Wednesday 28 March 2012

6th Year Retreat

6th Years enjoying the good weather on the beach after their retreat in Ballvaloo.

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic: Edward Ryan, Brandon Cogley, Cormac Murphy, Declan Bridges, Mark Howlin, James Walsh, Paul McManus and Chris Hayes.
Extra Curricular: Evin Ryan, John Bridges, Robin Dempsey
Good Deeds: Mark Bailey, Dillon Jordan, Rory Mahon, Craig O'Connor, Dean Kehoe, Dean Loughnane, Mark Hayes, Kean Kehoe, Michael Phillips and Luke Bridge,

Leinster Junior Rugby Development Shield Final

Wexford C.B.S...14  Malihide C.S...25
Wexford were up against a big physical side in todays final and it was their true grit and determination that kept them fighting to the very end. Trailing 20-0 approaching half time Wexford finally got their hands on the ball and captain Conor Fenlon scored a fine try which Joe Coleman converted. These 7 points gave Wexford  hope.
The second half began with Wexford in possession and they pounded the line but were unable to breakthrough.
Eventuall Chris Vickery managed to score again Coleman converted and it was game on at 20-14. However Malihide managed the next scored and left Wexford with too big a mountain to climb as time ran out.
As usual Wexford fought with imense conviction and each player gave his all and can live with the belief that it was not to be on this occassion.

Wexford Enterprise County Finals


The County Enterprise Awards are on this Thursday in Whites Hotel at 6.45pm. Best of luck to our First Year and Transition Year who will be involved.

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Junior Enterprise Photos

Hurling - Juvenile 'B'

South Leinster Juvenile B Hurling championship – Round 3
Tuesday March 20th

Enniscorthy CBS...............................6-9
Wexford CBS....................................5-11

A brave second half comeback by the Boker boys just fell short in the third round of the South Leinster Juvenile B Hurling championship at St. Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy recently.
Wexford CBS trailed by 4-6 to 0-6 at half-time after playing into the strong wind. Stephen ‘Turk’ Kearney scored five of our points (three from frees) and Stephen Rossiter scored the other.
However, Enniscorthy CBS scored four goals in a row midway through the first half and they were all rockets which Jack Haughton had no chance to save.
With the wind in their backs, the Boker boys stormed back into the game in the second half. The Turk’s free from 40 yards went all the way to the Enniscorthy net and then CBS had a point from Shane McGrath and a really wonderful point from Dylan Dixon when he soloed the full length of the field with three men in pursuit before tipping the ball over the bar.
The Enniscorthy CBS keeper made another super save but the pressure was beginning to tell and CBS were awarded a penalty which Turk Kearney drove to the net. Aaron McGuire and Conor Coleman were up next with goals to leave the score at 5-8 to 4-9 but the Enniscorthy lads took off again with their sixth goal.
However Conor Coleman pointed a free and Jesse Farrell nipped over a neat point before Dylan Dixon passed to Stephen Rossiter who found the net to leave just one point between the sides.
The final whistle was blown on an epic encounter on the puck-out and Enniscorthy CBS had sealed the win which ensured their qualification from the group as winners. Unfortunately for CBS, Gorey Community School pip them for the other qualification spot.
Daniel Lynch, Darragh Rossiter, Liam Hore, Liam Rockett and Stephen Kearney were outstanding for Wexford CBS and the Flo-Gas league starts after Easter.
Wexford CBS: Jack Haughton (Faythe Harriers); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers); Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers); Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers), Dylan Dixon (Blackwater 0-1); Aaron McGuire (Volunteers 1-0), Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers 2-6, 1-4 frees, 1-0 pen), Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers 1-1); Adam Carroll (Faythe Harriers), Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers 0-1), Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-1 free).
Sub: Jesse Farrell (Volunteers 0-1) for Carroll.

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Sub Atomic Particles

2nd Year Science Class acting as sub atomic particles.

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
George Cullen
Extra Curricular
Dylan Broaders
Adam Barnes
Ryan O'Rourke
Aaron Nobbs
Colm Downes
Good Deeds
Adam Ennis
Mihai Poptile

Monday 19 March 2012

C.B.S. Has Talent 2012

C.B.S. Has Talent 2012
Think you have talent worth showing?
Wednesday 21st March
Music Room at 12.45pm

Saturday 17 March 2012

Hurling - Rice Cup

Game 1:
Wexford CBS 0-3 Kilkenny CBS 3-5
Kilkenny were a very strong side but Wexford contained them for the first half as the half-time score was 0-4 to 0-2 in favour of Kilkenny CBS. Our points came from Aaron McGuire and Conor Coleman who converted a free.
However Kilkenny CBS turned up the heat in the second half and pulled away from us with three fine goals.
Wexford CBS: Danny Walsh; Kevin Harte, Cormac Byrne, Aaron Smythe; Nicky Kelly, Daniel Lynch, Liam Hore; Eoin Doyle, Liam Rockett (0-1); Kevin Corrigan, Conor Coleman (0-1 free), Adam Carroll; Lee Busher, Aaron McGuire (0-1), Alan Browne.
Subs: Sean Hopkins for Nicky Kelly, Gary Cullen for Kevin Corrigan, Terry Whitty for Aaron Smythe.

Game 2:
Wexford CBS 0-4 Templemore CBS 3-6
Templemore had drawn with Kilkenny in an earlier game and they were also a really good side. They had some huge players who were very talented. The half-time score was 2-5 to 0-1 with our point being the best one scored as Eoin Doyle passed to Liam Rockett who played in Conor Coleman for a lovely score.
The Tipp lads were bigger and better than Wexford CBS but we never gave up and battled away for the second half. Liam Rockett fed Kevin Corrigan for our second point while Liam Rockett and Aaron McGuire got further second half points.
Wexford CBS: Danny Walsh; Kevin Harte, Cormac Byrne, Terry Whitty; Sean Hopkins, Daniel Lynch, Liam Hore; Eoin Doyle, Liam Rockett (0-1); Gary Cullen, Conor Coleman (0-1), Adam Carroll; Lee Busher, Aaron McGuire (0-1), Alan Browne.
Subs: Kevin Corrigan (0-1) for Alan Browne, Nicky Kelly for Terry Whitty, Andrew Smith for Danny Walsh.

Game 3:
Wexford CBS 1-3 Nenagh CBS 2-7
The Boker boys led Nenagh at half-time by 1-1 to 0-2 but the Tipperary school made a storming comeback in the second half as our lads seemed to tire.
Conor Coleman opened the scoring with a pointed free and our goal arrived following a long free from Liam Hore which was grabbed by Conor Coleman who saw his shot saved by the Nenagh keeper but Kevin Corrigan smashed home the rebound.
Nicky Kelly and Eoin Doyle had second half points for Wexford CBS but Nenagh grabbed two second half goals to win by seven points.
Wexford CBS: Jack Haughton; Kevin Harte, Daniel Lynch, Aaron Smythe; Sean Hopkins, Cormac Byrne, Liam Hore; Eoin Doyle (0-1), Liam Rockett; Aaron McGuire, Conor Coleman (0-1 free), Nicky Kelly (0-1); Lee Busher, Kevin Corrigan (1-0), Jack McGarry.
Subs: Gary Cullen for Cormac Byrne inj., Adam Carroll for Kevin Corrigan.

Game 4:
Wexford CBS 2-6 Callan CBS 1-2
Our first victory arrived in the last round as CBS had a right old tussle with Callan CBS. We led by 1-3 to 0-1 at half-time. Conor Coleman scored the goal after a fine solo run and he also added a point as did Aaron McGuire and Liam Rockett.
Liam Rockett surged upfield to get three points after the break but it wasn’t until Conor Coleman’s second goal that the game was safe as the Kilkenny boys looked dangerous when on the attack.
Wexford CBS: Jack Haughton; Kevin Harte, Daniel Lynch, Aaron Smythe; Nicky Kelly, Liam Rockett (0-4), Liam Hore; Eoin Doyle, Aaron McGuire (0-1); Sean Hopkins, Conor Coleman (2-1), Adam Carroll; Lee Busher, Kevin Corrigan, Noel O’Brien.
Subs: Alan Browne for Lee Busher, Jack McGarry for Sean Hopkins.
Man of the Tournament: Liam Hore
Score of the Tournament: Conor Coleman’s point v Templemore CBS

Thanks to (Dr.) Nathan O’Connor for his expert first aid help to the boys all day.

Wexford CBS have qualified for the Westcourt Cup which also take place in Thurles on a date after Easter.

Friday 16 March 2012

Exam Fees For 2012 Certificate Examinations

The fees for Leaving Cert are €116 and Junior Cert €109
Repeat Leaving Cert is €301

Candidates who hold a full medical Card or who are dependent on a parent or guardian who hols a full medical card are not liable for exam fees. Medical cards will be accepted only if valid on the date completed forms must be returned.
Preprinted forms EF3/G  have been distributed and should be returned to to the school for transmission to the State Exams Commission.

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Junior Rugby Super Semi-Final Victory

Leinster Junior Development Shield
Wexford C.B.S....55  Hartstown C.S....24
Wexford C.B.S. have reached the Final of this competition for the second year running and now are only 60 mins away from retaining their Leinster title. Wexford started very well with the backline moving the ball at every opportunity. A few chances presented themselves but escaped, then on 11 mins Dale Murphy-Butler broke through to open the scoring. 9 mins later Shaun Donaghue had extended the lead to 10-0. From the restart Joe Coleman took off and ran 60m to score a great try by the posts which he converted. Hatrstown responded in the corner to make it 17-5. Lar Stoutt scored and Joe Coleman converted before they got the final score of the half to make it 24-10 at the break.
The Bokerboys began the second half with great tempo and got further tries from Dale Murphy-Butler and Shaun Donaghue to open up a comfortable lead. This tally was added to by Joe Coleman and Shaun Donaghue who finished off his hatrick with another.Both  these were converted by Joe Coleman Alex Perez got the final try to add the gloss to a great team performance. Hartstown got two late scores to finish the scoring.
This was fantastic win and achieved with style, the backline moved very well scoring 6 tries while Joe Coleman had a personal score of 20 points. The front row Jason Guerrine, Alex Perez and Steve Cullen were powerful and were driven forward by the engine room of Donal Moore and Joe Redmond. The back row of Conor Fenlon, Joe Coleman and Lee Dryburg tackled and carried the ball flawlessly all day.
The half backs of Stephen Healy and David Tormey moved the backline effectively producing 6 tries. The centre pairing of Shaun Donaghue and Lar Stoutt is developing nicely and today they were rewarded with tries. Both wingers had their best games today Dale Murphy-Butler finished off moves while Gearoid Finn created well. Eoin McDonald is a rock at full back and his ' thou shalt not pass me' motto is unblemished.
It was great to welcome back Mikey Coleman after a long lay off through injury. Chris Vickery, Johnny Hamilton, Adam Culleton and Eoin Hickey also contributed handsomely when introduced.
Team: Eoin McDonald, Gearoid Finn, Shaun Donaghue, Lar Stoutt, Dale Murphy-Butler, David Tormey, Stephen Healy, Steve Cullen, Alex Perez, Jason Guerrine, Joe Redmond, Donal Moore, Lee Dryburg, Conor Fenlon (Capt.), Joe Coleman
Sub: Mikey Coleman, Chris Vickery, Johnny Hamilton, Adam Culleton,  Eoin Hickey, Kevin Beirney, John Lacey, Graham Kelly and Brian Zacherl.

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Junk Kouture

Please support and vote for our TY Junk Kouture Fashion Projects.
Go online to and scroll through the entries until you come to Football Frenzy (Conor Byrne, Ryan Ruttledge and Stephen Dempsey), The Breadman ( Alex Abrams, Conor Cullen and Owen Flood) and The Supernaturalist (Steve Roche, Mark Chapman and Adam Doyle). Great work lads.
You are allowed one vote per IP address per day. So spread the word and get these amazing fashion pieces recognised.

U.14 Hurling Rice Cup

Wexford go to Thurles on Thursday to participate in the Rice Cup where they will compete against teams from Callan C.B.S., Templemore C.B.S., Nenagh C.B.S. and Kilkenny C.B.S. Each game is 15 min a side.
Good luck to Mr. Howlin and all his squad.

U.16 Soccer . Wonderful Win In Gorey

Wexford C.B.S.....1 Gorey C.S.....0
On Tuesday 6th of March the Wexford CBS under 16 soccer team travelled up to Gorey with a point to prove after a disappointing result in New Ross. The Bokerboys did themselves and their school proud by coming away with a precious win after a tremendous team performance, in Gorey to ensure qualification for the semi-finals of the competition as group winners.
The game was played in blustery conditions in Gorey Community School’s pitch with Wexford having the wind at their backs in the first half. Wexford were in determined mood to prove a point and show their worth against their illustrious opponents and started brightly, getting on top early on in what was proving to be a real battle in the centre of midfield. The return to the side of team captain Robin Dempsey was certainly a help as he lead his side admirably in a first half proving to be a real contest, Wexford managed to get on top early on with some good work from Eoghan Whitty and Sean Donohue down the right flank creating an opening which Cian Doyle and then Mark Doyle both were unable find the target as their efforts were blocked. The game was contested mostly in midfield in the first half and the Bokerboys were edging it early on but found a resolute Gorey defence blocking and closing down every opportunity. Similarly Gorey found when they attacked that the CBS were in no mood to present their opponents with chances as the excellent pairing of Lar Stoutt and Richie Kearney imposed themselves on the game. As the half went on Wexford began to take a hold of the game and created a number of glorious opportunities as they began to break down the Gorey defence, Cian Doyle and Mark Doyle combined well to present a chance to onrushing winger Sean Donohue who then squared to opposite winger Darragh Rossiter, Rossiter took a touch before hitting a well-placed shot under the crossbar which was well saved by the Gorey keeper.
Wexford continued this pressure and forced a number of corners as they put Gorey under severe pressure but were finding themselves frustrated by failing to hit the target from each of these chances created before half time, with Robin Dempsey in particular beginning to take control of the game from the centre of the field.
The second half began with Gorey making a couple of changes and they started brightly by putting CBS under pressure but could not create many chances as they couldn’t force an opening due to the stellar defensive efforts of the CBS. Ian Moran came on for the tiring Emmet Sinnott as the Wexford side looked to take the initiative in the second half. Eoin MacDonald moved up front with Mark Doyle returning to his natural position on the left wing and Darragh Rossiter moved inside into the centre where he really began to cause havoc for the Gorey side. These changes allowed Wexford with renewed vigour to really take the game to the home side as they began to dominate possession of the football against the wind, knocking it about and making Gorey chase the game. Wexford intent now on winning the game, went on the offensive and came close to taking the lead on a number of occasions with Eoin MacDonald, Cian Doyle and Mark Doyle coming close to breaking the deadlock but unfortunately didn’t hit the target with Mark Doyle coming closest hitting the side netting, the chances coming from the tireless work of the front pairing. Gorey always looked to hit on the counter attack and made one good opening but found keeper Joe Coleman in defiant mood, saving well. The game seemed to be heading for only one outcome as Wexford continued to press and the pressure finally paid off as Dempsey stole possession before releasing Eoin MacDonald into a good position wide on the left MacDonald looked up and played a delightful pass into the path of Sean Donohue who made no mistake in finding the net with an unstoppable strike to give CBS the lead their performance deserved.
Gorey still had 15 minutes to find an equaliser but were finding chances hard to come by as the Wexford midfield and defence combined to thwart their efforts with Dempsey and Kearney in particular on top form. Gorey made a couple of changes as they looked to change the course of the game and did force a corner with 5 minutes remaining as they poured forward, however that corner was superbly taken by keeper Coleman with a fantastic catch and kick releasing Cian Doyle up front who came close to doubling Wexford’s advantage. Gorey continued to battle again in a tight contest in midfield but it was the Wexford side again coming out on top, with Dempsey dominant as they created a number of chances with both Doyles and Dempsey coming close with efforts but unable to hit the back of the net. Wexfords midfield really took a hold of the game into injury time as the referee somehow managed to find 7 minutes extra to be played during which time the game was again only going in one direction as the Bokerboys comfortably saw out the game. The team did themselves and their mentors proud and were well supported by squad members on the side-line, with a fantastic team performance. Captain Robin Dempsey produced a quality display of leadership and determination in the middle of the field and Richie Kearney in the heart of defence epitomised their team-mates performance.
Wexford CBS: Joe Coleman (Forth Celtic), Eoghan Whitty (Wexford Albion), Lar Stoutt (Curracloe Utd), Richie Kearney (North End), Emmet Sinnott (North End), Sean Donohue (North End), Robin Dempsey (C) (North End), Darragh Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Mark Doyle (North End), Cian Doyle (Wexford Celtic), Eoin MacDonald (Wexford Celtic), Subs; Ian Moran (Crossabeg) for Sinnott; also Eoin Doyle (Wexford Albion), Shane McGrath (Wexford Albion), Andrew McGuickan (Wexford Celtic), Luke Byrne (Wexford Albion), Jessie Farrell (Wexford Celtic), Aaron Goodison (Wexford Albion)

Monday 12 March 2012

Computational Thinking Challenge Winner

Adrian O’Reilly, Crossabeg, a 6th year student in Coláiste Éamonn Rís, Wexford C.B.S. Secondary School, has won of the first ever Computational Thinking Challenge set by NUI Maynooth.
The competition, sponsored by Microsoft, was open to all students attending a secondary school in Ireland. There were over 2300 entries from 76 schools in 23 counties. The problem which is referred to as ‘The travelling salesman problem’ was first designed by an Irish mathematician in the 1800s. The challenge was to find the shortest route that connects 40 Irish towns in a closed loop, where each jump is at least 40km. There were 80 Irish towns and cities to choose from. Adrian, a past pupil of Crossabeg National School, found a path length of 1793km which is the shortest route that has ever been found for this problem.
The competition which has been ongoing over the past number of months was organised by the National University of Ireland, Maynooth to mark the launch with the launch of Maynooth’s new third level degree course, BSc in Computational Thinking. The course has been specifically designed to meet the demand from industry for graduates with strong analytical competence, problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically.
On Saturday April 28th, Adrian will be presented with 1st prize of an Xbox Kinect 360 at N.U.I. Maynooth’s University Day. A talk will be given on the whole area of Computational Thinking and there will be tours of the Computer Science Department afterwards.
Staff and students at the C.B.S. are extremely proud of Adrian’s wonderful achievement and wish him all the best in his future studies. Adrian hopes to become a Maths teacher and aims to pursue a degree in Mathematics Education in Maynooth after his Leaving Certificate.

Sunday 11 March 2012

Farewell To Iona Prep Students

Following a morning prayer service and breakfast the students from Iona Prep began their return trip to New Rochelle after a week in Wexford. A very positive experience for all involved and a special thank you to all families who hosted the students.

TY Go Fancy To The Ceili

Shave or Dye 2012

U.15 Semi Final Wicklow/Wexford School League

Wexford CBS 2-4 Kilcoole

Early possession favoured Kilcoole. They attacked up the right wing; an excellently flighted back post cross found their forward. He nodded the ball past Shane McGrath for an early lead. Play became scrappy; Eoin McDonald and Alex Bergin started to get involved in the middle for Wexford. Kilcoole again broke down the wing. Some bad Wexford defending gifted Kilcoole another headed goal despite the best efforts of goalkeeper McGrath. Kilcoole 2-0 Wexford, only 10 minutes gone.
Wexford looking determined now, attacked with intent. Dylan Dixon won the ball at midfield and passed to Darragh Rossiter, his shot was gathered well by Kilcoole’s goalkeeper. Wexford began to take the game to Kilcoole. Attack after attack was repelled, corner after corner as Kilcoole’s goal led a charmed life. Wexford were showing their class and quality with some very impressive passing and movement, Kilcoole had no answer.
Luke Redmond-Browne had a good chance but his shot was saved well. Emmet Sinnott, Eoin Doyle and Aaron Goodison were rarely troubled as Wexford were totally dominant. Another great pass from Alex Bergin sent Darragh Rossiter on the attack. Darragh passed to Dylan Dixon, Dylan fired the ball to the net 1-2, and the comeback was on! Darragh Rossiter is in again but the goalkeeper smothers the chance. Eoin McDonald created another chance, his shot went just wide. Alex Bergin had a back post header saved. Dylan Dixon shoots; once again good Kilcoole goal keeping frustrates Wexford.
Brendan Furlong played the ball down the wing; Darragh’s shot was blocked sending the ball for a corner kick to Wexford. Eoin Doyle sung the ball across; Alex Bergin powered a header to Kilcoole’s net. 2-2 come on Wexford! Darragh Rossiter has yet another chance, unfortunately he over ran the ball and the keeper gathers it.
Kilcoole 2-2 Wexford CBS.
Second Half
Wexford pushed forward. Eoin McDonald’s dominating performance in the middle set up numerous attacks. Wexford played some neat football but couldn’t put the ball to the net. Dylan Dixon had a good chance; another Kilcoole block leads to a corner kick for Wexford. Darragh Rossiter shoots just wide, Eoin McDonald breaks forward from an Emmet Sinnott pass but his shot is well saved.
Kilcoole’s attacks were rare. Wexford dominated but needed to score. Kilcoole broke down the left side, their forward turned in-field. A coming together of the attacker, Emmet Sinnott and Alex Lohier led to a dubious penalty awarded to Kilcoole. Kilcoole dispatched the spot kick to the net. Kilcoole 3-2 Wexford.
Wexford Sub:
Emmett Ryan for Luke Redmond Browne.
Wexford piled forward. A rare Kilcoole corner produced a scramble and the ball ended up in Wexfords net, 4-2 to Kilcoole.
Wexford Sub:
Gary Cullen for Brendan Furlong.
It’s all out attack for Wexford. Yet another chance but Dylan Dixon’s shot is off target.
Wexford Sub:
Joe Redmond for Alex Lohier.
With only three at the back Wexford push forward at every opportunity. Gary Cullen breaks up the right his cut-back almost reaches Eoin Doyle but for a lucky Kilcoole interception. A solid Aaron Goodison sets Wexford on the attack. Darragh Rossiter almost gets an opportunity but for more good defending.
Wexford’s efforts go unrewarded as the referee blows the full-time whistle.

Lady luck was not on Wexfords side. On another day Wexford should have been celebrating a dominate performance with an emphatic win, but not today. Two early goals made it difficult but credit to the boys they battled back well and all that was missing was a second half goal. Wexford should be very proud of their performance, maybe next season lady luck will be on their side.

Mr. Breen and Mr. Ryan would like to thank the boys for their spirit and effort throughout the campaign.
Squad: Shane McGrath, Alex Lohier, Emmet Sinnott, Eoin Doyle, Aaron Goodison, Brendan Furlong, Alex Bergin, Eoin McDonald, Dylan Dixon, Luke Redmond-Browne, Darragh Rossiter, Emmett Ryan, Gary Cullen, Joe Redmond, Robert Donnelly, Daniel Lynch, Dylan Bolger, Damian Klukcz, Mikey Lawlor, Dylan Ennis, Jesse Farrell, Tony Crosbie.
Played  Won      Drew     Lost        For         Against
     4             2             1              1           15             6

Wednesday 7 March 2012

South Leinster Juvenile Hurling B Championship

Wednesday March 7th, 2012
Wexford CBS v FCJ Bunclody
At HWH Bunclody’s GAA grounds

Wexford CBS...............4-8     FCJ Bunclody.........3-7

Wexford CBS’s juvenile hurlers got their championship campaign back on track recently in Bunclody with a narrow but well deserved victory over FCJ Bunclody on Wednesday. CBS built up a 2-6 to 1-1 lead at half-time having had the benefit of the strong wind but they had to withstand a fierce comeback from the home side to head home with the points.
CBS lost their opening game against Gorey Community School and needed a win here to stay in the championship.
CBS were rocked by the concession of an early goal but they responded well and Stephen Kearney helped the Boker boys to get into the game with two points in the 6th and 9th minutes before he went on a fine solo run in the 13th minute and slammed the ball to the net.
Dylan Dixon gave Kearney a neat pass and the later pointed, before Kearney converted a free to leave CBS in front by 1-4 to 1-0. Kearney very nearly had another goal but his shot hit the post.
Stephen Rossiter fired over a point and then CBS got a great boost just before half-time when Conor Coleman blasted the ball to the net to leave the interval score at 2-6 to 1-1.
CBS enjoyed a tremendous start to the second half when Aaron McGuire put Dylan Dixon behind the FCJ defence with a clever pass and the midfielder sent the ball to the net. CBS very nearly got their fourth goal minutes later when Darragh Rossiter fed Stephen Kearney but his shot was brilliantly saved by the keeper.
This sparked FCJ into life and they gradually began to whittle down the CBS lead to three points by the 50th minute but Conor Coleman registered his second goal at a crucial time for the CBS to give his side a six point cushion again.
CBS were thankful to keeper Shane McGrath who made an outstanding save in the 54th minute and this seemed to inspire the defence who, led by Daniel Lynch, kept out wave after wave of FCJ Bunclody attacks.

Wexford CBS:
Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers); Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Eoin Doyle (Faythe Harriers); Dylan Dixon (Blackwater 1-0), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers); Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers 0-1), Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers 1-6 4 frees), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater); Aaron McGuire (Volunteers), Peter Ryan (Faythe Harriers), Conor Coleman (2-0).
Ref: Nicholas Kehoe (Cloughbawn) 

U.16 Soccer Draw

Wexford C.B.S....1 New Ross C.B.S....1

Wexford CBS left New Ross with mixed emotions on Friday 2nd March after a hard fought encounter with New Ross CBS. A late equaliser from Jessie Farrell salvaged a point for the boker boys but they will feel they could have gotten more from the game which they dominated for large spells.
Wexford missing captain Robin Dempsey, began brightly on the New Ross Celtic pitch but failed to turn any early pressure into goals as New Ross looked to close down and frustrate their opponents. Wexford created a number of chances early on with Mark Doyle and Luke Byrne both working well on the wings and creating chances for the away side, the strike force were unable however to convert as they found an excellent New Ross goalkeeper in defiant form. Wexford were struggling to find their feet as New Ross wouldn’t allow them to play their regular game and looked dangerous on the break.
Luke Byrne struck the post with a well placed shot but the game soon turned on its head. A long ball from the New Ross keeper wasn’t properly cleared at the back and New Ross took the lead with a stunning strike from 30 yards out to lead at the break. Wexford CBS made some changes and began the second half in determined fashion and completely dominated the game while going in search of an equaliser, the boker boys put the New Ross defence and keeper under enormous pressure but were thwarted by a magnificent performance from the New Ross keeper who was in no mood to be beaten. CBS changed formation to a 3-4-3 with Richie Kearney moving up front and the continued pressure was beginning to tell on a tiring New Ross team. The Wexford side finally managed to find the back of the New Ross net with Jessie Farrell neatly finishing after good work from Eoin MacDonald and Mark Doyle created the opening. Neither side managed to really test the opposition goal before the final whistle, but Wexford CBS were relieved to salvage what could prove to be an important point but they could have gotten so much more.
Best on the day for CBS were Richie Kearney, Mark Doyle, Cian Doyle and Jessie Farrell.
Wexford CBS: Joe Coleman, Eoghan Whitty, Lar Stoutt, Richie Kearney, Emmett Sinnott, Luke Byrne, Sean Donohue, Eoin MacDonald, Mark Doyle, Darragh Rossiter, George Cullen; Subs: Jessie Farrell for Cullen, Cian Doyle for Byrne, Alex Bergin for Donohue

U.16 Soccer Win

Wexford C.B.S....4  Colaiste Atha, Kilmuckridge...1

Wexford CBS began their Under 16 season in the Wicklow Wexford league with a comprehensive victory over Kilmuckridge in the school pitch on Wednesday 29th of February.
Wexford began brightly and took the lead inside the first minute when Mark Doyle turned an excellent long ball in from Alex Bergin into the Kilmuckridge net. Wexford took the early initiative and dominated possession of the ball as a defensive Kilmuckridge attempted to close down CBS at every opportunity. CBS began to dominate possession and attempted to increase their lead, the side were pushing forward and left themselves open at the back and Kilmuckridge almost capitalised but found debutant keeper Joe Coleman in defiant form as he made a couple of smart saves. The increased CBS pressure lead to a Sean Donohue cross being turned into the net by a Kilmuckridge defender just before half time to put Wexford 2-0 up.
The second half saw many changes to the Wexford line-up and a much improved performance as the boker boys completely dominated their opponents and were firing in shots on the Kilmuckridge goal. Ian Moran increased the Wexford lead early in the second half as he scrambled the ball into the net after Kilmuckridge struggled to clear their lines. Team captain Robin Dempsey increased the lead to 4-0 with a spectacular strike on the volley into the top corner of the goal, much to the delight of the onlooking crowd, to cap a memorable performance. Kilmuckridge managed to salvage a consolation goal in the dying moments as Joe Coleman parried into the net. It was a comprehensive performance from Wexford and a great start to the campaign, best on the day for CBS were Robin Dempsey, Lar Stoutt, Mark Doyle and Sean Donohue.
Wexford: Joe Coleman, Alex Bergin, Lar Stoutt, Eoghan Whitty, Emmet Sinnott, Robin Dempsey, Sean Donohue, Darragh Rossiter, Richie Kearney, Cian Doyle, Mark Doyle, Subs: Ian Moran, Eoin Doyle, Stephen Healy, Andrew McGuickan, Aidan Murphy, Luke Byrne, George Cullen, Eoin MacDonald, 

Tuesday 6 March 2012

Welcome To Our Friends From Iona Prep

Welcome to our guests from Iona Prep, New Rochelle, U.S.A. who are here on the return visit following our trip  to their school last November. Three teachers and nine pupils will enjoy a variety of  events during the week, including a visit to Edmund Rice Centre in Waterford, Waterford Crystal Showrooms, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Kilkenny Castle and the Dunmore Caves. We hope you have a pleasant stay and development long lasting friendships.