Sunday 31 March 2013

Paris 3013

Eight lucky students enjoyed a few hours in Paris on the way home from China.
 Notre Dame
L'arc Triomphe

China Tour 2013

 24 students departed for Beijing and Xi'an on Wed. 20th Mar and returned on Mar.29th having lived a real Chinese cultural experience. Here are some photographs.
 Ming Tombs
 Xi'an Wall
 Forbidden City
 The Nest
 Summer Palace
 Great Wall

Friday 15 March 2013

Happy Saint Partick's Day

Senior Rugby - Murray Plate Final

The Vinny Murray Plate Final v Newpark Comprehensive will take place on Tuesday next in Ballycorus Rugby grounds at 1.30pm. Google venue for directions.

Juvenile Hurling

Bridegtown VC.....................4-7       Wexford CBS........................3-5
Wexford CBS and Bridgetown VC played out an entertaining challenge match which the visitors to Pairc Charman won by five points.
CBS started very poorly and conceded two early goals despite playing with the wind. However, centre-forward Noel O’Brien grabbed two goals to level matters after ten minutes. The first goal was from a free which went all the way to the net and the second was a fine strike which the keeper couldn’t keep out such was the power of the shot.
The CBS attack has lots of possession but wasn’t converting due to players not getting in front of their men. As the half-wore on though, this changed and the points began to arrive.
Noel O’Brien set up Kristian Bunici and he split the posts and Kristian repeated the trick minutes later. At the other end, slack marking allowed Bridgetown in for two goals which was disappointing.
The half-time score was 4-3 to 2-4. The second half started brightly for CBS when Ben McMahon scored a fabulous goal but all the Boker boys could add to that was a point from Jordan Hayes while Bridgetown struck four points.
It was a useful exercise and the full panel will continue to train for the County under-14 League Blitz which will be held after Easter. This is a competition that CBS have won for the last three years in a row. The panel is also due another day in Thurles at the Westcourt Cup.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Ryan McLoughlin, Cody Murphy, Finian Coughlan; Eoghan Mahon, Jack O’Leary, Chris Cowman; Jordan Hayes (0-2), Cathal Kirwan; Philip Rawson, Noel O’Brien (2-0 1 free), Aaron Walsh; Ryan Dempsey, Kristian Bunici (0-2), Ben McMahon (1-1).
Subs: Terry Whitty for Kirwan, Danny Walsh for Rawson, Shane Flood for Bunici.
Ref: James ‘Gip’ Somers.

Thursday 14 March 2013

Under 14 Hurling - Rice Cup

The under-14 hurlers of Wexford CBS made the lengthy trip to Tipp last Wednesday to participate in the annual Rice Cup tournament for Christian Brother Schools. The tournament is run on a blitz format (15 minutes per half) that includes 20 schools over four days in Dr. Morris Park in the shadow of Semple Stadium.
Round 1: Wexford CBS 2-4 North Monastery (Cork) 2-2
CBS trailed by 2-2 to 1-1 at the interval and just on half-time conceded as bizarre goal as will be seen anywhere. Full-back Kevin Corrigan shepparded a harmless ball over the endline and tapped it back to his goalkeeper Adam Howlin. The ball crossed the line as Howlin changed hurls for the puck-out and the referees amazingly insisted on the goal being recorded for the famous Cork school.
Jordan Hayes availed of a tidy pass from Kristian Bunici midway through the first half and lashed to the net and Cody Murphy added a point but North Mon had registered 1-2 and were leading by the smallest margin going into the break before their extraordinary second goal.
Undeterred, CBS showed tremendous spirit to turn the game around. Kevin Corrigan was moved from full-back to attack and the defence tightened up to keep their opponents scoreless.
Jordan Hayes and Corrigan grabbed points and Corrigan’s late goal following a super catch pushed the Wexford students back in front and CBS wrapped up the scoring in the final minute with a point after a flowing move involving Noel O’Brien and Cathal Kirwan before Jordan Hayes split the posts.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Aaron Smythe (Volunteers), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater, 1-1), Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers); Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers, Capt.), Shane Pierce (Shelmaliers), Shane Flood (Glynn-Barntown); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers), Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers); Cody Murphy (Blackwater, 0-1), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Philip Rawson (St. Anne’s); Kristian Bunici (Faythe Harriers), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s, 1-2), Terry Whitty (Faythe Harriers).
Subs: Noel O’Brien (Faythe Harriers) for Bunici, Jack Haughton (Faythe Harriers) for Whitty, Cian Rossiter (Volunteers) for Murphy.
Round 2: Thurles CBS 0-9 Wexford CBS 1-1
Thurles CBS rested some of their big guns for this clash but still had too much guile and skill for a determined Wexford CBS.
Kevin Corrigan started in attack and scored an excellent first half goal when he cut in along the endline and flashed the ball to the net. At the other end, the Tipp boys were racking up the points and keeping Adam Howlin very busy in the goal.
The second half followed a similar fashion. The CBS forwards found it difficult to get scores and the only point came from Cormac Byrne after a delivery from Philip Rawson. This was a tough and tight game but the Thurles students were too strong.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Philip Rawson, Aaron Smythe, Danny Walsh; Shane Flood, Shane Pierce, Nicky Kelly (Capt.); Jack O’Leary, Cormac Byrne (0-1); Cian Rossiter, Cathal Kirwan, Jack Haughton; Noel O’Brien, Kevin Corrigan (1-0), Jordan Hayes.
Subs: Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers) for Rossiter, Aaron Walsh (Glynn-Barntown) for Haughton, Ryan McLoughlin (St. Mary’s Rosslare) for Hayes.
Round 3: Blackwater CBS (Waterford) 3-7 Wexford CBS 1-2
The Blackwater students got off to a great start and had two early goals following some hesitation in the Wexford defence. By half-time the score was 3-6 to 1-1 and Blackwater were out of sight.
The Wexford lads improved their application dramatically in the second half and both sides registered just one point.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Philip Rawson, Aaron Smythe, Danny Walsh; Cian Rossiter, Shane Pierce, Nicky Kelly (Capt.); Jack O’Leary, Cody Murphy; Kevin Corrigan (0-1), Cormac Byrne (0-1), Cathal Kirwan; Noel O’Brien, Jordan Hayes (1-0), Ben McMahon (Volunteers).
Subs: Eoghan Mahon (Volunteers) for O’Brien, Ryan Dempsey (Faythe Harriers) for McMahon, Terry Whitty for Murphy.
Round 4: Kilkenny CBS 2-5 Wexford CBS 1-5
Like Thurles CBS, Kilkenny CBS left their big-hitters on the line in this final round match. Kilkenny got the better start and were 1-2 to nil up after five minutes. However, Kevin Corrigan dragged CBS back into the match with two points and Terry Whitty grabbed another after good work by Jack O’Leary.
It was 1-2 to 0-3 at the break and new half was just as tight. Cormac Byrne availed of a nice passing move between Jack O’Leary and Terry Whitty to lash the ball to the net but the Kilkenny students responded with a goal of their own.
Jack O’Leary and Terry Whitty added points for the Boker boys but Kilkenny had a cushion and ran out winners by three points.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Chris Cowman, Aaron Smythe, Danny Walsh; Cody Murphy, Shane Pierce, Philip Rawson; Jack O’Leary (0-1), Nicky Kelly (Capt.); Jordan Hayes, Kevin Corrigan (0-2 1 free, 1 ’65), Terry Whitty (0-2); Finian Coughlan (Volunteers), Ryan Dempsey, Ben McMahon.
Subs: Cian Rossiter for Kelly, Cormac Byrne (1-0) for Coughlan, Jack Haughton for Dempsey, Eoghan Mahon for McMahon.

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Senior Rugby - Another Final

Wexford C.B.S....17   D.L.S. Churchtown....15
Another final appearance awaits our SCT as they have qualified to meet Newpark Comprehensive in The Vinny Murray Plate Final next Tuesday.
While we won it was far from perfect, but what was there in abundance was our absolute resolution not to surrender, play until you ' hear the fat lady sing' and all that. We started with full-back Liam Barry and scrum-half Conor Fenlon, both out through illness. Both Evan Dunbar and Thomas Barry stepped in for their first starts of the year and acquitted themselves very well. Some early possession in the opposing 22 failed to yield a try, but centre Sean Stafford made a snap decision and clinically executed a drop goal to open our account. 3-0. We didn't have the 'fire in the belly' and failed to press home our physical advantage which we were enjoying in the pack. Patience, patience, patience - Triple P. It will be back next week.
D.L.S. pressurised us late in the half and crossed the line for two tries. We looked tired but the feeling at half time was one of optimism as we had yet to ignite.
Territory was the name of the game and within five minutes of the restart Collie Joyce-Ahearne had crashed over to score. Sean Stafford converted. 10-10. Unfortunately we didn't manage to build on this and after 20 mins of the second half they scored again and went 15-10 up.
Time for impact changes and on came Ciaran Kavanagh and Joe Coleman. They gave us fresh impetus and with only two minutes left on the clock and a five metre scrum, we were in good position, just needed to execute the plan. Kav carried hard, quick ruck ball and Joe Coleman crashed over the ruck, try, thank you very much. Sean Stafford needed to kick the conversion for the victory, no better man. Flags raised, job done, phew, that was close.

Team: James Roche, Steve Roche, James Byrne, Darragh Comiskey, Michael Maguire, Gavin Byrne, David Kavanagh, Collie Joyce-Ahearne (capt.), Thomas Barry, Eoin Roche, Mikey Roche, Josh Healy, Ruairi Devereux, Sean Stafford and Evan Dunbar.
Subs used: Ciaran Kavanagh, Dean Kehoe, Joe Coleman, Richie Cleary, Matthew Devereux.

 Eoin in attack.
 Air David
Try time Collie

X-Cel Student Enterprise

Well done to all our entries for the X-Cel Student Enterprise Awards. They did their interviews in school last Friday. The County Finals are in Whites Hotel, Tuesday 19th March. Good luck lads.

Friday 8 March 2013

South Leinster Juvenile Hurling B Championship - Round 3

FCJ Bunclody.................3-13
Wexford CBS.................3-5

Wexford CBS enjoyed another game of fast hurling against quality opposition in Pairc Charman on Thursday as they found FCJ Bunclody too hot to handle in match played in a constant rainfall.
FCJ Bunclody had a great start and had the first six points on the board despite fine defending from Kevin Corrigan and Shane Pierce. However the pressure was beginning to tell and the visiting full-forward found the net past Adam Howlin after 15 minutes.
However, the Bokerboys showed great spirit and responded when Lee Busher lashed the ball to the net and then Jack O’Leary grabbed two puck-outs in a row and dispatched them over the bar within sixty seconds of each other.
The half-time score was 2-6 to 1-2 which reflected the dominance of the Bunclody students. Jack O’Leary registered his third point and Terry Whitty grabbed a point before Cian Redmond sent a stinging shot to net in the 45th minute.
However FCJ were keeping themselves in front with a goal from a penalty and some points as they displayed their skills.
Cormac Byrne gave the CBS boys some hope when he sent a great shot to the back of the net and Cody Murphy pointed a free but it was not enough and FCJ ran out eight point winners.
The conditions were tough and the opposition very good and the Wexford CBS hurlers are continuing their improvement – benefitting from played games against better teams.
Wexford CBS:
Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Aaron Smythe (Volunteers), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater), Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers); Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers), Shane Pierce (Shelmaliers), Cody Murphy (Blackwater 0-1 free); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers, 0-3), Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers, Capt. 1-0); Philip Rawson (St. Anne’s), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Shane Flood (Glynn-Barntown); Kristian Bunici (Faythe Harriers), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s), Lee Busher (Volunteers 1-0).
Subs: Terry Whitty (Faythe Harriers, 0-1) for Jordan Hayes inj., Cian Rossiter (Volunteers 1-0) for Kristian Bunici, Noel O’Brien (Faythe Harriers) for Nicky Kelly inj., Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers) for Lee Busher, Eoghan Mahon (Volunteers) for Aaron Smythe, Aaron Walsh (Glynn-Barntown) for Philip Rawson, Jack Haughton (Faythe Harriers) for Danny Walsh, also Ryan McLoughlin (St. Mary’s Rosslare) and Ryan Dempsey (Faythe Harriers). 

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Iona On Tour

 Kilkenny Castle
 Dunmore Caves
Trinity College
 Edmund Rice Centre, Waterford
 Dunbrody Famine Ship, New Ross
Edmund Rice Centre
Waterford Glass


Congratulations to Eoin McDonald (TY) who won an all expenses trip to Madrid. Eoin’s winning essay was titled ‘Irish Involvement in the Spanish civil War’. This competition was open to the whole country, and Eoin did remarkably well to win this competition. As part of the prize Eoin read his winning essay in Madrid. The judges were very impressed with the high standard of Eoin’s work and said he was a great ambassador for both his country and school. Well done Eoin

Sunday 3 March 2013

Iona Friends Arrive.

Our friends from Iona Prep, New Rochelle arrived in Dublin over the weekend and enjoyed a few days there before travelling on to Wexford. The Guinness Hop Store and Dublin v Mayo in Croke Park were two of the highlights of their trip so far.

Saturday 2 March 2013

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Dillon Kehoe, David Kavanagh, Peter Cole, Shane Lynch, Cody Murphy, Adam Butler, Hubert Turowski.
Extra Curricular
Collie Joyce-Ahearne, Robert Smith, Marty Mullally, Jack Robinson, Luke Jackson, Chris Murphy-Kehoe, Nathan Donovan, Danny Fitzpatrick, Emmett O'Connor, Marl Hayes.
Good Deeds
David Doyle, James Bertlett, Conor Larkin.

Juvenile Hurling - South Leinster B Round 2

Gorey CS..........................6-8                Wexford CBS....................5-6

After this eleven goal thriller, the juvenile hurlers of Wexford CBS had to return home empty handed. The boys put in a much improved performance following the disappointing defeat to Enniscorthy CBS earlier in the week.
Jordan Hayes put CBS ahead with a neat point in the 3rd minute but the Gorey lads took over then and tore into a 1-4 to 0-1 lead after 15 minutes as the CBS hurlers stood off their opponents and were making far too many errors.
Eventually CBS settled and Jordan Hayes put Cathal Kirwan in for the first goal after 19 minutes and shortly after this Jack O’Leary lashed the ball to the net which got the Boker boys back into the game.
Gorey kept their noses in front with their second goal but Cathal Kirwan and Philip Rawson hit back with points and CBS suffered a setback when Gorey CS struck for their third goal just on the stroke of half-time (3-6 to 2-3).
Terry Whitty opened the scoring with a nice point but Gorey countered with two points of their own followed by their fourth and fifth goals the pressure began to tell.
The CBS lads refused to throw in the towel and came back with goals of their own. Cormac Byrne’s delivery was finished to the net by Chris Cowman and Jack O’Leary grabbed his second goal to cut the gap.
Jordan Hayes nipped in for his second point before Kristian Bunici pulled the ball to the net following a scramble. Gorey responded with a goal and the final score fell to Ben McMahon who went on a mazy solo run and flicked the ball over the bar.
Best on the day were Kevin Corrigan, Nicky Kelly, Shane Pierce, Cormac Byrne and Jack O’Leary. Next up is FCJ Bunclody in round 3.

Wexford CBS:
Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Aaron Smythe (Volunteers), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater), Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers); Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers), Shane Pierce (Shelmaliers), Cody Murphy (Blackwater); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers, 2-0), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers, 1-1); Philip Rawson (St. Anne’s, 0-1), Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers, Capt.), Cian Rossiter (Volunteers); Terry Whitty (Faythe Harriers, 0-1), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s, 0-2), Lee Busher (Volunteers).
Subs: Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers, 1-0) for Cian Rossiter, Kristian Bunici (Faythe Harriers, 1-0) for Lee Busher, Ben McMahon (Volunteers, 0-1), also Ryan McLoughlin (St. Mary’s Rosslare), Finian Coughlan, Ryan Dempsey (Faythe Harriers).