Friday 29 April 2011

Rugby Winners

Congratulations to Joe Coleman, Mikey Coleman, Conor Fenlon, Ian Moran, David Tormey and Steve Cullen who were members of the Wexford Wanderers RFC  U.15 rugby team that won the Premier Leinster League and South East League over the Easter break.

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Congratulations Collie and Steve

Congratulations Collie Joyce-Ahearne and Steve Roche who were on the South-East Area U.16 rugby team that beat the North-East in the Shane Horgan Cup final in Carlow on Wed. last.
A further well done to Collie who played for Leinster U.17's v Munster in Portlaoise on Tues 26th Apr.

Thursday 21 April 2011

Beijing Update

Today the tour went to see the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Sq., attended an acrobatic performance and did lots and lots of shopping.

Middle School 19, Beijing, China

The group have arrived safely and are enjoying the company of their hosts in Middle School 19.

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Thursday 14 April 2011

Transition Years Students To Visit China

Ten transition pupils and three staff members are heading to Beijing, China for eight days of Chinese culture. They have been studying in conjunction with The Confucious Institute, U.C.D., chinese language and culture. During there trip they will be guests of by Middle School 19. They will study chinese via multimedia as well as getting to visit the many attractions of the city of Beijing. Visits  to The Forbidden City, the Temple Of Heaven, the Summer Palace, shopping in Wangfujing Street and at the Yashou Market, as well as a trip to The Great Wall are all included on the intinery. Promises to be a trip of a lifetime. Enjoy.

Sci Fest Winners

Well done to our three First Years, Eoin Hickey, Liam Hore and Stephen Breen who entered a project on Wind Energy in this years Scifest.
All their hard work paid off when they were chosen as winners in the Junior Technology Section and were overall winners of the Discover Sensors Award.

Discover Sensors Award Criteria
The Discover Sensors award is presented to a student science project which demonstrates a high level of application of investigative science methodologies that include the innovative use of one or more sensors for the collection, recording and analysis of data.
The Discover Sensors award criteria are closely aligned with those of the Junior Certificate Science Coursework B and are based on the following three key areas:
The students’ application of scientific methods
The students’ demonstration of scientific process skills
The students’ presentation and analysis of data and results

C.B.S. Has Talent May 11th

Once again this extravaganza of talent will take part after Easter. All those interested will be auditioned by Ms. Kavanagh and Ms. Spellman. This years show will take place in the Talbot Hotel, a day time show for all the pupils and an evening show for parents and others.

Easter Holidays and Supervised Study

The school will close tomorrow April 16th  at 3.15pm for the Easter break and will re-open on May 3rd. The premise will be open however to facilitate supervised periods for those in exam classes. This is free to all pupils willing to avail of it, and will run from 9.30am - 1-30pm each day.

No Uniform Day

Friday 15th April will be a 'No Uniform Day', with the €2 collected from each pupil going to the Wexford Hospice Homecare. Please support this worthy cause.

Positive Affirmation Committee

The following pupils have been recommended on Apr. 6th 2011.
Work Ethic:
Bradley Cohen, Dean Roche,Jonathan Bail,Conor Maguire, Steve Mullaly, Adam Redmond, James Adair, Robbie Gaynor, David Jadogic, Ashley Houghton, Andrew Kavanagh, Darren McCabe, Shane Gibbons, Ross Lynch, Dale Murphy, Dale Hammond, Harry O'Reardon, Conor Hanton, Stephen Dempsey, Craig O'Connor, Lee Cogley, Tiarnan Galvin-Pender, Kyle Murphy, Alan Larkin, Michael Roche, Marlon Canobas, David Kardas, Fabio Lungo, Jack Egan, Gearoid Finn.
Good Deeds:
Jack Robinson, Christian Yau, Robbie Rowe, Adam McGuire.

24 Hour Fast For Trocaire

Well done to the students from First, Second and Third Years who raised  €1,400 for Trocaire. They gave up food, T.V., computer games and various other comforts for a day in aid of the less well off in Honduras. This money will go a long way towards helping others in need.

Wednesday 13 April 2011

6th Year Soccer League Results

Legends..........................3 (Dean Roche 2, Steve Mullaly)
Sheffield Wednesday.......0

West Ham.....................1 (Brandon Nolan)
Celtic............................2 (Ashley Houghton, Lee Ennis )

Spurs............................1 ( Conor Bradley)
Sheffield Wednesday.....2 (Sean Pailing 2 )

Legends........................4 ( Dean Roche 2, David B. Doyle, David Doyle )
West Ham....................0

Celtic............................2 (Stefan Kalchev, Mark Walsh )

Sheffield Wednesday.....6 (Stephen Duggan 3, Martin McLoughlin, Robbie Gaynor, Sean Pailing. )
West Ham....................2 ( James Adair, Brandon Nolan. )

Sheffield Wednesday.....2 (Sean Pailing 2 )
Celtic............................1 (Mark Walsh )

Meitheal 2012

The following pupils have been selected for training for Meitheal Leaders 2012.
Daniel Cunningham, Michael Dryburgh, Peter Furlong, Chris Jevens, Conor Howlin, Cian Lawlor, Adrian O'Reilly, Daniel Sinnott, James Walsh and Conor Wilson.
Well done all.

Supervised Study

Study will run from 3.30pm to 5.30pm tomorrow Thursday 14th because of staff meeting.

Leinster Junior Rugby Shield Champions

Wexford C.B.S.............29
St. Mel's, Longford.......22

What a game this was. The Bokerboys had to pull out all the stops to emerge victorious and create their own piece of history, becoming the first team to bring a Leinster rugby title to the school.
St.Mel's were a strong physical side backboned by many players from Longford R.F.C.,but Wexford had been in this position before, and the skill level and committment in defence of this side has to be seen to be believed.
Wexford opened with a strong wind at their backs. Field position was crucial and outhalf Eoin Roche wasted no time in getting us deep into the opposing 22. Following three quick rucking phases, captain Collie Joyce-Ahearne crashed over to open the scoring. Eoin Roche added the conversion and Wexford were on their way. This was quickly followed by a Steve Roche try again following some driving play by Gavin Byrne, Evan Dunbar, James Byrne and Darragh Commiskey. Wexford were dominant and following a chase onto a Roche kick, Ian Moran offloaded to Mikey Roche who in turn fed Collie Joyce-Ahearne who cut through to score by the posts. The extra points were added by Eoin Roche to make it 19-0.
As expected Wexford had to defend at times and John Joe Browne and Mikey Roche were outstanding in this department as they sent the opposing centres backwards in tackle after tackle. However just before the break St. Mel's did manage to breach the line and opened their tally with seven points.
Turning around at half time and facing a huge wind Wexford would have to play the half of their lives to capture the honours. Attack after attack followed and Mel's were on the score board again, 19-12. With the game in the balance Wexford responded with driving forward play following a John Joe Browne run into the opposing half, having sucked in the defence, Darius Smith released the backs and quick handling through Eoin Roche, Sean Stafford put Ian Moran into space and his pace got him to the corner, try Wexford. 10 mins. later an identical move resulted in Ian Moran getting his second try, 29-12.
The Longford side came again and despite the efforts and heroics of the likes of Conor Fenlon, Mikey Coleman and Ruairi Devereux they crossed for two tries, 29-22. All eyes were on the clock but still try saving tackles by Gavin Byrne, Collie Joyce-Ahearne, John Joe Browne and Ian Moran were needed to preserve the lead. The sound of the final whistle was greeted with relief and joy as the Bokerboys celebrated a historic win.
Team: Steve Roche, Mikey Coleman, James Byrne, Evan Dunbar, Darragh Commiskey, Conor Fenlon, Gavin Byrne, Collie Joyce-Ahearne, Darius Smith, Eoin Roche, Sean Stafford, Mikey Roche, Ian Moran, Ruairi Devereux and John Joe Browne.
Subs: Nathan Donovan, Dylan Berrigan, Mat Devereux, Conor Clancy, Ciaran Kirwin, Joe Coleman, Brian Zacherl.
Both Liam Barry and Thomas Barry were injured and unable to travel.

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Good Luck Juniors

Best wishes from all at The Boker to our Junior Rugby team who play St. Mel's, Longford in the Leinster Development Shield Final in Naas tomorrow.

Congratulations Conor

Well done to 5th year student Conor Wilson won a bronze medal in the 100m at the C.B.S. All-Ireland Athletic Championships, in Santry last Saturday.

Monday 11 April 2011

Events this week Apr. 11th - Apr.15th

Monday 11th : Leaving Cert. German Oral Exam
Tuesday 12th : 
Wednesday 13th :Leaving Cert. Oral French
Leinster Junior Development Shield Final v St. Mel's, Longford in Naas. Kick off 1.00pm

First year hurling match: Wexford CBS versus St. Peter's College, Power Park, 1 p.m.
Thursday 14th : Leaving Cert. Oral French
Staff meeting from 3.15 Classes finish at 3.15pm
Junior Cert. Music practicals.
Friday 15th : Flo-Gas League Round 1: Wexford CBS versus FCJ Bunclody, Bunclody GAA club, 11.30 a.m.

Hurling Champions Reunion

There were lessons in nostalgia galore in Wexford C.B.S secondary school last Friday night as the Leinster Colleges junior and senior ‘B’ hurling champions of 1961 and 1963 were honoured at a function in the school.
Every single one of those players who are still alive made the trek back to their Alma Mater fifty years on and those who have passed on were represented by family members.
“It was a time before psychologists or hamstring strains had ever been heard about in hurling, before dieticians, statisticians, yellow cards or any handy frees. We are here tonight to celebrate a golden era in hurling.”
So said John Hegarty, M.C. at the function of the 26 men honoured. Their coach at the time Br McSweeney also travelled down from Dublin to be with his former hurlers.
The school’s Deputy Principal also said “We are here to remember a glorious era for hurling not only in Wexford CBS, but in the county in general, when the foundations were being laid for the great Wexford hurling days of the 1960s and a small CBS School on Thomas Street stood proudly as one of the kingpins of Leinster schools hurling.”
“To win one Leinster title is a massive achievement but to win two with many of the same players in such a short space of time speaks volumes for the character, commitment, dedication and the skill of those involved. Well tonight is all about honouring those players.”
Brother Kinsella opened the evening’s celebration with a prayer and remembered especially the four players who have passed on and their representatives.
The Mayor of Wexford and also a teacher in the school, Cllr. Joe Ryan said he was delighted to be in attendance. He paid tribute “to the sense of community and togetherness that was evident in the room and to those who had travelled from far and wide to attend.”
Gerry Forde, the Chairman of the school’s Board of Management, praised every member of the teams and their families for attending.
It was another past-pupil and former chairman of Leinster Council GAA, Sheamus Howlin who made the presentations to the men honoured.
“I have nothing but fond memories of school and am delighted to be here. I immediately recognised Br McSweeney and am thrilled to see him. I recall the guidance and help he gave me and he is a special person and special man. On behalf of the GAA I would like to thank the Christian Brothers for the role they played in the GAA.
 “I see many hurlers here who played key roles for Wexford in the golden years. I am going to single out one man and that is Willie Bernie. I was a few years behind these teams in school but we all looked up to Willie.
“We all tried to be as skilful as Willie on the field and be the gentleman that he was off the field,” before being interrupted by a round of applause for the team captain.
“It is a great credit to the school to organise an event like this. It could so easily have skipped by,” said Howlin before presenting each of the players with a memento of the evening and a specially produced photograph of the 1961 junior team.
Willie Bernie was next to speak and he thanked the organising committee and the Board of Management of the school. “It is fantastic to be reacquainted with the lads fifty years on. Enjoy the night and thank you.”
The team coach Br. McSweeney told the large crowd that he was delighted to be there. “I have worked all over Ireland and by far the best co-operation I got was when I was here in Wexford.”
He recalled an incident in the first half of a match where midfielder Robin Walsh was hurling the opposing team’s best player out of it and at half-time he told Walsh to stay with his immediate marker in the new half.
“He had him tied up in knots; had him in his pocket so I told Robin to follow him in the second half. Anyway the second half started and I could see Robin running around the field looking for his man to no avail.
“They had changed his jersey to 19 and moved him to wing-forward to keep him away from Robin! Anything I said they did it. I was lucky that such a great bunch came along together and the one time.”
Br. McSweeney paid tribute to the other Brothers and teachers from the primary schools in the area that “did the work on the boys before they sent them into us.”
School principal and chairman of the organising committee, Michael McMahon welcomed everyone to the school; thanked the organising committee of Gerry Forde, Deputy Principal John Hegarty, school secretary Bernadette Stafford and staff member Donal Howlin; Martina Dalton and Ann Howlin who provided the catering for the function; the school’s caretaker Derek Hatchell for setting up the room and music teacher Niele Kavanagh for providing the sound system.   
He also welcomed Billy Sweetman who was teaching at the school when these Leinster titles were won.
He noted that four of the senior team of 1963 won All-Ireland minor hurling medals later that summer with Wexford: Willie Bernie (who captained Wexford to that title), Con Dowdall, Eddie Cousins and Brendan Gaul.
“It was a great experience for us contacting all the men on the panel. Most we found easy enough but for some we had to use South East Radio and we found one man on Google! Willie Bernie just had to cross the road to attend tonight whereas Frank Browne flew in from Spain!”
He concluded by thanking the Board of Management for their support and backing for the function.
Refreshments were then served and the talk of matches won and lost filled the air well into the night as the crowd mingled and talked at length about former glory days.
Leinster Junior Colleges ‘B’ Hurling final 1961-1962: Wexford C.B.S. 5-2 Portlaoise C.B.S 1-6, Nowlan Park.
Leinster Senior Colleges ‘B’ Hurling final 1962-63: Wexford C.B.S 3-7 Gormanstown 4-2, Ashford.
The list of the men honoured on the night: Willie Bernie (Captain), Liam Bent, Nicky Braoders, Frank Browne, Sean Clancy (RIP, represented by his son Tommy), Eddie Cousins, John Devereux, Con Dowdall, Con Doyle, Ray Doyle, Brendan Gaul (RIP, represented by his sister Angela Tennant), Paddy Kehoe, Tim Kehoe, Pat La Roche (RIP, represented by his brother Peter), Richie Lynn, Alfie McGrath, John Meyler, Martin Mulcahy, Basil Murray (RIP, represented by his son Dermot), Benny O’Connor, Michael ‘The Bear’ O’Leary, Jackie Power, Toddy Radford, Toss Ryan, Michael Sills and Robin Walsh.

South Leinster Colleges Juvenile C Final: Match Report

Abbey Community College...........4-9
Wexford C.B.S.................................2-7

Despite a gallant effort, Wexford C.B.S. 
 couldn’t cope with the power and strength of a superior Abbey Community College in last Thursday’s South Leinster Juvenile C final played at sunny O’Kennedy Park, New Ross.
The Ferrybank School, under the auspices of Kilkenny VEC, had too much size and guile for the Wexford lads who fought tenaciously until the last whistle and never gave up while playing some very good hurling themselves.
Pat Henderson, Leinster Council coach and former Kilkenny great, said in his presentation speech that it was one of the best C grade games of hurling he had ever witnessed.
Abbey started brightly and had 1-2 on the scoreboard inside the first five minutes as C.B.S. struggled to come to terms with the pace of the game. They eventually lifted the siege from their defence and Dylan Hynes placed corner-forward Mikey Coleman who fired over their opening score.

Abbey centre-forward Maurice Costello, one of three six footers on his team, was proving very accurate with frees and he punished any fouls by the Wexford defence - who were under fierce pressure - with white flags.

By the quarter-hour mark C.B.S had settled down. They had restructured their team in order to cope with their opponents. Joe Redmond popped over a nice point and they set about getting back into the game.
However Abbey’s rampaging midfielder M.J. Sutton scored his side’s second goal on 26 minutes which made the score 2-6 to 0-2 approaching half-time.
Nevertheless C.B.S kept up the pressure and were rewarded for their efforts with three converted frees from Stephen Kearney before half-time.
Both sides retired with the score at 2-6 to 0-5. The Wexford lads needed a good start to eat into the deficit but alas, it was Sutton who goaled within sixty seconds of the restart. By now he had been moved to full-forward where it must be said John Hamilton policed him well throughout the remainder of the game considering the amount of possession that went in.
The towel could have been thrown in at that stage by C.B.S. but they redoubled their efforts to telling effect. Kearney went on a mazy solo run -beating many tackles - before passing to Conor Coleman whose ground stroke found the net.
Kearney pointed his fourth free to leave the score at 3-6 to 1-6 with 16 minutes to go. C.B.S. had got themselves on top around the middle of the field and at this stage the next score would have a crucial bearing on the result.
As it turned out it was an Abbey point but it could so easy have been a goal only for C.B.S keeper Rob Donnelly’s superb save from Sean Moore. However, Moore returned a few minutes later when M.J. Sutton unselfishly passed to him and this time the substitute beat Donnelly from close range (4-7 to 1-6).
C.B.S. heads didn’t drop and a glimmer of hope appeared when Stephen Kearney’s 50 metre free went all the way to the net and shortly afterwards Mikey Coleman kicked a point.
However they needed more goals and unfortunately they squandered some great opportunities which they could ill-afford. As C.B.S. threw everything into attack towards the end game, Maurice Costello pointed a brace of frees in the dying stages and Abbey ran out deserving winners.
The C.B.S players can be very proud of their efforts on the day as they gave 100% in the battle and produced some fine hurling of their own. They will benefit enormously from playing such quality opposition and can look forward to defending their Flo-Gas title in the coming weeks.
Wexford C.B.S: Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley); Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s), James Somers (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers); John Hamilton (St. Martin’s), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Jack Murphy (Faythe Harriers); Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers, Captain), Luke Byrne (Faythe Harriers); Stephen Kearney (1-4 frees), Dylan Hynes (Clonard), Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers, 0-1); David Tormey (Clonard), Stephen Cullen (Clonard), Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s, 0-2).
 Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s, 1-0) for P. Rossiter, Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers) for Cullen, Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers) for Tormey. Also: Kevin Birney (Glynn-Barntown), Dillon Dixon (Blackwater), Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown), Luke Lambert (unattached), Aaron McGuire (St. John’s), Michael McNulty (Buffers Alley). 
Abbey Community College
: John Brown; David Irish, Shane Harney, Donncha Griffin; Jack Rea, Diarmaid O’Dwyer, Luke O’Donovan; M.J. Sutton (2-1), Oliver Mulally; Sean Walker, Maurice Costello (1-6, 0-6 frees), Joseph O’Brien; Jack Frisby (0-1), John Ahern (0-1), David Atkins. 
 Sean Moore (1-2) for O’Brien.
Referee: John Bennett.

Saturday 9 April 2011

Sci Fest Winners

Well done to our three First Years, Eoin Hickey, Liam Hore and Stephen Breen who entered a project on Wind Energy in this years Scifest.
All their hard work paid off when they were chosen as winners in the Junior Technology Section and were overall winners of the Discover Sensors Award.

Discover Sensors Award Criteria
The Discover Sensors award is presented to a student science project which demonstrates a high level of application of investigative science methodologies that include the innovative use of one or more sensors for the collection, recording and analysis of data.
The Discover Sensors award criteria are closely aligned with those of the Junior Certificate Science Coursework B and are based on the following three key areas:
The students’ application of scientific methods
The students’ demonstration of scientific process skills
The students’ presentation and analysis of data and results

Friday 8 April 2011

Leinster Junior Rugby Development Shield Final

We will play St. Mel's, Longford on Wed.13th April in the final. It will be played in Naas R.F.C. kicking off at 1.00pm.

Juvenile Hurling Final

Commiserations to the Juvenile Hurlers who were defeated in the South Leinster C final this afternoon (Thursday 7th April) by Abbey Community College, Ferrybank on a scoreline of 4-9 to 2-6.
The C.B.S. lads played really well but couldn't match a superb Abbey side which was just too big and powerful. The panel would like to thank Sean and Carol Kearney for sponsoring shorts and socks for the final.
Attention now turns to the Flo-Gas competition where C.B.S will be attempting to defend their title.
Full report to follow soon...

Monday 4 April 2011

C.B.S. Has Talent

The annual end of year extravaganza is about to hit the stage soon, so all participants start polishing your acts , as Ms. Spellman and Ms. Kavanagh will be selecting the ones to perform shortly.

Leaving Cert Oral Irish

Good luck to all our Leaving Cert. pupils in their Oral Irish exam, from all the students and staff.

South Leinster Juvenile Hurling 'C' Final

The juvenile hurlers face Abbey Community College of Ferrybank next Thursday (April 7th) in O'Kennedy Park, New Ross at 1 p.m. in the South Leinster final. The team is captained by Nicky Lawlor and they have won all their matches in the championship to date.
However, this is their biggest challenge and they will have to improve on their semi-final performance against Grennan College Thomastown if the Cup is to return to the Boker.
The team bus leaves the school at 11.45 a.m. on Thursday.

Good luck lads!!!

Events this week Apr. 4th - Apr.8th

Monday 4th :
Tuesday 5th : Leaving Cert. Oral Irish
Transition Year interviews
Parents Council meeting in Room 11 at 7.30pm
Wednesday 6th :Leaving Cert. Oral Irish
Transition Year interviews
Thursday 7th : Leaving Cert. Oral Irish
South Leinster Juv. Hurling Final v Abbey Com. School
Friday 8th : 50th Anniversary function for winning Leinster hurling teams of 1961-62 and 1962-63 in GP Room at 7.30pm

50th Anniversary Reunion

The 1961-62 Leinster Colleges Junior Hurling 'B' Championship winning team and the 1962-63 Leinster Colleges Senior Hurling 'B' Championship winning team will be honored at a function in the GP Room on Friday April 8th at 7.30pm.