Monday 29 December 2014

Senior Football Training

Senior Football training on school pitch tomorrow at 11am. All squad expected to attend.

Thursday 11 December 2014

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Daniel Tsapchuk
Extra Curricular
Andrew Berry, Jack Robinson, Jack Barrett, Thomas McGuinness, Sean Hopkins, Daniel Tsapchuk, Aaron O'Connor, Trevor Ennis.
Good Deeds
Dylan Wright, Paddy Dobbs, Lee Busher, Paddy O'Reilly, Dylan Bolger, Jason Nolan, Paul Eaves, William Cole, Adrian Morris.

Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 12th December is Christmas Jumper Day. 
Funds collected are for the Zambia Immersion Project.

U.17 Soccer

Wexford CBS 2 – 2 Enniscorthy CBS
Supersub Creane to the rescue as Bokerboys prove point.

Wexford CBS hosted Enniscorthy CBS at home in the league and had a point to prove after their dismal defeat earlier in the season. They certainly managed to do that on this day as they dominated the game for the majority, but still had to rely on two late goals from Matthew Creane to snatch a draw. Wexford began this game in Wexford Bohs pitch in impressive fashion really taking the fight to their unsuspecting opponents. Right from the off the front pairing of Cullen and Rockett combined to cause serious problems for the Enniscorthy backline. Sam O’Neill on the right wing forced the Enniscorthy keeper into a good save early on. Liam Rockett flicked on a header into the path of Gary Cullen soon after and the home captain probably had too much time to think as in his one on one position he fired a shot straight at the grateful Enniscorthy keeper. Liam Rockett was also guilty of wasting a one on one effort as the Bokerboys enjoyed a dominant spell with nothing to show for it. Enniscorthy do have some quality players and began to gradually get into the game with 5 minutes remaining in the half, some weak defensive play from Wexford was punished with moments to go in the first half on their left hand side, giving the ball to the Enniscorthy full back who played a neat pass to their right winger who whipped in a delightful cross which was met with a close range header to give Enniscorthy the lead at half time. A harsh lesson yet again for the Bokerboys.
The second half began with the Bokerboys really taking the game to their opponents some fine link up play between Liam Rockett again put in Cullen this time however he hit a wonderful strike for the bottom corner which forced a fantastic save from the away keeper to keep the home side scoreless. Enniscorthy were awarded a somewhat fortunate penalty 10 minutes into the second half as Ryan Byrne slid to dispossess an Enniscorthy attacker, the striker made the most of it and his squeals certainly convinced the ref. Enniscorthy made no mistake from the spot 2-0. Wexford rang the changes and really had to push up everything in search of a way back into this game and top spot in the group. Matthew Creane felt aggrieved not to be awarded a penalty with 15 minutes remaining as he latched onto a fine pass from fellow sub Luke O’Neill knocking it round the keeper before being taken down, but somehow the penalty was not awarded. Wexford were all over the away side and time and time again the Enniscorthy keeper pulled off save after save looking to be unbeatable. With just 2 minutes remaining Matthew Creane got on the end of a Luke O’Neill cross and finished coolly 2-1. With full time just about to arrive Liam Rockett did brilliantly to dispossess the right back before firing in a hopeful cross which Creane again got control of before calmly sidestepping one defender and finishing to level the scorelines and snatch a crucial point for the Bokerboys.  A draw was the least they deserved but the boys will certainly take it at this stage, having been two goals down with minutes remaining, this was a game where the substitutes really showed their value as the renewed vigour and energy they gave the team left Enniscorthy breathless, had this game gone on any longer it certainly would’ve resulted in a home victory. Best on the day for the CBS were Ryan Byrne, Liam Rockett, Luke O’Neill and of course man of the moment Matthew Creane.

Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Albion), Aaron McGuire (North End), Jason Nolan (North End), Ryan Byrne (Wexford Bohs), Ben Butler (Wexford Albion), Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Lee Busher(Wexford Youths),  Cormac Byrne(North End),  Dylan Ennis (North End), Gary Cullen (North End), Liam Rockett (Curracloe Utd), Subs: Matthew Creane (Wexford Bohs) for Ennis, Craig Kelly (Wexford Bohs) for Butler, Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion) for S.O’Neill, Adam Carroll (Wexford Albion) for McGuire, Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion) for C.Byrne

U.17 Soccer

Enniscorthy V.C 0 – 4 Wexford CBS 
Under-17s record first victory of campaign

Wexford CBS began their league campaign away to an impressive Enniscorthy V.C side with a real point to prove. The Bokerboys felt very unhappy with their first competitive performance this season and looked to put in a display worthy of their standard. That they did against an Enniscorthy side with 7 of their senior starting team, who our own senior side struggled to beat 3-2. Enniscorthy looked to get a hold of the game and were the much more physical side from the off putting the newly arranged Bokerboys backline under pressure. Jason Nolan and Lee Busher at centre half however restricted their opponents to long range efforts which keeper Adam Dempsey dealt with comfortably. The CBS when they did get the ball forward looked very dangerous with the lively pairing of Rockett and Cullen linking up well to create space and openings. Wexford took the lead midway through the first half with Sam O’Neill running onto the end of a fine through ball from Cullen and neatly finishing into the bottom corner of the net to put the Bokerboys one ahead.
Wexford CBS grew in confidence from the moment on and Cormac Byrne in particular was running the show from the centre of midfield. Ryan Byrne moved to centre half and with debutant for the school Jason Nolan looked very assured as they kept the home side at bay, allowing no openings. Enniscorthy had some more efforts from distance which tested keeper Adam Dempsey but he was up to the challenge on every occasion. The Bokerboys doubled their lead inside 5 minutes of the second half Lee Busher hit a shot from distance which the V.C keeper parried into his own net, a soft goal to give away and one which seemed to destroy the home sides confidence. From that moment on there would only be one winner as the CBS controlled the momentum and game in general in a very confident manner. Cormac Byrne finished a flowing team move with ten minutes remaining to put the Bokerboys 3-0 up and with goal difference possibly a factor later on Gary Cullen added a fourth at the end to round off the scoring. 4-0 to the Wexford CBS, a nice victory even though it was a somewhat flattering scoreline, the Bokerboys had to contend with a good side on the day. Best on the day for CBS were Cormac Byrne, Ryan Byrne and Lee Busher.

Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Albion), Aaron McGuire (North End), Jason Nolan (North End), Lee Busher(Wexford Youths),  Ben Butler (Wexford Albion), Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Ryan Byrne (Wexford Bohs), Cormac Byrne(North End),  Dylan Ennis (North End), Gary Cullen (North End), Liam Rockett (Curracloe Utd), Subs: Jamie Thomas (Wexford Albion) for O’Neill, Adam Carroll (Wexford Albion) for Ennis, Craig Kelly (Wexford Bohs) for Butler, Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion) for McGuire, Cathal Kirwan (Wexford Albion) for Nolan

U.17 Soccer

Wexford CBS 1 – 4 Enniscorthy CBS
Bokerboys season begins with disappointment
Wexford CBS began their Under 17 season in a disappointing fashion, defeated at home in the Leinster Cup. The cold, wet, sloppy conditions did not aid this team’s slick passing game and they found themselves defeated in almost every battle on the field of play as a much more physical and direct Enniscorthy CBS side punished them and bringing their All-Ireland dream to an end. In a tough and physical first half Enniscorthy gradually got on top in a very physical contest in midfield, however Gary Cullen and Ryan Byrne were excellent in the centre of defence and coped well with the Enniscorthy attack. The home side were finding it difficult to find a rhythm and get into the game as they were being overpowered especially in the middle of the field. However they did manage to hold the away side at bay right until the end of the first half when a defensive slip allowed the Enniscorthy centre forward Conal Flood an opening and he lashed in a fine effort from 25 yards into the bottom corner of the net to give Enniscorthy a half-time lead. The second half saw Wexford manage to get into the game more but unfortunately they were punished as they pushed too many men forward and Enniscorthy added a 2nd. The same problem again occurred as the away side took a 3 goal lead. Impressive substitute Liam Rockett combined well with Gary Cullen to get the home side back into the game 3-1, but time was against the home side Adam Carroll came close to further reducing the margin only for a fine save from the opposing keeper. With Wexford pushing everything forward Enniscorthy again managed to punish them on the counter adding a 4th goal to complete the scoreline. It was a flattering scoreline for the Enniscorthy side but there was no doubt that they were the better side on the day. The Bokerboys were no doubt disappointed as they never showed what they could do in difficult conditions and a harsh lesson was learned. Best on this day for CBS were Ryan Byrne, Gary Cullen and Liam Rockett.

Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Albion), Lee Busher(Wexford Youths), Gary Cullen (North End), Ryan Byrne (Wexford Bohs), Ben Butler (Wexford Albion), Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Aaron McGuire (North End), Dylan O’Reagan (Wexford Albion), Matthew Creane (Wexford Bohs), Dylan Ennis (North End), Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Subs: Liam Rockett (Curracloe Utd) for Creane, Cormac Byrne(North End) for O’Reagan,  Cathal Kirwan (Wexford Albion) for Butler, Adam Carroll (Wexford Albion) for McGuire, Craig Kelly (Wexford Bohs) for Ennis

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Zurich link with Transition Year Work Experience

Four of our Transition Year students have been offered their work experience placement in Zurich.
Sandra Healy, Robert Eden, Elaine Hayes and Jerry Fitzpatrick from Zurich's management team attended today to launch the initiative.  Congratulations to Mark Enright, Richie Kielthy, Graeme Smyth and Alex Eydt.

Stay Strong Week

Friday 5 December 2014

Cycle Against Suicide

Five of our cyclists are producing a video for the Annual CAS Conference, here is a clip.

Full video available on You Tube

Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ championship

Wexford C.B.S.....................3-9
FCJ Bunclody......................2-9

Wexford C.B.S. held out for a deserved three points win over a determined FCJ Bunclody in the fourth round of the Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ championship in perfect conditions in Piercestown last Monday.
The Wexford town school built up a seven point lead midway through the opening half but it was whittled down to just one (2-3 to 1-5) at half-time. The C.B.S. lads stretched ahead again in the second half when Stephen Kearney lashed in his side’s third goal but the Bunclody students refused to give in and fought all the way to the final whistle.
Some outstanding saves from C.B.S. net minder Shane McGrath frustrated FCJ Bunclody on at least four occasions and these saves together with a stellar performance from McGrath’s Faythe Harriers club mate Stephen Kearney resulted in a victory for Wexford C.B.S.
Conor Coleman’s converted free opened the scoring for the winners and the next two scores were goals at the same end as Kearney bundled the ball over the line following a scramble after a Liam Rockett shot from out the field fell short.
Minutes later C.B.S. midfielder Jack Murphy played a clever pass into the loose Conor Coleman who sent a searing shot to the net.
FCJ Bunclody responded with two pointed frees from Eoin Roberts and they began to dominate the second quarter with points from Liam Pender, Chris Turner and Peter O’Toole.
However C.B.S. pushed further ahead when Coleman converted his second free and Liam Rockett split the posts from a narrow angle but just as in their previous game versus Gorey C.S. the Wexford town school conceded a goal just before the half-time whistle when Chris Turner finished off a bout of ping-pong around the C.B.S. goalmouth.
Mikey Coleman – now in attack – got C.B.S. on the front foot early in the second half but points from Eoin Roberts and a sharp Chris Turner kept FCJ Bunclody hot on their heels.
Entering the final quarter Stephen Kearney began to exert his control on the game. Operating at centre-forward Kearney availed of a great catch by Conor Coleman to point and did the donkey work himself to get another point minutes later.
In the 47th minute Kearney snatched a centre from Dylan Hynes and sent the ball to the net which put his side 3-6 to 1-7 ahead but back came the Bunclody students and they peppered Shane McGrath’s goal but couldn’t find a way past him until eventually a mazy run by Eoin Kelly set up Chris Turner and his shot found the net.
Darragh Rossiter and Nicky Lawlor – both now at midfield for C.B.S. – began to get a grip on that area and their side edged the remaining ten minutes by 0-3 to 0-2. FCJ’s scores both came from the stick of Chris Turner whereas Kearney’s converted free along with crucial points from Mikey Coleman and Nicky Lawlor were enough to seal a narrow and hard-fought victory for Wexford C.B.S.
Both sides failed to qualify from this group as Gorey C.S. (8pts) and Enniscorthy C.B.S. (6pts) advanced to the knock-out stages. Wexford C.B.S. (4pts) finished in third position with F.C.J. Bunclody (2pts) in fourth and Wicklow Schools (0pts) at the bottom of the group.
Wexford C.B.S.: Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers); Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s) Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers 0-1), Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers Capt.); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-2); Jack Murphy (Faythe Harriers), Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown); John Hamilton (St. Martin’s), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s); Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-2, 0-2 frees), Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers 2-3, 0-1 free), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 0-1).
Subs: Dylan Hynes (Faythe Harriers) for P. Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Dylan Dixon (Blackwater) for Lynch inj., Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers) for Fenlon inj.
FCJ Bunclody: Conor Coleman (Duffry Rovers); Diarmaid Crean (HWH-Bunclody), Paddy Hobbs (St. Patrick’s), Michael Farrell (Rapparees); David Foley (Ballinkillen, Carlow), Ciaran Pender (Duffry Rovers), Michael O’Leary (Duffry Rovers); Eoin Roberts (Ballinkillen, Carlow 0-3 frees), Eoin Kelly (HWH Bunclody); Peter O’Toole (Ferns 0-1), Andrew Kelly (HWH Bunclody), Andy Doyle (St. Patrick’s); Liam Pender (Duffry Rovers 0-1), Chris Turner (Ferns 2-4), John Dunne (HWH Bunclody).
Subs: Colm Redmond (Duffry Rovers) for Crean, Josh Meaney (Burrin Rangers, Carlow) for O’Leary, Gavin Watchorn (Duffry Rovers) for Doyle, Cian Fitzhenry (Duffry Rovers) for Dunne.

Ref: John Bennett (Tullogher-Rosbercon).

Leinster Schools Senior Hurling B Championship

Gorey CS........................1-20
Wexford CBS..................1-8
The senior hurlers of Gorey Community Schools completed the group stages of the Leinster Schools ‘B’ championship with a 100% record following this twelve point victory over a brave and defiant but ultimately outclassed Wexford CBS last Thursday in Gorey CS.
As a result Gorey CS face Callan CBS in the quarter-final this week while Wexford CBS fail to qualify from the group. Group runners-up Enniscorthy CBS will take on Abbey CC (Ferrybank) in the last eight.
Wexford CBS dominated the opening fifteen minutes but only led by 0-4 to 0-2 as Stephen Kearney (2), Conor Coleman (free) and Liam Rockett pointed whereas Gary Molloy grabbed a brace for the home side (one free).
It was a tied game at 0-4 all on twenty minutes after Molloy converted a ’65 and a free but it was at this stage that Gorey upped the pace and they raced into a 0-9 to 0-6 lead with Dickie Murphy’s half-time whistle approaching as Molloy continued his hot form from frees along with points from Aidan Doyle and influential midfielder Cathal Dunbar.
Conor Fenlon and Stephen Kearney kept CBS in touch but they suffered a killer blow just before the break when James Lynch pounced on a rebounded save by Jack O’Leary and rattled the net to leave six points between the sides (1-9 to 0-6).
Gorey continued their dominance in the second half as Cathal Dunbar showed his class with four points from play and Gary Molloy continued to punish an overworked CBS defence with accurate free-taking.
CBS’s Liam Rockett flicked home a goal in the 40th minute to make the score 1-14 to 1-6 but the Gorey students kept them at arm’s length with a spread of points before the end from Molloy, Dunbar and a trio of fine scores by James Lynch.
In fairness Wexford CBS – in their first year at this grade – never gave up and fought until the end but they found it extremely difficult to score throughout the game while the Gorey lads scored much easier despite a strong showing from the CBS defence led by Nicky Lawlor, Daniel Lynch and Ciaran Kirwan while Stephen Kearney was the pick of their attack.
Gorey had strong performances from Ollie Doran, Cathal Dunbar, James Lynch, Yusif Frih and Gary Molloy and can look forward to the rest of the championship with confidence as they are a well balanced and hard working side.
Gorey CS: Darragh Hughes (Naomh Eanna); Eoin Molloy (Naomh Eanna), Eoin Corcoran (Ballygarret); Ross Murphy (Naomh Eanna); Jack Cullen (Naomh Eanna), Ollie Doran (Craanford), Kevin Harrington (Naomh Eanna 0-1); Rhys Owley (Tara Rocks), Cathal Dunbar (Ballygarret 0-5); James Lynch (Naomh Eanna 1-3), Yusif Frih (Liam Mellows), Gary Molloy (Naomh Eanna, 0-10 7 frees, 1 ’65); Tiernan Doyle (Naomh Eanna), Aidan Doyle (Naomh Eanna 0-1), Kevin Byrne (Liam Mellows).
Subs: Cillian Donohoe (Naomh Eanna) for A. Doyle, Eanna Carroll (Blackwater) for Murphy, John Kehoe (Naomh Eanna) for Byrne, Seamus O’Donnell (Naomh Eanna) for Harrington.
Wexford CBS: Jack O’Leary (Volunteers); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers); Jack Murphy (Faythe Harriers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers Capt.); Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown 0-1), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s); Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 1-1), Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s); Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-2 frees), Stephen Kearney (0-4, 1 free), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley).
Subs: Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater) for Fenlon inj., Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s) for M. Coleman, Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers) for C. Coleman.

Ref: Dickie Murphy (Rapparees).

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Christmas Fair

U.15 Soccer

Wexford C.B.S...2  Arklow C.B.S....1
The U-15 Soccer Team who came from behind to beat Arklow CBS 2-1 in their final group game to book a semi-final spot after Christmas. Goals: Leon Nolan, Todd Hynes.
Team: Luke Moloney, Reece Murphy,  Cian Foley(capt),  Kallum Broaders, Tre Long, Gary Hall-Roche, Ciaran Carthy, Justin Butler, Leon Nolan, Shane Bergin, Todd Hynes.

Subs: Gary Carroll, Cian Whelan, Jamie Dawson, Scott Keeling, Josh Kavanagh, Liam Godkin, Dylan French, Jack Byrne, Shane O’Neill, Ryan Lynch, David Harte.