Tuesday 15 December 2015

Soccer U.17

Wexford CBS 2-1 St. Kierans College
O’Neill twins both hit the net as Bokerboys advance to Leinster ¼ final
Wexford CBS under-17 soccer team beat St.Kierans College of Kilkenny in Curracloe on the 9th of December to advance to the quarter final of the Leinster cup. The boys took to the field backed by a strong wind in the first half and from the first minute put their opponents under severe pressure. Luke O’Neill put the Bokerboys ahead inside two minutes after a fine individual run saw him beat two players before hitting a powerful shot which the keeper got a hand to but failed to keep out of the net to give the CBS a dream start. In spite of a fierce wind this was a game of high quality and the game flowed from end to end. St. Kierans came close to equalising five minutes later but flashed a shot just wide of the post. The CBS gained the upper hand and created several chances but a combination of good goal keeping and poor finishing halted them from doubling their advantage. Luke O’Neill, Luke Dowdall and Jamie Thomas were wreaking havoc on the opposing defence as time and time again they looked to run at their opponents and played a high energy game. Ryan Busher, Sam O’Neill and Paddy O’Reilly were in control on midfield and dictated the game. A fine passage of play involving O’Reilly, Busher and Luke O’Neill played in Sam O’Neill but he hit an effort straight at the keeper. The CBS continued to press, Jamie Thomas played a wonderful curled pass over the top of defence to Luke O’Neill on the other side but he found his effort well saved. Ryan Busher was next up for the CBS as he hit an effort narrowly over. Luke Dowdall could have added another but some last ditch defending blocked him down after a great ball in from Luke O’Neill. The Bokerboys continued to apply the pressure, Luke O’Neill saw a freekick tipped over with ten minutes remaining. Jamie Thomas almost hit the net shortly after with a thunderous strike but again it was well saved by St. Kierans impressive keeper. St. Kierans always looked dangerous in the counter attack particularly their number 10 who plays with the Irish under 15 international team and were very close to levelling the scores on the stroke of half time after a neat one two played in their number 11 who attempted to go around Adam Dempsey but was forced wide and eventually he attempted a cross which Dempsey gathered gratefully.
The second half the Bokerboys were forced to play against a fierce wind but to their credit they certainly upped their game, they kept the ball moving on the ground and dominating possession, Paddy O’Reilly in midfield in particular was at the heart of everything as the CBS overlapped and played some scintillating football. Inside two minutes Jamie Thomas and Luke O’Neill combined well before finding a defence splitting pass for Luke Dowdall who raced into a one on one position and with plenty of time really should have hit the net but his effort was well saved. Dowdall came close again shortly after as Ben Butler overlapped before whipping in a dangerous cross. The Bokerboys eventually added a deserved second midway through the second half, a fine flowing move started by Ryan Busher and involving Jamie Thomas and Luke O’Neill eventually fed the ball to Sam O’Neill who beat his man on the edge of the box before slotting home a lovely finish to the bottom left corner of the net. St. Kierans at this point poured everything forward in search of an equaliser but found the back four of Dion Murphy, Kallum Broaders, Jack O’Leary and Ben Butler in no mood to give them a chance. Broaders and O’Leary in the centre defended resolutely throughout the game and had to up their game considerably as Kierans attempted to get back in the game. The Bokerboys did have chances to add another, Jamie Thomas almost tripled the lead with a freekick which he fired just over and TJ Cousins was unfortunate not to receive a penalty after a stumble in the box. St.Kierans did pull one back with 15 minutes remaining after some individual brilliance from their number ten who exploited space in the CBS defence before rifling home a shot to leaving Dempsey with no chance 2-1. Substitute Leon Nolan-Cullen gained possession for the CBS on the half-way line and raced down the wing before delivering a lovely ball to Luke O’Neill who hit an effort on target but which was well saved by the away keeper. St.Kierans backed by the wind upped their game and put real pressure on the CBS in the final ten minutes as they went with a very direct approach but were not afforded any clear cut chances. Adam Dempsey was forced into one excellent save from a flicked header from a free and Jack O’Leary pulled off a phenomenal sliding tackle to calm the nerves. CBS introduced some substitutes who all had an impact on the final stage of the game with Chris Cowman shoring up midfield and Todd Hynes adding renewed energy at left back as the home team saw out the remainder of the game and secured a great victory.
An excellent team performance again from the CBS in their closest game so far this season, this was a test for the boys which they proved to be more than capable of meeting. Excellent performances all over the field backed by the composure of their captain, Adam Dempsey in goal, on the day man of the match was deservedly Paddy O’Reilly who controlled the game from midfield but of course honourable mentions to the O’Neill twins Sam and Luke who both hit the net and played brilliantly throughout. The lads now await the draw for the ¼ final but with this kind of performance and two more players to come back into the squad they stand every chance of going all the way.
Wexford CBS: Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion),  Kallum Broaders (North End), Jack O’Leary (Wexford Albion), Ben Butler (Wexford Albion), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Ryan Busher (Wexford Youths), Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Luke Dowdall (Wexford Albion), Jamie Thomas (Wexford Albion) Subs: T.J Cousins (Wexford Albion) for  Dowdall (Wexford Albion), Chris Cowman (Curracloe Utd.) for Busher, Leon Nolan-Cullen (North End) for Thomas, Todd Hynes (North End) for Butler

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Senior Soccer

Wexford CBS 3-1 Carnew (a.e.t)
CBS Seniors book semi-final spot
The Senior soccer team beat Carnew on the 1st December after extra time with literally a hard-fought victory. Playing in Wexford Albion Coolcotts pitch and in horrible conditions the boys found it hard to find their rhythm against a gale-force wind.  Carnew backed by the wind opened the scoring in the first minute of the game as they exploited some weak defending and their number ten drilled a shot low into Adam Dempsey’s right corner to take a one goal lead. The CBS responded well playing against the wind, they managed to keep the ball down on the floor and played a delightful passing game and took control. Luke O’Neill on the right wing was causing havoc as he ran time and time again at his opponent and whipped in two dangerous balls within 5 minutes, unfortunately Dylan Dixon couldn’t quite get on the end of either cross. Minutes later the CBS should have equalised Jesse Farrell found Luke O’Neill with a defence splitting pass, Luke was in a one on one position but his effort was well saved by the Carnew keeper. The Bokerboys began to pile the pressure on their opponents and forced a number of corner kicks and some solid defending from Carnew kept them at bay. Midway through the first half the CBS were awarded a penalty, Darragh Rossiter split the defence with a pass from midfield, Jesse Farrell received possession and raced past one opponent before he was taken down from behind just inside the box. Carnew’s defender injured himself in the process, received a yellow card and was substituted, Darragh Rossiter stepped up and saw his attempt well saved. The Bokerboys continued to press against the wind and Luke O’Neill who was playing brilliantly on the right wing fashioned two more chances for himself but on both occasions was thwarted by the keeper who produced two good saves to keep Carnew ahead. Half time came, the score 1-0 to the away side.
The second half saw the CBS continue their dominance as they went in search of an equaliser, Luke O’Neill again beat his opponent and raced into a one on one position before seeing another effort well saved by the opposing keeper. Jesse Farrell hit the side netting after some neat link up play between Shane McGrath and Dylan Dixon put him in. The Bokerboys were throwing everything forward but it was beginning to look like it wouldn’t be their day. Paddy O’Reilly went on a great run overlapping from left back and was played in by Jesse Farrell as the CBS play opened up Carnew again but Paddy unfortunately hit his effort wide of the goal from 10 yards out. The Bokerboys made some changes and went with a more attacking outlook as they pushed everything forward in search of the equaliser. Supersub Liam Rockett immediately made an impact as he flashed two shots just wide. Rockett was soon instrumental in the equaliser as he worked well with Luke O’Neill on the right side before drilling a cross in from the right which was touched away by a defender from Dylan Dixon but straight into the path of Lee Busher who buried an effort to the roof of the net. Carnew came back into the game in the last ten minutes and almost netted a winner after some good play found their left winger in space, he was in a one on one position and he fired an effort from which Adam Dempsey produced a fantastic save to keep the scores level. The home side almost found a winner in the final minute as Shane McGrath took a strike from 20 yards saw his effort fly inches wide of the post with the keeper beaten. 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time was to be played.
Wexford CBS again upped their performance and 5 minutes into extra time finally took the lead, Brendan Furlong found Darragh Rossiter with an excellent pass in space on the right side, Darragh burst forward and turned inside and out beating two players before smashing home his strike to the near post to give the Bokerboys a deserved lead. From this point on the CBS dropped back a little and looked comfortable. In the 2nd half of extra time the CBS added another to wrap up the victory after some excellent individual play from Dylan Dixon up front as he beat 3 opponents with some good footwork, he then played the ball to Liam Rockett just inside the box and Rockett made no mistake sending a strike across the keeper to find the bottom corner of the net and effectively finish the game as a contest. A good solid performance on the day from the CBS as they had to overcome a physically demanding test in ferocious conditions, they know themselves that at this level they have to take more chances but as a team they give their all and are a credit to the jersey and their school. Next up is a semi-final against Arklow CBS which should be a fantastic game of football and the Wexford lads know they will have to be at their best if they are to win and look to retain their league title. Best on the day for the CBS in a good team performance were Ryan Byrne, Lee Busher, Darragh Rossiter and supersub Liam Rockett.

Wexford CBS: Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Padraic Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Ryan Byrne (Wexford Bohs), Aaron Goodison (Wexford Bohs), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Lee Busher (Wexford Youths), Darragh Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Shane McGrath (Wexford Bohs) Jesse Farrell (Wexford Youths), Dylan Dixon (Curracloe Utd), Subs: Liam Rockett (Curracloe Utd) for P.Rossiter, Kallum Broaders (North End) for O’Reilly, Brendan Furlong (Wexford Celtic) for O’Neill, Cormac Byrne (Wexford Bohs) for Goodison, also; Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion), and Rob Donnelly (Wexford Bohs) 


Christmas Fair

Friday 4 December 2015

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic:
Conor Keane, David Kelly, Janavi Parimkayala, Adam Feery, Sam McQuaid, Jordan Murphy, Evan Farrell, Conor Foley, Jake Cunningham, Kacper Biernacki, Kramer Pascuel.
Extra Curricular
Dale White, Nigel Donohue

Christmas Fair

Enterprise Week

Here are some more photos of participants in the Enterprise Week.

Thursday 3 December 2015

First Blocks

Foundations are in and Bob The Builder has started.

Enterprise Students

 Bow Ties
Bird Houses

Senior Soccer

Wexford CBS 8-0 Enniscorthy V.C
CBS Seniors bounce back with powerful performance.
The Senior soccer team recovered from their heartbreak to simply destroy Enniscorthy V.C in the opening fixture of the Wicklow/Wexford league. The boys who were bitterly disappointed by their own performance against Borris in the cup looked to set the record straight and leave their opponents in no confusion as to why they are defending champions. CBS took the lead inside five minutes with Darragh Rossiter finding the net after a fine team move. Lee Busher drove forward from midfield and added a second minutes later linking up delightfully with Jesse Farrell and Darragh Rossiter before applying a neat finish to double the advantage. Shane McGrath who scored a hat-trick against Borris added a third soon after with a free kick on the edge of the area. The CBS simply dominated this game and Adam Dempsey in goal had very little to do. Lee Busher made it 4 with another neat finish from a team move, the Bokerboys were playing sensational stuff and were guilty of missing several chances. Half time and 4 up the bokerboys were looking in good shape. The second half began in the same fashion with Darragh Rossiter adding his 2nd and his sides 5th in the opening minute latching onto a fine through ball before smashing an effort just inside the far post from the edge of the area. Dylan Dixon added a 6th soon after himself and Jesse Farrell linking up well, Farrell squared to Dixon who tapped home from 5 yards. Captain, Jesse Farrell, made it 7 shortly after, a good team move put him in possession in the box, he side-stepped one player before firing home. Substitutes were introduced but with no real drop in the level of performance as the CBS simply dominated the game, the boys were guilty however of missing several chances. With ten minutes remaining the CBS added their final goal of the game Liam Rockett whipping in a fierce cross from the left wing which Luke O’Neill tapped home at the far post. 8-0 and in truth it could have been a lot more, the senior team bounced back from disappointment in their opening game and upped their level, which Enniscorthy V.C could not cope with. All members of the team were very impressive on the day; the boy’s face Carnew next Tuesday in the ¼ final of the competition where they will hope to replicate such an impressive display. Tougher tests will lie ahead but this team has the potential to do it again.
Wexford CBS: Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Padraic Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Rob Donnelly (Wexford Bohs), Aaron Goodison (Wexford Bohs), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Cormac Byrne (Wexford Bohs), Lee Busher (Wexford Youths), Dylan Dixon (Curracloe Utd), Shane McGrath (Wexford Bohs) Jesse Farrell (Wexford Youths), Darragh Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Subs: Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion), Liam Rockett (Curracloe Utd), Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Sean Hopkins (Wexford Celtic), Mikey Lawlor (North End), Jamie Thomas (Wexford Albion), Aaron McGuire (Wexford Bohs)

Under 17 Soccer

Wexford CBS 3-0 Borris V.C
Bokerboys advance to last 16 of Leinster
Wexford CBS under-17 team travelled away to Borris V.C in the 2nd round of the Leinster under 17 cup and came away with a very impressive victory. Borris who had accounted for our senior side in the first round of the senior cup hosted what was to be a comprehensive victory for the CBS. Wexford began in a bright manner, Jamie Thomas and Luke O’Neill from the off caused Borris headaches with their pace and direct style on both flanks. The Bokerboys threatened early and flashed a shot just over the bar from Jamie Thomas from wide left. Luke O’Neill whipped in a dangerous ball from the right side shortly after but unfortunately nobody could get on the end of the cross. O’Neill was soon fouled on the right side after some good build up play, Kallum Broaders whipped in a dangerous ball which was met at the far post by the head of Jack O’Leary who found the top corner from close range to give the CBS an early lead. The Bokerboys continued to put some good passes together and had to overcome one or five pretty late tackles in their approach but coped well. Borris did enjoy a good spell midway through the first half where their physical approach seemed to pay dividens as they began to put pressure on the CBS. The backline of Paddy O’Reilly, Kallum Broaders, Jack O’Leary and Ben Butler handled them well enough however and gave them nothing. The best they could muster in this period of the game was a couple of corners which the CBS dealt with. The Bokerboys responded emphatically to their opponents on the half hour a direct ball from defence was controlled by Sam O’Neill who split the defence with a well measured pass finding his brother Luke onrushing from the left wing, Luke beat one defender before slotting past the keeper with a cool finish to double the Bokerboys advantage. Borris did battle well to their credit and were competing at this stage without offering a threat in the final third. Half time 2-0 to Wexford.
The second half saw Wexford CBS approach the game in the way they know best as they moved the ball about with speed and purpose and simply dominated the game from this point on. Jamie Thomas operating now on the right wing received a pass from Paddy O’Reilly and beat his man before whipping in a dangerous cross which Luke O’Neill headed narrowly over the bar. The Bokerboys continued to threaten and allowed their opponents very little opportunity as they enjoyed the majority of possession. Dion Murphy came close to adding another soon after but hit an effort wide. Substitutes were introduced for the CBS and the level of performance did not drop, as the game wore on the home side seemed to lose their discipline and the game as a contest seemed over. Leon Nolan Cullen made it 3-0 shorlty after coming on as a sub as he received the ball from fellow sub Luke Dowdall before drilling a shot low across the keeper and into the corner of the net. With minutes remaining Borris lost their left back to a red card, and as the game ran on the CBS ran out comfortable winners overcoming a tough away test to progress to the last 16 of the competition where they will meet St. Kierans College of Kilkenny. This team is playing well and with belief and stand every chance of progressing in the competition. Best on the day for the CBS were Kallum Broaders from defence, Dion Murphy in the middle and both Luke O’Neill and Jamie Thomas who caused a constant threat up front.
Wexford CBS: Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Kallum Broaders (North End), Jack O’Leary (Wexford Albion), Ben Butler (Wexford Albion), Shane Hall (Wexford Albion), Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion),  Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), T.J Cousins (Wexford Albion), Jamie Thomas (Wexford Albion), Subs: Luke Dowdall (Wexford Albion) for Cousins (Wexford Albion), Cathal Kirwan (Wexford Albion) for Hall, Todd Hynes (North End) for Butler, Ryan Busher (Wexford Youths) for Thomas, Leon Nolan-Cullen (North End)  for L. O’Neill, also Cian Foley (North End), Gary Hall-Roche (Wexford Albion)

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Skydiver Paul

Congratulations to Paul Eaves, Third Year Oak, who has recently completed a skydive. He jumped 15,000 feet and soared like a bird to raise 1180 for the Console Charity organisation. He thoroughly enjoyed the experience and said he would definitely do it again.

Friday 27 November 2015

Buisness Studies Quiz

Well dne to our Third Year Buisnee Studies students to participated in the W.I.T. South East Buisness Quiz. They finished in a tie for first place and the second team finished in second place.

First Year Soccer

Our First Years played Gorey CS in the first round of th Cup. It was a closely fought encounter which we lost in extra time 1-0.

Positive Affirmation

Work Ethic
Shane Moore, Fionn Roche, Shane Doyle, Eoin Kinsella, David McDonnell, Cormac Sinnott, Ian Sweetman, Reuben Deane, Kacper Biernacki, Pierce McDonnell, Eoin Corish, Matthew Colgan, Kramer Pascual, Cody Murphy.
Good Deeds
Ben Barnes, Adam McGuire, Angelo Miculescu, Lee Walsh

South East Basketball

Congratulations to Angelo Miculescu who represented the South East in the All-Ireland Regional Championships recently in Waterford

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ Championship

Wexford CBS v FCJ Bunclody
Monday Nov 23 at Bunclody GAA Club

FCJ Bunclody………
2-12 Wexford CBS………0-10

The Bunclody students were the better team and won comfortably in the end after a tough battle throughout. They led at the break by 1-5 to 0-5 having played into the wind as CBS struggled to get into the game and were far too reliant on Conor Coleman for scores.
It was point for point for long stages of that half but the difference was a 20th minute goal.
Conor Coleman scored 0-4 (1 from play) and Liam Rockett chipped in with a point but CBS’s performance needed to be much better if they were going to secure the win that would guarantee a home quarter-final in the Leinster SHC ‘B’ championship.
It looked promising when they scored two quick fire points in a row early in the second half through Coleman but the key passage of play was when Bunclody rifled over 0-5 in a row to open up a six point gap.
CBS were chasing the game now but all they could muster was two converted Coleman frees and a point from Liam Rockett. The goal that was so badly needed never arrived and instead Bunclody found the net with the final play of the game.
It’s a disappointing end to fine year for this team – victory over Gorey CS and a draw with Enniscorthy CBS (the two teams that ultimately qualified from the group).

Wexford CBS: Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers); Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers), Adam Dempsey (Faythe Harriers), Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers Capt.), Shane Hall (Faythe Harriers); Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers); Dylan Dixon (Blackwater), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 0-2), Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-8, 5 frees), Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers), Jack O’Leary (Volunteers), Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers).
Sub: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers) for S. Rossiter.

Leinster Futsal Finals

Yesterday our First Year Futsal squad went to the National Basketball Arena to compete in the Leinster Finals. We came up against some very talented opposition, but the highlight was beating De La Salle Dundalk 5-1. It was a great experience and an enjoyable day out .

Co. Wexford Cross Country Championships

A great effort was put on in New Ross today from our cross country squads. Conor Keane - Minor, T.J.Cousins - Inter, and Sean Hopkins - Senior all won individual medals. The Minor, Inter and Senior teams all won silver medals, while the Inter B team won bronze.
This was a good preparation for the upcoming South Leinster Championships.

Sunday 22 November 2015

Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ Championship

Wexford CBS v Gorey CS
Friday Nov 20 at Pairc Charman

Wexford CBS……………………….2-10 Gorey CS………………………..2-7
Wexford CBS withstood a second half onslaught from Gorey CS to collect both points in this keenly contested Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ championship contest at Pairc Charman last Friday.
The home side enjoyed the advantage of the strong wind in the first half and needed to build up a sizeable lead in order to have any hope of winning the game.
Shane McGrath started the scoring for CBS with a neat point but at the other end Aodan Doyle levelled matters. CBS opened up a gap in the next ten minutes as Conor Coleman raced through and fired to the net and this was followed by points from the excellent Liam Rockett (2) and Chris Cowman.
Tiernan Doyle kept Gorey in touch with a point but Coleman and Rockett stretched the CBS lead to 1-6 to 0-2 approaching the 20th minute. Aodan Doyle converted a free for the Gorey students and then Tiernan Doyle gave the visitors a serious boost when he goaled in the 26th minute (1-6 to 1-3).
However, Wexford CBS got a crucial score just before the break when Conor Coleman cleverly put Dylan Dixon in the clear and Dixon planted the ball in the bottom corner of the net to leave the half-time at 2-7 to 1-3.
Gorey CS needed to get scores on the board quickly but they found the resolute CBS defence hard to break down. Aodan Doyle sweetly cut a sideline ball between the posts in the 38th minute and the added a pointed free shortly afterwards.
The Naomh Eanna attacker expertly directed the ball past Shane McGrath (who had switched into the goal at half-time) to the net in the 45th minute to leave the score at 2-7 to 2-5. CBS were playing very deep to help out their busy defence but this reduced any chance of getting scores at the other end.
Conor Coleman lifted the siege for the Bokerboys with a converted free (CBS’s only score from a placed ball) and moments later Chris Cowman’s brave catch was rewarded with a point. Gorey battled on and both Aodan Doyle and Jack Cullen popped over frees (2-9 to 2-7) but Conor Coleman had the last say when he played a shrewd one-two with Chris Cowman to increase the lead to three points.
Wexford CBS:
Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers), Adam Dempsey (Faythe Harriers), Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers Capt.), Shane Hall (Faythe Harriers); Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers); Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers 0-2), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 0-3), Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers); Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-4, 0-1 free), Jack O’Leary (Volunteers), Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers 0-1),
Sub: Dylan Dixon (Blackwater 1-0) for Kirwan (inj.), Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers) for Howlin.

Friday 20 November 2015

Under 16 Junior “B”Football

Wexford CBS 1-10
Enniscorthy CBS 2-4
Wexford CBS reached the quarter final of the South Leinster “B” Junior Football Championship after a thrilling victory over Enniscorthy CBS in Páirc Charman on Thursday last.
On a very heavy pitch, the Boker Boys were quick to settle, but took a while to find their range.  Numerous scoring chances went a-begging before Cian Foley and Luke Dowdall put them on the scoreboard.  In a close and competitive contest, Enniscorthy led by 3 points to 2 at half time.
Enniscorthy grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck with 2-1 in the opening minutes of the second half.  However, the Wexford side never gave in and with inspirational play, particularly from Cathal Kirwan, Sam O’Neill, Ben McMahon, Kallum Broaders, Chris Cowman, Adam Dempsey, Luke Dowdall (whose ball-winning ability stood out), they gradually ate into the deficit.  Points from Dempsey (3), Cowman (1) and Dowdall (2) brought the gap down to the minimum.
A last-minute free from Dempsey into the square was fisted to the net by team captain Jack O’Leary to send the Wexford contingent into raptures.  Impressive substitute Aaron Smith kicked a point to give Wexford a deserving three point win. 
This is the first time for many a year that Wexford CBS have played in the “B” grade and it is most satisfying to reach a quarter-final at the first time of asking.
1. Aaron Kinsella (Vols)
2. Sam O’ Neill
3. Ciarán Kirwan (Sars)
4. Gary Hall-Roche (St Joseph’s)
5. Ben McMahon (Vols)
6. Jamie Thomas (St Mary’s)
7. Todd Hynes (do)
8. Adam Dempsey (Sars)
9. Chris Cowman (Shels)
10. Phil Rawson (St Anne’s)
11. Jack O’Leary (Vols)
12. Daniel Long (Glynn-Barntown)
13. Cian Foley (Sars)
14. Luke Dowdall (Vols)
15. Kallum Broaders
Subs used:
Ryan Busher (Clonard), Luke O’Neill, Cian Whelan (Mary’s), Aaron Smith (St Joseph’s)

Enterprise Week

Our TY, First and Second Year students involved in Enterprise had an opportunity to sell their products in the Bank Of Ireland yesterday.

Senior Soccer

Wexford CBS 5-6 Borris V.C (a.e.t)
Heartbreak for seniors in first round of cup after Epic comeback

The Senior soccer team enjoyed very mixed emotions within one game at the hands of Borris V.C in North End. The defending Wicklow/Wexford league champions had high hopes this year of a good competitive run in the Leinster cup, but unfortunately crashed out on the first day after a dramatic match. Missing last season’s senior player of the year Darragh Rossiter didn’t help proceedings for sure but still the Bokerboys have nobody to blame but themselves. The game began with a very cagey atmosphere as both teams got stuck in to what would be an epic contest. Borris struck first blood after they punished the CBS backline for some lacklustre defending playing a neat one-two before their number 9 beat Adam Dempsey to give them the lead. The Bokerboys response was immediate with Shane McGrath firing in a volley from 15 yards on the left side leaving the keeper with no chance. The remainder of the first half performance will not be fondly remembered by the home side who were simply nowhere near their usual level. Unable to cope with the physical but fair efforts of their counterparts the CBS were caught guilty in possession again and yet again Borris combined to find a defence splitting pass and number 9 for the away side added his and his team’s second with a fine finish. Dylan Dixon was wasteful when played in with the chance of an equaliser opting to lob the keeper unaware of time he had and his effort landed on top of the net. Borris physical prowess was winning them a lot of possession and gave the home team no time on the ball at all as their high pressure game again paid dividends dispossessing Paddy O’Reilly on the right flank before sending in a cross and doubling their advantage. The half time score 3-1 against a shell-shocked home side. Things went from bad to worse as the influential Ryan Byrne was lost to injury after receiving a blow to the head at the close of the half.
To be fair to Wexford CBS they began the 2nd half in an entirely different manner and having made some changes and a few harsh words finally began to get into the game. However it appeared that luck deserted the side completely on the day. Aaron Goodison seeing a goal disallowed early on, Lee Busher whipped in a free kick from the right flank and the Borris keeper dived into a crowd of his own players missing the ball which found its way to the feet of Goodison who finshed well but the ref blew for a free out for a “foul” on the keeper. Shortly afterwards substitute Luke O’Neill got away from the Borris defence leaving them in his wake as he sprinted goalwards but hit his effort straight at the grateful keeper. The Bokerboys had certainly raised their game but again disaster struck, Paddy O’Reilly and the right winger for Borris got into a tangle and the result a free kick some 25  yards from goal for the away side. The same winger stepped up and unleashed an unbelievable effort into the top corner of the net leaving Adam Dempsey (or any keeper) with absolutely no chance for one of the most spectacular goals surely ever witnessed in North End’s illustrious grounds. 2 minutes later Borris broke on the counter again a nicely played cross field ball from right to left played in their left winger who rushed on and finished well 5-1 to the away side. To give credit to the CBS they did not stop or give up hope and changed formation in the hope of finding something. Substitute Sam O’Neill linked well with fellow sub Liam Rockett playing a neat one two before drilling a cross into the box which Lee Busher rattled home from close range, 5-2. The game and goals were flowing Aaron Goodison made it 5-3 with 10 minutes remaining as he volleyed home a cleared corner with a phenomenal strike from 30 yards into the top corner of the net. The Bokerboys were now completely dominating proceedings and were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box with 5 minutes to go, up stepped Shane McGrath who curled in a lovely effort to beat the opposing keeper 5-4 and game on with the clock ticking. The CBS continued to pour forward and came close again and again, another free awarded for another foul on Sam O’Neill on the left wing, McGrath stepped up again and managed again to fire home, completing an epic comeback and forcing extra time, the CBS in dreamland. That dream soon however turned to nightmare as 5 minutes into extra time and the first time Borris got out of their own half since the CBS comeback a penalty was awarded against Dion Murphy for a slightly over-exuberant tackle. Borris’ impressive right back stepped up and fired home confidently. 6-5 to Borris. The CBS came close again with super sub Liam Rockett seeing his 20 yard drive well saved by the away keeper. In the second half of extra time the CBS continued to press and felt aggrieved when not awarded a penalty for a foul from behind on Sam O’Neill after he had turned his man. Liam Rockett again came close hitting the corner flag with an effort from the edge of the box. In the dying seconds of the game the Bokerboys thought they had found a deserved equaliser after captain Jessie Farrell managed to jink in between two defenders for a clear run on goal and as he was about to pull the trigger, he was cynically taken down with a tackle from behind. Borris’s offender was shown a red card and a free awarded on the very edge of the box. Shane McGrath saw his shot blocked down and the full time whistle was blown. A devastated CBS crashed out of the cup after an incredible game, a mixture of the best and the worst from our lads and ultimately not enough. Best on the day for the Bokerboys were Shane McGrath (hat trick hero), Jessie Farrell, Aaron Goodison and super sub Liam Rockett.

Wexford CBS: Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Padraic Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Lee Busher (Wexford Youths), Aaron Goodison (Wexford Bohs), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Cormac Byrne (Wexford Bohs), Ryan Byrne (Wexford Bohs), Brendan Furlong (Wexford Celtic), Dylan Dixon (Curracloe Utd.), Shane McGrath (Wexford Bohs) Jesse Farrell (Wexford Youths), Subs: Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion) for R.Byrne, Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion) for Rossiter, Liam Rockett for O’Reilly, Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion) for Dixon, Sean Hopkins (Wexford Celtic) for Furlong

Soccer U.17

Wexford CBS 3-1 Enniscorthy CBS
The Bokerboys finish group with solid performance

Wexford CBS under 17 side rounded off the group stage of their league campaign with a 100% record to ensure passage into the semi-final of the competition. The Bokerboys started the game nervously and went behind to a well worked goal from a determined Enniscorthy side. Adam Dempsey and his defence could do nothing as a deflected cross found its way to an Enniscorthy player unmarked in the box who applied a neat finish high to Dempsey’s right hand side 1-0 to the away side. The Bokerboys response was excellent as from that point on they dominated possession and the game itself. The pace and energy of the wingers Luke O’Neill and Jamie Thomas was casuing their opponents a head ache and midway through the first half Luke O’Neill battled well in the box to claim possession of a Jamie Thomas cross and he slid an effort past the helpless keeper to level the scores. For the remainder of the half Wexford CBS played some dynamic football and created a lot of chances, but a combination of some good last ditch defending and an excellent goalkeeper couldn’t find another goal. Half time 1-1.
In the second half the home side really upped their game and within five minutes had taken the lead after Luke O’Neill combined well to play in Dion Murphy who coolly slotted home to put the Bokerboys ahead. Wexford CBS continued to apply the pressure and created more chances but just couldn’t find the finishing touch. Enniscorthy were looking dangerous on the counter but fine defending from Kallum Boraders and Jack O’Leary in particular kept them at bay. Luke O’Neill thought he had doubled the advantage midway through the second half, Kallum Broaders whipped in a dangerous ball which Luke met brilliantly on the volley smashing home into the top corner but the ref blew him offside in what had to be a close call. Substitute TJ Cousins did manage to add a third in the dying minutes as he latched onto a through ball from Dylan O’Regan advancing into a 1 on 1 with the keeper sending an effort across the keeper to find the net low to the left corner. Overall the Bokerboys coped well with the test provided by Enniscorthy and deservedly won guaranteeing themselves top spot in the group and passage directly to the semi-final of the league competition where they will hope to go one better than last year where they were defeated on penalties in the final. Best on the day from an excellent team performance were Kallum Broaders, Dion Murphy and Luke O’Neill.

Wexford CBS: Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Kallum Broaders (North End), Jack O’Leary (Wexford Albion), Ben Butler (Wexford Albion), Shane Hall (Wexford Albion), Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion),  Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Luke Dowdall (Wexford Albion), Jamie Thomas (Wexford Albion), Subs: T.J Cousins (Wexford Albion) for Dowdall, Dylan O’Regan (North End) for Hall, Cathal Kirwan (Wexford Albion) for Butler, Ryan Busher (Wexford Youths) for Thomas, Todd Hynes (North End) for L. O’Neill, also Cian Foley (North End), Leon Nolan-Cullen (North End)  Chris Cowman (Curracloe Utd.)

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Stay Strong Poster Competition

Congratulations to all those who participated in the Stay Strong Poster Competition.
First Place went to Danial Bin Azaharan, Fifth Year
Second Place to Thomas McGuinness, Fifth Year
Third Place to Jason  First Year
Fourth Year to Conor Kehoe, First Year.

Junior Rughy

Hard luck to our Junior Rugby team who bowed out of the Duff Cup having come up against a very strong and experienced Naas CBS side. We will participate in the Shield competition now.

Team Hpe Shoebox Appeal

Congratulations to all how brought in shoeboxes for the Team Hope Appeal. These boxes go to deserving people all over the world.Your contribution does make a difference

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Jack Kelly, Cillian Shiggins, Daniel Browne, Josh Kehoe Wright, Aidan Breen, Shane O'Leary, James Molloy, Denis Miculescu, Andrew Tsebrynsky
Extra Curricular
Conor Parle, Ryan Byrne, Thomas O'Keeffe, Padraig Jordan, Aaron Smythe, Aaron Doyle.

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Senior Rugby - McMullan Cup Rd.1

Wexford CBS....14  Colaiste Cill Mhaintain.....32
Today was Cup Day, but unfortunately a victory escaped us. We led 14-13 at the interval, but conceded early tries in the second half and never recovered. This team has not achieved their potential, but with 12 of them still available next year, maybe it is a year too soon for them. Captain Chris Vickery led by example while Alex Ryan at 10 was always a torment to the opposition. Both of them scored our tries. Kean Kehoe, Ian Bennett and Jack O'Leary were best in the pack, while Calum Murphy, Nigel Donohue and Luke Dowdall stood out in the back line.
We now await the Shield draw.

Iona Visit

Today the visiting students from Iona Prep and their CBS hosts travelled to the Rock Of Cashel to see some Irish Heritage.

Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ Championship

Round 2 v Abbey CC Ferrybank
Tuesday Nov 10 at Kilmacow

Abbey CC…………………………1-10      Wexford CBS……………………….1-8
After a gruelling battle in terrible conditions on a sodden pitch, the senior hurlers of Wexford CBS just came up short against Abbey Community College of Ferrybank last Tuesday in Kilmacow in round two of the Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ championship.
The home side enjoyed the strong wind advantage in the opening half and retired with a sizeable 1-6 to 0-1 lead. CBS, fresh from their round one draw with Enniscorthy CBS, competed well in the first ten minutes and could have had two points from their first two attacks but instead had wides.
At the other end, the Abbey attack wasn’t as wasteful and registered four converted frees to lead by 0-4 to nil after 14 minutes. The home side pounced for their goal on 16 minutes and added two points from play before Conor Coleman eventually got Wexford CBS on the scoreboard with a pointed free on 27 minutes.
With a deficit of eight points to overturn, CBS needed a burst of scores in the third quarter to get back in the game. They rejigged their team by moving Cormac Byrne to centre-forward and Shane Hall to full-forward for the second half.
The switches had the desired effect as CBS tore into their opponents with vigour. Liam Rockett and Cormac Byrne rifles over points and two converted frees by Conor Coleman reduced the lead to 1-6 to 0-5 after 40 minutes.
Just as CBS were building up momentum Abbey were awarded some dubious frees which were pointed to increase their lead to 1-8 to 0-5 but the Wexford students kept going at them and were rewarded with two more Conor Coleman pointed frees before the St. Martin’s attacker sent a stinging shot just over the bar in the 52nd minute.
Again Abbey struck for a pair of points to put five points between the teams but then it was reduced back to two in the 55th minute when Jack O’Leary flicked Dylan Dixon’s shot past the Abbey keeper.
Try as they might for the remainder the CBS lads couldn’t get the scores to earn the victory and returned home empty handed. Next up is a must win home game versus Gorey CS in round 3.
Wexford CBS: Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers); Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers), Adam Dempsey (Faythe Harriers), Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers 0-1), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers Capt.), Shane Hall (Faythe Harriers); Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers 1-0), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 0-1), Dylan Dixon (Blackwater); Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-6, 5f), Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers), Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers).
Sub: Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers) for S. Rossiter.

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Noel Browne, Gergely Pap, Janavi, Jason Kelly, Jason Dempsey, Josh Roche, Aaron O'Connor, Clyde Mapa, David Kelly, Tuan Wadding-Hayes, James Hanly, Jack Byrne
Good Deeds
Colin Dooley, Jason Kelly, Joey Jackson, Shane Clency, Paul Eaves, Kramer Pascual

Monday 9 November 2015

Iona Friends

A warm welcome to our friends from Iona Prep who arrived in school today. 8 pupils and 3 staff members have made the trip and will spend four days in our company. During which time they will experience life in Wexford CBS as well as participate in some day trips. Our students will make the return trip to New Rochelle next April.
Enjoy your stay.

Senior Rugby

Wexford C.B.S......10  Carnew VC....12
Wexford continued their warm up for the McMullen Cup with a game against Carnew VC on Friday last. It was a game that tested the Wexford defence as we had to play without the ball for most of the first half. Our defence held up to the constant barrage of attacks, only been breached on one occasion. Trailing 5-0 at the break and with the wind at our backs, it seemed that we should enjoy the  territorial advantage in the second half.
This proved to be more difficult than expected as we failed to use the elements wisely, instead we persisted with a handling game which did not meet our needs.
Our first venture into the opposing 22, led to a try from Chris Vickery. Our second and only other incursion into that part of the field led to another try , this time from full back Darragh Rossiter.
This looked to be enough, but a try in the corner in the final play led to a score which they duly converted to take the honours.
We now play Colaiste Mhaintain, Wicklow in the McMullen Cup on Wednesday next in Wexford at 1pm.

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ Championship

Round 1
v Enniscorthy CBS
Monday Nov 2
at Pairc Charman

Wexford CBS……1-12     Enniscorthy CBS…….1-12

The senior hurlers picked up a precious point in the championship when they came from behind to secure a richly deserved draw versus Enniscorthy CBS. Although the Boker Boys never had the lead, they never gave up the fight and got just about what they deserved in the end.
The Enniscorthy lads raced into a 1-4 to 0-1 lead after ten minutes with the help a rocket of a goal from county minor Seamus Casey. Gradually Wexford CBS began to believe and clawed their way back into the game with pointed frees from the hurl of Conor Coleman together with one from play from Coleman after 19 minutes.
It was 1-8 to 0-4 approaching half-time when CBS got a break when the Enniscorthy keeper dropped a Conor Coleman centre to the net and the sides retired with CBS trailing by four points (1-8 to 1-4).
The defence led by Daniel Lynch, Adam Dempsey and Cormac Byrne was working overtime and needed some help from their colleagues in attack in the new half. Cathal Kirwan had entered for the unluckily injured Padraig Rossiter and was also playing well.
CBS went to work straight from the start of the new half. Liam Rockett (2), Stephen Rossiter and Cormac Byrne (with a beautiful lift and strike effort from inside his own half) had points but the visitors always managed to keep their noses in front with points of their own.
With ten minutes to go, CBS got the lead down to one point thanks to Conor Coleman converted frees and his eighth and final point tied up the game in the 59th minute.
It was a great performance full of grit and determination. Well done to all. Next up is an away trip to Waterford to take on Abbey CC of Ferrybank.
Wexford CBS: Shane McGrath; Danny Walsh, Adam Dempsey, Padraig Rossiter; Shane Hall, Daniel Lynch (Capt.), Cormac Byrne (0-1); Darragh Rossiter, Dylan Dixon; Nicky Kelly, Liam Rockett (0-2), Stephen Rossiter (0-1); Liam Hore, Jack O’Leary, Conor Coleman (1-8, 7f).
Subs: Cathal Kirwan for P. Rossiter inj., Chris Cowman for L. Hore.

Ref: Aidan Foley.

 Daniel Lynch
 Darragh Rossiter
Cathal Kirwan