Pobail Setanta’s u17 boys football team played a football match on Monday 9th December in the Leinster shield. Setanta pulled off a 9-1 victory over their opponents. David Okagbue scoring 7 Conor McLeod scoring 1 and Andrei Pavel Scoring one of the best goals Setanta has seen skilling multiple players, shooting from 30 yards out and placing the ball in the top corner of the net. Another factor that helped Setanta with the win was the amazing decisions from the lines man by the name Dara O’Flaherty. The goal scorer

Conor also getting 4 assists all beautifully crossed into the box and met by David Okagbue to be placed into the net for a goal. An all-round amazing performance by the better team and a well-deserved win.

By Dara O’Flaherty

Junior Boys Soccer

The junior boys football team played their first group match of the season against Chanel College. Setanta started off strong with two goals and a point by David Okagbue. Chanel college came back we a few scores of their own. Then another goal from David Okagbue, Keelan Cosgrove and a goal and a point from Lee Brennan made sure Setanta were leading at half time (4-2-1-5). In the second half a 45 dropped short and David Okagbue caught a magnificent ball in the air and scored another goal. Setanta continued to play well and good running in the midfield from Jack Supple and Jack O’Reilly who scored a point. Chanel College came back into the match with 3 points and 3 goals and went into the lead by 2 points. Setanta fought hard to the end but couldn’t find a winning goal. Hard Luck to all the lads and managers Mr. O’ Shaughnessy and Mr. McCarthy.

Man of the match: David Okagbue

By Cillian O’Sullivan- Rang Sadhbh

Junior Boys Gaelic Football

Throw in at Russell Park was at 2pm and the Setanta boys were out to get another win against St Marks. Conor Pownall opened the scores with a goal and a flurry of points came from Lee Brennan and captain Jake Lyons. David Okagbue scored a goal on the volley which gave Setanta a comfortable lead. More scores came from Jake Lyons and Sidney which gave Setanta a good lead going into the second half.

Second half began at 14:40 possession was kept in St.Marks half and Alex Gibbons scored a point within the first 2 minutes. Leo battling for the ball with a St Marks player left the ref with a decision resulting in a penalty for Setanta. Charlie stepped up to take the penalty and scored. Keeper Sam McGrath runs up and scores a point to get in on the act. The final score was 13-17 to no score.

Well done to all the lads and good luck in your next few games.

By Ryan Pidgeon

U 19 girls’ basketball

The u19 girls’ basketball team have been unfortunate this season since moving up to the A league for the first time in school history. They have had some heroic victories with their captain Teodora K scoring a buzzer beater to secure Setantas first win. Their co – captain Kellie M had a great last game with 26 points, but unfortunately the girls came up short and their future in this league depends on point difference.

By Kelie Mae Murphy

Boys Basketball

Cólaiste Pobail Setanta had an away match in their quarter finals against Adamstown in Lucan. It was a gruelling match that kept spectators constantly on their feet

Our own team were able to get a great start in the first quarter and had the spirit to keep it up throughout the second quarter however Adams Town didn’t show any signs of fatigue and kept up, by the end of the second quarter our boys were up by 2 points

In the third quarter Adams Town showed great determination and kept on fighting, our boys didn’t give up and it continued to be a tough match

In the final quarter both teams were tied, and the game went into overtime. Unfortunately for our own team, Adams Town were able to get a last-minute score which resulted in the loss of the match. The score 43 – 44 Adams Town

Great effort put into the match by our boys which unfortunately left a disappointing result

By Juan Pablo Mendoza

Senior Boys Hurling Final

Throw in at St Brigids GAA club was at 10:30 and Setanta we’re looking to claim their first final win after a few missed opportunities in years past. The opposition got off to a great start getting a goal, but the lads bounced back with Conor McLeod bagging himself a goal and a point in the first 5 mins. After tough back and forth battling with the other team Setanta broke through and got another goal thanks to Fionn O’ Moore.

Score at the half 2-8 v 2-4 Setanta down

At the turn Setantas mind set changed. The got out and got a flurry of points coming from Conor Gorman and Jake Lyons. The lads enforced their lead with a few more points and a goal from Adam Maher. In the end Setanta came out victorious with a final score of 4-15 v 2-11.

Well done to all the lads on a great performance and big thanks to Mr Ban Breathnach and Mr Gallagher for organising and coaching the lads.

By Ryan Pidgeon.

Cross Country Race - Dunboyne

On Wednesday the 11th of December at Cow Parks, Dunboyne, our athletics team took part in the Dunboyne Cross Country Race. The races begun at 12.30pm and the conditions at the racecourse weren’t looking too great but every runner tried their best and fought against the freezing cold and muddy situations. We had some excellent results from some of the runners from Coláiste Pobail Setanta particularly Lauren and Naomi in 2nd year who managed to finish 13th and 14th respectively, the first time we have had students finish inside the top 20. Overall, an excellent effort and performance from everyone in the team. We look forward to the final cross country of the season in the Phoenix Park in January.

By Ray Foysal

You have just read the second volume of Setanta Sports News, a publication written by our students with the helpful guidance of Colin Duffy. Well done everyone.

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