Saturday 30 November 2013

Rugby - SCT Advance in McMullen Cup

Wexford CBS....26  Tullow CS.....10
The Bokerboys were firmly in control of this tie and when Ruairi Devereux scored in the corner after five minutes, the signs looked good. Eoin Roche was in fine form and kicked the conversion from the touchline. 7-0. Eoin was involved again on fifteen minutes and finished off a fine move, again he added the extra points. 14-0. Steve Roche crossed the line but was judged to have been held up. Wexford again attacked out wide and a flowing move was finished by Ruairi Devereux in the corner. 19-0
Collie Joyce-Ahearne scored after eight minutes of the second half, which Birthday Boy converted. 26-0. Cruising now, Wexord made some excellent line breaks but did not execute the final pass. They then went through a period of 'laying off' and allowed Tullow a try on 25 minutes. Tullow rallied again and crossed one more time, with the final play.
Wexford can be happy with the tough workout and we have plenty to work on when we train on Monday.
We face DLS Churchtown in Wexford on Wednesday next at 2.00pm.

Thursday 28 November 2013

South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ Final

Wexford CBS............2-16    Wicklow Schools.........0-5
An excellent defensive performance coupled with a remarkable seven point haul from play by Eoin Roche propelled Wexford CBS to a comfortable victory over Wicklow Schools in the South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ final at Bellefield last Tuesday.
This result means Wexford CBS will compete in the Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ championship next year and they will take on North Leinster champions Scoil Mhuire (Clane) in the Leinster semi-final next February.
CBS, coached by Fr. Brian Whelan and Willie Carley junior, could have had a super start when Ian Moran cut through the Wicklow defence and passed to Joe McBride who saw his stinging shot rebound off the crossbar. The Wexford defence quickly got on top of their opponents and led by Ciaran Kirwan they totally dominated proceedings.
It was Kirwan who picked out Sean Stafford for the opening score – a point – after three minutes. The first goal arrived soon afterwards and when Kirwan found Ian Moran who lashed the ball to the net.
Joe McBride was denied again (this time by the keeper) on ten minutes but Sean Stafford followed up to tap it over and make the score 1-2 to nil.
Wicklow Schools (made up of all secondary schools in County Wicklow apart from Colaiste Bhride in Carnew) were struggling to contain the Boker boys at this stage. However, Joe Coleman sent a screamer to the top right hand corner of the net in the 25th minute which put CBS 2-7 to 0-1 in front and this gave the Wexford students a considerable cushion.
Eoin Roche scored three of his seven points in the first half which helped his team-mates go in at the break ahead by 2-9 to 0-1.
Wicklow were awarded a 21 yard free early in the second half which was saved and cleared while at the other end after nice passing Eoin Roche opened the scoring with his fourth point and captain Jamie McDonnell raced through to tap over shortly afterwards.
Wicklow Schools never gave up but they couldn’t find a way through the CBS rearguard well marshalled by Ciaran Kirwan and Evan Dunbar. All of their points came from frees except one from play by midfielder Padraig Doyle.
All of the CBS forwards scored as well as both midfielders which is a testament to the dominance they exerted over their opposition. After the game Leinster Council’s Pat Henderson presented the trophy to CBS captain Jamie McDonnell.
After losing South Leinster finals in juvenile and junior in recent years, this victory is a reward to the players for their continued improvement and dedication. A major factor in this victory is that ten of the team are on the Combined Schools panel.
This was the CBS’s tenth match since September (four championship and six challenge) and with injured players Stephen Kearney, Liam Barry and Richie Cleary to come back into the fold they will look forward to the challenge that Leinster champions Scoil Mhuire (Clane) will present in February.
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Evan Dunbar (Faythe Harriers), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s); Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers Capt., 0-1), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s 0-3 2f); Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers 0-7), Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown 1-0), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley 0-1); Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-1), Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-2 0-1f), Joe McBride (Volunteers 0-1).
Subs: John Forde (Shelmaliers) for Moran, Dylan Hynes (Clonard) for M. Coleman, Gearoid Finn (St. Anne’s) for Lynch, Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers) for McBride.

Wicklow Schools: Cormack Geraghty; Christy Moorehouse, James Manley, Ronan Manley; Sean O’Callaghan, Dean O’Gorman, Jack Furlong McCaul; Padraig Doyle (0-1), Andrew Kavanagh; Matt Thompson, Stephen Cruise (0-4 3f 1’65, Paul O’Brien; Michael Boland, Tiernan Mellon, Eoin Baker.
Ref: Dickie Murphy (Rapparees). 

Wednesday 27 November 2013

U.15 Soccer

Wexford CBS...2 Enniscorthy CBS....1
Wexford CBS produced a display of electric attacking intent to overcome Enniscorthy CBS 2-1, with the home side proving to be a very frustrating opposition. Wexford showed a marvellous combination of style and speed to beat Enniscorthy, whose game-plan was far more physical.
Full Report by Tony Wilde on School Website, U-15 Soccer page.

Wexford CBS Starting X1: Adam Dempsey, Cian Foley, Cathal Kirwan, Paddy O’ Reilly, Ben Butler, Dion Murphy, Dylan O’ Regan, Sam O’ Neill, Luke O’ Neill, TJ Cousins, Luke Dowdall.

Subs: Leon Nolan, Eoghan Reck, Ben Creane, Justin Butler, Jamie Thomas, Dylan Breen, Shane Hall, Liam Godkin, Ryan Busher.

Thursday 21 November 2013

TY's Visit Croke Park

Soccer U.15

Wexford CBS 2-0 Bridgetown VC
A great overall performance from the CBS who were well deserving of their 2-0 win, well done everyone! Full report on the school website U-15 soccer page by Dylan Breen.
CBS Starting Lineup: Adam Dempsey, Cian Foley, Ben Butler, Paddy O’Reilly, Cathal Kirwan, Dylan O’Regan, Sam O’Neill, Dion Murphy, Luke O’Neill, Luke Dowdall, TJ Cousins.

Subs: Leon Nolan, Justin Butler, Eoghan Reck, Jordan Hayes, Liam Godkin. Other squad members: Ben Creane and Dylan Breen.


Congratulations to David McDonald who won silver at the National Multi Event competition in Athlone last weekend. He scored over 3000 points in the Junior section and now will represent Ireland in Scotland in February. David ran a PB in the 200m of 23.77sec. He also ran a PB of 8.84 sec. in the hurdles. Well done David in all your athletic achievements in 2013.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

The Old Boker

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C.B.S. Hs Talent

Roll Up, Roll Up, Come and See The Show.

Dun Mhuire Hall
Thursday 8.00pm
Adults 8 Swoppos   Children 5 Nuggets

Be There or ..............

Tuesday 19 November 2013

First Year Mini-Companies

Our First Year entrepreneurs, Nathan Flynn, Shane Moore and Shane Doyle, took part in a display in Bank Of Ireland today. They were selling scented candles and hand knitted hats and scarfs from the movie, ' Despicable Me'. They managed to sell out their products, well done lads.

Senior Hurling - South Leinster 'C' Semi-Final

Wexford CBS......................3-21    New Ross VC...............0-6
This South Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘C’ semi-final in Pairc Charman was competitive for the first ten minutes. Then Wexford CBS took a foothold in the game and went on to dominate  their opponents and clinch a place in the South Leinster final.
The New Ross men backboned by Kilkenny minor Alan Murphy, his brother Shane and club colleague Philip Roche couldn’t handle the home side’s better balance.
CBS led at the break by 3-9 to 0-3 with goals coming from Mikey Coleman, his cousin Joe Coleman and the third from John Forde following a strong run from centre-back Ciaran Kirwan.
Indeed Kirwan very adequately handled Alan Murphy who was switched to centre-field after 20 minutes where Jamie McDonnell hurled very well on the Kilkenny man.
The Wexford students scored some lovely points in the first half with Joe Coleman, Eoin Roche and Joe McBride impressing.
On the restart, CBS kept their foot on the gas and reeled off points from Joe Coleman (2), Sean Stafford, Ian Moran and a neat brace from Rob Donnelly.
Alan Murphy was New Ross VC’s scoring threat and four of his six points came from placed balls. Brad Cohen made a smart save at the expense of a ’65 which was converted but there was no way back as CBS added the points and ran out winners by a comfortable margin.
A much sterner test awaits the Boker boys in the final in the shape of Wicklow Schools who are a combination of all the schools in Wicklow except Colaiste Bhride (Carnew).
New Ross VC: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s); Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers, 0-1, Capt.), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s 0-3 2f 1‘65); Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-1), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers 0-3), Joe McBride (Volunteers 0-1); John Forde (Shelmaliers 1-0), Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-8 2 f), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley 0-2).
Subs (all half-time): Richie Cleary (Clonard) for Hamilton, Dylan Hynes (Clonard 0-1) for Forde, Gearoid Finn (St. Anne’s) for Kirwan, Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown 0-1) for Stafford, Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers) for McBride.
New Ross VC: Dan Kelly (St. Mullin’s); Steven Elms (St. Mullin’s), PJ Hartley (Glenmore), Mark Boland (Tullogher-Rosbercon); Brian Creane (Rathgarogue-Cushinstown), Philip Roche (Glenmore), John Forristal (Rathgarogue-Cushinstown); Shane Murphy (Glenmore), Steven Cody (Glenmore); Ciaran O’Connor (Glenmore), Alan Murphy (Glenmore (0-6 4f), Shane O’Connor (Rathgarogue-Cushinstown); Thomas Dunne (Glenmore), Richie Kinsella (Rathgarogue-Cushinstown), Eoin Grace (Hugginstown).
Subs: James Fitzgerald (Tullogher-Rosbercon), Steven Gahan (Tullogher-Rosbercon), Stevie Murphy (Rathgarogue-Cushinstown).

Ref: Seanie O’Shea (Blackwater).

Senior Soccer

Wexford C.B.S....2  Bridgetown V.S....0
On Friday 15th of November the senior soccer side of Wexford CBS finished out their group campaign with a 100% record after a real battle down in Bridgetown. The result puts the Bokerboys straight into the Semi-Finals of the competition and they will be unlikely to be in action before the Christmas holidays.
Wexford CBS were missing a number of their regular starting players from this season. Bridgetown started the game in determined fashion and looked to put the Bokerboys under pressure from the start. They had the better of the games early exchanges but found the CBS defence in defiant form as they have been in every game this season, during this period Joe Coleman had to tip one long range effort wide of the post. Bridgetown were very physical in this early period and it took the CBS a bit of time to settle and find their rhythm, on their first real attack Cian Doyle broke well down the left wing beating two players before passing to Richie Kearney who unleashed a swerving effort from outside the box which beat the keeper but crashed off the crossbar and Bridgetown cleared the danger. The game was proving to be a really tough affair with neither side really getting on top; Bridgetown lost their influential captain midway through the first half. Best for the CBS at this point was Cian Doyle who was causing the home side all sorts of problems with his marauding runs down the left flank. As the game wore on the CBS got their passing game going and had a good ten minute spell. Cian Doyle again made a dangerous run down the left wing beating 3 players before finding Kearney with a neat pass Kearney laid the ball into the path of onrushing midfielder Ian Moran who hit a powerful goalbound effort which took a deflection before beating the keeper to give the CBS the lead. Before the end of the half Bridgetown did manage to fashion a very good chance some good work down the right wing, and their right winger sent in a dangerous cross and a defensive mix up saw two CBS defenders compete for the same ball which fell to the back post and an unmarked Bridgetown player fired narrowly over as the CBS were let off.
In the second half, Bridgetown came out determined to get nack into the game and very nearly did, as a well struck effort from just outside the box hit the wrong side of the post before going wide. Wexford CBS responded to this wake-up call and really started to get on top in terms of possession as they passed the ball with real purpose. Within 5 minutes they had doubled their lead, Ian Moran won a freekick on the edge of the box, up stepped Richie Kearney and his effort was saved but fumbled by Bridgetown’s keeper, Eoghan Whitty was quickly on hand to finish from close range 2-0 Wexford CBS. The CBS dominated most of the second half and created some good openings but could found their route to goal often blocked down by determined defending, and even after that Bridgetown’s keeper was in fine form. Richie Kearney thought he had finally opened his account after some fine work down the right wing from Lar Stoutt and Eoghan Whitty but his close range effort was spectacularly tipped over for a corner. Jamie MacDonnell and Sean Stafford were driving the team forward from the middle as the CBS looked to add a third. Substitute Jessie Farrell came close also but his effort was well blocked. Bridgetown did their best to get back in the game and threw everything forward but their efforts found no reward as the CBS repelled every attack. A very good win for the CBS after a really physical contest against a resilient Bridgetown side. The Bokerboys now advance to the semi-final stage of the competition with 3 wins from 3. So far this team has shown remarkable team strength and will again need to dig deep in order to continue to progress in the competition. Best for the CBS on the day were Jamie MacDonnell, Eoghan Whitty, Cian Doyle and man of the match Lar Stoutt.

Wexford CBS: Joe Coleman (Forth Celtic), Lar Stoutt (North End), Evan Dubar (North End), Emmet Fox (Crossabeg), John Forde(Curracloe Utd.), Ian Moran (Crossabeg), Eoghan Whitty (Wexford Bohs), Jamie MacDonnell (Wexford Celtic), Sean Stafford (Forth Celtic), Cian Doyle (Wexford Celtic), Richie Kearney (North End), Subs: Eoin MacDonald (Wexford Celtic) for Forde, Darragh Rossiter (Wexford Youths) for Moran,  Jessie Farrell (North End) for Doyle, Jack Robinson (Wexford Celtic) for Whitty, Emmet O’Connor (Corach Ramblers) for Fox

Saturday 16 November 2013

Senior Rugby

Wexford C.B.S....34  Wexford Wanderers U.19.....0
A very useful game to keep our squad active as we prepare for our upcoming cup campaign , which opens v Tullow C.S. in Tullow on Nov.29th  While without many of the squad due to other committments, this night game under lights served as a good physical encounter. While the scoreboard shows a convincing win, it was a hard fought game, with the tries coming from Collie Joyce-Ahearne 2, Ruairi Devereux 2 Josh Healy and David Kavanagh. There were also fine performances from Tomas Barry, Ruairi Devereux, Conor Fenlon and Richie Cleary.

Juvenile Football

Wexford CBS.....9-12     Scoil Chonglais (Baltinglass)...4-06
Wexford CBS’s juvenile footballers made the long journey up to Baltinglass recently and recorded a comprehensive victory over Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass in the South Leinster ‘C’ Championship. Baltinglass started the strongest and scored three goals within the first five minutes. However, this Baltinglass dominance was short-lived and Jordan Hayes opened the CBS scoring with two fine points before striding through the Baltinglass defence to score a great goal.
The visitors were now in the ascendancy and Luke Dowdall raised the green flag again with a great fisted goal from Jack O’Leary’s long pass. Kallum Broaders added a third goal with a delightful chip over the Baltinglass goalkeeper and it was now one way traffic for the Boker Boys. Baltinglass could not contain Jordan Hayes as the St. Martin’s man kicked three superb points before Kallum Broaders scored his second goal.
A great passing move up the left wing led to a another great goal from centre-forward Luke Dowdall before Jordan Hayes cut through the Wicklow defence for a second time to add a second goal to his tally. Wexford CBS’s seventh goal of the first half was a brilliant soccer style finish into the bottom left corner of the Baltinglass goal from Cian Foley. As the whistle was blown for the break Wexford CBS were leading by 7-6 to 3-2.
Despite Wexford CBS’s overwhelming half-time lead the home side showed great spirit at the start of the second half and scored a goal and three points without reply. The Wicklow student had the majority of possession and could have had more scores on the scoreboard were it not for resolute defending by Jamie Thomas, Ben McMahon and Gary Hall-Roche.
This mini revival of Baltinglass was short-lived though as once again the Boker Boys began to dominate. Against a strong breeze the Wexford town lads notched a further three points through Jordan Hayes, Phil Rawson and Cathal Kirwan. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Jordan Hayes was once again the danger man as he was pulled down on the edge of the square and he coolly converted the resulting penalty.

Five minutes later Hayes scored his fourth goal with a great strike just before Luke Dowdall pointed from his right foot. Baltinglass did have one last goal chance just before the final whistle but their effort was heroically blocked down by Wexford captain Jack O’Leary.

Best for the CBS were Cathal Kirwan, Jamie Thomas, Jack O’Leary, Luke Dowdall, Cian Foley and Kallum Broaders and man of the match Jordan Hayes with a personal tally of 4-6.
Wexford CBS: Dylan Wright (unattached); Gary Hall Roche (St. Josephs), Cathal Kirwan (Sarsfields, 0-1), Jason Moore (Volunteers); Jamie Thomas (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Ben McMahon (Volunteers), Eoghan Reck (Volunteers); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers), Adam Dempsey (Sarsfields); Leon Nolan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Luke Dowdall (Volunteers 2-2), Phil Rawson (St. Anne’s, 0-1); Ben Creane (Volunteers), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s 4-6), Cian Foley (Sarsfields, 1-1).

Subs: Kallum Broaders (unattached, 2-1) for Wright, Matthew Currid (Volunteers) for Moore, Justin Butler (Volunteers) for Foley, Darragh Whelan (Clonard), for Reck, Cian Rossiter (Volunteers) for Hall Roche, Leigh Moran (Clonard) for Rawson, T.J Cousins (Volunteers) for Leon Nolan, Ryan Busher (Volunteers) for Luke Dowdall,  Patsy Whelan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown) for Broaders. 

Thursday 14 November 2013

Science Week

First and Second students travelled to W.I.T. tp participate in a series of science experiments, run in conjunction with National Science Week.

New Senior Football Sponsor

Victor Quirke of M.J.Flood presents a new set of jerseys to our Senior Football team, represented by Co. Minors, Eoin Roche and Jamie McDonnell.

Wednesday 13 November 2013

6th Year Retreat

6th Years on the beach at Ballyvaloo, after spending some time reflecting on themselves, others and life.

Soccer U.17

Wexfoed C.B.S....1  Gorey C.S......3
On Thursday 7th of November Wexford CBS came out second best after a tough encounter with reigning all-Ireland champions Gorey C.S on the school grounds. The game displayed some wonderful football from both sides in poor conditions as a strong wind had a major effect on the game, but the Bokerboys will feel that they may well have deserved more from the game.
The game began brightly and the CBS looked to take the game to the away side with Jessie Farrell and Dylan Dixon linking well up front but unable to force any real chances as Gorey were defending well. Gorey did manage to break forward against the strong wind and strike an effort off the crossbar. The game was proving to be a real battle in midfield with both sides doing what they could to get on top in the game. On 20 minutes Wexford CBS were awarded a penalty as a Gorey defender blocked a corner kick with his arm, Jessie Farrell stepped up but his penalty was well saved from Gorey’s Irish u-16 international goalkeeper. Gorey finally made the breakthrough in this tense game 5 minutes later as a well delivered free kick was met at the back post for a neat finish to put Gorey ahead. The CBS managed to level the scores within ten minutes after the move of the first half Jessie Farrell controlled a sweeping ball and found Dylan Dixon with a pass, Dixon flicked on for onrushing midfielder and Eoin MacDonald who finished well low into the far corner from the edge of the box to leave the sides level at half time.
In the second half Gorey with the wind at their backs really took the game to the home side and for the first 15 minutes were easily the better team, however they were finding chances hard to come by as the Bokerboys defended well. Jessie Farrell almost gave CBS a lead against the run of play as his long range effort clipped the top of the crossbar before going over. Ten minutes into the second half they did manage to put themselves ahead after the CBS failed to clear a cross and their number 8 managed to poke home a close range finish. CBS responded well and took the game to their opponents but the Gorey defence was in no mood to relinquish their lead. Gorey doubled their advantage midway through the second half, the CBS were complaining as they felt they deserved a free during the build-up which wasn’t given, allowing Goreys central midfielder a clear run on goal his effort was well saved by Shane McGrath, and some sloppy defending left nobody picking up Goreys left winger who scored from close range. The Bokerboys did respond well and for the last ten minutes put real pressure on the Gorey defence, Gorey were resolute and their keeper managed to pull off two exceptional saves before the final whistle. Substitutes Dylan Ennis and Gary Cullen did have an impact as the CBS got back into the game.
A very good game of football was played and on the balance of play the better side won the game, but the CBS will rue that missed penalty, at this level you cannot afford not to take chances. CBS now await the result between Gorey and Bridgetown to see if they qualify for the next stage of the competition where they should face Arklow CBS away. Best for the CBS were keeper Shane McGrath Alex Bergin and Emmett Sinnott who defended well throughout, John Hamilton in midfield and Jessie Farrell up front.

Wexford CBS: Shane McGrath (Wexford Bohs), Mikey Lawlor (North End), Alex Bergin (Wexford Bohs), Emmett Sinnott (North End), , Aaron Goodison (Wexford Bohs), John Hamilton (Forth Celtic), Eoin MacDonald (Wexford Celtic), Darragh Rossiter (Wexford Youths), Emmet Ryan (Wexford Celtic) Jessie Farrell (North End), Dylan Dixon (Curracloe), Subs: Dylan Ennis (North End) for Ryan, Gary Cullen (North End) for MacDonald, Tony Crosbie (North End) for Goodison, Lee Busher (Wexford Albion) for Lawlor , also Rob Donnelly (St.Josephs)

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Soccer U.15

Wexford CBS....3 Gorey CS. ....3
On a blustery Thursday morning, the CBS showed tremendous determination against a finely tuned Gorey side to twice come from behind quickly and earn a hard-fought but deserved 3-3 draw.
CBS Starting X1: Adam Dempsey, Liam Godkin,  Cathal Kirwan, Paddy O’Reilly, Ben Butler, Dylan O’Regan,  Eoghan Reck, Sam O’Neill, Justin Butler, TJ Cousins, Luke Dowdall.

Substitutes: Leon Nolan, Ryan Busher, Ben Creane, Cian Foley, Shane Hall, Dylan Breen, Kallum Broaders, James Crean, Jordan Hayes, Jamie Thomas, Dion Murphy, Luke O’Neill

Monday 11 November 2013

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Patryk Dluzynski, Hwan Lee, Adam Baziz.
Good Deeds.
Ruairi Devereux, Lar Stout
Merit Points
First Year: Ash 190, Birch 170, Cedar 175, Oak 160
Second Year: Boland 175, Heaney 155, Meehan 160, Yeats 145
Third Year: UCC 130, UCD 110, UCG 20, TCD 105

Sunday 10 November 2013

South Leinster Juvenile Football 'C' Championship

Wexford CBS.......6-04    St. Kevin’s College (Dunlavin).....0- 10

Wexford CBS juvenile footballers opened their South Leinster Championship campaign with a fine twelve point win over St Kevin’s College Dunlavin on Wednesday in Pairc Charman. Dunlavin opened the scoring after five minutes but the Boker Boys were quick to respond with a well taken goal from Ben Creane. Luke Dowdall and captain Jack O’Leary added two more points to open a four point lead over the Wicklow visitors. 
Torrential rain and a strong wind made for difficult conditions for the rest of the first half but the CBS men rose above the elements. Phil Rawson raised the green flag again for the Wexford students with a clinical finish.
Jordan Hayes broke through the Dunlavin rear-guard on two separate occasions to score two great goals. Just before the half time whistle, Phil Rawson notched another goal and Wexford CBS had built up an unassailable lead of 5-02 to 0-03.
Despite the one-sided first half Dunlavin started the stronger in the second half, scoring four points before Leon Nolan got the home side’s first score of the half with a great point from the outside of his left boot. However, the men from the Garden County now had a greater share of procession but courageous defending from Cathal Kirwan, Ben McMahon and Jamie Thomas meant no goal opportunities came their way.
After a period of sustained Dunlavin pressure which yielded a further three points, Phil Rawson continued his scoring exploits with a fine point. This point proved to inspire Wexford CBS and a great passing move down the right side of the field cumulated in a fisted goal by Leon Nolan. In the dying moments, goalkeeper Adam Howlin denied Dunlavin a goal with a top-drawer save as the CBS recorded a welcome victory.
Best for Wexford CBS were Jamie Thomas, Ben McMahon, Jack O’Leary, Adam Dempsey, Jordan Hayes and man of the match Phil Rawson.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Cian Rossiter (Volunteers), Cathal Kirwan (Sarsfields), Matthew Currid (Volunteers); Jamie Thomas (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Ben McMahon (Volunteers), Eoghan Reck (Volunteers); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers 0-1), Leon Nolan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown 1-1); Adam Dempsey (Sarsfields), Luke Dowdall (Volunteers 0-1), T.J. Cousins (Glynn/Barntown); Phil Rawson (St. Anne’s 2-1), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s 2-0), Ben Creane (Volunteers, 1-0).
Gary Hall-Roche (St. Joseph’s) for Rossiter, Jason Moore (Volunteers) for Currid, Ryan Busher (Sarsfields) for Cousins, Kallum Broaders (unattached) for Dowdall.

Thursday 7 November 2013

Rugby - SCT v East Glendalough

Wexford C.B.S....31    East Glendalough ...22
Wexford travelled to Wicklow for this friendly encounter. It was a useful workout and helped to further the development of this side. Mikey Roche and Josh Healy scored early tries, both converted by Eoin Roche to open up an early lead. A soft try was conceded between the posts. Liam Barry finished of a quality move to extend the lead, this was also converted by Eoin Roche. EGL managed a firther try before the break to leave it 21-12 at the interval.
Gavin Byrne and Ian Moran scored tries in the second half, while we also conceded two tries. Overall in was a satisfactory display, although we did lack an acceptable level of concentration at various periods during the game for which we were punished.
We have been drawn away to Tullow CS in the McMullen Cup, a stiff challenge lies ahead.

Rugby - JCT Cup Q-Final

Wexford  C.B.S....15  Scoil Conglais ...22
Wexford got of to a great start in this game and were 7-0 up after 5 mins. Aaron Carley crashed over and Kevin Corrigan added the conversion. Following sustained Wexford pressure, the ball was stolen and the Scoil Conglais winger raced the lenght of the field to score in the corner. 7-5. This led to a purple patch for them and they added two further tries before half time. 7-15 at the break.
Five minutes into the second half Wexford were awarded a penalty , which Kevin Corrigan converted to narrow the lead. 10-15. Shortly afterwards we had conceded again and were trailing 22-10 when Adam Baziz, finally crossed the line for Wexford.
For a squad of players relatively new to the game this was a good performance.

South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ Quarter-final

Wexford CBS........................4-13     Colaiste Bhride Carnew..............3-8

After a particularly tough 60 minutes of hurling against Colaiste Bhride of Carnew the seniors of Wexford CBS progressed to the semi-final of the South Leinster Senior ‘C’ championship in Pairc Charman last Tuesday. The home side led by 2-7 to 2-1 at the break after enjoying the benefit of the wind and it was a much improved second half performance which ensured the victory.
Sean Stafford opened the scoring for the CBS but they were rocked when Carnew full-forward John Fleming of Craanford rifled a 21 yard free to the net. A second point from Stafford and another from Joe Coleman levelled matters after ten minutes.
Jamie McDonnell was bundled over for Joe Coleman to convert the free before Coleman split the posts from a tight angle to push CBS 0-5 to 1-3 in front. The home side’s first goal came courtesy of Mikey Coleman’s on 18 minutes. Sean Stafford’s shot was saved by the keeper but Coleman followed up and pulled the ball to the net.
Rob Donnelly passed to Joe McBride and he lashed to the net with a neat finish to leave the score at 2-7 to 1-1 after 25 minutes but Fleming repeated his earlier feat of netting from a free before half-time to leave the situation tense for CBS at the break with just a six point lead.
Carnew had the better start to the second half and four converted frees from John Fleming put them right back in contention. However, two Joe Coleman points, one from a free, settled CBS and Rob Donnelly scored his first goal after 49 minutes as the Wexford lads began to pull away.
Nicky Lawlor did all the hard work for Sean Stafford to grab a point and Donnelly’s fourth goal seemed to knock the stuffing out of Carnew. However, they refused to let go and scored their third goal on 53 minutes but CBS had the last say when Eoin Roche, Sean Stafford (long range free) and Joe Coleman put the ball over the bar.
Next up for CBS is a home semi-final versus New Ross V.C.

Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); John Hamilton (St. Martin’s), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers); Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers, Capt.), Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers); Joe McBride (Volunteers 1-0), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s 0-5, 1 free), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers 0-1); Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-0), Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-7, 4 frees), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley 2-0).
Subs: Dylan Hynes (Clonard) for M. Coleman, Gearoid Finn (St. Anne’s) for Lynch, John Forde (Shelmaliers), Richie Cleary (Clonard), Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers), Luke Byrne (Faythe Harriers).
Ref: Derek Murphy.

Sunday 3 November 2013

Senior Soccer

Gorey C.S....1  Wexford C.B.S.....3
On Tuesday the 16th of October the senior soccer side of Wexford CBS came away from Gorey with a precious 3 points after an intense game. Gorey away is always going to be a tough game, and the Bokerboys will have learned a lot about themselves from this encounter.
Gorey began the game brightly and put the CBS defence under pressure from the off. The CBS coped with this with Evan Dunbar and Emmett Fox emerging as real leaders at the back. CBS began to find their feet in the game and pushed forward down the wings, left back Eoin Doyle took on two Gorey defenders before being taken down in the box but the referee judged that it was not to be a penalty. Almost straight away Gorey responded with a quick counter attack and played an excellent through ball into an onrushing centre forward who faced keeper Joe Coleman in a one on one situation with the CBS keeper bravely coming out to block the Gorey effort and keep the game scoreless. The game was proving to be a very tense affair with neither side getting a real hold of proceedings with the ball remaining around the midfield area in a real battle for possession and the upper hand. The Gorey side did manage to create a good opening after about 20 minutes but again Joe Coleman produced a great save to deny another one on one opportunity and keep the teams’ level. CBS now began to press their opponents and forced a couple of corners but were unable to test the Gorey keeper, Richie Kearney was working well as the lone striker and held up the ball well but a very solid Gorey backline were protecting their keeper well. Some fantastic football was on display as there was no real difference between the sides and it looked as if it would take a moment of magic to separate them.
That moment of magic soon arrived and the Bokerboys took the lead. Eoghan Whitty was at the heart of everything good from the CBS going forward and he played a delightful cross field pass to Richie Kearney just inside the Gorey half, Kearney caught a glimpse of the Gorey keeper standing at the edge of his box and from wide left on the field he controlled the ball well and attempted an audacious effort with his weaker left foot which hit the far top corner of the net for a truly spectacular goal. CBS looked to double their lead before the interval with Sean Stafford driving through the middle of the field before firing a well-placed effort towards the top corner of the net but saw his effort saved by a remarkable save from Gorey’s Irish international keeper. Gorey responded very well and were unlucky not to level the scores before half time as a combination of luck and resolute defending kept them at bay. Having done all the hard work their number ten managed to beat the keeper but not the crossbar at first and Emmett Fox blocked another goalbound effort on the line before the halftime whistle arrived.
Wexford began the second half in much better fashion as they looked to add another goal. Substitute Mark Doyle began very brightly and on two occasions made space for a shot but was unfortunate not to hit the target. Some excellent football was on display and both the defences were on top with very few chances being created at either end. Gorey broke well down the right wing and hit a neat cross but their attacker unfortunately couldn’t get enough on the ball and it skimmed off his head and away from danger. CBS broke from this with Lar Stoutt finding substitute Darragh Rossiter and the Bokerboys countered well but again couldn’t get a clear shot off. The CBS did add a second with about 15 minutes remaining, Gorey were at this stage pushing up in desperate search of an equaliser and leaving gaps at the back, Eoghan Whitty exploited that gap with a precise ball over the top for Sean Stafford who latched onto the pass and found himself in a one on one position from which he made no mistake in adding a second 2-0!! The Bokerboys were delighted at having deservedly added to their lead. Gorey responded almost immediately, they received a free wide on the left and swung in a dangerous ball which was met at the back post with a well-placed headed effort to make it 2-1 with ten minutes remaining. Wexford CBS upped their performance at this stage and did not allow Gorey back near their goal, after some good work down the right wing Darragh Rossiter was fouled. Up stepped Richie Kearney and from another tough angle fired in a looping effort which beat the keeper and found the top corner,almost as good as his first, 3-1 the score and the boys couldn’t hide their excitement as only extra time remained.  They almost celebrated too much as Gorey took a quick tip and only for a rash tackle from Eoin Doyle would have been in for a second goal. The CBS defended resolutely until the final whistle to take all 3 points from a very tough game. The CBS have started this season very well and yet again the attitude and workrate of the team was exemplary. Next up is a tough fixture away to Bridgetown but if the boys continue with this effort they will have no reason to be fearful. It would be very difficult to choose a player of the match from this game as it was such an excellent team performance with everyone playing their part, Joe Coleman did well to keep us in the game, the centre half pairing of Emmett Fox and Evan Dunbar were immense throughout, Eoghan Whitty created a lot for the side throughout the game, and Richie Kearney of course had a part to play with those special goals.

Wexford CBS: Joe Coleman (Forth Celtic), Lar Stoutt (North End), Evan Dubar (North End), Emmet Fox (Crossabeg), Eoin Doyle (Wexford Youths), Adam Roche (Wexford Celtic), Eoghan Whitty (Wexford Bohs), Jamie MacDonnell (Wexford Celtic), Sean Stafford (Forth Celtic), Cian Doyle (Wexford Celtic), Richie Kearney (North End), Subs: Mark Doyle (Wexford Celtic) for C.Doyle, Darragh Rossiter (Wexford Youths) for Roche, Eoin MacDonald (Wexford Celtic) for Whitty, Jessie Farrell (North End) for Stafford also Shane McGrath(Wexford Bohs), Dylan Dixon (Curracloe), John Hamilton (Forth Celtic)