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Sports Awards June 2012




2012 Sports Awards

On Monday 18th June John-E. Murphy arrived at our school to present the sports awards to some of our pupils. The pupils were awarded these awards to reward them for their sportsmanship, co-operation and positive school spirit. Well done to all those children who won an award.  


Tag Rugby

St. Laurence’s N.S tag rugby team recently took part in the annual tag rugby blitz held at Naas R.F.C. The team performed extremely well in the tournament managing to record wins over Twomilehouse and Blessington. These wins booked a place in the final  for Sallins, where they would meet Scoil Bhride of Naas. Led by their influential captain Conor Lowen, the team recorded a tremendous victory in the final, scoring a last gasp try to secure the win. Much credit must go to every member of the panel who all trained very well in the lead up to the blitz. Each member of the team will now receive a medal which will recognise their fantastic achievement in winning the blitz. Special mention must go to Mr. Kelly who played a huge role in the formation of the team but had to miss out on the blitz due to illness.



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Sallins Footballers Secure Silverware
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Check out the reports of all the U10 matches below.


SALLINS FOOTBALLERS SECURE SILVERWARE

St. Laurence’s N.S. Under 10 footballers brought the Division 2 trophy back to Sallins on Thursday last, 24th May, after a fine display of football.
Sallins and Scoil Uí Riada took to the field on a scorching hot day in Moorefield G.A.A. and played an exciting and dramatic game which went right down to the wire!
Scoil Uí Riada were the quickest out of the blocks and scored 1-1 before Darren Keane got Sallins off the mark with a long range shot which found the top corner. Sallins then settled into the game as both teams swapped scores. It was Scoil Uí Riada who grabbed the lead going before half-time with two fine points.
Both teams were glad of the break, getting a chance to rest and refuel!
Sallins were sharper after the restart, Mofesayo Awomewe kicked a great point to level the scores. The action went from end to end for the next twenty minutes; but it was Sallins who began to get on top in midfield with Luke Monahan and Josh Owens winning some great ball.
Scoil Uí Riada took the lead again, however this gave Sallins even more drive, and points from Luke Monahan, James Dalton and Darren Keane pushed Sallins 2 points in front. Diarmuid Mangan, Oisín O’Connell and Eoin McConnon were battling hard in the backs, and along with goalkeeper David Murphy kept the opposition at bay, and Sallins’ noses in front!
As the game ticked into injury time Scoil Uí Riada pushed forward again. A quick free rebounded off the crossbar and another was blocked on the line by a wall of green and white defenders, before the referee blew the final whistle.
A delighted St. Laurence’s team accepted the trophy and celebrated with great delight after a tiring and hard fought win!
Well Done to all the players involved this year who won the first football trophy for the school in ten years.
Comhgairdeachas!!
Scoil Naomh Lorcán, Sallins 2-5
Scoil Uí Riada, Kilcock  2-3

Scoil Naomh Lorcán, Sallins 2-7
Monasterevin    2-1

Scoil Naomh Lorcán, Sallins  0-5
Scoil Linbh Íosa, Prosperous  1-2

Scoil Naomh Lorcán, Sallins 4-12
Scoil Bhríde, Kill    0-2

Scoil Naomh Lorcán, Sallins  4-5
Scoil Uí Riada, Kilcock   3-4

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~ Under 10’s through to County Final ~
Scoil Naomh Lorcán  2-7
Monasterevin N.S. 1-4

Scoil Naomh Lorcán and Monasterevin met in Scoil Mhuire, Ballymany to play for a place in the county final on Déardaoin 18ú Bealtaine (Thursday 18th May).
Both teams started strongly but scores were very hard to come by. Monasterevin opened the scoring with a point but Sallins quickly pegged them back, and followed up with a well taken goal by full-forward Cian O’Connor, whose shot found the bottom corner of the net, this was followed by a great point from fear lár na páirce (midfielder), Luke Monahan.
Sallins pressed hard and another point but Monastervevin kept their heads up and soon found the net. The game was chomhscór (level) at half time and the Sallins players knew the match was there for the taking.
Bhí an dara leath (the second half) was a tight battle! Oisín O’Connell and Diarmuid Mangan put in great performances in the backs to keep Sallins on top. Both teams traded points as time ticked on.
Darren Keane, who picked up a knock in the first half, was moved to full forward and soon found the net with a cúl (goal)  to put Sallins two points up. Monasterevin replied with a great point, but two great saves from an cúl báire (goalkeeper) David Murphy kept Monasterevin from get that vital goal.
Sallins introduced their fir ionaidaí (substitutes), among them Daniel Piarre and Ryan Gaines who helped push Sallins further in front. Ceithre cúlíní (four points) in the last four minutes widened the gap and the Sallins players were delighted to hear the final feadóg (whistle) which signalled their place in the county final.
Maith sibh! Go n-éirí libh sa chluiche ceannais!!

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Under 10’s Football Round 3
Scoil Naomh Lorcán  0-5
Scoil an Linbh Íosa 1-2


Sallins Under 10‘s footballers booked their place in the semi-finals with a hard fought draw with Prosperous.  The home team were slow to start and Prosperous needed no invitation as they opened the scoring with a fine point. A great goal from out the field put Prosperous further ahead. Sallins slowly settled into the game but weren’t taking their chances in front of the posts.
Another point before half-time put Prosperous 1-2 to no score up. Sallins regrouped at the break and came out a more determined side in the second half. Points from James Dalton and Cian O’Connor got them off the mark and a tight battle ensued.
Sallins finally drew level, 1-2 to 0-5, after some great battling in the middle third of the pitch. The green and whites began to smell victory and they pushed forward trying to get the winning score. However, it was not to be and after five nervous minutes of great football, the referee blew the whistle, and the teams shared the spoils.
For Prosperous only a win would have been enough to force a play-off, for Scoil Naomh Lorcán, the vital point from this draw has put them top of the group and into the semi-finals!
Comhgairdeachas go léir to the whole team, who showed great heart to get a great result today.
Maith sibh go léir!!

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Under 10’s Football Round 3
Scoil Naomh Lorcán  0-5
Scoil an Linbh Íosa 1-2


Sallins Under 10‘s footballers booked their place in the semi-finals with a hard fought draw with Prosperous.  The home team were slow to start and Prosperous needed no invitation as they opened the scoring with a fine point. A great goal from out the field put Prosperous further ahead. Sallins slowly settled into the game but weren’t taking their chances in front of the posts.
Another point before half-time put Prosperous 1-2 to no score up. Sallins regrouped at the break and came out a more determined side in the second half. Points from James Dalton and Cian O’Connor got them off the mark and a tight battle ensued.
Sallins finally drew level, 1-2 to 0-5, after some great battling in the middle third of the pitch. The green and whites began to smell victory and they pushed forward trying to get the winning score. However, it was not to be and after five nervous minutes of great football, the referee blew the whistle, and the teams shared the spoils.
For Prosperous only a win would have been enough to force a play-off, for Scoil Naomh Lorcán, the vital point from this draw has put them top of the group and into the semi-finals!
Comhgairdeachas go léir to the whole team, who showed great heart to get a great result today.
Maith sibh go léir!!

**********~ Under 10’s off to a Flyer ~
Scoil Naomh Lorcán   4-4
Scoil Uí Riada, Kilcock  3-3


The Under 10 footballers of Scoil Naomh Lorcán made a trip to Scoil Uí Riada in Kilcock for their first outing in the 2012 League. Sallins were eager to get going and started the game well aided by a strong breeze.
The Sallins backs tackled well and let the ball do the work by kicking long ball into their forwards. Kilcock were the first to get on the scoreboard but Sallins replied quickly with 2 goals and lead well at the half-time break.
With the wind at their backs and playing on their home pitch Scoil Uí Riada were much improved in the second half. The Kilcock side held Sallins to just 2 points in the second half as they scored 3 goals themselves. Sallins midfield worked hard and some great blocks by Shane Callaghan and Eoin McConnon kept Kilcock out. A fine save by David Murphy kept Sallins ahead by four points and after a very tense finish to the half, Sallins held on for their first win.
Comhgairdeachas lads!!

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Under 11 Football League
Sallins N.S. versus Kilcullen N.S.
Dé Máirt 4ú Deireadh Fómhair 2011

Sallins Under 11 footballers made their way to their second final in two years, after a nail biting tussle with Kilcullen at Scoil Mhuire in Ballymany.
A Craig Johnston goal gave a Sallins a great start, but Kilcullen dominated possession in the first half, looking more eager for the win. Sallins hung in there and were level at half-time; 1-1 to 0-4.
Knowing what they needed to do to get ahead and win, the Sallins players hit the ground running in the second half, attacking at every opportunity. However, it was Kilcullen who crept ahead, scoring a goal and a fine point. But Sallins kept their heads up and another goal from Craig Johnston put them right back in it.
Kilcullen replied with another point, but Sallins were beginning to win the midfield battle. Oisín Byrne and Darren Keane were picking up loose ball and early passing into the full-forward line lead to two points before Conor Lowen hit the net for Sallins.
With the game far from over, Kilcullen piled on the pressure, great defending from David Donnelly and Daniel Caulfield kept them at bay, while the whole defence managed to block a close range free on the line.
This hard working second half performance was vital to Sallins’ win, as everyone played their part! Well done to all the players on the panel and we hope they will bring the same fighting spirit to the final, which will be played in Moorefield G.A.A. grounds, Newbridge, at 4:40pm next Wednesday, 12th October 2011. All support welcome!
Comhgairdeas to all the players involved and Best of Luck in the final!!
Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh!!

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Under 11 Football League
Sallins versus Rathmore N.S.
Dé Máirt 20ú Meán Fómhair 2011

Sallins N.S. played host to Rathmore N.S. in the 2nd round of the Under 11 Football league. The game started at a blistering pace, but it was Rathmore who took the lead. Some early scores put them in control before Sallins replied and soon begin to settle. Brave defending by the full-back line and some great saves from Cian Kelly in the Sallins goal kept the St. Laurence’s team in the game.
Sallins were a different team after the change of ends. The half-back line began to get on top and set up a number of attacks. Oisín Byrne was working hard at midfield and he set up several scores as well as kicking a fine point himself from out the field. Sallins began to find the net and their confidence grew, however, the Rathmore ‘keeper and the crossbar kept them out.
A strong finish from Sallins showed great skill and heart. The team are now looking forward to a possible place in the semi-finals for a second year running. Well done to all the players involved!

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Under 11 Football League
Sallins versus Gaelscoil Chill Dara
Dé Máirt 13ú Meán Fómhair 2011

Gael force winds greeted the Sallins under 11’s team at the Gaelscoil Chill Dara pitch on Tuesday 13th September.
Sallins got the game going with an early goal and then took control of the first half with goals going in and points over at will for this Sallins team. But then the Gaelscoil Chill Dara got the got the break and rushed down the field, they got the better of the Sallins’ backs and buried the ball in the back of the net!
The second half would be a battle for Sallins, with the wind against them the Sallins backs were under siege! Sallins worked hard in the second half to get a few more scores and Gaelscoil Chill Dara also with scores of their own.
Sallins were easy winners in the end, the final score;
Sallins   N.S.                6-7
Gaelscoil Chill Dara   1-3

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Under 11 Hurling League
Sallins versus Gaelscoil Nás na Ríogh
Déardaoin 22ú Meán Fómhair 2011

Sallins made it two wins from two last Thursday after a hard working performance away to Gaelscoil Nás na Ríogh. The pitch and the weather were well suited to a good game of hurling and both teams obliged.
Sallins started well and attacked from the off, but it took more than five minutes for the first score to arrive. Hard work from Daniel Caulfield and James Dalton lead to Sallins being awarded a free in front of the goals and Seán Ó Domhnaill found the net. Sallins netted soon after, however the Gaelscoil’s midfield began to use their strength and skill to create chances of their own. Aaron Carney worked hard to block and clear ball after ball from the full back line with great help from Darragh Brennan at no. 6.
With the lead at half time, Sallins expected a battle in the second half and they got just that! The Gaelscoil attacked at every opportunity and kept the backs on their toes. Cian O’Doherty worked hard to clear the danger and Darragh Mangan made some great saves and clearances in the Sallins’ goal. The full substitute’s bench was used by Sallins to help the tiring legs and get some vital scores.
The forwards soon rewarded the good work of the defenders by scoring three fine points and Eoin McConnon netted to keep Sallins in the clear. A great display of ground hurling and brave tackling helped Sallins on their way to their second win. Well done to all the players involved!

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A Good Start

Sallins N.S. started the season in sizzling fashion beating Kill N.S 6-2 to 5-1. Sallins looked good from the start, with the first goal being scored by James Dalton early on in the first half leaving the Sallins ‘keeper Ryan Herbert with nothing to do for a while. After a good Kill attack the Sallins defence finally cleared the sliotar up to James Dalton who scored another goal.
Kill started well in the second half scoring their first goal of the match, but Sallins weren’t finished and scored a third goal soon after. Darragh Brennan made a stunning run to score a great point with Sean O’Domhnaill scoring a second point to add to Sallins’s tally.
Sallins got a fourth goal which looked like it was game over for Kill but when all hope seemed lost Kill scored another goal. Sallins scored two more goals to finish their tally for the day.
But Kill weren’t finished and scared Sallins with a long period of pressure scoring three goals and a great point. But Sallins saw it out.

Tired but happy Sallins N.S. got their first win after a long wait.

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Under 11 Hurling League – Semi – Final
Cluiche Leathcheannais
Sallins versus Kilcock
Dé hAoine 14ú  Meán Fómhair 2011

A tough and tense semi-final was played at Rathcoffey G.A.A. grounds last Friday the 14th October.
Sallins started well but had their work cut out to get through a strong Kilcock defence. Nonetheless  they managed to hit the back of the net first. A pointed free then made it 1-1 to no score. However Kilcock soon began to settle into the game and push forward. A great save from goal keeper Darragh Mangan turned a certain goal into a point! Kilcock tapped over two more points before Darragh again made a diving save to put the sliotar out for a ’65. A long ball into the goal area and a lucky bounce gave Kilcock their first goal and the lead for the first time.
Sallins kept their heads up and attacked again, two shots going narrowly wide, just before the break for half-time.
Sallins came out with great determination in the second half and made Kilcock work very hard for every ball. Some great defending by both teams kept scores to a minimum; however, it was Kilcock who found the net first. A fine save from our Goalkeeper kept the first shot out but a Kilcock player was first to react to the rebound.
Sallins knew they had to get scores and they attacked at every opportunity. Darren Keane began to tackle and block the half-backs and Darragh Brennan pointed a ’65 to lift the team. A very tense and exciting final ten minutes ensued, with Seán O’Domhnaill, Eoin McConnon and Darren Keane coming ever so close to getting the equaliser.
The final whistle couldn’t come sooner for Kilcock who defended to the end. Sallins left the field bitterly disappointed but with their heads held high after another superb performance from a very skilled and hard-working team.
Hard Luck to all of the players involved. Well done on topping your group, and keep up the hard work for next year!
Maith sibh go léir!

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Under 11 Hurling League
Sallins N.S. versus Caragh N.S.
Déardaoin 29ú Meán Fómhair 2011

A hard fought away win against Caragh N.S. has helped the Sallins N.S. Under 11 Hurlers into their first semi-final in many years!
The Sallins team started brightly with the half-back line delivering plenty of ball to their forwards, and after five minutes they were rewarded with a goal. A fine save from the Caragh goalkeeper forced a ’65, Darragh Brennan sent dangerous ball into the goal area and Seán Ó Domhnaill found the net with a low strike.
Sallins soon added another and put the Caragh defensive under pressure. Darragh Brennan began to dominate in the half back line and push forward helping his midfielders. Eoin McConnon and Eoin Wilson both got on the score sheet after waiting patiently for loose ball before using their ground hurling skills to hit the net.
Caragh started the second half with great energy and intent. A wonderful solo run and strike from their wing-forward found the back of the net, and this gave them a huge boost. Sallins had to hold tight and withstand several attacks, Cian O’Doherty and Richard Ashby kept the ball moving in the right direction. There was a great pace to the second half and Sallins finished the game strongly, using their substitutes who helped get some needed scores.
A great team performance now puts the lads into the semi-finals, which will hopefully be played in the next week or two.
Comhgairdeas to all the players involved and Best of Luck in the semi-final!
Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh!!

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Basketball Leagues

Well done  to the girls and boys who played their first basketball matches on 10th November. The girls lost their match by just one point and they played well. The boys won their match. We look forward to their next matches.

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