Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wesley finish fifth in Europe

Leinster schools senior chmapions, Wesley College finished fifth in their European Competition in HDM, the Hague, Holland over the Easter weekend.

They finished the tournament with an impressive 8-3 win over Wellington school in the fifth/sixth place playoff with Jamie Tobin's hat-trick bringing his tournament total to six.

Wesley beat Millfield School twice and drew with eventual finalists, top Dutch club Push (they lost the final to host club HDM 4-1) but did not qualify for the upper playoffs after two losses to Ring Pass.

Kristian Fitzgerald was named as goalkeeper of the tournament.

Pool Games (Friday): Ring Pass 2-1 Wesley (Mark English); Wesley College 2 (Rob Whelan, Jamie Tobin) Millfield School 0
Wesley 0 Push 2
Saturday: Millfield School 1 Wesley 2 (Jamie Tobin, Mark English); Ring Pass 4 Wesley 1(Jamie Tobin)
Sunday:Push 0-0 Wesley
5th/6th Playoff - Wellington School 3-8 Wesley College (Jamie Tobin 3, Steven Horsfall, Mark English 2, Karl Chapple, Robert Whelan)


Queso said...

Is the Newpark Comprehensive Senior team of 1996/97 the only Irish school ever to reach the final of this European Youth Cup competition???

Just losing to HDM (Holland) in the final!!!

fromage said...

Afraid not queso!

The Wesley team of 2003 also got to the final, only losing out on strokes 5-4 to St Georges (England). Having initially finished 1st in the group standings

Rupert said...

ah good man horse what a legend you got one in

Queso said...

Thanks Fromage, maybe Kaas or Formaggio knows if an Irish School ever won the competition??

hockey69 said...

I dont think any irish team has ever won it. However was a brilliant result this year as wesley were missing 10 from their first 16 and had players from the junior B's playing for them !!

Queso said...

What should also be mentioned here is that Cookstown High School actually finished 3rd.

On the girls side Royal School Armagh made it all the way to the final, losing to Smena from Russia but Amy Stewart won the best player of the tournament award.

Stephen Findlater said...

cheers for that update , Queso