Calling all College Show-jumpers.
 
Saturday 29th April sees the All-Ireland Showjumping Championship for teams in the County Showgrounds in Enniscorthy. 
 
There is a team competition with terrific prizes. 1st place team wins a €1500 HSI training bursary and a €500 cheque and championship cup, with other prizes for 2nd and 3rd and rosettes 1-6.  The top 10 teams qualify for Millstreet on Sunday 6th August next, along with an individual championship.
 
Enniscorthy also is the day for the open individual championships and the novice individual championships with a €500 HSI bursary in each competition.  As this is outside the League there is no restriction on team formation. If you are coming to Enniscorthy please remember that it is a grass arena and studs should be worn to keep a good grip.
 
It would be really good to end our year on a high note, so I am appealing for as many riders as possible. I hope that you might consider attending if at all possible. If you are in a position to attend could you please text me the details of rider and pony and whether you wish to have your son or daughter on a team and/or the individual open or individual novice championships.
 
In the meantime I hope that you have a very happy Easter with your family.
 
Many thanks,
 
Paul Cuddihy.

Please see attached the Extra Curricular Programme for the Summer term which will commence when the students return after the Easter break and also the Easter Term Newsletter outlining some of the activities and achievements of the past term.

pdf Extra Curricular Activities Summer Programme 2017 (213 KB)

pdf Easter Newsletter 2017 (9.27 MB)

This was the final game of a long season and both schools were determined to finish with some silverware. Kilkenny started with intent but Gerard's defence stood firm and repelled numerous attacks. Gerard's on the other hand were much more clinical and got an early try on the board with their first attack. Kilkenny responded immediately with a penalty, 5-3 after 15. Kilkenny wings Awonusi and Onilenla looked dangerous every time they got the ball but could not get over the Gerard's line.

Three weeks previous Kilkenny lined out in the Vinnie Murray final and although dominating the match had the heartache of giving away two intercept tries. It seemed as if lightening was about to strike again as one of the Gerard's backs picked off a pass and scooted under the posts. Gerard's led 12-3. Kilkenny again dominated territory for the remainder of the half and appeared to going in at the half within a score as Miller kicked another penalty. With one minute on the clock, Kilkenny failed to claim the restart and Gerard's entered the Cats 22 instantly. Multiple phases later, they crossed the line in the corner. 17-6 half time, mountain to climb.

Kilkenny College Senior Girls were 5-0 winners over Loreto Kilkenny in the South East Cup Final on Wednesday last. A hat trick from Yasmin Pratt and two goals from Elva Kerr saw the girls reverse the disapointment of last year and reclaim the trophy for Kilkenny College. This win also qualifies the team for the All Ireland Kate Russell Championships which will be held in Banbridge at the end of March. 

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Commiserations to the Junior Boys Rugby squad who lost narrowly to Newbridge College on a 22-20 scoreline in the final of the Leinster Schools Junior League at Donnybrook yesterday. This was a memorable final from the first minute to the last. The JCT displayed great tenacity and skill in coming back three times from behind and scoring three excellent tries. Both sides fought to the final whistle and at the end Newbridge emerged narrowly victorious. Congratulations to both sides and all the coaches for providing a match worthy of any final. The standard of play and sportsmanship was excellent throughout. Thanks also to all those students, parents and family members who gave unstinting support to our squad throughout the game and after the match had ended. Best wishes to the SCT and JCT as they move into the Leinster Schools Cup competitions. The SCT play Wilson’s Hospital School on Wednesday 18th January at Donnybrook Stadium and the JCT play CBC Monkstown on Thursday 9th February also at Donnybrook Stadium.

JUNIOR LEAGUE FINAL – MONDAY 16th JANUARY

Kilkenny College JCT will contest the Leinster Schools Junior League Division 1A final this coming Monday in Donnybrook at 2pm.  Newbridge College will provide stern opposition after comfortably accounting for their group and Semi Final opposition, and it is fitting that the two unbeaten teams in the competition have reached the final in what is sure to be a compelling game. All support would be welcome in Donnybrook next Monday.

 

 

 

 

Results to date;

Newbridge College - Final 16th January

Castleknock College - Won 12-7

St. Gerards College - Won 20-11

CC Roscrea - Won 37-3

Kings Hospital - Won 56-0

CUS - Won 60-0

The High School - Won 65-3

CBC Monkstown - Won 48-5

St. Andrews College - Won 51-0

 

SCT AND JCT CUP DATES

Kilkenny College SCT v. Wilsons Hospital School, Bank of Ireland Vinnie Murray Cup 2nd Round, Wednesday 18th January at 2pm, Venue TBC

Kilkenny College JCT v. CBC Monkstown, Bank of Ireland Junior Cup, Thursday 9th February at 3pm, Donnybrook Stadium.