Thursday 20 December 2012

Christmas Newsletter

The Christmas Newsletter is available to all from the following link.

T.Y. Christmas Trip

Transition years went to Kilternan Ski Slope for a lesson on how to tackle the art of downhill sking. Following that they went over to Dundrum to participate in the fine art of shopping. A great day was had by all.

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Hurling - First Year Final

Kilkenny 4-4 Galway 4-1

Kilkenny withstood a ferocious comeback to win the First Year Hurling League by a three point margin. It looked like they had wrapped up the victory when they were six points clear in the dying minutes but a goal by Darragh Whelan gave Galway hope and they had two late chances for more goals pulled back by the referee due to fouls.
This spirited game of hurling was entertaining from the first minute to the last. Jack O’Leary had a big say in the destination of the title with a fine total of 2-2 and he also put in some serious defending.
The game was all square at half-time (2-1 each) as Kilkenny reeled in Galway who had gone in front with goals from Cathal Kirwan and Jordan Hayes.
However the third quarter belonged to Kilkenny as Philip Rawson, Aaron Walsh and Jack O’Leary dominated. Jack O’Leary scored 1-2 and Philip Rawson’s goal looked to have sealed victory for Ben McMahon’s team.
However Galway came back into the game as Cathal Kirwan and Jordan Hayes began to exert their influence. They set up Darragh Whelan and his powerful ground stroke went to the net but those late controversial refereeing decisions meant that Kilkenny ended up as winners by 4-4 to 4-1.
Kilkenny: Ben McMahon (Capt.), Jack O’Leary (2-2), James Byrne, Aaron Walsh (0-1), Philip Rawson (2-1), Cian Rossiter, Finian Coughlan.
Galway: Cathal Kirwan (Capt., 1-1), Darragh Whelan (1-0), Jordan Hayes (1-0), Ryan Dempsey, Shane Hall, Cian O’Connor, Patsy Whelan (1-0).

Monday 10 December 2012

Senior Rugby


A: CUS v St. Andrew's College
B: The High School v De la Salle Churchtown
C: St. Gerard's School v Templeogue College
D: CBS Wexford v Skerries C.C.
E: Mount Temple v St. Patrick's Classical School Navan
F: CBS Naas v Wesley College
G: Mount Temple / St. Patrick's Classical School Navan v Newpark Comprehansive

Christmas Fair

A very successful Christmas Fair was held in the school gym on Friday last. It gave the pupils a chance to display and sell their crafts. Organised by Business teachers Mrs. Barry and Mr. Smith, it once again proved a very popular venue to be in on Friday last. Many parents and local primary schools visited and enjoyed the food stuffs and crafts on offer. The arrival of Santa was also a huge attraction and many took the opportunity to place their Christmas lists with him.

Under 15 Soccer

Bridgetown VC....1  Wexford CBS....7
A cold morning in Bridgetown greeted both teams. Bridgetown started the brighter of the two teams. Wexford’s back-line of Dylan O’Regan, Kevin Harte, Ryan Byrne and Lee Busher withstood the early pressure. Eventually the CBS began to gain the upper hand, their midfield of Cormac Byrne, Dylan Ennis, Matthew Creane and Mark Doyle produced numerous neat moves. Micheal Lalor had two good chances but found the side netting with both efforts. Good work from Dylan Ennis and Liam Rockett had Wexford on the attack. After an inviting cross from the right wing, Matthew Creane slide the ball to the net. Wexford CBS 1-0 Bridgetown VC
Half-Time: 1-0, Wexford Sub: Michael Kaluzny for Micheal Lalor
Wexford started the second half strong, some positional switches helped Wexford gain more of a foothold in the game, their dominance continued. However a break away from Bridgetown after a dubious offside wasn’t called led to the game leveller, Conor Coleman had no chance in the CBS goal.
CBS 1-1 Bridgetown, this only made Wexford more determined. Dominating the game now, Lee Busher produced an excellent finish to give Wexford the lead, 2-1.
Further goals from Matthew Creane, Cormac Byrne, Matthew again, Liam Rockett and Michael Kaluzny made the score an impressive, Wexford CBS 7-1 Bridgetown VC.
Wexford Sub: Cathal Kirwan for Kevin Harte
Wexford played out the remaining minutes in dominant mood.
Full-Time  Wexford CBS 7-1 Bridgetown VC
CBS: Conor Coleman, Lee Busher, Kevin Harte, Ryan Byrne, Dylan O’Regan, Matthew Creane, Dylan Ennis, Cormac Byrne, Mark Doyle, Liam Rockett, Micheal Lalor.
Subs: Michael Kaluzny, Cathal Kirwan, Adam Dempsey, Aaron Carley, TJ Cousins, Lee Whelan.

Sunday 9 December 2012

Senior Rugby - McMullen Cup Semi-Final

Wexford C.B.S. ...5  Naas C.B.S. ...27
Carlow was the venue for this Semi-Final and while Wexford 'were up for it', it never happened. A combination of a few things led to our downfall, but we haven't become a bad team after one performance.This was our first loss of the season and we will learn from it. Ball possession was crucial and retention of the ball when he had it was just not good enough. T CUP, was the buzz phrase of Clive Woodward, Think Clearly Under Pressure. We didn't and therefore made Naas look good, they capitalised on our mistakes amd it cost us dearly. Best on the day for us were Collie Joyce-Ahearne , who scored our try, David Kavanagh, who is having a fine season at No.7, Gavin Byrne at No.6, Conor Fenlon at No.9 and Liam Barry at No.15.
However, we do have the Development Final to come in the new year against Ratoath C.C. and also we have qualified for the Vinnie Murray Cup. So we will have competed at three different levels this season, a remarkable achievement indeed. Our name will be called out of the pot when the draw is made in the Aviva Stadium on Monday evening. In reality we are only four games away from the Top Table of schools rugby in Leinster.

Juvenile Football

Wexford CBS.........................3-9                 
Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass....

Páirc Charman was the venue for Wexford CBS’s hard fought win over Scoil Chlonglais Baltinglass in the South Leinster juvenile C championship recently. 
The Boker Boys started the strongest with two points from Leon Nolan-Cullen and Nicky Kelly in the opening ten minutes. After fifteen minutes wing forward Nathan Furlong drove a high ball into the Baltinglass net.
Further points followed for CBS from Leon Nolan-Cullen and Jordan Hayes. Baltinglass had still not registered a score when Lee Busher added a second goal with a great soccer style finish on the twenty-first minute. 
Corner forward Jordan Hayes continued the Wexford CBS dominance with two more points before Baltinglass  responded with a well taken goal and point to leave the score at the interval at 2-6 to 1-1.
Baltinglass continued where they left off in the first half with the opening two points of the second half. Leon Nolan-Cullen and Nicky Kelly added to their first half scores with a point each to increase the CBS lead.
However despite these two points the Wicklow men were looking the more threatening team in the second half they and they added three more points. The Boker Boys weathered the Baltinglass storm before substitute Shane Hall found the net to give the Wexford men a nine point cushion with five minutes remaining.
In the dying minutes Baltinglass scored two goals. However this was not enough as the Wexford town men held out to record a three point win. Best for Wexford CBS were defenders Kevin Corrigan, David McDonald and Cody Murphy who defended resolutely against any Baltinglass attack. Midfielders Mark Doyle and Jack O’Leary worked tirelessly in both defence and attack while forwards Jordan Hayes, Leon Nolan-Cullen and Nicky Kelly were always a threat in attack.
Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey; David McDonald, Cathal Kirwan, Kevin Corrigan; Eoghan Mahon, Cody Murphy, Luke Dowdall; Mark Doyle, Jack O’Leary; Nicky Kelly (0-2), Lee Busher (1-0), Nathan Furlong (1-0); Jordan Hayes (0-4), Leon Nolan-Cullen (0-3), Lee Whelan.
Substitutes: Shane Hall (1-0) for Cathal Kirwan inj.

Friday 7 December 2012

TY GAA Reach Programme

The Transition Years spent a very worthwhile day in Bellefield GAA Complex recently as they completed their TY GAA Reach Programme. All the boys thoroughly enjoyed their time interacting and listening to the various specialists in the workshops - Alcohol Awareness, Meditation, Mental Health, Caman Abu and Peil Abu.
However, first up for the boys who were joined by students from Enniscorthy and Gorey was an introductory talk by Paudie Butler who was aided by a powerpoint presentation with images to back up his thoughts.
He started with a picture of a huge heard of wildebeest crossing the Mara river in Africa. One million of these animals have to cross this river each year in order to survive. 99% make it. The others get caught by the hungry crocodiles that are at the river waiting for them. Mr. Butler told the gathering that their crocodiles are alcohol and drugs.
He spoke about the infinite capacity of the mind. “You have great ability; believe in it and in yourselves. Your biggest challenge is to be yourself every day. The whole world is trying to turn you into a copy of someone.
“Me, your family and your teachers are stepping stones to help you cross the river and avoid the crocodiles. This is our job as adults and it’ll be your job as adults in thirty year’s time.”
He continued: “The quality of life we have emerges from our understanding and practise of self-esteem. The way we see ourselves is the way we will be.”
Mr. Butler finished to a rousing applause from the large attendance and then the boys were split up into groups of five and went to the various workshops which lasted thirty minutes each.
Clodagh Comiskey spoke to the boys about the benefits of proper exercise, proper diet, relaxation, sleep and rest and cautioned about the “weapons of mass distraction”. “Real relaxation is relaxing the mind and the body,” said Ms Comiskey.
The boys also learning about the important of proper breathing and the many benefits of positive thinking. “Toxic chemicals are released when the body is stressed. When you think positively higher emotions are experienced.”
Denis O’Connor informed the boys that students “who are physically active for more than two hours per week show improved attention and behaviour in school.” He spoke of the importance of building confidence which in turn leads to a reduction in self-destructive behaviour.
Sport was identified as something which “often produces leaders in communities. Picture of local sports stars such as Matty Forde, Gordon Darcy and Kevin Doyle were shown on the screen and the boys asked would they know them if they weren’t involved in sport.
Kevin Waters ran the Alcohol Awareness workshop and presented the boys with information about the dangers of alcohol and cautioned them about the ill effects alcohol can have on themselves and their loved ones.
The boys also spent time out on the back pitch in Bellefield under the supervision of the Full-Time Wexford Coaches playing and enjoying Peil Abu and Caman Abu.  

Sunday 2 December 2012

Teams From The Past

Visit this link to see some photos of our Hurling, Rugby, Football and Soccer teams from the past.


Mo Day

Friday last was Mo Day in school, when pupils and staff displayed their Mo's as a fund raising event for Mens Health Related Issues in conjunction with Movember. Well done to all who participated and contributed.