Thursday 31 May 2012

School Calendar 2012-13

School Calendar

Booklists 2012-13

First Year Basketball

Congratulations to our first year basketball team who finished runners up in a local blitz against St.Peters College and Bridgetown V.C. Having lost their first game against St Peters, they played out a very exciting encounter with Bridgetown-Izaac Doyle and Paul Bailie scoring in the final seconds to earn a well deserved victory .
Back: Thomas Mc Guinness, Sean Beale, Izaac Doyle, Rokas Baika.
Front: Paul Bailie, Danny Walsh, Ethan Lahiff, Dovydas Vasilcenko, Andy Wongprachan

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Juvenile Hurling Awards Function

Dave Guiney and George O’Connor were the guests of honour at Wexford CBS secondary school recently as the school’s juvenile hurlers enjoyed their end of year awards function.
The team had a very busy year which included 16 matches and 28 training sessions and most importantly they competed in the B grade of the South Leinster Championship – the first team from Wexford CBS to do so in twenty years.
Congratulating the young hurlers on their progress, Dave Guiney urged and challenged them to keep improving by having their hurls in their hands at all times. He commented on how hard it is to get to Croke Park as a player and how dedicated a player must be.
Looking around the room Dave pointed out that he and George O’Connor had done it as had CBS deputy-principal Mr. John Hegarty and the team coach Willie Carley. He told the boys that they were lucky to have such men around to coach and advise them.
Over the course of the year, the team played three championship games, went to Thurles twice where they played five Rice Cup matches, played three Flo-Gas games and also hurled St. Peter’s College in five practise matches.
Those who received Flo-Gas medals were: Kevin Birney, Lee Busher, Cormac Byrne, Adam Carroll, Kevin Corrigan, Conor Coleman, Chris Cowman, Dillon Dixon, Kevin Harte, Liam Hore, Jack Haughton, Sean Hopkins, Stephen Kearney, Nicky Kelly, Daniel Lynch, Jack McGarry, Shane McGrath, Aaron McGuire, Noel O’Brien, Liam Rockett, Darragh Rossiter, Padraig Rossiter, Stephen Rossiter, Peter Ryan, Andrew Smith, Aaron Smythe, Danny Walsh, Terry Whitty.
The special award winners were Hurler of the Year and Top Scorer of the Year, Stephen Kearney; First Year Hurler of the Year, Cormac Byrne; Best Attendance at Training (24 out of 28), Kevin Corrigan and Lee Busher; Defender of the Year, Darragh Rossiter; Midfielder of the Year, Liam Hore; Most Improved Hurler of the Year, Nicky Kelly; Character of the Year, Stephen Rossiter; Most Versatile Hurler of the Year, Daniel Lynch.
A lot of people assisted the school’s hurlers in the past year such as CBS principal Mr. Michael McMahon and the Board of Management, deputy-principal Mr. John Hegarty; team coach Willie Carley; Fr. Brian Whelan; Faythe Harriers for their facilities and great help; Paddy Kehoe and the Dublin Branch of the Wexford Supporters Club; Liam Spratt of the Logo Centre; Club Wexford; the local press; the Games Development Section in Croke Park; Sheamus Howlin; Dave Guiney and George O’Connor; Pat Henderson of Leinster Council; Paddy Ryan of St. Peter’s College; Tom Dempsey, Mick Kinsella, Joe Kearns and Stephen Doyle who gave the team training sessions.
From next September Wexford CBS will play in the B grade of the South Leinster juvenile and junior hurling championships. 

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Summer Newsletter May 2012

 As the 2011-12 school year draws to a close in Coláiste Éamonn Rís, it is time to reflect on another busy and eventful one. I would like to thank Mr. Hegarty, Deputy Principal, for his hard work, help and support in the running of the school. I would also like to thank all the teaching staff for all their hard work in guiding, instructing and inspiring our students during this school year. Special thanks to the many teachers who gave of their free time to undertake class tutor or year head duties or who volunteered for the various staff committees. It would also be remiss of me not to mention the various teachers who facilitate the provision of an array of extra-curricular activities on offer in the school. These activities add significantly to the educational experience of all our students and greatly enhance and embellish school life. I would like also to record my thanks to Bernie and Colleen, our SNAs, our canteen staff and Derek for their work and support during the last year. Our school chaplain, Fr. Brian Whelan, continues to do great work in the school and I would like to thank him on behalf of all our students and staff for his selfless giving of his time to the school.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Leaving Certificate class of 2012 the best of luck in the Leaving Certificate.  Eighty five students will sit the Leaving Certificate here this year. Many hours of study and homework have been spent over the last five or six years in preparation for this exam. I hope it bears fruit over the next few weeks.
Best wishes are extended to the Leaving Certificate students for the future. The school’s mission is to develop responsible individuals in a Christian environment, who will participate fully in a changing society. I trust that our Leaving Certificate students’ future lives will bear witness to our success in this regard.
I would like to extend best wishes to all our Junior Certificate students. One hundred and twelve students will sit the Junior Certificate here this year. The Junior Certificate exam is an important milestone in their educational journey.
I would also like to express congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the whole school community to Mr. Seamus Doyle who is retiring after thirty four years service in the school. Mr. Doyle taught Maths, Applied Maths and Geography to Leaving Certificate Higher Level and will be a tremendous loss to the school. Apart from his teaching duties, he also organised and ran our very successful annual school tours and was heavily involved in organising our Awards Night. He did much to promote Maths in the school and prepared teams for the Team Math competition with great success. We wish him a long, healthy and happy retirement.
 I would like to thank our German Assistant, Mr. Johannes Schmitt, for all his hard work during the year with our German classes. He was a major asset to the teaching of German in the school and got on very well with all his students. We will be sorry to lose him and I would like to wish him future success with his studies in his native Germany.
I would also like to wish Mr. Liam Hayes every success in his new job in Galway. Mr. Hayes ran the homework clubs in the school and also did much supervision and substitution work over the past few years before taking up his new position recently.
Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Codd on the birth of their daughter and to Mark Power and his partner Michelle on the birth of their son.
On behalf of all staff and students, I would like to express our deepest sympathy to any family in the school community who were bereaved in the past year and to the following in particular: to our chaplain Fr. Brian and the Whelan family, Blackwater, on the death of Brian’s father, P.J.; to our caretaker Derek Hatchell and the Hatchell family on the death of Derek’s father, Johnny Hatchell ; to Richard Cleary (First Year) and the Cleary family on the death of Richard’s sister, Caroline, in the tragic Cavan rally accident; to Adam Barnes (Second Year) and the Barnes family on the death of Adam’s brother, Nicky; to  Ms. Ann Walsh and her family on the occasion of the death of her mother, Una. Ann is a member of the school’s Board of Management.Also to Anthony and Karol Uju-Amajirionwu on the sudden and tragic passing of their mother Constancia.
The Board of Management has had another busy year in guiding the fortunes of the school. I would like to thank Mr. Gerry Forde (Chairperson) and the other Board members for their support and ongoing commitment to the school.
 The Parents’ Council has also been very supportive of the school in the past year. I would like to thank the members of the Council for their efforts. Much of their work in endeavouring to further enhance our educational provision goes unheralded. The Council has an important role to play in the running of the school.  Active participation in the Council’s affairs by even more parents would be welcome. I would particularly like to thank them for the fantastic work done for this year’s Graduation reception in the school gym.
I would like to thank the Students’ Council for its contribution to school affairs during the last year. Well done to Nathan O’Connor, Fifth Year, one of our Students’ Council members, who has been elected Public Relations Officer for the Irish Second Level Students Union (I.S.S.U.). He is a board member of the National Students Executive.  He represented the I.S.S.U. at the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (O.B.E.S.S.U.) conference in Copenhagen recently.
As you are no doubt aware from recent media coverage, the school has been included in the five year Capital Expenditure budget recently finalised by the Department of Education and Skills. Our project for a new gym, classrooms, administration rooms, library and A.S.D. Unit is expected to go to construction in 2015. The DES is currently in the process of appointing a Design Team. This process should be completed by July. The process of designing the new build will then commence. Planning permission will then have to be sought. All going well the project will then be put out to tender for the construction phase and a contractor engaged. All these stages will take some time but we are optimistic that the project will be completed on schedule. 
All parents are encouraged to continue to foster a love of reading in their sons. A number of initiatives have been put in place in the school to encourage reading among our students and these will continue in the new school year. The support and co-operation of parents will be vital to their success as the school strives to further improve literacy standards in the school. All schools are expected to focus on the areas of literacy and numeracy over the next few years.
Given the cutbacks in funding for education, parents’ contributions are more important than ever. Higher insurance, electricity, gas and oil fuel combined with the reduction in the capitation grant to the school will mean that there will be even less money to round to meet the school’s bills next year. I would like to thank those who have given generously this year and I would appeal to all parents to make an extra effort next year to contribute to the voluntary contribution at the beginning of the school year. Your financial contributions are greatly appreciated. 
This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of blessed Edmund Rice. To mark the anniversary, the Board of Management has nominated the Beyond 250 Appeal as the school’s charity of choice for the 2012-13 school year.  All charity fundraising undertaken in the school during the year will go towards supporting our Immersion Project and the Appeal. The Appeal hopes to raise money to fund development and education in very poor regions of Africa, India and South America. The money will also be used to fund advocacy work on behalf of these communities. For further information on the Appeal, go to or .
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are reminded to have younger male siblings enrolled if they haven’t already done so.
There will be three Transition Year classes next year. Sixty five students will take the Transition Year programme which will provide them with many educational challenges both within and beyond the school walls.
As you are no doubt aware, a text message is sent to parents of students who do not present at 9.05am or at 1.45pm. Text messages are also sent to alert parents about staff meetings, parent-teacher meetings, late detentions, report card detentions etc. This has cut down considerably on administrative and postal expenses incurred by the school. However, it occasionally comes to light that a parent hasn’t been receiving messages. Please ensure that if contact details are changed, we are made aware of the new number. This also applies were people change address.
A reminder to all parents of Junior Cycle students that they are forbidden from leaving the school grounds at lunchtime unless accompanied by a parent or a teacher. No exceptions will be made. Junior Cycle students who leave the school premises without permission will face severe sanction. Junior Cycle students must be collected if they need to leave the school premises during the school day for appointments etc.  All pupils must get permission to sign out before leaving the school premises.
All parents who require financial help with the purchase of text books should have received the Book Grant form. These should be returned to the school as soon as possible. Limited funds will be available.
The 2012-13 booklists for the various years are available on the school website/blog. Copies have also been distributed to each student. The 2012-13 school calendar is also available on the school website/blog.  A copy will also be posted to each parent/guardian. The Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate timetables are available on the DES website.
I would like to congratulate all the staff and pupils who took part in this year’s show. It was a tremendous success. Over €2,000 was raised, after costs were covered.
IMMERSION 2012-2013
Twelve students have been selected to travel on next year’s Immersion trip to Zambia. The trip is scheduled to take place in June 2013 and will be our third trip of this kind. The students will be actively involved in charity and community work during their stay.
CHINA 2012-2013
Preparations are also under way for next year’s Transition Year trip to China. This year’s trip was a great success with twenty students and three teachers making the journey.
NEW YORK 2012-13
Mrs. Hayes is currently working on setting up another exchange with Iona Prep, a Christian Brothers school in New Rochelle, New York, with a view to having our students travel to America during the Halloween break in 2012.
Six students represented the school on pilgrimages to Lourdes this year. Colm O’ Corcora, Danny Fitzpatrick, Ben Lowney and Rory Mahon travelled on the Ferns Pilgrimage. Colm O’Keefe and Thomas Barry journeyed as part of the I.H.C.P.T. Pilgrimage. I received very positive feedback from the group leaders on the students’ contributions. They were a credit to their families and their school.
The inaugural Transition Year Awards Night was held in the school’s G.P. room on Wednesday 23rd May. This gave the Transition Year students an opportunity to showcase their year’s work to their parents. Refreshments and musical entertainment were provided by the students.
Our seventh Annual Awards Night took place on Monday 28th May in the Riverbank Hotel. This year the guest speaker was Dr. Liam Hore. Dr. Hore is a past pupil of the school and is currently employed as Director of Global Quality Assurance at Waters, a publicly traded corporation, employing over 5000 people worldwide. The awards are for students who have set high academic standards, for those who have worked to the best of their ability and also for those who have set sporting standards in the school. They seek to affirm the positive and are a celebration of our students’ academic and sporting excellence.
The Sixth Year Graduation Mass and Awards was held in the G.P. room in the school on Thursday 24th May at 7.30pm. All Sixth Years and their families were invited to attend. The Parents’ Council provided some refreshments in the gym afterwards. I would like to thank all associated with the end of year awards and ceremonies for all the hard work in making the night such a success.
Re-opening dates:
Monday 27th   August 2012   First Year Induction Day 9.05am-4pm
Tuesday 28th August 2012   2nd Year/3rd / Transition Year   9.30-12.00
                                                  3rd / 6th Year   1.30-4.00
Wednesday 29th August 2012   All Years   
 Due to changes in text books editions etc. it will not be viable to operate a sale for incoming First Year and for students going into Fifth Year this year.
All Junior Cycle students will need a school jacket as part of the school uniform in 2011-12. If any current First or Second Year student requires a new jacket, his order should be placed with the school secretary before the end of the school year.
Incoming Fifth Year and Transition Year students will require the blue polo short/ sweater combination instead of the blue shirt, tie and grey jumper. We will also be introducing a new school jacket for T.Y. and Fifth Year 2012-13. However, students going into T.Y. or Fifth Year may wear their current jackets if they wish. The jackets/polo shirts/sweaters are only available from the school. Orders will be taken during the Junior Certificate exams with a view to having the merchandise on sale in the school prior to the opening of the new school year. Parents will be contacted by text re times and dates in August. Any incoming Sixth Year who requires a sweater or polo shirt should also order from Bernie in the office.
 I would like to wish all our staff, parents/guardians and students a safe and enjoyable summer.
Le gach dea-ghuí
Michael Mc Mahon.

Sunday 27 May 2012

Transition Year Awards Night A Huge Success

Congratulations to Conor Byrne on his recent award for the Spirt Of Transition Year. Also to Gavin Byrne for winning the award for Performing Arts contribution. These was presented at their Awards Night last Wednesday. This was a colourful event where the TY's presented reports on their years activities and performed dance and song and much humour on the night for the large gathering of parents. Well done to all.

6th Year Edmund Rice Award

Congratulations to Peter Furlong who was the deserving winner of the Edmund Rice Award at the 6th Year end of year Graduation ceremony held in the school on Thursday last. Full details of all award winners to follow.

Staff Whack 6th Years 5-2 in Soccer Clash

Once again the staff soccer team triumphed over the 6th years in the annual end of year clash. Having fallen behind to an early Pierce Dooley, the staff responded with goals from S.Ahearne, D.Hatchell, T.Smith 2 , Joe Breen . We shall now go away and prepare for next year.

 6th Years 2012
Staff 2012

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Enterprise Week in Bank of Ireland

The boys took part in Enterprise Week in Bank of Ireland, Wexford on Tuesday morning, 22nd May. The lads yet again displayed some excellent sales techniques, communication and presentation skills to ensure great financial success!! A big thank you to Patrice and Sinéad from Bank of Ireland who provided some excellent help and advice on the day.
Well done to Conor Byrne - Basic Cooking Cd; Joe Mc Bride – Joes Bakery & The Candle Company – Ruáirí Devereaux & Stephen Dempsey. Great work & effort went into preparing for this morning and the boys reaped the rewards with full pockets!! Go home & clean those kitchens boys...

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Award Ceremonies May 2012

Transition Year - Wed.23rd May in GP Room at 7.30pm
6th Year Graduation Mass and award ceremony - Thurs.24th May in GP Room.
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Year awards, Mon.28th in Riverbank Hotel at 7.30pm

Monday 14 May 2012

Positve Affirmations

Work Ethic:
Mark McCleane, Emmet Fox, Brandon Cogley, Michael McGuire.
Extra Curricular:
Ryan Spring, Matt DeClaro, Marlon Canobas, Cathal McGuire, Declan Goodison, Conor Jones, Chris Murphy-Kehoe
Good Deeds:
Paul McManus

Thursday 10 May 2012

Flo-Gas Blitz Parc Charman Wednesday May 9th, 2012

Bokerboys blitz all!

After a diversion from Taghmon the under-14 hurlers from Wexford CBS eventually ended up in Parc Charman where they took on Enniscorthy VEC and St. Peter’s College ‘B’ and came away with two victories.

Game 1: Wexford CBS........7-7       Enniscorthy VEC.............3-3
The Bokerboys led at half-time by 4-5 to 1-3 but their opponents, who won the South Leinster Juvenile D title last week, and had an excellent midfielder and they gave CBS plenty to think about.
Daniel Lynch set up Stephen Rossiter for our first goal and then Dylan Dixon passed to Aaron McGuire for our first point. Daniel Lynch got the first of his hat-trick of goals in the 5th minute but Enniscorthy struck back with 1-1.
However, CBS surged ahead again due to diligent attacking play from Liam Hore and Padraig Rossiter aided by strong defending from Cormac Byrne and Danny Walsh. CBS also lost centre-back Kevin Harte with a finger injury in the first half.
Enniscorthy struck for two early goals in the second half and the lead was whittled down to just five points. Shane McGrath settled nerves with a long range point before Padraig Rossiter placed Aaron McGuire for goal and then Rossiter struck for one himself to put the game beyond the Enniscorthy lads.

Wexford CBS (13-a-side):
Jack Haughton; Danny Walsh, Cormac Byrne; Nicky Kelly, Kevin Harte, Peter Ryan; Liam Hore (0-2), Dylan Dixon; Padraig Rossiter (1-1), Daniel Lynch (3-1), Aaron McGuire (2-1); Adam Carroll, Stephen Rossiter (1-1).
Subs: Darragh Rossiter for Kevin Harte inj., Aaron Smythe for Danny Walsh, Kevin Corrigan for Daniel Lynch, Shane McGrath (0-1) for Dylan Dixon. 

Game 2: Wexford CBS.........7-12      St. Peter’s College ‘B’..........2-6
CBS tore into this game at 100 mph and quickly established a big lead which St. Peter’s found hard to peg back. Conor Coleman grabbed the first goal in the 3rd minute and Liam Rockett added another when he batted the ball past the keeper from close range.
CBS tagged on the points with efforts from Turk Kearney (two frees), Conor Coleman (two), Liam Rockett and Aaron McGuire. The half-time score was CBS 4-8 to 0-2. Coach Willie Carley challenged the Bokerboys to win the second half too. St. Peter’s had the better of the early exchanges and pounced for 1-4 but CBS eventually got in gear with Conor Coleman’s third goal and then Daniel Lynch gave Kevin Corrigan a lovely pass and he drove the ball to the net. Two late Conor Coleman points were added to by Stephen Kearney’s goal and CBS had wrapped up victory in the second half too! Well done to all.
Wexford CBS: Jack Haughton; Danny Walsh, Cormac Byrne, Aaron Smythe; Shane McGrath, Darragh Rossiter, Nicky Kelly; Dylan Dixon, Liam Hore; Aaron McGuire (0-2), Stephen Kearney (2-5, 0-3 frees), Liam Rockett (1-1); Conor Coleman (3-4), Daniel Lynch, Stephen Rossiter.
Subs: Padraig Rossiter for Aaron Smythe, Peter Ryan for Danny Walsh, Kevin Harte for Nicky Kelly, Kevin Corrigan (1-0) for Stephen Rossiter, Adam Carroll for Aaron McGuire.

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Anti Bullying Drama

Our 1st and 2nd years will be attending an Anti Bullying Drama in Dun Mhuire on Thursday 10th May from 11.30am - 12.45pm

Congratulations Nathan

Well done to Nathan O'Connor 5th Year, who won a bronze medal in Holland while participating in an International Karate Championship last weekend.

Positive Affirmations

For their part in C.B.S. Has Talent
Alex Abrams, Lee Morris-Pitt, Gavin Byrne, Michael Roche, Joe McBride, Jamie McDonnell, Ian Moran, Matt Devereux, Adam Busher, Fabio Luongo, Mark Hayes, Ted Bergin, Robbie Power, James Freeman, Jack Matthews, Ben Anthony Donnelly, Sam Okegbile, Andrew Berry, Ryan Walsh, Eric Stoutt, Luke Jackson, Adam Roche, Jack Robinson, Richard Cleary, Steve Roche, James Hore, Jimmy Murphy, Brandon Murphy, Nathan Donovan, Dean Kehoe, Declan Bridges, Ryan Carey, Aaron Rossiter, James Walsh, Brandon Cogley, Noah Santchi Cooney, Jack Alwright, Adam Barnes, Dean Moran, Lee Howlin, James Byrne, Marty Mullaly, Conor Byrne, Robert Donnelly, Stephen Dempsey, Emmet Fox, Ruairi Sheil, Danny Bennett, Rory Mahon, Mark Bailey, Jake Davis, Darragh Beirney, Conor Larkin, Ciaran Mahon, Dean Wilson, Richard Kielty, Daniel O'Conor, Liam Rockett, Brian Moore, Danny Fitzpatrick.
Work Ethic
Luke Jackson, Marty Mullaly.

Monday 7 May 2012

U.16 Soccer Champs

Well done to Mr. Whitty's U.16 soccer team who defeated Gorey 2-1 in the Wexford/Wicklow Final on Friday last. Full report to follow.

On Friday 4th May Wexford CBS were crowned champions of the under 16 Wicklow/Wexford league with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Gorey C.S in Arklow Town’s grounds. This was a fantastic achievement for the Boker boys as they finished the campaign undefeated in impressive fashion, and credit must go to the players in particular for their dedication throughout the tournament. This was the second time these sides met in the competition with Wexford CBS coming away from Gorey with a 1-0 victory in the group stages after another fiercely competitive contest, both sides were in top form in the semi- final stage comfortably beating their Wicklow opponents Gorey beating De La Salle Wicklow 4-1 and Wexford CBS accounting for St. Brendan’s of Bray by the same scoreline.
The CBS began very brightly and took the lead inside the opening 5 minutes. Good work from Sean Donghue forced a corner kick which was dangerously delivered by Mark Doyle, Gorey failed to clear properly and Jessie Farrell took possession of the ball just inside the box and squared to Eoin MacDonald who hammered home to give the Wexford town side a dream start 1-0! Gorey responded almost immediately as they took control of possession and pressed the Boker boys. This pressure coupled with some sloppy defending from the Wexford side allowed Gorey an opening and they took full advantage to hit the back of the CBS net to level the game inside the first ten minutes 1-1.
The match developed into a cagey affair with both defences prevailing in a very tight contest. Gorey perhaps enjoyed the majority of possession in this period but were unable to craft any clear cut chances as they found Eoghan Whitty, Emmett Sinnott, Richie Kearney and Lar Stoutt in the Wexford defence in excellent form. As the half wore on Wexford CBS began to come into the game more with Darragh Rossiter, Sean Donoghue, Jessie Farrell and captain Robin Dempsey combining to put Gorey under real pressure and create a couple of chances but were unable to take the lead again, the best of these chances came after Rossiter took possession of the ball and drove forward before releasing Dempsey inside the box who hit an effort which beat the goalkeeper but crashed off the under-side of the bar, as the sides went in level at half time.
The second half saw a different side of Wexford CBS as they really took the game to Gorey and moved the ball around with real purpose. CBS captain Robin Dempsey really upped his performance and was causing havoc for the Gorey defence as the Boker boys attacked and forced the impressive Gorey keeper Adam Dunbar into a number of fine saves. Some excellent work from Jessie Farrell up front created an opening for Eoin MacDonald whose looping effort brought a fine save from Dunbar as he acrobatically tipped the ball over. From the resulting corner Sean Donoghue delivered an excellent ball into the box from which Jessie Farrell rose highest and glanced his header into the top corner of the net for a spectacular finish to give the C.B.S a well-deserved lead. Wexford continued to enjoy the majority of possession with Dempsey the architect of all they were doing well, MacDonald and Rossiter were now in control in the midfield and halted their opponents from going forward Mark Doyle and Sean Donoghue were working tirelessly on the wings and were well supported from their full backs Whitty and Sinnott.
With ten minutes remaining Wexford introduced substitute Cian Doyle and he almost made an immediate impact as he broke free with a great chance to increase the lead but the opposing keeper was quickly out to bravely claim the ball. With time running out Gorey poured forward in search of an equaliser as they threw everything they had at the Wexford defence. Gorey’s number 9 managed to beat Wexford keeper Joe Coleman in a race for a long ball over the top and lobbed towards goal thinking he had done enough to equalise until Richie Kearney emerged from seemingly nowhere to hook a clearance off the line. Eoin MacDonald was putting in a tireless display in midfield and his hard work found Cian Doyle who unfortunately lost possession. Gorey piled on the pressure but the Wexford backline of Kearney, Whitty, substitute Moran and Dempsey were up to the challenge and dealt with the aerial bombardment admirably with Dempsey and Kearney dominating. Gorey were denied a late penalty claim in stoppage time as the game finished after a remarkable contest.
Wexford CBS were crowned under 16 Wicklow/Wexford champions after an undefeated campaign, best on the day for the CBS were Donoghue and Whitty who worked tirelessly, match winner Jessie Farrell, but it was fitting that man of the match and captain Robin Dempsey was the one to lift the trophy in what should prove to be his last game for the school as the under-age international departs to play with Aston Villa this July.
Wexford C.B.S: Joe Coleman (Forth Celtic), Eoghan Whitty (Wexford Albion), Richie Kearney (North End), Lar Stoutt (Curracloe Utd.), Emmet Sinnott (North End), Shaun Donoghue (North End), Robin Dempsey (C) (North End), Darragh Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Mark Doyle (North End), Jessie Farrell (Wexford Celtic), Eoin MacDonald (Wexford Celtic); Subs: Ian Moran (Crossabeg) for Stoutt 60 mins, Cian Doyle (Wexford Celtic) for Sinnott 70 mins, Alex Bergin (Wexford Albion) for Farrell 80 mins, also Shane McGrath (Wexford Albion), Alan Larkin (Wexford Celtic)

Congratulations Chris

Well done to Chris Vickery who won a silver medal at the recent South - Leinster Athletic Championships in Kilkenny. He threw 11.89m in the Junior Shot and now goes into the Leinster Finals.

U.14 Hurling - Westcourt Cup

A sluggish start after the lengthy Trip to Tipp cost the under-14 hurlers of Wexford CBS dearly recently in their first ever Westcourt Cup. Competing in the shadow of Semple Stadium at Dr. Morris Park, in a group with Tramore CBS and Cashel CBS, the Bokerboys had a great chance to qualify for the final of this competition which is for the weaker teams in the Rice Cup which was held back in March.
Tramore and Cashel drew in the first game but the Wexford students were very slow to get going in their game versus the Tramore lads and found themselves 3-2 to 0-1 down at half-time. After a stern talking to, they responded in great fashion but they had left themselves too much of a mountain to climb and ended up losing by 4-3 to 0-5 despite a much improved second half showing. Danny Walsh and Kevin Harte were excellent in defence while Liam Hore tried hard in midfield.
Conor Coleman registered 0-4 (two from ‘65s) and Daniel Lynch scored CBS’s other point and at that stage all that was left to play for was pride as Tramore couldn’t be caught at the top of the table with three points.
CBS v Tramore: Jack Haughton (Faythe Harriers); Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers), Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Aaron Smythe (Volunteers); Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers 0-1), Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers); Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers), Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers); Aaron McGuire (Volunteers), Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-4 2 ‘65s), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater); Adam Carroll (Faythe Harriers), Noel O’Brien (Faythe Harriers), Jack McGarry (Shelmaliers). Subs: Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers) for McGarry, Andrew Smith (Faythe Harriers) for O’Brien.
However in the next game Cashel were armed with the knowledge that if they defeated Wexford by more than Tramore then they would qualify for the final.
Playing sorely for their pride in their second group game, Wexford were an entirely different animal and after the concession of an early goal, they took over the rest of the first half.
Centre-Back Daniel Lynch soloed upfield and his stinging shot was saved by the Cashel keeper but Noel O’Brien pounced on the rebound and the net rattled.
This gave the Wexford lads confidence and towards half-time Lynch returned on another attack and this time he lashed the ball to the net without the keeper interfering.
CBS led their Cashel opponents by 2-0 to 1-1 at the break. The second half was an evenly contested affair and Cashel went back in front early on with another goal following a defensive error but the Wexford lads were determined to get the win and following numerous attacks, Adam Carroll sent a sizzler to the corner of the net.
The pressure was maintained and Conor Coleman had two points, one from a ’65, to secure the victory and send the Wexford students home with one victory and one defeat.
CBS v Cashel: Jack Haughton; Danny Walsh, Cormac Byrne, Aaron Smythe; Nicky Kelly, Daniel Lynch (1-0), Kevin Harte; Aaron McGuire, Liam Hore; Liam Rockett, Conor Coleman (0-2 1 ’65), Kevin Corrigan; Adam Carroll (1-0), Noel O’Brien (1-0), Sean Hopkins (Faythe Harriers). Subs: Andrew Smith for Hopkins, Chris Cowman for Corrigan, Jack McGarry for O’Brien.
Ennis CBS qualified from the other group consisting of North Mon CBS, Doon CBS and Callan CBS and the Clare school won the Westcourt Cup by overcoming Tramore CBS in the final later in the afternoon.