Saturday 25 January 2014

Rugby - Vinny Murray Semi-Final

Wexfrod CBS.....12  St.Gerard's....24
The Bokerboys, sponsored by Renewable Academy, great giant killing run finally came to
an end in Wicklow on Thursday last against St. Gerard's, Bray. They did not go without a fight and certainly caused great concern to Gerard's and their coaching staff. Wexford took the lead early in the first game when Sean Stafford clinically kicked a ball behing the Gerard's defense, Josh Healy was on to it in a flash and scored the opening score of the game.
Gerard's replied when they broke tackles and managed to get the ball out wide, for their winger to score in the corner. 5-5
Wexford were enjoying the major share of territory as Stafford and Eoin Roche constantly pinned them back deep in their half. Follow a trade mark lineout take from Collie Joyce-Ahearne, the infamous maul was formed and set on its meery way towards the line. Joe Coleman, the anchorman at the back reliably controlled the ball and got the touch down. Stafford converted, 12-5 and Wexford were living the dream of potentially reaching the Senior Cup. It remained that way until half time.
Second half saw CBS now face the windy elements. It was crushibg stuff from both sides as the tacklers were coming out on top. Finally Gerard's made the breakthrough and a try in the corner added to their tally, but the missed conversion kept Wexford in the lead.12-10. Much of the game was being contested in the mid field area, but Gerard's eventually kicked deep and got a lineout close to the Wexford line, following a collapsed maul, the ref. strangely awarded a penalty try against the Bokerboys, a very harsh decision indeed and gifted the lead to Gerard's. 17-12.
Wexford now had to chase the game and unfortunately didn't manage to get another score, Gerard's broke away on the final play and scored in the corner, which was converted, giving them a further seven points and a 24-12 victory, which certainly flattered them.
CBS can hold there heads high and proud and still have a league final and cup semi-final to look forward to.

Thursday 23 January 2014

Soccer U.15 - Wexford/Wicklow League Semi-Final

Wexford CBS...2  Carnew.....0
CBS' under-15 soccer team were victorious in the semi-final against Carnew as a dominant display saw them defeat Carnew by two goals to nil, a scoreline which in truth was flattering to the opposition. Full report by Tony Wilde on school website u-15 Soccer page.
Adam Dempsey, Cian Foley, Cathal Kirwan, Paddy O'Reilly, Ben Butler, Dylan O'Regan, Sam O'Neill, Dion Murphy, Luke O'Neill, TJ Cousins, Justin Butler.
Ben Creane, Leon Nolan, Jamie Thomas, Ryan Busher, Shane Hall
Luke Dowdall, Liam Godkin, James Crean, Dylan Breen, Eoghan Reck

Monday 20 January 2014

Positive Affirmations

Cycle Against Suicide Congress
Nick Maloney, Stephen Rochford, Jack Crean, Nicky Lawlor, Ciaran Kirwan,  Aaron Scahill, Kevin Birney, David Dempsey, Evan Dempsey, Jack Barrett, Robert Donnelly, Kenneth Corcoran, Nathan Mullally, Lar Stoutt, David Tormey, Eric McGuire, Bobby O’Brien, Ross Long, Eoin Hickey.
Good Deeds
  Adian Breen, Aaron McGuire, Christian Bunici, Daniel Lynch, Conor Ruttledge, Kevin   Harte, Jack  O’Rourke, Philip Cullen, Collie Joyce-Ahearne

Thursday 16 January 2014

Rugby SCT Reach Semi-Final

Wexford CBS....9 St.Columba's....7

Another fine win for this remarkable squad of players. Yesterday was about toughness and discipline. The ability to dig deep and find a way to win, when things were not going to plan. In difficult wet conditions it was always going to be something of a lottery.
The early exchanges were even but on 15 mins. Wexford were pinned back close to their line and following a scrum they crashed over for a converted try. Wexford enjoyed a few visits to the opposing 22 but handling errors were costly. A missed kick at goal on 20 mins. served to galvanise the team and their shear determination to get a score before half time was realised when Sean Stafford kicked a penalty just before the break.
Wexford upped the ante after the break but again a combination of good defence and handling errors prevented Wexford from scoring. On 10 mins. after a powerful maul, a penalty was awarded and Sean Stafford reduced the margin to one point. On 20 mins. following some driving play by the pack another penalty was awarded and again Sean Stafford remained cool and slotted the ball between the posts.
Now in front 9-7 , it was time to not concede. We defended bravely and with toughness. However a penalty was conceded in the lineout and the final play of the game gave St. Columba's the opportunity to win the match. Fortunately for us, the kick was pulled wide. It was an ugly win, but nonetheless, in the cup a win is what counts.
We now meet St. Gerard's in the semi-final next Thursday.

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Cycle Against Suicide Congress

Some of our pupils and Ms. Ivers joined 4000 students from all over Ireland today in the RDS to launch this years campaign. They enjoyed music from The Dublin Gosperl Choir and The Heathers. Student projects highlighting the message ''It's OKAY , not to be OKAY. It's OKAY to ask for help''
The athmosphere was electric and our cyclists and their supporters alike are geared up for their participation in the Carlow-Waterford leg of Cycle Against Suicide in April. Bring it on. God luck with the training.

Thursday 9 January 2014

Rugby SCT - Vinny Murray Rd.1

Wexford C.B.S......21  Pres. Bray....13
The Bokerboys, sponsored by Renewables Academy, went to Carlow IT today to play Pres. Bray in the first round of the Vinny Murray Cup today and returned victorious. It was a day when 'The Coleman Delivered'.
Perceived to be the underdogs, Wexford had to survive an early onslaught, as Pres came at them from the start, hard running gaining meters and flashing the ball wide at every opportunity. Wexford were called for offside, but the resulting kick was missed.
Wexford playing into the wind and facing the low sun, then had their chances, Ian Moran was unlucky to be called back for an adjudged knock on, but from a line out Wexford set the maul and Joe Coleman delivered his first of the day. Sean Stafford converted. 7-0 Wexford. Pres . responded when they breached the Wexford line out wide, conversion missed. 7-5 Wexford.
Wexford were again penalised for offside and this time the scoreboard moved up three points. Trailing now Wexford but together there best phases and just before half time were unlucky not to cross for another try. 8-7 down and now with the elements in their favour Wexford were optimistic.
Within a minute, The Bokerboys had another seven points in the bag. Captain Collie turned down a kick at the posts in favour of a lineout in the corner. Brave call, but The Coleman delivered again, when the maul splintered near the line, Big Joe continued on his way forward and got the touchdown, again Sean Stafford converted. 14-8 Wexford.
Six minutes later the Wexford defence had been breached again.A thrilling game was in progress, 14-13 Wexford.Sean Stafford and Eoin Roche were pinning back the opposition with cleverly executed kicks and once again from good lineout position, the maul set on it's merry way. Joe Coleman collected his hat-trick and the forwards were rewarded for there efforts. Sean Stafford continued his excellent kicking form and added the extra two points. 21-13.
While the scoreline didn't change again there were great exchanges from both sides. Tackling was immense, line breaks were rare. With time running out, Wexford had a two score lead which was reassuring and when Eoin Roche kicked the ball off the field to end play, a big upset had been recorded.
The team were superb, committed and clinical. An incredible bond exists within this squad, we look forward to the next round v St. Columbas next week.