Friday January 24th – U/16 “A” Football Final
St. Aidan’s 3-10
The fates decided that the two U/16 titles be shared this year. Having defeated St. Aidan’s in the hurling final before Christmas Ris were met by a devastating second half performance from St. Aidan’s which allowed them to capture the football title today in Parnells GAA club. Ris started well and led 1-4 to 0-4 after fifteen minutes. In a frantic second quarter Ris pushed on and led 2-09 to 2-05 at half time. Ris landed the first point of the second half but with the wind rising against them failed to score again. Aidan’s scored 1-05 without reply to take the title with a goal to spare. We congratulate our local rivals, who also defeated us in the U/14 final last week, and look forward to trying to win back both titles again next year.
Thursday January 23rd – 1st and 2nd Year Basketball
The Second years played their first game of the competition today and defeated Coolmine CS by four points. Kevin Coogan and Waleed Harati were best for Ris. The First years unfortunately lost their second game of the year to the same opposition.
Sunday January 19th – U/16 Basketball All Ireland League Qualifying Tournament
Ardscoil travelled to Cork and played three tough games today in a qualifying tournament for the All Ireland U/16 leagues. 2 wins, against Castleisland CS, Kerry and Douglas CS, Cork meant that a five point loss to St. Joseph’s, Galway was of no consequence and the team has qualified for the league semi final stage of the competition.
Friday January 17th – 1st Year Basketball
Ardscoil, with some players missing due to today’s U/14 football final, were defeated by St. Aidan’s in their first game of the season in DCU today.
Friday January 17th – U/14 Football Final
St. Aidan’s 6-17
Aidan’s have been far and away the best team in this year’s U/14 competition and so it proved in the final today. Our local rivals were physically bigger and were more than able to play football as they dominated from the start. Congratulations to the Ardscoil team and as the physical difference in size levels off as they get older (something that was evident in the U/16 semi final below, where we beat a team that had beaten us in the U/14 final two years ago) we hope that they may win some trophies in the future.
Thursday January 16th – U/16 Football Semi Final
St. Declan’s 4-10
In a repeat of the U/14 final of two years ago Ris won a crazy game which featured no less than twelve goals, a missed penalty and several other goal opportunities. Having beaten St. Aidan’s in the U/16 hurling final before Christmas Ris now go for the double against the same opposition.
Wednesday January 8th – U/16 Basketball Cup Semi Final
Calasanctius, Oranmore 65
Ris fell at the penultimate hurdle of the All Ireland Cup Competition to a strong Oranmore team. Having won the Dublin title before Christmas they now focus on winning the All Ireland League title.