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Senior Footballers

For the first time, our senior footballers made their debut in the North Leinster League as a mean of preparation for the A Championship. It proved a worthwhile exercise, with wins against Scoil Dara (Kilcock) and St Pat’s (Navan) as well as a draw with Edenderry CS meaning we finished a respectable third in the group; this despite being decimated by injuries.

However, it is of course the championship that really matters and the lads proved this with a brilliant away victory against Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge on Friday 25th. Despite being three points down midway through the second half, the team rallied to outscore their opponents 1-6 to 0-2 for the remainder of the game, securing a deserved four point victory. St Mel’s of Longford are next up in a home draw which should attract a large and vociferous local support.

Basketball Glory

Terrific win, 9th December, for our senior basketball team, final score, St. Aidan’s 61 and St Fintan’s 50.  Congratulations all round to great team players and their coaches.

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Basketball Team

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Ryan Byrne, Reece Poutch, Jamie Farrell all represented St Aidan’s by taking part in a boxing show case in the National Boxing Stadium organised by Michael Carruth and Oisin Fagan.

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Cross Country Win Win!

The Cross Country team and their coach Mr. A O Neill are a winning success, they kicked off last term on the 5th of October by finishing first overall at the Clonliffe Schools Invitation. Forty two schools took part from around Ireland so the competition was tough. The star performers on the day were Dillon Paisley, Cian Hill, Dermot Buckley, Daniel Lacey, Cian Bolger and Sean O Leary who won the senior race.

 

Next on the list was the Blackrock Invitational on the 16th of November. At this event in Blackrock College the lads still on their winning streak took the Blackrock Invitational title.

 

A week later a former St. Aidan’s student, Mick Byrne (Class of '74) came to visit the school. Mick went from St. Aidan's to Providence College on scholarship. He coached athletics at Iona University for 24 years and is now head coach in Wisconsin University.

 

He gave the Cross Country team a very insightful talk on his experiences in the field of Cross Country and Athletics. Mick told the team about his adventure from St. Aidan’s all the way to America and eventually becoming head coach in one of the top universities state-side, Wisconsin University. Mick would have walked through the school’s corridors over 40 years ago. He was delighted that the team was still winning titles decades after him.

 

As a thank you for Mick coming, senior captain Gregory Hossenny gave Mick the singlet he wore while winning the Schools Senior Cross Country title in 1974.

Next up is the All Ireland C.B.S in A.L.S.A.A

 

 

Bright Start For Both Of Our Soccer Teams

Our U-17 and U-19 soccer teams have had hugely positive starts to their respective campaigns, e both each winning their first two games.

It is particularly pleasing to see the new players such as Aaron Malone, Jack McMahon and Eric Andrews settle seamlessly into the team, replacing the influential past students like Eric Whelan and Jamie Lennon.

It is hoped that this year we will win a competition at both age groups and get closer to achieve our long term goal of being the No.1 soccer team in the country!

 

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