Monday 31 October 2011

Bon Voyage

Bon voyage to Mrs. Hayes, Mr.Walsh and Fr. Brian Whelan as they head to New York with nine students for an exchange with Iona Prep, a Christian Brothers school in New Rochelle, New York. They will stay with host families and spend four days at school attending classes. They will then move to New York city to explore the sights and sounds of The Big Apple. The students travelling are Ross Cullen, Ryan Coleman-Carey, Gavin Byrne, Evan Dunbar, Richard Cleary, Darragh Comiskey, Ruairi Devereux, Collie Joyce-Ahearne and Adam Roche.
Ready to board at Dublin airport.
The students who travelled to Iona in 2007 on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sunday 30 October 2011

Junior Hurling Final

Wexford C.B.S. junior hurlers, captained by Sean Stafford (TY), are preparing for the South Leinster Junior 'C' hurling final versus Naas C.B.S. which will take place on Tuesday November 8th, at 1 p.m. in Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow. All support for the boys is greatly appreciated.

Friday 28 October 2011

Super Seniors

Wexford C.B.S....10   New Ross C.B.S.....0
The Senior soccer team surged into the play-off stages of their league with an emphatic trouncing of New Ross C.B.S. by 10-0. Danny Fitzpatrick bagged four goals, while Dale Scallan, Darren Lambert and Keith Morrissey all netted two each. Wexford will now have a home Q-Final at the next stage.
Team: Ryan Furlong, Peter Furlong, Keith Mernagh, Jason Kearns, Pierce Dooley, Dylan Walsh, Dale Scallan, John Bridges, Danny Fitzpatrick, Darren Lambert, Keith Morrissey.
Subs: Bobby Barnes, Sean Kearney, Larry Stout, James Flood, Emmett O'Connor, Gavin O'Connor.

Team From The Archive - First Soccer Team 1991

Here is another blast from the past, a talented bunch of players that represented The Boker for the first time in F.A.I.S. coppetition. The kit was borrowed from North End for the occasion. A 3-0 victory away to New Ross C.B.S. was our opening result and the team went on to reach the final of the Wexford - Wicklow League. Unfortunately the silverware evaded us but the foundation was laid for many victories in the future.

Back: David Nolan, Pat Hore, Philip Murphy, Eoin Doyle, Davy Lynch, Colin Bent, Brian O'Leary, Pat O'Leary, Paul O'Mahoney.
Front: Declan Tennant, K.J. Delaney, Ian O'Leary, Martin Cleere, Leighton Walsh, Derek Hatchell.

U.15 Soccer Team Hit 8

Our U-15 Soccer Team travelled to Mayglass to take on Bridgetown VC in their first league game last Friday.On what was a very blustery day, the CBS kicked-off playing against a strong wind. As the game began to settle down, CBS began to spread the ball around the pitch and Bridgetown had no answer.
CBS took the lead through an Emmett Ryan flick header. CBS continued to dominate. Emmett made it 2-0 just ten minutes later.
At Half-Time
Wexford CBS 2-0 Bridgetown VC
 The CBS boys continued to dominate in the second half. It wasn’t long before the goals started to flow.
Scorers in second half were: Luke Redmond-Browne, Eoin Doyle x2(1 penalty), Emmett Ryan (Hat-trick), Emmet Sinnott and Dylan Ennis.
 Full-Time Result
Wexford CBS 8-0 Bridgetown VC
Well done to the Boys!
 Wexford CBS Team:
GK Shane McGrath, Aaron Goodison(Capt.) Emmet Sinnott, Eoin Doyle, Alex Lohier, Emmett Ryan, Darragh Rossiter, Luke Redmond-Browne, Dylan Ennis, Eoin McDonald, Mikey Lawlor.
Lee Dryburg, Tony Crosbie, Robert Donnelly, Dylan Bolger, Matty Morris.

Thursday 27 October 2011

TY Skiing and Zoo

Today the T.Y.'s had a road trip that took them to the ski slope at Kilternan and the Zoo in Dublin. We shall get a report from some of them when they return.
 Andrew about to take off.
Who caused this pile up?
The zoologists.

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Swimming, Opera and Radio

Transition years had a busy day. Swimming at 9.15, where they had some underwater photographs taken as well as some water polo, then back across the river to the Wexford Opera Festival for a performance of Gianni Schicci in Whites Hotel. The themes of deception, legacies, love, marriage , money and the lack of it, certainly kept the boys interest alive during the performance. Finally a group of 12 pupils were selected to produce a radio programme with Lyric FM ably assisted by the girls from nearby Presentation Convent.

World Championship Kick Boxing

Best wishes to Conor Cullen and Dale White who will compete in the World Championship Kick Boxing finals in Cadiz, Spain next week. Both will compete at the 45kg level having qualified from a recent tournament in Dublin. They are both member of the Wexford Lau Gar Club. They will be accompanied by Conor's dad Joe who is also an ex Bokerboy. Good luck and enjoy the experience.

Rugby News

The Juniors have been drawn away to Kilkenny C.B.S. in the Leinster Development Shield and the Seniors will travel to Wicklow for the Q-Final of the Senior Cup on Wed.9th Nov.

Monday 24 October 2011

South Leinster Junior C Hurling championship: Semi-final, Hollymount Monday, 24 October 2011

Wexford CBS......................2-4
Wicklow Schools................0-7

THIS GAME was a thriller. While the standard of hurling was curtailed by the dreadful weather conditions throughout, the outcome was in doubt right up until the final whistle and both sides deserve enormous credit for their endeavour and honesty.
However, semi-finals are for winning and it was Wexford CBS who booked their place in the South Leinster Junior Colleges ‘C’ hurling final following this three point victory over Wicklow Schools in Hollymount last Monday.
Scores were always going to be very hard to come by as the rain fell for the sixty minutes and it proved that CBS’s two goals were crucial to their progress. They led at half-time by 1-2 to 0-3 and importantly held on to that lead until the end.
Stephen Kearney and Joe Coleman flashed over the first half points for the Bokerboys and these scores sandwiched a fine poacher’s goal by John Forde who pounced on a loose ball in the goalmouth and flicked it to the net.
CBS could so easily have had another goal in that opening half when Joe Coleman neatly passed to Ian Moran and he raced through the Wicklow defence but his wicked shot to the corner was somehow saved by the goalkeeper.
Both sides got on top at various stages and it was the defences who ruled. Outstanding in the CBS defence were Sean Stafford, Nicky Lawlor and Ciaran Kirwan and they were helped out by a tenacious display by Jamie McDonnell and Gary Murphy in midfield.
The key score of the game arrived in the 42nd minute. CBS’s hardworking centre-forward Eoin Roche won possession in midfield and went on a strong run through the heart of the defence. Having caught the ball twice during the solo-run he gave the impression he was set to pass to a colleague but instead tossed the ball up and drove a stinging shot to the top right hand corner of the net.
It gave CBS a terrific boost but Wicklow Schools (all County Wicklow secondary school except Carnew VEC) stood up to the challenge and converted two frees to leave the score at 2-2 to 0-5 entering the final ten minutes.
However Jamie McDonnell cleverly nicked a point for the CBS but Wicklow responded at the other end (2-3 to 0-6) before the visitors cut the gap to two points to set up a nervous finish for the Wexford town school.
In the 56th minute John Forde was fouled and Joe Coleman showed composure to split the posts to restore the three point advantage. The defence continued to withstand Wicklow pressure and with Adam McDade eagle-eyed in goal combined with the efforts of the outfield players, they just about held out for victory after an epic struggle.
Wexford CBS:
Adam McDade (Faythe Harriers); Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), James Somers (Faythe Harriers); Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s, Capt.), Luke Byrne (Faythe Harriers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers, 0-1), Gary Murphy (Faythe Harriers); Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers, 0-1), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers, 1-0), Joseph McBride (St. John’s); Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown), Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-2, 1 free), John Forde (Shelmaliers, 1-0).
Subs: Mark Chapman (Faythe Harriers) for McBride, Dylan Hynes (Clonard) for Chapman, David Tormey (Clonard) for Moran.
Ref: James Flood (St. Mary’s Maudlintown)

Team From The Archive May 1991

South Leinster 'C' Hurling Champions. May 1991.
Wexford C.B.S....2-10  Pres. Bagnelstown  2-5
Back Row: Paul Ffrench, Alan Stafford, Shane Carley, Noel Doyle, Jason Murphy, Philip Murphy, Jim Ryan, Ian O'Leary, Richie Murphy, Jimmy Wickham.
Front Row: Willie Carley, K.J. Delaney, Sean Dwyer, David Higginbotham, Gavin Buggy, John Hearne, Anthony Kehoe, Ciaran O'Leary, Mick Kehoe.

Friday 21 October 2011

Positive Affirmations

Oct.3rd 2011
Work Ethic: Conor Bolger, Stephen Breen, Niall Dempsey, Hugh Fanning, Eoin Hickey,Aaron Roche -Jordan,Tyrone Kirwin, Jonathan Walsh.
Good Deeds: Bobby O'Brien, Josh Byrne.
Oct.10th 2011
Work Ethic: Brandon Murphy, Chris Hayes, Emmett Sinnott, Eoin Hickey, Brendan Furlong, Michael McNulty, Gearoid Finn, Donal Moore, Conor Fenlon, Robert Scully, Jason Busher, Hwan Lee, Michael McGuire, Harry Hogan.
Exrta Curricular: Mark Bailey
Good Deeds: James Freeman, Corey Ennis.
Oct.17th 2011
Work Ethic: Michael Lalor.
Extra Curricular: Mark Bailey, Adam Ennis
Good Deeds: Christopher Cash, Jean Jaques Marin, Kevin Corrigan, Ibar Quirke, Tuan Wadding-Hayes, James Freeman.
Oct.24th 2011
Work Ethic: Eoin Roche, Aaron Goodison, Eoin Long, Tuan Wadding-Hayes, Darren Sills, David Okegible, Paul Mahoney, Dylan Kirwin, Nicholas Kelly, Noel O'Brien-Wright, Ethan Lahiff, Marco Fleck, Sean Hopkins, Josh Byrne, Alex Eydt, Evin Ryan, Dylan Breen, Brian Sweetman, Terry Whitty, Chihun Lee, Leon Sludds, Mantas Valauskas, Thomas O'Brien, Alex Lohier, Anthony Uju.
Good Deeds: Dean Moran, Conor Byrne,
For Contribution to the Musical: Gavin Byrne, Adam Roche, Luke Jackson, Jack Robinson, Robert Donnelly, Richard Cleary, Marty Mullally, James Byren, Steve Roche, Darragh Comiskey, Mickey Roche, Collie Joyce-Ahearne, Adam Maguire, Danny Bennett, Adam Busher, Nathan Donovan, Mark Bailey, Danny Fitzpatrick, Ben Lowney, Andrew Dryburg, Michael Dryburg, Brian Moore, Peter Furlong, Kevin Beirney, Conor Larkin, Dylan Fitzharris, Cian Allen, Andrew Berry, Jack Barrett, Mark Hayes.

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Well Done James Bennett

Congratulations to James Bennett who was awarded the Student Of The Year 2011 based on his Leaving Cert results. James secured a whopping 590pts. making his parents and school extremely proud. He was awarded his medal of honour by the Past Pupils Association recently. James is currently studying Spanish and French at Trinity College, Dublin. Best wishes for the future James from all at Colaiste Eamonn Ris.

Senior Rugby Development Cup Rd. 2

Wexford C.B.S....9  Colaiste Brid, Carnew...8

A vey youthful Wexford team took the field today, all bar one player are eligible for next year, against a bigger side from Carnew. However Wexford played with a competent style and their experience stood them well as they contested for every ball and made every tackle. The game ebbed and flowed and only a penalty seperated the sides at the break, wirh Carnew being successful after 17 mins.
Wexford had the wind at their back for the second half and played a territorial game, kicking behind the defense and were unlucky when Ian Moran came close to scoring. Eoin Roche had his kicking boots on, and converted two kicks to make it 6-3 after 20 mins. With the clock ticking down Wexford were put on the back foot and a break through the defence secured Carnew a vital try to give them the lead 8-6 with four minutes remaining. Wexford adopted the pick and go and eventually were awarded a penalty for infringing at the ruck. Eoin Roche slotted from 35m the winning kick and advance the Bokerboys to Rd. 3
Team: James Byrne, Steve Roche, James Roche, Michael Maguir, Darragh Comiskey, Gavin Byrne, Collie Joyce-Ahearne, Ciaran Kavanagh (Capt.), John Joe Browne, Ian Moran, Eoin Roche, Dylan Lalor, Mikey Roche, Liam Barry, Gavin O'Connor.
Subs: Dean Roche, Ruairi Devereux, Evan Dunbar, Kevin Phillips, Daniel Cunningham, Conor Wilson.

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Junior Development Cup Rugby Rd. 3

Wexford C.B.S...0   Scoil Chonglais....3

This game literally went down to the last kick, after an hour of hard fought rugby. Wexford had a reasonable amount of possession but failed to break through a solid defence. They tried to go around them, over them and through them but to no avail.
Best for Wexford on the day were Jason Guerrine, Ciaran Kirwin, Conor Fenlon in the forwards while Dale Murphy-Butler and Johnny Hamilton impressed in the backs.

Team: Jason Guerrine, Alex Perez, Steve Cullen, Donal Moore, Ciaran Kirwin, Lee Dryburg, Joe Coleman, Conor Fenlon (Capt.), Stephen Healy, Luke Byrne, Gearoid Finn, Johnny Hamilton, Eoin McDonald, Dale Murphy-Butler, David Tormey.
Subs:  Adam Culleton, John Lacey, Chris Vickery, Liam Byrne, Brian Zacherl

Saturday 15 October 2011

Footloose - The Musical

Some of the Footloose cast were touring the Primary and Secondary schools of Wexford on Friday last to promote their up coming musical. A huge amount of work has gone into this production by all concerned so we hope everyone will acknowledge this by attending their performances next week.

 The CBS and the Presentation have joined forces to put on the popular musical 'Footloose', based on the award winning movie of the same name. Auditions were held last June and the students have been working hard since September to perfect their American accents. Gavin Byrne is playing the lead role of Ren, a slick city kid whos forced to relocate to a remote mid-western town, where all forms of dance (and having fun!) are banned. There he falls in love with local bad girl Ariel, played by Samantha Carr, but the course of true love never runs smoothly
The supporting cast includes, Niamh Doyle, Jack Robinson, Marty Mullally, Jessica Walker, Danny Fitzpatrick, Jessica Guiney, Luke Jackson, Laura Reck and Gabija Varnelyte who are accompanied by a full live band. The show is directed by Clodagh Cecil, choreographed by Lauren Byrne and musically directed by local singer Roisin Dempsey .The chorus mistress in CBS music teacher Niele Kavanagh.
The show runs from October 17th to 21st in the Presentation hall. The Monday night show starts at 7pm to facilitate younger students. The start time is 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Friday night's show is at 8.30 pm. Tickets are on sale from Saturday the 9th of October from Whites Music Store. The show is packed with a number of well known songs including the 80's hit 'I Need a Hero'. It's full of comedy and lively dance numbers and is suitable for all ages.

T.Y.'s Retreat

Transition year students were on Retreat last Thursday with Fr. Brian Whelan, Mrs. Hayes, Ms Spellman and Ms. Wallace, an enjoyable time was has by all as they reflected upon their place and how to do good on this planet.
If at first you fail, then you try again and again.

Thursday 13 October 2011

First Year Football Blitz.

Wexford CBS can be proud of their efforts in the annual Keevans Cup tournament for first years held in Pairc Garman on Wednesday 12th October. While they eventually claimed 3rd place in their section, they were most unfortunate not to do even better and bring home some silverware..

Wexford CBS 1-2 Good Council New Ross 2-2
In the opening game Wexford CBS faced pre tournament favourites Good Council College. The New Ross side had the better start but The CBS boys came storming back with a great goal from Nicky Kelly to be level at half time. They took the lead early in the second half with a point from Lee Busher but a controversial goal given when CBS Goalie Kevin Corrigan was bundled into the net while saving the ball sealed the victory for the New Ross boys. Best for CBS were Jack Houghton, Alan Browne, Nicky Kelly and Aaron Smythe . Wexford CBS scorers were Nicky Kelly (1-0) and Lee Busher (0-2)

Wexford CBS 2-3 Enniscoerthy CBS 2-4
Wexford took out their frustration at the opening defeat with blistering opening to their second game. They totally dominated the Enniscorthy side who had won their opening game in the tournament. Two goals from Lee Busher and points from Jack Houghton and Kevin meant they had a decent lead at half time but some super saves from the Enniscorthy keeper kept them in the game. Wexford CBS would later regret some of these misses as the Enniscorthy lads came back into the game. Despite a solid defensive effort when the final whistle sounded there was a single point between the teams and Enniscorthy were on their way to the final. Best for CBS were Eoin Mahon, Everett Johnston and Paul Bailie. Wexford CBS scorers were Lee Busher (2-1) Jack McGarry (0-1) and Jack Houghton (0-1)

Wexford CBS 3-5 St Peters College 3-2
In the final game Wexford CBS faced their local rivals from St Peters College. In a highly entertaining and end to end game Wexford CBS went into an early lead and would hold this advantage to the end of the game. It was by far their best performance of the day with scores coming from all over the field. Goals from Izac Doyle, Sean Hopkins and Lee Busher set them up for a very good win and third place overall. Best for CBS were Danny Walsh, Kevin Corrigan, Sean Hopkins and Terry Whitty. Wexford CBS scorers were Sean Hopkins (1-1), Lee Busher (1-1), Izac Doyle (1-0), Lee Walsh (0-2) and Everett Johnston (0-1)

Wexford Panel 
Paddy O Reilly, Cody Murphy, Paul Bailie, Everett Johnston, Lee Busher Andrew Smith, Noel O Brien, Izac Doyle, Shane Flood, Aaron Smythe, Jack Houghton, Nicky Kelly, Lee Whelan, Shane Pierce, Michael Bent, Kevin Corrigan, Sean Beale, Jack Mcgarry, Sean Hopkins, Jason Brennan, Alan Browne, Danny Walsh, Eoin Mahon, Terry Whitty, Cormac Byrne

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Congratulations Collie

Congratulations to Collie Joyce-Ahearne who received his Certificate at the WIT/BSTAI Awards Night in Waterford for achieving an 'A' in Business Studies in the Junior Cert.

Tuesday 11 October 2011

South Leinster Colleges Senior ‘C’ Hurling Round 3 Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Ramsgrange C.S.................3-13
Wexford C.B.S....................0-10

DESPITE BEING well in the game at half-time when trailing by just 1-6 to 0-7, Wexford C.B.S. senior hurlers put in a very poor second half performance to exit the South Leinster Senior ‘C’ championship at the hands of Ramsgrange C.S. in Ramsgrange school recently.
C.B.S. started with just five players up to the senior age with the other ten eligible for the junior team. This began to tell in the second half as the physically stronger Ramsgrange lads began to pull away from their opponents.
Indeed, CBS were trailing by 1-3 to 0-0 after eleven minutes as they took time to settle into the game. This doesn’t mean that they didn’t have chances as they squandered plenty and continued to do so as the game progressed.
Two Sean Kearney frees from very tight angles on either side pitch got CBS off the mark as they slowly began to get to grips with the Ramsgrange lads.
A John Bridges sideline was collected by Ian Moran who picked off a point before Bridges got a point himself. Minutes later, Peter Furlong and Gary Murphy worked hard to create space for Bridges – recently moved to wing forward - to score his second point.
Ramsgrange were always dangerous in attack and they picked off three more points before the end of the half whereas C.B.S. struck back with a converted free from Joe Coleman and then Coleman passed to John Bridges whose point left the Bokerboys trailing by 1-6 to 0-7.
Any hopes C.B.S. had of winning the game were ruined when Ramsgrange picked off 1-3 in third quarter. Their second goal came after a great save from Adam McDade but the rebound was finished to the net.
C.B.S. were putting themselves under pressure to get scores as they wasted many opportunities, especially to get the goals they needed to reduce the deficit.
Ramsgrange registered their third goal in the 54th minute when a short puck-out was intercepted and coolly dispatched to the net.
The Wexford town students eventually got off the mark in the second half when Gary Murphy was rewarded with a point after some hard work and then Evan Dunbar pointed a free and added a ’65 before the final whistle. Best for C.B.S. were Adam McDade, Evan Dunbar, Peter Furlong and Gary Murphy.
Wexford CBS: Adam McDade (Faythe Harriers); James Somers (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers), Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers); Jason Kearns (St. John’s), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s, 0-2 1f, 1‘65), John Bridges (Faythe Harriers, 0-3); Peter Furlong (Faythe Harriers), Gary Murphy (Faythe Harriers, 0-1); Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers), Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers), Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown, 0-1); Sean Kearney (Faythe Harriers, 0-2 frees), Mark Chapman (Faythe Harriers), Mark Hayes (St. Martin’s).
Subs: Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-1f) for Hayes, Graham Murphy (St. John’s) for Moran, James Roche (Crossabeg-Ballymurn) for Chapman, Conor Howlin (Shelmaliers) for Somers, Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s)
Ref: Johnny Doyle (St. James).

Team From The Archive - 1997

First ever rugby team to represent the school in Leinster Schools competition 1997

Back: Paddy Brennan, Mick Doyle, David Walsh, Lee Saunders, Gavin Colfer, Tommy Kent, Neil Dempsey, Paddy Delaney.
Front: Brian. Thomas, Conor Doyle, Barry Ryan, Eoin Quigley, Kenny Hunt, Neil Heffernan, Phelim O'Connor.

Under 17 Soccer

Wexford C.B.S....4   Ramsgrange C.S....2

Wexford CBS began their under 17 soccer season with a 4-2 victory over Ramsgrange Community School on Friday 30th September in Duncannon. The Wexford side began brightly playing some excellent football with their passing and movement giving them the edge early on. Dylan Walsh and Keith Morrissey were causing Ramsgrange serious problems down the flanks and were involved in numerous attacks as Wexford were dominant for the opening period, this pressure forced the Ramsgrange keeper into making some fine saves as Keith Morrissey and Mark Doyle went close. Dylan Walsh broke the dead lock after some good midfield play set him free on the right wing, Dylan took on the left back with success before cooly slotting home to make it 1-0. Keith Morrissey soon doubled the advantage after a nice one two played him in and he chipped the keeper to put CBS 2-0 up. Wexford continued to enjoy the majority of possession and went close on several occasions. Ramsgrange finally got a hold of the game towards the end of the first half and pulled one back in the final minute of the first half after Jamie McDonnell has made a good save but was unable to stop the close range follow up from winger Adam Blake. This goal gave the home side a much needed boost and they battled hard right from the beginning of the second half which saw both sides make some changes, Wexford were first to take a hold of the game again yet found the Ramsgrange defence in a defiant mood. Keith Morrisey was still running wild on the left wing and twice forced the Ramsgrange keeper into good saves as two curling efforts were heading for the top corner. The Ramsgrange effort finally paid dividends as a long ball over the top of the CBS defence allowed Adam Prendergast in and his effort beat McDonnel and levelled the scores. Wexford dug deep however and responded immediately with Cian Doyle breaking through and firing a low effort into the bottom corner to make it 3-2. Wexford continued to enjoy the lion's share of possession and should have increased their lead as Ramsgrange broke forward at every opportunity. Wexford finally regained the 2 goal cushion with a couple of minutes remaining as Keith Morrissey finally managed to beat the keeper with a spectacular curling effort from outside of the box into the top corner. Impressive for the Wexford side on the day were Morrissey and Wlash going forward and captain Dale Scallan and  Jason Kearns at the back.
Wexford CBS: Jamie McDonnell, Daniel White, Dale Scallan (C), Jason Kearns, Richard Kearney, Dylan Walsh, Conor Clancy, Emmet Fox, Keith Morrissey, Mark Doyle, Bobby Barnes, Cian Doyle, Mark Hayes, Luke Byrne, Philip Bent, Aidan Murphy, Dylan Goodison, Marty Mullally,

Monday 10 October 2011

Students Council 2011-12

1st Years: Ibar Quirke.Sean Hopkins, Paul Kehoe -Bailie, Thomas O'Brien
2nd Years: Hugh Fanning, Kristian Bunici, Edward Cummings, Dillon Broaders.
3rd Years: Ryan Blanch, Conor Lynott.
4th Years:Colm Joyce Ahearne, Gavin Byrne
5th Years: Nathan O’ Connor, Danny Bennett
6th Years: Blair Kelly, Cian Ryan  

Saturday 8 October 2011

Footloose - The Musical

Roll up, Roll up, Roll up!

FOOTLOOSE is about to explode onto the Wexford stage as fifty-five talented secondary school students (and their teachers) from the C.B.S. and Presentation Secondary School prepare to dazzle you with classic 80s anthems including Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Mamma Says, Let’s Hear It For The Boy, and of course, the unforgettable Footloose.

Footloose tells the story of city boy Ren who has to move from bustling Chicago to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. Life in small-town Bomont is peaceful until Ren arrives and, breaking every taboo, brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy.

Packed full of youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music, Footloose is a must see for all ages!

C.B.S. and Presentation Secondary School present...
FOOTLOOSE - The Musical
Director: Clodagh Cecil
Musical Director: Roisin Dempsey
Choreographer: Lauren Byrne

Mon 17th - Fri 21st of October
Presentation School Hall
Tickets on sale in Whites for Music, Main St., Wexford.
053 9122067 or available at the door.
Mon/Tues €10
Wed/Thurs/Fri €12

Dancing is not a crime; to miss Footloose would be!

See y'all there, y'all y'all!

Friday 7 October 2011

Meitheal Leaders 2011-12

Students Council 2011-12

T.Y.'s Visit Kildalton

Kildalton College is situated in the village of Piltown, Co Kilkenny in the picturesque Suir valley. It is located on the main Waterford to Limerick road, approximately eight kilometres from Carrick-on-Suir and 20 kilometres from Waterford city.
Kildalton was originally part of the Bessborough Estate owned by the Ponsonby family. The main house was completed in 1755. The house was burned in 1923 aand rebuilt in 1929In March 1940 the Oblate Fathers established a seminary at Bessborough House. The Oblates worked their own bakery, and farmed dairy cows, poultry, cattle, pigs, sheep; and grew potatoes, grain and other crops. They also had a very good orchard.The house and lands were purchased in 1971 for £250,000 Irish pounds by the Dept of Agriculture. It was opened as an agricultural and horticultural college – now known as Kildalton College.Kildalton is the largest agricultural college in the country. It is a leading provider of training in Equine Studies, Machinery, Agriculture and Horticulture. Close links have been developed with the local Institute of Technology in Waterford (WIT) to make it a progressive learning facility in the South East. Over 500 students are currently registered on courses at Kildalton College.Kildalton College offers a wide range of further education and higher level courses in agriculture, horticulture and equine studies.
Their courses equip young people with the key skills and knowledge required across the land based sector. Students attending Kildalton College get the opportunity to learn in a practical supportive environment. Their practical experience programme provides valuable work experience as part of your overall training. Work experience can be arranged in other countries if desired.

Wednesday 5 October 2011

South Leinster Colleges Senior ‘C’ Hurling: Wednesday October 5, 2011

Bridgetown VC.........4-8
Wexford CBS............3-5

A PHYSICALLY stronger and more clinical Bridgetown VC senior hurling team accounted for Wexford CBS in round 2 of the South Leinster C championship recently at a windswept Rathangan.
CBS fielded a very young team and in fact finished with 13 players eligible for the junior grade. However, Bridgetown were full value for their six point win and it was their hard work in the first half when they played into the gale and still retired with a two point lead that helped them considerably.
The Bokerboys were slow to settle and the home side had the opening score with a point but Eoin Roche levelled with a super strike from way out the field. The first quarter of the game was very even but this was worrying for CBS as they had the benefit of the strong wind.
Two Sean Stafford frees were all they had to show before they were rocked when Bridgetown scrambled home their first goal. John Bridges was moved to attack and he converted a free to leave CBS trailing by 1-3 to 0-4.
After 27 minutes a long range Nicky Lawlor free went all the way to the net to give CBS  a tremendous boost before half-time but that fillip was almost immediately countered when Bridgetown scrambled in their second goal right on the call of half-time (2-3 to 1-4 at the break).
CBS faced a mountain in the second half and they desperately had to get scores quickly but the game went away from them as Bridgetown cleverly tacked on the points before grabbing their third goal on 43 minutes.
The CBS lads pounded away at the Bridgetown goal and were denied by three outstanding saves while at the other end CBS keeper Adam McDade was pulling off tremendous saves to keep his side in the game. John Bridges eventually found a way to the Bridgetown net with a close range free and then a 52nd minute penalty.
There were four points between the sides at this stage but Bridgetown had the last say with a well taken goal before the finish.
Wexford CBS: Adam McDade (Faythe Harriers); Luke Byrne (Faythe Harriers), John Bridges (Faythe Harriers, 2-2, 1-1 frees, 1-0 pen), James Somers (Faythe Harriers); Mark Hayes (St. Martin’s), George Cullen (St. John’s), Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers); Gary Murphy (Faythe Harriers), Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers); Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s, 0-2 frees), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers, 0-1); Conor Howlin (Shelmaliers), Chris Jevans (Glynn-Barntown), Graham Murphy (St. John’s).
Subs: Joe McBride (St. John’s) for Jevans, Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers, 1-0 free) for Cullen inj., Mark Chapman (Faythe Harriers) for Howlin, Sean Phelan (Faythe Harriers) for Graham Murphy.
Referee: Sean Kearney.

Tuesday 4 October 2011

South Leinster Junior C Hurling championship: Round 2, Pairc Charman Tuesday October 2011

Wexford CBS.......... 8-14

A COMPREHENSIVE first half display ensured that the junior (u16½) hurlers of Wexford CBS made it two wins out of two in the South Leinster Junior C Hurling championship after this comfortable win against Ramsgrange CS in Pairc Charman recently.
CBS led by 5-7 to 1-3 after that first half and the game was never really in doubt as a result. Four goals from the eagle-eyed John Forde laid the platform as CBS ran out handy winners.
However, it was Ramsgrange who raced into an early lead of 1-2 to nil after five minutes but once CBS’s midfield and half-back line began to dominate the scores began to arrive at the other end.
CBS were soon in front. Nine minutes had elapsed when Gary Murphy passed to Forde who neatly flicked to the net before Ian Moran blasted the ball passed the Ramsgrange keeper following a mazy run. Moran and Joe McBride combined to set up Evan Dunbar to score the third goal in the 14th minute.
Dunbar returned the favour minutes later when he fed McBride who lashed the ball home. There was time for one more goal before the half-time whistle when Ian Moran’s stinging shot hit the crossbar and John Forde pounced on the rebound for the fifth major.
Following their shaky start, the CBS defence quickly got on top of their direct opponents and with Gary Murphy and Jamie McDonnell in very industrious mood in centre-field the game had swung in the favour of the Wexford town students.
The best goal of the game arrived in the 35th minute when Joe McBride picked out John Forde with a 40 yard cross-field pass and Forde duly completed his hat-trick.
Ian Moran (two), substitute Stephen Kearney and Joe McBride tagged on points in the third quarter before Kearney fired home another CBS goal and John Forde rounded off the scoring in the 56th minute when his ground stroke from a tight angle made it to the net.
CBS hurled well all over the field and the substitutes also hurled with vigour when introduced to keep up the pressure on the starting fifteen for their places. However all the squad know that much stiffer tests lie ahead in their quest for Leinster honours. Their third and final group game is against Bridgetown VC.
Wexford CBS: Adam McDade (Faythe Harriers); Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), James Somers (Faythe Harriers); George Cullen (St. John’s), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers), Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers); Gary Murphy (Faythe Harriers), Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers, 0-2); Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s, 0-3), Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown, 1-3); John Forde (Shelmaliers, 4-2), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s, 1-0), Joe McBride (St. John’s, 1-3).
Subs: John Hamilton (St. Martin’s) for Fenlon, Luke Byrne (Faythe Harriers) for Stafford, Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers, 1-1) for Dunbar, Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers) for Somers, Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley) for Roche.
Referee: James Flood (St. Mary’s Maudlintown).

Monday 3 October 2011

Leinster Junior Rugby Development Cup - Round 1

Wexford C.B.S....26
Coláiste Cill Mhaintain...5

Well done to our Junior rugby team who began their cup campaign today away to Wicklow school, Coláiste Cill Mhaintain. While there is only a few experienced players in this squad it was very heartening to watch the committment and determination of this new squad of players. Falling behind to a try after 22 mins, Wexford responded immediately. Following good running by David Tormey and Alex Perez, captain Conor Fenlon was on had to finish off the move with a well taken try. Ciaran Kirwin kicked the conversion.
Again from the restart Wexford attacked, this time Jason Guerrine charged forward and set up a perfect ruck, the ball was moved by Stephen Healy to David Tormey who touched down by the posts. Again Kirwin added the points.14-5 at the interval
The Bokerboys dominated the second half and firther tries from David Tormey and Dale Murphy-Butler extended the lead. Ciaran Kirwin kicked another conversion to leave Wexford comprehensive winners 26-5.
A good display but more work to be done during the week as we prepare for Kilkenny C.B.S. in Round 2.
Team: Jason Guerrine, Alex Perez, Steve Cullen, Donal Moore, Ciaran Kirwin, Lee Dryburg, Joe Redmond, Conor Fenlon (Capt.), Stephen Healy, Luke Byrne, Brian Zacheral, Chris Vickery, Eoin McDonald, Dale Murphy-Butler, David Tormey.
Subs: Gearoid Finn, James Takacs, Adam Culleton, John Lacey, Mark Dowdall, Graham Kelly, Anthony Uju.

Sunday 2 October 2011

Edmund Rice Schools' Trust Principals Conference

Well done to Gavin Byrne, Danny Cunningham, Danny Fitzpatrick, Luke Jackson, Marty Mullally and Jack Robinson.
Wexford C.B.S. could not have been better represented today at the Edmund Rice Schools' Trust Principals Conference in Whites hotel. The boys performed music and readings for no less than ninety-seven C.B.S. Primary and Secondary School Principals from all over the country, including our very own Mr. McMahon and Mr. Furlong from the primary school. Also in attendance was the Bishop. This talented group did the school and county proud.
A hearty congratulations to all involved

Visit To An Dail By Third Years

FORTY-FIVE students from Wexford CBS paid a visit to Leinster House last Thursday as part of their preparation for their CSPE Action Project for their Junior Certificate next June. The group was welcomed by Minister Brendan Howlin, past-pupil of the school and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.
The third year students who were accompanied by their teachers Mr. Ryan and Mr. Howlin, arrived in time for the Order of Business and they sat in on Leader’s Questions with the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, Eamon Ó Cuiv, deputy leader of Fianna Fáil and Mary Lou McDonald, Vice-President of Sinn Fein. 
The debates the boys were present for included unemployment, the proposed future sale of shareholdings in state assets, the competency of auditors, the Capital Expenditure review, banking and the future of Mullingar hospital.
Later the group were also present for a debate in the Séanad where the Minister of Transport Leo Varadkar was discussing the upcoming Road Traffic Act with senators.
Afterwards Minister Howlin met the CBS boys again and kindly provided them with some refreshments while answering their questions and informing them of a typical day in his hectic schedule, which started with meetings at 8 o’clock that morning. 
He was asked questions about Wexford General Hospital, the possibility of Ireland hosting a Rugby World Cup and the school’s building programme. 
The boys were taken on a guided tour of both Houses and saw portraits of all past taoisígh from John A. Costello to the newly installed portrait of Bertie Ahern. They were also shown portraits of Eamon de Valera, Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and W.T. Cosgrave. 
Public Representatives that the students also met on the day included Liam Twomey TD, John O’Mahoney TD, Brendan Ryan TD and Senator Denis Landy. 
The pupils also had an opportunity to visit the National History Museum on their trip to Dublin where they saw the Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Cross of Cong among other historical artefacts.