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. 

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