Well Done to our Waterpolo Team!
Great success for the Waterpolo team as they reached the final of a schools tournament in Dublin yesterday. They beat St. Joseph's Cabra, Marian College and Mount Temple en route to the final. However Blackrock proved difficult opponents in the final and Bokerboys had to settle for runners up. A remarkable achievement indeed.
Well done to Mr. Francis and all students involved.
Wexford Schools Waterpolo Team Perform well in Belfast
The newly formed Wexford schools Waterpolo team caused quite a stir when they qualified for the quarter final stage in the Irish schools Waterpolo competition ,held recently in Belfast. The team, made up of students from mainly Wexford CBS (8), St. Peters College(2) and Good Council New Ross (1)(and all members of Wexford Swimming Club),surprised many with their tenacious spirit and their ability to perform at this level.
An early challenge game with Belfast Royal Academy provided an excellent learning experience for this Wexford team (with Angelo Micelescu achieving the honour of being the first ever goalscorer in Wexford colours!) which stood to them in their first pool game against St.Malachys ,Belfast .The early exchanges were very positive with shots from Micheal Leacy, Zygimantas Sniezka ,Sean Dunne producing good saves from the opposing keeper and Angelo Mecelescu striking the woodwork on two occasions. However it was the Belfast boys who struck first .1-0 with time running out,Wexford kept their composure and Eoghan Mahon scored the equaliser with 60 seconds left on the clock!An excellent 1-1 result and with the other result going their way ,a loss of 2 goals or less against Belvedere college would see them through to the quarter final.
This proved a major challenge as Belvedere started very strongly , scoring 3 goals in the first few minutes and should have been more except for some great saves from Denis Micelescu in goal and great defending by full back David Matthews.However, A stunning goal from Sean Dunne early in the second half changed the flow of the game and it was left to Niall Reck to score from long distance to make the final result a 3-2 loss but enough to secure the quarter final slot.
Unable to fulfill the fixture, the consolation prize was a game against St.Josephs, Galway .Again, this provided great experience to the team with Liam Devaney,Sean Reck and Adam Mahon all showing great promise.
Overall, this was a great achievement by these young Wexford Waterpolo players -one which their respective schools are proud of!